John T. Gast
Not on label
Second (and last???) circa-’13 dubplate showcase from Gast. Gliding high above the EBM sewer-crawl of BTEC #1’s ‘Angela’, ‘Club Version’ is a raw but GLEAMING, nu-era meditation on bluest and blissiest Detroit techno tropes, albeit with an undercurrent of proper…
First vinyl release from Domestic Exile. "For those who are already familiar with Grim Lusk’s varied recording projects, established elements are further developed as sublimely demonstrated on the sample and loop based ‘Search’, a dub / lo-fi hip-hop excursion that shuffles and shimmers before becoming…
UK-garage-meets-musique-concrete is how this record was provocatively billed, and of course even the faintest promise of such a thing had me drooling (don't get out much, me). I suppose at this stage people have subjected techno to so many avant-garde stress-tests, it's about time that…
Sector 7 Sounds
Shady, sharp-shooting grime, rendered with Mystikz-grade bass weight... timeless soundsystem murder. Limited pressing on Boofy's Sector 7 label.
THAT'S THE QUESTION INNIT????? Seriously though, this is a banging and revelatory record: Raime have radically overhauled their style, or at least switched lanes, pivoting away from their patented post-punk dread and drone-logic and towards lean, tensile, ultra-synthetic street-beats - foregrounding…
Shop favourite MARK returns stronger than ever after disposing of the bodies of some corporate weasel fuck-boys, thoroughly baw-twanged by his previous EPs for A Colourful Storm. At points “The Least Likely Event Will Occur In The Long Run” (a…
Very heavy, designer grime/techno atmospheres from the Italian producer on Logos and Mumdance's increasingly outward-looking Different Circles. Check 'ARP2600'.
The Death Of Rave
2LP of four-dimensional grime/2-step/tekno/electro/flat-beat... easily one of the most exhilarating and legitimately futuristic dancefloor shock-outs of 2018 so far, effortlessly vaulting past the lofty benchmarks set by FFT, Nkisi and Rian Treanor with the help of some unexpectedly biiiiig, sticky hooks…
Back in stock! Tight, ballistic, subs-bombing future-tekno/bleep gear from a new label - reinforcing rave fundamentals with ultra-modern sound design so pneumatic you feel like your eyeballs might get sucked out of their sockets. Opening its account with a track…
DJ Lag, Rude Boyz ++.