It's been a while since we've seen Traffic productions take up a whole side of wax. Both tracks run for ten minutes and reflect the crew's early interest in the Romanian style of minimal house. But unlike those insular, narcotic productions from the early '10s, this is kooky stuff. Bodin's "Rhythmic Technology" could be his biggest banger yet. The bleep-style lead and vocoded vocals are almost amusingly old school, and the gloopy bassline has a viscous quality that keeps dance floors moving for the whole ten minutes.
Martyné and Jacob's track, "Elten Live," hues closer to the established Traffic style. Their signature combination of weaving bass, cute-yet-odd melodies and zippy percussion is in full flower, and the longer length emphasises how complex yet digestible their work is. There are a lot wacky details in the mix but the groove is warm and welcoming. Traffic hasn't missed in around four years, and Scale shows that their purple patch shows no sign of fizzling out.