Review: Strap in and prepare for a wild ride on this one as Maelstrom links with DeFeKT to serve up some searing electro/techno fusions that are designed to shake your bones loose. "Heat Wave" is a real slap around the face with its corrugated bassline and coruscated percussion. It's a high impact, high speed track while "Three Channels" is all twitching synth paranoia for peak time freak outs. Flipside "Naoned" piles on the pressured with warped bass and busted hits soaked in industrial textures before the most brash and confrontational cut of the lot - "Dublin" - closes things out in real face-melting fashion.
Review: Assembler Code & Jensen Interceptor are one of electro's most devastating duos right now. Mechatronica welcome them for four more hard hitting jams after their "Vapour Waves" EP on this label got plenty of people talking. These are tunes with an old school feel that will blow up your bass bins and tear apart your tweeters with their mix of low end heaviness and bright melodic patterns. Superbly urgent drum programming sweeps you off your feet and races you through astral skies on "Noise Theory", "Otherwise" has a raggedy-ass broken beat and "Day 1" has a blistering bassline of the highest order.