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Review: Jurassic 5 A Day At the Races

Label: Interscope

The best party rockin' track off the last LP, finally available in the UK on a promo 12". The chainsaw cuts that introduce verses by Big Daddy Kane and Percee P are awesome!! Read more » 

Review: Literon Switch to Dis

Label: Fortek

After creating club-oriented mixes for such labels as Brave New World and EC Records, this electronic twiddler twists one up for his Rotterdam-based imprint. Starting with a predictable loopy percussion track, this LP takes a surprisingly intuitive twist with an innovative delay fill leading to succulent cymbals and brilliant waves. Read more » 

Review: Paul Mac Back and Forth

Label: Primate

Following his massive album, Cards On The Table, this master of organic tribal mischief returns with another colossal floor-filler geared towards the polyrhythmic ear. Stabbing basslines and delicate keys guard the front side, while Oliver Ho lends a deeper take on the flip. Pure progress. Read more » 

Review: Ricchie Hawtin Haardtrax Vol. III

Label: Plus 8

For its 80th release, Plus 8 offers up the previously unreleased follow-up to the Hardtrax series from 1994. With this EP, Hawtin created a bleepy, deep, minimal four-tracker that still sounds fresh as the morning dew. After spending a decade in the vault, these tracks are a great addition to the Hawtin fan's collection. Read more » 

Review: DJ ESP No Future In Your Front

Label: Primevil

Woody McBride is currently one of the world's most sought out techno agents, and this title accurately conveys his demeanor. Furthering the evolution of 303 bass, this EP carries rolling grit with the aid of hypnotically dubbed vocals and a solid yet quickly decaying kick. An ideal way to soothe your dance aneurysm. Read more » 

Review: G Flame & Davide Squillace 5

Label: Sketch

Known for introducing hues of warm synthesized waves, Mr. Squillace appears this time with two original tracks and a remix by both G. Flame and the relentless Advent. This clean production weaves between the lines of powerhouse dancefloor and hypnotic funk, leaving an open palette for track-play or tool-usage. Read more » 

Review: Renato Cohen Spank

Label: Sino

The rising Brazilian DJ/producer delivers another solid record on Technasia's sub-label Sino. Driving, energetic, funky techno, the way I like it. I performed with him in Sao Paulo, and besides being a very charismatic and good DJ, he also knows how to produce wicked records. Read more » 

Review: Hardcell & Per Grindvik 75

Label: Primate

I really adore the a-side track on this. It's a very Jeff Mills-sounding techno cut-tribal and funky, with very strong chords. It actually sounds like Mills produced by Adam Beyer! Proper! Read more » 

Review: Lenk 8

Label: DK

DK was originally launched as a house label by Jesper Dahlbaeck and Thomas Krome, and this is a solo release by Dahlbaeck. Relentless, groovy and dirty techno, a dancefloor destroyer! I play it every set. Jesper is a sick, sick boy! Massive! Read more » 

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