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Oscillopsia - (6:46) 132 BPM
   
Mood Swing - (6:32) 129 BPM
   
Vestibulo-ocular Reflex - (5:37) 132 BPM
FLOAT 041
17 Feb 20
Techno
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Articulation - (5:39) 130 BPM
   
SZ01 - (6:05) 86 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Intonation - (6:19) 132 BPM
   
Emphasis - (5:02) 130 BPM
Review: Float is home to well-known names like Sleeparchive and Tensal, but the Dutch imprint also supports newer artists like Altinbas. Having previously appeared on one of the label's compilations, this upcoming artist is given free reign to deliver a full EP. "SZ01" is a lean, lithe techno stepper, like the steely resolve of vintage Frozen Border mixed with Regis' more playful style. On "Intonation", Altinbas switches to murky techno that packs a punch thanks to the dense kicks that underpin its grungy textures. "Emphasis" is a droning, abstract affair, while on the title track, Altinbas goes for the jugular with a psychedelic slice of club techno. It's an impressive debut release.
FLOAT 024
27 Nov 17
Techno
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Imminent Probe - (5:21) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Authentic Memory - (7:30) 137 BPM
   
Cyclic Frames - (5:15) 135 BPM
FLOAT 007
19 Oct 15
Techno
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Anticline - (10:01) 76 BPM
   
Iso - (5:57) 67 BPM
   
Lead - (5:54) 92 BPM
   
Ton - (12:20) 98 BPM
   
Syncline - (7:40) 87 BPM
FLOAT 001D
13 Sep 19
Experimental/Electronic
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Tension - (5:56) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Symmetrical Sculpture - (5:35) 130 BPM
   
Immersion - (5:31) 130 BPM
   
The Tower - (5:28) 130 BPM
FLOAT 012
25 Jul 16
Techno
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Shaka - (5:17) 130 BPM
   
Voo - (4:55) 89 BPM
   
Centaur - (6:01) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Circular - (5:27) 135 BPM
FLOAT 023
16 Oct 17
Techno
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Adept - (5:48) 127 BPM
   
120 - (18:08) 120 BPM
   
Duality - (6:44) 135 BPM
   
Litter - (5:29) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Paul Mac
FLOAT 011
06 Jun 16
Techno
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Immersione - (3:49) 140 BPM
   
Sonar - (6:24) 136 BPM
   
Turbolenza - (5:29) 136 BPM
   
Emersione - (5:00) 136 BPM
Review: Divide is part of Italy's EVOD crew and he makes his debut on Float with a fine purist techno EP that draws on some of the sound's most notable proponents. "Emersione" starts the release with the kind of pared back drums and subtle percussion that characterised Steve Bicknell's work during the 90s. "Turbolenza" is darker and sees this emerging producer layer eerie tonal sequences over a dubbed out groove. On "Sonar", Divide goes farther down the abstract route as dense offbeats underpin spaced out tones and bleeps, while he pivots back towards the dance floor for the visceral kicks of the Millsian closer, "Immersione".
FLOAT 046
16 Nov 20
Techno
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Tumult - (5:07) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tumult (Fisssh remix) - (6:04) 133 BPM
   
Sagtand - (4:59) 134 BPM
   
Sfar - (5:00) 131 BPM
FLOAT 009
29 Feb 16
Techno
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Searching (original mix) - (8:23) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Searching (beatless mix) - (4:58) 123 BPM
FLOAT 006
13 Oct 14
Deep House
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UnitA  - (5:40) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Luce - (4:22) 130 BPM
   
Flusso - (5:28) 130 BPM
   
Visibile - (4:38) 132 BPM
FLOAT 027
26 Feb 18
Techno
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Fisssh - "Zebra Pleco" - (5:43) 135 BPM
   
Fisssh - "Red Discus" - (6:13) 130 BPM
   
Kuf - "Kaos" - (5:19) 138 BPM
   
Kuf - "Ahmet" - (5:40) 137 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
FLOAT 006
07 Sep 15
Techno
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Humankind - (5:40) 142 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Decedent - (5:08) 142 BPM
   
