Beta Vulgaris "Xylophobe”

Though known to most green thumbs as a long stalked and leafy garden plant, Beta Vulgaris is also the alias of Lévis, Quebec DJ and producer Jérôme Lahaie. Released on the Pertin Nce label, "Xylophobe” is a slice of seemingly minimalist techno that builds and builds into a variety of many distinct beats ricocheting off the walls of an echo chamber. Though it's a gradual climb to reach the heart of the track, the unexpected melodies prove to be a mighty reward, preventing it from losing the listener in a dull trance and pushing it into the realm of exceptional. (