EYA Records label has scored another big one here with this old-school House and Techno flavored EP by UK producer Tom Carruthers. In the last couple of years, the Chesire music-making machine has impressed with a series of super solid releases on LIES and his own Non Stop Rhythm imprint. “In Grooves EP” is an ode to the 90’s dance music sound with a modern and refreshing perspective.
VA – Worldwide Connection Vol. 1 [RYDM-COMP1]
The Worldwide Connection compilation finally touches down. New and mainly unknown artists from all over the place gather on this stuffed double LP. It’s a firing set of clued-up dance tracks that pay homage to the underground greats while blasting hard with a much needed dose of fresh air. It’s all been put together by the ‘Non Stop Rhythm’ mastermind, Tom Carruthers (who serves up two killers on the comp).
Tom Carruthers – Programmed World LP [LIES190]
Hot off his debut for L.I.E.S. young music prodigy Tom Carruthers delivers a new 6 track LP of total Transmat worship. Jam packed with huge DX basslines, slamming 909s, and catchy melodies – this LP is made for the floor and would be hard pressed not to be thought of as a lost relic from ’89. Where as his last LP channeled more bleep elements, this one goes right to Detroit and moves the crowd as it should be…anthem after anthem.
2021 Best Albums
From the long overdue debut albums of LeRon Carson and Steve Summers, to the revelation of An Anomaly, from the roughness of Filmmaker and Ratsnake to the meditative music of Les Filles de Illighadad, from the established Greek artist June to the very limited synthwave album of the unknown Greek artist Tatat, here are our favorite albums from 2021, compiled in chronological order.Continue reading “2021 Best Albums”
Tom Carruthers – Non Stop Rhythms [LIES176]
Blinding double pack of heavily old school influenced bleep, direct from the depths of England by prolific young producer, Tom Carruthers. These are heavily sample based MPC productions that harken to the carefree days when the pills were pure and the music was fresh and never stopped. When house was techno and techno was house, this long player takes the best elements from say Chill Records, early-Warp and the best Nu-Groove creating timeless dance tracks made for the warehouse dj.