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Effort 8 - (5:17) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Effort 3 - (5:49) 133 BPM
   
Effort 1 - (5:53) 131 BPM
   
Effort 7 - (4:56) 131 BPM
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OII 001
13 Jul 18
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Aubrey - "Centrifuge Azul" (original mix) - (6:26) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Aubrey - "Double Image" (original mix - digital exclusive) - (5:02) 134 BPM
   
Aubrey - "Double Image" (Bens Sims remix) - (4:54) 132 BPM
   
Ben Sims - "Neurosis" (original mix) - (6:41) 126 BPM
   
Ben Sims - "Transforming" (original mix - Digital Exclusive) - (6:33) 127 BPM
Review: Two of UK techno's most experienced producers go head to head on this new release on Sims' label. Allen Saei aka Aubrey has been making dance floor friendly yet esoteric techno for nearly twenty years, but "Centrifuge Azul" marks a shift in his approach. Screeching riffs and gritty beats are combined for one of Saei's most visceral tracks to date. There's a similar approach on "Neurosis", but on that occasion, wild acid lines and dark, noisy percussive bursts are combined over insistent filters. "Double Image" is heavy duty material too, with thunder claps and a buzzsaw bass dominating the arrangement. Try as he might, the heavy drums and insistent filtering on Sims' version of "Double Image" can't quite match this intensity.
THEORY 045
13 Jan 14
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Something (original mix (digital exclusive)) - (7:48) 127 BPM
   
Something (Ben Sims remix) - (5:14) 125 BPM
   
Something (Truncate remix) - (5:47) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Something (Rivet remix) - (6:43) 126 BPM
Review: It's hard not to admire Ben Sims' ability to reinvent himself. On "Something", he delivers a typical slamming tribal groove, but it features noisy, crashing percussion and a vocal intoning 'there's something inside', which is culled from the kind of hardcore record that he used to play back in the day. Sims' own remix features splintered rhythms and insistent claps over hammering beats, while his choice of remixers is also of a high quality; Truncate's take features merely a snippet of the vocal over hammering beats that lead into a deep chord sequence, while the Rivet version is more stripped back and laced with bugged out acid lines.
THEORY 042
22 Mar 13
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The Hound - (5:50) 133 BPM
   
All-City - (5:40) 132 BPM
   
Freedom - (4:52) 133 BPM
   
Boogie Down - (6:37) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
HARDGROOVE 010
13 Feb 12
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Dollar Bill Y'all (vocal mix) - (6:18) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
In The Middle - (5:16) 133 BPM
   
Dollar Bill Y'all (version) - (5:24) 133 BPM
   
Reject - (5:46) 133 BPM
Review: Sims has gone back to his roots for his second release on Hardgroove this week. The vocal version of "Dollar Bill Y'all" revisits the late 90s/early 00s period, with insistent drums supporting intense filter builds and a ponderous black vocal. The instrumental version sees Sims get busy with stabbing techno chords and a series of effective breakdowns, while his approach is more musical on "In The Middle". There, a hard funking track provides the backing for the kind of jazzy piano keys that made I:Cube's "Disco Cubizm" a classic. Sims also has a softer side and as "Reject" demonstrates, this is articulated through skipping drums and deep chords.
HARDGROOVE 009
07 May 12
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Welcome To The Club (The Advent & Industrialyzer remix) - (4:43) 137 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Welcome To The Club (Ben Sims remix) - (4:24) 133 BPM
   
Gotta Have House (Ben Sims remix) - (4:40) 137 BPM
   
Gotta Have House (Paul Mac remix) - (4:46) 134 BPM
Review: It's slamming techno all the way as Hardgroove drops four killer remixes. Advent and Industrialyzer are the first to tackle "Welcome to the Club" and do so in a typically up-tempo fashion, with rolling, dense techno abandon. The duo is mindful of Sims's disco fixation and amid the intense, doubled-up beats; vocal snippets and subtle filters are audible. Sims's own version is more restrained, but only slightly, as a series of smart drops support his filters. It's a similar situation on his take on "Gotta Have House", but the bassline is darker and rumbling and the undercurrent more menacing. Finally, the Paul Mac take on "House" is the most distinctive remix, with a double bass and insistent, rolling drums fused with what sounds like a car alarm filtered through a space invader console.
HARDGROOVE 008
07 May 12
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Rippin' & Skippin' - (4:43) 134 BPM
   
