Review: German electro artist Boyz Noize is back with a vengeance on this new full length which runs the whole the gamut from classic electro flavours right through to dirty tech house and even a bit of acid for good measure. Testament to his success are the rather interesting collaborations on offer with special guests such as long-time fan and Turbo boss Tiga teaming up on "808-Irag" for some seriously druggy dancefloor antics. "Openn" features the legendary Uwe Schmidt aka Atom TM where they venture into more experimental waters, naturally but will easily warp minds on the dancefloor, no problem. But it's "Spacer" with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs which is undoubtedly the highlight with its epic and soulful melancholia. All in all a brilliant effort and return to form for Alex Ridha.
Llegue Por La Noche (feat Otto Von Schirach) - (4:24) 54 BPM
Mind Eraser - (4:34) 103 BPM
Forbidden Zone - (4:34) 114 BPM
Drunken Incapacitants - (3:00) 87 BPM
Idol Worship - (5:41) 114 BPM
Just One Fixx - (4:49) 121 BPM
Rigid Body Dynamics - (4:36) 106 BPM
Chrystal Nightcap - (5:06) 115 BPM
Wanderlust - (5:47) 112 BPM
Falso Progreso - (4:58) 111 BPM
TYC-9486-927-1 - (4:39) 98 BPM
Review: Fear is the follow-up to Cardopusher's 2015 album, Manipulator, and it shows that the South American producer has really honed his craft. "Dreamjumping" sees him lay down a slinky, acid-tinged electro workout - replete with hardcore sampling chants - while on "Mind Eraser" and "Llegue Por La Noche", he goes into full-on menacing ebm techno mode. The tongue in cheek menace of electro oddball Otto Von Schirach's vocals on the latter track only adds to the sense of high camp. Despite these curveballs, Cardopusher knows how to command a dance floor, and the primal jack and deranged shrieks of "Forbidden Zone" would sound at home on Traxx's Nation, while "Idol Worship" cleverly reinvents the tough NY house of Nu Groove for a new world disorder.