“I’ve been wanting to put a mix like this together for a while now, but hadn’t found the time. Over the last couple of years I’ve been exploring a lot of the 80’s Wave and Industrial stuff, mainly as a reference for a lot of the collaborative and band related work I do but more and more the influence has bled into the SLO material. Most contemporary Techno uses these warm, woody drums but I’ve always got off more on bright, steely Linn kicks and gated snares. The Hard Corps stuff is a perfect example the mixes are super hot and gnarly and there’s generally something very sexy about the combination of those toppy drums, cheap synthesisers and shrill, verby or alternatively dull, monotone almost incantatory vox. The art is always great too and the bands always look cool as fuck. I’ve never been keen on just ripping stuff note for note i.e. “I’ve been listening to a lot of breakbeat and jungle here’s my breakbeat / jungle track” but I like to think the new SLO record draws on some of the textures and atmosphere’s explored by people like Chris & Cosey etc, whilst still operating within the context of modern Techno. Anyway, beyond that it’s just a collection of tracks I really love and listen to most days I hope people enjoy it!”
Check it out over at Kaltblut.