Plus 8 Records / PLUS8125
Here Uto Karem returns to Plus 8 for his second release on the label, with the two tracks he serves up - Take Control and All Over You - continuing in the rising Italian stars good run of form.As well as being an in-demand remixer, DJ and producer, Karem also runs his own Agile Recordings imprint on which he explores the same deep techno rhythms and loopy hypnotism as he does with his two original tracks here.Take Control is a liquid track which builds in looped layers through piston pumping percussion, up-right beats and plenty of melodic drama. Though it pushes on from left to right in true Plus 8 style, the warmth and atmosphere that surrounds the main beats and bass is what really sets the track alight. All Over You again features a crisp, almost dry production style as various percussive elements flesh out a 4/4 techno groove. Hidden within each bar are some wooden sounding hits and various melodic notes, all of which are heart-warming additions to a killer dancefloor groove. As well as this, there is a more driving dub version of Take Control which canters on a knife edge for its six minute duration, closing out another efficient and streamlined techno release on Plus 8.