Review: Third in a series on the London electronic label Mean, "Expired Eggs EP" offers, as usual, a different view of minimal techno, with Cesare vs. Disorder further establishing his own unusual sound. Quirky and groovy but still deep and abstract, the EP goes from the highly danceable to the inner side with weird voices. This young talent promise to fill up the early morning dancefloors as well as catching the heartbeat of peak time situations.
Review: Following up a great release as Azimute with good pal Philippe Quenum on Cocoon, Cesare 'Vs. Disorder' Marchese returns on Vakant with more quality minimal tech-house on the 'Ararapira Jazz' EP. From the deeply hypnotic and rolling subtlety of "Dinner With Bogdan" to the title track - which comes in two versions. The original being a bumpy and swing-fuelled grove on the deeper tip (perfect for the early evening or after hours alike) while the remix by fellow Italian Spacetravel (Perlon) goes for that old-school techno futurism reminiscent of early '90s Sheffield techno. Finally on the flip, "Desorientado" (feat Sabino) is more familiar of this veteran producer on this druggy and tripped out reductionist jam.
Review: America's Thema label loudly return with the third chapter of the Strength In Numbers series, an outlet reserved strictly for the finest and sleekest in dancefloor delights. There's plenty of talent and quality within, presented by a handsomely hand-picked selection of house scientists, namely Raudive, Cesare vs Disorder and Suburb, but it's the UK's Mr.G who takes the limelight on this one. His singular style - warm, analogue tech-house infested with the sound of valve compressors - is both utterly effective on the floor and also a pleasure to listen to while swinging to a fro wherever you may find yourself.