This is the second release on Nina Kraviz' label and it shows that the Russian DJ is putting her money where her mouth is. There aren't any crowd-pleasing names on this double pack, but there are plenty of purist techno tracks. On the tough, percussive side there's Bjarki's rattling "Revolution", both Deniro and Kraviz, working with Exos, drop heavy, bleepy minimal workouts, with the former's "Dumans" recalling Joey Beltram's eternal "Believer". On the subject of 90s techno, Kraviz also deserves praise for signing a Steve Stoll track; as its title suggests, "Dumbo" dispenses with subtle niceties in favour of a rough, pulsing acid workout that recalls the glory days of Proper.
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