Second release on Disco Inferno from French producer Guillaume Labadie is another enormous hunk of manic melody and throbbing rhythms. At over nine minutes in length, the driving 146 BPM rhythm underpinning Werewolf Disco Club initially supports some cool French Rap before expanding horizons around the ⅔ mark with a melody breakdown.
With each release Labadie's profile continues to grow, fostering the same devoted sense of excitement and loyalty among fans that artists like Burial and Four Tet demand.
Tune, 23 Sep 2021, 08:00
bastinov - Origine
Decent EP from the Italian maker comprising five originals and a couple of remixes (from VNTM and Paride Saraceni). Closing track Attitudine Mentale is a memorable, high energy, Breakbeat-tastic affair with a cool vocal sample but my fav is opening statement and title track Origine, with its cold, dark Techno heart, all murky and minimal.
EP is released on Dutch label Infinite Depth on 24th September.
Tune, 22 Sep 2021, 17:00
Mandy, Indiana - Bottle Episode
I'm rather enjoying the punky spirit crossed with electronic kool on this new track from Manchester band Mandy, Indiana. Has hints of Kanye's, Black Skinhead (which in turn borrowed from Marilyn Manson's The Beautiful People).
Bottle Episode is taken from debut EP ... which is released on 19th November via Fire Talk Records
Tune, 22 Sep 2021, 15:43
Davide Squillace & Nolan ft. Jaw - Drive Good
For fans of Felix da Housecat, this new Pop track from Davide Squillace & Nolan should satisfy. Acid inflections and a comfortable House vibe provide a pleasant foundation but it's all about the smooth vocals of Jonathan Illel, aka JAW. Rick Wade on remix duties provides the b-side but it's not as good.
Tune, 16 Sep 2021, 15:07
Chris Liebing - Fault Line feat. Miles Cooper Seaton (Plaid Remix)
Plaid remix of Fault Line, the opening track from Chris Leibing's forthcoming album Another Day. It's a bittersweet release with one of Miles Cooper Seaton's last vocal performances before his untimely death earlier this year.
Tune, 10 Sep 2021, 12:42
Mark Blair - Badman Acid
Looking forward to hearing the rest of this EP by Mark Blair on Shall Not Fade, if lead track Badman Acid is anything to go by. This pummelling slab of Acid Rave struts and cuts lovely shapes.
Tune, 09 Sep 2021, 16:11
Louis Carnell - Fixed is the day We’ve cast our lot
New old track from Visionist, now going by his given name. The change of name reflects a new direction and this vocal reworking of earlier track Cast (from his last album A Call To Arms) points the way.
Four fine Techno cuts make up Markus Suckut's new EP Blurred Memories I but Promised Land is my highlight (Eyes comes a close second though).
Tune, 01 Sep 2021, 09:44
Balrog - Run For Cover
Pulverising industrial beats from the Yorkshire Techno head Balrog, with Run For Cover, the lead track from his EP of the same name
Tune, 27 Aug 2021, 08:36
Parallel Action - Waiting on You (feat. B'licious)
Who's up for a Trip-Hop revival? Parallel Action's eponymous album has you covered. The opening track in particular is a beauty, with hints of Portishead courtesy of B’licious (the voice of the psychedelic-funk group The Heliocentrics).