Review: The Stanton Warriors-run Punks imprint is back with Welsh act Aloka who serves us with two cuts of razor sharp breaks. "Typo" is definitely inspired by dubstep with its dark aesthetics and low frequency pressure and ragga-style vocal samples. Brooklyn's Doctor Jeep gets on board for a remix of the track which gets more of a hands in the hair party starting vibes with more bass pressure and druggy whirry melodies to whip the crowd into a frenzy.
Review: New producer Aloka inaugurates Typeless Records here with these fierce and futuristic perspectives on the electro sound. From the sci-fi bass of "Concave" to the darkly dystopian "Convex" which is reminiscent of UK greats such as Radioactive Man, Bassjunkie or Dexorcist. After generating a buzz online via Soundcloud and his music being used by Louis Vuitton for fashion shows recently, this is only the beginning for the ascendant Welsh producer. Look out for more by this guy in 2019.
Review: Stanton Warriors have been on a mission to bring us the finest broken beat and heavy bass on Punks Music since 2001. Here the debut volume of the their new 'Punks Selection' series is curated by Mafia Kiss and focuses in 'on the deeper/stripped sounding side of the label's roster'. There is a whopping 22 track featured, as well as a one-hour DJ mix. Highlights include the urgent, haunted bounce of "The Oracle" by Leda Stray, the sultry, late night breakbeats of "K2" by Aloka and the scattershot ghetto beats of "Check Me Out" by Sly One.