Could Go become Jonas Kopp's Red moment? It's not beyond the realms of possibility and the Argentinean producer has certainly taken inspiration from the second record in Dave Clarke's benchmark trilogy. Like Red 2, Go is all about the dramatic chord stabs that burst out of the arrangement intermittently. The only real difference to Clarke's 90s anthem is that Kopp's release has the benefit of modern production techniques, with tough off-beats, firing percussion and a repetitive vocal sample adding to the sense of drama. In a neat twist, Clarke and Mr Jones provide the remix under their Unsubscribe guise. Adding stomping beats, steely drums and a menacing dimension to the chord stabs, it's a fitting reshape of one of 2014's biggest techno tunes.
The latest missive on this Japanese label shows that it's still possible to do big room techno with a modicum of style and class. The title track is based on a churning chord build and concurrent acid spiral that are supported by heavy claps and dark, pounding drums. It's like Psyk at his most abrasive. Torque has commissioned a series of remixers, with Jonas Kopp delivering a slamming, percussive rework that descends into a wall of noise, while Ben Sims' 'Mustard' remix follows a more intense route, with a searing, noisy rhythm underpinned by dank, acidic noise. Meanwhile, the Q Hey remix is driven by a growling, pulsing bass.