In 2018, unknown artist James Infiltrate dropped an album of smart electro tunes that get everyone talking. It turned out to be an alias of James Burnham aka Burnski aka the Constant Sound boss aka Instinct Now some of the cuts from that album get choice remixes – Alex Jann flips ‘Flash’ into a caustic electro banger with bright synths and twisted bass. Stojche goes for a lurching, loopy, scintillating and loopy remix of ‘Isolate’ that takes you to the stars and the flip offers up an acid laced electro cruiser from Sound Synthesis and Relpek mix of ‘Reconnect’ that is melodic and mysterious.
Stojche is a Berlin-based veteran of labels ranging from Dogmatik right up to a.r.t.less and Tangible Assets, and he’s already had a strong 2020 with drops on Sungate and Grounded In Humanity. Now he comes to Infiltrate with some electro-wired sure shots that keep the tempo up, the synth work bold and the moods intense. “Trauma” rides on rich pads and a harmonious monosynth lead, while “Phobia” takes things freakier with some rapid fire percussion and icy stabs. “Thug Life” keeps the pressure up on the flip, albeit with some dubby melodic flex to temper the rabid beats. “Conflict” completes the set with deep-diving top lines and a decidedly nasty low end squelch you could lose your shoes in.
Stojche with some uplifting, classy, mid 1990s Detroit school trained Techno EP for A.r.t.less.
Jaunt celebrates a decade in the game this year, with the British clubbing institution marking the milestone in typically esteemed fashion. 10 Years of Jaunt – Sea, Land, Air is a 12 track V/A compilation spread across three distinct vinyl discs, each of which is based around some of the world’s core elements; themselves a mode of transport or a manner to embark on a ‘jaunt’. Each featured artist is somebody who the label has forged a connection with at some stage during their ten year journey – and each track has been titled to the artist’s own interpretation of a ‘jaunt’. The tracklisting itself has been tailor made to build and develop like their a Jaunt event, with deep, hypnotic, up tempo strands included alongside numerous surprises along the way.
Tangible Assets returns with its fourth release in the series by label owner Stojche. An outlet that’s given the Berlin based producer the freedom to explore and distill his trademark dubbed out Detroit fueled productions.
London’s DMK label provides a follow up to it’s debut release from Kuba Sojka with another strong release from Stojche who delivers another quality EP of underground house/techno tracks on the Square Chapter EP.
Strong Detroit influenced techno EP featuring remixes by Steven Tang, Stojche & Vidinovski. As the title suggests, “90 State” sounds like it was heavily influenced by vintage 808 State, and “Pacific State” in particular. The analogue-sounding beats, spine tingling electronics, melodies and wide-eyed chords all recall the rave-era classic.
The first Supply showcase: four label-newcomers range with veteran authority from deep house to driving techno. The opener is a grooving house burner: an infectious loop and low-slung drums build triumphantly. Anders Hellberg drops in some acid, with a strident 909 beat stalking an open, melodic soundscape. Kicking off the flip, label co-owner JB teams up with Bostonian Paul Morse in an icy, tantalizing variation of elastic, swinging deep-house; before Stojche’s Outward opens up an ending, its pounding beat laced with bitter-sweet Detroit strings.
Tangible Assets with the third release, featuring four deep techno tracks by Stojche.
Tangible Assets is a new independent label for underground dance music associated with deepness. The debut release “Asset001” showcases four original tracks from Stojche. The opening track “Introvert” track is a strong pounding melodic techno track where the infectious pad theme is filled with various warm synths and chords. The side continues with “Decay”, a nice symbiosis between the old-skool groove and mellow pads, spiced up leading texture and a beautiful string arrangement. The B-side kicks off with “Traveler”, a deep ‘n soulful groover, with raw percussion, dubby chords and a unique lead. Finally the last cut of this EP is “Raw Method” – is a Detroit-influenced stripped down house tune, where the 808 drums combine with synths, padlines and electric piano chords.