Conforce (live) (Delsin/Clone/NL)
Cosmin TRG (50 Weapons/Rush Hour/RO)
Kasper Melchior (Korridor/Mono Rec.)
Haddock (Korridor/Culture Box)
Udkant (Korridor/Mono Rec.)
Cocktail Box: Kong (Mantra) + Missekatten
Conforce is a restless producer from Terschelling, Holland, who strives only to combine digital and analogue together into atmospheric, well designed pieces of music, be they of house, techno or dub descent. With such an honest mission, it's no wonder the man known as Boris Bunnik has had continued success recently, with a number of singles, EPs and albums coming on respected imprints like Delsin, Clone, Meanwhile and Rush Hour. As a live performer, too, he is garnering ever more support with gigs everywhere from New York to Tokyo helping to establish him as one of contemporary techno's finest craftsmen.
There are those who imitate, and those who innovate: Romanian born, Berlin based producer Cosmin Nicolae is unquestionably the latter. At this point in time you'll find him honing a ghostly, sketchy techno blueprint that fuses shuffling drums with eerie synths, snatched vocals-as-instruments and strains of Detroit and Chicago classicism. These analogue sounds arrive on labels like connoisseur Dutch imprint Rush Hour as well as Modeselektor's 50 Weapons and Untold's hotter-than-hot Hemlock, but are a stylistic mile away from the sound with which the man first emerged.