Author Archive: Gwyn Thomas de Chroustchoff

A Sagittariun, The Jupiter Chronicles EP

A Sagittariun pushes the tempo on The Jupiter Chronicles EP, his first record since 2013’s Dream Ritual LP, with four brilliantly structured tracks expressing an expert appreciation for Detroit techno.

Dego And Kaidi, Dego And Kaidi

Breakbeat pioneers Dego & Kaidi provide four fingerwaggingly funky and achingly poignant tracks, with rhythms to bend you out of shape, and a cool, glowing soul that’s characteristic of Eglo’s sound.

Cooly G, Hold Me

Cooly G’s Hold Me is far more sweaty, in-your-face, and danceable than the spun-out shadow spaces of Playin’ Me

Boxcutter, Gnosis EP

The Gnosis EP, Boxcutter’s first solo release in nearly two years, finds the Irish producer offering a bevy of complex and diverse sounds flecked with footwork rhythms.

Floorplan, Phobia

Robert Hood’s Floorplan guise edges closer to the Detroit producer’s more austere side while delivering a whopping gospel-informed sound, as well.

Rhythmic Theory, Siren Song

Bristol’s anonymous techno guy drops another two self-released dirt tracks here, of good quality and familiar stock, pairing the kind of granulated drum machine noise that has been finding currency lately.

Pearson Sound, HES026

David Kennedy makes his triumphant return with HES026, drawing on his skill for spacious, innovative rhythms and sparse, starkly touching melodies for one of his most focused and effective records to date.

Don Froth, Reflexed EP

Don Froth revamps the title track of his Reflex EP, which failed to see vinyl release on UNO, with remixes by Anthony “Shake” Shakir and West Norwood Cassette Library’s Bob Bhamra.

Credit 00, Ice Cream

Ice Cream is a far more diverse, melodically accomplished, and rhythmically ensnaring set of tracks than Credit 00’s The Living Room Life EP of 2012, full of inventive rhythms and classic hardware sounds worked into brilliant forms.

Moiré, Rolx

Moiré’s instinctively urgent sequencing, micro-rhythmic obsession and control of an intoxicating array of denatured samples makes this EP a powerfully introspective investigation

Kode9, Xingfu Lu / Kan

XIngfu Lu / Kan, Hyperdub boss Steve Goodman’s first production outing since 2011, is as lone-standing as ever.

Sandrow M, Prayervan EP

Prayervan EP, a colorful and emotive four-track by Dresden’s Sandrow M, favors grinning, accessible tune-craft and a bright, clear directness.

Contakt, Nobody Else / Tessera 04

Icee Hot’s fourth release pairs original by Contakt from their NY sibling party, TURRBOTAX, with remixes by Robert Hood and their own Ghosts On Tape.

Call Super, The Present Tense

Houndstooth, a new label curated by Fabric and Rob Booth, launches interestingly with a versatile clutch of modern techno from the Berlin-based JR Seaton.

Outboxx, Jaded / Sunshine Mills

The quickly gaining steam Outboxx offer some of their most confident and anthemic material to date on the Sunshine Mills EP.

Ben UFO, Fabriclive 67

As a curatorial effort, Ben UFO’s Fabriclive mix exults, unsettles, and satisfies, with a daring and adept understanding of the power of contrast and dynamics.

Jay L, Looking Up Pt. 1

Looking Up by Jay L continues to champion Brstl’s cause: to put out humble yet original dance music from Bristol with none of the marketing chatter many new labels feel pressured to emit.

Various Artists, The Smugglers Inn Voyage 1

Inaugurating the Smuggler’s Inn imprint is a collection of four tracks from artists of various renown delivering a sort of deep house that’s somehow penetrating and immersive.

Ghosts On Tape, Nature’s Law

San Francisco club night Icee Hot activates its record label arm to put out crew member Ghosts On Tape’s sophomore solo single, Nature’s Law.