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VENOM & DAMAGE

Deeper (Damage's Deeper Forever Remix)

VENOM & DAMAGE

Deeper (Damage's Deeper Forever Remix)

A firm balance of streamlined House and ruffer vibes outta LDN

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MRSK

Close To Me

MRSK

Close To Me

Funked up Swedish techno with impeccable production values.

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WONDER

The Flow (Original Mix)

WONDER

The Flow (Original Mix)

Sounds like he just wandered out of Berghain after a techno epiphany.

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KYLA

Don't Play With My Heart (Paleface Remix)

KYLA

Don't Play With My Heart (Paleface Remix)

Icy minimalism from the producer behind some of Funky's biggest anthems.

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Justin Martin & Ardalan

Mr. Spock

Justin Martin & Ardalan

Mr. Spock

Infectiously crisp and efficient party tune from Tech-House supremo.

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FIS-T

Night Hunter

FIS-T

Night Hunter

Spaciously atmospheric and utterly deadly Funky/Wobble fusion.

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Lamin Fofana

Dance In Yr Blood (Bonus Track)

Lamin Fofana

Dance In Yr Blood (Bonus Track)

Glassy tribal techno reduction from Guinea via New York.

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T. Williams

Hard Cash

T. Williams

Hard Cash

Optimised, fiercely muscular minimalism from the Deep Teknologi camp.

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SBTRKT

Sleep In Tokyo

SBTRKT

Sleep In Tokyo

Like a modern, deep, tech-house track, on a dubstep comp?! Wicked!

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COOLY G

Dis Boy (DVA Remix)

COOLY G

Dis Boy (DVA Remix)

Crisply refined and spacious technoid tribalism.

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OPTIMUM

Lily

OPTIMUM

Lily

Sublime Teutonic electro synths over refined Funky rhythms.

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SCUBA

Latch (Will Saul & Mike Monday Remix)

SCUBA

Latch (Will Saul & Mike Monday Remix)

Will Saul & Mike Monday - Deep swinging and aquatic Tech-House funk.

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Velour

The Scent of Romance

Velour

The Scent of Romance

Stripped and sensuous Funky-tech roller with universal 'floor appeal.

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Hypno

Doo Doo

Hypno

Doo Doo

Deep Funky roller, clipped and wiggly styles somewhere between London and Berlin.

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This time on 14tracks:

“14 tracks: Funky Refractions”

As Funky climbs the charts and evolves in the the Pan-Ghetto diaspora, we've noticed an emergent seam of tracks which borrow heavily from European tech-house and minimal traditions. With Grime lynchpin, Wonder, playing OstGut tracks on Rinse, and SBTRKT releasing the Bodycode-alike 'Sleep In Tokyo' on the latest 'Dubstep Allstars', it's apparent that the finesse and perceived sophistication of our continental brethren is infecting the shape of the underground in a timely manner. This selection covers recent highlights from both scenes, from Funked-up European techno like MRSK's 'Close To Me' to technoid UK Funky like Fis-T's incredible 'Night Hunter', visiting the glossy minimalism of Crazy Cousins' Paleface, and the advanced big room bounce of Justin Martin & Ardalan's Dirtybird heater 'Mr. Spock'. In essence, there's a tradition of double refraction at play which has evolved for decades, from the Benelux and Lowlands influence on UK Hardcore, to Chicago House licking UK synthpop, blending and bending disciplines in symbiotic style. With the sets of Kismet, DVA, Ben UFO and the Night Slugs crew all converging on all shades of the Tech-House sound, it's fair to say the boundaries are only going to get more blurred...

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On 29 Sep 10:19 mo said:

Bought without listening.

On 29 Sep 20:07 tars tarkas said:

“bleh”

i listened and didnt buy it...

On 03 Oct 16:09 joe said:

i listened and did buy it...