Incredibly perhaps, these four tracks come from the TIP universe’s hundredth album release. The sampler sports four numbers, with Rikki & Martian Arts’ own ‘Wave’, Duotekk’s ‘Zlow’, ‘One Time’ from Born Sleepy and possibly most gratifyingly ‘Into the Vortex’ from the back-on-board Man With No Name. Looking for psy FX excess? Keep walking. On the other hand, for dark, fabulously sculpted trance with Goan spice…
Label boss Sync 24 kick-starts a new collaborative project by teaming up with The Exaltics. ‘Ten Years in Ten Days’ is all moody bass and subsonic bleeps, while ‘Vacuum’ is even more powerful thanks to its pummelling low-end. The Exaltics then takes over and lends ‘Ten Years’ a deeper, more melodic feeling, while the German producer’s ‘Bad Trip’ remix of ‘Vacuum’ sees dark acidic lines sprayed over murky, robotic vocals
Sunil Sharpe’s label delivers its best release to date. Whirling Hall of Knives is a collaboration between Magnetize and The Last Sound, and the title track is a big beast of a tune, its muscular bass lunging and lurching like a prize fighter against a wall of white noise. Ancient Methods delivers a fine, stomping, shredded metal version of ‘Comminute’, but the original material impresses most here; the broken beats of ‘Monopolific’ groan and teeter like a drunk on payday and ‘Scrap Assembly’ descends into oblique, industrial noise.
These interpretations of tracks from Heckle’s last album offer up deep house from Moon B and Call Super’s lithe techno. The highlight though, is the teased out, windswept Italo of Vercetti Technicolor's take on ‘Inhuman Nature’.