Review: Phwoar! Whether you've experienced this crew's massive arena-filling Exodus parties or not, this 32-track release is a fitting finale to yet another monstrous year for Chuckie and friends. A sizzling sonic snapshot of the Dirty Dutch family their most extended, we're treated to cuts from across the board - from the rampant tech-electro of Marco V's "Solid Sounds" to the groovier, squelchier vibes of Sebastian Leger's rub of Format B. A true spread with every hour of the night in mind, this is the most comprehensive project the double D crew have curated to date.
Nostalgic For The Future (feat Jordan Smart) - (6:12) 120 BPM
Hush (feat Am?l Gama) - (9:32) 128 BPM
Panopticon (feat Thomas Gandey) - (8:12) 130 BPM
The Occupant - (3:02) 129 BPM
I Sing The Body Electric - (8:00) 129 BPM
Corpse Reviver Number 3 - (6:27) 127 BPM
Main Sequence - (7:12) 126 BPM
Novacene - (1:58) 126 BPM
At The Mountains Of Madness - (9:07) 128 BPM
Primordial - (8:04) 125 BPM
Requiem For The American Dream - (3:47) 154 BPM
Review: Pleasurekraft follow their 2018 debut album with a deeper dive into the outer reaches of techno. Machines starts with the ambient textures and vocal samples of "Last Sapien", which shifts into a pulsating track midway through and the downtempo beats and traditional pipes and violins of "Nostalgic for the Future". These mood pieces set up the listener for dance floor tracks like the throbbing rhythm of "Hush" and the ominous bass and intense sirens of "Panopticon (The Patron Saint of Global Surveillance)". While there are some conceptual tracks like "The Occupant", Pleasurekraft's focus remains dance floor-focused as the epic builds of "I Sing the Body Electric" and the relentless "Corpse Reviver Number 3" both demonstrate.
Last Transmission (From A Dying Constellation) - (6:15) 88 BPM
Review: Pleasurekraft are a transatlantic duo comprised of American Kaveh Soroush - a DJ and producer from Washington DC who was also co-founder of Brandnewvibe Recordings, with Sweden's Kalle Ronngardh - a veteran producer since the early noughties. After a few dozen releases over the last decade, the duo finally unveil their first full length album. Friends, Lovers, & Other Constellations sees the duo consolidate their many years experience on their beloved Kraftek imprint, with this collection of epic and euphoric dance floor bombs. From brooding, peak time techno workouts such as "The Day The Earth Stood Still" or "Rigel" (which will appeal to fans of sounds on Drumcode or Suara), there are also moments of evocative trance like on "Interiors", dark ambient on "GOD/Gospel Of Doubt" (part 1 - feat Casey Gerald) and even a bit of synth-pop - like the blissful closer "Last Transmission" (From A Dying Constellation).