Review: For the most part, Digi Killed My Vinyl sounds like it was inspired by the loop techno of the late 90s. The title track is a rolling, tribal techno groove, home to billowing chords and insistent stabs. "The Way of Funk" has a lighter touch, derived more from the party variant than monotone one-note loops: set against a pile driving rhythm, unashamed vocal samples are merged with summery disco filters for some good-time DJ music. "Tribalismo" does exactly what its title suggests, chopping up a vocal sample over insistent, rolling bongo drums, while "Wawa" provides a surprise with its deep melodies and understated, wiry rhythm.
Review: Ivan Devero delivers some hard, yet latin-flavoured funky techno. Since it was established in the summer of 2005, Adult Records has been at the forefront of the uptempo, funky techno. Releasing the likes of Marko Nastic and Veztax, the label takes a no nonsense approach to techno. Ivan Devero's "Florentim" and it's collection of remixes are no different ? hands to the sky!
Review: Holland's Adult Records enlist the help of five breathless producers to bring funky yet highly energetic techno to the "Solutions" EP. Each producer unveils one of their own tracks in an EP that barely lets up for a single second in its entirety. Despite its fast and hard pace, the release is full of rhythm and funk.
Review: Big tribal techno from Japanese DJ Homma Hongaji, who keeps a pounding beat locked together with some rattling snares for an unflinching, percussion-only energy burst. The Mirzinho mix takes it even further, adding even more layers of maracas and huge marching band bass drums for a completely stomping experience, while Fer BR reigns things in a little and still produces a quality chunk of jump-up techno.
Review: Following his "Dual Core EP" Raul Mezcolanza is back on Adult Records. This is pure driving techno from the Barcelona producer, with groovy baselines and his trademark funky vibe, plus massive drops in between moments of sheer pounding techno. As well as a Carl Falk remix, two more original Mezcolanza tracks do much of the same.
Review: Listening to this release is like turning back time to the late 90s, when dense, high-tempo looped grooves dominated techno. In particular, Privatti seems to be making reference to the User and Player series of records from that period. The title track wears its colours most blatantly: featuring a dog barking and a hardcore vocal snippet, its furious rhythm and panel-beating percussion sound inspired by loop techno classics like "I'm A Player". The remix by Rydel shows more restraint - if that word is applicable at all in this context- but "Kink" marks a return to the late 90s as a dense, tribal loop is underscored by a lurching bass and incessant vocal chants. They don't make them like they used to - or do they?