The esteemed ESP Institute label overseen by digger extraordinaire Lovefingers seems to be right in the midst of a purple patch right now having just dropped excellent long players from Young Marco and the Blase duo of Secret Circuit and Suzanne Kraft. Ahead of exciting returns for Tambien and Tornado Wallace, ESP offer another sublime slice of electronic funk for the open minds out there from Nenad Markovic's 33 10 3402 project. This is the second installment of Markovic's Mecanica series and it's a sound we've personally some to associate with Beppe Loda's infamous mix tapes from the mid-80s cosmic scene in Northern Italy. Both tracks are heavily reminiscent of that era, where brash African drums meet intricate electronic manipulations and funky basslines. A beautiful crossing of post-punk, cold wave and funk. Sublime!
Portuguese native Luis Sequiera has been living in London for a while, and this is his second EP for the iconic Third Ear label, a home to names like Thomas Brinkmann and Theo Parrish. These four tracks are perfect for the label, where Briddim conjures the perfect blend of house, garage and electronica, all engulfed into the producer's creative stream of thought. The title track is certainly our favourite, with its seductive loop coiling over itself continuously, but it's all utterly class and as usual, another masterpiece on this strong label.