Frenchman Djedjotronic always cooks up dystopian drama with a tangible physical aesthetic that rips dance floors apart. He does so on CPU, Zone and this label and is in his element in a sweaty low-ceilinged basement as much as he is the iconic techno hub that is Berghain. A master of dark and uncompromising grooves, he has more than 10 years in the game behind him but still serves up the unexpected. This most thrilling of EPs opens with 'Boish', a twisted electro tune with dark drums and coarse synth textures crashing down all around you. It's haunting and haunted and brilliantly unrelenting. Next up is 'Global Surveillance', a more quick and slick electro track with big, busted kick drums powering along the crisp boom bap of the analogue percussion. Paranoid synths add a wonderful sense of tension to this standout production. Slowing down the tempo is closer 'Rusted' with its corrugated bass and jittery metallic hits. It's the sound of a ruined warehouse late at night at some point in the future, long after humans have left. These are high powered, high impact tunes once more from one of the best in the game.
A1: Boish B1: Global Surveillance B2: Rusted
January 17, 2020