Midgar Records have long been firm favourites here at Inverted Audio thanks to their impeccable ear for deeper strains of techno which still have the capacity to carry a dancefloor high into the atmosphere, with a swathe of releases from the likes of Wata Igarashi, Natural/Electronic.System and Ruhig.


On their latest plate, Midgar take a backwards glance at ’s ‘They Live‘ EP from Forest Drive West, gathering a of each track from high-calibre producers from the label’s inner circle and periphery. Wata Igarashi and Konduku’s remixes divide the A-side for deep techno with flavours of dub and dancefloor psychedelia, whilst Felix K and Pessimist twist the final two tracks into tough-as-nails steppers with bags of character.

Konduku’s spin on ‘Block Nine up like musical drips in a cavern punched into some organic arpeggiator, a constant background motif throughout the track. As organic surges of bass punch the system, balanced and minimalistic, the song’s chief impetus is through these two , with metallic drumbeats augmenting the pulsing groove.

The full appreciation of the final refrains is almost entirely reserved for those who’ve listened the whole way through; all patience is more than rewarded with heaven-grade angelic electronics which see the track out.

‘They Live Remixes’ is scheduled for release 9 March via Midgar Records. Order a copy from Bandcamp


A1. Phosphenes (Wata igarashi Pressure Remix)
A2. Block Nine (Konduku Remix)
B1. Ricochet (Felix K Reinterpretation)
B2. They Live (Pessimist Remix)

Source: Inverted Audio

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