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RA reviews: Vegim ‎- 'Breaking Point' [TMM records]

The last few years have seen a few regions outside Europe's main clubbing centres become hotspots for purist sounds. There's Tbilisi, led by Bassiani, pushing no-nonsense techno. Then there's Montevideo, with Phonotheque and its expert residents who spin electro, house and minimal. Thanks to Closer, you'll also find plenty of killer minimal in Kiev. And if Vegim's  'Breaking Point' is anything to go by, there could be a scene brewing in Kosovo. A student of deep sounds, Vegim's output recalls the burrowing aesthetic of labels like Prologue, Semantica and Mote-Evolver, where steady groove meets precision synths and an ethereal touch.

Vegim covers an impressive range across Breaking Point's 15 tracks. It's grounded in club-ready techno, with beats that vary from straight and jacking to broken and complex, peppered with the kind of subtle acidic flourishes perfected by artists such as Donato Dozzy and Luke Slater. The track titles alone—"Lost I…