White Savage 12"
Mysterious emanations from the Hague. The four tracks hear are heavy on Boss-drum machines, meandering live basslines, odd samples and Detroit-electro influence. Despite the reliance on classic analog modules, the material sounds fresh and will be of equal interest to the working dj and studio hermit.
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Luv Thang 12"
Nice late night bomb from 4Lux proprietor Gerd and Alden Tyrell. The duo recruited Jessy Allen to lend "Luv Thang" her insouciant lyrics. The instrumental version draws attention to the track's adroit 909 workout. "Girls Can't Swim" is a harder big room techno-tool
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Blue Aconite 12"
Deep analogue techno from Italy. "Eglantine" bides it's time, using a dubby stab, crisp snare and subtle piano to lay the ground for a nostalgic three-chord pad. Tobias. handles remix duties, turning "Teasal" into a engrossing piece of autobahn techno. The original follows, full of clever hi-hat panning and modulation of a skyward set of chords.
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A Harmless Deed
Restock. The title track here is hypnotic, focused music from the NYC deep house maestro. "Reach" builds on a simple, rock-indebted bassline and one-word vocal psychedelic, eventually introducing arpeggiated synth that feels monumental in context. Epic.
Reissue of the landmark 2011 collab between the UK producers. The tunes hold up. A-side "Moth" has Hebden taking the lead with a cheery progression that Burial imbues with church sanctuary ambience. Burial helms the 2-step influenced b-side. Four Tet eventually weighs in with a komische-inspired progression which evokes the buzzing energy of the Shibuya Neons.
Infectious, breezy comp from the Rollerboys crew. Ultracity starts things out with Horizon, a slab of truly anthemic piano house. Discodromo puts balearic ambience and percussion over a Chicago square wave bassline on "Island Memories". The b contains the original and Mark Seven rework of Yourhighness' "La Bahila Erotilca", a Second Summer of Love hit that will appeal to fans of Tensnake.
Dark, tripping techno from the Italian master. This feels like a true dj tool, with each of the tracks suited to a different time in the night. Opener "Nur" is windy ambience and one simple bassline, with the resonance increasing just before the kick comes in earnest. "Kar" is the record's most uptempo track, a subtle piano line working within the percussive drift. "Oes" starts with a heavy kick/bass hit, and will appeal to fans of Rrose's recent "Waterfall" 12".
No Label (Rush Hour)
Awesome new EP from Willie Burns, a sonic lament to the original Americans. On the opener, "Almost Had a Moment Alone", Burns lays a meandering 12-string acoustic over a phased, arpeggiated synth. "Chief Big Thumb" has Burns jamming over a sample of a Native American chant, while the closer uses a gated snare and post-punk bassline to address federally mandated genocide. Who says experimental electronic music isn't about anything?
Super cool remix project of 2011's Aurora album. Most of the remixers appear reverent, with DJ Harvey acting like he is djing the "In My Treehouse" cut. MODE submits two chilled out nu-disco versions. Kirk Degiorgio takes the most liberties, using a tiny rhythmic element of "Diz No Pé" to build a pulsing techno track. Zed Bias aka Maddslinky takes this thing over, submitting a full eps worth of remixes, all varied, all solid.
New this week:
PHAELEH: Tides 2x12"+CD
CVLTS: Realiser LP
ESA: Serenity in a Forbidden Place 12"
BUSY P: Still Busy 12"
CALL SUPER: The Present Tense 12"
HOUSE OF BLACK LANTERNS: Truth & Loss 12"
HOUSE OF BLACK LANTERNS: Kill the Lights 2LP
_UNSUBSCRIBE_: Spek Hondje 12"
AKKORD: Navigate EP 12"
SNOW GHOSTS: A Small Murmuration LP
SECOND STOREY: Margosa Heights EP 12"
KAITO: Behind My Life 12"
BORATTO, GUI: Too Late 12"
4YO4U: Invasion 12"
VA: MCDE 1206/07 2x12"
VINCENT/STEFFI, LEVON: Panorama Bar 02/Part II 12"
ALVARADO, DAVID: Land of the Sunchild EP 12"
ERB: The Weekend 12"
RECONDITE: Waldluft EP 12" SAGAT: Satellite 12"
GERHARD HEINS: Gerhard Heinz LP
NICHOLAS FT. JESSE ALLEN: Stronger 12"
BOTTIN PRESENTS CRISTALLI LIQUIDI: Canzone Registrata 12"
NEVILLE WATSON: Songs to Elevate Pure Hearts (remixes) 12"
KUBA SOJKA: You Can't Take It EP
VARIOUS ARTISTS: Field 10 12"
TODD TERY: Todd Terry Presents: Sound Design Part 1 12"
LHAS: KNOE 1/1 12"
CASEY TUCKER: KNOE 2/1 12"
jJULIEN MIER: Jane's Junkyard EP
GESLOTEN CIRKEL: Gesloten Cirkel 12"
ANNO STAMM: My People's Head 12"
LUCA BALLERINI PRESENTS FUCINA 045: Stati Lucidi/Last in Classifica 12"
TODD TERJE - Strandbar 12"
JORDAN GCZ - CRYBABY 12"
VARIOUS ARTISTS - The Pleasure Box Vol 1 12"
THE SUN GOD - The Nine Billion Names of God EP
UNKNOWN ARTIST- R- Zone 03 UNKNOWN ARTIST
MOBACH - Cold Rain 2X12"
RUF DUG - The Head Cleaner EP
PETER VAN HOESEN - Receiver 1/3 - Donato Dozzy and Sigha remixes 12"
TWO ARMADILLOS - Golden Age Thinking (Pt 4 - the bonus) 12"
JUAN ATKINS AND MORITZ VON OSWALD: Borderland I/III 12"
SNEAKER - Java/Sumatra EP 12"
VARIOUS ARTISTS - Udacha 6 12"