Shinedoe and 2000 & One's label has been one of the most consistent Dutch techno imprints of the past decade, and they gear up for this year's ADE with an incendiary collection. First up is 2000 & One with the slamming rhythm and pile-driving claps of "Bonus Beats Thang", while Intacto's other co-owner delivers a droning, cavernous groove in the form of "Shadow Boxing" and the muscular minimalism and snappy percussion of "Rubber Band". From there on in, the compilation focuses on other artists: Hybrasil drops the loopy "Breasal", and Atoll delivers a more spacey variation on this sound with the winding bass of "Home" and "Mental Madness", where eerie bleeps are added to the arrangement.
Having debuted back in 2014, Northern English act 2nd Sun has been winning support from well-known DJs like Skream. Listening to their latest release, it's no surprise that they enjoy such high-profile patrons. "Lazzie" is a hypnotic stepper that revolves around dense percussion and a series of drops and breaks. "Robot Romance" is in a similar vein, but sees 2nd Sun add some tripped out tonal blips and breezy melody lines to one of their typical floor-shaking rhythms. "Totem Spire" is more nuanced and sees tingling chimes and dubbed out effects woven over a filtered groove, but the end result is the same - club music with a uniquely left of centre sensibility.