Review: DJ Di'jital is Detroit legend Lamont Norwood, who originally joined local legends Aux 88 as their DJ in the early '90s before releasing his own jams for their esteemed Direct Beat imprint, DJ Godfather's Twilight 76 and his own Di'jital Axcess. Rawax Motor City Edition re-issue his 2013 release The Mind Of The Master II - Clone EP, originally made available in digital format but now seeing the day on vinyl. For anyone with a new found interest in the electro sound; this guy's the real deal and you need to check this out! Starting out with the breakneck aquatic electro-funk of the title tracks on the A side, the B side offerings are "Mind Of The Master II" (sounds reminiscent of early Cybotron and with clever sampling of the film Hellraiser) while "7 Interference" is for the most part a raw drum machine workout and great DJ tool.
Review: Rawax Motor City Edition is just one more great move to have come from the parent label, Rawax, as it offers us new and exclusive house and techno from the best emerging talents out there; the reissue game can get a little political at times, so we always prefer to hear the goods from the source direct. Polyfan Polyphenix comes through with a certain confidence that has been lacking form the recent elector onslaught, touching down with plenty of thick beats, dusty breaks and, of course, an unlimited supply of rumbling bass lines that recall the likes of Drexciya and anything Gerald Simpson-related. However, tunes like "Polyfanatic" or "Polytics" are very much grounded in their own mystique, blending up German tech with all sorts of elastic electro aesthetics from both the US and EU spectrum. BOMBS.
Review: The latest missive on Rawax's Motor City Edition offshoot doesn't come from Detroit, but rather experienced German trio Patrick Raddatz, Robin Scholz and Philipp Boss. The latter joins forces with Scholz as B&S on the wonderfully meandering "Another State of Mind", a 10-minute exploration of deep electro bristling with fluid ambient synths, spacey electro melodies and languid lines. It's reminiscent of some of Convextion's more ambient-leaning escapades, which is rich praise. The other two tracks come from Raddatz and Scholz. They too, explore undulating, intelligent techno-era ambience on "Yellow Rug", but it's the epic acid/electro fusion of Drexciya style shuffler "Figuration" that stands out.