Denise Rabe – The Frogs Pick A King (Vinyl 12” – Rabe)
Genre/Influences: Techno, IDM.
Background/Info: Berlin based Denise Rabe has already released a few EP’s and DJ-mixes. This 12” features 2 new tracks plus 2 remixes.
Content: Welcome in the Berlin techno scene, which remains one of the most fascinating- and innovative underground scenes from avant-garde music. Denise Rabe stands for techno music with attitude and mixed with IDM-elements. Remixes have been made by Orphx and Nur Jaber (a Lebanese producer & DJ).
+ + + : I call this music ‘techno with attitude’ because of the intelligent and elaborated writing. It’s somewhat dark, bouncing and supported with a mysterious atmosphere. The remix of Lucy’s Dream” by Nur Jaber features some shimmering voices, only accentuating the mystery around the work.
– – – : This is cool music although I can’t say that there’s a ‘hit’ featured. I expected a bit more from the Orphx remix (probably because Orphx always releases exceptional work).
Conclusion: I for sure have heard more exciting techno productions from the Berlin school, but I’m sure Denise Rabe can improve her own level.
Best songs: “Lucy’s Dream – Nur Jaber Remix”, “Lucy’s Dream”.
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