God of the Machine - Nude Machinery
Soulful, chunky house / techno business
Overlooked gem of classic groovy Detroit action from 1996, courtesy of Derrick Thompson aka Drivetrain. Whether he meant to choose one of the cornerstones of Libertarianism as his nom-de-plume is probably a question not worth asking, but the recorded results are killer all the same.
Chunky kicks, soulful lo-fi chords, and swinging preset percussion. I'd describe it as a true hybrid of early 90s techno and house vibes, but "tech-house" is way off the mark. It's the kind of joyous, punchy DJ material that will cut right through the murk of your average late-night set, with a twitchy, garage-house energy and crowd-pleasing anachronisms (keep your ears peeled for the Emulator loon sample on track 3). Let's call it "party techno" and leave it at that.