Review: With a burgeoning discography to his name Big Miz producer Chris Mcfarlene is best known most recently for his work with Dixon Ave Basement Jams. His 2018 album Build/Destroy saw the artist's housey and deeply electronic sound revealed to a wider audience now allowing Big Miz to commit a second release to the upstart Soft Computing label. With synths reminiscent of early Space Dimension Controller music, Big Miz uploads some cosmic electro, snapping with crispy snares and busy acid melodies in "Opia". On the flip is the slower BPMs, time signatures and sweet double kick drums of "Sonder", a track pumping with bass, outer space disco pings and huge, siren squealing synths. Upgrade to Soft Computing now!
Review: Australian duo Funboys make their debut on the Nein label with this sleeping hit "Sorcery" delivering a sound somewhere between the darker techno of Richie Hawtin, experimental electronics of Severed Heads and zaniness of groups like Yello. Perpetuating this evolution in future-retro electronics, Funboys here also hint at similar oddball samples and themes once heard and pioneered by Eno's My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts album. Rave versions come in Kimshies 'Boccaccio' remix, with stripped back textures making and heavy percussion in ID_UA's mix. Danny Fade sends in a remix of twinkling lights down a darker techno abyss. Quality release from Nein.