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Monday, 29 September

SOTE - Architectonic, MORPHINE

SOTE

Architectonic

MORPHINE

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: DOSER024LP

Morphine present a very welcome, if unexpected, return from Sote, an American-based Iranian artist who delivered one of Warp's most interesting releases of the '00s with 'Electric Deaf'. We've spoken previously about our fascination with hi-end Middle Eastern electronics and Sote would fall well in that category with these complex, super-dynamic projections gleaned from a range of synthesis techniques. We won't bore you with the finer details - google it if you're bothered - but can tell you there's some dazzling work here; a hyperkinetic rush of trance-inducing tones and completely unstable, cha… Read more
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SOTE - Architectonic, MORPHINE
JOE SMOOTH - The Complete "Promised Land", Trax Records

JOE SMOOTH

The Complete "Promised Land"

Trax Records

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: SMOOTH001

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MIKE PARKER - Lustration (Edit Select / Cassegrain / Svreca Remixes), PROLOGUE
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GUNNAR HASLAM - Ataxia No Logos, Delsin Records

GUNNAR HASLAM

Ataxia No Logos

Delsin Records

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: DSRC1

Pumping four-track session from L.I.E.S. cadet, Gunnar Haslam, for Delsin. Freeform house music in four parts, rolling from the spare, corrugated groove and icy, awning atmospheres of 'Corridor Metaphysics' to grittier techno-house roil in 'Ataxia No Logos', and over thru the dub-smudged jazzy breakbeat twist and aerial drones of 'Dunsinane Hill' to a pumping dub techno motor, 'Discrete Markov Dub'. Crucially, it's all got that right balance of fizzing grit and weight where it matters.
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ERIC BELL - Your Love, Trax Records

ERIC BELL

Your Love

Trax Records

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: TX139

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RøDHåD - Haumea, TOKEN

RøDHåD

Haumea

TOKEN

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: TOKEN47

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DRVG CVLTVRE - Night Time Is The Right Time, Permanent Vacation

DRVG CVLTVRE

Night Time Is The Right Time

Permanent Vacation

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: PERMVAC129-1

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VARIOUS / OTHER PEOPLE - Work, Other People
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VARIOUS / OTHER PEOPLE

Work

Other People

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: 3610157502684

Nicolas Jaar's Other People celebrate a year in the game with a smart collection of unreleased music by Powell, Ancient Astronaut, Jelinek, Darkside, Visuals, and more. The obvious highlight is Powell's sly rework of Ancient Astronaut, launching from a fragment of 'SCSS' into a slicing, frothing industrial cut-up as only he does. It stands out like a sore thumb against the rest of the field, such as Visuals' dusty indie country in 'A Pixel', the lo-slung indie-disco of 'Gone Too Soon' from darkside, or Jan Jelinek's crafty deconstruction of Ancient Astronaut's 'B2'.
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PAUL WHITE - Shaker Notes, R&S Records
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PAUL WHITE

Shaker Notes

R&S Records

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: RS1410D

Kaleidoscopic styles from Paul White on his excellent album debut for R&S. With 'Shaker Notes' he swaps his hip hop garb for a psych dashiki - most literally on the album sleeve, and metaphorically speaking thru his worldly palette of jazz-wise, Afro-centric instrumentation and 4th world electronic tones. With many other producers that transition could be tragic, but White pulls it off with aplomb, much like his former One-Handed Music label-mate, Bullion's entirely successful switch from beats to luscious pop psychedelia. His production is totally prime, juggling live and programmed dru… Read more
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PAUL WHITE - Shaker Notes, R&S Records
UGANDAN METHODS & PRURIENT - Dial B for Beauty, DOWNWARDS
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UGANDAN METHODS & PRURIENT

Dial B for Beauty

DOWNWARDS

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INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: DNUM01

Regis and Ancient Methods augment their deadly Ugandan Methods duo with vocals from Prurient on 'Dial B For Beauty' - and it's quite the tantalising prospect. Two years since 'A Cold Retreat' (2012) for Boomkat Editions, UM release the beast in four break-bone techno assaults furnished with Prurient's sharp, visceral holler. On 'Call1' he's in a proper firey mood over pitching war drums, whereas in 'Call 3' he's used as a looming presence akin to 'You Show Great Spirit' over a proper Berlin techno drill. He's further into the murk on ''Call 4' over CUB-style breakbeat … Read more
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UGANDAN METHODS & PRURIENT - Dial B for Beauty, DOWNWARDS
TREVINO - Trevino EP01, Birdie
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TREVINO

Trevino EP01

Birdie

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: BIRDIE001

First release on the new label from Marcus Kaye aka Marcus Intalex aka Trevino.
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BOOTHROYD - Idle Hours, Tri Angle Records
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BOOTHROYD

