Two of contemporary techno’s finest producers go head to head on Payback. Spain’s Exium represents a clubby take on techno with his tracks «Diverse Population» and «Pulstar». The latter is a rumbling, cavernous groove lit up by acidic tones, while the former is built on tough tribal beats and a robust, meaty bassline similar to the one on James Ruskin’s evergreen track «The Divide». Developer’s contributions are far more visceral: «Promiscuous» is an insane, driving rhythm track led by ghoulish chords, while «Indigenous» is even more intense. Powered by distorted industrial drums, its cranium-splitting rhythms recall Jeff Mills at his most intense.