Redshape is one of those rare breeds that has managed to maintain a discography of high quality, while hitting that elusive sweet spot that endears his productions to house and techno heads alike.
Made Of Steel, released on his own Present imprint in all its yellow vinyl glory, is another check to tally of quality that just keeps on increasing. The low end tumbles and swings in typical Redshape style, and the melodic touches carry that telltale steel drum switch in tone; muffled and delicate on the one hand, shrill and piercing on the other.
As good as the original is, it is the “Punked” alternative that delivers on the fun factor, providing dark to the original’s light. Taking the groove from the original’s template, it is then bit crushed into oblivion, rattling around the speakers like a caged animal. No surprises from the masked one, but who cares when it is so devilishly effective.