It would be fair to say that this latest EP from Minneapolis-raised Zak Khutoretsky features a trio of "tried and tested" cuts. Label boss Ben Klock has taken to closing his sets with lead track "Black Russian", a surprisingly light and airy chunk of loop-techno blessed with deliciously warm and evocative pianos. The other two tracks aren't quite as anthemic, but they're certainly floor-friendly; you'll struggle to find a more brutal and intense chunk of claustrophobic late night techno than "Spying" - all minor keys, restless shakers and booming sub - while "Creeping" is similarly dark and jackin', with distinct hints of early Belgian techno.
Ben Sims, Disposable Commodities US, Dave Miller, John Karagiannis & PayLipServic, DJ 3000, Tripeo, Ionik (Traveller Records, KGS), Jorge Caiado / Conversion, Myles Serge, J. Haller, Tallmen785, Philippe Petit, Resident Advisor, MIL (Music Is Love Records), Rodhad, Borrowed Identity, Maximiljan (Moon Harbour), Adapter
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