Boomkat Product Review:
Zaltan’s Antinote marks the label’s 5th anniversary of conception with 14 lush and sun-dazed exclusives from roster old and new.
Since 2012 the label has become a go-to source for more wayward, psychedelic strains of house, boogie and raw lo-fi electronics, gathering a loose gaggle of like-minded but respectively idiosyncratic producers to a common cause; making the dancefloor trippy again.
Fittingly the set includes a properly enigmatic number from Iueke - whose discovery of archival early ‘90s Tapes was the label’s first release - relinquishing the kliller reggaeton-techno jag of Giza here, along with more effervescent interventions such as Dominique Dumont’s seductively curled
+371 and the Wally Badarou vibings on Market Session from another label regular, D.K.
You’ll also find a few new additions to the label in the low key mystery of Rafael Top-Secret’s Maurilia, which sounds like something from a late ‘80s Belgian tape compilation, and likewise Natsukashii with the melt-on-mind ambient pop of 芝生の上に, and The Simplists’ hazy H-pop in Ambiance 9.
But if you want dancefloor bullets, run straight for the sylvan electro swing of 03 23 (Notte) from Leonardo Martello, whose Menti Single remains a peak of the label’s efforts, and also to Toulouse Low Trax’ muscular, churning Raut, playing addendum to his killer trio of 12”s for the label.
To another five years!