Physical Therapy’s “Emotional Dub” … pretty much says it all! Raw, cheeky and freshly-scrubbed, this one is all slow burn, from long synth synewaves to a manic crescendo of snares and glistening hats. On its own? It makes this EP a bargain at twice the price. “Simple Models’ by Elmer picks up a similar rhythmic pulse and builds a fiery analog-sounding track, a little paranoid and a little hectic. Kevin Arnemann’s “Plexus” takes root in the Dub Techno side of the universe and soars off into the distance with it – solid, uptempo and peak-time Techno. Hiver wraps it up with “Intersect” (starring Ben Murphy): a crazy cross-pollination of classic beats under tones that sound like the call sign of a dystopian world news service. If this is meant to be a label sampler for ADE or a coming attractions for the rest of the world, it’s a big sign that says… Hey, come on over, great shit is happening here.
Published first in 5 Magazine Issue 138, featuring Dave Pezzner, Jeff Derringer, a tribute to Earl Smith of Acid House pioneers Phuture, mixes and interviews from Boorane, Jay Hill, Tim Zawada & more. Become a member of 5 Magazine for First & Full Access to Real House Music.