Trevor Jackson tends to do things differently, so the recent announcement of nine EPs of previously unheard Playgroup material, to be released in the space of nine weeks, should have come as little surprise. Opener “Move My Body” is particularly strong, and features sampled Robert Owens vocals rising and falling over a classic, late ’80s Chicago house groove. There’s a similar retro-futurist feel to the more acid-flecked Ed DMX collaboration “I Want To Believe”, while “Play The Music” combines similar influences with a touch of NYC proto-house.
Ed DMX delivering some deeply rooted techno and acid tracks reminding of the heydays of Detroit Techno. The first EP features the lighter side, while the second the heavier gyro workout from Ed DMX on his duo release for this fresh label, Ride The Gyroscope.
Belfast born imprint Computer Controlled Records follow up on their acid rich debut Explorer EP from Mark Forshaw with a five tracker from Chris Moss Acid on a release that also features a jacking collaboration with Breakin’ Records owner and all time don DMX Krew. It marks the third in a run of original EP’s from Chris Moss Acid who’s been enjoying something of a renaissance in his productivity, releasing with a host of top grade labels from to Jerome Hill’s revered and uncompromising techno imprint Don’t and Dutch electronic hub Shipwrec.
Classic Acid and Chicago Trax from synth extraordinaire Ed DMX.
The Wicked Drummer EP sees EDMX turn in four floor-targeted weapons spanning U.K Garage, 2-Step, Acid, House and Breaks rife with his signature nifty synth work, multifarious rhythm-structures and taught, effective bass tones.