In the continued mining of house and techno treasures for modern reappraisal, 100% Pure turn back to one of their biggest critical successes, Steve Rachmad's classic The Secret Life of Machines. 17 years on, the sound remains vitally relevant in these times of retro-fetishism. Essentially this is pristinely realised techno in its original form; melodic and adventurous, romantic and tough in the same bar. Considering he was operating at an early stage well outside the core of early techno activity, it's remarkable what Rachmad was able to achieve. This easily cuts it with any of the seminal albums to have come from Detroit in that golden era.
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