Thursday, 29 September 2011

Daniel Mehes - Highend

So far this week we've talked pretty much exclusively about deep, techy house so let's mix it up a little bit tonight. Starting with this release from new (this is DMI003) Hungarian label Dubmetrical, which somewhat unusually for TIWWD is an out-and-out techno stomper.

Now I know what you're thinking, and you're right, stomping east European techno isn't usually TIWWD's cup of tea. And in fact, on the basis of the Original or the Andy Notalez Remix here, I'd be going "I'm sure it's good for what it is but it's not for me". The Andy Notalez & Niaz Arca Remix, though… well that's another kettle of fish altogether, as the Swedish pair turn Highend into a kind of dark, muscular industrial funk. It's sparse, it's heavily electronic, and it's harder than you'd normally read about on this blog… but it's also seriously groovy.

In other words, yeah it's straight-up techno, but it's GOOD straight-up techno, and worthy of your attention.

Out: This week

About: As I said, Dubmetrical are just three releases old… you can find 'em at but really that'll just lead you to their Facebook and Soundcloud pages, for now. You can HEAR THIS at the latter.

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