DescriptionSummers coming. That means European clubland must prepare for its annual barrage of sanguine crowd pleasers aimed at providing the perfect soundtrack to part-time clubbers on their jollies. But it doesnt have to be like that. Not always. Just ask tech house double act Alex Delia & Nihil Young.The Italian duos new EP is unashamedly sinister. And as statements of intent go, the title track says it all. Clunky, mechanical beats police a pulsating bass hook while ethereal synths provide a dissonant spectral sheen. But its the air of edgy unpredictability that makes Future Stereo Freak so compelling. Its a powerful call to arms. And legs. And feet.Rolling sees Delia & Youngs untamed synthesizers on the prowl again, creating a kaleidoscopic musical backdrop to crisp beats and a probing bass line. The result? An intelligently crafted and intoxicatingly abrasive slab of tech house; a refreshing alternative for the record bag. Italys best-loved collaboration was born in late 2008 when renowned trance and techno ace Alex Delia met promising young producer Nihil Young. Their first EPs were released for labels such as Blu Fin and John Acquavivas Definitive Recordings and picked up support from luminary DJs including Umek, Spektre and Richie Hawtin. Success beckoned and was administered via DJ portals like Beatport: Alexs Didascalia reached Beatports Top Ten chart, while Nihils classic Bye Bye My Brain topped the minimal chart. They also had a hit with Vacuum, again topping Beatports minimal chart. They're impressive achievements. But in the pacey world of club music, youre often only as good as your latest release. Just as well, then, that the Future Stereo Freak EP is such a bold, assured and progressive piece of music; the new menace on the dance floor. And as the remix of the title track dished up by internationally acclaimed Greek producer Axel Karakasis spirals to its conclusion, its clear that the growing repute of Alex Delia & Nihil Young will continue for some time yet. The bright days of summer might be on the horizon. But theres still time to enjoy a little darkness.