Despite impressing with releases on Missive in the mid 2000s, Philippe Juven had been all but forgotten until Jennifer Cardini resurrected his career with an EP on her Correspondant label in 2012. Here he returns - for the first time since - with "Disturbed", a cheery, cosmically inclined chunk of jaunty, late night nu-disco. While tasty - and accompanied by a typically grandiose and even cheerier rework from Full Pupp man Jarle Bruthen - it's the EP's more intense moments that really excite. "Wolf Pack" is the standout, moving as it does from wide-eyed nu-disco chugginess to psychedelic acid, over the course of nine action-packed minutes.
Dutch producer Offset inaugurates his new Rotterdam Electronix imprint with a slab of heavyweight electro and gutsy techno excursions on the Ecotone EP. Starting off with the rusty and dusted down smack electro of "You Are Not My Friend", "Bionic Circuits" then gets into some dark/deep and neon-lit techno grooves. "Gate Invader" is a nicely hypnotic dub workout reminiscent of early Davide Squillace, while "You Can't Take Me Down" gets back into the electro game in properly Dutch fashion: it's reminiscent of local legends like I-F or Alden Tyrell. This is an impressive debut indeed and we are certainly excited for what's in store next from this emerging label.