Following her debut on Hospital earlier this summer ('None Like Me' on Anais's mixtape), Bristol badgyal T-Lex now serves up her debut EP on Escalation Sound. Sickness to the core - and very much in-tune with her bouncy, uncompromising DJ style - T-Lex hits hard with a tasty range of intense sensations. '90 Seconds' is a weapon of mass slammage with its relentless kicks and squelchy bassline while 'Quest' brings on the stark creeper feels. Between these two contrasting poles we're slapped by the cheeky croaker 'Bring It Down', tickled by the hyper-grot of 'Warped' and sent up to bed without any tea on the dark stamps and boggy stomps of 'Sidekick'. Chop chop.
Although it's only recently that he's hit the headlines thanks to a fine EP of slo-mo re-edits on Too Slow To Disco, Dave Mathmos has been tweaking, re-editing and remixing music for a decade - hence his expansive collection of 'hits and unreleased projects' from the archive. He begins with a tasteful, subtly housed-up revision of George Benson ('Come On Out Tonight (House Mix)') and ends with a spruced-up, all-action take on Kate Bush ('Dangerous Games'); in between, you'll find a multitude of party-starting highlights including the low-slung disco-funking of 'Down Down Down (Retouch)', the Philly Soul-goes-house flex of 'Why Don't You', the Barry White-ish 'Ex-Stasy', and soulful Stevie Wonder revision 'All I Do Is Music'.
Jimpster, under his Franc Spangler alias, delivers a delightful return to Delusions with three funky, disco-infused tracks that demand a dancefloor. Kicking things off with "Fight The Feeling" he crafts a rolling groove enriched with dubby percussion, horn solos, and soaring lead synths. "Powerslide" takes us on a retro journey with clav and guitar chops, Hammond slides, and an irresistible bassline, setting the stage for a high-energy club anthem. "Dance The Funk" closes the release with its deep, low-slung bounce and some juicy synth stabs, a heavy Moog bassline, and crunchy house drums.
When not knocking it out of the park with his garage alias Instinct, James Burnham is somehow also managing to find time to revert to his original Burnski moniker and the minimal and tech sounds with which he first made his name. On this latest EP via his own Constant Sound label, 'Boom' is a rude boy jam for sure - the filthy bass and low-end wobble are accompanied by ragga vocals up top. 'Toxic' is a more straight-up tech pumper with slinky hi-hat designs, smart filters and bass-driven drums. As always with this powerhouse, the subtle production details really elevate this one into a standout cut.
The always consistent Mark Broom returns to his Beard Man label with this hard-hitting release. The title track is inspired by late 90s loop techno. Centred on a fast-paced, rolling groove and firing, pitch-bent percussion, it sees Broom layer in dramatic, surging chords. On "Central", he goes down a more visceral route. Led by a jittery rhythm and bleak synth stabs, it is redolent of Robert Hood's minimalism - an influence that bubbles to the surface on the track's cheese-wire percussion. The release contains two fine remixes. Gene Richards Jr's slamming, sample-heavy take on the title track is sure to approve to the house heads, while the dub take of "Tribe Vibes" delivers a lean, rolling version.
Stepping up his game over the years, Tal Fussman is a producer that most recently has seen his music make it to Diynamic Music and Exit Strategy - who now gets the red carpet rolled out for his Innervisions debut. Children Of 95 brings the keys, beats and melodies to the game with big drops, basslines, chord progressions ever emotional, modern gospel house. The title track takes off with its sprinkling synths, heavy pianos and diva vocal that matches up alongside the Floorplan-esque "Memo". Classic Balearic house goes large on "No More" with the deeper, dubbed out techno cut of the release going to "Bridging The Gap". Hey Teacher!
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