Review: Edo 'Edo8' Edens was part of legendary Dutch act Cosmic Force and has been making killer electro for the past 25 years. This release on Clone shows not much has changed. "Voyager" resounds to tight snares and rolling 808s, with Edens adding woozy synths and vocoders to the arrangement. "Funk Jam" follows a different trajectory: centred on a rolling groove, its warm bass and squelchy acid will appeal to fans of Edens' work for Marguerita. In contrast, the title track is a teased out slow jam, led by an electro-funk bassline, while he ups the tempo to deliver the breakneck speed ghetto tech of "Bombonz 072cut". Changing tact again, he closes the release with the rolling electro of "Satellite Micro".
Review: Whenever we see the Sneaker Social Club banner arrive in the store we know to get the red carpet ready to be rolled out, with this latest catalogue addition seeing them welcome the dizzying production mastery of Hooverian Blur to the table. We begin with a tapdance into the madness of 'Delusion', a blippy jitter fest, stacked with glitchy synth drives and scattered breaksy drum implosions, before the dread-inducing horn stabs and big room drum processing of 'Panic' gives us a more rhythm-based arrangement. Next, the junglist roots of 'Techlash' allow us to up the pace significantly with a vibrant skip through more glitchy arpeggio madness, before the relatively calmer bass springs and high energy breaks of 'Kill Chain' gives us a crunchy landing to enjoy. Excellent work!