BnB Promo Pool #37


iga & Jori Hulkkonen – Trust Your Body (Turbo Recordings)
Tiga and longtime studio partner Jori Hulkkonen’s new banger will definitely do the damage in the clubs. Rigged with a pumping vintage Chicago groove, a thick staccato bassline and Tiga’s vox, this one’s as basic as they come, but it has all the ingredients o make the sweat drip from the walls. Danny Daze and John Roman’s remixes are pretty cool, but it’s JoeFarr who delivers the goods with his furiously stomping electro/techno remake.
Rating: 7.7/10 | Release date: March 25th, 2013

Rex The Dog – Do You Feel What I Feel (feat. Jamie McDermott) (Southern Fried Records)
Our favorite four-legged friend returns with a brand new slice of his signature electro sound, this time taking us back to the glorious days of Italo disco and Giorgio Moroder’s synthpop. The title track sounds like a 2013 rendition of Donna Summer’s classic ‘I Feel Love’, yet obviously with a cleaner production and with a more muscular kick. There’s no less than 5 remixes of this track, of which especially the Kim Ann Foxman and Riva Starr remixes are well worth a spin. The B-side, ‘Bonn’, is a less poppy and much more energetic electro affair for the darkest of clubs. There’s a good dog.
Rating: 7.5/10 | Release date: May 6th, 2013

Pacho & Pepo – Mouses (Cloning Sound)
Bulgarian DJ duo Pacho & Pepo’s most recent release is a seriously potent tech house grooves that’s heavy on the kick and very gentle on the synths. The title track is a playful little banger, while ‘Higher And Higher’ on the flip adds some more straightforward grooves to the package. All in all, a job well done.
Rating: 7.5/10 | Release date: out now

Qindek – Outbreak EP (Wolfskuil Records)
Darko Esser’s consistently brilliant Wolfskuil imprint jumped on this EP like a pack of dogs on a three-legged cat when they were given the opportunity, and we can see why. Qindek is the guise under which Thomas Lauren releases his more abstract house/techno sound, a sound that may be derived of his usual melodic approach but makes up in dense atmospherics. Up first is the title track, which is a dark, chugging piece of shady basement techno marked by various elegant twists and coated in a thick, hypnotizing vibe. The killer ‘Later & Harder Sessions’ bears significances to Planetary Assault System and Function-esque techno, after which ‘Te Beroerd’ closes the EP with a super nervous mainstage banger including the kind of breakdown/climax combo that could destroy a mid-sized club from the inside out. There’s no excuse to let this one pass you by.
Rating: 8.3/10 | Release date: March 2013

Radical G – Wasp (Dancedelic Digital)
Belgian producer Radical G brings on his Moog Minitaur for the acid bassline that serves as the engine to his new Wasp EP. Much like his previous releases, ‘Wasp’ is another powerful example of destructibe EBM/techno hybridism, with stomping kicks, nasty electro/techno drums and violent acid bass stabs making up one hell of a track. The Al Ferox Swarm mix is an ever darker affair, although it’s a bit too distorted for our tastes. Ryogo Yamamori’s 951Beat remake reminisces of old The Hacker and Miss Kittin tracks (or, more recently Gesaffelstein and Brodinski), after which George Lanham finishes with a superb, hyperactive big room techno remix. Not for the faint-hearted.
Rating: 8.0/10 | Release date: April 15th, 2013

Josh Wink – Balls (Ovum Recordings)
It’s been a while since we last heard from Mr. Wink, but the wait has definitely been worth it. The techno-driven, ten-minute ‘Balls’ may not sound like a typical Wink-release, it’s definitely one of those tracks that can make a lasting impression on a club night. The acid wobbles are not left out, making this a rare acid/techno/best-of-both-worlds cut. The Groove mix and Groove mix – No Strings are two more straightforward but equally powerful versions of the track. Solid.
Rating: 8.0/10 | Release date: April 15th, 2013

Sleeparchive – A Man Dies In The Street Pt. 1 (Tresor Records)
After his 2011 Ronan Point EP, Sleeparchive (finally!) returns to Tresor with an EP containing all new material. And it’s a rather odd one, as all four tracks are not much more than extrended bass arp/kickdrum loops. ‘1’ and ‘2’ are for those who like their techno dubby, while ‘3’, and ‘4’ turn to early 90s Detroit techno to deliver their message. A bit of an oddity, but strangely intriguing.
Rating: 7.0/10 | Release date: April 1st, 2013