The 13th Skudge White release, and a welcome return of Daniel Andréasson. Going a different route than his previous 12″ for the label, this time it’s four melodic/braindance tracks.
Way back in 2007, Mike Huckaby released an EP that joined the dots between Detroit deep house and dub techno all made exclusively on his Waldorf Wave synthesizer. Some nine years on, he’s finally got around to releasing a follow-up. My Life With The Wave Volume 2 eschews the dub techno influences of old, instead focusing on the fluid, rich, soul-flecked Motor City deep house he does so well. He begins with the looped, minor key melodies and strutting grooves of “Let The Dancer Do His Thing”, before increasing the rhythmic intensity via the cymbal-heavy waviness of “Phuture”. Flip for the sun-kissed breeziness of “Baseline 313” – all repetitive electric piano motifs, handclap-heavy percussion and tribal vocal samples – and the fluttering, picturesque deepness of “Another Fantasy”.
OB’s onit! Two on-point Detroit nailers. Solid grooving wild-pitch style tracks by OB Ognitt with a Omar-S vibe to it. This will go straight in the box and it will stay there for some time.
STL has been a firm favourite of Phonica Records ever since his first releases surfaced in the early 2000s. Although he is highly revered within the underground scene, he’s always kept a low profile and consistently pursued his own blend of boundary pushing abstract and experimental House & Techno. The two tracks on ‘The Amplified Bleep Package’ EP marks his first contribution to Phonica’s white label series.