Rob Hes – Raised by Another EP (Tronic)

Christian Smith’s Tronic label has been a techno powerhouse ever since it was first minted. The label calls upon a wide range of talents from around the world to contribute to its cannon and now they look to Rob Hes for Raised By Another, a three track EP that features three brand new cuts of pulsating club sounds. He’s a bright new techno star who is fast rising up through the ranks with releases on labels like this one as well as many more before now. Hailing from the Netherlands he has a raw, engaging sound that immediately stands out, as do all three of the tracks here.

Raised By Another is a bleep ridden track for the dead of night. It is mid tempo in pace, and oozes eerie late night funk as it slowly grows in stature. Then comes Battlefield, another fiercely rooted cut with icy hi hat patterns, terrific melodies that do acrobatics up top and rubbery groves that seduce you down below. Lastly, Failure gets more house-y in nature, with squelchy drums, subtle little synth fills and plenty of energy that all make you want to move your ass.