Frankfurt-based Phil Evans first appeared on our radar back in 2015 via a series of collaborations and solo EPs on the Pager Records label he co-founded. Last year he donned a new alias, Thomas Rooge, delivering a fine pair of EPs on GOSU. Here his rise through the ranks continues via another rock-solid four-tracker that tiptoes the fine line between house and techno. We're particularly enjoying opener "FTR", bouncy affair full of Terrence Parker style stretched-out organ chords, crispy percussion and a repeated vocal refrain ("I'm from the future!"), though there's plenty more to enjoy elsewhere. Check, for example, the thrusting, bass-heavy late night pump of "PHouz" and the deliciously dreamy, intergalactic brilliance of Motor City techno-influenced deep house numbers "I Ce" and "Lucyd".
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