Review: Following the first part of their Preemptive Action compilation, Pareto Park return with part 2; first up are Perc Trax's Dead Sound & Videohead, offering the hefty broken techno of "Pay Your Due" which has much in common with Forward Strategy Group's hefty but measured productions. Label boss George Lanham's "Rationale For Revenge" is similarly brutal, bashing out an overdriven chord over distended drone sirens, while Jake Conlon's "Pull Your Neck In" takes the pace up considerably with its jackhammer kicks and throbbing bass pulse. Ryogo Yamamori's "Hammer" offers his own industrial take on acid complete with sonorous metallic snares, and Morfogen's "Morfokone" provides a suitably underground take on big room techno with its rapid, almost trance like arpeggio. All in all a tidy package from one of techno's most promising young labels.
Review: Yamamori, one of Japan's best known house and techno DJs, leaves the confines of his 951beat label for this release on Josh Wink's Ovum. Trinity shows that Yamamori has mastery of a number of styles. "Overwork" is a bugged out minimal house, led by detuned stabs and fractured percussive ticks and whirrs, while "Resource" goes down a different route. Dubbed out claps roll in like thunder against a robust, pulsing bass to create Yamamori's version of dark, linear techno. The standout cut is "Hasu". It sounds like Yamamori has been listening to deep house producers like Patrice Scott - the drums are crisp and highly defined, the groove elegant and the chords sound angelic.
Review: Ryogo Yamamori follows his 2016 debut on Ovum with this fine three-tracker. As one of the leading acid-friendly labels of the past 20 years, it's no surprise that Wink's label signed "Touch Me". It combines exactly the right mixture of spaced out textures with nagging 303s to make it irresistible for any DJ with a taste of the trippy side of techno. In contrast, the title track is a firing, percussive affair that leans towards the Frozen Border-style of dry, crafty club track. Changing style again, Yamamori opts for a spaced out but driving approach on closing track "Udon".
Review: Josh Wink's institution is back and giving us a massive forecast for the musical climate on The White Isle this summer and it looks like it's gonna be pretty hot! Sure enough most of this heat is coming from Ovum's current label roster and it's all good on Ovum Over Ibiza 2016. We're pretty sure that New Yorker by way of Los Angeles' MANIK's "Recourse" will be remembered beyond this year due to its slinky deepness, as will Nottingham's Dudley Strangeways with his tunnelling piece"'Keep It Clean". Delft boss Ambivalent also appears with the epic and melodic journey track "Phase Doubt" as does New York City legend Harry Romero, surprisingly, with the peak time techno monster "What What" which really packs a punch!
Review: Developer's label drops a monster 18-track compilation that showcases a diverse range of modern techno styles. There's the drum-heavy loops of CNCPT's "New Science & Telekinesis Facility 10" and the buzzing, percussive grooves that define the contributions from Emitto Audio's "Mars Radiation Terminal 20" and Insolate's "Cern Research Center 35". Taking the compilation to a bleaker place is the eerie, oppressive mood on Patrik Carrera's "Mars Radiation Terminal 25", but there are also more esoteric contributions such as the hypnotic tones of Ryogo Yamamori's "Center For Cyborg Data & Control 75". If you are looking for a view of where dance floor techno is headed, WAV1095 offers a ringside seat.