Review: Pan-Pot have been focused heavily on promoting other artists on their label, so Weltlinie is a welcome release from Second State's owners. The title track is a high-paced tribal affair, with a rolling rhythm underpinning shimmering synth lines and dank chords, while a similar approach is audible on the skipping percussion and shuffling drums of "Exzentrisch". Both tracks show that when it comes to funky techno, few artists do it better. By contrast, both "Zeit" and "Startphase" are heavier: the oppressive bass on the latter is so powerful that it will make the listener gasp for air, while its break down exudes pure menace. The former is a bleak, modern take on 90s trance - providing proof that Pan-Pot need to release music more frequently.
Review: For their latest release, Pan-Pot have commissioned some of the biggest names in techno to rework their Weltlinie release from earlier this year. In its original format, the EP moved from the dreamy, driving title track and the menacing tribal techno of "Startphase" into the rattling rhythms of "Exzentrisch" and the rave-friendly builds of "Zeit". In Gregor Tresher's hands, the title track turns into a surprisingly understated house groove, while by contrast Gary Beck re-imagines "Startphase" as a pounding, peak time techno beast. Shlomi Aber's version of "Exzentrisch" is more nuanced than the original, thanks mainly to its skeletal groove, while Deas strips "Zeit" down and creates a pounding, loopy workout.