Now exclusively helmed by Boddika now that his Instra:mental cohort Jon Convex has moved on with his own Convex Industries imprint, Nonplus enters a new phase of its existence. Those worried that the change in management will mean a dip in quality should rest easy however, as the veteran Canadian producer Basic Soul Unit is tapped up for one of his best releases to date. There's no bells and whistles with these tracks; "Swept Up" revolves around a raw breakbeat and rugged analogue one-note bassline, giving way to a wash of pulsating filtered chords and deep melody, while "Mindstorm" utilises muffled percussion and a sludgy but frenzied acid line, but there's no denying the craftsmanship on display. Not many producers can create techno that's satisfyingly deep and has industrial rhythmic tendencies, but this release positively nails it.
Red Rack'em/Hot Coins, Billy Nasty, Skudge, Samaan, Basic Soul Unit, Michael Zucker - Finale / Balance, Steven Tang (Emphasis Recordings), Dan Lodig, Dairmount (Room With A View), Roberto Rodriguez, Juno Recommends Techno, Shadow Dancer (Boysnoize Records), Dj Rame Pastaboys, Richard Zepezauer (RZ-1), Rivet, Fulbert, Nautiluss, Photic Fields
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