Review: Italojohnson has clearly decided that less is more, having limited their output to one self-released 12" a year since 2013. Volume 10 in the mysterious threesome's self-titled series predictably contains more twisted, tried-and-tested material. The untitled A-side sounds like a modern update of a breakbeat-boasting Frankie Bones classic, with hectic bursts of percussion, surging sub and a classic riff taking it in turns to impress. There's more of an acid house feel to the similarly untitled flipside workout, with booming, mangled vocal snippets and sharp electronic stabs riding a thunderous groove, '80s electro hits and a classic Chicago bassline. There's little subtle about either track, but they sound like guaranteed floorfillers.
Review: Enigmatic Berlin collective Italojohnson are still going strong, with this throwback to their 2012 underground classic "05A1" getting a couple of mad percussive reworks by some of their favourite producers. First up is former Panorama Bar resident and Kwench label boss Cassy, who serves up the deep down and dirty bounce of her rework, followed by Parisian enfant terrible Bambounou who adds his signature touch to the mix - this is one serious techno banger that's made to play!