Business techno meets a shapeshifting label.
BPitch Control, which recently pivoted from tech house to techno, has enlisted Regal—the producer who gave business techno its name with his desire to take underground music "mainstream"—for its latest EP. (This one even has a track called "Overground.") The Eyes is an intense, high-energy release in line with the rave-inspired sound of modern techno, with piercing kick drums, churning synths, 303s and tired vocal samples. (Across a single EP, we have vocals saying "Where's the bass?," "I need you" and a few variations on "Fire the engine.") As with most of the music Regal and BPitch Control release, these tunes will work in big settings. Even so, there are better versions of its familiar style. DJs digging for such sounds should look to more original sources.