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CONSEQUENCE

Psuedo Echo

CONSEQUENCE

Psuedo Echo

Sublime widescreen stepper from the ends of the earth...

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SCUBA

Symbiosis

SCUBA

Symbiosis

Craftily paced rhythm mechanics from an inventive auteur.

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GREIE GUT FRAKTION

Wir Bauen Eine Neue Stadt (Alva Noto Remodel)

GREIE GUT FRAKTION

Wir Bauen Eine Neue Stadt (Alva Noto Remodel)

Depth-charged subs and concrete textures mixed with darker Deutsche pop.

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AQF

Indust Thus Mountains

AQF

Indust Thus Mountains

Contemporary urban blues from this mysterious Berlin operator.

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ONI AYHUN

OAR004-A

ONI AYHUN

OAR004-A

Genius immersive exercise in angular technoid reduction.

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Rockwell

Underpass

Rockwell

Underpass

Muscular bass, agile syncopation and sweeping synthetic emotions.

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T++

Anyi

T++

Anyi

Superior rhythm flexes from Berlin's influential maverick.

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PAN SONIC

Wanyugo

PAN SONIC

Wanyugo

Crushing industrial halfstep with a bassline twocked from Thor's secret stash.

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Lorn

Tomorrow

Lorn

Tomorrow

Hi-strength synthline dynamism, ethereal and physically rugged.

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Sabre

Follow Polaris (Club Mix)

Sabre

Follow Polaris (Club Mix)

Lazer-guided steppers vectors darting through chilling atmospherics.

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DBRIDGE

Dim Light

DBRIDGE

Dim Light

Masterful arrangement of dread electroid signatures, like Drexciya meets Photek.

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KOWTON

Hunger

KOWTON

Hunger

Claustrophobically heavy slow-tech augmentation from a darkly inclined producer.

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Code 3

Living Proof

Code 3

Living Proof

Dramatic minimalist D'n'B acrobatics with heartstopping subs.

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AROVANE

Minth

AROVANE

Minth

Ultra subtle steppers delicacy.

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This time on 14tracks:

“Dynamic Steppers: Next level”

Following on from our Dynamic Steppers selection last year, we move further into the night with the moody robotic romance of the Autonomic posse and the advanced post-techno of Alva Noto, Oni Ayhun and Pan Sonic. Despite originating in vastly different scenes, these tracks are unified by an attention to swung rhythmic detail and a preference for sci-fi inspired atmospherics ideal for late night consumption. D-Bridge and Instra:mental's Autonomic sets have beautifully articulated this aesthetic with a blend of affective electro-pop, cyber-futurist rhythms and technoid awareness that coherently align the likes of Indigo with Arovane and Scuba. You'll find more dark physicality on Lorn's 'Tomorrow' or the hulking immersion of Kowton's 'Hunger', while the technical awareness of AQF, Oni Ayhun or the Gudrun Gut/AGF/Alva Noto alliance add a complementary 3rd dimension of electro-acoustic tactility. Finally, the skool of minimal D'n'B is represented by Rockwell, Sabre and Consequence, a bunch of like-minded operators who share a cinematic steppers vision that's revolutionised their scene. These are shadier shapes and spaces for connoisseurs of the steep sound, feel free to fall in head-first.

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On 15 Jun 16:08 qinque said:

top selection. the AQF is a darq wan and props for pulling up the classic Arovane. Lights off, tek skank on!

On 17 Jun 17:52 Matt Cooper said:
http://mattcooper.me

“Nah mate”

I should be into this, but it all feels a bit immature to me; you know when people fall in love with effects and then really go to town on them.

"Crank up the Reverb would you? Yeah wicked, and make the drone noise a bit more pitchy? yep that's it. Now how about some rand stabs of a vocal sample? pretty good, and stick a delay on it, and make it a bit more echoey. Awesome."

i'm afraid it all feels like a technical exercise in rhythmic noise generation. A bit like Aphex Twin.

Maybe i'm just getting old. I'll stick anotuher 78" on and chill the heck out.