Gamma Ray Subway - (5:00) 135 BPM
   
The Stalker - (5:05) 133 BPM
   
Acid Od - (4:15) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
DRH 055
06 Mar 18
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Rock Your Body - (8:00) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
First Effort - (6:02) 124 BPM
   
The Money - (6:08) 126 BPM
BCR 047
30 Jun 17
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Call It On - (6:18) 132 BPM
   
Wired - (4:55) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Wired (DJ Pepo remix) - (5:47) 132 BPM
   
Pushover - (5:52) 131 BPM
Played by: S-File
SYNT 015
16 Jul 18
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Alden Tyrell - "Footcontrol" - (5:01) 128 BPM
   
Alden Tyrell - "Make It Clap" - (3:57) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ben Sims - "Jack Trax" (Pt 1) - (5:04) 127 BPM
   
Ben Sims - "Jack Trax" (Pt 2) - (4:48) 128 BPM
CL 05
10 Feb 20
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Ben Sims - "The Hound" (A Paul remix) - (6:06) 135 BPM
   
Kehso - "Give It To Me" (Sims remix) - (5:03) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Paul Mac - "Raw Basics 3" - (5:01) 129 BPM
   
Paul Mac - "Treat Me Right" - (5:13) 137 BPM
HARDGROOVE 011
12 Mar 12
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Windy City - (5:24) 125 BPM
   
Ready For Action - (4:59) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
One Left In The Chamber - (4:56) 130 BPM
   
Ready For Action (Beat mix) - (5:00) 128 BPM
Review: Ron Bacardi is the alter ego Ben Sims uses when he wants to release funky, house-focused grooves. As this release on D'Julz label demonstrates, the UK producer applies the same aesthetic that he uses on his techno records here with devastating effect. "Windy City" is a densely looped affair, held together by a lithe Chicago bass, while on "Ready for Action", he uses the same sample as in Josh Wink's Size 9 track "I Am Ready", over a rolling, filtered groove. "One Left in the Chamber" sees the UK producer deploy a disco filter over clicking percussion, while he rounds off the release with a drum-heavy 'beats' version of "Action".
BCR 055
22 May 18
Minimal/Tech House
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Carl Cox & Jon Rundell - "Family Guy" (Crazi mix) - (8:00) 126 BPM
   
Carl Cox & Jon Rundell - "Avenger" (Space Mutation mix) - (5:28) 126 BPM
   
Carl Cox & Jon Rundell - "Avenger" (Devils Cave mix) - (5:51) 126 BPM
   
Carl Cox & Jon Rundell - "Kommen Zusammen" (Circus dub) - (6:09) 126 BPM
   
Carl Cox & Jon Rundell - "Family Guy" (Jon Rundell remix) - (4:29) 126 BPM
   
Carl Cox & Jon Rundell - "Nexus" (Tomy DeClerque remix) - (5:45) 126 BPM
   
Carl Cox & Jon Rundell - "Sentimento Latino" (Ben Sims remix) - (3:25) 126 BPM
   
Carl Cox & Jon Rundell - "Chemistry" (with Nicole Moudaber) - (4:59) 126 BPM
   
Carl Cox & Jon Rundell - "Family Guy" (Loco Dice remix) - (4:19) 126 BPM
   
Carl Cox & Jon Rundell - "Nexus" (Guti remix) - (4:26) 126 BPM
   
Carl Cox & Jon Rundell - "I Like To See You Again" (Jim Rivers remix) - (6:13) 126 BPM
   
Carl Cox & Jon Rundell - "Nexus" (Foamo remix) - (4:34) 126 BPM
   
Carl Cox|Jon Rundell - "Sentimento Latino" - (3:48) 126 BPM
   
Carl Cox & Jon Rundell - "One Nation" (Pyramid remix) - (4:58) 126 BPM
   
The Junkies - "A Blind Eye" - (5:35) 126 BPM
   
Victor Vera - "Prophecy" - (4:34) 126 BPM
   
Nicole Moudaber - "Brooklyn Hangover" - (4:49) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Daryl Stay - "Shake" - (5:20) 126 BPM
   
