A big list of highly recommended releases that have been on repeat recently, including work from Ellen Allien, Gal Tsadok-Hai, Space Afrika, André Bratten, Hunter Lombard and many more.
Metro Jaxx Vol. 2
Favourite track: Maxime Alexander - Take My Hands
Space Afrika - Somewhere Decent To Live
This sublime Dubby Ambient album actually came out in March 2018 but I can't stop playing it... highly recommended.
Favourite track: uwëm/creātiōn
The Sound Of Love International 002 - Beautiful Swimmers
Upbeat compilation, tastefully and impeccably selected. Every track is a killer.
Favourite track: Foe - Blow Up Girl (Beautiful Swimmers Big Head Self Mix)
André Bratten - Pax Americana
Pax Americana is a strong return for the Norwegian producer, mixing things up with emotive Electronica, Ambient Dub and in Ranx, some Aphex-inspired wonder!
Favourite track: Pax Americana
Moodymann - Sinner
Sinner is a a swaggeringly strong album from the Detroit Techno and House cool dude. Really enjoyable, with great samples and groove galore.
Favourite track: I Think Of Saturday
Konx-om-Pax - Ways Of Seeing
Fourth album from the Glaswegian producer Ways of Seeing is a pleasingly Pop-leaning exercise. Leaves us in little doubt of his expertise in delivering the melody. Excellence from start to finish.
Favourite track: I'm For Real (ft. Nightwave)
Sven Weisemann - Xine
Mojuba Records are constantly pumping out old releases (for which I'm very grateful) and this classic from Sven Wisemann is perfect for night-time listening. Begins all Dubby and yearning before morphing into a classical collection of Pop-length piano works with an Electronic undercurrent. Really superb!
Favourite track: Xine XI - The Swan Of Desire
Hunter Lombard - Eris
Another one from last year I can't stop listening to. Breakbeat driven rhythms with a warm, bassy vibe.
Favourite track: The Evas
Gal Tsadok-Hai - The Green Eden
From March this year, I suspect The Green Eden flew under most people's radars (judging by the low number of sales on Bandcamp)... but this release deserves your attention! Tasteful Acid-tinged workouts with an Ambient vibe.
Favourite track: Dad's Machines
Earthen Sea - Grass And Trees
More Dub and Ambient splendour, arguably better than 2017's An Act of Love. Another beauty to fall asleep to.
Favourite track: A Blank Slate
Ellen Allien - Alientronic
Favourite track: Love Distortion
Nathan Micay - Blue Spring
Blue Spring is a fine balance of melodic tunes and banging rhythms.
Favourite track: Ecstacy Is On Maple Mountain