Review: Spanish pair Gemini Voice Archive follow up last year's debut release on Soma with this high-quality three tracker. Focusing on tough techno arrangements throughout, the title track starts the release with razor-sharp percussion and a tight, brittle rhythm. However, there are snatches of melody throughout, interspersed with dubby whooshes. "Ancient Astronauts" is more functional, with a focus on a metal-plated, hammering rhythm and dense kicks. The pair remain in a similar mode on "Atmospheric Circulation"; relentless kick drums are daubed in swathes of grimy acid for a peak time track that wouldn't sound out of place on Tresor.
Review: Coyu's label delivers another compilation with across the board dance floor appeal. It veers in style from noisy, big room bangers such as the siren-led "Class Against Class" by George Tounisdis to well as pulsating, acid-drenched workouts from Jokasti & Nek and Rhomb. This collection will also appeal to fans of deeper grooves and in that regard, the layered tribal tech of Milo Raad's "Ustikens" really stands out. Uniting these diverse approaches, all of the contributions possess an ability to work on the dance floor, from the raved-tinged "Smoke Slowly" from Exilles to JC Laurent's steely tool track, "Youth".