Maybe it's because he is releasing on Modeselektor's label that US producer Truncate has chosen a different approach than usual. Whatever the explanation, Pressurize is full of surprises. The only real dance floor track on the release is "Bipolar", a stripped back, functional minimal techno groove that gets increasingly intense thanks to its grimy acid undercurrent. Elsewhere, Truncate is in more reflective mood. Both "Breakdown" and "Dial 20" are chord-heavy stepping grooves that combine the intensity of Technasia with the bassy power of Shed. Just in case there was any doubt that Pressurize marks a sideways shift for Truncate, the title track is led by dubby chords and slowed down, teased out beats.
Ben Sims, Flori, KAZEY / The Town / ClekClekBoom, JLG, Billy Nasty, Dave Miller, John Karagiannis & PayLipServic, Tripeo, Joachim Spieth (Affin), ADVANCED HUMAN (aka. DJ HI-SHOCK), Max_M (M_Rec Ltd.), Juno Recommends Techno, Luke Slater, Sai Aka Blend Architect, Natan H, Resident Advisor, Gareth Wild (EarToGround Records), Adriana Lopez, CHRIS COLBURN, Titonton Duvante (Residual), Nehuen
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