Conducta is a leader in the future garage movement and here he returns to his own bubbler from last year, Let Go, to deliver a VIP treatment. The result is a sizzling rework that's strictly for the after hours clubs - luring you in with a classic 2-step sound before dropping some big bouncy basslines, a smidgeon of wobble and soulful vocals. Boom!
Having established a shared passion for 'drumless trance and broken riddims', Tiki Latex knew that Doline aka producer Maxime Prieur, belonged on his Sound Pellegrino label. This resulting single, the Elusive EP, bears testament to this musical approach with three tracks that don't conform to the current 90s retro trends - "Cus D'Amato" marries percussive crossfire with chiming ambient synth melodies not unlike Thomas Newman's 80s work, "Landeoff II" is trance, but not as we know it: all shimmering arpeggios glazing staccato beats and finally "Elusive" sees spacey 70s synthscapes evolve into slow, romantic electro-house. Powerful stuff!
Following the success of his recent LP Sundial (hyped by 6Music and more), Scotsman-in-OZ Jonny Faith, releases a new single from the LP, Neon, backed with both a new track and a remix. The former turntablist has grown musically somewhat over the years and with it's crisp and fizzy soul-hop meanderings, "Neon" is a great example of this development. Album highlight "Firefly" gets reduced into a sparse, killer tropical percussive jam by Clap Clap and newie "Revolve" wraps things up with a chiming, organic melange of rythmic beats and sounds.
Where to begin with Lossy? Well, for start he's actually called Sam Sharp and he's not your typical electronic club music producer. In fact he's a classically-trained sax player, university lecturer and multi-instrumentalist whose production company and composed or soundtracked heaps of things. Here on the "Perils Of The Sea" he's decided to explore electro music and has chosen Tessier-Ashpool with which to release it. The results are a delight to hear: four beautifully produced into deep and moody beatmaking, highlights including the atonal nautical jam "Morse Cove", the detail-rich breaky cowbell-heavy sizzler "Torpedo Junction" and the brittle ghetto nod-out "Ivory Falls".
Forget Me Not - "Should Be Stronger" (vocal mix) - (5:39) 62 BPM
Shenoda - "Bubbles" - (5:34) 63 BPM
Bareskin - "Flow" - (6:09) 126 BPM
Zumo - "Flirt" (Alex Jones Black & Blue Rejig mix) - (6:56) 59 BPM
Hypercolour sub label Losing Suki has been quietly doing its thing while its big brother deals in the more high profile cases within the realms of deep and tech house. However there have been some underground smashes within the sixteen releases thus far, including Last Magpie's "Roots" which fittingly kicks off this retrospective compilation of the strongest slammers on the label to date. Fusing low end pressure and polished modern house dynamics at one turn, and then reaching for delicate deep soul tones at the next, the Suki sound is a diverse one but it all sits comfortably together on this compilation. Huxley brings the choppy garage firepower, while Robert Cashin heads into tripped out minimal territory, and the good wagon Losing Suki keeps on rolling.
Bass hero Zed Bias (aka Maddslinky) has been delivering some sizzling jams on a host of like-minded labels of late. Now's he's hooked up with 81, a sub-label of Swamp81, and he's taking no prisoners with two raw cuts of nasty electro - the minimal sleaze-bounce of the title track and the dark tropical claustrophobia of "Chokehold". Restless electronic beatmaking at its best.
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