Review: Originally released on Missile nearly twenty years ago "Death Thrills" shows no signs of aging. The work of an Austrian producer who had close affiliations to the label this re-release rather bizarrely only features the remixed version from Chris Sattinger as Timeblind. Anyone who is familiar with the US artist's distinctive brand of techno will not be disappointed. The rhythm is tightly knit and yet lithe; the percussion spits and ticks away relentlessly and at the heart of this version is Sattinger's unforgettable organ sound. Nocturnal and moody it forms the centre-piece of a timeless piece of techno music.
Review: Originally released back in 1997, Slipotika remains DJ Slip's finest hour. Although the underground US producer has recently resurfaced on Brooklyn imprint Thema, this release shows why he became so well regarded. From the slamming, raw looped techno of "Broken Cake" - a visceral reminder of how vital this approach could sound - to the stripped back minimalism of "Railyard Sunset" and the wiry, glitchy electro of "Spice" and "Change Your Head", with their echoing drums, into the deep and eerie techno groove of "Streetwalker", this collection has not lost any of its vitality. It also provides a vital snapshot of the American electronic music underground during the 90s.