VA – Vanguard Sound Vol. 4 [AC003]

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Sister Label to Vanguard Sound Anunnaki, Cartel plays host to the fourth installment of the Vanguard Sound Series featuring 4 tracks from crew members Dakini9 (Lola), Chris Mitchell, DJ. Spider, and founder Amir Alexander.

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VA – Vanguard Sound Vol. 4 [AC003]

VA – Vanguard Sound Vol. 3 [VS001]

There’s some serious ruffness to this breakout four track compilation from the shadowy Vanguard Sound collective. The Detroit roots of the label shine through, not least on Amir Alexander’s tough, haunting jacker “Violence”. Militant samples and scuffed arpeggios scream Motor City from the off, much like the stripped sci-fi techno of Chris Mitchell. DJ Spider’s “Tribal Mechanism” creates an industrial nightmare out of a rootsy percussion premise, and Hakim Murphy excels with a stalking slice of stripped down menace, capitalising on a broken kick pattern to deadly effect.

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VA – Vanguard Sound Vol. 3 [VS001]

VA – Vanguard Sound Vol. 2 [PBR024]

The collective keeps it rolling with a new release featuring Chicago and New York artist as a united front to destroy dance-floors through house and techno tunes. Advancing through the ranks of the underground with 4 unique tunes that are quite deep and worth a check: featuring… G. Marcell, Dakini9, Kuru aka DJ Spider, and Hakim Murphy.

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VA – Vanguard Sound Vol. 2 [PBR024]