As far as contemporary techno is concerned, it doesn't get much harder and heavier than UK outfit AnD. "Fierce", which kick-starts this release on Perc Trax, demonstrates that they have taken inspiration from 90s minimalists like Space DJz and Bandulu, with screeching riffs unfolding over a 140 bpm track. That said, it runs the risk of sounding mellow when compared to "Detonate", which climbs to gabba peaks to rain down acid hellfire on the unsuspecting listener. "Illusions" is back at a less frenetic pace, but despite this, its distorted drums lend it just as much intensity. Closing the release is "Where Are You Going To Take Me"; clearly the answer is that AnD intends to bring the listener to a place where broken industrial beats underpin bursts of electronic noise.
Bizzeea! Is the alter ego of Moscow based Vadim Ruadinskiy and is next up on London/Berlin tech house hotbed Nein Records. The Un-Tape EP features four sharp cuts, starting out with the grinding, slow burning bounce of "L/L Lichnoe/Lirischnoe" (whatever that's referring to!), the minimal acid techno stomp of "ROOFF (Room Of Fuckin Fuckers)" and speaking of minimal; Flamingo Dance"sounds like early Robert Hood in all its vintage bleepy cyclicalism. Finally "Awake In Me" gets some adrenalised tech house happening that will appeal to fans of the Clouded Vision sound.