Under the Worldwide Epidemic alias, New Zealand-based Brit Dan Silk has previously delivered a string of fine singles that gleefully pay tribute to the early days of "jungle techno", when bombastic basslines and skittish breakbeats were often accompanied by the kind of shimmering synthesizer motifs and otherworldly electronics that had previously been associated with British "bleep" and Detroit techno. He's at it again on this first outing for MYOR's retro-futurist Diamond Life offshoot. He starts in confident fashion via the rolling goodness of "Aroha", where bustling Amen breakbeats - complete with stuttering period drum fills - are wrapped in spacey melodies and dreamy vocal snippets. Silk takes a different approach on the flip, underpinning sci-fi electronics and spacey chords with relentless kick-drums, mind-altering acid lines and snare-heavy drum breaks.
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