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Techno duo produce an eclectic album of 'influences'

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REVIEW: GLASTONBURY 2014

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HIGH FIVE: AUGUST

We give you five of this month's top nights
The Hunt (Official Intents Festival Anthem) - Ran-D feat E-Life - Scantraxx

Ran-D is best known for pioneering the rawstyle sound that's dominating the hardstyle scene worldwide these days, but this release proves his diversity as a producer. He's still able to deliver huge melodic anthems like this, with a strong vocal by E-Life, stadium-sized breakdowns and powerful drops keeping the kicks raw but the rest of the elements incredibly accessible. This is the definition of an anthem.

Entrance - PMH - Finitude

Tresor resident Marcel Heese launches his label as PMH, a collaboration with Spanish producer P.E.A.R.L. ‘Entrance’ is a deep, swirling techno affair, steeped in the legacy of Chain Reaction’s cavernous dub and Function’s doubled-up claps. Sleeparchive provides a remix on the flip, but instead of his usual bleepy sound, he merely toughens up the kicks and adds an extra layer of jagged percussion that guarantees maximum impact.

'Deadlock' - LEON SWITCH - Chestplate

"I love the impact when the drop comes, and it's my first tune on Chestplate, so has a special place for me..."

Illusion Reality EP - Leuce Rhythms - Ground Level

A three-tracker full of psy-tech bass and spun-out atmospherics from the Leeds-based duo. Lead track 'Illusion Reality' just shades it with stompy dynamics and wiggly synth work, though 'Deeper Down' has a nice line in deep rolling atmospherics.