Dosem - "Avanta" - (3:03) 126 BPM
   
Pirupa - "Bam" - (4:04) 126 BPM
   
Alex Sibley - "Trouble" - (4:04) 126 BPM
   
Marco Bailey & The Filterheadz - "Rathouse" - (4:34) 126 BPM
   
Carlo Lio - "My Favourtie Mistake" - (4:19) 126 BPM
   
Digital Primate & Jon Rundell - "Lost Control" - (2:02) 126 BPM
   
Tomy DeClerque - "Push" - (5:05) 126 BPM
   
Mark Reeve - "Discord" - (6:06) 126 BPM
   
Ben Sims - "Body Music" - (4:36) 126 BPM
PID 01
29 Apr 13
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Damon Wild - "Constant Search" - (5:06) 128 BPM
   
Ben Sims - "Vicious Cycle" - (4:55) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Steve Bicknell - "Chapter Of Self" - (4:25) 130 BPM
   
Tadeo - "X Marks The Spot" - (8:01) 129 BPM
Played by: Spettro
EVENT 0017
08 Apr 19
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Strike - (7:44) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Guardian Angel - (6:05) 127 BPM
   
Strike (Kirk Degiorgio remix) - (5:03) 127 BPM
M 02
27 May 13
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DJ T-1000 - "'bout To Bang" (feat DJ Bone - Ben Sims remix) - (6:20) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
DJ Skitzo - "Impact Zone" (Paul Mac re-edit) - (5:32) 139 BPM
   
Tim Baker - "Sideways" (feat Elbee Bad - Ben Sims & Paul Mac remix) - (7:03) 129 BPM
   
Ben Sims - "DVD Crash" - (4:17) 135 BPM
THEORY 037
20 Dec 10
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Ben Sims - "Spike 1" - (5:31) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Event 7 - "Slot45, Sector7" - (5:37) 126 BPM
   
DJ Pepo - "Digital Virus" - (5:15) 140 BPM
   
De Oliveira - "Por Detroit" - (6:32) 137 BPM
INFACTA 005
17 Oct 11
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Emika (Nt) - "Count Backwards" (Marcel Dettmann vocal edit) - (1:10)
   
Peter Van Hoesen - "Axis Mundi" (CD version) - (5:51) 124 BPM
   
Terrence Dixon - "Tranquility" (Octogen mix) - (2:53) 125 BPM
   
Byetone - "Plastic Star" (Dr Walker remix) - (3:24) 126 BPM
   
Tommy Four Seven - "G" (Regis remix) - (3:49) 126 BPM
   
Marcel Fengler (Me) - "Thwack" (LB dub Corp remix) - (3:54) 126 BPM
   
Secret Cinema - "Timeless Altitude" (Minneapolis mix) - (4:47) 127 BPM
   
Ratio - "Doublefeature" - (2:44) 128 BPM
   
Gerd - "Time & Space" (Duples Southside mix) - (5:04) 126 BPM
   
Seiji - "More Of You" - (3:52) 128 BPM
   
Claude Young & Takasi Nakajima - "Think Twice" - (4:06) 126 BPM
   
Puresque - "001a" - (3:29) 126 BPM
   
Ben Sims - "Slow Motion" - (4:02) 127 BPM
   
Vril - "Uv" (CD version) - (5:00) 127 BPM
   
Sphinx - (4:58) 126 BPM
   
Skudge - "Man On Wire" - (3:40) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Reagenz - "The Labyrinth" (CD version) - (4:21) 126 BPM
   
20:20 Vision - "Future Remembrance" (20:20 Livestyle mix) - (4:37) 126 BPM
   
Convextion Aka ERP - "Vapor Pressure" - (4:49) 127 BPM
Review: Reactions to the news that Marcel Fengler was going to mix Berghain 05 focused on the fact that he is the club's most overlooked resident. This is to do Fengler a disservice and to understand the club in the narrowest context possible. If anything, the trajectory Fengler follows here defines the broad brush strokes played out in the Berlin club. There's the eerie intro which moves from Dettmann's vocal version of Emika's "Count Backwards" into Peter Van Hoesen's spacey, bleeping "Axis Mundi". Classic sounds always form an integral part of Fengler's approach and this is evident on Octogen's widescreen yet menacing electro reshape of Terrence Dixon, the wiry 90s minimalism of Ratio and in the alternate version of Secret Cinema's chord-heavy early 90s classic "Timeless Altitude". In between these sounds, Fengler proves his technical prowess, moving effortlessly from the drones and broken beats of Dr Walker's take on Byteone and the Regis version of Tommy Four Seven's "G" into straighter, albeit bass-heavy techno and house from Duplex - remixing Gerd- and LB Dub Corp, who delivers a new, multi-layered take on Fengler's own "Thwack". Put simply, Fengler has that rare talent that most DJs lack - he can put together seemingly disparate tracks without losing the flow. The club he resides at provides Fengler with a blank canvas and this mix is his masterpiece.
OSTGUTCD 19
29 Aug 11
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Work It - (6:54) 136 BPM
   
