Lone – Galaxy Garden [RS1206LP]

LONE - Galaxy Garden

Matt Cutler is back with his fifth album, which is an impressive feat in just five years of releasing music. Galaxy Garden starts off on a more esoteric tip with the tropical electronica of “New Colour”, in its sunshine chimes. By the time we get to “Lying In The Reeds” we’re up to a house tempo that harks back to the softer side of early Detroit. It’s when “Crystal Caverns 1991” starts up that we reach the most blatant distillation of old-skool; kicking off a breakstep beat with sweet but punchy 90s synths, the track cuts into a deadly rave motif without so much as a pause in the beat and it’s like being back in, er, 1991. Every track reeks of originality, whether it be the surprising track structures, the superbly detailed production, even the evocative imagery that the music conjures up.

listen

Lone – Galaxy Garden [RS1206LP]

Sepalcure – Eternally Yrs [SEP002D]

Cover art - Sepalcure: Eternally Yrs

Sepalcure follow up last year’s critically acclaimed LP on Hotflush Recordings with a new EP featuring remixes from Kevin McPhee and Trevino (a.k.a. Marcus Intalex), alongside one previously released album cut and one original track. ‘Eternally Yrs’, originally featured on the LP, makes another appearance on side A, followed up by Trevino’s (Intalex’s moniker for his techno and house projects) upbeat and melodic remix of ‘Hold On’. On the flip, Toronto rising star McPhee turns the classic house sounds of ‘The One’ into a crackly, technodriven subbass tune. Finally, the emotive ‘Don’t Cry’ hits hard with the trademark staccato bass and processed vocals that Sepalcure have come to be known for.

listen

Sepalcure – Eternally Yrs [SEP002D]

Sepalcure – Sepalcure [HFCD006]

The duo of Travis Stewart (Machinedrum) and Praveen Sharma (Braille), utilize the broader canvas of the album format to develop their collaborative process and incorporate the diverse influences present in their solo work to their sonic mixture. But both artists add a crucial sense of emotional sensibility and melodic sensuality that defines the Sepalcure sound.

listen

Sepalcure – Sepalcure [HFCD006]

FunkinEven – Apron EP [APRON001]

FunkinEven’s debut release on his own label, Apron Records. Heavy driven drum traxx with distortion, 808, 606, Korg kpr-77, Mpc, 303 & synths. Apron EP is a Raw acid house & techno sound to continue the adventure from his last Monster Release the ‘Rolands Jam’ .

listen

FunkinEven – Apron EP [APRON001]

Martyn – Ghost People [BFCD025]

MARTYN - Ghost People (Front Cover)

Martyn takes a step back to reflect in his new release Ghost People out on Brainfeeder. The LP gives off a jigsaw effect, pulling apart genres of music while delicately piecing together a mass of influences from all over the musical spectrum. The album itself is a masterpiece; ram packed with deep nostalgic notes while being filled to the brim with crunching dance floor bangers!

listen

Martyn – Ghost People [BFCD025]

Braille – Braille EP [HFT017]

Cover art - Braille: Braille EP

Hotflush presents its first EP from Braille: otherwise known as Praveen Sharma. “A Meaning” EP delves further into Praveen’s love for house music, resulting in four bubbling, soulful house tracks, jacking 808 rhythms adorned with tasteful sample manipulations and a warm, emotive foundation.

listen

Braille – Braille EP [HFT017]

2562 – Fever Addendum [DOUBT001R]

New release coming from When In Doubt by 2562, as a one-off addition to the Fever LP from earlier this year. Arguably the most popular track on 2562’s recent ‘Fever’ album, ‘Aquatic Family Affair’ is here on wax again in full glory, extended and re-cut. Half reissue, half remix 12”, the flip has Head High aka Shed giving his favourite albumtrack ‘Wasteland’ the Powerhouse remix treatment, slow-building and boombastic as only he can.

listen

2562 – Fever Addendum [DOUBT001R]

Lando Kal – Maneuver [RH-DC011]

Rush Hour Direct Current series continue with Lando Kal. Freaked out juggernauts of electronic music, primarily experimenting with various mutations of house. Dense instrumentation, analog synth and drum machine work, complex melodies, and creeping basslines are pooled from his musical obsessions with 90’s RnB, classic house, freestyle, garage, Detroit Techno, early synthesizer music.

listen

Lando Kal – Maneuver [RH-DC011]

Braille – The Year 3000 [RHDC009]

Braille serves up a firing couple of tracks on Rush Hour’s Direct Current sub label…. ‘The Year 3000’ is a vocal house mover that craftily reworks a classic Chicago house vocal and gives it new life back into the future. ‘Leavin Without You’ is built around a heartfelt vocal soul sample, which cuts in and out of the mix leaving room the music to take off leaving planet earth. Braille creates a perfect balance between the old and the new and shows us the way forward.

listen

Braille – The Year 3000 [RHDC009]

Cosmin TRG – See Other People [RHDC02]

http://images.junostatic.com/300/CS385210-01A-MED.jpg

The Rush Hour DC series continues with Cosmin TRG, the Romanian known for his releases on Hotflush and Tempa a.o. ‘See Other People’ is an infectious garage stepper, announcing the future of r&b. ‘Groove Control’ continues on a techno tip. It starts off deep and mysterious, evolving in a pulsating, acidic bassline driven killer.

listen

Cosmin TRG – See Other People [RHDC02]

Falty DL – All In The Place [RH-DC01]

Rush Hour kicks of its Direct Current series with NYC based Falty DL. This series is about today’s electronic music in all shapes by new and upcoming producers. Falty DL is known for his releases on Planet Mu and Ramp. His sounds shifts somewhere between hip hop, funk, dubstep, house and techno. Its this cross breeding that gives Falty DL his signature sound. With ‘All In The Place’ he delivers one of his best releases to date. Four tracks that sound classic, yet futuristic at the same time.

Listen

Falty DL – All In The Place [RH-DC01]