Anonymous producer Alphonse returns to Klasse Wrecks for his third release on the label and brings with him a concoction of familiar sounds and flavors. The ‘Beechwood DNA’ EP sounds like a grip of the producer’s influences and inspirations funneled through his sample heavy approach to production, taking wild turns unannounced. Acid licks and unruly breakbeats are definitely nothing new but the producers considered summation of each track is truly original and surprising. The EP rounds off with the title track ‘Beechwood’, a painfully beautiful ode that captures a nostalgic mood and shows off the producers well-informed ear for a catchy sample.
VA – Compact Wrecks [COM1]
Klasse Wrecks present the first release in the new Compact Wrecks series, a new set of releases coming on Compact Disc. Compositions on COM1 come from label founders Luca Lozano and Mr Ho in addition to producers associated with the label, namely Omega III, Fett Birger, Privacy, Your Planet Is Next, Dawl and Alphonse. The compilation, which clocks in at just over an hour, ranges from frantic jungle and breakbeat-infused acid to chilled-out trance, making time for forays into bleep, electro and house
Alphonse – Tribes Of Atlantis EP [WRECKS015]
The last Klasse Wrecks release of 2017 comes from Alphonse. The four tracks on the ‘Tribes of Atlantis’ EP display an acute and developed knowledge of all things House and Techno, fizzing with bonafide analog production the EP goes on a journey of warm deepness, clunky baselines and loose grooves.
VA – Junta Especial [EES020]
Especial celebrates the upcoming release of it’s 2nd compilation mix CD to highlight the recent music of the label , with another Sampler 12” of unreleased tracks, remixes and versions for the heads, collectors and discerning.
VA – London Housing Trust 005 [LHT005]
A nice mixed bag as ever, featuring label partner Prima’s first solo effort – grooves effortlessly and into darkest Africa , other half of LHT Alphonse brings the drama with – Acid Melody – youngest member Jamie Blanco makes a welcome return – with his trippy little Black Jack and finally newest recruit Asok crunches out this classic sounding piece of 4 to the floor goodness.