Audiohell / Doomwork – Elisir/Slices (Digital Traffik) (22/06)

As they celebrate turning ten years old, the fine label Digital Traffik doesn’t let up on its great release schedule: instead they offer up a new EP from AudioHell and Doomwork that continues in the labels fine tradition of serving up club slaying and floor filling grooves.

Audio hell – who is a long standing Italian techno titan who runs his own label of the same name – is up first and he offers Elisir. It is a nearly eight minute long affair that is woozy and intoxicating with flappy snares, rolling rubber drums and freaky, spaced out sci-fi sounds that really get you under its spell. Masterfully produced and with clever effects throughout, it really will make floors move. Then come Italian pairing Doomwork who have made a big impact over the last few years. Their Slices cut is big and spacious, deep and heady as it slowly but surely unfolds through a fine world of well sculpted synths, whispered vocals and zoned out grooves. This is another fine EP, then.

Reviewed by: Ian Fleming