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Fuse Presents Dave Clarke

Taken from his set at Belgium's top techno club, it says here, [a]Dave Clarke[/a] never slackens what feels like a remorseless 500bpm pace...

Taken from his set at Belgium's top techno club, it says here, Dave Clarke never slackens what feels like a remorseless 500bpm pace. Lashing together a brutalist raft of industrial sambas from the likes of Richie Hawtin, Joey Beltram and sinister Kraftwerk soundalikes Electric Soul, this nonstop punishment beating is vintage Clarke.



Necessary or evil? There are only so many backwards drum implosions, jarring car-alarm effects and rattled iron gratings the human brain can absorb before the nervous system collapses. Clarke doesn't so much mix records as slap you about the cranium with them, but finally his methodical avoidance of peaks or troughs numbs you into submission.
6 / 10

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