Sambal Olek - (6:15) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: ALEX MAYER, Alert
4260084280422
21 Nov 05
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Outta Sight - (4:32) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
L4LV - (5:37) 128 BPM
   
Five/Four - (5:13) 129 BPM
   
TR1 - (4:50) 133 BPM
   
Ben Sims & Mark Broom - "Late Night Caller" (Mark Broom edit) - (4:19) 133 BPM
Review: Hardgroove have released some serious names in the techno scene before now - the likes of Mella Dee, Borrowed Identity and Charles Green. It's no surprise considering Ben Sims is at the helm, and that equally explains the fact that the legendary Mark Broom has graced the label with his latest set of taut, main room club cuts. "Outta Sight" is a mean-tempered workout with a whiff of electro in the lead synth refrain, but it's not as outwardly malevolent as noisy juggernaut "L4LV". "Five/Four" has big room chords and massive splashing rides to get fists shaking - the consummate peak time belter. "TR1" takes things in a more dungeon-esque direction, using guttural rhythmic incisions to drag you into the depths of the night.
HARDGROOVE 28
29 Nov 19
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Mars Bill, Anthony Castaldo & Luigi Madonna - "Horizon" (Luigi Madonna remix) - (7:21) 126 BPM
   
Kalden Bess, Secret Cinema & Ben Sims - "Pow Pow" (Ben Sims remix) - (6:55) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sin Sin - "Frozen Feedback" (original mix) - (7:52) 128 BPM
   
Kalden Bess & Alexander Kowalski - "Crawling" (Alexander Kowalski remix) - (8:19) 125 BPM
   
Mars Bill - "Dusty Limit" (original mix) - (6:59) 127 BPM
GF 067
27 Feb 17
Techno
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Various - "Kehakuma Space Ibiza Session" (continuous DJ mix by The Organ Grinder) - (1:02:25) 123 BPM
   
Various - "Kehakuma Space Ibiza Session" (continuous DJ mix by Studio Barnhus) - (1:10:09) 122 BPM
   
The Organ Grinder - "Black Microdot" - (8:46) 126 BPM
   
Blured - "It's How The World Goes'" (feat Linford Hydes) - (6:10) 128 BPM
   
Motor City Drum Ensemble - "Send A Prayer 2" - (5:37) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Kink - "Don't Stop" - (6:15) 120 BPM
   
DJ Fill - "Early Explorations" - (7:15) 126 BPM
   
Ben Sims - "Something" (Truncate remix) - (5:47) 128 BPM
   
The Organ Grinder - "Africa" - (8:45) 123 BPM
   
Chesus - "Beyond Corruption" - (6:57) 120 BPM
   
Tuccillo - "City Lights" - (7:11) 123 BPM
   
Jesper Dahlback & Cari Lekebusch - "Flooded" - (6:35) 127 BPM
   
The Organ Grinder - "Changes All The Time" - (9:38) 122 BPM
   
Slg - "Prostokaty" (feat Catz 'N Dogz) - (6:02) 122 BPM
   
Sevensol & Bender - "Captain Trollig" - (7:07) 119 BPM
   
Jon Mcmillion - "Solette Simms" (San Proper's Movetek mix) - (9:26) 122 BPM
   
Inkswel - "High All The Time" - (4:41) 127 BPM
   
Kornel Kovacs - "Baby Step" (instrumental) - (5:38) 120 BPM
   
Fjaak - "Remember Me" (Arttu remix number one) - (6:14) 120 BPM
   
Radioactive Orchestra - "Three Excited Nuclei Of Lutetium-167 At E-Level Rnd" (Axel club edit) - (5:03)
   
Move D - "Got 2 B" - (8:01) 123 BPM
   
Ex-Pylon - "Shakes" - (11:53) 126 BPM
   
Cowboy Rhythmbox - "Shake" - (5:09) 118 BPM
   
Shakarchi & Straneus - "Who Killed Captain Alex" - (5:08) 120 BPM
ESSR 10092
01 Nov 13
Deep House
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The Afterparty (Adam Beyer remix) - (7:16) 127 BPM
   
