Review: Florian Senfter aka Zombie Nation and Tiga's ZZT project gets the remix treatment with a diverse set of results. At the raucous, bleepy house end of the spectrum are the versions by Clouds and Sound of Stereo, with the latter's tweaky remix sounding restrained compared to the atonal madness of the former's reshape. It's not all noisy exuberance though; Gesaffelstein's remix seeks to plumb to Drexciyan depths with a bassline that sounds like it was inspired by the Detroit legends and the versions from Crowdpleaser and Plein Soleil do a fine approximation of raw, analogue house. However, it's Julio Bashmore who steals the plaudits here with a soaring bassline fused with intelligent techno style melodies for an unforgettably sublime outcome.
Review: Whilst Turbo have demonstrated a willingness to think outside the box in recent times (most notably a Murphy Jax release that featured Populette and Freak Seven remixes) this ZZT release will no doubt please fans of the label's trademark sound. "Vulkan Sound" is every bit as abrasive as you'd expect from Tiga and Florian, craftily building from a scratchy groove into the kind of ever twisting tunnel of white noise that sends the Friday night Fabric crowd crazy. Be sure to check the requisite remixes, with Turbo's resident Russian speaker worrier Proxy borrowing rhythmic ideas from an under appreciated Felix Da Housecat jam amidst the usual array of crescendo building synth madness. Joining him is BNR's Jan Driver, whose remix will please fans of tracks that begin in the lower recesses of the speakers and dig up all the dirt as they reach stereo parity in sync with massive 808 kicks and thumping bass, while UK techno don Perc turns in a driving, industrially tinged reimagination.