Opia Records / OPIA003
For the most recent chapter in the Opia Records story, the Swiss label turn their head to Christian Cambas, a Greek producer who’s already repped esteemed labels such as 1605, Great Stuff and Gate Null Recordings. A techno head to the core, Cambas reminds us of his undoubted talents on the ‘The Other’ EP, an electrifying listen that will move even the most stubborn of dance floors.
The action gets going with the title track, which is a relentless, energy-laced track that builds and builds throughout, all the time leaving the listener on the edge of their seat. As the intensity builds, so too does the sharp kicks and the hissing snares. Eventually, it all culminates in a dark and twisted voyage to the more discerning side of the electronic music spectrum. A more than solid club weapon, this one has ‘peak time at Berghain’ written all over it.
On the flip side to all this we have a remix from Axel Karakasis. Karakasis is a veteran of the Greek techno scene and a man who’s been putting his own stamp on the genre for some time now. His remix is essentially a subtle interpretation of the original, and one that sticks out from the pack thanks to its many driving motifs and its uncanny ability to stop you in your tracks. A cracking set of tracks whereby each compliments the other, the latest Opia record truly is a joy to behold.