The Afterparty (Ben Klock remix) - (7:57) 127 BPM
   
Can You Feel It (Joseph Capriati remix) - (10:03) 125 BPM
   
I Feel It Deep (Sandwell District remix) - (7:03) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Riots In London (Alan Fitzpatrick remix) - (6:43) 125 BPM
   
Smoke & Mirrors (Jerome Sydenham's Looking Glass dub 2013) - (6:23) 129 BPM
   
Bullet (Cari Lekebsuch remix) - (5:58) 130 BPM
   
Smoke & Mirrors (Jerome Sydenham's Carbon dub 2013) - (6:09) 129 BPM
DC 110
15 Apr 13
Techno
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Ain't No Stoppin' - (6:46) 137 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dancin' - (5:19) 133 BPM
   
Love Picks Me Up - (6:09) 130 BPM
   
Work That Body - (5:29) 131 BPM
HARDGROOVE 007
19 Dec 11
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Smoke Machine - (5:16) 135 BPM
   
Gently Drifting - (6:03) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Arena Of The Unwell - (5:11) 138 BPM
THEORY 33D
03 Feb 12
Techno
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In The City (original mix) - (8:00) 130 BPM
   
In The City (Orlando Voorns Search & Destroy remix) - (6:12) 134 BPM
   
In The City (Ritzi Lee remix) - (5:54) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Millhouse, Paul Mac
Review: Sims made his name as a DJ, but increasingly, his productions are proving to be impressive. The title track is a huge club track: based on steely, slamming beats, it features a whooshing filter and jarring, discordant riffs, while its 'in my life' and 'hardcore sucker' samples provide a reminder about Sims' own rave background. Orlando Voorn's "Search & Destroy" remix also mines the past and sees the Dutch producer drop heavy claps and evil siren riffs. Ritzi Lee's version is more restrained, featuring a walking funk bassline, and even the siren riffs that cascade in over the arrangement sound tame by comparison.
THEORY 039
25 Jun 12
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Move In Time - (5:55) 131 BPM
   
The Parade - (8:28) 128 BPM
   
Machine Funk - (6:35) 128 BPM
   
Air Rage - (6:24) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: The UK techno veteran twists and teases his machines to the point of exhaustion on Air Rage. "Move In Time" is a grimy rhythm that spews forth nightmarish, ghoulish riffs, but then leads into a spacey filter. "The Parade" is of a similar disposition, but it's the grungy beats and glitchy percussion that remain in focus. "Machine Funk" sees Sims deliver a more upfront, slamming approach, its tunnelling, filtered riff swirling above the terse metallic framework, while the title track takes the prize for most intense track. Powered by hissing percussion and propulsive drums, it's the grinding air raid siren that powers in overhead that makes it so memorable.
DC 93
30 Apr 12
Techno
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Raise Your Hands (original mix) - (6:13) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Raise Your Hands (Mr G Dem Ma remix) - (8:07) 126 BPM
Played by: Paul Mac, Trevor Benz
Review: For the third and final part of Disco Trix 4, Sims again revisits his disco roots. "Raise Your Hands" is based on a larger than life rolling, filtered rhythm that houses samba samples, sassy stabs and loads of Spanish language vocals. It sounds like Sims took a few weeks off from making banging techno and spent his free time sipping pina coladas on the Costa Del Sol. Mr G's take on "Hands" is far moodier. Turning the original into a lean, jacking rhythm, he adds in thundering claps and jarring bleeps to create a relentless, heads-down workout for peak-time usage.
HARDGROOVE 018
16 Dec 13
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Love & Hurt (original mix) - (7:18) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Freaks (Kink remix) - (6:14) 123 BPM
Review: The second section of Volume 4 sees Sims move from disco evangelist back to loopy terrain. That said, the UK producer's new version of his "Freaks" track isn't just standard one-note monotony, and in its new format, the rolling tribal rhythm features a female vocal claiming 'I'm gonna miss you right now' alongside the 'it goes like this' sample that was used on Run DMC's chart hit "It's Like That". Gary Beck's take on "Love & Hurt" is just as distinctive; over a slamming rhythm, he unleashes screeching riffs that are reminiscent of Daft Punk's 90s techno classic, Indo Silver Club.
HARDGROOVE 017
16 Dec 13
Techno
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Freaks (Bens Sims new version) - (7:22) 128 BPM
   
