Review: Following up his terrific long player for hometown heroes Pressure Traxx earlier this year, Dario Reimann returns with this fresh offering for fellow Frankfurters Osman. In the same vein as previous releases by the likes of locals Philip Boss and Harry Wills, you can be sure that Reimann will keep on with the new sound of the Rhein Main region on his No Future Slap EP which was very much inspired by the early '90s style of UK techno. From the woozy afterhours bleep-funk of "Destroyer", the boompty minimal house of the title track or the fiercely hypnotic tunnel vision of "Trippy Bucket Hits" - this is the best of retro perceived through a modern lens.
Review: For the fourth release on his nascent label, Frankfurt-based Baba Osman has turned to two producers still finding their feet: debutant collaborators Nicolas Etorena and Santiago Uribe. There's much to admire on their first EP, not least fine opener "24-25". A bouncy peak-time roller propelled by raging acid bass, ear-pleasing bleeps and chunky house drums, it perfectly sets the tone for a 12" rich in nods to vintage UK techno. This is particularly evident on X2, where early hardcore breakbeats and a gargantuan sub-bass line are peppered with metallic chords and early Warp style bleep melodies. You'll find more heavy, LFO-influenced sub-bass and the more straight up bleep techno snappiness of B-side "Zazzia".