We need to talk about tools. e next release on ara, kicking o the new “UTIL” series, will question the process involved in releasing a functional dance music record nowadays, and will be available in digital format, as well as a limited edition customised tool with a download code. Alex Moya, a.k.a Refracted, has a special place in the ever-changing club music ecosystem : his tracks are staples of countless techno DJ’s and his distinctive sound has spread its in uence far beyond the borders of the genre. Refracted uses the limitations of utilitarian techno as the creative force behind his productions : the application of disciplined restraint channeled through his unmistakable artistry results in pure abstract gems - as necessary as they are deeply moving. ese are feathered tools, both useful and amboyant, and we hope you’ll enjoy listening, playing and dancing to them.