Surgeon - Dynamic Tension EP
Surgeon digs through the DAT archive and hooks up with Christoph Grote-Beverbor from Berlin’s Dubplates And Mastering to remaster and re-issue one of his very first records. Originally released on Ideal Trax in 1995, it’s back and sounding crisper than ever thanks to the D&M touch.
Some proper blueprint Birmingham School techno here for those that like it hard as nails, what is most remarkable about these tracks is how well they have stood the test of time - Any of these could have passed through our office as a whitelabel and we’d be none the wiser… Opening with the delayed chords and concrete kicks of ’Action’ and moving onto the taught machine funk of ‘Balance’.
The B-side is even bloody better with absolutely brutal kick drums and rasping melodies of ‘Poise’ and closing with the limber shuffle of the aptly titled ‘Posture’.
SRX have really nailed it with this re-issue, 4 prime tracks that’ll totally mash up a club. If you’re a fan of proper UK techno and have all but exhausted the Downwards back catalog then this is right up your strasse mate.