Equations Of Motion debunks the myth that techno is disposable and has a severely limited shelf life. Nearly 11 years after Glenn Wilson, Patrick Skoog and Staffan Ehrlin released the EP, this reissue sounds vitally fresh. Admittedly, the fast pace, abrasive percussion and all-encompassing filters on "Co-Ordinate Systems" and "Magellan" sound rougher around the edges than the current wave of Berghain-friendly streamlined techno, but it's exactly this edginess that guarantees their continued relevance. "Angular Momentum" sounds even more out of time with contemporary styles: clearly inspired by Kevin Saunderson's Resse project, the crashing break beats, surging bass and powerful claps combine for an interpretation on a strain of techno that will probably sound just as timeless a decade from now.
For his latest audio assault, jump-up maestro Jayline dons a suit and does his best Lord Sugar impression. The man himself would undoubtedly be pleased with the title track (a hook-up with pal GPS), whose rolling beats, warped sub and gritty electronic stabs are the aural equivalent of dishing out a kicking in the board room. There's a similarly surging, in-your-face feel about "Willow", where a creepy but picturesque breakdown offers light relief from the rampaging breaks and throbbing sub. Elsewhere, AC MC lends a hand on future jump-up anthems "I Don't Rate It" and "Chicken Press", while "What's Gonna Happen" is a pleasingly dark and murky tech-step roller.