Following on from the success of their inaugural record from label heads Noha & Alex Tea, Italian imprint Panick! Panick! releases its second release here, the quite exceptional Panick02. A V/A affair that features three dazzling tracks, the action features Noha & Alex Tea once more, as well as a raft of astutely chosen guests.
Kicking things off is the ever dependable Franky Greiner. The German producer has really hit his stride of late, a fact that’s laid bare when you consider he’s supplied works to the likes of Perlon, Melisma and raum…musik over the years. A prolific musician and a dab hand at creating hypnotic minimal records, he does exactly that once more on “Modol 02”. An intricate track full of hypnotic flair, it’s imbued with clever percussion and spine-tingling melodies throughout. Definitely one for when the night takes a turn, that’s for sure…
Elsewhere, it’s up to Wareika to supply the goods on “Our Hologram”. The Berlin-based live act (consisting of Florian Schirmacher, Henrik Raabe and Jacob Seidensticker), have themselves been turning heads of late, with recent gigs at Club der Visionaire particularly well received. Their effort here is a track that will perfectly compliment their live set up. An oddball minimal techno track that’s sure to find favour with DJs of Villalobos’ ilk, it’s another potent example of the trio’s undoubted ability to concoct stunning techno with only a few parts.
Last but by no means least is Noha & Alex Tea’s “Thanks for Nothing”. The more ‘dancefloor’ friendly of all that’s on offer here, this one follows a steady groove throughout, but it’s the sun-kissed melodies and penchant for unpredictability that really helps it shine. An EP of various moods and vibes, Panick! Panick!’s latest serves up an eclectic and most excellent array of sounds throughout.
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