Peace - (6:13) 133 BPM
   
Unity - (5:37) 142 BPM
   
Prophet - (6:13) 133 BPM
Review: Flaws is a new name, but this release on Float shows that he has already developed a distinctive sound. "Humankind" and "Decedent" are both based on loose, tribal rhythms that sit somewhere between Oliver Ho's early work and original London tech-house. On "Peace", this emerging UK producer opts for a more mysterious approach that echoes Jeff Mill's style on the Something in the Sky series, while on "Unity", he weaves high-pitched vocal snatches into a similar pacey rhythm as "Humankind". Clearly, Flaws is a significant new talent and on "Prophet", the dubbed out closing track, once again demonstrates his skills.
FLOAT 043
06 Jul 20
Techno
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Constructed - (5:41) 132 BPM
   
Observent - (5:11) 142 BPM
   
Presence - (5:48) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
FLOAT 045
19 Oct 20
Techno
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Self NurtureCOMING SOON
  
   
Within - (4:51) 142 BPM
   
Mindfull - (5:23) 136 BPM
   
Healing - (6:04) 143 BPM
   
Guide - (5:37) 140 BPM
FLOAT 047
07 Dec 20
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The Mystery Of The Black Flamingo - (6:29) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Lamb In Lotus - (6:27) 135 BPM
   
Piranha Plant - (6:19) 134 BPM
Review: Hemka is part of France's resurgent techno scene and Flamingo makes for an impressive display of her talents. She draws on US and European minimalism to create a compelling and slickly executed sound over the course of three tracks. The release starts in frenetic mode with the title track's combination of firing, relentless rhythm and Terrence Dixon-esque repetitive, pointillist bleeps. There is a similar approach on "Lamb In Lotus". While not as intense, its rolling snares and building, crashing wave of drones sound like the bastard child of Oscar Mulero and P.God and result in a hugely effective workout. For the final track, "Piranha Plant", Hemka taps the stripped back, tripped out minimal house meets techno of Baby Ford and Dan Bell.
FLOAT 016
06 Mar 17
Techno
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Rate - (5:41) 135 BPM
   
Hench - (5:15) 135 BPM
   
Strop - (4:17) 135 BPM
FLOAT 042
23 Mar 20
Techno
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Shift - (5:52) 134 BPM
   
Odessa - (6:00) 133 BPM
   
Anrine - (5:28) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: In spite of his somewhat goofy sounding name, there is nothing cosmic about James Bong, and he delivers a superb purist release for Float. First up is "Shift", where a spiky metallic rhythm is powered by doubled-up claps and features high-pitched tonal bleeps. It sounds like early Robert Hood getting it on with Sleeparchive. The title track also resounds to jittery, metallic hi hats, but here the groove is more looped and rolling, with Bong dropping moody chord builds over the arrangement. Closing out the release is "Anrine", where this talented producer drops a grainy, reduced rhythm, full of twitchy percussion and reminiscent of early Lost Recordings material.
FLOAT 034
18 Feb 19
Techno
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Kuf - "Sport" - (5:15) 133 BPM
   
Kuf - "FM Loops" - (5:42) 136 BPM
   
Dold - "Moment" - (6:36) 131 BPM
   
Dold - "Revolution" - (5:31) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Mark Broom
FLOAT 019
05 Jun 17
Techno
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Floating - (5:36) 128 BPM
   
In Order To - (6:02) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Oppressive Environment - (6:33) 129 BPM
   
Time - (6:51) 86 BPM
Review: Having released material before by Sleeparchive, Float welcomes another experimental producer, Leghau aka C?dric Rebagliato to the fold. The title track has a light but slightly eerie touch as a spacey loop plays out over loose drums, while there is a similar feeling on "Oppressive Environment", albeit with more intense percussion and tough drums. "In Order To" features a different dynamic. The arrangement is faster, more linear and robotic as cold bleeps that call to mind Sahko run riot over the rhythm. Rebagliato shifts approach once again with "Time", where an insistent minimal track provides the basis for abrasive, metallic riffs.
FLOAT 029
30 Apr 18
Techno
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Collapse - (5:46) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Jazz 5000 - (6:03) 132 BPM
   
