Review: Over the last few years, Rene Pawlowitz has spent much of the time establishing a range of alternate aliases - Head High and WK7 amongst them - leaving little team for new Shed material. Constant Power is his first outing under the guise since 2013, and is every bit as essential as his previous material. There's a general '90s feel throughout, from the sharp-cornered dancefloor IDM business of "Final Distortion", to the Future Times-ish new age motifs and stuttering breaks of "Up The Hills" and Surgeon style assault of "Crystal Cubes". Best of all, though, is "Break Up II Tk4", an industrial strength fusion of thumping techno and hardcore-era breakbeat madness.
Review: It's harder to place Shed's positioning these days, with the German producer fluctuating between different sub-labels and sub-moniker, But, that's just one of the reasons why we love him so much. He returns to our charts after the last EQUALIZED 12" with his The Final Experiment label and an EP by the name of No Repress But Warehouse Find, forever referencing the Hardwax philosophy. Here, you have 6 heavy techno drillers, all in his dubby, washed-out style that we have and always will look at as a continuation of the Basic Channel dynasty. In all honesty, you'll be stuck in finding any better contemporary techno. BIG, BIG TIP!