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Percepciones
MOD 25
13 Oct 16
Techno
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Entre Lineas - (6:32) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sin Sentido - (5:46) 129 BPM
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Intuiciones - (6:05) 128 BPM
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En Ningun Lugar - (6:18) 129 BPM
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Played by: Subtenant
Review: Lopez began her musical journey on Modularz back in 2012 and following a series of Eps on Grey Report she now returns to Developer's label. Unlike the harder end of the Modularz spectrum Percepciones is an understated expertly weighted exercise in techno purism. It starts with the chugging chords and noisy interference of "Entre Lineas" before retreating to Sandwell/Sleeparchive ground courtesy of the sine-wave bleeps on the linear "Sin Sentido". "Intuiciones" remains in a similar place but is more mysterious and powerful and is propelled by dynamic percussion. Finally, there's the subtle whooshing feedback and steely rhythm of "En Ningun Lugar".
Foreign Drum Sequences
MOD 23
29 Apr 16
Techno
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Foreign Drum Sequence 1 - (6:57) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Foreign Drum Sequence 2 - (7:36) 135 BPM
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Foreign Drum Sequence 3 - (6:23) 132 BPM
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Foreign Drum Sequence 4 - (5:20) 133 BPM
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Dead Architect Series: Portfolio One
MOD 012
26 Jul 13
Techno
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Eduardo De La Calle - "The Promise" - (7:10) 128 BPM
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Elyas - "Adiccion" - (6:45) 128 BPM
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Takaaki Itoh - "Dusker" - (6:05) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Adriana Lopez - "Acta" - (6:36)
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Review: The link between architecture and techno is long established (as is the connection between music journalism and building design) and on Portfolio One, Developer's label delivers diverse constructions from some of the finest new school techno practitioners. Eduardo de la Calle 's "The Promise" features chords that move from foreboding and menacing to spacey and tranced out, all over a rolling groove. Elyas' "Adiccion" is also designed for the dance floor, but more driving and percussive, while Takaaki Itoh's "Dusker" juxtaposes breathy vocals with pounding beats. Adriana Lopez also balances the demands of the dance floor with melodic elements and her 'Acta' sees chiming bells unfold over a lithe, steely rhythm.
Programma
MOD 005
21 Oct 11
Techno
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Programma (original mix) - (4:27) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Programma (Truncate remix) - (5:58) 127 BPM
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Space & Concrete - (6:22) 127 BPM
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Migrations - (5:31) 125 BPM
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Review: This is Developer's fourth outing for Modularz and it's clear that with each release, he sounds closer to the level of world-beaters like Fanon Flowers and Silent Servant who also release on the label. "Migrations" starts things off in loopy housey mode, the insistent, slightly detuned chords giving an offbeat feeling to the arrangement. "Space & Concrete" is more up tempo and denser, but the insistent bass licks are accompanied by skeletal percussion and dubby filter sweeps. The title track is a more intense proposition and the surging bass and chain mail hats are only matched in the intensity levels by Truncate's remix. There, reverberating claps and rattling snares provide the base for an intense, tunnelling bass that tries to drill its way to the earth's core - via the listener's cranium.

Edificio
MOD 001
09 Dec 10
Techno
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Edificio (original mix) - (8:31) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Edificio (Silent Servant remix) - (5:42) 126 BPM
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Edificio (Raudive remix) - (7:27) 125 BPM
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Edificio (Audio Injection remix) - (6:59) 124 BPM
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Edificio (Mikael Stavostrand remix) - (8:01) 125 BPM
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Edificio (Truncate remix) - (6:22) 126 BPM
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Collections Of Time
MOD 013
07 Jan 14
Techno
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The Provoker - (5:29) 128 BPM
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Extension - (5:19) 129 BPM
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Alone - (5:33) 129 BPM
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Frames - (5:09) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Collections Of Time - (5:19) 128 BPM
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Review: The first track from this EP, "The Provoker", draws parallels with some of the genre's finest; namely Ben Klock's remix of Kerri Chandler's "Pong" and Marcel Fengler's string epic "Enigma". "Extension" is grubby, linear, and infinite techno that's slave to a four-four time signature, while "Alone" and "Frames" offer the dubby Berghain beats that he and Truncate do so well. Developer, take a bow.
