After initially refusing to reveal their identities or those of their artists, CD03 QR founders Laurent Garnier and Scan X softened their stance a little. It's interesting then that the label's latest expansive EP once again features no explanation of the producers involved, who in true sci-fi techno style have been given numeric codes. Their point is that it doesn't matter who made the music as it should be about the quality of the tracks on show. Helpfully, this is another very strong collection that variously touches on warming, intergalactic deep house ('Get Down'), hypnotic, retro-futurist techno positivity ('Meraki'), sleazy slo-mo chuggers ('Midnight Run'), skewed hip-hop ('Permission'), dark-room intensity (the Sxan X-esque 'No Joke' and 'Flexible Life') and vocal tech-jazz brilliance ('It's That').
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