Elephants (Mitja&Daniel Mes remix) - (6:59) 124 BPM
Review: Teho is based in France, but as Jupiter demonstrates, his sound is decidedly German. This is borne out by his choice of labels - Herzblut, Parquet and now the evergreen Traum - but also by his sound. The title track is a classic slice of Teutonic trance-techno, dark and pulsing and yet uplifting thanks to its melody lines. "Suspect No 6" follows in a similar vein, with Teho crafting a melancholic, minor key hook that unfolds over hypnotic pulses. On "Donkey Kong", he forsakes the opening track's subtlety, replacing it with a soaring, epic bass that has echoes of vintage M.A.N.D.Y. Finally, "Elephants" is a big room, tie-dye trance number that is the direct descendant of releases on Eye Q.
Review: The latest expansive EP from the Sapiens camp promises "Beasts". Whether that refers to the artists involved or the showcased tracks, we're not quite sure, though we can confirm that the five-tracker is not short of dancefloor heat. Teho kicks things off with the rolling electronic riffs, big builds and swirling nu-disco/deep house fusion of "Into The Wild', before Villanova and Time turn La Chica's "Oasis" into a bustling chunk of melodious progressive house revivalism. Elsewhere, Stefan Smith steals the show via the undulating new age melodies, blissful electronics and hushed grooves of "Embers", while YEUZ serves up a bumping chunk of evocative deep house/tech-house fusion.