Luke Slater Fear and Loathing 2

Luke Slater Fear and Loathing 2
Though the title refers back to Luke Slater’s popular 2001 mix, it nicely suits this new double set, since the two discs couldn’t be more different. However, the first should probably be the second, since it’s full-on comedown music — Slater even notes it’s "especially for after club listening” — and it is indeed a perfect record to spin when the sun is rising and your brain won’t shut down. The simmering collusion of slow spacey techno and druggy micro beats ranges from Slater's ambient alias Planetary Assault Systems to minimal Frenchmen Isolée to Carl Craig’s "re-version” of Throbbing Gristle’s "Hot on the Heels Love.” The second disc takes you back to that club you were just recovering from, upping the BPMs and intensity with a dubby electro-tech vibe, slipping in his own productions and running from DeeJay Gigolo artist Dopplereffekt to new-school heroes Alter Ego (with their anthem "Rocker”) and perennial favourites like Killa Productions’ "Women Beat their Men” and Nitzer Ebb’s "Murderous.” As one of the UK techno scene’s leading lights, Slater has made an impact on both the dance floor and the studio, but it’s when combining both on his mixes that he really seems to shine. (Resist)