Review: Dutch online record store Triple Vision have put their encyclopedic knowledge of drum and bass and dubstep down in compilation format, and man does it sound fresh! Showcasing some of the hottest talents from the scene, this little library of perfect tunes from 2012 sounds as hot as they did back on their release dates. Featuring the likes of Technicolour & Komatic (now called Technimatic, of course), European atmos-bassers Gerwin & Nuage, Intelligent Manners, Disphonia, Mortem and Sabre, as well as some wildcards and underdogs from artists with their own rabidly fanatical follwings, this is a comp worth savouring and perfect for filling those gaps in your collection with tunes that perhaps passed you by along the way.
Steve Bicknell - "Constant Movement" - (7:26) 132 BPM
Tim Tama - "Suspicion Is The Enemy" - (5:45) 134 BPM
Dave Simon - "Vision Of Intensity" - (5:42) 133 BPM
Keith Carnal - "One-on-One" - (7:09) 134 BPM
I Hate Models - "Beloved & Damned" - (8:52) 123 BPM
Ferdinger - "Vertigo" - (7:58) 141 BPM
Review: Triple Vision pull out all the stops on the ninth Evidence Based edition. Tin Man's expansive 303 sound is to the fore on the aptly-named "Acid Swirls", while representing a more sombre, subdued style is Oscar Mulero's broken beat remake of End Train's "Into The Sun's Maze". Deadbeat drops a high-paced minimal techno groove in the shape of "7th and 33rd", while Triple Vision scores a coup by securing the services of Steve Bicknell - the Lost founder's contribution is the suitably textured and otherworldly "Constant Movement". He's not the only high-profile name to line out for this edition and I Hate Models delivers the rattling, glitchy techno of "Beloved & Damned".
Review: The label arm of Dutch techno distributor Triple Vision delivers a fine compilation. It starts off in understated, sombre mode, with the rolling drums and woozy synths of tracks from Amotik and Refracted, before Codex Empire delves deeper with an atmospheric, break beat-led take on KAS:ST's "Raving Alone". That's not to say that Volume 8 is shy of dance floor tracks; from the rolling tribal groove of Setaoc Mass' "Light Falls" and the rave-infused "Generation X" from Deep Dimension to Remco Beekwilder's banging, chord-heavy "90's Mayhem", this is an expertly weighted and executed collection of modern techno.