Orgins
MOD 007
10 May 12
Techno
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Take The Key - (5:22) 128 BPM
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Tele - (5:16) 128 BPM
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Orgins - (5:02) 127 BPM
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Orgins (Jeroen Search mix) - (6:25) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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In Pure Form
MOD 016
08 Aug 14
Techno
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In Pure Form 01 - (5:58) 129 BPM
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In Pure Form 02 - (5:52) 128 BPM
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In Pure Form 03 - (5:53) 126 BPM
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In Pure Form 04 - (5:45) 85 BPM
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In Pure Form 05 - (6:07) 127 BPM
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In Pure Form 06 - (6:00) 128 BPM
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In Pure Form 07 - (6:26) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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In Pure Form 08 - (5:46) 128 BPM
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In Pure Form 09 - (5:40) 129 BPM
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In Pure Form 10 - (4:28) 126 BPM
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In Pure Form 11 - (6:16) 85 BPM
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In Pure Form 12 - (6:15) 128 BPM
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In Pure Form 13 - (6:02) 128 BPM
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In Pure Form 14 - (5:21) 128 BPM
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In Pure Form 15 - (5:32) 128 BPM
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In Pure Form 16 - (5:17) 128 BPM
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In Pure Form 17 - (6:03) 128 BPM
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In Pure Form 18 - (4:08) 129 BPM
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In Pure Form 19 - (6:59) 126 BPM
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In Pure Form 20 - (6:24) 128 BPM
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In Pure Form 21 - (6:25) 129 BPM
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In Pure Form 22 - (6:34) 128 BPM
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In Pure Form 23 - (5:51) 126 BPM
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In Pure Form 24 - (6:02) 129 BPM
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In Pure Form 25 - (7:07) 128 BPM
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Review: If anyone can knock out a techno LP of 25 quality big room club tools it's Developer. The Modularz boss is one of the few producers to reliably release a constant stream of booming 909 sounds without losing a sense of artistic character through oversaturation. For the DJ, In Pure Form is like a box of bullets: each track is deadly as the next. All productions vary between reverb-soaked drum patterns and distorted bell sequences to grittier productions flexing between music you'd expect from Sandwell District, LB Dub Corp and Oscar Mulero's Pole Group. Arm yourself with some Developer techno.
Dispatches From LA
MOD 26
30 Nov 16
Techno
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Key Maker - (6:47) 128 BPM
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Spiral Form - (6:46) 128 BPM
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Ascender Calling - (6:48) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Sphere - (6:40) 128 BPM
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Isolation Themes
MOD 22
30 Mar 16
Techno
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Law Of Attraction - (2:13) 123 BPM
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Catch My Flow - (6:37) 129 BPM
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Descendants Of Builders - (6:41) 129 BPM
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Abnormal Normality - (6:56) 129 BPM
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The Charmer - (6:53) 130 BPM
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Ears For Eyes - (2:00) 120 BPM
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Scriptures - (5:18) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Stories Of Gain - (7:01) 128 BPM
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Disrupted - (5:16) 128 BPM
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Review: Los Angeles' finest and Modularz main man Developer steps up for the fifth anniversary edition of his always reliable imprint for peak time techno weapons. "Catch My Flow" is a ferocious journey through dark side futurism and is just begging to be played at techno mecca Berghain. On the flip "Abnormal Mentality" is completely hysterical: with its mentasm style melodies dancing on top of a beastly bassline and belting rhythm: it's got all you need really. Finally it wouldn't be a Developer EP without one of his tunnelling and hypnotic epics would it? "The Charmer" satisfies such cravings, executed as brilliantly as always.
Conducciones
MOD 09
12 Oct 12
Techno
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Developer - "They Ring For Madness" - (5:23) 126 BPM
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Adriana Lopez - "Estructura" - (6:11) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Developer - "More Matter" - (5:42) 127 BPM
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NX1 - "MZ2" - (7:18) 129 BPM
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Review: This split release on Developer's label brings together some of the finest names in modern techno. The label owner weighs in with two excellent tracks. "They Ring for Madness" is a tracky, moody affair, led by eerie textures and a functional rhythm. "More Matter" is more groovy, its rolling rhythm punctuated by big filter sweeps and hissing percussion. Adrian Lopez follows a similar route with "Estructura", with snappy percussion and up-building chords providing the basis for the rolling groove and concrete beats. Finally, the mysterious Spanish producer NX1 completes the package with "MZ2", its drum-heavy arrangement full of dramatic chord sweeps.
