Planetary Funk 22 Light Years Series: Part I
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||"Dungeon" (O Phase remix) (8:12)
||"The Gated" (Ben Sims edit) (6:26)
||"Dungeon" (PAS 1997 original) (6:24)
More than any other UK techno producer, Luke Slater has remained at the cutting edge. This is partly due to his ability to make forward-thinking music, but as this new series demonstrates, he also possesses an uncanny knack for pairing off with other inspired artists. "Gated" is vintage PAS material from the 90s, its distorted rhythm lent a housey bias here thanks to Ben Sims' superb remix. It's hard to believe that "Dungeon", available here in its original format, dates back to 1997, as its bleepy, tunneling groove and its 'swarm of bee' hums make for exactly the kind of hypnotic sounds that many modern producers try - and fail - to emulate. Completing this excellent release is a dry, tribal version of "Dunegon" by O [Phase] from Token.
Ben Sims, JLG, Billy Nasty, Rolando, Tripeo, S-File, Arnaud Le Texier, Juno Recommends Techno, Jamie Behan, 3.14, Resident Advisor
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