Review: Since first pitching up on Terminal M back in 2015, Metodi Hristov has become one of the Monika Kruse-helmed label's most consistent artists. Predictably, his latest effort ticks all the right boxes. The title track, in particular, is something of a throbbing late night treat, with the Bulgarian producer wrapping a forthright, arpeggio-driven techno group with creepy melody lines and trippy, Eastern European tech-house effects. Flip to the B-side for "Sirius", a kind of "Plastic Dreams"/Romanian tech-house/8-bit videogame music fusion, and the thrillingly heavy and bouncy "Prometheus", whose echo-laden stabs and dubbed-out riffs help to create an infectious late night groove.
Review: There's no pussyfooting around on Terminal M's latest multi-artist extravaganza, just wall to wall slamming techno "Bangers" for dancefloors that like it heavy and high-octane. Fittingly, Joyhauser's opener, "Killer Queen", is a throbbing, trance-inspired techno slammer of the kind regularly released by the Drumcode label. Patrik Berg takes a different tack on "Galactica", wrapping icy electronics, glacial chords and intense acid lines around a kick-drum driven groove, before Teenage Mutants and Moonwalk return to the trance with a spiraling, all-action workout that sounds like it was inspired by the genre's late 1990s heyday. To round things off, Skober steals the show via the giddy breakbeats, warehouse-friendly synth stabs, wild acid lines and heavy bass of "Raving Ethos".
Review: Since dropping his debut E.P way back at the turn of the millennium, Felix Krocher has gleefully hopped between labels. Here he makes his debut on another established imprint, Monika Kruse's Terminal M. He's in prime form, too, layering up foreboding noises, sustained notes, growling electronics and metronomic beats on title track "Provident". "Euforic" subtly lives up to its name by underpinning rising melody lines with a chunky bassline and bustling beats, while "Stardust" sees Kocher make merry with a full-throttle electro motif, banging beats and atmospheric pads. Old pal Victor Ruiz delivers the E.P's obligatory remix, alternating between undulating melodies and grumpy grooves on a fine interpretation of "Provident".