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AISHA DEVI - Hakken Dub / Throat Dub (w/ Hieroglyphic Being / IVVVO Mixes), Danse Noire
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AISHA DEVI

Hakken Dub / Throat Dub (w/ Hieroglyphic Being / IVVVO Mixes)

Danse Noire

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: DN004

Aïsha Devi's Danse Noire label really comes into its own with these wild gabber and throat music incursions backed by equally freaked Hieroglyphic Being and IVVVO remixes. Her 'Hakkan Dub' takes the form of dub-spattered drums and blitzkreig kicks haunted by harpy vocals, whereas 'Throat Dub' hollows-out and manipulates the ever-effective sound of Mongolian (?) throat singers for nine minutes of arresting drones. Flipside IVVVO ices 'Hakkan Dub' to a cavernous EBM thump sounding like some lost cut from the Caustic Window sessions, and Jamal Moss gives 'Throat Dub' a squashed, Afro-centric re-wriggle.
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AISHA DEVI - Hakken Dub / Throat Dub (w/ Hieroglyphic Being / IVVVO Mixes), Danse Noire
DEGO - Nuts!, Blueberry Records
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DEGO

Nuts!

Blueberry Records

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: BBR005

The legend unfurls three broken beat beauties for Falty DL's Blueberry Records, backed with the label boss' rework. Hot on the heels of his Dego and Kaidi 12", a reissue of his Cousin Cockroach classic 'This Ain't Tom 'N Jerry', and his Theo Parrish hook-up, 'Just Begin', Dego's arguably on classic form right now, turning out the swinging budge of 'Nuts!' and the fluid electro-funk of 'Could Murder A Burger' on top, and the shadier, seductive shuffle of 'Celestian Ditton' on the flip. Falty DL remixes the latter with his signature sense of space and intricate rhythm mechanics, and even a dash of jazzy scat, causing Dego to exclaim "The force is strong with this one…".
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DEGO - Nuts!, Blueberry Records
HOLLY HERNDON - Body Sound, Infinite Greyscale
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HOLLY HERNDON

Body Sound

Infinite Greyscale

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: IGR04

'Body Sound' is a dynamic collaboration from sound artist Holly Herndon and dancer/choreographer Cauahtemoc Peranda, composed and performed at Stanford University's famous CCRMA. Using Peranda's body as a voice, Herndon maps and spatialises a kinaesthetic grammar of stomping feet and flying limbs punctuated by shuddering shockwaves and wrenched gasps. Like her previous work with vocals and laptops, 'Body Sound' is a unique duet between the corporeal and the computerised, a unique, abstracted expression of the relationship between digitised dynamics and physical movement which should spark the imagination of any forward-looking dance music fans and electronic connoisseurs.
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HOLLY HERNDON - Body Sound, Infinite Greyscale
DUAL ACTION - Sex Toys, HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS
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DUAL ACTION

Sex Toys

HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: HOS422

Dissociative drone techno enigmas from longtime Hospital Productions associate, Mathew Folden aka Dual Action. Preceding a reissue of Dual Action's sought-after debut, 'Auto Body' on Shifted's Avian label, we're privy to a private world of numb, throbbing techno and droning industrial darkwave in the schitzoid oscillations of 'Sex Toys', switching from sullen systolic pulses in 'Piston Grip' to swarming distortion and elegiac keys in 'Fuel Injection Father' and gloaming, marish scapes of ''Tire Prick' or the asphyxiated techno of 'Monoxide Mother'.
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INKKE - Crystal Children - EP, Local Action
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INKKE

Crystal Children - EP

Local Action

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GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: 3700551763078

