Review: Given the sheer size and depth of his back catalogue, it's not so surprising that Alan Sei AKA Aubrey has begun reissuing some of his most formidable 1990s work. The latest vintage 12" to get flipped is 1995's Ginger Biscuit EP, whose dense and heady techno title track peppers a robust kick-drum pattern with layered, carnival-ready percussion, an ear-catching melodic hook and a weighty bass loop. While inspired and club-ready, it's the deeper and more dub-informed nature of the rest of the EP that makes a greater impression. For proof, check the hazy, post-bleep, deep techno vibes of 'Long Player', the outer-space techno hypnotism of 'Shimmer' - all heavy dub bass and sparkling synth riffs- and the slipped dub techno warmth of 'U Be Dick'.
Review: 'M 6' consists of two heavy stomping dub house tracks that are dominated by a multiple modulated sequence that reaches from considerable depths to the heights of coloured noises. All is surrounded by a warm and organic sound sphere of the usual characteristics. A deep groove experience is guaranteed.
Review: 'Lyot' is a legend of a track. By now it is considered as a genre defining tune, reflected in the appearances on countless compilations with such a goal. Naturally the Maurizio mix included here doesn't stand behind the original version. The music here is a reflection of the huge impact the Detroit techno music of the early 90s had on the Hardwax camp.