Optimo Trax 30 celebrates a double 30 years anniversary. The original release date of "Rejekto" is 30 years since Twitch started behind the decks. In 1987, it's almost folklore now that he picked up a copy of "Rejekto" and was smitten. Shortly after that, he got his first ever gig and played the said track in his set. It was known to be a fizzer every time time, but a few years ago he felt the time was ripe for a comeback and this time people danced to it. In fact, people loved it and would ask about it. 30 years later, it feels audiences are more open: or perhaps "Rejekto" was just ahead of its time? German duo Ra-Hen and Talla 2XLC would go on to become Bigod 20 with the addition of Thomas Franzmann (aka Perlon's Zip) on vocals. They were seminal in Frankfurt's early industrial scene alongside the likes of Lassigue Bendthaus aka Atom TM (Uwe Schmidt). Featuring the original, "U.S. Dub" versions and a slo-mo cover version by long-time Twitch friend and ally, the mysterious Frenchbloke.
Oneohtrix Point Never's upcoming album, Good Time, has the capacity to turn our entire Download Team into a bunch of zombies. By that, we mean that we probably won't be doing much work when it finally drops next month; this single, "Leaving The Park", is already keeping one or two of us glued onto our speakers like moths to the light. Out through Warp, whom OPN seems to be collaborating with extensively, the tune is much denser than some fo the producer's previous works, heading down new age territories thanks to its vast, bottomless landscape of synths. With barely any beats to carry it, OPN manages to make the track into a delightful groove of ambient euphoria for the open-minded. Lovely, as always. Stay away from the light...