Love & Hurt (Gary Beck remix) - (6:37) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Ben Sims is in playful mood on this first installment of Volume 4. Putting his hard techno signature on hold but maintaining a high-octane approach, "Love & Hurt" is a slamming, rolling disco groove, peppered with a series of vocal samples ranging from the seemingly innocuous - "I'll take you in" - to the more provocative - "work this pussy". Sims has recruited KiNK to rework "Freaks", and his version is in keeping with the general tone of the Disco Trix series. Starting with a pitched down vocal and a tracky rhythm, the track culminates with a screeching diva vocal and churning, relentless filters.
HARDGROOVE 016
16 Dec 13
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Spectrum (original mix) - (5:58) 130 BPM
   
Orbit (original mix) - (5:10) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Spectrum (Marcelus remix) - (6:39) 128 BPM
   
Spectrum (Jonas Kopp black mix - digital exclusive) - (8:13) 128 BPM
   
Orbit (Darko Esser remix - digital exclusive) - (6:00) 128 BPM
   
Powersurge 1 (digital exclusive) - (8:19) 125 BPM
THEORY 044
16 Dec 13
Techno
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Riots In London - (6:35) 128 BPM
   
Descent - (6:29) 129 BPM
   
The Snake - (7:08) 127 BPM
   
Back To The Pod - (6:14) 125 BPM
   
Can You Feel It? - (5:42) 124 BPM
   
I Wanna Go Back - (7:04) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bullet - (6:57) 130 BPM
   
The Afterparty - (7:38) 127 BPM
   
Smoke & Mirrors - (6:58) 124 BPM
   
The Calling - (7:24) 123 BPM
   
I Feel It Deep - (7:19) 124 BPM
   
Miss Out On Monday - (8:30) 122 BPM
DCCD 05
25 Nov 11
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Hypnosis - (5:30) 128 BPM
   
Psychosis - (6:15) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Jay Wong
DC 63
03 May 10
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Love (dub) - (5:05) 128 BPM
   
Love - (6:50) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Partyhardy (dub) - (6:28) 133 BPM
   
Partyhardy 2 - (5:57) 133 BPM
HARDGROOVE 012
12 Jul 10
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Second Time Around (Soko remix) - (4:30) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Breakfast In Bratislava (dub mix) - (5:35) 133 BPM
   
Second Time Around - (6:09) 136 BPM
   
Breakfast In Bratislava - (4:50) 133 BPM
THEORY 033
12 Jul 10
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Slow Motion - (7:29) 124 BPM
   
New Blood (Rolando mix) - (7:11) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: For those who had assumed Sims was merely a loop techno producer, 0401 provides a pleasant surprise. The UK producer's love of slamming beats and dense, claustrophobic rhythms is present and correct, but on this occasion it sounds like there is a more fluid, dynamic approach at play. This is due to the use of rasping percussion and a malevolent filter that rises through the track. Former UR operative Rolando shows that he hasn't lost his magic touch on the remix of "New Blood". Coruscating drums and a wild acid line make for a thrilling combination, but Rolando hasn't forgotten his house leanings and the swinging rhythm also features a repetitive vocal sample.
THEORY 0401
27 Feb 12
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New Blood - (6:34) 127 BPM
   
Slow Motion (Skudge mix) - (6:05) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: It's been a while since a Theory joint graced our ears but Ben Sims returns to his imprint to bring us a taste of his warmer, deeper take on techno. "New Blood" is all about the dubby chords and distorted hats, making for the perfect slice of techno refreshment in the context of tougher stuff to be found at this tempo. Meanwhile the Skudge boys get stuck into "Slow Motion", reducing the original to a heavily grooving beat workout with just a whisper of melody that gradually morphs into a nasty late-night steamer, bringing that touch of sexiness to techno that they do so well.
THEORY 0402
05 Mar 12
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Straight From Bolivia - (6:35) 131 BPM
   
New Blood (Robert Hood mix) - (9:40) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: After the rip-roaring reception that the Skudge remix of "Slow Motion" received, who better to raise the bar on this series of Theory 12"s than Robert Hood? Ben Sims' original track "Straight From Bolivia" is a stripped workout, showing his more minimal side but no less focused on tough techno principles. Robert Hood however takes "New Blood" and turns it into a fearsome peak-time smasher, working around a pneumatic groove and artfully looped vocal hits. It's a very housey kind of 'serious' techno, not unlike the last remixers for Theory (Skudge), and Hood nails it with ease.
THEORY 0403
12 Mar 12
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Dubs 3 - (5:15) 137 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Gotta Have House - (5:39) 135 BPM
   
