Gerd dons his Literon guise for some hard-hitting, no-nonsense techno. As anyone who is familiar with the insane Machines release on Fortek is aware, the Dutch producer is just as adept at creating tough rhythm tracks as he is at making sensuous deep house. On the title track, he delivers a hammering, relentless groove, the dense drums and driving arrangement opening up to reveal an insistent, looped vocal snatch. "Freak Function" is redolent of late '90s techno, its tribal, steely drums riding an incessant filter. But while Exploitation sees Gerd pursue a tougher approach than usual, he can't escape his house background and "Function" also contains a breathy vocal sample.
Chris Duckenfield, Ben Sims, Ka§par, Ste Roberts, Tripeo, Bodyjack, Jacques Renault, Carlos Nilmmns (Trax, Planet E), Vadim Griboedov, Ney Faustini, Leigh D Oliver, Tallmen785, Resident Advisor, Sev Dah, He/aT, Circular Rhythms, Titonton Duvante (Residual), Jackson Ryland, Mad Mats & Tooli / Local Talk, Dusky
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