Review: Following on from last year's outing by The Parallel, Hydregine is the latest producer to release on Spanish imprint Ex Aequo. Taking inspiration from dub techno but imagining its deep, textured sounds in a heavier, more direct setting, the Italian producer delivers the title track and "Purview". Both tracks are underscored by rattling, razor-sharp percussion, tough kicks and steely drums, and sound like Claro Intelecto getting it on with Oscar Mulero. To finish with, Hydregine drops "Sensing Waves". Slower and less abrasive than the previous tracks, its deep chords and sub-aquatic bass sees Hydregine retreat from the dance floor and back towards the ethereal sounds of Echocord and Modern Love.
Review: Italian Roberto Corizzo aka Hydergine has steadily built a strong profile and his latest release on French label Knotweed sees him smash out some no nonsense 130 BPM plus adrenaline for dancefloors; with an intelligent take. "EXP5" is a booming brutalist beast of a track that Modularz fans will be fond of, beware! "EXP3" injects a razor sharp arpeggiated melody over an uplifting pad workout. Finally "EXP1" gets gritty with a serious 303 acid workout backed up perfectly with syncopated 909 rhythms. Some great sonic artillery on offer here and a worthy addition to any techno DJs crate.