It sounds like Betamines has thrown everything bar the kitchen sink into this release, but the end results are surprisingly coherent. Take the title track: it features a time-stretched double bass and filtered breakdowns, but the police sirens lend it a sense of fun. "How Never" is more functional, with Betamines focusing on the rolling groove and the kind of seductive female vocal that would even arouse those dead from the waist down. Keno has also chosen its remixers wisely: the Zoo Brazil version of "How Never" is all about its insistent disco filter and screeching vocal, while Gordian Gleiss' take goes deeper and darker, with a clanging metallic rhythm and an insistent acid build.
It is time for the third instalment of Upon.You's The Common Ten, where label boss Marco Resmann presents a bunch of tech house's top stars. Fellow Berliner Frag Maddin serves up the sexy yet soulful stomp of "Stumpf Ist Trumpf" which is perfect late night mood lighting. Dresden's David Jach does indeed 'jack' on his offering - he serves up the deep and druggy "Bang" while the mysterious &lez serves up the hazy and esoteric afterhours groove "Black Warm" which is perfect for Sunday morning at Kater Blau and will appeal to fans of the Crosstown Rebels sound, too. Finally Essen's Marcus Sur (Steyoyoke/Moodmusic) likewise takes things deeper into the afterhours with his woozy and quirked out sonic journey entitled "Synergism". Formerly a member of famed local act Pan Pot, Resmann really has found great success with the imprint thus far, and in the last decade has presented work by highly regarded scene heroes such as Ruede Hagelstein, ONNO, Gunnar Stiller, Martin Landsky and Echonomist.