Following a killer release earlier this year, Schacke is back, this time on SPFDJ’s Intrepid Skin label. There’s Something Inside Me is an EP that epitomizes the exciting, slightly abstract side of techno which is dominating the scene at the moment. Though the release marks only the third ever output via Intrepid Skin, it is perfectly in line with the sort of sound one might expect to hear from SPFDJ’s label. Always lively and never too serious, it’s artists like these which are keeping the genre exciting.
A million miles away from January’s Artificial Intercourse (though equally impressive), Schacke’s latest release is one that really takes the listener through the motions. “Role Modeling”, which features a distinctive female vocal sample gives the track an almost house-y edge to it – whilst still radiating complete rave energy. A standout of the release, it’s complete feel-good vibes from start to finish, before things start to get a bit more ruthless. “Hard Feelings”, on the other hand, jumps straight in at the deep end. With a pummeling bassline that refuses to let up and plenty of percussion to give it that slightly more industrial feel, this one definitely means business.
“Full Contraction” begins with a relentless beat, which isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. However, this is soon counteracted with a melody that you just can’t help dancing to. It’s a perfect example of the sort of techno which is keeping the scene fresh; despite being unabated, there’s nothing about it that isn’t fun. It’s music that really is made to dance to. “Forever In Total Negation”, the final track of the EP, begins with a more serious, slightly melancholy tone that the other tracks, however, this soon breaks into an energy which feels utterly euphoric – the kind of sound that entrances a dancefloor. Around halfway through the track regains a hint of its original darkness, though the euphoria is quick to return. Once again, Schacke has shown his flair for creating some of the most enjoyable techno on the market at the moment.