On this digital-only three-tracker, Portuguese-in-Munich Lino Rodriguez dusts down and reissues some overlooked cuts from the archives. Opener "Message & Meaning", first released in 2011, is one of his most potent house productions to date - a dense, hypnotic fusion of classic Iberian tribal house attitude, heavy African percussion, foreboding chords and gentle melodies. The previously unreleased "Glocke" continues on this percussive theme, with looser - but no less dense - African rhythms, early Chicago style vocal stabs and disco-friendly party atmos. Finally, the similarly unheard "Parcelas" sees Rodriguez travelling into late night tech-house territory via trippy electronics, heavy bass and wonky sound effects.
On The Regular (Joel Ford extended edit) - (6:13) 124 BPM
There's been much hype around Las Vegas-based musician Shamir Bailey following the release of his impressive debut EP, Northtown, back in June. This follow-up is every bit as thrilling, with the curious 19-year-old delivering an infectious leftfield dance-pop stomper built around spiraling chords, surging bass, scattergun electronics, nagging cowbells and his distinctive, androgynous vocals. Brooklyn's Joel Ford (Games, Ford & Lopatin) delivers a more dancefloor-friendly edit on the virtual flip, extending the wonky drum machine groove and making great use of some trippy vocal effects. The results are thrilling. It's this version, rather than the radio-friendly original, that will no doubt become a staple of club sets over the next few months.