Back in 2014, Viola Klein set the pulse racing with a pair of 12" singles that effortlessly combined the loose, jazz-fuelled deep house of Detroit - and most specifically Moodymann and Theo Parrish - with homemade recordings of African percussionists and musicians. This similarly minded follow-up is equally as inspired, and features musicians, drummers and vocalists from Senegal and Detroit. There are two sublime cuts to choose from: the rolling, percussive hypnotism of "B", where tactile synth bass and rich electronics combine brilliantly with dense Senegalese percussion, and the slower, more intoxicating fusion of "A", which includes a brilliant spoken word vocal musing on the nature of democracy.
By now Future Nuggets have surely been established as one of Romania's leading exponents of leftfield electronic oddities, and they don't disappoint on the surprising delights of this new 7" from Renato Din Sala and Ion Din Dorobanai. There's an Eastern lilt to the vocals and melodies on both tracks, but they're framed by some wonderfully quirky synth parts and budget drum machines. "Nu E Injoseala (N-am Carti De Credit)" in particular capitalises on cranky monosynth squelch and organ wails, while "I Love You Viata Mea (Lema)" takes a more energetic approach and works some Rhodes-like sounds into the mix.