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Juan Atkins & Moritz Von Oswald Present Borderland, 'Transport'
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19. Juan Atkins & Moritz Von Oswald Present Borderland, 'Transport'

Two dance-music architects form one monumental brain and go all-in for deep dub techno of the most mantric and mesmerizing kind. The label, Tresor, counts as a stamp of techno at its most serious and austere, and the cast is formidable: Juan Atkins, from techno's origin story in early-1980s Detroit, and Moritz Von Oswald, part of the Berlin-based sound and movement surrounding his formative act Basic Channel. Together they commune so fully as to make their individual contributions hard to identify, but that bodes well for a throbbing and sensuous sound that warmly pulses, pulses and pulses some more. A. Battaglia

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