MGUN carries the flame for Motor City techno soul in a class 3rd album, launched on his and Ryan Spencer’s newly minted label, Hold Me Recordings - tipped if yr into 2Lanes, Suburban Knight, Carl Craig, Rob Hood, Ultradyne. Since debuting on TTT with ‘The Near Future’ and its enduring electro ace ‘The Race’ in 2012, Manuel Gonzales has a fine line of deeply rugged machine music for the likes of Kyle Hall’s Wild Oats and Semtek’s DBA. ‘From Time to Time’ checks in as his 3rd album with 8 eyes-down sluggers that set the parameters for Hold Me Recordings, which aims to provide a vent for new Detroit dance music. Anyone who has followed MGUN’s work thus far will not be disappointed at its breadth of variation within a theme, revving from heavyweight 313 warehouse techno to Ultradyne-esque electro and bezonked abstraction that could really only come from those quarters. He captures that tongue-tip thizz of the best Detroit techno in the atmospheric drive of ‘Mid Sentence’, and steps up a gear with the thrumming pulse and mottled dub chords of ‘Favours’. The squashed gunk and hazed pads of ’Slither’ hail one of its super deep cuts beside ‘Xenil’, which sounds like a loved-up echo of Ultradyne’s raw as fuck improv styles, and the DJ Dez-like beatdown of ‘Pimps Up’, while the wiry shock of ‘Timber’ hails Hood-style minimal tactics, and ‘Hold That Thought’ rubs the sound to an abstract nub like Ross154’s impressionistic slant on classic Detroit fundamentals.