Resist - (6:07) 128 BPM
   
Stars - (7:02) 130 BPM
Review: Leghau aka C?dric Rebagliato has built up an impressive catalogue of releases on imprints like Dynamic Reflection, Knotweed and Trapez, and now brings his idiosyncratic craft to Float. "Collapse" starts the release with what sounds like a wall of angry electronic bees venting their frustration over a dense rhythm. In contrast, "Jazz 5000" is stripped back, with a Robert Hood-style approach to minimalism and microscopic, pared back beats. "Resist" sees him explore a more murky, shadowy approach, as dense drum patterns roll in like thunder, while he offers another surprise turn on closing track "Stars", where a more atmospheric version of the minimal style explored on "Jazz 5000" prevails.
FLOAT 037
02 Sep 19
Techno
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Sea - (3:03) 78 BPM
   
Island - (2:45) 68 BPM
   
Tree - (3:27) 124 BPM
   
The Archway - (3:18) 104 BPM
   
Waiting - (3:26) 72 BPM
   
Seed Change - (3:58) 110 BPM
   
Moments - (3:18) 123 BPM
   
Adjustment - (3:24) 72 BPM
   
On Rope - (3:21) 109 BPM
   
A Different Tree - (3:12) 134 BPM
FLOAT 003D
29 Mar 19
Balearic/Downtempo
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Mike Parker - "Metamora" - (5:30) 128 BPM
   
Mike Parker - "Internalized Action" - (4:59) 108 BPM
   
Cirkle - "Oblate Spheroid" - (5:36) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Cirkle - "Cygnus" - (5:59) 132 BPM
   
Cirkle - "Pulses From Beyond" - (5:19) 135 BPM
Review: Float is the imprint for Dutch duo TWR72, and since its inception a few years ago, they have released material by underground acts like Tensal and Sleeparchive. However, this latest release is probably Float's biggest coup so far as it sees them secure the services of Mike Parker. On "Internalized Action", Parker surprises with a slowed down, teased out take on his hypnotic sound, but on the title track, he reverts to type. "Metamora" is an intense banger, centring on those woozy tones that the US producer has made his own. On the flip side, Cirkle contributes the rolling "Oblate Spheroid" and the atmospheric, tunnelling "Cygnus", but it's all about Parker here.
FLOAT 032
12 Nov 18
Techno
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Always Be There (S&M remix) - (5:18) 122 BPM
   
Always Be There (S&M remix radio edit) - (3:45) 122 BPM
FLOAT 020
26 Oct 20
Deep House
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It's Time (extended mix) - (6:05) 120 BPM
   
It's Time (radio mix) - (3:42) 120 BPM
FLOAT 15
07 Sep 20
Deep House
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Always Be There (extended mix) - (4:58) 118 BPM
   
Always Be There (radio mix) - (3:32) 120 BPM
FLOAT 16
21 Sep 20
Deep House
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It's Time (S&M Club remix) - (4:13) 123 BPM
   
It's Time (S&M remix) - (6:07) 120 BPM
FLOAT 021
09 Nov 20
Deep House
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Without You (vocal mix) - (4:00) 115 BPM
FLOAT 017
02 Nov 20
Euro Dance/Pop Dance
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Without You (instrumental dub mix) - (4:02) 115 BPM
FLOAT 018
02 Nov 20
Euro Dance/Pop Dance
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Without You (S&M extended vocal remix) - (6:28) 120 BPM
   
Without You (S&M radio mix) - (3:18) 120 BPM
FLOAT 019
19 Oct 20
Deep House
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Rotor - (6:51) 139 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Rotor (Jeroen Search remix 1) - (5:46) 131 BPM
   
Loop Forever - (3:45) 139 BPM
   
Tails Of Tales - (7:16) 150 BPM
   
Knap - (5:23) 139 BPM
   
Rotor (Jeroen Search remix 2) - (6:27) 131 BPM
FLOAT 013
03 Oct 16
Techno
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Xim - (5:34) 132 BPM
   
