Ball Trap (Andres Komatsu Another World remix) - (5:20) 106 BPM
Review: Laurent Audouin has spent much of the last 30 years as a bass player for hire, though earlier in the decade he launched a solo career of sorts by contributing tracks to a handful of compilations as Black Boiler. Here he delivers his debut single for disco drug-chug specialists Nein. "Ball Trap" is a heavily electronic throb-job, with the French producer successfully updating the Italo-disco template for the 21st century via razor-sharp high-end melodies, bustling synth-bass and some suitably spacey effects. Andres Komatsku provides the accompanying remix, dipping the tempo while adding a more foreboding feel and bleeping synthesizer motifs, while Audouin's bonus cut "Le Congre" is a trance-inducing affair that reminded us of late 80s Belgian new beat.