Review: For this next selection we can see that the Multi Cult team have assembled a top draw line up to showcase some super experimental dub music, allowing the future of the genre to shine. We kick off with the haunted atmospheric layering and wavy melodic structures of Drugface's ' In The Clouds, followed by the incredible persuasive manoeuvres of Dreems' Digi-Dub-Dub-Dub mix of Espiritu, originally by Nicola Cruz. Next we take it Lo-Fi as Zongamin delivers a trippy bullet with 'Cosmic Serpent', a woodwind led exploration into syncopation and subs. Finally, we hear the Muli Cult remix of Golden Bugs 'Tamba', a vibrant bop consisting of glittering melodic blips and crunchy drum structures. Lovely work!
Review: 2020 marks the 25th year of !K7's acclaimed DJ-Kicks series with Mr Scruff following contributions of late from Leon Vynehall, Laurel Halo, Peggy Gou and Kamaal Williams! Mr Scruff's adventures in sound brings to DJ-Kicks more than 30 tracks of wildly varying styles featuring highlighted music from Equiknoxx, Tiger, Errorsmith, Max Graef and Zongamin. Scruff brings to his edition an exclusive collaboration with CyberPunkJazz ("3001: A Space Disco Remix") and an unreleased track from Andy Ash to boot. Alexander Robotnik makes in there with the wild New York post-funk of "Love Supreme" alongside a heavy Tony Allen percussion session in "Gbedu B". DJ Nervoso for the win too!
Review: Somehow, Montreal's Multi Culti imprint seems to have been a little overlooked amongst the recent hype regarding Canada's house scene. It's a little unfortunate, given that their slowly expanding catalogue is full of intriguing, left-of-centre gems. This split 12" is no different. It begins with a trippy, 13-minute collaboration between label regulars Von Party & Dreems, whose exotic, intoxicating "Wet Raga" expertly combines thrusting, stripped-back house rhythms, Middle Eastern mysticism and psychedelic electronics. Manfredas' "Glass Walk" sounds like a Arabic take on vintage Larry Heard material, while Zongamin's "New Tribe" offers the perfect balance between spaced-out analogue grooves and tropical sweetness