Review: For their latest trip into deep and hazy techno territory, France's Berg Audio has enlisted the services of two up-and-coming producers, recent As One LDN artist Viktor Udvari and Dublin-based Laughing Man. "Shades" is the pair's first co-production and is really rather good. Based around cyclical deep space riffs and a warm, undulating bassline, the track is propelled forwards not by their Motor City inspired melodiousness, but rather a notably weighted drum track. Gluped member Tuleric provides the obligatory flipside remix, wisely exploring the track's deeper side on a rolling dub techno take that's arguably superior to the (admittedly excellent) A-side.
Lebawski - "Clouds Of Thyme" (Kled Baken remix) (6:33)
Barbosa - "Quinoa" (Ray mono remix) (6:44)
Review: Ghent's Muzi Cartel crew step into the label game with this assured four tracker from promising emergent talents. Viktor Udvari is up first with "For Our Love", a fired up but delicately executed techno jam with plenty of harmonic balance to make for the most satisfying trip skywards. Mrsch takes things deeper and groovier on "Pas Cu Pas", leaning heavy on the bass and leaving a little more space in the mix for maximum meditation. Kled Baken's remix of Lebawski gets into a minimal house roll with spaced out licks of vocal and hazy pads, and Ray Mono nudges Barbosa's "Quinoa" into murky depths for a proper underground roller.