If the Modeselektor guys are not careful, their label may end up having more farewells than Liberace. The latest curtain call in the 50 Weapons saga is the release of stems of tracks to allow digital DJs to get really creative with the label's back catalogue. Phon.O's "Tw33tz" yields some fantastically hypnotic, broken beats and dense percussion, while the stems of Bambounou's "See You Soon" also provides some excellent tools in the form of heavy dub beats and atmospheric bleeps. Best of all though is Addison Groove's "Allaby" a halfway house between Dance Mania-style ghetto techno and modern footwork, all mesmerising percussion and relentless, jacking rhythms.
More bass driven house and techno from a true Berlin master, PHON.O, following up the absolute belter that was the Afterglow EP on Tectonic earlier this year. Starting out with the catchy Middle Eastern style strings attack of also powered by a tough 808 drum groove; this emotive number is pure fire. "Brooklyn Shuffle" borrows strongly from UK garage with its uplifting key stabs and 2-step rhythm. Finally he closes this great collection of tracks out with the melancholic and bittersweet title track. Going down the deep house route and done well using creamy pads, a swing fuelled rhythm and haunting vocal samples; this one ticks all the right boxes.