Death, taxes and Tiger Stripes crafting dancefloor weapons for Adam Beyer’s Drumcode and Truesoul labels. “Not many things in life are certain, but we’ve always counted on Mikael Nordgren knocking it out of the park”. Last year’s ‘Baby’ EP a label highlight & in March he released ‘Sneaking Hotdogs Into People’s Pocket’, which mined the spirit of ’90s-drenched euphoria. Taking the retro vibes of Hotdogs into more techno-orientated territory, he bunkered down with his family in the Swedish forest, setting up a makeshift studio in the kitchen. From this, the five-track ‘Into Desolation’ was born and with its very diverse soundscape will go onto to haunt many an avid techno enthusiast in the coming weeks! Melodic, energetic & percussive but all staying true to the sound that continues to keep Tiger Stripes ahead of the pack! DRW 10/10.