Ever since Dubfire's legendary "Ribcage" tune back in 2007, Loco Dice and Martin Buttrich's Desolat label has become synonymous with minimalistic techno and tech-out house beats. Aside from the duo's own successful productions, the label has seen a vast amount of material released by both established artists from Europe and a continuous flux of newcomers. The 28th outing of the label's "X" series comes from Chris Wood and Meat, who team up after their recent collaborative appearance on Moon Harbour. There are seven floor smashers on here, starting with the woozy bass tones and morphed vocal samples of "Birds"; we're also vibing to "We Want You To Dance", a jacked-up house tool with rolling toms and a grainy percussive flex, and also the eerie melodies circling around the beats of "Bones". You also get a continuous mix of all seven licks, blended for your playback use in the house party. Effective, as always.