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Brian James, Nick P Warren, Nick Craddock, De:tuned, Lawrence Le Doux, Miles Simpson, E-dward!, Rufus (Bosconi Records), Toby Fairbank, Tripeo, Juno Recommends Techno, Jinno(Enable Recordings/Japan), Marsman, Damon Martin (Disco Bloodbath), Jamie Behan, Sergio Rizzolo, Richard Zepezauer (RZ-1), Agnostic Rhythm, Manos Mara (Bliq), 7 Citizens / Praterei, Inter Gritty, Jurg Haller, Kindimmer, Romansoff (Raw Tools)
** REPRESS ** Forbidden Planet launched in fine fashion last month, securing some original material from Nation and Creme artist D'Marc Cantu that was complemented well by an accompanying remix from DVS-1. The Montreal label demonstrate they are equally capable of uncovering unheralded talent with this second release from the rather search engine unfriendly Breaker 1 2. Allegedly hailing from Florida, Breaker 1 2 seems inspired to use the same lo fi house template of his fellow North American contemporaries but take it to a much weirder place. Lead track "2" is the straightest production here, despite the unpredictable hi hats that skitter throughout and it doesn't quite prepare for where Breaker 1 2 goes on the flip. The synth tone that roars into action on "DMT" is an unexpected delight whilst "Estonia" mutates swiftly from hazy insouciance into full on dark room techno.
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