Glasgow's highly-touted beat builder debuts on Local Action with a killer EP reinforced by Gage and JT The Goon remixes. Since first appearing on Big Dada's Grime 2.0 collection, he's dropped the unique beat suite 'Faded With Da Kittens' for Astral Black and remixed DJ Q's 'Trust Again', synthesising a unique mix of grime, fluoro/sino folk melody and moody technoid pads. 'Crystal Children' gives up his best work to date, including the bubbling grime-techno of 'Zen' and balance of pounding subs with delicate hooks in 'Thinkk Star', whilst the subtler sweetness of 'Daisy Chain's sino-fol… Read more
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INKKE - Crystal Children - EP, Local Action
DALE CORNISH - Xeric, ENTR'ACTE
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DALE CORNISH

Xeric

ENTR'ACTE

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: E171

Londoner Dale Cornish's 3rd album for Entr'acte further explores the questions of a/rhythm, space, silence and perception of pulse/percussive gestures initiated with the acclaimed 2012 album, 'Glacial'. Five tracks toy with our sense of rhythmic anticipation and spatial awareness in oblique, minimalist structures at once recalling the percussive meters of Phork's experiments for NNA Tapes, Mark Fell, or Nicola Ratti and Seth Nehil for Senufo Editions, and the precise use of space and timbre in records by Mika Vainio's Ø project or The Automatics Group. Yet for any connotations of cold austeri… Read more
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DALE CORNISH - Xeric, ENTR'ACTE
THE BUG - Void feat. Liz Harris / Function feat. Manga, Ninja Tune
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THE BUG

Void feat. Liz Harris / Function feat. Manga

Ninja Tune

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: ZENDNL211T

The Bug distills the dark/light dichotomy of eagerly awaited album 4th album, 'Angels & Devils' in two choice pieces featuring Liz Harris (Grouper) and Roll Deep's MC Manga. After teasing us with mention of her contribution ages ago, the Liz Harris hook-up is worth the weight, perfusing heavenly vocal thru dense clouds of white noise and trill 808 to sound like what Massive Attack should have been doing by now. 'Function' on the other hand, is a brassy dancehall plough wreaking havoc with bellicose stabs and barely-harnessed drum machine chaos. Big sound.
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LUNICE - Can't Wait To, LuckyMe
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LUNICE

Can't Wait To

LuckyMe

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: LM026

Montreal's finest new beat builder in full effect on LuckyMe. Away from his TNGHT bro, HudMo, Lunice plays out a more concentrated, shark-eyed style nodding to darkside Chicago drill instrumentals and the more playful strains of Montreal's wayward electronic music scene.
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AIRHEAD - Believe EP, 1-800-Dinosaur
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AIRHEAD

Believe EP

1-800-Dinosaur

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: 3610157543496

The 1-800 Dinosaur label drop different, deadly styles from Airhead. Rather than his sweeter constructions, here we hear a side of Airhead we always suspected was lying in wait for the dancefloor. A-side heaves out the massive mid-tempo house bomb 'Believe' with its motivational lyrics matched by propulsive subs, beside the screwed hip-hop breaks of 'Shekure'. B-side brings it grimy with the Jon E Cash style string slashes and smashed drums of 'Shirin', and the warped swagger of his Arca-like 'Hundred Years'. Surefire tip!
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FOUR TET - Beautiful Rewind Remixes, Text Records
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FOUR TET

Beautiful Rewind Remixes

Text Records

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: 5051142096937

Jay Daniel, Seven davis Jr and Ph0t0machine put a new spin on Four Tet's 'Beautiful Rewind' album tracks. Detroit's yung wunderkind, Jay Daniel rides roughshod drum machine rhythms, dissolving keys and field recordings of birdsong over a sublime rework of 'Aerial'; Seven Davis Jr nimbly tweaks Buchla' into a skipping, floating garage-house groove, and Ph0t0machine gives 'Crush' a mercurial electro-techno momentum.
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EMMA TRICCA - Relic, Finders Keepers Records
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EMMA TRICCA

Relic

Finders Keepers Records

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FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: 017EGGSDL

