The artwork of the sixth DRED release is portraying an ancient sculpture of a conjoined twin couple sharing one eye. Perhaps this is a nod to one mind sharing the same vision and idea - DRED 006 is the exciting debut release of British duo MadderModes on John Osborn's label. Andy Harper and Nic Ford together make up Manchester production duo MadderModes. Osborn says he stumbled over their work on Soundcloud (''a platform I never check, except this one time''), the pair had sent a demo to his inbox and he was immediately stunned by the quality of their work, hence signing them on the spot. MadderModes have a relatively small catalogue, something that suits DRED Records well, preferring to rely on quality rather than just well known names. First out spreading his ''now-becoming-trademark''-style of ethereal grooves over the records title track, ''BOX IT KEN'', is Osborn himself. With his rework, Osborn takes the listener on an almost introvert yet explorative adventure, letting micro melodies appear along the way over the steady kick drum, letting the track intensify it's character halfway into full effect. MadderModes take over and opens up with triggering percussion and clattering snares: the original of ''BOX IT KEN'' is a firm, driving track (that still contains a warm AI-robotic feeling), with a bassline in constant ebb and flow. ''APPALACHIAN GROOVE'' is up next and here the boys seem to have set out to invoke spirits in what is the most experimental-sounding track of the release. An echoed synthetic melody travels with them, leading into a trippy swirling hypnotic groove and a dense dry chugging beat. ''TEIL'' is the fourth original track and the first out of two where the duo starts balancing on the edge of house and techno. A quietly roaring bassline is paired with strong percussion elements over pads consisting of sounds reminiscent of a deconstructed far-away civilization. Following these traces, the duo tunes in on encrypted signals sent in the final track, ''NORTHWEST PASSAGE''. Distant voices and fragments of something similar to alien transmissions take place here. A bell-pattern and aggressive snare co-exists in space together with glistening melodies and chilling strings. A track for a darker dancefloor experience. MadderModes' ''Box It Ken EP'' for DRED is an intense yet soothing collection of deep house tracks bordering on the edge of techno.