Modeselektor’s 50 Weapons imprint continue their impressive run of form with part 1 of a pair of releases from Phon.o, which sees the produce mixing a healthy variety of dancefloor influences into a fresh and compelling concoction. ‘Kellerkind’ is a meeting between Burial-esque dark garage flavours and Berlin techno lead synth lines, feeling strangely familiar yet incisive, while ‘Moonwalk’ is a heart-wrenching ballad which draws upon similar influences. Opener ‘Be Here Now’’, featuring Bass Sekolah pulls off the combination best though, with a vocal line that blossoms out into something more majestic than simply a clipped sample line, coupled with soaring rave synths and a slow shuffle which riffs on house and techno as much as garage.
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