Review: Fur Coat launch a new label named Oddity, which aims to showcase a darker and more tripped out techno sound. The first release features two original tracks and a remix by Scottish techno veterans Slam. "Pulse Width" is similar to Woo York's penchant for dark journey tracks that crossover into hypnotic techno while the heady "Parallel Dimensions" and its mesmerising arpeggio sequence calls to mind the work of Mathew Jonson or Sebastian Mullaert. The Venezuelan duo of Sergio Munoz and Israel Sunshine have released on labels like Watergate, Crosstown Rebels, BPitch Control and Balance.
Review: After a couple of well-received EPs on labels like ARTS and Afterlife Records, production duo Mathame now make their debut on Fur Coat's Oddity imprint. At The Doors will appeal to those who like their techno deep and layered but that still carries a functional punch. On "Starburst", this combination of crispy percussion and punchy drums provides the basis for tranced out synths, while on "Striker", the pair up the tempo further, and deliver eerie melodies coupled with firing hi hats and cavernous, doubled-up claps. The label has also chosen its remixers wisely: Locked Groove focuses on the ethereal side of Mathame's production for his evocative but pulsating take on "Starburst", while in Cassegrain's hands, "Striker" turns into a hypnotic, rolling groove.