Rob Booth has a penchant for champoning emerging talent – it’s been his trademark since starting his Electronic Explorations show and subsequent label, having already released a compilation and Defekt’s Transmuter E.P. For EE:03 he’s done the same again,this time releasing some balls out techno from Habits of Hate.
The project is the pairing of two producers who are tearing up the scene at the moment – Happa and Manni Dee. The former is the 16 year old whizzkid who has been rising the ranks thanks to his well beyond his years production and DJ skills-having already played festivals such as Dimensions and Bestival. The same can be said for Manni Dee,who has delivered some solid releases on the likes of Perc Trax, Black Sun and Shades Recordings.Both are known for their uncompromising styles so it comes as no surprise then that the pair of them should release something special.
Opening track ”Limelight Roles” is a rigid, mechanical beast that gives more than a nod to the likes of Regis, Shifted and Surgeon,with classic techno aesthetics pushed to the limits. The thought of it on a massive sound-system is giving me the shakes.
Second track ”A Rebel from the Waist Down” is another slab of 4/4, this time with piercing low end making way for some corrosive mid range textures.
It’s the kind of techno everyone should be making, but they’re not and it makes it all the more special that these guys are. With both youth and talent on their side they could very well be the next British Murder Boys and I can’t be more complimentary than that. Buy this release!
Drops on Electronic Explorations on the 28 April