Sina - (5:33) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Zakr - (5:47) 127 BPM
FLOAT 035
17 Jun 19
Techno
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Massa - (6:44) 135 BPM
   
Sigma - (5:51) 128 BPM
   
Uranio - (6:39) 131 BPM
   
Proxima B - (7:29) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
FLOAT 018
10 Apr 17
Techno
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RW05 - (5:40) 137 BPM
   
Cepheus - (7:18) 133 BPM
   
Omicron - (6:25) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Quasar - (6:09) 135 BPM
Review: Oisel returns to Float for a second volume of Multiverso. It's clear that the Italian producer is a diverse artist; the release starts with the pummelling, grainy kicks and heads-down rhythm of "RW05". It's the kind of no-nonsense workout you would expect to hear at Tresor or The Bunker. By contrast, "Cepheus" is a droning, eerie affair. There is still a groove, but it remains understated and in the background as Oisel conjures up layer upon layer of atmospheric textures. "Omicron" sits in the middle of these extremes; built on a wiry rhythm, its warbling bleeps and tones take influence from UR rather than European sources. The Lost-esque "Quasar" rounds off this excellent release.

FLOAT 021
21 Aug 17
Techno
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Equinox I - (5:54) 128 BPM
   
Equinox II - (6:08) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Equinox III - (5:10) 83 BPM
FLOAT 015
19 Dec 16
Techno
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Change 1 - (5:43) 130 BPM
   
Change 2 - (5:33) 128 BPM
   
Change 3 - (4:50) 132 BPM
   
Change 4 - (4:40) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
FLOAT 031
29 Oct 18
Techno
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Opposite 1 - (4:49) 132 BPM
   
Opposite 2 (original mix) - (6:02) 131 BPM
   
Opposite 3 - (5:15) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Opposite 2 (Pfirter rework) - (5:21) 131 BPM
FLOAT 036
22 Jul 19
Techno
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5x3 I - (3:00) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
5x3 II - (3:00) 132 BPM
   
5x3 III - (3:00) 132 BPM
   
5x3 IV - (3:00) 132 BPM
   
5x3 V - (3:00) 132 BPM
   
Letter Of Resignation - (4:38) 132 BPM
   
Solitary Drinker - (5:35) 132 BPM
Played by: Electrorites
Review: Roger Semsroth has been putting out purist techno since the mid-00s. Despite changing fads and fashions, he continues to excite audiences with his unflinching approach. On this release for Float, the Berlin artist merges his harder leanings with his hypnotic tonal material. "5x3 (i)" kick starts the release with rock-hard kicks and hypnotic bleeps, while the third and fourth versions are all about those tough, unflinching drums. On the second iteration of "5x3", Sleeparchive's trademark bleeps come to the fore to create a dramatic workout, while the fifth and final take has a touch of early 90s Jeff Mills due to its weird, wired analogue riffs. The title track sees him drop a coruscating, visceral banger - like early Hood meets Landstrumm at his most noisy - while "Solitary Drinker" is a dark riffing minimal affair. It's not for the faint-hearted.
FLOAT 020
17 Jul 17
Techno
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Who You Are (original mix) - (5:14) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Who You Are (Mimmo Donvito dub mix) - (6:58) 117 BPM
FLOAT 008
09 Mar 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Achievement 1 - (5:13) 127 BPM
   
Achievement 2 - (5:40) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Achievement 3 - (5:41) 128 BPM
   
Achievement 4 - (6:20) 127 BPM
Review: Hector Sandoval is one half of Exium, and he also makes music as Tensal. Following a series of releases on the self-titled label, he now spreads the project's wings with this four-tracker for Float. "Achievement 1" starts the release with the kind of drum-heavy, gloomy techno that Mulero specializes in, while the third "Achievement" goes farther down this route as hammering kicks and a sleek, pulsing rhythm prevail. The second installment is the most unexpected track and follows the Sleeparchive / Sahko school of bleepy minimalism, but Sandoval ends the release in visceral mode with the grating Lost/ Hood-style looped groove that is "Achievement 4".
FLOAT 008
08 Feb 16
Techno
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Transit 12 - (6:47) 123 BPM
FLOAT 014
13 Jun 16
Funky/Club House
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Arcnex - (5:46) 130 BPM
   
