SoHo Beats Recordings presents an expressive six track release from Amsterdam DJ / producer and Putsch resident Herr Arter and his good friend, 'music philosopher' Pablo Lamberti. With the Mitrata EP the duo focuses on minimalistic techno grooves and exploratory DJ tools, creating a sextet of deep and heady rhythmic cuts that are awash in atmosphere and groove. "Raikon" opens the EP in a mysterious fashion, laying the foundation for the entire release with clockwork beats that encounter ghostly soundscapes throughout. Other cuts such as "Schnädelbach" and "Magnanama" expand on this clandestine vibe, investigating drum machine interplay by hypnotically building a dance floor tension. This is techno at its deepest and most sublime, well worth a bit of nightclub research.
Behrouz (Global Underground / Forensic) - "Liking and will play 'Raikon'."
Nick Warren - "Ace music … cool and deep."
Riva Starr - "Nice release!"
Anthony Pappa - "Cool EP. Some nice tracks here that will be used."
L.A. Williams (Chisel) - "Excellent … love these tracks."
Chris Fortier (Fade) - "'Raikon' sounds good."
Lee Guthrie (Click Therapy / Wiggle) - "Real nice release. 'Genghis' is my pick but I'll use a few of these."
Djuma Soundsystem (Get Physical) - "'Raikon' for me!"
Atish (Desert Hearts) - "Lovely, dubby minimal tracks."
DJ Firefly (Couch Dancing Radio Show) - "This is some of the best techno I've heard in a long time … I love the rhythms!"
Simon Kirk (Stag Beetle Radio Show) - "This is a bit special … extremely creative stuff."
Sebas van der Zwan (Bespoke Management) - "Great EP … a true vanguard in the inevitable comeback of minimal."
Dave Noonan (Circulation Radio Show) - "Interesting minimalist stylings … lots to choose from here. I really like 'Inimical' … a dark, brooding piece."
Taigo Onez (The Essence Radio Show) - "What an amazing release! This is proper for sure … jack!"