For some reason, New York techno never enjoyed the same cachet as the music coming from Detroit, Berlin or Chicago. Maybe it's because the Big Apple was always mainly a house city, but irrespective of the explanation, there is no doubt that Bang The Acid is a '90s techno classic. Available here in a variety of versions, they alternate between the sheet metal hard techno take by The Advent vs Industrialyzer; Marco Bailey's housey remix and the insistent snares and siren raid riffs of Ben Sims' version. But the most impressive reshapes are Hardfloor's killer 303 interpretation and Skudge's remix, which pushes the original into a stepping rhythm.
As the label's name suggests, "Force" was forged using a number of different elements. The beefy funk bassline sounds like a more rotund take on the time stretched bass that defined 90s 2-step, while the insistent techy chords and dramatic string stabs that shoot out during the breakdown sound inspired by the moody deep techno of artists like Envoy. The Madben remix adopts a more pragmatic approach, but despite this doesn't lapse into a generic narrative. It avoids this by using infectious thumb clicking percussion and a churning filter, which ensures that it's as memorable as it is effective.
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