Epi Centrum is Jurek Przezdziecki, who you may be familiar with thanks to his numerous releases on labels like Cocoon, Affin and Synewave. Known for always pushing sonic boundaries, as well as seeking new sources of inspiration, he is undoubtedly one of those artists who does anything but tow the line. Raw, organic electronics, mixed with precision in execution are at the very heart of Jurek’s output and his work has thus far received praise from the likes of Depeche Mode, Laurent Garnier, Sven Väth and Damon Wild.You might be asking yourself what exactly made them like his music so much. Well, stop thinking about it and give it a listen for yourself as Jurek presents ‘Raw’ under his Epi Centrum alias on Damon Wild’s Synewave label.The aptly titled ‘Raw’ is exactly that. Its complex layering of a burly bassline, meeting a distant vocal sample amidst the electronic bleeps and beats that collide over one another creates a unique and uncompromising sound.The release also boasts first-rate remixes by two of techno’s current heroes. Function (Dave Sumner) of Downwards / Sandwell District fame turns in a dark and dappled version that’s stamped with claps and a driving beat, while LA’s Audio Injection from Droid Behaviour turns up the bass and picks up the pace for his west coast butt-shaking rendition.