Dirk Lamprecht aka DML lives in Munich, a fact he seems to enjoy as suggested by his new “Munique 2 EP” as well as its predecessor “Munique” (both on Broque). The local influence presents itself not so much through the music itself – though being reminiscent of the past in its own sense, DML’s down-to-earth dub and dub techno couldn’t be farther away from folkloristic traditions – but through the subtle use of field recordings which reflect the specific vibes of individual Munich districts. This has nothing to do at all with local patriotism but only shows Dirk’s curiosity for the diversity of his hometown and the individual characteristics of its different neighborhoods. His new “Munique 2? EP features five fantastic new tracks, which continue the concept of the predecessor release and create their very own vision of traditional dub techno standards, contemporary influences and local field recordings. Classic chords of “Nymphenburg” meet deep dub techno (“Dreim?hlen”, “Klonk”), marching arpeggios (“Westend”) or an almost ambient transcendence of “Oberf?hring”, and develop a very original and well-deserved homage to Munich; an area which otherwise receives far less recognition within the respective circles than, for instance, Berlin Neuk?lln or even Cologne Porz.