Published Dec 07, 2016Spanish DJ/producer Reeko (aka Juan Rico) is a perfect fit to take control of the fourth edition of PoleGroup's Unknown Landscapes mix series, and he brings together 21 unreleased tracks from Oscar Mulero's critically acclaimed label nicely here. Trading in dark, trippy and foreboding techno, Reeko is in his element with cuts like Exium's rolling "Fluid Dynamics," Unbalance's rave-y submission "Rejected" and DJ Hyperactive's bleeping "A Running Start," which is driven by laser-focused modular synths and a massive kick drum.
Using sinewy, analogue-heavy tracks Mike Parker's "Serrated Formation" to contrast more wide-open dynamics from artists like Pfirter or Tensal, Reeko effortlessly shifts between hypnotic techno and more stripped down, concise offerings from the label. By anchoring the whole thing with steady, mechanically precise percussion and cacophonous synths, Reeko manages to dial into a hypnotic vibe throughout, presenting a broad yet focused mix, aimed directly at the dance floor. (PoleGroup)