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  • Release Date 2016-05-16
  • Label Lucidflow
  • Catalog LF102
Andreas Mgge has been a stalwart of the main room techno scene for decades. Under the D. Diggler alias, he has a catalogue of uncompromising and visceral techno that would be the envy of many. He is also a prolific contributor to the Lucidflow family, often popping up on the epic remix albums for the work of Nadja Lind and Helmut Ebritsch. However, Radium marks the first time he has released under his own steam on the label, and it is a true to form.The title track, Radium, doesn't beat around the bus and its driving percussion is quick to get into gear. The rigidity of the 44 rhythm is softened with a detuned syncopated stab that wiggles its way in-between the kicks, while a brief moment of light is allowed towards the end when a gentle arpeggio drifts in for the scantest cameo.Rolling and tribal, Blue Orange works on two planes; one, in the distance, cavernous samples echo away against the scant melodic elements, and two, in the foreground, where the percussion rarely lets up, only ever dropping back to a two tone patter before jutting back in on unexpected beats.In comparison, a greater sense of space is allowed to Kwun Tong; the midrange bongos and high end shaker work become hypnotically prominent. An illusion that is sideswiped on the final breakdown, which drops into detuned harmonic chords before picking up an ever so slight hook for the final salvo.Nadja and Helmut chip in for the final piece of the puzzle with a deep take on Radium. It's got one of those kicks that is almost too eager to register itself, resulting in a funky double punching thwap. The syncopated bass tone takes on new life as it often veers from its trajectory into new realms of echo and pitch. Come for the deep, stay for the entrancing breakdowns and the exquisite FX work, enjoy yourself thoroughly.Released on 16th May 2016, please jump on board with us and help us celebrate.
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