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Bleep Repeat - (7:40) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Paper Blades - (8:38) 83 BPM
Played by: Chymera
Review: This is only Redshape's second release this year, but it shows that the masked man has not lost his ability to conjure up atmospheric techno. The title track is typical of his sound, with a dense, upbuilding groove playing host to swirling synths, acid pirouettes and even some deranged vocal chants in the background. "Paper Blades" is a more unusual composition; it sees the masked man slow down the tempo and drop loose break beats. Against this laid back framework, he lays down Pete Namlook-style soothing ambient textures and supernatural, swirling textures that prove once again that Redshape is not a typical techno producer.
PRESENT 14
04 Dec 15
Techno
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Soylent Red - (8:26) 118 BPM
   
Mucky Bones - (7:10) 125 BPM
   
Grind - (5:49) 123 BPM
   
The Lesson - (6:45) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Brick Brack - (6:01) 118 BPM
   
Drama - (6:17) 123 BPM
Played by: Alkalino
PRESENT 0607
05 Oct 15
Minimal/Tech House
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Made Of Steel (original mix) - (7:28) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Made Of Steel (punked) - (7:32) 120 BPM
PRESENT 11
25 Nov 13
Deep House
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Plonk (original mix) - (5:15) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
8 - (1:26) 128 BPM
   
Plonk (dub) - (7:18) 123 BPM
Review: It's hard to believe that Plonk is almost a decade old. Famously, it featured on Marcel Dettmann's seminal Berghain mix CD back in 2008, a selection that was instrumental in introducing the Berlin club's sound to a global audience. And yet this release does not neatly dovetail with the soundtrack one would immediately associate with the world's best-known techno club. Sure, it's linear and dense, but Redshape's sparse arrangement is informed by the spacious dub of Basic Channel / Chain Reaction rather than harder iterations of techno. That said, the percussion is relentless in an understated manner and the eerie undercurrents do call to mind the many activities carried out in the club's nooks and crannies. More than anything though, the fact that it still sounds fresh after ten years says a lot about both Redshape and Dettmann's creative visions.
PRESENT 04
25 Aug 17
Techno
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Alone On Mars? - (8:59) 83 BPM
   
Species - (5:30) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Mark Fanciulli
PRESENT 02
04 Mar 16
Techno
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Unfinished Symmetry - (10:44) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Black Dust - (7:10) 122 BPM
Played by: Borgie
Review: It is hard to believe that this record is nearly 10 years old. When it appeared back in 2007 on Redshape's own label, the title track's eerie synths and uncontrollable splurging bass sounded like a revelation. Indeed, this type of raw techno was a breath of fresh but menacing air amid the slew of synthetic mnml sounds. On the flip, "Black Dust" isn't quite as heavy and takes inspiration from US deep house, thanks to its bleeding, Chicago bass and melancholic synths. As techno is once again plunged into a world of sixth form misery, we need records like Unfinished Symmetry more than ever.
PRESENT 03
08 Apr 16
Techno
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Shift - (8:34) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Drive - (6:07) 127 BPM
PRESENT 15
15 Jun 17
Techno
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Alpha On The Rocks - (10:30) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Box - (6:41) 123 BPM
PRESENT 05
07 Dec 18
Techno
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In Trust We Space - (8:30) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Laser! - (6:32) 118 BPM
Review: Originally released back in 2011, In Trust shows Redshape at the very height of his creative prowess. The title track features staccato drums in the background as the red-masked producer lays down beguiling, hypnotic melodies and beautiful synth lines that trail off into the ether. Representing the other side of the mysterious artist's psyche is "Laser!" Led by a pulsing, growling bass that wraps itself around an eerie synth line, it's on a par with other Redshape floor-killers such as Shaped World and Blood Into Dust. This release serves as a reminder that when it comes to Detroit-influenced techno, few producers can compare to Redshape.
PRESENT 08
22 Feb 19
Techno
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The Gate - (8:30) 124 BPM
   
Voyager - (6:23) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: After a number of releases on Nonplus, the mysterious Redshape returns to his own Present label. More esoteric and less menacing than some of the red mask-wearing techno producer's previous output, The Gate/Voyager sees him set his sights on a more reflective path. "The Gate" resounds to dramatic chords and lithe back beats as a mysterious vocal talks about cosmic messages travelling at the speed of light. "Voyager" sees him head into an even more contemplative space. Its bass throbs and purrs powerfully, while all around it moody synths rise through the ether, like a sleek space craft gliding effortlessly across galaxies
PRESENT 16
18 May 18
Techno
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Man Out Of Time (Major Space dub) - (5:22) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dead Space (Next Door Ultra dub) - (4:59) 123 BPM
PRESENT BLACK
08 Nov 19
Techno
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Son Of A... - (6:41) 60 BPM
   
Kracken's Game - (6:29) 58 BPM
PRESENT 09
16 Oct 20
Experimental/Electronic
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Wires - (8:12) 125 BPM
PRESENT 12
09 Dec 13
Techno
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