"The Giallo princess returns. Raised into a unique pop-cultural landscape surrounded by Giallo comic books, whistling Morricone film scores, vibrant religious imagery and expensive furniture design, Italian born Emma Tricca’s childhood playground formed a very different backdrop to that of the many whispery femme-folk revivalists that have popped up and pooped-out over the last hum-strummed decade. Emma Tricca didn’t fall into a comfy kaftan via her parents’ bottle fed record collection during her pre-paid college off-years nor was she torn out of a style mag via a few guitar lessons to decora… Read more
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EMMA TRICCA - Relic, Finders Keepers Records
FACTA - Montpelier EP, Badimup

FACTA

Montpelier EP

Badimup

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GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: BDMUP005

Killer 2013 debut from Bristol's Facta for fans of Beneath, Rhythmic Theory, Gage, Neana. Check for the rugged grime-techno rolige of 'Montpelier', the coiled torque of 'Kobra', and Kryptic Minds-like dread skank, 'Upsetter'.
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FORM A LOG - For the Record, Bathetic Records
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FORM A LOG

For the Record

Bathetic Records

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: BATH096

**Cut-up, sampledelic collage from' Container and co aka Form A Log** "We reside on a planet, in a time, where it feels as though nearly every avenue, artistically, has been explored. But every now and again, and artist or group of artists comes along and shakes things up, breaks in new ground, and allows a different view of the art at hand. Form A Log‘s members’ (Ren Schofield, Noah Anthony, and Rick Weaver) projects, such as God Willing, Container, Profligate, The New Flesh, and Dinner Music have been highly revered over the years for their ability to stand out from the crowd. Form A… Read more
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FORM A LOG - For the Record, Bathetic Records
FJAAK - Don't Leave Me / Plan A, 50 WEAPONS
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FJAAK

Don't Leave Me / Plan A

50 WEAPONS

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: 50WXTR02

Hefty big room techno trax from a new trio dug out by Modeselektor's 50 Weapons. No messing on either side: 'Don't Leave Me' thinks big with slamming kicks, slicing hi-hats and roof-raising filtered chords; 'Plan A' tucks into a more aerodynamic, Hood-style techno formation.
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DVA DAMAS - Nightshade, DOWNWARDS
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DVA DAMAS

Nightshade

DOWNWARDS

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INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: DNDD01

LA's Dva Damas follow up that killer 10" on Downwards' DO series with a debut album of swaggering songs for serial killers and rogue souls. 'Nightshade' blends the same traces of Morricone's western themes often adopted by Monte Cazazza, with a stripped down gothdub approach and the kind of noirish, druggy '50s intrigue felt in Lynch classics, resulting a sinister, creepy and hip-driving sorta sawdust-and-shots backwater bar vibe. You could imagine these songs played by the duo of Taylor Burch and Joseph Cocherell from behind chicken wire to a crowd of disinterested loggers and hep kids cra… Read more
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DVA DAMAS - Nightshade, DOWNWARDS
MOGWAI - Come On Die Young (Deluxe Edition), Chemikal Underground Records
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MOGWAI

Come On Die Young (Deluxe Edition)

Chemikal Underground Records

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INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: CHEM133DD

*Double disc edition featuring a bonus disc of 15 previously unreleased, rare and collectable outtakes from the recording sessions* ‘Come On Die Young’ was - and remains - a hugely accomplished, elegant and important album, setting a benchmark for the fierce intelligence that would characterise Mogwai’s future body of work. The reissue of ‘Come On Die Young’ - fifteen years after it originally hit the shelves - has been painstakingly put together by the band and label, unearthing more than an hour of bonus material. Previously unreleased racks are taken from the early Che… Read more
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MOGWAI - Come On Die Young (Deluxe Edition), Chemikal Underground Records
ULTRADEMON  - Voidic Charms, Coral Records Internazionale
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ULTRADEMON

Voidic Charms

Coral Records Internazionale

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: SPLASH010

The fella behind non-genre, Seapunk, yields a 2nd album of incisive, chimeric dance music as Ultrademon. It's a sly dissection of contemporary left-field tropes, rinsing and augmenting classic elements of rave, garage, Footwork-Jungle and tech-house to juxtapose mutant grooves as playful as they are sickly and unhinged.
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TRUSS - Splot, OUR CIRCULA SOUND
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TRUSS