Idle Hours

Tri Angle Records

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: TRIANGLE28D

Boothroyd serves one of the most striking debuts on Tri Angle with 'Idle Hours'. Hailing from sunny North Manchester but now defected to London, Boothroyd's music is a slyly ambiguous, 'marishly-warped mesh of lo-fi samples strung together with a deceptively grand plan. Like the mutant, half-finished offspring of Coil and Lars Holdhus, it occupies a uniquely detached space in the peripheries of modern composition, vapour wave and ambient pop, scuttling between heart-racing peaks and petrified electronica like some fractal distillation of darkweb's babylonian data flux and the stark numbness… Read more
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BOOTHROYD - Idle Hours, Tri Angle Records
SILENT SERVANT / BROKEN ENGLISH CLUB - Violence And Divinity, Cititrax
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SILENT SERVANT / BROKEN ENGLISH CLUB

Violence And Divinity

Cititrax

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: CITI014

Silent Servant and Oliver Ho's Broken English Club pay tribute to coldwave, J.G. Ballard and Lady Di with four deep techno wounds for Minimal Wave's Cititrax sublabel. Prowling across the front, Silent Servant yields the pelvic funk and blank-eyed vocals of 'Speed and Violence', primed for 3am autobahn missions and bloody noses, beside the tangled EBM muscle and metal of 'Cut Unconscious' - both outstanding pieces of work. On the turn, Ho's Broken English Club straps up a sorta proto New Beat swagger with 'Divinity', and the numbed, nary-give-a-f**k roil ov 'Delays'. Recommended.
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SILENT SERVANT / BROKEN ENGLISH CLUB - Violence And Divinity, Cititrax
VARIOUS - Kollektion 01 - Sky Records (Part One), Bureau B

VARIOUS

Kollektion 01 - Sky Records (Part One)

Bureau B

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: BB185A

*Part One of Two* Stereolab's erstwhile mastermind Tim Gane has the honour of being first to dive into Sky Records' legendary krautrock catalogue to curate Kollektion 01. Inarguably the flagship model for 1970's krautrock, Sky Records was home to practically everyone in the scene, hence their vaults swell with classics for Tim to pick from, resulting a 17-track session spanning work from the Moebius/Roedelis/Eno/Cluster/Conny Plank axis alongside cherry-picked zingers by Asmus Tietchens, Riechmann, Günter Schickert.
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KODE9 & THE SPACEAPE - Killing Season EP, Hyperdub
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KODE9 & THE SPACEAPE

Killing Season EP

Hyperdub

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GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: HYP012

The Hyperdub capo and his dread spar at their best on 'Killing Season' - their first joint release since 2011's 'Otherman'. Strikingly, it reveals The Space Ape at his most honest, both lyrically and aesthetically, with sparing use of effects and pitching sharpening his position over whipsmart drill snares and depth charge subs in 'Chasing A Beast', or eerily panned and centred around the coil groove and drones of 'Devil Is A Liar'. In 'Heart' he's heard lucid amidst recursive echoes and skittish hi-hat patter, whilst the beatless 'Pictures On The Wall' could almost be one o… Read more
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KODE9 & THE SPACEAPE - Killing Season EP, Hyperdub
KIM HIORTHøY - Dogs, Smalltown Supersound
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KIM HIORTHøY

Dogs

Smalltown Supersound

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: STS206D

Kim Hiorthøy returns with his first new album in almost 8 years with the excellent 'Dogs'. This time round Hiorthøy has stripped everything down to a minimum, and gone to the core of his characteristic sound. The album consists of mostly just piano and ambience with some beats, and on some tracks the occasional synth. Dogs is his purest and most beautiful album. Hiorthøy cites Jan Johansson as an inspiration, but says the music is still anchored in early hip-hop, sample-based music (though there are no samples on Dogs), and even the simple, cheesy melodies of some 90s rave tracks. That said, D… Read more
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KIM HIORTHøY - Dogs, Smalltown Supersound
MICKEY PEARCE - Instructions EP, 81
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MICKEY PEARCE

Instructions EP

81

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: PMAWS001

Mickey Pearce comes to freak the dance on Loefah's 81 label. The 'Instructions' EP picks up where his 'Up West' beat tape from early '14 left off, giving a vinyl life to the coiled machine groove and lurid, spattered melody of that session's 'Instructions' beside the moody tattoo of 'Jam 01' on the A-side. Flip it, you'll find an even weirder wriggler in the reversed loops and drily skewed thwack of 'Loop For D', whilst 'Jersey' shakes out a misshaped take on US and UK club styles with skeletal groove punctuated by detuned growls, steam-engine parps and wry electronics. Go figure. It's a mad 'un.
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MICKEY PEARCE - Instructions EP, 81
LAPS - Ladies As Pimps EP, Clan Destine Records
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LAPS

