Review: Whities is the new offshoot label of Young Turks (itself connected to XL Recordings), which has been started as an outlet dedicated to 'forward-thinking club music' with NTS resident and Boiler Room host Nic Tasker at the helm. The label's first release comes from the unheralded duo Terron, who deliver two cuts of dark, idiosyncratic techno music. "No 17 Governing" is the kind of thing you'd get if you combined Shed with John Talabot, a percussive swung deep house track with a touch of dub techno influence. In its cavernous chords. "No 3 Proposition" is a much grittier beast, combining elements of contemporary techno with early Detroit minimal to create something genuinely fresh. A strong start for the imprint indeed.
280 West - "Lift Him Up" (feat Diamond Temple - Mark's Ol' Skoo mix Re-edit) - (7:30) 125 BPM
Review: If, like us, you missed the weeklong poolside party that was the Miami Winter Music Conference 2019, this killer compilation from Street King should be essential listening. There's not enough room to highlight all of the headline-grabbing cuts, but we'd suggest turning your attention to the sensual late night deepness of Art of Tones remix of P'Taah's "Dance Until We Die", the sun-kissed sax lines and retro-futurist U.S deep house grooves of Angelo Ferrari's "Decide To Study (Angelo Ferreri Remix)", the sun burst brilliance of Stacy Kidd's Latin house epic "Groove Odyssey", the hypnotic early morning stomp of Cevin Fisher's "The Message" and the angular analogue electronics and drifting vocal samples of DJ Behrouz's brilliant remix of Mood II Swing's "Closer".