Dubyshkin is the latest addition to the Trip roster, but don't let what seems like his youthful demeanour fool you - Cheerful Pessimist is a potent techno record. Already supported by label boss Nina Kraviz in her DJ sets, it starts with the looped vocal sample and rolling, hypnotic rhythm of "Belissimo". The release takes an acidic turn on "I Decided to Fly", with its pacey drums, crisp claps and looped vocal samples all covered in a humming 303 line. It sounds like an update of classic DJ Skull. Meanwhile, "Machines Behave Badly" comes across like a particularly moody take on Mike Parker, before the release concludes with the gabba meets hardcore workout, "Rooyggbiv".
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