Review: Following a recent sell-out London show to celebrate the milestone anniversary of Digweed's iconic and genre leading record label he drops volume 14, and to us it sounds like one of the biggest and best yet. Across the 21 tracks, label favorites get a good showing, with; Pig & Dan's 'Crazy', Guy J with 'Mish Mash', and 'Whispering Leaves' from Marco Bailey. Plus a plethora of new talent coming through such as Maxime Dangles on 'Unsteady Curve'. Check out the tasty Electric Rescue mix of Digweed & Muir collab 'Raise'.. This is an essential for prog heads.
Review: French producer Antoine Husson's album as Electric Rescue seems like an unusual choice for John Digweed's Bedrock label. That said, Sonic Architecture does have some connection to the British DJ's dance floor selections, both past and present. "Unaggressive Complexity" could be an update on the break beat of Hybrid that Digweed championed - albeit with an evil Hoover riff at its centre - while the trippy vocal samples and insane tonal blips of the minimal house groover "Deode" is more in keeping with the Bedrock chief's current playlists. Sonic Architecture is more than dance floor tracks however, and the angelic melodies and glitchy sounds of "Dope" and the jingly guitar riffs and careering electronic bassline of "Airy Field" show that Husson has become a serious album artist.
Review: Following its first three EPs, the Rex club's label offshoot puts its focus one of its resident DJs. Electric Rescue aka Antoine Husson has an extensive catalogue to his credit, including two artist albums. The title track is sure to draw comparisons with Inigo Kennedy as a buzzing, noisy bass underpins tranced out synth melodies. It's a powerful, rousing affair. "Padvo" sees him opt for a different tact; while the rhythm is driving, the central organ riff combined with metallic percussion make it reminiscent of the harder end of the Bodycode sound. On the other hand, "Subway" is a merciless, metallic banger. Add in a tracky, percussive take on "Padvo" by Marcelus, who got his musical education in the Rex, and you've got a fitting tribute to this French institution.
Review: The latest single to be lifted from Clouds 'Hokarangen Space Program Strings' album, and one of the finest moments on it. A captivating blend of cosmic audio landscapes and progressive undertones in which the quality lay in the simplicity. The Original is built around a gently evolving string which takes centre stage in the arrangement and mix, while the other sounds subtly wash around. It's the remix which picks up the pace and chop things up a bit in terms of bringing genres together as Throwing Snow brings a unique flavour of rock and a slight edge of dubstep. Completing the package is another new track 'Untitled' that will transport the listener to a Far Eastern temple.