It's not been that long since the last Bambounou outing on 50 Weapons but Jeremy Guindo-Zegiestowski is at it once again with this precise two tracker of gold-standard hybrid cuts that feed off techno before mixing it up with a curious DNA that is all his own. "Ignition" takes a dub techno chord and makes it bounce and roll at a skewed angle while the rest of the track seems to be focused on charging ahead. "Take It Out On Me" is less convoluted with its staunch techno focus, all thick, thudding kick and cyclical patterns of robotic chatter, but there's still plenty of room for some quirky breakdowns and fills in amongst the more delineated fare.
It's a sign of Lucy's increasing popularity that he's now releasing on one of techno's 'big room' labels. Yet despite appearing on Chris Liebing's CLR, "201 Phasing" is still decidedly experimental. It makes some concessions to the dance floor in the shape of insistent filtering and a menacing acid line, but the underlying approach is still off centre and tripped out. Dadub's remix pushes the abstract agenda even further, with limber broken beats and hazy chords bubbling up to the surface. In fact, the only real dancefloor version comes from label owner Chris Liebing, whose "Triple Bell edit" is constructed around dubby beats, firing hi hats and a cacophony of chiming bells.