Review: Tresor pull out the big guns for Borderland – Transport

Artist: Juan Atkins and Moritz von Oswald
Title: Present Borderland – Transport
Label: Tresor
Cat No: TRESOR285
Release: Out Now!
Genre: Techno

What can you say that hasn’t been said about these two men before? It’s been 20 years since these two greats came together to work on something and with Borderland, we really do have something special.

Usually, when I listen to something, I find myself going back to a particular track over and over but for Transport, I found myself going back and listening to the whole thing over and over. The whole thing. For me, that speaks volumes in terms of how well this has been put together. The 7 tracks sound wonderfully warm throughout and almost organic at times too. So many elements that come into play on this; there are the obvious echoes of Detroit from Juan, the unmistakeable dub techno influence with Moritz, and there is something else. Something that I can’t put my finger on.

This something that has totally drawn me in on Transport. This something is most definitely tied into its near perfect listenability but that is also where I am lost. Lost in a perfect way though. Maybe because there is so much going on but nothing that overpowers anything else at the same time. Something that is subtle yet it’s right there but out on the edge too. It’s a tricky one to describe if I’m honest and I think that is where this has power to draw you in.

I’m very sure you are going to hear tracks from this left, right, and centre. Tracks from Transport are going to appear all sorts of sets, in all sorts of clubs, and played by all sorts of DJs. You’ll also hear it at my house an awful lot too. Fantastic stuff and I hope to hear a lot more from Borderland.


About the Author

With almost 8 years of music production under his belt while producing bass music as DROKKR and more recently, electro and techno under his Dave Mono moniker, the Cork based producer & DJ has enjoyed a truly tireless love affair with all forms of electronic music. From Aux 88 and right through to Venetian Snares, everything has found itself a little place in the heart of this Corkman.