Review: It's hard to believe that the music on Belongings is almost a quarter of a century old. Released on 2000 & One's own 100% Pure label back in 1994, these tracks have held up extremely well to the passage of time. "It Belongs to Me" is a glorious, melodic roller that features dreamy, mournful synths underpinned by tough kicks, while on the "Reprise" version, the Dutch producer puts a focus on the original's glorious musical elements over a slower groove. "Crystal" is in a similar vein, with robust break beats underpinning 2000 & One's melodic outpourings, while on "Bowed", he returns to the dance floor with a wiry, bubbling rhythm track. Delsin, which also recently re-released the first two Lost Trax EPs, deserves kudos for this excellent reissue.
Review: Dylan Hermelijn aka 2000 & One kick starts 100% Pure's account for 2019 with two slamming dance floor cuts. Evolving from his deep techno background, the Dutch producer is now one of the most articulate purveyors of tracky techno and house. Fittingly then, the title track resounds to a pounding drum pattern, wild, looped chants and a bass stab so gritty it sounds like it emerged from a sewer somewhere in central Amsterdam. "Moogie" is also designed for the dance floor but on this occasion, the 100% Pure boss plays it deeper, with surging chords looped over a relentless, rolling tribal rhythm.
Review: 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.