Zenith Positions
MOD 018
25 May 15
Techno
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Developer - "Power Dynamics" - (7:03) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ascion - "WRTH23" - (4:35) 129 BPM
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Developer - "Defined By Gravity" - (7:01) 129 BPM
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Ascion - "Exaline4" - (4:35) 129 BPM
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Played by: ALONSO VARELA
Review: Next up on Modularz, ever-prolific label boss Developer has invited former guest Ascion back to contribute to a new split EP. Of course with Developer you always know where you stand, and sure enough the techno comes focused and functional on "Power Dynamics" where a minimum of elements is needed to stamp out an instructive techno command. "Defined By Gravity" is a busier affair with its off-key synth lines, but the beats stay right on course. Ascion however has a fuller sound that embraces bigger dynamics, even on a track as carefully steered as "Wrth 2". "Exaline" makes for the deepest kind of acid techno you could wish for, drowning the 303 in reverb for a wonderfully psychedelic effect.
Variations
MOD 006
13 Feb 12
Techno
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Developer - "Hexmode" - (5:55) 127 BPM
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Developer - "Variations" - (5:34) 127 BPM
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Eduardo De La Calle - "The Solution" - (6:27) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Developer - "Under" - (6:37) 126 BPM
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Review: Variations manages the rare feat of sounding suitably austere without resorting to the industrial-themed cliches that many techno producers are guilty of. Adrian Sandoval aka Developer's "Hexmode" is based on steely rhythms, but dank acid seeps through its metallic cover and later on, jarring riffs are sprayed over its framework. The title track is like Sleeparchive on downers as a series of insistent bleeps unfold over hissing percussion and ghostly synths loom in the background. There's an air of familiarity also on Eduardo de la Calle's "The Solution", where billowing dub techno chords are tempered by a nagging percussive underbelly, while Developer's combination of vocal snippets, cloudy percussion and dubbed out chords on "Under" keep the listener guessing right until the end.
Ten
MOD 010
20 Mar 13
Techno
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Developer - "Mover Of The Mercury" - (7:03) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Developer - "Sequencia 85" - (5:42) 131 BPM
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Elyas - "Camberwell" - (7:01) 128 BPM
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Psyk - "Transito" - (5:59) 130 BPM
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Developer - "Gaining" - (5:59) 130 BPM
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Developer - "Sequencia 88" - (6:00) 127 BPM
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Rhomb - "Reboot" - (6:25) 126 BPM
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Ascion - "The Exporter" - (5:16) 128 BPM
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Review: Creeping ever closer towards their third year of existence, Modularz have remained steadfast in their aesthetic approach, deftly combining the dynamism of straight up techno with an intricately textured approach that has proved enduringly rewarding. Label boss Developer once again features prominently on their tenth entry, contributing four cuts. The expansive bassline to the opening track "Sequence 85" practically consumes you, with "Sequence 88" markedly sparser, allowing the rigid percussion and booming kicks centre stage. "Mover Of The Mercury" meanwhile combines linear, tribal drumming and bleak, distant drones, while "Gaining" is imbued with a surprisingly funky character a la Gesloten Cirkel, as dark synth horns snake around precision drums. The producer's allies put in a fine showing too; last seen on Mote Evolver, Spaniard Psyk adds further balance with the subaqueous dub techno of "Transito", whilst the unknown quantity Rhomb is on electrifying form with the Mike Parker-esque "Reboot". Elyas' "Camberwell" may seem to take its name from one of South London's more picturesque locations, but the slamming techno stabs and granite drums are anything but polite, recalling Shed's Equalized material; Ascion rounds things off with the trippiest cut of the release, as savage waveforms twist themselves around abstract atonal beeps.
