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.
Yes! Powder Horn is the result of Powell's Diagonal label coaxing a new album's worth of material out of Shit & Shine, the masterful project of Texan musician Craig Clouse. Whereas previous Shit & Shine material has seen Clouse working with other musicians, this album is purely his own work and delights on so many levels. It's fairly hard to accurately surmise how this nine-track album sounds such is the range of styles covered though Diagonal's description of Powder Horn as a raucous collection of 'deviant funk, wiry disco and burnt-out acid' is pretty on the money. Perhaps it's best to describe it as everything (and more) you'd expect to hear in a Powell DJ set with "Pearl Drop" and "PG13" particular standouts.