Our Friday selection:
Uncertain – Suspect EP [Mind Medizin, MDZN008]
Lady Tazz’s kinky techno outlet Mind Medizin welcomes Uncertain for a powerful new techno outing.
Uncertain formerly worked as Boriqua Tribez and has been at the heart of the European underground for years. Under this alias, he brings a love of the classic sound to a passion for the frantic side of techno and is a thrilling DJ who plays across three decks with rare dexterity. The likes of Richie Hawtin, Ben Sims and Amelie Lens are bona fide fans of his music. Under both aliases, he has made more than 50 EPs on labels such as KMS, Kneaded Pains and Uncage. Now he steps up to one of the contemporary scene’s finest imprints.
First up is ‘Suspect’ which immediately locks you into its tunneling techno groove. As the seductive rubbery drums race on, chattery claps pepper the mix and warped vocals add a freaky atmosphere. It’s banging but controlled, hard but funky and perfect for heady dance floors.
The superb ‘Anxious’ then takes off at high speed on a cantering techno rhythm. The bulky drums and razor-sharp hi-hats never let up as a whip-snapping bassline darts around below. It’s high tension, high-pressure, supple and driving techno with deft synths that add just enough colour next to the clipped soul of the vocal stabs.
This is a brilliant brace of powerful techno cuts from Uncertain and Mind Medizin.
Tracklist: Uncertain – Suspect EP [Mind Medizin, MDZN008]