Splot

OUR CIRCULA SOUND

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: OCS006

Heavy techno bangers from Truss and MPIA3 on Sigha's Our Circula Sound label. Truss kicks out the tuffened Birmingham styles of 'Splot' and a kinkier darkside roller 'Auden on the A-side; MPIA3 remixes Truss' 'Beacon' with a grungy, distorted wallop on the flip.
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BUDGIE - Budgie, Wildheart Recordings
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BUDGIE

Budgie

Wildheart Recordings

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BEATS / HIP HOP

Cat. Number: WHR003

London's Budgie breaks thru with a dope solo beat suite on Theo Parrish's Wildheart Recordings. Known for work with the likes of Action Bronson, J, Rocc and The Alchemist, Budgie brings a wealth of soulful experience to seven cuts spread out from the butter slyde of 'Once You Pop' to the Dilla-esque MPC strokes of 'The Only Power' and 'Clevage' and the big juicy highlight, a twinkle-toed boogie-soul bomb called 'Budgie's Groove'.
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WOO  - Magic In The Dark, Emotional Rescue
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WOO

Magic In The Dark

Emotional Rescue

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FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: ERC018

Review to follow shortly…
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SOFT AS SNOW - Glass Body, Houndstooth
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SOFT AS SNOW

Glass Body

Houndstooth

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: HTH022D

Houndstooth present their answer to The Knife in Norwegian duo Soft as Snow, backed with an remix from Old Apparatus' Asher Levitas. An experimental pop duo based in Oslo, they arrive at an emotive Scando-pop style on 'Glass Body' after years collaborating in art projects and even starting their own "utopic" art and music festival in a Swedish forest. Their sound is a dramatic and passionate brand of technoid wave-pop, inescapably comparable with the Dreijer siblings or even Grimes, but also sharing moody, synthetic similarities with the likes of Sand Circles, Frak or 1991 thanks to thei… Read more
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SOFT AS SNOW - Glass Body, Houndstooth
PRINS THOMAS - Apne Slusa (Plus Ep), Rett I Fletta

PRINS THOMAS

Apne Slusa (Plus Ep)

Rett I Fletta

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DISCO / BOOGIE / FUNK

Cat. Number: 0827170444287

2nd of two new 12"s from Prins Thomas' new label Rett | Fletta. And who better to steer the wheel than the Prins hisself, who spins out the kaleidoscopic "tekno/ikje tekno" or "techno not techno" groove 'Åpne Slusa (Lang Versjon)' uptown, backed with the ill acid jacker 'Åkken e det du snåfse ått?' and dry disco rhythm 'Slufsa', plus Margot's strobing psychedelic techno revision of 'Åpne Slusa'.
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JONWAYNE - Cassette On Vinyl, Stones Throw
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JONWAYNE

Cassette On Vinyl

Stones Throw

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BEATS / HIP HOP

Cat. Number: STH2345

Collecting the best of Jonwayne's cassette series loaded with his Doom-style bars and wicked production from Jeremiah Jae.
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WILLIAM ONYEABOR - World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? (Deluxe Edition), LUAKA BOP
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WILLIAM ONYEABOR

World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? (Deluxe Edition)

LUAKA BOP

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WORLD

Cat. Number: 80899007931

**Deluxe edition including 4 digitally exclusive bonus tracks.** Gobsmacking anthology of prescient and super hard-to-find Nigerian disco by the fascinating and enigmatic William Onyeabor. It's the first ever fully licensed collection of Onyeabor's deeply infectious sounds, drawn from a string of eight LPs privately issued on his Wilfilms imprint between 1977-1985, all brimming with a genuinely joyful energy, sophisticated cool and synthetic sensuality. Nodding at once to West African disco and Afrobeat, the futurist funk of P… Read more
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WILLIAM ONYEABOR - World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? (Deluxe Edition), LUAKA BOP
GENERATION 83 - Bellissimo, ITALIAN RECORDS

