Review: Satamile turns 40, and does it in style with the stunning "Apocalyptica EP" from Sir Real. There are three top-notch tracks that combine the electro breakbeat of the early years with the sonic qualities of Kraftwerk, all soaked in nitro for one huge club-fuelled electro record. "Scorched Earth" is a full rev club cut with deep melodic arrangements, staccato bass accents and a driving breakbeat, along with very uplifting sound-design which characterizes this growler of a track. Not for the faint-hearted, but at the same time not dark. It's an emotive cut for the big room boom. "Ascension" picks up where the a-side left off. It is a subtle and funky acid breakbeat cut with nu-wave style chord progressions to lift the track skywards. "Landscapes" finishes off the EP, and the best may well have been saved for last. It has a snapping bass-snare break with great sound design, heavily treated ghostly vocal snippets, and mysterious and unique backing melodies providing rare and stunning new sonic landscapes. This one might be the 4am sci-fi voyeur track - deep and mysterious yet with lots of drive and energy for the dancefloor.