We've been eagerly awaiting the second portion of Rodhad's metallic techno on Berlin's Dystopian and good things do come to those who wait. The mysterious producer has made his personal brand of 4/4 standout among the huge number of releases available at Hardwax, gaining full support from artists like Blawan. "Blindness" is indeed a surprise; with no visible percussion in sight, it's a dense soundscape with nothing more than a dissolving vocal and background crackles to accompany it. "Patient Zero" enters more familiar territories, creating an irresistible groove out of few elements: a ringing melody, heavy kick drums and a cascade of hi-hats - simple but extremely effective! Over on the flip, "Hope" is a darker shade of grey, placing that sparse, rolling percussion next to a squealing bass line growing frantically - a guaranteed TIP!
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