Welcome To The Club - (6:47) 135 BPM
   
Reject (Paul Mac re-edit) - (5:10) 136 BPM
HARDGROOVE 006
07 Jun 11
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Ben Sims - "She's A Tramp" - (5:35) 132 BPM
   
Mesuma - "Perc Machine" (Ben Sims edit) - (5:55) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mesuma - "No Midi" - (6:26) 127 BPM
   
Ben Sims - "Big Lucky" - (5:00) 132 BPM
HARDGROOVE 015
18 Nov 10
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Ben Sim vs Paul Mac - "Human" - (6:16) 139 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Joton - "STD Authorized" - (5:39) 137 BPM
   
Pacou - "30 Degrees" - (4:55) 136 BPM
   
Joton - "The Solution" - (4:42) 136 BPM
NR 008
11 May 09
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Nuke - "Kamikaze" - (5:44) 134 BPM
   
Nuke - "Kamikaze" (Ben Sims remix) - (5:38) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Cesar Almena - "Linda" - (6:08) 136 BPM
   
Jackson Brother - "This Is Recon" - (5:38) 136 BPM
CODE 05
28 Sep 09
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Ben Sims - "Raw Hide" - (5:37) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ben Sims - "Strike 2" - (5:31) 128 BPM
   
Kirk Degiorgio - "Dark Fire" - (5:09) 126 BPM
   
Kirk Degiorgio - "Dread" - (5:35) 128 BPM
Review: Sims and Degiorgio's Machine parties have reinvigorated London's techno scene and it's fair to say that the label is having a similar effect. At a time when their peers have either fallen into a minimal hole or are rediscovering their hastily assembled Goth pasts, the duo keep their heads down and focused on making deadly techno. The title track comes from Sims' studio and is a driving, filtered beast fuelled by razor sharp percussion. On "Strike 2", Sims notches up the pressure, with dark droning pulses joining the rhythmic heaviness. Degiorgio also acquits himself well; "Dark Fire" is like a distant cousin to "Strike 2", covered in splurging acid lines and ticking percussion, while "Dread" is led by tough drums and a brooding hoover bassline.
M 03
01 Sep 14
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Dial (Ben Sims remix) - (6:28) 129 BPM
   
Bodega (Ben Sims remix) - (5:24) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Jack (Mark Broom remix) - (5:47) 128 BPM
   
Concentrate (Truncate rework) - (5:08) 126 BPM
Review: After four solid years of tough linear club techno that's not budged from the morals Truncate set on day one, the first remix package for his music finally arrives. Mark Broom and Ben Sims - long-time stalwarts of straight club constructions - make a more than suitable choice to redefine these first few tracks. Sims takes on "Dial" and "Bodega", re-channelling the filters and adding extra white noise percussion to the former while reducing the bulky minimalism of the latter. Broom adds extra rim-shots, Chicagoan clutter and speckles of dub to "Jack" while Truncate himself chips in with his own tribal rework of "Concentrate" from 2011.
TRUNCATERMX 1
26 May 14
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Ben Sims - "Bite This" - (8:37) 128 BPM
   
Ritzi Lee - "Reverse Processed" - (5:24) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Paul Mac - "Dry Run" - (5:32) 127 BPM
Review: Ben Sims's label delivers a diverse but hard-hitting three-tracker. The label boss is first up and "Bite This" sees him sever the links with his loopy past. It's still a repetitive track, but as its basis Sims deploys a pulsing electronic groove and firing percussion, while a malevolent riff makes the transition from jarring and abrasive to atmospheric and eerie. Ritzi Lee travels a similar path on "Reverse Processed", where snappy percussion and a nagging bassline underpin metallic stabs and jarring riffs that reach out into the darkness. By contrast, Paul Mac's "Dry Run" is a more soulful experience. Despite the proliferation of spiky, metallic drums, it's the screeching, slightly deranged male vocal that stands out.
THEORY 038
28 May 12
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Ben Sims - "Smoke Machine" (feat Mark Broom - Crackerjack remix) - (5:25) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Scan Mode & Issie Nixon - "Del Reves" (Ben Sims remix) - (5:05) 129 BPM
   
