King Of Echo Echo (Justin Berkovi remix) - (7:21) 125 BPM
King Of Echo Echo (Ascion & D Carbone remix) - (6:21) 128 BPM
King Of Echo Echo (Gabeen & Dr Hoffmann remix) - (7:15) 126 BPM
Bas Mooy has deservedly gained a reputation for no nonsense, hard-hitting club techno. The Dutch producer's recent remix of Paul Birken was the highlight of that release and now King of Echo Echo sees him further flex his creative muscles. The title track opts for a dubbier, more percussive sound than the Birken remix, but there is a connection thanks to the introduction of a frazzled acid line midway through. The remixes are also of a high quality; Justin Berkovi's version is all screeching horns and detuned riffs - before a dreamy synth appears - while Ascion & D Carbone's take sees jackhammer drums combined with waves of white noise. Finally, Gabeen & Dr Hoffmann turn "King" into a stripped back, percussive workout.
After some impressive turns for ClekClekBoom and Needwant, Chaos In The CBD are moving over to Hot Haus for some more of their old-skool styled house offerings with a focus on lo-fi charm and pure hearted groove. "Delorean Dreams" has a dystopian electro tone at its core, as defined by the warbling synth line and punchy bassline, although it still moves with the strict instruction of a house beat. "Okinawa" likewise has its own raw edge to it, as though it were lifted from an early KMS record, warts and all. Legowelt gets beamed in for a remix of "Delorean Dreams" that heads into a nightmarish swirl of lurid sci-fi synths and subtle breaks.