Review: Beef Records was born in Sydney and now managed by label boss Michal Schwa in his hometown of Prague, Czech Republic with his second in command Medallion Man. They bring to life another instalment of Selected Works: Part 3 resonates with all shades of techno, electro, left-field broken beats and beyond. There is many a highlight on this terrific compilation: from the deep dark side jack of Johannes Klingebiel's "808 Square", the uplifting and neon-lit FM tones of Name Does Not Matter's "Neighbourhood Bike Watch" and for something more direct - you could try Roman Rai & Vanko's "Born Inn" which just screams out 'all aboard the acid express!'
Review: The Ecstatic label run by Walls pair Sam Willis and Ale Natalizia has really stepped it up this year in terms of scope and intrigue. Both the Daphne Oram reworks and the long form sonic decay from The Field producer Axel Wilner as HANDS suggests a label is happy to remain driven by the esoteric interests of its founders. This latest release is another conceptual curveball which finds Natalizia teaming up with Pye Corner Audio for Intercepts, a split album themed around notions of espionage. Regardless of how much you invest in the conceptual motivations of both artists, fans of Pye Corner Audio and Not Waving are spoilt musically with the latter's side proving particularly dreamlike and intoxicating - "Protect The Revolution" is a notable highlight.