Review: Brokntoys was one of the best electro labels to emerge before the current hype, and will be still going strong long after the bandwagon leaves town. This is all down to its enviable track record in releasing distinctive iterations of this style; Art 220 kick-starts this release with the spiky beats, drilling percussion and acid-gurgling riffs of "Meur Maei", while XY0815 and Int Main journey down a route sound-tracked by crunchy drums, a staccato rhythm and a tearing bass. On Obergman's "Chronostasis",spooky synths and steely drums are powered by surging low end, while The Jaffa Kid's superbly-named "Intergalactic War Trials" is a hypnotic slice of electronic malevolence.
Review: The fast-rising electro label drops a fine split release. First up are Robyrt Hecht & Int Main with a brace of underground cuts. "Waste" resounds to a menacing bass, computer game-style tonal shifts and robotic vocals and has echoes of Murder Capital's output. "Today" is based on a similar approach, albeit with glitchy percussion set to the shuffling 808s, while on "Meta-Measure", the pair decide to juxtapose synth squalls with acidic sequences and sharp metallic drums. Storied electro producer Wibo 'W1b0' Lammerts is up next, with the heavy rhythm and building synths of "Small Increments", while on "No Souls Below The Radar", the Dutch artist goes for a swaggering groove that's full of mesmerising synths.