Review: With a name like Philipp Boss, one commands a certain level of respect - naturlich! The Frankfurt Am Main based producer has affiliations with local minimal house royalty like Hoer, La Pena, Pager and city institution Gosu, so he ain't messin' around. His next one comes courtesy of fellow Hessen homeboy Baba Osman's imprint. The Code North EP features a bunch of killer retro inspired jams that follow in the tradition of local heroes - from Anthony Rother to fellow contemporaries like the Traffic crew. The soulful analogue funk of the title track will no doubt bear comparisons to Dopplereffekt/Japanese Telecom, while there's funky-minimal-bleep house on the bumpin' "Sohallo" up next. On the flip, he bridges the gap between the two styles on the late night vocoder antics of "Live Needs Dialog".
Review: Following up his terrific long player for hometown heroes Pressure Traxx earlier this year, Dario Reimann returns with this fresh offering for fellow Frankfurters Osman. In the same vein as previous releases by the likes of locals Philip Boss and Harry Wills, you can be sure that Reimann will keep on with the new sound of the Rhein Main region on his No Future Slap EP which was very much inspired by the early '90s style of UK techno. From the woozy afterhours bleep-funk of "Destroyer", the boompty minimal house of the title track or the fiercely hypnotic tunnel vision of "Trippy Bucket Hits" - this is the best of retro perceived through a modern lens.