Review: Given that he made his vinyl debut five years ago, it could be argued that this debut album from Traffic Records founder Bodin Stojanovski is well overdue. As you'd perhaps expect, "Revox" retains a sharp club focus throughout, though there's still plenty of variety amongst the chunky, tech-tinged house cuts on offer. For example, compare and contrast the stabbing, acid-powered chunkiness of the title track, the shuffling, intergalactic electro of "Move Out", the subtle U.S garage and Motor City techno influences of "Gecko", and the stomping, lo-fi tech-funk of "Overture". Opener "Phonecall", whose bleeping, stabbing melodies will wriggle into your subconscious, is also superb.
Review: Following a few fine outings on PARTOUT and Pressure Traxx, Cedric Dekowski makes his first appearance on Frankfurt imprint Traffic. The Offenbach-based producer kicks things off with "KBU", a fine fusion of off-key, modular-sounding electronic motifs, simmering melodies and a rhythm track that's arguably closer to house than techno. The feeling that he's really exploring the techno end of the tech-house spectrum intensifies on acid-flecked flipside opener "Glischfort", whose combination of squelchy acid bass and minor key stabs is undeniably alluring. Dekowski's 'all-rounder' status is confirmed by weird, dubbed-out closing cut "Diffused Slap", a bass-heavy excursion rich in minimal techno style drums, jazzy electronic flourishes and all manner of wonky noises.