Melding the talents of techno veterans X-Press 2 with long time collaborators Werner Niedermeier and Gareth Whitehead, the No Surprise EP is every bit as essential as it sounds on paper. Everybody is a filthy floor ready monster - tough, funky and techy, this is set to cause carnage on dancefloors across the globe. With decades of know how between them, the boys work up a dirty groove that doesn't let up. Likewise, No Surprise is a deep excursion into late night dynamics. Taut and full of suspense, the groove is irresistible, and coupled to a perfectly off-kilter vocal. Last but by no means least is No Way - solid deepness with an edge, this is forward looking house music for those in the know, made by people that have put their hearts and souls into this music for years. Another triumph for Audiomatique's exceptional reputation.