GENERATION 83

Bellissimo

ITALIAN RECORDS

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DISCO / BOOGIE / FUNK

Cat. Number: EXIT0001

Leo Mas & Fabrice give the legendary Italian Records a stylish update as Generation 83. Both sides are bombs: the original 'Bellissimo' puckers up and rolls out massive bass arpeggio, cowbells and strafing synth pads to irresistible effect; the B-side dub instrumental is much darker, droning and deadly. T
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JASPER JAMES - Sneaky, Optimo Trax
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JASPER JAMES

Sneaky

Optimo Trax

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: OT009

Class debut from one of Glasgow's hottest tips, launched on Optimo Trax. The progeny of Subclub/Subculture's Harri, Jasper cut his teeth DJing in the southside Glasgow institution before progressing to production with a very healthy knowledge of house and techno thanks to his dad's record collection. On the 'Sneaky EP' we hear classic '90s & '00s house influences filtered with a younger energy and swagger from the Mood II Swing style funk of 'Sneaky' to the Carl Craigstyle synth drama of 'Listen To My Buttons' and the Beltram/Reese-informed rave techno of 'V-moog'. Cannily, his dad Harri's Hillhead Young Team duo with Esa give the latter a fruitier boost.
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JASPER JAMES - Sneaky, Optimo Trax
VARIOUS - Om Unit Presents: Cosmology, Cosmic Bridge Records
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VARIOUS

Om Unit Presents: Cosmology

Cosmic Bridge Records

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GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: CBR009

Om Unit intersects a critical nexus of modern UK sound system music from himself, Kromestar, EAN, Boxcutter, and Danny Scrilla. From the top Om Unit goes in with the Footwork-Jungle flex of 'Nuff Music' alongside Moresounds, and dappy digi-dub in 'Gentrification' alongside Danny Scrilla, who also knocks up the slowfast artillery of 'X (VIP)' and the slyding grimy square waves of 'Geometry' alongside Moresounds. Kromestar comes with the chromed-up funk of 'V7STX', Boxcutter does his astro-physicist jazz-funk thing with 'Active Transformation' featuring Star Fu, and former Various Production figure EAN gets off on a future gangsta hardstep tip.
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VARIOUS - Om Unit Presents: Cosmology, Cosmic Bridge Records
L/F/D/M - LHF 3, Clan Destine Records
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L/F/D/M

LHF 3

Clan Destine Records

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: CDR-12-008

Hot on the heels of his Bronze Teeth 12" with Dom Butler, L/F/D/M takes to Glasgow's Clan Destine label for 'LHF3'. Four track explore elastic ground between mellow Tin Man style acid on the title cut thru to murkier acid styles reminding of Acido and Busen in 'After Circle' and 'PROX' via the industrial funk grind of 'Ad Reinhardt'.
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VOIRON - RN12 91 EP, ONE EYED JACKS
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VOIRON

RN12 91 EP

ONE EYED JACKS

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: EYED007

Piquant electro-techno from France's Voiron, including more exotic remixes by Portuguese producers Violet and Pal+. The hardstyle-d chicanery of 'Hardchore' opens for the Automat-like electro-acid of 'Harlem Juno Shake' and a Stingray-ready electro-techno ace, 'RN12 91'. One-Eyed jackers Violet and Pal+ bring up the rear with syncopated machine grooves, humid strings and tribal acid vibes.
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TALLESEN - Strike Silver, Love Green, Software Recording Co.
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TALLESEN

Strike Silver, Love Green

Software Recording Co.

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INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: SFT0508

Mysterious, heady ambient groove from New York's Tallesen on OPN's Software Recording Co. With bot all bar his soundcloud page for background, we're left with the aesthetics and curious emotions of 'Strike Silver, Love Green', meshing out a sound somehwere between K. Leimer's new age prototypes, the melancholic melodies of Plaid, and the queered, smudgy arrangements of Tri Angle's Boothroyd.
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