Review: Having put out seven editions of the Rockets series so far, Tronic is now giving the featured artists the opportunity to remix one another. This has led to some fine results such as the pulsating Teenage Mutants & Heerhorst remix of Luca Marchese's "Transmit" and the plucked bass on Loco & Jam's take on D-Unity's "Feel". Rockets//Remixed #1 also caters to fans of tougher techno; for example, Eric Sneo delivers a drum-heavy version of Adoo's "Percussion Night", while Ron Costa's take on LAAT's "Take Me Back" sounds like an update on the rolling tribal techno that the label originally made its name with.
Axel Karakasis - "Double Secrets" - (5:54) 132 BPM
Kamara - "Time Waits For No Man" - (6:07) 128 BPM
T?mas Sinn - "Second" - (6:41) 129 BPM
Crazy Sonic - "Into The Ocean" - (6:34) 129 BPM
Adoo - "Just Know" - (6:27) 130 BPM
Nico Cabeza - "The Destroyer" - (5:42) 126 BPM
Actwin - "Cush Man" - (6:54) 132 BPM
Lerio Corrado - "Andante" - (5:09) 132 BPM
Dekkai - "Solaris" - (7:28) 122 BPM
Review: Tronic hits the seventh instalment of its Rockets series and it turns out to be as lucky as the number itself. Like previous editions, it features tracks by new and established artists, united by a common desire to deliver dance floor satisfaction. This results in tranced out tracks from Anna Reusch and the well-known Ian O'Donovan as well as the long-serving Axel Karakasis dropping tough, looped techno alongside a newer production act, Kamara, who impress greatly with "Time Waits For No Man". Like previous instalments, number seven is also peppered with the kind of funky techno that Tronic is best known for, audible on Crazy Sonic's "Into the Ocean".
Review: Tronic's Rockets series reaches its fifth instalment with another fine collection of material from new and established artists. Representing the emerging producers are Klaps, whose "Acid Head" is a wild, peak-time acid track that samples high-pitched vocals; The Southern, who deliver menacing, churning chords and heavier than lead drums on "Mystical Colobraro" and Sonate's relentless, pounding techno groove "Patchwork". Weighing in for the more experienced producers is German veteran Oliver Lieb with the dramatic chord builds of "Tesla" and the tough, detuned techno of Crazy Sonic's "Shining Pumpkins". Christian Smith's label deserves praise for supporting new and established artists alike.