Dennis Siemion - Airbaging
Lean, twitchy club constructions
Classic business here from Swiss label Axodya, which pumped out 30-odd releases of hard-hitting techno in the span of 3 years (1995-1998). In addition to EPs from founders Stefan Riesen and Marco Repetto, the label's roster featured heavy hitters like Bochum Welt, DJ T-1000, and Deetron. This 12" comes care of relative mystery man Dennis Siemion, but perfectly captures the label's party ethos with 4 electroid squigglers, tuned for the club.
Airbaging is a collection of taut, punchy drum tracks with a ton of unique character, splitting the difference between the sophisticated digital palette of minimal techno and the warehouse rager vibe of hard-house labels like IHR. Mercilessly swung hats, precision kicks, and fiddly, left-field sound choices. A few cuts veer into acid territory, as portamento synth lines loop drunkenly over ghetto house claps and 909 snares, but melodies are mostly set dressing for what amounts to a killer set of hard-rolling tools.
- A1. Airbaging - 6:10
- A2. Empire - 4:49
- B1. Sumatra - 4:30
- B2. Kyrolith - 4:30