I really have a thing for Prosumer. It's not just his German perfectionism. It's not that he can mould tech house gems as on Panorama Bar 03. It's that he brings life to the artifice of minimal techno.
On the track 'Daybreak', taken from German label Ostgut Ton's Fünf compilation, Prosumer inserts and then strips away rabid hi-hats, syncopated rhythm and a flat kick drum. His light-and-shade approach to building an industrial scaffold is playful.
Then the understated build-up. The rhythmic repetition could get under your skin:
Prosumer - Daybreak
I was recently blown away by a Berghain mix Lucy (aka Luca Mortellaro) made (hear it here).
His debut album Wordplay for Working Bees, released in March on his label Stroboscopic Artefacts, features rich textures and dark landscapes.
'Bein' is one of the more upbeat cuts. Try it out:
Lucy - Bein