‘Circle Culture’ is ANJA SCHNEIDER’S first release of 2015 and it’s a beaut! Title track ‘Circle Culture’ builds tension slowly, teasing us with hypnotic beats and tinkling melodies. Anja makes full use of the slow build, working in a lengthy atmospheric moment before a subtly mesmerising drop. It’s blissful and full of ethereal energy with a touch of the signature Schneider bounce. The remix comes from Konstantin Sibold & Leif Muller. The pair take it to a darker place, with trippy twisted vocal samples, heightened tension and a grittier, pacier sound for the dancefloor. ‘The Squaring’, a second original track from Anja, is a smouldering blend of breakbeats and techno. Again she uses drawn out tension to build a heightened exotic atmosphere; the track is raw and dubby and a little bit dangerous. A sensual and emotive EP from one of our favourite techno artists.