Surface Radar - (5:05) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Inoculum - (4:52) 127 BPM
   
Division Selectiva - (5:52) 130 BPM
Review: Circular Balance is Translate's debut on Dutch label Float, and it delivers four outstanding underground techno tracks. The insistent, hypnotic drums and organic-sounding percussion on "Arcnex" is redolent of Oliver Ho's early tribal techno releases. In sharp contrast, "Surface Radar' sees Translate up the tempo and intensity levels, with Sleeparchive-style tonal bleeps unfolding over bleak synths and busy hi-hats. "Inoculum" marks another change in direction and features a dubbed out groove underpinning shifting tonal sequences. Rounding off the release, Translate sets sail for more experimental territory with the frazzled bass and spooky effects of "Division Selectiva".
FLOAT 044
07 Sep 20
Techno
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Balance - (6:19) 128 BPM
FLOAT 003
15 Dec 14
Techno
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One - (5:36) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Two - (5:43) 130 BPM
Played by: S-File, Ben Sims, Huxley
FLOATADE
13 Oct 14
Techno
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Deform (original mix) - (5:43) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Deform (Linear version) - (4:59) 129 BPM
Played by: S-File, Chris Liebing
FLOAT 002
08 Sep 14
Techno
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X1 - (5:20) 135 BPM
   
X2 (original mix) - (5:42) 130 BPM
   
X2 (Endlec remix 1) - (5:39) 130 BPM
   
X3 - (5:36) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
X2 (Endlec remix 2) - (5:26) 130 BPM
Played by: Paul Mac
FLOAT 010
09 May 16
Techno
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Lucid (Psyk remix) - (5:44) 86 BPM
   
Aporia (Henning Baer remix) - (5:52) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Colloquial (TWR72 remix) - (5:12) 137 BPM
   
Lucid (ROD remix) - (4:55) 130 BPM
   
Erudite (Neznan remix) - (5:50) 135 BPM
Review: The calibre of remixers that have been commissioned to rework "Lucid" is testament to the respect that Tom Doorschodt and Roger van der Zwan aka TWR72 enjoy in the techno community. Spanish producer Psyk is up first and delivers a deep, drum-heavy take on the track, while at the other end of the spectrum, Grounded Theory resident Henning Baer drops a spiky, percussive version, its hats and drums threatening to splinter at any moment into a million shards. The prolific Rod also opts for a minimal techno version, but his composition resounds to insistent clicks and bleeps rather than fractured percussion, while on their own take, TWR72 revive the aesthetic of mid-90s panel beaters like Neil Landstrumm and Tobias Schmidt.
FLOAT 022
06 Nov 17
Techno
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Transparent Coal - (5:21) 133 BPM
   
Smoldering Brown - (6:03) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Blazed Orange - (5:48) 133 BPM
FLOAT 030
28 May 18
Techno
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Liquid Blue - (6:02) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Juicy Grey - (5:12) 131 BPM
   
Mellow Black - (5:19) 133 BPM
Review: On the second instalment of the Error series, production pair TWR72 mine classic purist techno. "Liquid Blue", with its looped chord stabs, punchy kicks and thunder clap bursts, comes across like a particularly functional take on Rob Hood's early Floorplan releases. "Juicy Grey" on the other hand, mines a more intense minimal techno path, with hypnotic, one-note riffs tied to dense, rolling drum loops. It's a linear, relentless sound, but still alluring and hypnotic. On "Mellow Black", the Dutch duo remain focused on minimal techno; the hi-hats rasp incessantly in the background over a looped tonal bleep and understated kicks - proof that when it comes to purist techno, few modern acts come close to TWR72 .
FLOAT 028
26 Mar 18
Techno
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Reflect (Markus Suckut remix) - (6:24) 130 BPM
   
Reflect (Samuli Kemppi remix) - (6:15) 126 BPM
   
Reflect (A001 remix) - (6:13) 134 BPM
   
Response - (6:48) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
FLOAT 005
28 Sep 15
Techno
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