Boomkat Product Review:
Now THAT'S the sh*t i'm talking about! Marcel Dettmann's hugely cool MDR imprint returns with its third release - the first twelve from the rather unlikely monikered Norman Nodge, whoever he or she may be. This twelve has all the hallmarks of straight-up-for-it-techno until you start turning the volume up and listening a little closer - it's a work of pure, unabashed dark dancefloor genius. Simple as! after the malfunctioning sonic detritus of the opening "intro", "NN 7.4" spins into life with all the simplicity and crisp production savvy you'd expect from an experienced producer well versed in the art of manipulating his crowd - the track revolves around a dry, singular one-note bassline that's just about the filthiest thing you'll hear this year, strangely making us think of a stripped, warehouse variation of Mr Oizo's immense "Flat Eric" - and just as anthemic. "NN 8.0" on the flip is even more gargantuan - its sort of like an intereference-free update to Maurizio's techno bluerpint, mixed in with the relentless drive of someone like Surgeon or Regis, with freaked-out sound warbles and alien transmissions thrown in for good measure. It's the sort of twelve that could only ever come housed in one of Hardwax's legendary hand-stamped sleeves and, regardless of who Norman Nodge really is, has just about made our week. KILLER!!!