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Review: Greg Gow Progressions EP

Label: Restructured

On this label's seventh title, head honcho Gow teams with fellow Canadian Mateo Murphy. The 'verbed-out lead synth increasingly ascends upward for an effective 4AM delight. Fans of Jeff Mills take note as this Tresor affiliate unlocks a heavily effected modern adventure. Read more » 

Review: DJ Misjah Inca Trail EP

Label: Jericho

This proven acid-techno maven throws down yet another 303-crafted, funk-driven event. While insistent strings roar an emotional yet cynical melody, bouts of spacious pounding push the tech-house flavor ahead. With one peak-filler and two additional breakbeat tracks, the diversity here will burn floors worldwide. Read more » 

Review: DJ Rush Heart and Soul EP

Label: Pro-Jex

Four hard and playful party bits from Chicago-born techno vet Rush. Amongst off-kilter synth stabs, bangin' bass, rumbling beats and jazzy sass, Rush plays alien on one track and advisor to the guys on another, and knows when to go instrumental. A style that recalls the genre's innocent days. Read more » 

Review: Dan Corco & Fred Carrreira Ethnic EP

Label: Rotation

This French duo engineers a polyrhythmic slice of conga-derived programming for Dave Angel's imprint. Emphasizing the peak-time melody, an equally inspirational and fearsome bassline cuts through the floor ahead. Though surely adequate as a stand-alone performance, this is best used for subtle genre transitions. Read more » 

Review: Mike Parker Highway Oil EP

Label: Integrated Recordings

Mike Parker takes us on a deep journey into the dark recesses of minimal techno land. These three tracks challenge the mind while still provoking the booty to shake, with intelligently layered bleeps and blips over a calm-yet-driving bassline and polyrhythmic shimmy. Read more » 

Review: The Diamond Dogs The Conception EP

Label: Secret Weapon Records

Keeping things dark and the sound underground, Toronto based Mark Quail and Himadri collaborate on this deep, tracky, techno trip. A dancing bounce and a sustained tone hold you in a zone, as the duo explores the art and science of repetitive beats and their effect on your consciousness. Read more » 

Review: Schatrax Mispent Years

Label: Soma

This dark and spare, early-'90s bit of UK tech-house from Josh Brent had 'em crawling for it back in the day. On this '03 remix revival, Brent gives the track a broken electro treatment, while Silicone Soul turbo-boosts the beats for some hands-in-the-air action. Funk D'Void gives it a layered, chiming, kaleidoscopic flavor that will neatly bring this tune back to the realm of dancefloor hysteria. Read more » 

Review: Mr Negative Star Spangled Banner

Label: Crack and Speed

This forward-thinking (and brilliantly named) label sees Mr. Negative (Holmar Filipsson, Freestyle Man and Olivier Spencer) bring on a slut-driven, dirty hole of a track. It's all paced-down beats, German spoken-word vocals and catty synths-you'll lick it up. Read more » 

Review: Neptune Nevermind Love Is Good

Label: Planet East

Alexander East's deep jackin' house imprint unleashes a classically Chicago jam by a producer sounding a lot like, well, Mr. East himself. The aim here's to hypnotize, and with bumping acid bassline, spitting shuffle rhythm and bopping vocal bits, our Nep does just that. Read more » 

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