Exactly one year after his debut „The Eyes“ for BPitch Berlin, „Ego Wars“ is the follow-up EP of the exceptio- nal Spanish artist Regal. With the three tracks (as well as a remix by the Frenchman Hadone) Gabriel Cassina shows again why he is one of the most prominent techno acts of our time. After releasing acid-infused rave tracks like „Overground“, which last year became an outstanding signature track not only in Ellen Allien‘s DJ sets, he now combines radically fast beats with trance-in uenced melodies on the „Ego Wars“ EP. The tracks convey the same passion that you could hear on his former releases on his own label Involve, but they are also partially entering new stylistic territory, triggered by his move from Madrid to Barcelona last year. A2 number „Anhedonia“ begins with Regal‘s ty- pically hard-hitting groove until a super euphoric trance melody oods the brain with serotonin – a musical dichotomy that Cassina repeatedly transforms into pure rave ecstasy here.

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