Given that he occasionally performs D&B sets under the Sterngucker alias, we shouldn't be surprised that Stefan Streck's latest Micronaut missive draws influence from the early days of jungle and UK hardcore. The whole EP is something of a retro-futurist treat, if truth be told. Opener "Earlylate", for example, sees him employ both vintage, New Jersey garage style organ chords and house-tempo, jungle style breakbeats, while "OldNew" is a pleasingly saucer-eyed fusion of UKG inspired two-step beats, Inner City style synth stabs and nu-disco electronics. Elsewhere, "Undercover" sounds like pitched-down early liquid funk and "Smallbig" boasts the kind of sweeping melody lines reminiscent of progressive breaks veterans Hybrid in their pomp (whilst being a little rougher round the edges).
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