Diabel is only the second release from Patricia Kokett, but the label has given her the freedom to experiment. The title track is a slowed down, tripped out tribal groove, while on "Mmuo", she delivers a similar-sounding track, albeit one led by loose drums, mesmerising chants and the screech of wild animals in the jungle. "Serpiente" continues in a similar vein, with Kokett laying down a raw, acidic jam. Rounding off the release is "Mmuo Trance", a Middle Eastern-tinged version of "Mmuo.", with musky horns and breathy synths close to the surface. Knekelhuis deserves kudos for releasing such an unusual record.
Melbournian producer Katie Campbell has turned a few heads since donning the Roza Terenzi alias last year. She's yet to put out a duff release and this latest excursion - her first for Aussie label Voyage - is every bit as alluring as its predecessors. Check, for example, the rubbery deep house funk of opener "Weakest Link", where far-sighted bleep melodies and alien synths dance gently above an elastic groove, or the far-out late night hustle of analogue-rich workout "Seminyak Dream", which sounds like the Mood Hut crew making 1990 bleep techno. The EP also boasts a luscious slab of dusty deepness (the wonderfully spacey "Lill's Dream") and a bustling, sub-bass heavy tweak of "Weakest Link" by regular Campbell collaborator D. Tiffany.