Luke Slater assembles a bunch of his favourite producers/artists on his Mote Evolver label roster to re-work a bunch of Planetary Assault Systems stone cold classics. Doing the business are Marcel Fengler, Psyk, Lucy, Slam, Steve Bicknell, Octave One, Function, James Ruskin, Kamikaze Space Programme and Slater himself. Cut across six sides of wax for maximum DJ impact.
Luke Slater’s Mote Evolver (Planetary Assault Systems, LB Dub Corp) with a typically hi-octane techno set here. Loud Colours comes courtesy of promising young talent Rene Wise. On only his second EP the Brighton-based producer turns in four DJ tools that will perk up any set with their pounding drum programming and insistent, slightly disorientating synth grooves.
You may know Luke Slater best from his work in Planetary Assault Systems, but he also has a side-hustle in the form of techno project L.B. Dub Corp. Side Effects, the first LBDC release since 2013’s Unknown Origin LP for Ostgut Ton, has turned up on Slater’s own Mote-Evolver imprint. It contains more wedges of hard-wired Funktion One fodder with a slight acid tang.
Luke Slater’s Mote-Evolver (Planetary Assault Systems, Marcel Fengler) drops a new EP from Oliver Deutschmann. Deutschmann - who co-runs Vidab and has previously released on Hotflush - brings to bear the club sound of his native Berlin perfectly on the four tracks of Lost In A Loop. Whether he’s making rumbling minimal techno (‘Lost’, ‘Survive’), edgy synth soundscapes ala Drexciya (‘Apsurt’) or squelchy acid (‘Seduced’), Deutschmann crafts his tracks impeccably.
Roog Unit is the new moniker for Luke Slater (Planetary Assault Systems) and Ashley Burchett (Ø [Phase]/Epoch). With both being standards in the British techno scene for a long time (Slater stated in the 80s) this team up is set to provide the latest in forward moving techno. Debut EP out on Mote-Evolver.