Following up his barnstorming debut EP on Bad Life, Attaque serves up three equally romptastic tracks on Lektroluv. Head straight to the EP's title track for some old school realism, which manages to combine elements of both Detroit homage AND UK rave history with an acid line that's not dissimilar to Leftfield. "Envelopes", a head nod to Attaque's previous employment as a postman, is a little more understated with a relentless one-note bass loop that reverbs its way into oblivion. "Motion" finishes the set with yet more retro-sounding bravado. A nifty vocal snippet, a simple-but-deadly riff and a build up that's been pipped to win gold at this year's build up Olympics make this one surefire big room bullet. The good vibes "Flow"...
Over the last few years, Phillip Lauer has become one of the most in-demand remixers in the scene. It's partly a tribute to his undoubted production skills, but also a desire from labels to get a piece of his trademark saucer-eyed, retro-futurist house sound. Here the German producer puts his spin on experienced producer Attaque's latest single, "Now I'm Gone". First up is the sweaty, warehouse-friendly Remix, which sees Lauer wrap rave style stabs, vocal samples and glassy-eyed electronic flourishes around a crunchy, snare-heavy rhythm track. The riffs once again come to the fore on the accompanying Dub Remix, which naturally strips out the vocal without losing any drive or energy.