** REPRESS ** Forbidden Planet launched in fine fashion last month, securing some original material from Nation and Creme artist D'Marc Cantu that was complemented well by an accompanying remix from DVS-1. The Montreal label demonstrate they are equally capable of uncovering unheralded talent with this second release from the rather search engine unfriendly Breaker 1 2. Allegedly hailing from Florida, Breaker 1 2 seems inspired to use the same lo fi house template of his fellow North American contemporaries but take it to a much weirder place. Lead track "2" is the straightest production here, despite the unpredictable hi hats that skitter throughout and it doesn't quite prepare for where Breaker 1 2 goes on the flip. The synth tone that roars into action on "DMT" is an unexpected delight whilst "Estonia" mutates swiftly from hazy insouciance into full on dark room techno.
Brian James, Nick P Warren, Nick Craddock, Konnekt [De:tuned], Lawrence Le Doux, Miles Simpson, E-dward!, Toby Fairbank, Tripeo, Ground Loop, Juno Recommends Techno, Jinno(Enable Recordings/Japan), Marsman, Damon Martin (Disco Bloodbath), Jamie Behan, RIZZOLO DJ, Richard Zepezauer (RZ-1), Agnostic Rhythm, Manos Mara (Bliq), 7 Citizens / Praterei, Inter Gritty, J. Haller, Kindimmer, Romansoff (Raw Tools)
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