A new re-written interpretation of the ’93 acid classic ‘Dimension’
DUM Records has been a fine purveyor of minimal techno ever since 1992. The label run by Kim Rapatti—himself a long serving Scandinavian techno pioneer who has released on labels like Skudge and Forbidden Planet deals in analogue gear, sleek and stark sound and, after a long sleep, is now back with a great new EP. It comes from the label boss under his Detroit Diesel alias and perfectly encapsulates the label, and artist’s, perfectly reduced sound.
The first cut is a new re-written interpretation of the ’93 acid classic ‘Dimension’, previously released on DUM011. An intense, nerve jangling and engagingly dark acid workout. Many supple synths gurgle next to huge and ice cold hi hats and the whole thing keeps you on edge throughout. The original ‘Dimension’ on the flip is less aggressive but is just as intense, with a thick acid line the main feature above cantering drums and explosive claps. There is no letting up in any of the tracks here and closer ‘Freestyle’ is no different. It was recorded in ’94 in Finland and has never been released on vinyl before. It is a lithe, elastic track that twists and turns with big stabs, pummelling drums
and machine gun fire synth that will fill any warehouse with irresistible sound and energy. DUM Records is back, and back in style.