Romanian stalwart Vlad Arapsu has been producing as one half of duo Dubsons (with Robert Apetrei) for some time now, but struck out on his own in impressive fashion with the Artificial Moves EP on Germany's Subtil last year. His sophomore effort comes courtesy of Adrian Niculae aka Priku's Atipic imprint. Starting as an outlet for the more avant-garde strains of minimal techno (as heard on previously efforts by Niculae and Vincentiulian), the label has become increasingly more dancefloor oriented as heard on local star Andu Simion and Argentinian veteran Jorge Savoretti's efforts last year. ATIPIC 005 features three dancefloor weapons that wonderfully display the current sounds emanating from the vibrant Romanian scene: from the tough rolling hypnotic funk on the A side, through to the first cut on the B side which employs a razor sharp, bass driven bounce that will sound great under the strobe light and perfect to lead into the peak time.
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