Review: Dutch native Intergalactic Gary is as cult and revered as they come. A cult selector from The Hague, he's been at the forefront of the West Coast Sound for more than 30 years. Though his studio productions are few and far between, they are never less than essential and this first solo outing in 15 years for Midnight Shift is very special indeed. Four deep space bangers made from rugged vintage machinery, "Signs Of Disarray" opens with the blistering electro of the title track, leading into the slow motion cosmic funk of "Invisible Intruder" and broken techno brilliance on "Nickel From The Bumper" before closing out with "Mystified", a brilliantly tripped out voyage to the edges of the solar system. Utterly timeless stuff.
Review: Despite an impressive discography and a well-deserved reputation for crafting high quality techno and electro, Lee Xhin's releases have been few and far between in recent years. In fact, this wonderful four-tracker is the sometime Token, Stroboscopic Artefacts and Semantica artist's first release for two years. It sees him exploring the potential of dancefloor futurism by flitting between melodious, piano-sporting electro/techno fusion (the surprisingly melancholic "Everythingremains"), punchy but spacey peak-time electro ("Vision Electrified"), angular and mind-altering modular experimentation (twisted, beat-free closing cut "Dust") and moody, off-kilter breakbeat techno (electro influenced roller "IKNx2", where strummed shoegaze guitar motifs rise above claustrophobic chords and pummeling drums).