Bass ist Musik is Justus Köhncke's first new album in five years, and the German techno lord comes back strong with “Tell Me.” The new single has the beats of a gradual, natural resurrection, thanks to the intro: a crispy, sampled drum beat smeared with spooky utterances of “Tell Me,” soon buoyed by thick bass and golden chords. It's fertile ground for what builds, a bizarre yet totally accessible disco banger, eventually ebbing into a pleasantly haunted techno, and then an effortless warp jump back into the galaxy it built. Healthy strains of both old school Daft Punk and the older-school stuff they sampled (and eventually imitated) make it a past that feels very present. You can buy the song at Beatport right now.
- CHART TV