Mancunian DJ and Producer Hidden Spheres aka Tom Harris returns to the Rhythm Section label with a synthesis of electronic house vibrations. ‘You Are Not Your Body’ is a collection of five tracks, which touch on the sensations of euphoria and the blissed-out intersection between early prog and Detroit House. Things come to a close with a spaced out balearic house remix by RS family favourite Ruf Dug.
VA – Import Export [CHALICE002]
After a long hiatus the Fasaan Recordings crew finally emerges from their basement to break out a second volume of their Chalice imprint. Functioning as a looser side vehicle to Fasaan, Chalice is a home for rawer and more uncompromising side projects of the Fasaan crew and their extended family. Honing in on a murky zone of cheap-sounding machine rhythms and punchy boogie-influenced proto-house sounds, the Chalice style is in your face and then out the door “just like that”: take it or leave it. As the title “Import/Export” suggests, the contributions for this installment have been gathered from such foreign places as Copenhagen, Bandung, Tallinn, Manchester and Dublin.
Front De Cadeaux – The Gift EP [SF008]
Mugwump’s Subfield label introduces its first signings with the Belgian-Italo duo Front De Cadeaux aka DJ Athome & DJ Hugosan. They expertly produced their own brand of “Supreme Rallentato”, which is a fucked-up slo-mo italo, acid, disco, techno and house hybrid that so rightly fits with Subfield’s mission statement of covering subgenres. This full Ep on Subfield features 2 original F2C obscene & dirty slo-mo tracks at their most playful, “Ouvre Ta Bouche” and “Front De Cadeaux Theme” plus the magnificent dub-house of “Killers”. Remixes comes courtesy of Factory Floor’s Gabe Gurnsey (DFA) in a quite brutal bleep-techno mood and Manchester’s nu-balearic kingpin Ruf Dug (Music For Dreams), getting into what he described as a ” 808 snare roll warehouse analog fucked-up version”
VA – Use Of Weapons 005 [UOW005]
Use of Weapons 5 lands noisily in your back yard with five house marauders hotter than Salma Hayek eating a hot apple pie. Five different artists bring the bacon: label heads Deep Space Orchestra remixing themselves, ex-Cosmic Boogie overlord Asok, Perseus Traxx, Other Worlds and Wet Play executive board member Ruf Dug.
Ruf Dug – Ruf Kutz 4 [RK004]
Manchester’s favourite purveyor of dusty dancefloor ecstasy returns with the fourth installment of his notorious Ruf Kutz series.