Review: Opening their doors every Saturday for mind-altering shock treatment, Power Station has been giving their raging punters a potent dose of megawatt reality. Their curatorial expertise has established an institution that will now extend the mythical energy generated with a record label in the form of annual limited 12"/digital compilations, grouping tracks that have already become the club's signature tunes. Resident, booker and co-founder Kris Baha finds himself on both sides of the inaugural disc, with the ball of confusion solo production 'Something Something, and again as Heavy Concern in collaboration with Otologic's Nick Murray, a name synonymous with the Melbourne club circuit being one quarter of the Animals Dancing massive. Young gun Disrute captures the optimum warm up set with the shape shifting slow burner 'Ka-Bu' while scene veteran and Haul Music boss Mike Callander discovers a new lab mutation of sci-fi soundtrack, damaged funk and cerebral house.
Review: It would be unfair to label Mikey Melas aka Jensen Interceptor as anything less than a contemporary electro king, both in terms of the labels he's released for and his own personal brand of industrial tech. The producer is up on Australia's Power Station, run out of Melbourne, marking his debut with the opening "Route E", a classic electro bruiser that sails at a mid-tempo but bangs harder and harder with each new verse; "Delayed Response" is the perfect companion, featuring Kirin J Callinan and a supremely industrial slew of techno lashings. On the flip, "Emulator" strips the melodies down to bleeps and focusses on forming off-kilter drum breaks, while "Tunnel Chase" forms a new, strange variety of acid tech, and "Saudade" trods along to a faster tempo, recalling the likes of Cabaret Voltaire at their most beat-centric. Killah!