On April 17, Ghent’s Token Records will release their latest compilation – titled ‘Fuga‘ – featuring Mark Broom, Nastia Reigel, Dold & more. The eight track release introduces a brace of new and breaking names to the Belgian outlet, who now have a keenly defined aesthetic – classic, uptempo techno. As ever with Token releases – the devil remains distinctly in the detail. Each recording, hand-picked and road tested in a club environment, offers up its own unique and nuanced take on contemporary techno.
Russian rising star Nastia Reigel continues a rich vein of form on the opening ‘Pray’. Walking the line between hypnotic & hard-hitting, the versatile work sets the tone for ‘Fuga‘, which continues with tripping contributions from Border One & Stefan Vincent – the former of the two arguably making the greatest contribution to the compilation with the energetic ‘Biomorph’ addition.
Sweden’s Dold makes an appearance with the heady ‘My Homework Ate My Dog’, and PTTRN features with the big room recording ‘Contempt / Suggest 6’ – a cast-iron reduction that pulses and warps across its run time. Ribé’s offering ‘The Cause’ showcases a tentatively more drawn in approach, focusing on groove & tone to great effect, before ‘Fuga’ returns to the high octane intensity of Linkan Ray’s ‘Introspective Vision’. Veteran Mark Broom closes proceedings in considerable style with AR-4, a neat and satisfying tool that showcases the very best of the genre – sharp, effective and economical.
‘Fuga‘ presents a focused, refined showcase of the Token sound in 2020; highlighting the label’s dedication to the classic tenets of the techno genre, while also showcasing their focus on supporting the latest and greatest in upcoming talent.