Record buyers and DJs with a knowledge of golden-era club music from Detroit, Chicago and New York could feel they have little use for a record like this. That would be a shame—Qnete's jams may reference the spirit of their forebears, but he assembles them without retrofitting that era's lo-fi textures onto them. ("The Point," a needling techno track released on ZCKR in February, retained Qnete's sleek watermark even as it explored entirely different territory.)
"I Might Be Wrong"'s bassline has a passing resemblance to something you might find on an NY House'n Authority 12-inch, but it betrays the cleaner click and grind of Qnete's contemporary set-up. "A Luv Jam"'s serene synth melodies and modular squiggles foreground the Bremen producer's modern methods further, and a bittersweet bass pad sequence on "Dresden" offers more evidence that Qnete might outgrow this EP's influences pretty quickly.