Review: Dixon/Various – Temporary Secretary

Review: Dixon/Various – Temporary Secretary

Artist: Dixon
Title: Temporary Secretary
Label: Innervision
Genre: Minimal/Tech House
Format: Digital
Buy From: Juno Records

Known for its high profile artists like Ame/Schwartz and label head Dixon, Innervisions has been elevated over the past 18 months to sit alongside the likes of Soma as the benchmark of intelligent techno and house.

The highest of standards are expected of their releases and this new mix from Dixon, his first since 2007’s Body Language, is no exception. The Berlin-based producer slices up tracks in a way that’s impossible on the traditional CDJ set up, and yet somehow manages to still produce the urgency and feel of a live set.

There are many future dance floor classics on show, including Kiki’s “Good Voodoo” with its deadpan vocal delivery and “Law Of Return” from Peter Kruder.  The mixing absorbs the senses with textured electronics, constructed on a bed of crystalline beats. Indeed, Dixon may have just put together the perfect soundtrack as the summer draws to an end.

Review: Mark Algar

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