Crispy and trippy electro/B-more breaks and Batucada rhythms from K-Lone for the Wisdom Teeth label he runs with Facta
Strong stuff end to end, rolling out in a fine declension of pressure between the fiercely sharp, whirring electro-breaks mechanics of ‘Sine Language’ and the slinky belly tuck and swivel of ‘Batucada’, to go super minimal and hypnotic with the mercurial flow of ‘Missed Calls’, and the pastoral dub of ‘Bells’.
Cranky dancefloor mechanics from StabUdown Productions, Facta, Kreggo and Piezo, squaring up the first multi artist compilation on the latter’s ANSIA label
Jimmy Donadio aka Prostitutes aka StabUdown Productions takes the lead with the grimy rigour of ‘FyeRRR!’, with brute drums and stabbed-in samples coming off like Novo Line doing 8-bar. Piezo follows with the scratching, spitting industrial funk rhythms of ‘OiOiOi’, whereas Kreggo swangs out with the pendulous electro of ‘Ligeti’, and Facta slows it down for the wobbly strutter, ‘Not Now’.
Basses Terres make incursions on rugged psychedelic dance terrain for Brothers From Different Mothers, with results landing somewhere between the 3rd eyes of Black Zone Myth Chant, Ramzi and Low Jack
The 6-track ‘Naked Light’ EP is a salty appetiser for Basses Terres’ follow-up to the well received ‘Counting Pulsations’  album. In low-key, slunky style it snakes from the grotty but jazzy sweat lodge bends of ‘Wilfred Doricent’ at the front, thru the windswept electronics of ‘665 Moths’, and the pensive, pendulous electro of ‘Hewbi No Tori’, into a sort of sludgy dancehall crouch with ‘Deliæ’, before the wind meditation ‘Yoru No Satori’ featuring Mika Oki cleanses the palette for the spirit-refreshing splash and head-kissing pads of ‘Sentiment Océanique’.
Debut volley of playfully fast and dizzy techno experiments from NYC’s Ben Ritz, razing out in space between DJ NJ Drone, Joe Coghill, and Bookworms
“Ritz understands the possibilities at high speeds, the point where the ceaseless and the subtle coalesce into a slamming cut. Over the course of five tracks, Ritz showcases his unique brand of high-tensile techno, a serrated alien funk that draws its propulsive energy from its intricate sense of spatial tension and sudden alterations of energy and groove.
A digger and a dancer at heart, Ritz’s work unites disparate histories to arrive at something that feels distinct and considered. Drawing energy and inspiration from his live sets, his studio practice pulls from these same deft switches in texture and tone, paralleled against relentless drum arrangements.
The end result, of course, always lands at a banging conclusion.”