"Flash" was originally released back in 2002, reissued in 2014 and now gets a new release for 2018. Despite the passage of time, the track has not lost its lustre and the combination of quirky vocals, hyperactive bass and eerie synths mean that it remains a distinctive track. Tiga's remixes, which featured on the original release, have also aged well; the Turbo boss 'Acid Flash Back' version is a highly effective, 303-led banger, while on his 'Unholy Trinity Vox' version, he deploys Italo synths to devastating effect. For this latest iteration, the label has included remixes from the 2014 re-release, with Mark Deutsche & Muso? dropping a reflective, melodic take and Italoboyz delivering a raucous minimal take.
The third volume in this series is a reminder of how broad the tech-house sound can be. At one end, there's Martin Landsky's stripped back and tripped out take on John Tejada's biggest tune, "Sweat On The Walls", while at the other end, there's the glorious soulful, acid-sprayed re-rub of Vincenzo's "The Clearing" by Ian Pooley. Landsky keeps the mood menacing with "2000 Miles", as does MANIK with the prowling bassline of "Pure Liquid". Thankfully, there are enough musical moments, from Phonique, David Durango and Mathias Mayeer- whose "Insomnia" climaxes to wave upon wave of deep chords - to provide the necessary counterbalance.