Red Axes affiliate Moscoman impressed with his first outing on I'm A Cliche, 2013's self-titled debut EP. It set out his stall as a producer to watch: a creator of humid, exotic electronic music dripping with vintage new wave, EBM and Italo-disco influences. This follow-up continues in a similar vein. There's a notably murky feel to the bubbling but strangely foreboding "Dark Horse" and weirdly sensual "Rerotica", but it's the more live-sounding "Ego Trippin" - all Hammer horror organs, punk-funk bass, backwards vocal samples and Turkish melodies - that hits home hardest. Optimo Music's The Twins provides a magical remix, layering their ghostly vocals over a hypnotic bed of drum machine hits and woozy synthesizer riffs.
Greece's George Issakidis returns to the inimitable Kill The DJ imprint with a second EP of wavy electronics and silky digital beats. The title track "Cherry Red" is a proper groover, where the glitchy percussion sits tighly next to one hell of a bassline, reminding us of dBridge's more recent 4/4 output. There's a few remixes inside, too, where It's A Fine Line transforms the title track into a bleepy, Kraftwerk-inspired number, while Dzir retains the humongous bass conjured by Issakidis albeit for a noticeably deeper turn in the beats and percussion. Brilliant stuff - don't miss it.