|2.||"Against The Wall"|
|2.||"Inter" (album version)|
It seems incredible to think that despite his nearly 20 years of prodcution experience, Dave Sumner hasn't released a full Function album until this year. Thankfully Incubation proves it's been well worth the wait with the Sandwell District member really stretching his legs out for one of those techno albums that is most definitely an album experience. This nine track set bristles with great ideas and murky atmospherics, combining dystopian sci-fi soundtrack textures with the precision techno he's become known for. There are robust dancefloor tracks - see the murky acid techno of "Against The Wall" and sweaty "Modifier" - but also moments of intense, melodic beauty, from the crystalline bliss of "Counterpoint", to the dreamy hypnotism of "Inter (album version)".
Ben Sims, Brian James, Matt K, Billy Nasty, Dave Miller, Mental Vibe Construction, Marcel Heese, Tripeo, NHB, Joachim Spieth (Affin), Max_M (M_Rec Ltd.), Juno Recommends Techno, Jinno(Enable Recordings/Japan), Jamie Behan, 3.14, Myles Serge, Edit Select, Hannu Ikola (Etherwerks), Toki Fuko, Vadim Griboedov, Victor Martinez, Developer, Andy Green [Verdant Recordings], Kastil (Soul Notes/Stale), Rivet, Merino (Woods N Bass), UZB, Resident Advisor, Gareth Wild (EarToGround Records), Kondaktor, Tony Kasper, Bruno Sacco (Gravite Records), Forest Echo One, Abstract Division, Joton, Tom Dicicco
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