Sandwell District has steadily and deservedly built up a reputation as one of the strongest of techno bastions over the last couple of years. Named after an area of Birmingham (UK), many of the releases draw on the city's electronic lineage, the hard and steely styles of Brum stalwarts such as Surgeon and Regis. The tempos may be slightly reduced from such pummelling fare, but the aesthetic of no-nonsense, truly minimal machine music is still present and correct.
They have won the patronage of techno royalty Jeff Mills (who reportedly bought up multiple copies of Function's superior Isolation twelve to sell in his Tokyo store).
Once again Sandwell District deliver the goods with the kind of minimal techno that will never go out of fashion, so long as there are small dark rooms with nothing but a strobe light and sweaty punters.