Slater, Luke’s Seventh Plain – “My Yellow Wise Rug” – [General Production Records]
Re-release of an early work by renowned British DJ/producer Luke Slater, generally regarded as the torchbearer for Detroit style techno in the UK, good enough that he apparently hasn’t felt obligated to move to Berlin, and these two slabs show why. Not only is he an excellent soundcrafter, but his sense of progression timing is also excellent – he changes things up before they wear out, and keeps the sounds interesting and the pace changing without throwing off the beat. Recommended not just for dance music enthusiasts, but also for those less enthusaistic about techno. Awesome smooth grooves.