Known internationally for their cross-pollinations of pop and techno, Detroit’s Matthew Dear and Berlin’s Ellen Allien share a place at the fore of the underground. Having toured North America together in 2005, the two agreed to transpose their dynamic to vinyl. Dear emphasizes the strongest elements of his Audion guise on “Just a Man”, while Allien serves up a fine slice of noir electro with “Just a Woman”. Between the two original pieces, each artist reworks the other. As a common space for two of techno’s most creative minds, “Just a Man/Woman” is an unprecedented battle of the sexes where each side makes an iron-clad case. Let’s call it a truce.