Boomkat Product Review:
The vanguard of contemporary avant-dancefloors share a KILLER split for PAN. Most notably, SND's side '15/16' is their first material on wax since the hugely sought-after '4,5,6' triplepack in 2008 and their crazy limited pressing for DS93 back in 2010. Mark Fell and Mat Steel conduct a side-long session of convulsive, jacking electronic funk with inimitable timing, always working to the slightest off beat with meticulous, grid-teasing drum placements pivoting around slyding, strafing chords in jaw-dropping, body-owning style. It's just 15 minutes of pure A-grade material from two of the most interesting, ambiguous producers in electronic music. On the flipside, Tokyo/Berlin's NHK aka Kouhei Matsunaga and Toshio Munehiro work together for the first time since the 'Special' 12" on Important Records and cycle thru some of their best work to date, inclusing nervy Dub on 'Fu2', crushed Techno on '111230_2ndhalf' and rhythmic noise on 'Hydra', finishing off with the standout stretch of swaggering digital f**kery on 'Stomp_1', sounding like something off a lost Gescom EP circa 1998. Killer killer wares from PAN, no messing.