Hopkins, Jon – “Immunity” – [Domino Recording Co Ltd]
I absolutely love this album. Tech House / Deep Techno with bits of IDM and ambient and just the right amount of glitch. 5 tracks here are aimed squarely at the dancefloor, with big, chunky beats and driving basslines amid glitched out samples, almost trance-like progressions and melodies. The second half of the album is more ambient and laid back. The parts stand in contrast to itself and seem to work as a whole. For me, the techno tracks here are the stand-out pieces on the album. They’re so intense, so deep, and infectiously danceable. The production is impeccable, but the sound is so thick, overdriven and filthy. I cant remember the last time I enjoyed techno this much – these tracks absolutely crush through the subs.