Review: Attention Edit Select fans! "Super limited one sided twelve inch from Anthony Scott MacKinnon" alert! That's correct, Edit Select comes through with a dub reworking of "Signals" a track from his own dark echo-chamber sessions and the results are as finely sculpted a slice of dub techno as you could wish for. A stripped back groove ripples into action supplanted by an ominous growl of a bassline as Mackinnon expertly weaves new elements in and out of focus. As with all good records of this nature it's the little nuances of production that set it apart from the raft of pretenders, and there is an endless supply of those in the thunderous "Signals".
Review: Edit Select revisits his Mion alias for the first time in 13 years and releases the Fused EP on his own Selected Edits imprint. The original comes from Mion's debut EP Tanaka and Tony Scott gives his 1996 minimalistic gem a 2012 polish - a solid 16 years after it was first cut to wax. Shifted does away the booming reverbs usually associated with his productions, and his interpretation reworks the essentials, only upping the grittiness. It's yet another reminder that UK techno is back on top and loving it.
Review: Strong looks all round as Geophone's Mike Parker surfaces on the limited pressing Select Edits imprint founded by Edit Select last year and gets additional support with a fine remix from Perc. Whereas Parker's Geophone output sees the producer focus on the more abstract style of insectile techno at times, "Synchro Rhythm" is undiluted, pneumatic machine funk of the highest order, incurring a riot of compressed textures and jagged, unpredictable electric rhythms. The not inconsiderable Juno office subs do not do Parker's bassline justice here. Perc adopts a more abrasive approach that doesn't sacrifice any of the original's mechanical intensity. Do check!