Berlin-based American Kevin McHugh aka Ambivalent is definitely no stranger to the scene. With “R U OK” on Richie Hawtin’s M_nus label he landed one of clubland’s absolute hits of 2007 which can still be found lurking in discerning DJ’s record cases today. Since 2015 he has been providing high quality tracks on his Delft label, and he celebrated his Cocoon debut two years ago with the “Daylights” EP. Together with Dutch Clone-producer Martijn Hoogendijk aka Alden Tyrell, Ambivalent has cooked up another serving of straightforward techno complete with rigorous hi-hats, which will no doubt summon up the uncompromising energy of his Berghain sets wherever it’s played. With its powerful incantation of sequential rave signals, “Wallfall” recalls the best days of Jeff Mills in the form of ultra-modern Detroit-oriented premium techno, while “Detente” lays disconcerting industrial distortion over expansive Dubtechno for maximum acceleration. The perfect fix for hot nights of celebration.