Ostgut Ton presents ‘Unknown Origin’ the debut album from Luke Slater’s L.B. Dub Corp moniker. The ten tracks recorded at Spacestation Ø form a hymnal intent on transporting you back to the roots. Digging deep into the history of dance music, ‘Unknown Origin’ dares to ask the big questions and offers noeasy answers. Instead, deep spiritual dubs are side- by-side with slices of piano house, and handsome slabs of techno contrast with the words of the silver-tongued poet Benjamin Zephaniah.
Fanzine Records launches its third record, this time by one of the Spanish techno classics. HD Substance presents its own brand of techno in “Marriot Room 808”, based on analogue sounds, and traditional production and mixing methods.
With a long history and a large number of published LPs, HD joins the Fanzine Records family with this three-song EP.
After his last solo appearance for Tasteful Nudes served up a dose of sunkissed house music that was soft to the touch but steeped in musicality, Bristol’s Borai now transfers his considerable ear for melodics to a tougher template of 4/4. “Last Time Out” is built around a ripped beat that snaps hard on the clap and struts purposefully on the hats, but it’s the insistence of the chord stab that will embed the tune in the minds of all and sundry. It’s still positively catchy, but it moves with a more weighted presence. “Midnight Run” is more thoughtful, turning to romantic Detroit strings to tell a drawn out story compared to the snappy riffs that have peppered other Borai tracks.