Review: Following Afrojack's "Pacha On Acid", Turbo offshoot label Twin Turbo drop two new tunes by Australia, an alias, the label coyly claim, for: "two top-shelf producers". We're open to suggestions as to who they may be, but we do know that we're definitely feeling both of these. "Sydney On Acid" is, as expected, full of brilliant 303 action, with a subtle drop into a slow-burning beat. "Chopper" is the standout though - full of aggressive vocal shots over some monster kicks and forceful bass sequences.
Review: Next up on Tiga's Turbo Recordings is Tel Aviv's Autarkic, with what he describes himself as "Industrial Techno tribal goth dub vibes for 2075 and beyond!" He starts out with the hazy and low slung groove of "Rotation! Rotation!" featuring some nice new romantic style vocals, chunky synth bass and exotic drums; sounds like Human League gone Middle Eastern safari. The remix by fellow countrymen and rising star Red Axes is way more energetic and will definitely work the floor a bit better than the original. Also "I Know" hammers the message home gloriously on this sweet slice of 80s synth pop served up in 2016 style!
Review: Label owner Tiga has proclaimed that mystery producer Beton's new record is the best of the last five years. Certainly, it's one of the most distinctive. Based on a dense, bass-heavy groove and eerie synths, "Directions" features the vocals of Wevie Stonder, which provide a GPS-style guide through the mean streets. The vocal narrative culminates with the audience being told to lift an object out of the car they are traveling in, at which point a wild wall of acid kicks in. "Keep Breathin'", also features some vocals, but they are buried deep in the arrangement, with acid lines and tough kicks to the fore. Both tracks are sure to turn heads whenever they are dropped.
Review: Toronto's Carlo Lio has been making highly explosive dancefloor bombs for over a decade now, with his passionate take on tech reaching every corner of the globe. Here he returns with one of his most high profile releases yet, Psychout, on none other than Tiga's legendary Turbo Recordings. It's all about the twin turbos here, boasting two tracks for our listening pleasure. The title track is an excellent slice of techy minimal disco; a streamlined and linear digital snake. "All She Wants" meanwhile, is a heavier affair with pulsating Popof-style bass, percolating rhythms and creepy vocal snippets. Lively!
Review: You might have heard Charlotte De Witte under her previous alias of Raving George, but her new solo project under her own name is a harder, more military take on techno. In fact, "Sehnsucht" itself is about as direct and penetrative as you can get with a techno missile, and the same goes for "My Feeling" and "Enough", the latter addinig in some fine vocal chops for added effect. "Den Ganzen Abend" is a muscular Berghain belter, and you also get a beatless, "Melodic Theme" remix of Sehnsucht"; Coyu remix of "My Feeling" adds to the techno beatings.
Review: A major talent that's been snapped up by Tiga's Turbo label after releases on Southern Fried and Blood Music, the long-awaited Numbers EP has finally dropped and it's a wonked-out techno gem with support from Boys Noize, Fake Blood, Proxy and Annie Mac. The Scottish duo recall Tiga's own ZZT version of "Lower State of Consciousness" on the title tune, while "Sucker" begins with a severely beat-mashed vocal before elegantly dropping into a fierce, dry techno kick replete with subtle yet outstanding bass sounds. "Fibre" is a stripped-down succession of killing acid rises, while "Been Warned" is horror-tech of the finest, edgiest kind.