June 29, 2012
Various - 'Modeselektion Vol 2'
A lairy new record from the techno twosome
7 / 10 As producers, Berlin techno twosome Modeselektor bridge the gap between manual-memorising electronics and brick-subtle, MDMA-peppered bouncy abandon. Conveniently, this is also the music they like, and have once again compiled exclusively on their own label. They don’t see why venerable IDMers (Clark, Mouse On Mars) shouldn’t sit next to frightfully modern p*st-d*bstepers (London’s Addison Groove, Toronto’s Egyptrixx). Monolake’s dub-techno is, they insist, a logical foil to Prefuse 73’s complicated hip-hop. They’re often correct, although subtle lairiness can occasionally equate to decade-old nu-skool breaks.
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