After a three year absence, the collaborative project of Ilpo Vaisanen and Dirk Dresselhaus (better known as Schneider TM) yields a new album for their regular haunt Editions Mego, and it's a subtle beast that rewards patient and attentive ears. "Naked Land" growls and prowls over 26 minutes of mutant groans and drones fizzing with acoustic energy, while "Monolake" brings proceedings down to a more tense, restrained level of disturbing noise. "Colonialists" takes the high-frequency road with a multitude of nerve-jangling soundwaves merging into one slow-release cacophony, and "Quake" finishes off with some grungy distortion reaching towards a twisted kind of musicality.
Hailing from London of Ghanaian lineage, Fuse ODG has cultivated a sound that nestles somewhere between Afrobeat, EDM and moombahton. He recently hit the jackpot with the synthy tropical anthem "Tina", and here's all subsequent remixes all in one neat package. Highlights include Bassboy's perky, wobble heavy houser, Adam Turner's slammin' peak time epic and Apexx's noisey electro-meets-Diplo banger.