More sinister mind-fuckery from Mike Wall on Metroline. His second release on the label comes as a four-track vinyl EP, with an additional four tracks available to download. This bumper pack includes mixes from Franco Cinelli, James Venturi and Karel Jadransky. The title track, Vacuum Packed, is a subaqueous bass monster punctuated by whipcrack claps and ominous synth stabs. The rumble of the bass and kicks is so intense that all it takes is one, perfectly placed sample to break the tension. Who ever thought you could use a clap to clean your brain? Franco Cinelli's remix of Vacuum Packed is a stripped down, simplified variation on the theme. Where the original relies on reverb-heavy percussion to cut through the mix, Cinelli uses good old fashioned motor city pads to build an atmosphere before letting fly with a gorgeous percussion groove. This track sits comfortably in the middle ground between Vince Watson and Audion. And just because you'll be left wanting more, Cinelli has provided a bonus tripmix, building on the theme, which is available to download along with the release. Los Pagos demonstrates Mike signatures mix of both fragile and robust rhythmical elements. A loose, growling bassline is kept under control by metronomic hats and mechanical claps and snares. Meanwhile percussion rolls, and fizzes around the main body of the track, giving it a rich and detailed texture. The Elon remix of Los Pagos is, in many ways the opposite A gargantuan bassline and solid kicks underpin a whirlwind of samples, percussion that expands from simple, pounding tribal rhythm into a cerebellum-melting brew. Three bonus digital track accompany the vinyl release. Pajoma would be right at home on M_nus. Its metallic percussion and rich, deep basslines create the kind of dark, infectious groove you might expect from John Gaiser or Skoozbot. Milan's James Venturi is back on Metroline and his remix of Pajoma is all about the build-up. Fluid percussion bubbles away in the background before a massive off-beat bassline powers through to create an immensely danceable little number. Newcomer Karel Jadransky has a fresh take on Pajoma dispenses with the niceties. He throws the vocals down a k-hole and then makes them dance over enormous, no-nonsense kicks and a relentless percussion groove.