Monday, 11 August
Hot on the heels of their 'Yellow Magic' EP, Taron-Trekka drop some fudgy house funk on Fina Records. 'Allele Fu' seduces with swinging disco loops and brooding bass laced with filtered boogie flashes; 'Olsen Mosaik' plays out a slinky dub-house squeeze; 'Savant' shakes out a jazzier style reminding of Herbert; 'Straff Afro' tucks the funk tight int he pocket with hazy chords and Rhodes runs.
Mike Skinner, Mella Dee and DJ Q overhaul Toddla T and Danny Weed's 'I Don't Wanna Hear That' production for Jammer. Everyone's on top-a-top form: former figurtehead of The Streets, Mike Skinner gives it a rudeboy sidespin; Mella Dee bruks out old-skool jungle breaks for the horn crew; DJ Q brings in AK, C4 & DRS for a proper Northern bassline sound.
"Grumbling Fur’s ‘Preternaturals’ is the second release on the label run by The Quietus and is Grumbling Fur’s follow-up to the 2013 album ‘Glynnaestra’ (Thrill Jockey). Contemporary sun-kissed psychedelia with a strong pop edge - Depeche Mode in a stone circle - recalling Brian Eno, Penguin Café Orchestra, Beta Band, Super Furries, Coil, Talk Talk, Harmonia and Boards Of Canada, amongst others.”