Boris Dlugosch is a bit of legend in the German scene, his career spans well over 20 years, from the early days of German hardcore to his more recent electro and techno (Complexno?) productions – he’s seen, remixed and done it all.
He’s been hitting the headlines more recently his recent remix work for Gossip’s ‘Perfect World’, Goose’s ‘Words’, and his club hit ‘Bangkok’ on Erol Alkan’s Phantasy Sound label – it’s would be safe to say Boris is definitely back.
Over the 20 years he’s released just over a dozen singles – so you know when he does release something it’s bound to be pretty special – step forth ‘Cycle’ a three-tracker of upfront electro and techno that is going to show this nu-wobble generation how it’s done.
The only original ‘Cycle’ is a unnerving combination of house, techno and electro – it starts with a simple arpeggiated Moog synth line as Dlugosch builds a stomping drum line around it, by then the song begins to morph into acid-techno and then pounding electro via an ever-increasing set of mind blowing effects. It’s a banger in every sense of the word.
Remixes come from French veteran Etienne De Crecy & VNNR. Crecy’s remix draws heavily from house and techno – but his tapestry is far easier to decipher – it’s arguably one of the best things we’ve heard from him in a while.. Lektroluv’s VNNR add their own touch by injecting some melody with a fidgety rework which eventually descends into just another banger, all be it a very good one.
Out today via Lektroluv Records: http://www.beatport.com/release/cycle/941037