Mono Junk from Finland with a new four-tracker on Skudge White. The affair starts off in a most evil fashion with “Electric Chair”, an industrial creeper with rolling minimal acid bass-lines. Next is “Yhteys”, a deep cut with Detroit cues and a highly 80ies romantic flavor, a haven before next the stage, “Jupiter Acid”, a night driving noisy banger that’ll turn your batteries acid, peak time ecstatic action followed by the contrast-full “Härinähouse”, a moody piece filled with a somewhat eastern charm to close this tense journey.
Parisian club imprint ClekClekBoom return to the more familiar 12″ format with some new Coni produce. Presumably called the Comfort Zone EP because Coni wishes to lift you out of it, the four tracks here show a further evolution in his raw brand of hybrid dance. Lead cut “The Opposite” demonstrates a nice interplay between the delicate synth pads and dusty, tumbling toms and makes for a simple yet very effective DJ tool. “Napalm” is apparently Coni’s homage to Dance Mania which is quite self-evident when you hear the sound clip play, whilst B Side opener “Bunker’s Groove” offers a hint at the producer’s darker side, a chasm deep exercise in warehouse techno Paris style. “Exit to the Comfort Zone” offers a more introspective finale, though many will find it perfect as a mixtape opener!
Versatil EP with strong tracks by Amir Alexander / Hinode / Samuel Andr Madsen / Chris Mitchell. Special Record Store Day 2014 release.
The second instalment of Mora Music’s vinyl output finally arrives with two exquisite cuts from the emerging New Jersey talent Nicuri. The A-side’s Lucid Dreams offers refreshing take on some early progressive house vibes with deliciously warm pads that float delicately around a hypnotic and heavily dubbed bass line and thumping kick drum, chugging along as ideal warm up fodder. Moments, on the flip side is the EP’s battle weapon, exploding with a thunderous bass drum that pulsates underneath a plethora of scuttling tambourines, epic synth-pads and crisp claps; held together by a ravey hook that maintains the tension throughout. Both tracks are beautiful in their simplicity, yet wholly deserve the side each to themselves they’ve been given.