Hook Up/Rotate 1976
"For its third release, Mobilee's sister label Leena presents an artist who needs no introduction: Paul Brtschitsch. In the 12 years since releasing his first 12" single, Brtschitsch has established himself as a key player in virtually every corner of the techno world, releasing nine albums and over 30 singles. Rather than giving in to laptop convenience, Brtschitsch distinguishes himself with a hardware-based set brimming with the richness and the spontaneity of live machine music. 'Hook Up' and 'Rotate 1976' find Brtschitsch picking up where Loop de Mer left off, crafting two deep, generous tracks that balance trim melodic loops with tightly-coiled rhythms tailor-made for the peak hour. 'Hook Up' jumps out of its grooves with a rare immediacy, announcing to all within earshot that this is a big, big record. Flush with shakers and a demure standup bass line, it quickly catapults itself from an easygoing groove into a white-knuckled thrill ride, thanks to steely chord flashes as sudden and unexpected as sheet lightning. The track is held aloft by ringing, echo-soaked chords that float on dub reggae's updraft, marked with his unmistakable signature as master of a vibe that's a little bit dreamy and a little bit nightmarish."