Review: German label Tronic Soundz drops a compilation that does exactly what it says on the tin, bringing together some of contemporary techno's finest releases. Maceo Plex's edit of Der Dritte Raum's "Hale Bopp" turns the trance classic into a sleek techno affair, while Humantronic's "Invado" is a similar linear rhythm with a focus on the dance floor. Meanwhile, on "Fire", CJ Bolland veers into dark electro territory, while another 90s veteran Frank de Wulf, drops a hypnotic, stripped back rhythm on "Fifth Insight". Ramping up the intensity levels, Sikora's "Plough" is a dark, stepping techno track that has echoes of the Fachwerk catalogue.
Christian Smith & John Selway - "Delirium" - (7:45) 128 BPM
Dr. Motte - "Faze DJ-Set 88" (continuous DJ mix) - (1:11:07) 128 BPM
Review: Love Parade founder Dr Motte celebrates 30 years of the landmark event with this fine mix of underground classics. It starts with the timeless trance of Der Dritte Raum's "Hale Bopp" and Tube & Berger's electro house banger "The Young & The Wild Ones". As one of Berlin's most established DJs, Motte's sound is also rooted in techno, and he doesn't disappoint here, dropping the low-slung minimalism of Joey Beltram's remix of Abe Duque & Blake Baxter's "Let's Take It Back" as well as tougher tunes like the hammering, Chicago style of DJ Rush & Eric Sneo's "Take Me Back" and the bugged out acid on Christopher Kah's "Heatwaves".