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Bring on the Techno with Rekord 61 - Sverh (Radio Slave Remixes)

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

The next offering from Konstruktiv is a very special, limited edition vinyl release that comes on blue wax and is hand stamped. Already one to get the vinyl fetishists hot under the collar, then, when you learn that in fact the record contains three excellent Radio Slave remixes you will likely be even more excited. The Rebids boss is remixing "Sverh" by Rekord 61 and the results are as ever with the Berlin-based Brit, compelling. First up is remix 3 and it is a decaying, paranoid techno roller that sounds as if it is beaming down the airwaves of some old soviet radio station. The kicks are rubbery and rolling, the siren like synths are edgy and the overall vibe is heady as hell. Next up, remix 1 is a smoother, more supple and stripped back number with economical but efficient little percussive ticks rolling next to the groove. A dark vocal riff rolls on and on too, adding to the sense of hypnosis. Lastly, remix 2 is a jacking, sharp edged and intense cut with sleepy sirens and coarse claps played over the original groove. There is plenty here to get stuck into then, and any real techno head will surely want to do that.