Review: Owain Kimber's Innate imprint may only be a few releases strong, but its split EPs mean that it has become a go-to label for soulful electronic music. This fourth edition is no exception, and it starts with the atmospheric downtempo soundscapes of Aroy Dee's "Leegte". Frequent Innate contributor Gilbert impresses with the esoteric, acid-soaked electro of "Furthest Planet", the kind of track one would expect to hear from Cignol or Lost Trax. Meanwhile, on "Venusian Surface", Jonski serves up free-flowing, emotive deep techno, and DJ Guy closes out Innate 04 with the dense drums and atmospheric tones of "Aphelion Orbit".
Review: After two stunning rounds that featured the likes of Mark Hand, Lerosa and A Sagittariun, Bristol label Innate returns with another various EP of advanced techno ruminations from emergent talent and established names alike. Perseus Traxx leads in with a dense and expressive body popper that channels a little vintage B12, while Ewan Jansen takes things deep and aqueous with the gorgeous "Sinders". Rising electro star Reedale Rise serves up more of his sleek and refined machine funk on "Coral", and label boss Owain K unfurls a shimmering blanket of melancholic house with the sublime "Teifi".
Review: The Innate label made a sizable impact with its first release - a killer various artists with Mark Hand, Lerosa and others. Now it returns with another balanced mix of established and emergent artists, leading in with a stunning A side cut from A Sagittariun delivering what might be his most beautiful production to date - a swooning, snaking slice of melodious techno that brims with emotion and canny programming. After turning heads on the first Innate release, Gilbert returns with "Polynoid," a punchy, Lately bass-powered workout with lashings of Motor City soul heaped on top. Sean Dixon completes the package with "Our Love For Music," a pointed machine mantra that maintains the classic techno tone Innate is shaping up as its MO.