The Dewale brothers first proper studio album in 12 years, From Deewee has been one of the most anticipated and warmly welcomed albums of the year. Unless you've been asleep or on another planet since March you've probably already streamed or download it... But nothing beats the vinyl treatment as it brings the one-take, non-stop recorded session concept to life with weight and a rich sound their analogue machines were invented for. Featuring drums from both Sepultura's Igor Cavalera and Turbowolf's Blake Davies and some of their most timeless, hooky fusions, this is a remarkable return from one of electronic music's most influential acts.
The fourth album by house brothers the Schwarzs sees them venture farther in a song-based approach. Featuring vocal contributions from Khan, Mama and Emily Karpel, it moves from the gospel-tinged openers of "Heavy Weather" and "Free Falling" - which both feature Khan - to the brass-sampling underground acid of "Morgen Abend" and the deeper, atmospheric techno of "Dark Light". That's not to suggest that they have abandoned their electro house sound - check the grinding groove of "Hi Fu" - but the best moments do come when they depart from the script. "Echo Drug", which again features Khan on vocals, is a beautiful electronic torch song, while the dreamy keys of "Dings" brings a breathless quality to Tiefschwarz's music.