Techno innovators Slam have had a stunningly consistent year and a packed schedule in 2010 and they keep on moving with another new release from their Paragraph imprint. Classic tracks We Doin' This Again and Variance are the subject of two quality releases by Julien Chaptal and Gel Abril respectively. Fresh from solid releases on the excellent Remote Area, Julien Chaptal produces a brilliant remix for Slam continuing his outstanding form in the field. Gel Abril follows suit with an attention grabbing rework of Slam's Variance track. Both tracks work perfectly together in the release, which is sure to become a hit with all fans techno and house. The release begins in classic tech-house style with the percussion, bass and bouncy synth jockeying for position to create an exciting intro which grabs from the outset. The track kicks in with a timely drop followed by a grooving vocal loop. Complimented by skilful percussion, the track has an intensely adorning feel to it, which creates a perfect smoothness for the first half of the release.The second track quickly builds an enticing contrast for the release. Abril enters us into a mechanical and industrial surrounding by using the harsher, more metallic sounds of the percussion to powerful effect. The rounded sub of the bass keeps the persistence moving from the first track but with a more unsettling vibe. The track continues to surprise with inspired builds and adeptly sampled vocals. This remix of Variance feels almost addictive in nature, and is bound to raise pulses on the dancefloor.
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