Review: Jan Schulte aka Bufiman drops his debut album on Dekmantel, and it's a thing of cosmic beauty. There's the odd ball groove of "Galaxy", on "Sara Sara", he tackles electronic boogie with great flair and "Hoolock Rock" is a superb slice of spaced out disco. However, Schulte's project is not just concerned with revisiting existing styles, and he seems to be just as content when teasing out weird and wonderful new hybrids. These are articulated most impressively on the frazzled acid and steely drums of "Blow Your Mind", the dreamy down tempo drums and tropical sounds of "News From The Treetops" and the sludgy electro funk on "Langsam Aber Slowly".
Review: Drexciyan-inspired post punk, dub and electro from the emerging Eye For An Eye Recordings out of Portugal. For their eighth release since 2016 and first for 2020, Hamburg artist L.F.T. delivers a five-track EP inspiring memories of bands like Din A Testbild and No More to music from Skanfrom (aka Sleeparchive) and the punkier refrain of Gerald Donald. Most apparent in "Dead Rat Under The Table", heavier breaks beats and grungier, night driving basslines underpin "Atomic Enigma" and "Zerstore Eine Stadt", while cute melodies, scout hall vocals and sentiments of cosmic disco in "I Don't Like Your Party" match up alongside the hi-pitched squeal and smooth analogue textures of "Alles Was Du Hasst".
Review: Celebrating 10 years in the game with a sound coming live and direct from Madrid, Spain, Logical brings together a huge commemorative compilation championing the label that has come to define itself over the past decade. Pushing deeper, often lower slung sounds of progressive house, disco, techno and trance, label owner Javier Busto appears throughout the release alongside highlights from Caberet Nocturne, John Parsley and Barcelona-based producer Kairos. Expect an era's worth of 100 BPM throb-jobs, psychedelic, mind-altering dark disco chuggers to contemporary dutch takes on Italo-disco and waves of trippy, acid-tipped electronics.