Drumcode?s beloved A-Sides compilation makes a welcome return after a two-year absence, with a mammoth 25-track feast covering every shade of the techno spectrum split across seven, 12 inch parts. The project was devised in 2012 as a way of showcasing the wealth of strong material Adam Beyer receives each year, which due to Drumcode?s busy release schedule, might not otherwise find a home on the label. Since then, it?s grown to become an essential fixture on the techno release schedule and a marker for where the genre stands in any given year.
For part four, Nicolas Taboada cranks the dial on ?Circles? melding breakbeats with modulated vocal samples and underlying techno power as BEC hits with ?Vibration? a ferocious siren signalling rocket.
On the flip, Avision?s ?Find Myself? leads listeners into a state of hypnosis with warped vocal refrains, storming kicks and rising synths. Closing out the EP Cosmic Boys unleash a robot wielding, trance flavoured whirlwind.