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Why? - Ben Mono - Madtech

Nailing the Madtech sound like an absolute boss here is Ben Mono, previously of Munich's venerable Compost Records, and latterly unleashing deepness through Gomma and Strictly Rhythm. Title track 'Why?' is a pulsating, serpentine groove, all metallic percussion and off-beat stabs. It's solid, as is Russian producer Xandi's scything, occasionally acidic version. Over, 'Rather Kill Me' brings the garage, wobbling its way through a lean four minutes, delivering all that's needed and nothing more. Bravo.

The Calling - Rene LaVice feat Ivy Mairi - Ram Records

At first I thought I’d clicked on the wrong link, thought I’d stumbled upon an old album from Florence of the Maccabees. Blissfully drifting into a heightened emotive state, swept away like a love-sick teen. Then, that drop! The bass is dark and sinister, but with warmth that echoes the spirit of the guitar gloriously; then there’s the devastating stabs, bringing some real moxie into the equation.

Light Breaker EP - Neighbour feat Piper Davis - Home Breakin Records

The Vancouver-based DJ and producer drops his latest EP release for local label, Home Breakin Records, which features remix appearances from 6th Borough Project, Cyclist and more. With little original material (remixes outweighing five to one), there’s not so much of Neighbour’s production to go on, but his wistful, mid-paced, electronic disco style does show promise. However, my interest lies more in the remixed material, with The Revenge (here under his 6th Borough Project moniker) providing the highlight.

Rotter - ARGY & Re-tech - Gearbox Digital

Master of all things tech, Argy teams up with Re-tech for a monster release on Gearbox Digital, who have been flying the hard dance/ tech dance flag for a while now in the UK. Stripping things back here in true techno style with a simple yet effective melody, subby kicks on the main section before building up again with a triplets section for the final drop, when things get a bit more ferocious.