J Rocc steps up for the second and final installment of his Minimal Wave Tapes Edits, once again appearing on weighty vinyl and offering solitude for those DJs out there whose attempts to drop the likes of Ohama and Deux are frustrated by the inherent lack of quantized drum programming. J Rocc’s edit of Felix Kubin’s “Japan Japan” is a case in point, originally featuring on the recent second volume of The Minimal Wave Tapes, the rolling 4×4 electro groove that filled the opening bars soon mutated rhythmically into bastard vocoder pop. J Rocc wisely extends this opening loop before switching into the madness and then smoothing back into that groove. From here, J Rocc adds some extra weight to the titular elements of Ohama’s “The Drum”, teases out the inner uneasy primal techno workings of “Who’s Really Listening?” from Mark Lane and f*cks about with Deux’s “Game & Performance” brilliantly.
This is the second volume of The Minimal Wave Tapes series, a collection of rare electronic music compiled from bands around the world. Most of the songs were recorded in the 1980s and originally released on limited edition cassettes or vinyl by the artists themselves, and only a handful of people knew about them. Now they’ve been remastered from their analog source tapes, brought to you by Veronica Vasicka and Peanut Butter Wolf.