Berlin-based Exit Strategy is starting the new year with release number 11. The release comes in the form of the 3-track vinyl by two Italians going by the name of Fideles. Back for seconds on the influential techno label, these two prove well equipped with intricately-crafted dancefloor weapons. After debuting on the label over the summer, their hit ‘The Border’ made the rounds as a subtle heater for the summer season. Sporting familiar grooves of cosmic analog, Fideles’ latest is yet another crate essential.
Cherchio’s title track is a suspenseful dance of leads building throughout the entire tune. Balanced above a manageable drumline, this tune is a melody-heavy techno track build to uncover the darkest floors with shrill analog cuts. Track 2 delivers a consistent trip through cosmic tone as percussion leads the charge while mono synths lay a framework for warehouse euphoria. Finishing up with synthetic tribal, Panorama rounds off the record.
Overall, this release ranks as a ‘must buy’ for 2018. Somewhere between the foundations of tech house and impact of techno; Fideles is right at home on this German imprint. Stacked and ready for a brave new underground, Exit Strategy are growing to a force of quality on the dancefloor.