Ladies As Pimps EP

Clan Destine Records

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INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: CDR-12-010

This is so ace - and another example of why everyone envies Scotland, and Glasgow in particula - Laps are a mysterious and achingly cool duo who sound like the mutant siblings of Saâda Bonaire. Their 'Ladies As Pimps' EP stalks well-trodden yet timeless styles with serious attitude and allure, bringing members of Golden Teacher and the Green Door Studios gang to abet their salacious grooves between the louche ESG dip of 'Dirty Guys Dirty Corners' thru the Peaking Lights-like dub-pop lope of 'All The Kids' and the Glas-cago swagger-jack of Mojo', to blown-out Thought Broadcast meets Ecto… Read more
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LAPS - Ladies As Pimps EP, Clan Destine Records
HUDSON MOHAWKE - Chimes, Warp Records
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HUDSON MOHAWKE

Chimes

Warp Records

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BEATS / HIP HOP

Cat. Number: WAP370D

Hud Mo brings a rambunctious, hyper-coloured sound to 'Chimes'. Currently soundtracking an Apple advert, the lead cut flips the switch between airborne arpeggios and chest-puffing brass vamps inna Drill style we could easily imagine Kanye romping over. He's equally impressive when leaving the beats behind too, as with the wobbly kosmische flash of 'Brainwave', whilst 'King Kong Beaver' brings back the funk showmanship with flamboyant chops and the nuttiest drums. For the insatiable, there's also a rushin' junglist trap remix by Gammer.
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THE STRANGER - Bleaklow (Remastered), History Always Favours The Winners
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THE STRANGER

Bleaklow (Remastered)

History Always Favours The Winners

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: HAFTW016

*Fully remastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy* One of the most destitute and absorbing albums in Leyland Kirby’s canon is finally given a much needed vinyl pressing, following on from its initial CD release 6 years ago. ‘Bleaklow’ is harrowing from the start, the opening "Something To Do With Death” reverberating dread via layers of unstable, radiant drones punctuated with pained, hi-pitched howls that cut through the mix with violent intent. ’Solemn Dedication’ adds percussion to the mix and sits somewhere between classic John Carpenter and Nate Young, but it’s on 'Indefinite Rid… Read more
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THE STRANGER - Bleaklow (Remastered), History Always Favours The Winners
WEBSTARR - Aegrus / Clocked, Mistry
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WEBSTARR

Aegrus / Clocked

Mistry

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: MISTY002

Nexx up on Beneath's excellent Mistry label: Hull-based producer, Webstarr with the technoid hydraulics of 'Aegrus' b/w a new Chevel remix. Last spotted in Beneath's RA. 407 mix, the title tune strikes a mid-ground between tribalised, bass-heavy rufige and insectoid minimal techno - all bashy kicks and depth charge subs crawling with itchy crack bugs. The dancefloor lizards will come out to play for this. B-side, Italian producer, Chevel (Enclav/Stroboscopic Artefacts) trims back the drums, leaving acres of icy space around ricocheting snares and hi-hats buoyed up by dread subs in the re… Read more
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WEBSTARR - Aegrus / Clocked, Mistry
RANDOMER - We Laugh, We Scream, Hemlock Recordings
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RANDOMER

We Laugh, We Scream

Hemlock Recordings

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: HEK018

Randomer returns to Hemlock on a rampant acid breakbeat tip. The label's latest recruit and North London resident has honed his sound to punchily aggressive impact, swangin' out with masticated 303 lines, roiling breaks and ruddy samples on 'We Laugh, We Scream', before launching the reduced martial flex of 'Nar' with its grimy strings and wide-ass bass on the B-side, next to the Dillinja-style bass threshold distortion and Breaks-style flow of 'Freak Dub'.
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ANSTAM - Names, Monkeytown Records
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ANSTAM

Names

Monkeytown Records

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: MTR050D

Anstam veers into vaulted prog-pop territory on his 3rd album, 'Names', for Monkeytown. The knotted, fractured rhythms and hi-gloss techno surfaces are all still in place, but now augmented by his vocals placing him closer to the likes of Rudi Zygadlo or his label bosses, Modeselektor.
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STEWART WALKER - Ivory Tower Broadcast, Mundo Recordings
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STEWART WALKER

