Solar Phenomena continues with a new one release from Mystica Tribe – the musical alias of Tokyo-based producer, Taka Noda. Here he draws on everything from dub, soul, bass music, rhythm and blues and will always freak you out with his unusual sounds. This excellently absorbing EP starts with Love Is All Right, a fusion of Asian percussion and reggae drums that is high tempo and funky. The bright steelpan sounds offset the razor sharp percussion and make for a sunny dub that will get any crowd going. The same fusion vibes continues but in more blissed out and slow motion fashion on ‘Lawn Track’, the beautiful cosmic psyche-out that is ‘Ash’ and supple space journey that is ‘Voyage’ with its intoxicating melodies and loose, tumbling percussion. This is unusual but essential music from an exclusive talent.
Fracture has always tried to support upcoming and interesting newcomers, people they believe in. Chevel is one of them, and in 2014 came his first EP for Fracture under his alias Signalweiss. He returns now for round two. In 4 years, he has managed to establish himself as a prolific and talented artist with a steady stream of records. Chevel is an artist who likes to mix things up, always striking an interesting balance between experimentation and more dance floor oriented tunes. With “Feelings” and “Forbona”, he creates quite abstract but still effective dance music. It is for the club, but it is not mindless bangers. In the hands of Pablo Mateo, “Forbona” turns into a more mental piece of techno. All in all, this new Fracture release provides great tools for the smarter selectors out there.