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Dave Huismans bids adieu to to his A Made Up Sound label with this killer retrospective covering remastered versions from all AMUS releases along with the wickedly grubbing tribalism of P.P.B., exclusive to this set.
Bringing the label a close after nearly 10 years, it's fair to say that Huismans transcended his moniker's Source Direct roots to take that original, state-of-the-art breakbeat processing into bold new techno hybrids that still sound like very few others in his field.
As sleek and rolling structures seem to be far more in vogue these days, A Made Up Sound - (2009-2016) stands testament to other dancefloor urges by not patronising dancers with simplicity or convention, preferring to give'em something to actually dance to with a broad range of inventive syncopations which have no doubt baffled many DJs trying to find their way in to his unique style.
From the bouncing, Martyn-esque chords and coiled 2-step of Rework (2009) to the noise inclinations of Syrinx and the experimentally fractured rhythms of Stumbler (2016) via the infectiously natty West London styles of Sun Touch and his epic 12-minute sci-fi opus After Hours, you're in the presence of some of the most exceptional techno mutations of the last decade.