Tresor resident Marcel Heese launches his label as PMH, a collaboration with Spanish producer P.E.A.R.L. ‘Entrance’ is a deep, swirling techno affair, steeped in the legacy of Chain Reaction’s cavernous dub and Function’s doubled-up claps. Sleeparchive provides a remix on the flip, but instead of his usual bleepy sound, he merely toughens up the kicks and adds an extra layer of jagged percussion that guarantees maximum impact.
It's great to see this label still flying the flag for hard techy sounds, and no-one delivers this better than Canadian act Klonez, with his trademark hard electro drops and hard trance melodies.
Jay Cunning's bass music imprint drops its second EP on us, and the results are slightly mixed. 'Show Me Fire' is a rambunctious carnival groove with plenty of ragga attitude, throbbing bass and blippy keys, a powerful shot of adrenaline for more sophisticated dancefloors. Lead track 'Damaging' takes a similar approach, but after a promisingly blistering start just seems to throw too many competing elements into the mix and slightly founders in a sea of busy confusion. Still, well worth grabbing this one for the excellent AA-side, and this remains a label that should be right on your radar.
"Badass... heard it in 'Chestcast Vol.6' and had to get this tune. So aggressive, with a cool vibe."