Dirty Dancing

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One of the bright sides of the new new wave electro revival is that it has suddenly opened the door to some very good melodic vocal techno that would have had a hard time finding an audience. Swayzak’s Dirty Dancing is just such an album. It’s not self-consciously retro, or overly laden with irony. Dirty Dancing just might be the future of techno. Various vocalists lend their talents to contemporary deep techno rhythms, and while some tracks like In The Car Crash are undeniably humorous, most can be taken as seriously as the most stoic sparse minimal techno. It’s very refreshing to hear music that has learned from the 80s but resists cliché.

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