London rave collective come record label Wavey Tones do it right with their second release, securing four tracks from Rephlex regular DMX Krew. Operating under all manner of aliases, the UK artists is renowned for delivering consistently varied sounds and the Decaying World 12″ confirms that wide ranging reputation. Lead track “Mustard Parasol” is a half-stepping tune which slip neatly between the modern UK Bass movement and the synth explorations of Legowelt, whilst the title track starts off with a powerful electro-tinged bassline but quickly transforms into a bumpy drum machine workout filled with superlative effects and yet more mutated sonics. Over on the B-side, “Flat Rate” enters the acid kingdom and pushes forward with sharp snares and dreamy voices, whilst “Three Days Of Entropy” slams back to the 80’s for an inspired synth trip with neat bursts of punchy percussion and far-out, tweeting melodies.
Justin Vandervolgen presents the latest in his Try To Find Me series on Golf Channel. This release is a selection of electric romping disco that gets looped into a frenzy, something Justin has a knack for. Another duo of obscurities, reworked and rendered in glorious 21st century technicolour. The A Side houses a fierce, camp and snare pounding mid-party banger, while the flip carries the Balearic gem ‘Needs Ending’ , a nice chugging electronic disco rhythm, great percussion and dreamy female vocals.
Australian Michael Ozone, is an artist embodying the purest form of absurdist energy. This debut offering, is but of a fraction of the entertainment we can expect as his career zig-zags forward. “Perfect Systems” is a tuff native track based on the idea of man-made tools, technology and borrowed languages. Imagine failed cities overtaken by jungle life as you’re swallowed by this utopian island groove. A not-so-distant relative on side-b, “Hetrotopia” leads us on a nomadic journey, exploring vast new landscapes and uncharted territories. References to New Beat and Horror soundtracks are apparent, but no matter what fantasies we infer from Ozone’s music, his talent for crafting such fiction is a welcome addition to the ESP institute.
’This outstanding 12″ was produced by the legendary Frankie Knuckles and is a remix of “Out Of My Hands (Love’s Taken Over)” originally from Chicago disco band OMNI featuring vocalist Connee Draper. This record has been hammered at the Powerplant by Frankie, The Music Box by Ron Hardy and is the stuff of legend (ask Dj Harvey). This is House Music in its purest form. And to make the deal even sweeter, we’ve remastered all the tracks from the original tapes and added the two OMNI original versions on a nice D12″.’