Review: Whities return here for their twenty fourth official drop, inviting in Anunaka for a drop of breaksy creativity, which he delivers in stunning form over these three new badboy originals. Let's begin with a look at 'Temples', a real workhorse of a tune, combining organic, nostalgic sounding breakbeat patterns with grizzly horn textures and minimal subs to give it a real industrial edge. Next, the party really sets alight as the incredible percussive work of 'Bronze Age' stomps into the centre of play with immediate impact, before rounding the project off with the funky drum slaps and fun melodies of 'Forgotten Tales'. If you're looking for a project to kick off the dance, look no further!
Review: London based producer Jules Venturini is up next for Whities, following up great releases by Avalon Emerson and Lanark Artefax. On the label's 14th edition, Venturini follows up some sludgy lo-fi techno/house derivatives on Polish label Brutaz with some more similarly rusty and dust covered aesthetics. Beginning with the 12 minute epic "Flying Kites"which channells early '90s British bleep IDM, until that fast hitting groove hits at just the right time towards the end. Lush ambient piece "Keep Me Close" works as an effective intermission of sorts on this grainy and saturated dream state captured to VHS. Finally, Venturini displays a more aggressive side as seen on his previous release with the gnarly and slow burning industrial electronics of "Trace Of Smoke".
Review: Next up on Whities' new Blue series are a couple of terrific offerings. On the A side is SMX: a duo comprised of Max O'Brien and Sam Purcell, who serve up the hypnotic and emotive techno journey "Sleep". It's a reduced take on the early '90s bleep techno sound that is said to have been a recorded live jam (circa 2015) and 'explores themes of discordance and euphoria'. Berlin based Bristolian Daniel Koehler, who has previously displayed his contorted takes on techno via labels such as Die Orakel and Diagonal - serves up the frantic rave deconstruction of "Thief" which is jam packed full of breakneck rhythms, snarling sub bass exploitations and wonky synth stabs.