- Troels B. Knudsen is one of Copenhagen's most prolific producers, but you might not know it. Throughout the '00s, he appeared on dozens of 12-inches, dishing out tough drum & bass as Pyro. His techno releases these days aren't nearly as frequent, whether as Ctrls or as one-half of Northern Structures. Almost all his solo work has come via Token, which is the perfect home for his glossy, driving and at times unnerving music. The Dane's latest offering is Charge. With a punishing peak-time flavour and two strong remixes, it's a solid addition to the Token catalogue.
Approach "Charge" with caution. It's brutal and abrasive, and clearly only suitable for dance floors that are already moving well. A less-than-pleasant stab is its defining feature, sure to confuse and entrance a room in equal measure. On the flip sit remixes from Rrose and Rich Oddie. The former's is a heavy and fast, featuring the same snake-charming metallic synths that appear in most of his work. Oddie's is more subdued. Atmospheric and swung, it's a stirring effort from the Orphx member, and it should come in handy for techno jocks looking to add some funk to their early slots.
B1 Charge (Rrose Remix)
B2 Charge (Rich Oddie Remix)