Revisited
MOD 004
14 Jul 11
Techno
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Developer - "Enhancer" - (6:06) 126 BPM
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Developer - "Climate" - (5:34) 127 BPM
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Developer - "Revisited" - (5:04) 126 BPM
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Fanon Flowers - "Prado Oscuro" - (5:53) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Developer - "More Seduction" - (5:39) 126 BPM
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Developer - "Edificio" (Silent Servant remix) - (5:39) 126 BPM
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Developer - "Corridor" - (5:35) 126 BPM
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Developer - "Time Framer" - (6:07) 127 BPM
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Review: US producer Fanon Flowers contributes the impressive "Prado Obscuro" to this release - its building, billowing chords are as good as his recent Sect and Mechanism Industries releases - but it's fair to say that this release is mainly about mystery artist Developer. From the ominous bass and clanging metallic chords of "Enhancer" to the darker, droning rhythms of "Climate", the artist behind the moniker demonstrates their mastery of the tougher end of techno. There is also a softer side to Developer's sound on display, as evidenced by the woozy melodies and housey rhythms of "Time Framer". Silent Servant completes this essential techno release with a brooding, dubby take on "Edificio".
Eight
MOD 008
06 Aug 12
Techno
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Developer - "Heated" - (6:02) 128 BPM
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Truncate - "Diffraction" (original mix) - (5:15) 128 BPM
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Truncate - "Diffraction" (Jonas Kopp remix) - (6:02) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Truncate - "Diffraction" (Markus Suckut remix) - (5:46) 128 BPM
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Developer - "Dirty Drive" (original mix) - (5:35) 128 BPM
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Developer - "Dirty Drive 2" - (5:32) 128 BPM
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Developer - "Dirty Drive" (Shifted remix) - (5:55) 127 BPM
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Stanislav Tolkachev - "Building Peaks" - (4:16) 136 BPM
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Review: With his Modularz label becoming a firm bastion of unfiltered techno machinations, Developer sets about bombarding our senses with his productions and curations across this eight track release. His own track "Heated" rattles through an industrial landscape devoid of colour, instead populated by reverb decays and distant clangs of metal, while "Dirty Drive" sees him stretching to work a melody into his machinery, coming out with a metallic dub chord drowning in its own echo, and "Dirty Drive 2" adds some complexity to the musicality and creates an utterly engrossing hook in the process. Shifted's remix meanwhile keeps a careful distance between the clean beat and the murky textures of the dubby elements. Handing over to Truncate, "Diffraction" flips the script with a central melodic hook and a thoroughly austere beat, while Jonas Kopp's remix beefs up that same theme by doubling up the phrase and edging towards a peak time monster, and Markus Suckut takes things deeper and into a more house compatible realm. For a real lesson in refined techno composition however, head straight to Stanislav Tokachev's "Building Peaks". Simplicity doesn't come more captivating than that synth line.
The Drifter
MOD 030
04 Jul 17
Techno
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The Drifter - (7:56) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Last Seen Leaving - (6:44) 126 BPM
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Never Somewhere - (6:17) 126 BPM
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Review: Aside from his own Edit Select Records, Anthony MacKinnon aka Edit Select has been a big player in some very big labels like Prologue and Ostgut Ton throughout the years. The present Modularz has also been a core driver of the man's deep-minded techno frameworks, and this new EP feels like a return to form. Opening the skies is "The Drifter", a classic slice of headstrong techno spewing with bleeping atmospherics and propelled forwards by a sleek, tenebrous gust of ambience. "Last Seen Leaving" heads deeper into the whirlpool thanks to a hypnotic groove, and "Never Somewhere" offers a much needed dose of acid to inject a little nerves into the equation. That's us enjoying ourselves in case you hadn't understood...
Specifics In Realism
MOD 014
20 Jan 14
Techno
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Exium - "Nebulae" - (5:58) 126 BPM
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Exium - "Star Ancestors" - (5:48) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Elyas - "Surgery" - (6:15) 128 BPM
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Elyas - "Take Off" - (8:32) 130 BPM
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Review: When it comes to Modularz you always know what you're gonna get: techno. This split Specifics In Realism EP is the first time Exium has appeared on Developer and Fanon Flowers' label, and it's the third time for Elyas, whose next step can only be a solo release after two VA appearances on Modularz. It's business as usual for Exuim who provide "Star Ancestors" and "Nebulae", the first, a drubby and booming chunk of big room techno, while the other leans towards something more spacey. Elyas then provides a hissing, clav-clucking "Surgery" and a dank, suspense-themed "Take Off". Killer club cuts.
