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Drvg Cvltvre

Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Vincent Koreman explored the boundary between techno and noise under his Ra-X alias, turning out blisteringly distorted warehouse jams with titles like “Blaze Up That Angel Dust” and “Everyone Must Die” — the kind of grotty, squat-rave anthem that could strike fear into the heart of the Techno Viking himself. It seems like Koreman eventually worked out at least some of his demons. These days, recording as Drvg Cvltvre, the Dutch producer has eased back on the throttle, trading breakneck tempos for exaggeratedly sluggish beats; the distortion is still omnipresent, but it’s gone from being abrasive to sounding almost foamy. The typical, dark and doomy Drvg Cvltvre style sounds like the missing link between Matias Aguayo, Marcel Dettmann, and a bastard voodoo version of 80’s disco. The whole thing is narcotic, bleak and totally absorbing.