Arnaud le Texier presents the next series of recruits for his newest venture Children Of Tomorrow; focused on hard hitting hypnotic techno grooves with Connection Series Vol. 5. First up is the droney sonar transmissions of current scene hero Antonio De Angelis with the fittingly titled "Drone", Barcelona based rising star Marla Singer with the tunnelling and trance inducing "Naked Face" while Moteka's "Xytyru" is one of the finest tributes to the Edit Select sound we've heard in a while. Elsewhere, PVS channels the vibe of early Prologue or Zooloft on Arcadia" and Wunderblock & Relic Radiation's "Recombination" will have you surrendering to the void in no time: awash in ethereal pads, churning synth loops and endless trails of reverb.
Architectural is the side project of Juan Rico, better known in techno circles as Reeko. However, 2015's excellent Amour album as Architectural suggested that Rico's real talent lay in creating deeply atmospheric electronic music. That touch is audible on the hypnotic sound scapes of "Cubismo 8.2 (Lost in Buenos Aires 1)", but also bubbles beneath the surface on dance floor tracks like the frazzled tribal groove of "Cubismo 8.1". On "Cubismo 8.3", Rico follows a tunneling techno route, but in the main he impresses most when adopting a more reflective approach. "Cubismo 8.4 (Lost in Buenos Aires II)" resounds to shimmering chords and the "Cubismo 8.5 (Lost in Buenos Aires II)" is fizzy ambience of the highest order.