UK is (again) a hot place for uncompromising stuff at the moment. It was inevitable Minimum Syndicat would soon welcome a leading producer of the new wave of british darker techno. George Lanham chose the french label to present the fiercer side of his sound, that Dave Clarke once described as "peaktime dancefloor destruction that mixes Beltram with Chicago and Hood with Faki". This one is a lesson in nosebleed severity with a modern twist. XXIst century techno body music. No hipster allowed.
"Dethroned" is your typical M-Syndicat dark room acid techno : weird but controled energy, sinister soundwaves, 3 AM disorientation....and a lot of driving stuff in the rhythm section to keep the whole thing rockin' hard.
Then you have «Shenyang Dark Sword », a militant warehouse march straight from the T-800 factory, with an omnious synth droning over tribal-industrial percussions. Relentless machinery for the sickest dancefloors.
The french-russian alliance of Jauzas The Shining and Dmitry Distant provides the aftermath with some gorgeous, crepuscular electro, somehow reminiscent of the great early Warp soundscapes.