Review: Esteemed German techno imprint Harthouse just keeps on going. Their latest offering is a new compilation titled Robotic Intelligence, featuring current luminaries and legends alike in global techno talent. They are extremely proud of the respected artists that have contributed 12 exclusive tracks, each reflecting the current zeitgeist of the label. Highlights not limited to: veteran tech house duo Der Dritte Raum delivering the slinky and hypnotic epic "Gummihammer Zwo", current poster boy of the stadium minimal sound Boris Brejcha serving up a typical main room headrush on "Schaltzentrale" (Joker remake), Japanese legend Ken Ishii going for that old school strobed-out sound (reminiscent of his Flare alias) on "Reasonable Doubt" and it wouldn't be a proper Harthouse compilation without the inclusion of a trance oriented track, would it? Chris Maico Schmidt fills that vacancy on the euphoric energy of "Nachbarn" (feat Angie Taylor - Noah Levin edit).
Ira Ange - "Masterpiece" (Perception Of Sound remix) - (6:44) 120 BPM
Tuxedo - "Hypersomnia" - (7:04) 120 BPM
MidiDropMusic - "The Realm" - (6:50) 124 BPM
Review: Tronic Soundz have been relied upon for over a decade to be on the pulse of the emerging trends in tech-house. For their mighty 20th edition, the Mannheim based label presents some surefire dancefloor fodder that is sure provide endless impact in the club - that's guaranteed. Highlights not limited to: St. Petersburg's Deep-Maker with his super slinky and sexy late night groove "The SkyLines", industry veteran The Timewriter with "Love Is Beautiful" that gets a deeply ethereal makeover by Francois Dubois, right through to Boris Brecja's intoxicating "My Name Is" (Florian Meindl remix) bringing the trademark sound of his F**king Serious imprint while current scene queen Nicole Moudaber goes full throttle on the entrancing heads-down groove of "3rd Leg".
Review: They say that the devil has got all the best tunes, but based on his latest release, Boris Brejcha could give him a serious run for his money. The title track is a pulsating, 303-led groove that ebbs and flows in intensity over the course of nearly ten minutes and gradually reaches a ravey climax. The German producer opts for what seems to begin with for a more stripped back sound on "The Darkest Night". However, it also increases in intensity thanks to a powerful bass, massive break downs and a ponderous vocal sample that intones its title. Last but by no means least is "In The Middle of Nowhere", which resounds to a malevolent bass and more menacing vocal tones.