Approaching Singularity
MOD 30
07 Aug 17
Techno
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One Ten - (4:36) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Entranced - (7:32) 128 BPM
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Mist - (6:03) 128 BPM
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Alley Groove - (4:49) 137 BPM
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Review: Mark Hawkins takes a break from his controversial house project Marquis Hawkes to deliver four purist techno cuts on Developer's label. In some ways, Singularity sees the UK producer return to his roots. After all, Hawkins originally released hard techno on labels like Djax and Uglyfunk in the early 00s, but this new approach is more linear and streamlined. "One Ten" sees him drop a firing percussive track that resounds to eerie riffs, while on "Entranced", he combines a mesmerising synth riff with a pulsing acid backing. "Mist" is slower and more murky, while "Alley Groove" is the rawest track on the release, combining a stripped back metallic rhythm with frequency shifting tones.
Ecliptica
MOD 29
17 Apr 17
Techno
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Ecliptica 1 - (5:20) 128 BPM
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Ecliptica 2 - (6:04) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ecliptica 3 - (5:34) 128 BPM
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Ecliptica 4 - (5:42) 126 BPM
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Ecliptica 5 - (5:24) 126 BPM
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Played by: Anders, Weslochan
Review: Spanish producer Valentin Corujo knows how to get a groove on. On his latest release as Kessell - this time on Developer's label - he drops five killer dance floor tracks, each one as functional as the next. The first "Ecliptica" revolves around the kind of nocturnal bass that sounds inspired by Suburban Knight, while the second one is metallic and stripped back, but undercut with an acidic flavour. Number three is tough and pushing towards the edge of distortion thanks to its grainy kicks and noisy filters, while on the fourth version is slightly more reserved and sees Corujo draw on the spacey end of Sandwell District for inspiration. Closing the release is the fifth instalment, a rolling, hypnotic track that draws on loop techno's legacy but deploys these sensibilities in a visceral setting.
Quantum Entanglement
MOD 24
24 Jun 16
Techno
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Sub Atomic - (6:30) 131 BPM
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Interaction - (5:41) 128 BPM
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DP - (6:01) 130 BPM
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Angular Momentum - (7:18) 130 BPM
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Mystery Of Time - (7:58) 84 BPM
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Entanglement - (5:55) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: The latest release on Developer's label contains the kind of detailed but functional tracks that are now inextricably linked to Modularz. The Italian pairing of Conrad Van Orton and VSK set the scene on "Sub Atomic", with its subtle off beats and intricate chords, before dropping the deep pulses of "Interaction". The tempo shifts considerably on "DP", where a tougher, acid-led groove prevails and "Entanglement" is a heads down, peak time banger. However, like many releases on Modularz, the release moves through a range of moods; "Angular Momentum" sees the pair do their best Sandwell District impression with a hypnotic, bleep-laden groove, while best of all, "Mystery of Time" is a beautiful ambient piece.
Transversal
MOD 011
19 Jul 13
Techno
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Rotula - (6:13) 126 BPM
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Rotula (Truncate remix) - (6:03) 129 BPM
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Transversal - (7:22) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Transversal (Sleeparchive remix) - (4:42) 125 BPM
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Review: Continuing his foray into the pitiless world of pitch-black techno, Oscar Mulero brings the pressure on this latest EP for Developer's Modularz imprint, stepping up to the label's remit for forward-thinking industrial styles. "Rotula" falls slow and heavy, somehow achieving grace even as the unforgiving bottom end thuds out and the hats shudder with nervous energy. Truncate brings a remix that plies a more compacted trade in cyclical techno, less booming but more pointed than the original. On the flip, Mulero's "Transversal" does the damage with a scant list of ingredients, largely dominated by a stuttering square wave bass stab bringing the doom to great effect, while Sleeparchive reacts with a version that brings everything you could want from a Sleeparchive cut; a bleak soundscape devoid of human warmth with a central bleep the only source of light.
