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The Hacker


The Hacker seems to have ditched electro(clash) and been OD'ing on vintage old hardcore of late. 'Shockwave' utilizes T99 'Anaesthesia' stabs, 303 wibbling and whispers of “Ecstasy” from Beltram's seminal 'Energy Flash', and if this signals a drift for techno towards raving sensibilities just in time for the 20th anniversary of Castlemorton, then that's all good with me. The Mark Archer mix inserts more loose-limbed breakbeats, while Hacker's 'Bass 4' is kinda Basic Channel on a rave tip with LFO.