Following a recent spate of singles compilations, Spain's A2C is now delivering a new selection of UK-influenced sizzlers. The You House EP is the latest and, although boasting only two tracks, is packed with the solid quality production that he's known for. Both tracks have a UKF bounce but the title track adds some raw fuzz to the sparse 4/4 beats and doomy synths. "The Hole" on the other hand, is livelier with skippy pumping garage vibes, snippets of MC vocals and some big hands-in-the-air swooshes.
The excellent Dutch label provides the first in a series of vinyl tasters for its upcoming compilation. Field is one of the few imprints that focus mainly on split releases and this record shows just how diverse its view is. Acronym's track begins with spacey ambience before moving into the kind of cold, pointillist techno that Terrence Dixon has pioneered. The two other tracks are tough and functional; Ben Buitendijk's "Colourblind" is a pumping, thundering affair, while Voiski chooses a more subtle approach for "A Star In Your Head". While the rhythm is steely and tough, the use of dubbed out drums and glassy percussion serve to lend it a less abrasive feeling.