Review: As CLR approach their tenth anniversary, Sweden's Adam Beyer delivers a track to help Chris Liebing's revered label celebrate. "Antisitus", which will appear on the imprint's tenth anniversary compilation, explodes into some loop heavy techno. Sure to destroy the big clubs and festivals this summer, this is a true monster in Beyer's immutable style. Brian Sanhaji's offer for the compilation, "Higgs", digs much deeper but keeps the driving sentiment the same. Warbling sub bass shakes the foundations here.
Review: After celebrating a decade of Create Learn Realise with a series of five releases, Chris Liebing returns to his Auf EP from last year enlisting a premiere cast of remixers to reimagine his epic Schranz beat. Scottish duo Edit Select extend their remix of "Auf Und Ad" over two parts, with part one a relentless EBM pump, little more than a distorted electronic funk beneath a pounding kick drum with a rising siren for company whilst part two is a fuzzier industrial take. Drumcell & Audio Injection also offer two remixes of "Auf Und Ab" which stick pretty close to a minimal groove. Dustin Zahn & Decimal team up and tackle "Auf Und Davon" for the remix highlight, with big fat kick drums piercing through the minimal soundscape of atmospheric chords with a sense of tension rising throughout the mix.
Review: Dustin Zahn's mix of "Kinda High Auf Und Ab" leads this release on Chris Liebing's imprint and it's a real techno treat. The vocals from the original are processed and looped stunningly over the top of a moody and hypnotic beat that maintains its momentum perfectly throughout the tune. Alex Bau's ?Arctica? is also included, and it's again made up of all the classic components - dark rumbling bass and ear-piercing hats that show no mercy.
Review: Completing the run up to the highly anticipated 10 Years of CLR compilation, Chris Liebing heads the fifth episode of the release series. "Ataraxia" is super deep and menacing with some dark vocals and FX swashing around in the background. On the flip, new talent Tommy Four Seven's "Sor" is at first glance a frenzied affair but on closer inspection reveals a degree of self control that winds itself up into this techno monster. Well done to the lad from Walthamstow.
Review: Chris Liebing's label unveils the second release of their 10 Years cycle with a storming techno effort from South American producer Pfirter, an original Function Vs Mr Ibadan, a Jerome Sydenham number and accompanying remix from Liebing himself. With a nod to the techno of old, this release also ploughs its acclaimed cast head-first into the future.