Exium, Billy Nasty, West Norwood Cassette Library, Marcel Heese, Zenner, MR. Scruff, M50, Juno Recommends Dubstep, Shadow Dancer (Boysnoize Records), Rivet, Steevio, Neil Landstrumm, LIFECYCLE
Having wowed the world with his first two records, Objekt's arrival on Hessle Audio is a logical and welcome move. The wobbling bassline of "Cactus", premiered on Ben UFO's Rinse:16 mix, recalls Mala's savage productions, tweaking the oscillators just enough to make the bass scream whilst keeping things tasteful, despite its crazed metamorphosis into a raygun at the halfway point. Flipside "Porcupine" meanwhile is militant techno with all the purity and focus of Jeff Mills' best productions, a maelstrom of pummelling beats and swimming chords with a diamond-like beauty despite its pneumatic ferocity. In a word: essential.
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