Review: It's time to lock up your daughters as Fetish drops a collection of harder-edged techno. AG-KW drops the industrial stomp of "Phasen" and Brad Lee's "Visions In Shadow" sounds like mid-90s Lost/Cosmic broken beat tribalism jacked up on angel dust. That's not to suggest that "Our Fetish" is a senselessly banging compilation. Indeed, many of the tracks are much weightier and more intense than much faster tracks and veteran producer Kai Randy Michel's mixture of bleak minimalism and searing acid on "Labyrinth" is a case in point. However, if you are seeking something less abrasive, then "Fetish" also delivers, with Mattias Fridell dropping the hypnotic metallic groove of "Permanent Disorder".
Review: It's time to lock up your daughters as the Cannabis road show arrives in town. Focused on slamming, filtered techno, tracks from DJ Lucas, G8 and Event 7 pull no punches. It would be wrong however, to assume that Special consists solely of samey techno. De Oliveira's "Rotary" features an insistent disco riff, while Ganez' "Sickness" is full of jarring stabs and eerie vocal samples. Indeed, the most rewarding results occur when artists explore other areas, with the metallic, chain mail percussion of H Paul's "Flowers" and deeper yet still hard-edged grooves form Mark Rey and Spektral impressing the most.