Review: Jeff Derringer may be a relative newcomer to the world of electronic music production, but as this release shows, it hasn't taken him long to reach a high standard. "Ambition" is a killer shot of contemporary techno, its scary riffs and reverberated claps housed in a rolling, DJ-friendly groove. "Shame" sees Derringer bring the bass to the fore with a growling low end riding choppy percussion. Best of all though is Compassion: the drums are clipped and reduced-sounding, but it's all about the trancey, old school riff at its heart. Like early Underworld jacked up on ket, it's a truly trippy experience.
Review: Jeff Derringer made the decision to only release music when he felt he was fully prepared to do so and it seems to have paid off. "Panic" is a big room techno track, but in the best possible way. Based on a relentless, pulsing bass all the other elements, including the insistent percussion and pounding drums, are channeled through it. "Panic Attack" provides the flip side approach; while it is also centred on a rolling rhythm, it features chiming synth lines and spacey synths washing over the groove. Given the power that underpins "Panic" it is fitting that Soma has drafted in Mike Parker to remix it and he enlivens his version with a sea of hissing, swampy bass.