A Paul - "Satori" - (5:09) 138 BPM
   
Sou Tai - "Ludicrously Working" - (5:30) 136 BPM
Played by: Jay Wong
THEORY 35
19 Dec 11
Techno
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Ben Sims/Various
   
Various - "Fabric 73: Ben Sims" (continuous DJ mix by Ben Sims) - (1:10:13) 129 BPM
FABRIC 145DX
29 Nov 13
Techno
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Various
   
Westbam - "The Mayday Anthem" - (1:25) 135 BPM
   
Interfront - "Strategy" - (3:04) 135 BPM
   
DJ Claudio Cerrutto|DJ Kappa - "Sospiria" - (2:12)
   
Megabeat - "Quien Mato A Laura Palmer" - (2:11)
   
Spanic - "Bring On The Night" - (3:47) 135 BPM
   
Love Story - "No More Stories" - (3:37) 135 BPM
   
Cheerymoon Trax - "The House Of House" - (7:10)
   
Zolex - "More Mystery" - (5:11)
   
Terminal - "Poem Without Words" - (3:12)
   
Abel Ramos - "Quarzo" - (6:00)
   
Abel Ramos - "Samarkanda" - (4:49)
   
Overdrive - "Das Spiegel" - (4:26)
   
Attica - "Timewarp" - (6:42)
   
KRB - "Sanaa" - (5:30) 126 BPM
   
Groovezone - "Eisbaer" - (4:29) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ram J - "Nowhere Bells" - (3:50)
   
Datura - "Yerba Del Diablo" - (2:14)
   
Antico - "We Need Freedom" - (4:00)
   
Hardfloor - "Mahogany Roots" - (1:52)
   
The Mackenzie Fear Jessy - "Arpegia" (Without You) - (5:48)
   
Mauro Picotto - "Like This Like That" - (4:58)
   
Orion Too - "You And Me" - (4:47)
   
Ben Sims - "Manipulated" (Adam Beyer remix) - (3:09)
   
Astroline - "Close My Eyes" - (6:06)
   
Three Drives - "Greece 2000" - (4:16)
   
Gouryella - "Gouryella" - (5:24)
   
Aqualords - "Witches" - (6:45)
   
Mauro Picotto - "Proximus" - (4:00)
   
Niels Van Gogh - "Pulverturm" - (6:06)
   
Commander Tom - "Are Am Eye" - (8:22)
Played by: Bryan Kearney, Midland
DCCD 050
26 Nov 12
Funky/Club House
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Various
   
Ben Sims - "Spike 1" - (5:31) 134 BPM
   
DJ Pepo - "Digital Virus" - (5:15) 140 BPM
   
Event 7 - "Slot45/Sector7" - (5:37) 126 BPM
   
A Paul - "Monadic Spark" - (5:31) 136 BPM
   
DJ Pepo - "Encontrado" - (5:20) 140 BPM
   
Event 7 - "Lost Language" - (5:56) 130 BPM
   
DJ Pepo - "Jason" - (5:03) 140 BPM
   
DJ Stay - "For My Friends" - (6:04) 137 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
INSPIREDCOMP
10 Sep 12
Techno
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Various
   
LFO - "I Love Acid" - (7:06) 124 BPM
   
Posthuman - "The Benz" - (6:20) 132 BPM
   
Ben Sims - "Barrow Boy Acid" - (6:41) 128 BPM
   
Paul Mac - "Acid Jam" - (4:41) 130 BPM
   
Hrdvsion - "Yes, That Was What I Meant" - (6:16) 125 BPM
   
Chevron - "Haunted By Houndstooth" - (4:49) 137 BPM
   
Affie Yusuf - "Acid Playground" - (9:39) 120 BPM
   
Stephen Brown - "Oddity" - (6:56) 128 BPM
   
Trackman - "Track Three" - (6:27) 124 BPM
   
Digitonal - "Box Relief" - (5:41)
   
Shinra - "Maze" - (4:56)
   
Transparent Sound - "Insert Coin" - (6:24) 136 BPM
   
Global Goon - "ACDCKLF" - (4:30) 114 BPM
   
Slipmatt - "Acid Soldier" - (4:26) 126 BPM
   
AGT Rave Cru - "Zombie" - (5:57) 136 BPM
   
Luke Vibert - "Jungle Hitler" - (2:57)
ACID RELIEF
01 Sep 11
Techno
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