Leonid and Jose Rico team up as Cygnuss and drop a double 12″ on Freebeat. This stunner of a double pack spans ambient melodic structures, burning acid lines, noisey electro and bashing house tracks.
New 12″ from Leron Carson for Theo’s label. “Lemonline” is a deliciously breezy concoction, with Carson’s jazzy piano riffs working in perfect unison with bouncy, Latin-influenced drum rhythms. Flipside “Sofnthik”, on the other hand, sounds like a previously unheard 1980s Chicago deep house concoction, with warm, loved-up chords swirling around a clattering drum machine groove.
Amir makes his triumphant return to Argot with an exceptional and strange EP, across three arresting new tracks. The Butterfly is a seductive record. Its supple grooves and unique textures are ear-catching whether or not you notice the twisted lyrics of “Butterfly (The Monarch)” or the read into titles like “Many False Prophets”. Yet close observers are rewarded with bread crumbs that bring Alexander’s perspective into focus
Given the sprawl and epic that was the recent Principe Del Norte album from Prins Thomas, it is no surprise Smalltown Supersound have opted to think big for this subsequent remix 12″ series. Hieroglyphic Being kicks matters off with a pair of remixes of “D”, whose original 14 minutes made for one of the highlights of the album. In the hands of Jamal Moss, the track doesn’t transform into the corrosive monster you might expect though little of the original remains intact. The accompanying Beat Rework buries PT’s original krauty melodics deep below a killer barrage of drums and is our favourite of the two HB versions.