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Let’s get straight to the point - This is an absolute belter! ‘Prototype’ starts off with a kick and quirky bleeps that sound remarkably like a tune by James Stinson’s Transllusion project which name escapes me. Then a 303 riff reminiscent of DJ Skull enters the mix and some Robert Hood style sounds build things. It’s all raw and dirty straight up dancefloor techno/ a ...

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White vinyl 12" on PAN in silk-screened PVC sleeve (Helena Hauff & F#X).

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Prototype EP by Black Sites
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9/10 Ant Staff review, 29 August 2013

Let’s get straight to the point - This is an absolute belter! ‘Prototype’ starts off with a kick and quirky bleeps that sound remarkably like a tune by James Stinson’s Transllusion project which name escapes me. Then a 303 riff reminiscent of DJ Skull enters the mix and some Robert Hood style sounds build things. It’s all raw and dirty straight up dancefloor techno/ acid with a really infectious groove.

‘N313P’ is where the total magic is at. Jackin’ hard with a thumper of a kick and a totally uplifting groove and vibe that very much recalls Jamal Moss (Hieroglyphic Being)on top form. This will have any discerning techno floor yelling with pleasure and fist pumping the air with crowd pleasing breakdowns and kick drum hide and seek. Again no overly polished over produced nonsense here - just raw, fresh second wave Chicago inspired box jams for heads and feet.

White vinyl 12” in usual classy PAN screen-printed PVC sleeve. Highly recommended.

 

8/10 MStoppard Customer review, 29th August 2013

The latest release from the estimable PAN carries on their rich vein of boldly joining the dots between noise and techno, and the first Black Sites EP takes the label into an unprecedented jackin' zone. A collaborative effort from rising Hamburg DJ/producers Helena Hauff and F#X, 'Prototype' clearly draws on the kind of freaky machine grooves practised by the Bunker Records lot, whilst retaining an aural saturation more in line with Pete Swanson's work in the last couple of years.

The A side ‘Prototype’ goes straight in there with overworked bass and some pretty gnarly acid lines, before reaching a rather distorted climax. ‘N313P’ on the flip works with a little more melody paired off with a beaten-up aesthetic, and is definitely the more compelling track of the two.

Nothing too original here, just feet first techno with a noisy twist. That said, this stuff feels a little more direct than the glut of techno/noise/analogue releases doing the rounds, and it’ll slot in real nice with the more daring DJ sets out there.


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