London based producer Caramen is on to good things after his debut earlier this year on Fracture and appears for the next instalment of the Brick Lane Radio affiliated East Recordings run by Pablo Del Monte. Starting out with the dark tech house joinery "She Called" which features some pretty advanced sound design accompanying a seething groove, this is perfect for setting the tone early in the evening. Second offering "A Land Less Known" is much more energetic and rolling on this highly engineered dancefloor bomb that will appeal to fans of the SCI + TEC or Octopus futuristic sound.
Hailing from Cape Town, 23-year old producer D Know has steadily risen through the ranks of the South African scene and is now breaking through into the international one. His initial inspiration came from the early sounds of IDM, jungle and trance, but here on the Bottleneck EP it's very much all about house and techno. The title track features a rumbling low end with a dubby lilt and escalating housey samples and percussion. Meanwhile DJ Vox adds thrusting arpeggios and a certain heaviness in his remix. Lastly "Progress" ends with a deep, throbbing excursion of techy progginess.