First of the year and a welcome return from our Mexican cohort Jnks. It's been over 2 years since his magnificent 'Hold On A Second' dropped on DPR, but he's busied himself in that time with starting his own collective imprint 'Iteration Methods' and a number of other high class releases.
'Replica' starts this EP perfectly, a gutsy and punchy arrangement that moves and twists through melodic anti-climatic drops and breaks. And then comes 'Sheol', which takes the other end of the techno spectrum, a warehouse-ready number, with a throbbing yet disjointed drumline, that allows sparse pads and atmospherics to pierce through, before a rasping bass line takes over to complete this really gritty number.
The remixes see 2 new names, but not exactly strangers to the label. Once named the monumental Diction; Roderick & Rodes are now making their singular, personal stamp on techno. And safe to say they've hit the ground running, with 2 outstanding interpretations of the two originals from this stellar pack.