It’s not often you can get a flashback and a history lesson in one sitting. Here the centenary release on Kombination Research does just that, comprising a collection of goodies from the labels locked away, vinyl back catalogue and releasing them digitally, which hasn’t been available before now.
Besides a chunk of classic tracks from hugely influential label head The Advent, also featured in the 100 Collection are additional works by Murat, Joey Beltram and Davide Squillace.
Some of my choice cuts include the impatient sputtering of “Distance” and it’s delightfully uplifting aura, shaken up with a raw and jackin’ sound.
The frantic chopping of “Inn Search” and general aggressiveness, that engages my love of raw energy.
The Electro sound wave and melancholic keys of “Visualize” showing off an attractive flair.
“Inn Range” lights up my ears with a moody attitude and warm up tool capabilities.
“Bad Boy 2nd Mix” strips the original version back and focuses more on punchy percussion along with a hypnotic twist.
Walking the line of Techno, this collection merges plenty of Acid and Electro influences and becomes really something of a treasure trove for those who may be looking for an unreleased rare gem and surprise thrill in their DJ sets.
- Reviewed by Jack! Who? for deathtechno.com