Following his impressive disco-influenced summer buzz "Arabian Nightmare", New York's Max Jones steps over to Electrique with a duo of dark, slo-mo stamp sessions. "Que Bellos Ojos" (those beautiful eyes) is an angular workout that's not dissimilar to the early releases on Classic Music; hooky, cooky and spiked out with a strange, stretched crying sample. "Manos Arriba", meanwhile, whispers with the spirit of Ron Hardy, all minimal, stompy and tracky. Translating to 'hands up', it definitely lives up to its name.
Jennifer Cardini's label has developed an in-house style with its low-slung, rumbling electronic grooves - and Cornetto will only serve to enhance its identity. The work of a new Mexican artist, Cornetto revolves around heavy, pitched down beats, visceral percussion and on the title track, screeching, deranged horns. "LMM" sees Jones veer towards the kind of dark, EBM house that Tiefschwaz used to excel at during the early '00s, but it can't compare to the stand out track, "Slow". Underpinned by a spiky, new wave rhythm, vocalist Mijo contemptuously spits out an incoherent rant over wave upon wave of icy synths.