Like no other German producer, Hannover-born Martin Buttrich has been decisively influencing the sound aesthetics of electronic dance music since the middle of the nineties. Having been more in the background for most of the time while working for and with Timo Maas and Loco Dice among others, his benchmark releases for Carl Craig's label Planet E or Poker Flat have also spotlighted his original name in the public. Buttrich's second EP for Cocoon couldn't prove better his prediction that in 2008, Minimal Techno will be containing more warm and melodic components. Strangely familiar but always surprising, "Again" and "I Lost My Wallet" provide us with bass-prone reduction somewhere in between Techno and House, and harmony bits that remind of Caribbean Calypso sounds provide the feeling of the approaching summer - which makes both tracks perfect for the final of the open air season 2008. At least, Buttrich will be an integral part of the season closing between Ibiza Main river and Spree.
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