VA – Compilation 05 Sampler 1 [COR056]

Correspondant’s annual compilation dispatches have become calendar essentials for all connoisseurs of the barbed, darker, leftfield side of the dancefloor. This summer they hit ‘Correspondent Compilation 5’ with another future-bound 15 track opus from their label family and friends. This inaugural vinyl samplers is turbo-charged by some of the label’s newest friends as Khidja, Marvin & Guy and Kempes all make their Correspondant compilation debuts alongside established affiliate Jonathan Kusuma. Each artist drawing out some deliciously mystic sci-fi aesthetics to the collection, it’s a remarkable introduction to what is arguably one of the Jennifer Cardini’s label’s most comprehensive and explorative various artist albums to date.

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VA – Compilation 05 Sampler 1 [COR056]

Borusiade – Feelings Of Entropy EP [COR044]

Romanian born, and Berlin Based, Borusiade (aka Miruna Boruzescu) makes her Correspondant debut in dazzlingly bleak fashion. Over a four track EP the artist manages to channel a wealth of disparate sounds, referencing Giallo disco, New Wave longing and Pitched-down ghetto techno amongst other dark and otherworldly tropes. All of the music on offer here possesses a slow and dark drive that purposes it for the dance floor, but also contain such a wealth of loss despair, and a perverse pathos that elevates them from simple dance music and move them in to a more artistic realm.

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Borusiade – Feelings Of Entropy EP [COR044]

Benoit Gagnon & Massimiliano Pagliara – In Spirals [CORRESPONDANT040]

Opening track In Spirals is an unabashed ode to funked up baselines and sparkling Italo melodies. Agamous pulls us in to sensual acid territory by taking 808 beats and 303 beeps into unchartered sexy locales. Go South continues the sexed up and synthy motif, and throws some electricised jungle drumming into the mix, making this the most intense and darkest track on the EP. Don’t Push Me, begins its journey with a more grooving disco percussion line and then heaps on some Chicago pads, ultimately blossoming into a full blown hands-in-the-air synth-exercise.

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Benoit Gagnon & Massimiliano Pagliara – In Spirals [CORRESPONDANT040]