Flamingo Overlord - "Searching For The Fob" - (6:00) 130 BPM
Swarm Intelligence - "Creature" - (5:10) 130 BPM
Dez Williams - "Lord Prophet" - (5:05) 134 BPM
The Horrorist - "The Inferno" - (3:31) 51 BPM
W.H.O.R.E.S - "Theme From W.H.O.R.E.S." - (6:37) 135 BPM
Sync 24 X Alienata - "Confused" - (5:34) 135 BPM
Merimell - "Custom Made" - (5:43) 130 BPM
Boy-8-Bit - "NYX" - (6:38) 133 BPM
The Mover - "Final Distance" - (6:30) 128 BPM
Tigerhead - "Epilog" - (5:17) 127 BPM
Review: Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the Berlin label has tapped its 'beloved family members, favourite artists and bestest friends' for this compilation. Certainly, it's an impressive line-up. MMM, the studio partnership between Fiedel and Errorsmith, delivers the insane acid of "Infinity Crash", Neil Landstrumm teams up with Brian Rays for a master class in wonky techno on "Talkin' Shit" and there are brilliantly moody, bass-heavy tracks from the likes of Swarm Intelligence and Poison Green. This being a Killekill release, there is no shortage of madness on offer, and Dez Williams delivers the deranged industrial banger, "Lord Prophet", while hardcore legend The Mover drops the chilling "Final Distance". Here's to another ten years.
Review: Slap me sideways and call me Grandpa, it's a new instalment of Killekill's Megahits series, and that means a burst of noxious techno beats from all angles. As with previous editions, we have 6 sides of wax all filled with new killers from the label's best, including Eomac, who delivers the supremely messed-up "Angel In The Marble", Bintus' nasty-as-ever acid on "Re-Clocking Knob", a gorgeous collaborative efforts from Cassegrain and Tin Man dubbed "Ad Hoc", Alex Cortex's unsurprisingly curious and marvellous "Tensegrity", and a very special appearance from Detroit legend Blake Baxter with the banging "Acid Warp Time Travel". The rest if as good, if not better - pure gold from the likes of Dez Williams, Jerome Hill, Detroit Grand Pubahs etc.
Review: Since launching in 2013, London's Brokntoys imprint has released a number of fine EPs of mutant electro from the likes of Scape One, Rutherford and Marco Bernadi. Here, they drop a second split EP featuring similarly minded tracks from a variety of obscure artists. Crystal Maze kicks things off with the foreboding electronics, off-kilter techno rhythms and mind-melting acid lines of "Crossroad Blues", before Desz Williams goes in hard with the fiery electro beats, booming bottom end and eyes-closed chords of "Hand On Mouth". Flip for the alien-sounding, sci-fi techno pulse of Echo 106's brilliantly atmospheric "100m Splutter", and the distorted intelligent techno-meets-electro madness of The Pulse Projects' "Grounds".
Review: UK electro hero Dez Williams follows up great recent releases on Bedouin, Earwiggle and his own Electronik Religion imprint with this stunner on Amsterdam based Shipwrec. It's buzzing analogue techno with a pinch of soul on "Balancing Act" but those expecting his darkside, Drexciyan derived electro needn't worry as "Reach The Void" surely proves. "Slave Driver" and "Dyre Strayt" are the kind of majestic and tunnelling techno workouts that fans of Jeff Mills' Axis would approve of. Things end in style with the epic acid techno stomper that is "Death Threat". Nice to see Williams back in top form.