VA – Various III [030LP004]

The 030303 crew come with a brand new various artist package in a beautifully designed sleeve to celebrate their 10th anniversary. While not all featured artist are new to 030303, the label mainly sticks to what it does best: digging up exciting new names from the raving underground. The smooth electronic tracks on the comp hold the middle ground between acid, IDM, braindance, early 1990s 808 State-esque UK acid house and Detroit techno. Among the highlights are Echo 106’s eerie after hour acid jam ‘Phosphor’, ‘Damp Patch’ by Marco Bernardi which reminds us of classic Surgeon-style UK techno, Forma’s ‘Sailor” (reminiscent of Charanjit Singh’s ‘Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat’). Look no further if a versatile, subtle and beautiful acid compilation is what you’re after.

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VA – Various III [030LP004]

Global Goon – ILA006 [ILA006]

Number six in the I Love Acid series. Rephlex legend Global Goon features with four wonky takes on acid. A-sides ‘Caramel Door’ & ‘The Botanist’ jitter in and out of slo-mo techno & electronica. On the flip, ‘Black Wheat’ ups the tempo with a bit of disco playfulness, while closer ‘Creamy Noogies’ gets its rave on with samples of Snap’s ‘The Power’ against a rampant 303 bassline.

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Global Goon – ILA006 [ILA006]