Boomkat Product Review:
Already garnering much attention for a handful of releases on Soma and the Vakant imprint, Alex Smoke’s debut album has been much anticipated by lovers of the dancefloor’s deeper edges. Finding a point where electronic traditions intersect with Techno and House structures, “Incommunicado” veers from bass-heavy trawls through slow motion techno through to string-laden slivers of ambience, dubwise steppas and all-round microscopic house hiccups. Smoke cites his influences as Matthew Dear, Ricardo Villalobos, Luciano and Lawrence – if you’re into their sound you’ll no doubt find this a worthy addition to an ever growing cannon of solid glitched-up tools for the floor. Good stuff.