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Dumb Unit first release sold over 100 copies within 30 minutes. Since then they have released many album in the span of few years on their way up to becoming one of leading group. The focus lies in originality and quality rather than quantity which you can hear in every single track they release so far, including compilations like "Agaric and Walker - Chase's Dream"

Creating strong production is their goal. Although they tend to go experimental at times, they stick to what they know best - groovy electronic music that people can dance to. They produce authentical tracks by themselves in their own studio without any samples or pre-made loops.

Jeremy P. Caulfield - Tumble-Dry (2006)


Past releases on Ware, Trapez and his own Dumb Unit have proven Jeremy P. Caulfield to be a real minimal contender, combining bleep, growl and pep in ample measure yet also showing restraint. Both sides of 'Tumble Dry' find him too restrained, over-extended and bland.

Cover art and titles hint at the summer ahead, with Caulfield lazing beneath palms, mojito in hand, rather than up the floors of Ibiza. 'Against the Rip' kicks off with dub squeaks on the offbeat and a subdued kick, fireflies dancing in the background. Hats and barely there pitter-patter congoes arrive early on, a nice clap soon after, and thus it shimmies for ten and a half pleasant minutes.

Touane & Nuel - Duo-Deno EP (2006)


Relative newcomers Touane and Nuel come together for this EP after releasing individual records last year. Both are Italian and clearly enthused by the ‘ketamine house’ sound that was so popular in 2005.

The EP is themed around digestive processes, referencing bits of the intestine and the rhythmic contraction of gut muscles which moves semi-digested bits of food through your system until they are eventually ejected as faeces.

Feeling queasy? You’re supposed to. Both tracks churn uneasily and throw in disconcerting bursts of noise at unexpected moments. They remind me of the time I unwisely ordered crayfish at 4am.

Maetrik - Envy (2009)


Minimal techno is all about moments. The addition of a bass kick here, a snare tick there and, in Maetrik's case on "Envy," a little bucephalus bouncing ball finding its way down a staircase over and over and over again. Minimal may not be the best word to describe "Envy," as there's a lot going on within its self-contained world.

Malformed pieces of static, cavernous kicks and, in between sharp intakes of breath, a voice repeating the title. Like label owner Jeremy P. Caulfield's work, it's exceptionally tight, resolutely mechanical and impeccably arranged.