One is the master of Tronic and a glorified techno legend. The other is Brazil’s most consistent genre contender by a square mile. Christian Smith and DJ Anna respectively represent the cream of the underground crop, but together among the madness of Sonar a very special collaborative mix-off was committed to digital form. Back-to-back and blazing through proceedings with little consideration for genre boundaries or playing towards the obvious, the mix elaborates what is both exciting and exquisite about the creative juices of dance music’s less-groomed remits in 2014. They roll through tech house without the cheese, thumping techno without the mundane sound effects and when all is said and done, one hour and ten minutes of quality music from two outright virtuosos of the underground sound space.
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