Ivory Tower Broadcast

Mundo Recordings

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: MUNDO002

"Stewart Walker returns with his new album release Ivory Tower Broadcast. A quarter century of the same drum machines and basslines turned future music into golden oldies. Visionaries don't make techno based on particular instruments but a set of techniques which can dilate time, implode sound, and confound expectation. Stewart Walker returns after a six-year retreat to bring his own future sound with Ivory Tower Broadcast. The Ivory Tower refers to a cloistered and elitist mental space removed from practical considerations and criticism. It's a perfect metaphor for a music … Read more
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STEWART WALKER - Ivory Tower Broadcast, Mundo Recordings
DAEDELUS - The Light Brigade, Brainfeeder
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DAEDELUS

The Light Brigade

Brainfeeder

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: BFDNL048

"Like his mythological namesake, Daedelus – otherwise known as Alfred Darlington – is an inventor, a creator of sonic labyrinths combining sounds from an eclectic palette into an innovative genre all his own. With The Light Brigade, Daedelus returns to Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder, a fitting home for the Los Angeles electronic pioneer. A successor to his 2009 Righteous Fists of Harmony (an EP inspired by the Boxer Rebellion), The Light Brigade recalls the Crimean war of 1853-56. The music was written and recorded before the recent troubles broke out in that region, a turn of events which… Read more
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DAEDELUS - The Light Brigade, Brainfeeder
SINOIA CAVES - Beyond The Black Rainbow: Original Soundtrack, Jagjaguwar
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SINOIA CAVES

Beyond The Black Rainbow: Original Soundtrack

Jagjaguwar

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EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: JAG253LP

"Jagjaguwar & Death Waltz Recording Company are proud and excited to release a true masterpiece into the world with the soundtrack to Panos Cosmatos' BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW. Posited as a "lost film" of the 1980s, the picture is inspired by classic dystopian fiction and the obscure SF movies one used to see lining the shelves of the local video store. As such, the brilliant soundtrack blends seamlessly amongst its influences; Tangerine Dream, Wendy Carlos, and of course John Carpenter, with the latter's mark heard on the oppressive synth percussion of t… Read more
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SINOIA CAVES - Beyond The Black Rainbow: Original Soundtrack, Jagjaguwar
WILLIE BURNS - I Wanna Love You, Hot Haus Recs
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WILLIE BURNS

I Wanna Love You

Hot Haus Recs

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: HOTSHIT012

Hot Haus Recs right on the money with Willie Burns' deep garage-pop massage, 'I Wanna Love You'. From the top, this is inarguably Burns' strongest 12" to date, bubbling up with the lip-bitingly effective garage minimalism of 'I Wanna Love You' - (1 x M1 hook) + (1 x killer vocal stab) + kinkiest kick/clap/hi-hat = 1 x proper anthem - and cooling down with the gauzy drift of 'Even If It Takes All Night', backed with the strobing disco chin-chewer 'Everybody Everybody', and a proper hot-bodied tribalism 'Picking Up Promises'. Bigga Tip!
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CLOSE & SECOND STOREY - No Love Lost (w/ Seven Davis Jnr Remix), AUS Music
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CLOSE & SECOND STOREY

No Love Lost (w/ Seven Davis Jnr Remix)

AUS Music

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: AUS1467

Bolder new styles from Will Saul aka Close, and Second Storey fka Al Tourettes, backed up with remix by Seven Davis Jr. 'No Love Lost' is a surprise deviation into different tempos than usual for Aus Music, tackling a sort of dreamy post-punk pop and halfstep D&B hybrid in 'No Love Lost' featuring Morcheeba-like vox by Kid A, plus instrumental, slo-mo electronica in 'Lacuna Slide', and techier swing moves in 'WAL'. Seven Davis Jr provides some relief for spun-out house heads with a more conventional, uptempo house rework of 'No Love Lost'.
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MARQUIS HAWKES - Maladaptive Brain Dysfuction, Creme Organization
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MARQUIS HAWKES

Maladaptive Brain Dysfuction

Creme Organization

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Cat. Number: CREME12-76

Ghetto don Marquis Hawkes continues to flirt with Dutch labels following his stack of classics for Glasgow's Dixon Avenue Basement Jams and Clone's Jack For Daze series. He's already won with the opening track's hybrid of jacking house and the spine-tingling bell synths from Origin Unknown's jungle classic, 'Valley Of The Shadows', and then gets freakier still with the purple house screw of 'Prince Among Men', plus a chewy acid jam called 'Acid Sofa', and some of dat knackered box business in 'October Blues'.
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MARCELUS - Shine, Tresor Records
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MARCELUS

Shine

Tresor Records

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: TRESOR269

Strongback techno from a spearhead of the new French techno wave for Berlin's Tresor. 'Red Dance' runs ruffshod with clattering drums and guttural bass shift yoked to a tight, driving momentum; 'Worship The Bass' brings a grittier Chicago-style buck; 'Shine' dices with trippier, hypnotic dubbing, cutting the kick drum anchor before drifting into the celestial ambient space of 'Astral'.
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