Polish expats in Berlin Catz 'N Dogz launched their Pets Recordings imprint a while back and have become an unstoppable force in the current tech house climate. They now present newcomer Beton into the fold and while not much is known about the producer as yet, we can tell by this dynamic two tracker that he is on to big things. "Bruxelles" opens proceedings with this rusty and dusted down acid jacker that will appeal to retroverts digging the current Unknown To The Unknown or Delft style sound. Second offering "Voice 64" is more uplifting and energetic with its 808 drum roils, grinding monosynth arpeggio and druggy vocals geared for some tunnelling moments on the dancefloor during the wee hours.
Label owner Tiga has proclaimed that mystery producer Beton's new record is the best of the last five years. Certainly, it's one of the most distinctive. Based on a dense, bass-heavy groove and eerie synths, "Directions" features the vocals of Wevie Stonder, which provide a GPS-style guide through the mean streets. The vocal narrative culminates with the audience being told to lift an object out of the car they are traveling in, at which point a wild wall of acid kicks in. "Keep Breathin'", also features some vocals, but they are buried deep in the arrangement, with acid lines and tough kicks to the fore. Both tracks are sure to turn heads whenever they are dropped.