Following M3taN01a's release a month ago, Swedish Jonas Lund aka Kretz returns to Japanese AGD label; run by AE35, with a second EP of his trademark featuring three tracks ranging from pure Electro, to more Breaks styles.
Influenced early on by the C64, Atari and Amiga scenes, Jonas quickly jumped on the production wagon and so far has committed a dozen of releases on imprints such as Svek, Loop records, Skint Records, Good looking, Mo´wax, React, Paper Recordings, Why Not, Reco-Nice, Plump House, and Sub-Stance just to name but a few under 3 different disguises: Anode, Rex 42 and Kretz.
The present EP kicks off with the title track. "Electronic Warriors" comes in with a vengeance and serves up a wonderful Electro anthem where sharp drums combine to Rotherish and Kraftwerkian melodies. Completed with dark synth flights and catchy vocodered vocals, the tune signs a wonderful track for both dancefloor and home listening pleasures, to bring closer to "Netzwerk Der Zukunft" album published on Psi49net in 2014.
The song comes with two remixes, starting off with the AE35 version. The beats sound harder, the rhythm appears more robotic but the track remains faithful to the main theme. Touches of Electro Funk and new melodic arpeggios complete a brilliant rework aiming to put you in a circle.
Tobitron revisits also "Electronic Warriors" in an uncompromising "Tesla remix" based upon punishing beats, gloomy strings, Sci-Fi tonalities (Do we hear R2D2 in the background?) and more intricate voices. Electrifying and much anticipating at the same!
Craftily produced, this EP is a must have for any Electro lover with a sensitive approach for melodies. Support below and purchase!
Reviewed by: Chris Nexus 6