Israel producer in Berlin Danny Kotz (previously known for his work as Dekay on Dirt Crew) is back under his birth name and trying his hand at techno with the next release on Dresden based Made Of concrete. First track "Reject" is a droning hypnotic techno journey that is reminiscent of the work of Italian legends Giorgio Gigli & Obtane, while "Canopy" shows more restraint, relying simply on a jittery arpeggio and a stripped back groove: a great DJ tool. Ann Arbor's finest Myles Serge gets onboard to remix the previously mentioned "Reject" giving it a solid injection of hi-tech soul like only he can! Finally "Karat" is a slow burning and moody track that gradually builds in drama and suspense.
Little is known of rising trippy-tech dude Gathaspar but he claims to hail from "Gathsoland". This latest EP is a homage to his homeland, wherever that may be. Geographically we couldn't say, but musically we know where he's at. The title track starts with long, hypnotic grooves fused with raw B-Boy beats. "The Lover of Ursa Major" is more straight up, with brooding synths looming ominously over a jittery shuffle. Things then get positively subterranean-deep on the space-trance epic "The Vision", a collaboration with Echologist.