Review: Next up on Fjaak's label is a real treat for techno fans, with Norman Nodge releasing his first new material in a number of years. Though it is limited to one track, "The Raid" sees the Berghain doyen do what he excels at: over a pounding kick and merciless percussion, Nodge drops splintered riffs and looped vocal samples. Rifts & Dajusch's "Dubiety" is a similarly moody affair, but the pair draw on menacing chords and a driving rhythm to make the same impact. Lastly, Fjaak themselves make an appearance, with the trio's "Candide" resounding to rolling break beats and a dense bassline.
Review: The third release on Spandau 20 is a split affair, with the fledgling label drawing once again on its core artists. Claus Sch?ning, who featured on the German imprint's second release, delivers the chord-heavy, high-paced "Uber Sonic". Realised against the backdrop of a steely rhythm, it recalls vintage Force Inc techno from the 90s. Upping the intensity levels are Fjaak, with the Berlin duo dropping the howling analogue riffs and pounding rhythm of "Rough & Ready". It's not all visceral thrills however, and Rifts puts atmospheric synths on the agenda with the Vince Watson-style deep dance floor techno of "Sharp Lank".