Belgian minimal deep house imprint Vlek are back with an offering from their new supergroup Baleine 3000 featuring label stalwart Lawrence Le Doux, French DJ Afrojaws and Japanese MC Illreme (Mister Saturday Night). Story has it that Le Doux met Osaka's Illreme in the late noughties while looking for a Japanese MC. They collaborated over the years sporadically but the interest fizzled out and the results laid dormant on a hard drive for several years. Thankfully Le Doux revisited the results and they will now see the light of day as an official release, compiled by the aforementioned DJ Afrojaws. Vlek themselves describe The Nap LP as "a slice of international oddball rap, full of dreamy beats and vinyl fuzz."
Off! This Kill The DJ label just keeps on hitting new grounds, and this new collab between Car and Red Axes is further proof of just how exciting this collective really is. Car has already featured prominently for the label, but Red Axes has been churning out beast after beast for labels like ESP Institute, Hivern Discs and many others of the same calibre. Although we have labelled this as cold wave, because is does indeed transpire feelings of chilly melancholia, the EP is basically a collection of mindful techno tunes for the more explorative of DJ's. From "Incognito" through to "2040", there is a feeling of pensiveness and true romanticism, the sort you don't often hear anymore and one that we're always on the hunt for. A heavy artillery of remixes come demo Il Est Vilaine, and Tom Furse with two mighty versions. TIP!!!