Review: Adding a long awaited second release to the 2020 discography of Air Max '97's Decisions label is a new and expressive release of contemporary beat making and experimentalisms from a select group of future music artists. Take the deep and heavy blows to come from Avbvrn's percussive landscape "Foment (Recursive)" over to the rolling wood sticks and syncopated drums of Collo's "Bantu Nilote". DJ Plead drops in with some tribalistic sci-fi in "STP'' with field recordings, broken glass and deconstructivisms flung left, right and centre by artists Bby Eco and Emily Glass. Air Max '97 chips in himself with a ping ponging "Triple Pendulum" alongside some Atlanta-inspired R&B from SCAM & Sevy in a various artist compilation journeying through a netherworld of springloaded club music.
Teki Latex/Orgasmic - "SND.PE Vol 5" (Mixed By Teki Latex/Orgasmic - continuous mix) - (53:08) 129 BPM
Review: It's 2016 and that means a new Sound Pellegrino compilation for you, this time a handsomely mixed, ultra-packed release by Teki Latex and Orgasmic. Rather than sticking to one genre - as is the norm with the label - the boys decide to throw down a wide variety of house and techno from the usual suspects on the label. Launching techno, slithering house, and even a little bit of bass stabbings from the likes of Helix, the abominable Truncate, Air Max 97, and many others. Big and juicy for ya.
Review: It may be early days for Air Max 97, but already he's making his mark after emerging on Liminal Sounds last year. He's back in action on the same label with his slick, grime-inflected productions, sounding just as essential for the dancefloor without losing that esoteric bite that characterizes his distinctive cuts. The bass on "Fruit Crush" is wielded with flair, while the delirious vocal samples nudge the track into pleasantly surreal territory, and "Shape Cut" displays even more inherent skill for handling complex percussive tones and experimental sonic matter in a dense but dexterous arrangement.
Review: After stepping out with the choice remixes of "Pulse X" last year, Liminal Sounds is back with some fresh talent in the shape of Air Max '97, whose fusionist styles are bolstered by a serious handle on sound design and production skills. The title track is a sci-fi vision that takes the fragmented groove of juke and infects it with celestial synth work, before Neana remixes it into a stop-start slammer with equally non-conformist rhythms and sounds. "Sleeveless" on the flip comes on a little more measured with its discernible kick-and-clap beat and hooky off-key stabs, before "Peak Flow" sets things adrift once more with a complex throwdown of polyrhythmic drums and alien samples.