A1. Motechnique Itokim's opening gambit on Subject Detroit certainly leaves a dent. To true DJ Bone fans, Motechnique will have eyebrows raised and mouths open from the off with it having been a staple component of Bone's three deck attacks in recent months. Weighty but warm kicks start as they mean to go on, bursting with pace and vigour as thrusts and stabs pinprick the brooding chords. The composition continues to explode with ever more rapturous flourishes of orchestral verve as synth and melody are thickened, acting as a backdrop to a brutal yet beautiful assault of wild, stabbing strings. Itokim delivers a magnificent forgery of might and magic with Motechnique, with all the hallmarks of a classic-to-be. A2. Roll Up and Shine The laid back, easy-going connotations of the title are very much the ethos and aesthetic of Itokim's second contribution to the Subject Japan: Rhythm Poems EP. The playful, bubbling melody sets a warm and almost sugary tone from the off before being bolstered by a suave melange of full-bodied kick and dexterous percussion. Swirling and smiling from start to finish, Roll Up and Shine, is a sumptuous merge of insistent groove and radiant warmth that is guaranteed to raise a smile even on the darkest of days. B. The Mood Device Itokim rounds off his first outing on Subject Detroit with The Mood Device, a tothe-point groover that melds elements of both Motechnique and Roll Up and Shine to stunning effect. A genuine builder of a track with a straight and true trajectory, The Mood Device melds innumerable coatings of percussion and synth as stabs are layered and layered again, clotting and coagulating the composition in to one delightfully deep and multidimensional slice of formidable dancefloor composite.