Global Patterns
MOD 015
09 Jun 14
Techno
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Petter B - "Global Edit" - (7:03) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Petter B - "Global Writes" - (6:48) 128 BPM
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Rhomb - "Global Output" - (5:47) 130 BPM
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Rhomb - "Global Glitch" - (6:14) 131 BPM
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Review: Swedish producer Petter B has been knocking about for a few years now, releasing music for labels like Drumcode, and more recently, his own Bond. For this split EP on Developer's Modularz, he really lets loose, delivering two huge steel slabs of warehouse techno. On the flip is Rhomb, a fledging producer who debuted on Modularz last year providing one production to a four-track EP featuring Psyk and Developer. For this EP he delivers a steamy and dub-driven "Output", while "Glitch" is militant with a horror-thematic break down that's silenced by more booming techno beats. This is a huge record.
Concrete Environments
MOD 020
12 Oct 15
Techno
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Population One - "Code Of Conduct" - (5:09) 129 BPM
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Population One - "Concrete Playground" - (4:33) 125 BPM
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Terrence Dixon - "Touching Bass" - (4:07) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Terrence Dixon - "The Beholder" - (4:21) 120 BPM
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Review: It's a good thing that Terrence Dixon wasn't being serious when he announced that he's stopped making music. In this day and age, he is the one true pioneer left in Detroit, and his utterly singular brand of techno is an essential part of our daily existence here at HQ. This time, Dixon returns under his own name and under his most successful alias, Population One, on one split EP for Developer's Modularz label. "Code Of Conduct" and "Concrete Playground" represent the Population One side, the first tune being a subdued kick filled with cavernous space above it while the latter is more classic Population One thanks to those bizarre melodic twists. Dixon serves up "Touching Bass" and "The Beholder" on the flip, two jazzy techno sculptures that are instantly recognizable as his own. Recommended, as always.
Constellation Andromede
MOD 017
27 Feb 15
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To The Sun - (5:47) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Moon Direction - (5:35) 130 BPM
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Star Phases - (6:04) 128 BPM
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Saturn Sequences - (5:49) 128 BPM
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Played by: Ben Klock, ALONSO VARELA
Global Patterns Part Two
MOD 27
13 Jan 17
Techno
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Rebus - (6:04) 129 BPM
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Worn Out Places - (6:47) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Run In Circles - (5:41) 128 BPM
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Bullet Train - (6:02) 130 BPM
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Review: This is Rhomb's third outing on Developer's label, but it's the first release that he hasn't shared with a peer. Listening to "Rebus", which unfolds to tense clicks and foreboding textures that linger over its bass-heavy rhythm, it sounds like this solo flight was well deserved. Rhomb's star quality is reinforced by "Worn Out Places", where he shifts styles to deliver a bleep heavy, nickel-plated percussive workout. "Run In Circles" sees a deeper departure into that sound, with the track's dubbed out, hypnotic groove recalling Silent Servant's contributions to Sandwell District. "Bullet Train" marks another change, but this time it's towards the dense, drum-heavy approach favoured by Modularz' owner.
Dead Architect Series Two
MOD 019
07 Oct 15
Techno
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Rhomb - "System C01d" - (6:33) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Datura Dilema - "Illuminance" - (5:51) 131 BPM
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Christian Wunsch - "Marduk" - (6:02) 127 BPM
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Christian Wunsch - "Tilmun" - (6:25) 127 BPM
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Review: Apart from boasting one of the best ever names for a series, the second in the Dead Architect Series sees a wide range of sounds represented. Christian Wunsch's "Tilmun" is a killer peak time affair, its distorted beats and metal bar riffs sounding like it came from a horrific dystopia. Datura Dilema's "Illuminance" is less abrasive but just as hypnotic, with heavy dub beats underpinning a rolling, hypnotic groove. Wunsch's other contribution, "Marduk", sees him opt for a more considered approach, as he delivers a stripped back, stepping rhythm. Rounding out the release is Rhomb's excellent "System C01d", an understated but hypnotic deep techno late night groove.
