Techno reissues don't come much more essential than this. Of all the Detroit heroes, Anthony Shake Shakir is one of the wildest, with his iconic catalogue traditionally pushing into the red and drawing on a rugged set of influences. This comes across in abundance on "5% Solution", his second single which came out on Metroplex in 1993. The title track feeds off the rolling hardcore breaks that were blowing up in the UK as much as the Motor City methodology, and it sounds utterly magnificent. "Mindless Entertainment" whips up an oddball tuff-house brew that aligns with Sheffield bleeps n bass, "Day Of Reckoning" stutters and shakes with frantic energy and "My Name Is Binky" gets into a wonderfully crooked groove. Shake has a bite and verve to his style that just can't be beaten.