Review: Back in 2015 the Die Wild Jagd project debuted with "Morgenrot", a digital-only single rooted in synthwave. Four years on the track returns, only this time the Berlin-based outfit's original version is not present. Instead, Minimood has treated us to a triple-pack containing no less than ten different versions. The first plate begins with a spaced-out, semi-acoustic take from Fangschuss, before in turn touching on pulsing early morning ambient (the Vactrol Park mix), dense post-punk heaviness (the Ancient Methods remix) and moody new wave (the KVBremix). The more club-focused techno revisions can be found on the second 12" - Roman Flugel and Steve Bug's pitched-down revisions being our picks - while the final slab of wax boasts two lengthy dub techno and abstract ambient interpretations by Detroiters CV313 and Variant.
Review: Germany's Minimood has always been a reliable outlet for expertly distilled techno, house and dub. This 10th offering is limited to 500 copies and while artists like Luke Hess, Rick Wade and Norm Talley have all featured in the past, this one is being kept as an anonymous release. "Track 1" has churning, liner percussion and a mysterious, storytelling bassline that is always promising something, while standout cut "Track 2" is more intense and involving, with powerful kick drums hurrying along beneath a skewed and smeared synth lead. Dub techno rarely gets better.