Transmisiones Atlanticas
MOD 021
29 Oct 15
Techno
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Transmisiones 1 - (6:06) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Transmisiones 2 - (5:36) 127 BPM
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Transmisiones 3 - (5:51) 127 BPM
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Transmisiones 4 - (5:51) 127 BPM
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Atlanticas 1 - (5:40) 127 BPM
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Atlanticas 2 - (6:04) 127 BPM
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Atlanticas 3 - (5:55) 127 BPM
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Atlanticas 4 - (6:02) 127 BPM
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Review: Produced by Hector Sandoval, one half of Exium, Atlanticas is a hard-hitting techno affair. The first four tracks on this release - four installments of "Transmisiones" - follow a relatively similar route. Panning effects, acidic bleeps and churning filters all sweep and soar over distorted beats and hammering rhythms. It's intense, mesmerising material and on the first and third "Atlanticas", the Spanish producer goes even heavier and harder, as industrial drums, panel beating rhythms and nightmarish filters prevail. There is a more restrained side to Tensal's sound, and this is audible on the insistent pulses of "Atlanticas 2" and the deeper "Atlanticas 4", but at both of these tracks' core is the same relentlessness that defines the rest of the release.
Contrasts
MOD 002
17 Feb 11
Techno
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Contrasts 1 - (4:42) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Contrasts 2 - (4:43) 123 BPM
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Contrasts (Santiago Salazar remix) - (5:26) 128 BPM
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Contrasts (Developer remix) - (6:33) 127 BPM
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Entrada
MOD 003
12 Apr 11
Techno
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Talking With The Analogs - (6:42) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Centuria - (6:19) 125 BPM
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El Salvaje - (7:15) 126 BPM
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Entrada - (6:36) 126 BPM
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Moving Forward In Reverse - (8:47) 126 BPM
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Hypnotica Erotica - (6:39) 126 BPM
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Sondos - (6:27) 125 BPM
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Talking With The Analogs (Moctezuma remix) - (6:40) 126 BPM
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Surface Textures
MOD 032
09 Oct 17
Techno
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Roll Dann - "The Researcher" - (6:03) 128 BPM
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Roll Dann - "Drink Over" - (5:01) 129 BPM
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Roll Dann - "Deep View" - (5:58) 130 BPM
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Roll Dann - "Express Feelings" - (5:33) 128 BPM
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Roll Dann - "Classe D" - (5:18) 128 BPM
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Elyas - "Dead Planets 1" - (6:05) 133 BPM
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Elyas - "Dead Planets 2" - (5:50) 133 BPM
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Elyas - "Dead Planets 3" - (6:16) 130 BPM
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Elyas - "Dead Planets 4" - (6:02) 130 BPM
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Elyas - "Dead Planets 5" - (6:15) 84 BPM
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Elyas - "Dead Planets 6" - (5:52) 128 BPM
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Elyas - "Dead Planets 7" - (6:21) 128 BPM
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Elyas - "Dead Planets 8" - (6:09) 130 BPM
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Rhomb - "Quetzal" - (6:09) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Rhomb - "Kompas" - (5:47) 130 BPM
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Rhomb - "Golden Pheasant" - (5:55) 131 BPM
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Rhomb - "Lavina" - (6:04) 131 BPM
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Rhomb - "Lorikeet" - (4:52) 131 BPM
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Rhomb - "Rockhopper" - (5:46) 130 BPM
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Seeling Loyalty
MOD 28
10 Apr 17
Techno
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Seeking Loyalty - (5:57) 126 BPM
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Distinction - (5:54) 128 BPM
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Next Form - (6:17) 126 BPM
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Obtain It - (6:06) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Inquiry Of Truth - (9:02) 123 BPM
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Drawing - (6:38) 123 BPM
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Review: Having only just released an EP through Midgar, 2017 looks set to be a winning year for techno deviant Von Grall. The Semantica associate is up on Modularz this week, and from the tenebrous sounds of "Seeking Loyalty", it's clear that the producer is in absolutely no mood to stray outside of the techno framework. This is some pretty dark material. "Distinction" is another hefty roller of a tune, this time stripped-back to a hypnotic sequence of bleeps and airy pads while, "Next Form" bashes out a cacophonous flurry of electrifying tones, and "Obtain It" flutters its pulsating bass tones over a minimalistic array of 6am sonics. Nasty, unforgiving gear for the dancefloor.
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