Phonica Records’ limited offshoot returns with a second 12” from the man that kickstarted the label – Iori. The Okinawan producer, whose “Galaxy / Urge” 12” won praise from across the board, has been working prolifically and this is only a brief glimpse of things to come. First up is “Spatiotemporal” - a ten and a half techno odyssey towards the deeper echelons of the genre. Starting off as a simple drum pattern, “Spatiotemporal” slowly but steadily builds up, with Iori bringing layer after layer of synths – proper mid-paced cosmic techno!! It’s definitely one of those tracks that need to be left to do their work – preferably on a loud soundsystem! On the flip, we’ve secured the remix talents of one of the hottest names in techno at the moment. All the way from cold Sweden, Skudge have made quite a name for themselves in the last year, with solid releases on their own imprint. Their remix of “Grit” more than exceeded our expectations. It’s a masterpiece of stripped down techno that brings to the fore all the parts we like from the original, while taking it in a completely different direction.
Limited vinyl pressing of 100 copies – hand stamped. Special artwork by Pedro Carvalho de Almeida.