Debut release by Two Dogs in a House comprised of Jason Letkiewicz (Steve Summers, Maloveaux, RBL) and Ron Morelli of the L.I.E.S. label. Continuing in the tradition of producing old school analog house tracks with a twist, LIES 002 takes it to the more melancholy side of the Chicago and New York spectrum with brooding basslines and hand played melodies.
Phonica Records’ limited offshoot returns with a second 12” from the man that kickstarted the label, Iori. The release comes with a remix from Skudge.
Lucy, Stroboscopic Artefacts labelowner, and DVS1 debut on Prologue delivering finest pure deep techno floor fillers.
Compufunk Records release a new EP from label boss DJ Compufunk. Two classic detroit techno tracks with two remixes, one from Motech’s DJ 3000 and one from UR’s Mark Flash.
New release from Hieroglyphic Being aka Jamal Moss on his Music From Mathematics.
New release on Clone’s sublabel Jack For Daze. Includes 3 jacking chicago traxx.
One Eyed Jacks is the new record label from Photonz out of Portugal, who make analogue based dance music that wears it’s influences on it’s sleeve whilst remaining unique and original.
Another unlikely yet highly successful remix excursion for Delphic, picking up an uber-limited one-sided rerub from Detroit’s Kyle Hall. There’s practically no trace of the original to be heard, just a damn fine exhibition of Motor City techniques, shaking slightly broken drums under filtered and flanged keys, locking into a sweetly sensual loop of house magic.
Deadly serious new voyage into the unknown by A Made Up Sound… weirdly emotive, yet banging machine-funk with punching low end on the A-side; far out metallic broken-beyond-repair beat science on the flip.
Immerse records chief Kidkut presents two breakbeat heavy workouts for Apple Pips. ‘ILove04’ edits a live and crispy drum break over dutty dark garage bass and misty-eyed hardcore pads with a respectful nod to Dego or Seiji, while ‘Lilt’ arranges wickedly melodic Afro-Latin drums with a breezy Broken Beat swing.
Peverelist drops two righteously forward riddims for Punch Drunk. The Bristol ringleader has built his rep on quality, not quantity and these tracks bear testament to his principled and stringently executed approach. ‘Better Ways Of Living’ nods to the pared down 808 aesthetic of Swamp 81 with a brittle bustling beat scaffold acting like monkey bars for a piped synth organ to twist, scuttle and roll around in, while ‘Fighting Without Fighting’ continues the rhythmically busy flex with slick dipping edits and bespoke dub measurements applied in a future jungle-hardcore style.
Night Slugs announce the latest installment in their white label series – the much-anticipated debut 12” of London producer Jam City. On the A side, the psychedelic grime interplorer ”Ecstasy Refix” glows with warmth at its analog core. A jubilant tribute to the art of the grime refix, the track simultaneously recalls two disparate by-gone eras, to devastating effect. On the B side, Night Slugs favorite ”Let Me Bang Refix” drowns a gutter house classic in sheer beams of searing fluorescent synth. Jam City borrows a vintage Wiley meme on closing track ”Shut The Lights Off (Devil Mix)”, all but void of a drum kit it hangs in suspension, awash in sublime synths.