Author Archive: Kuri Kondrak

Moon B, Untitled

Released at the end of 2012 while everyone was looking back, Moon B’s Untitled album is a boogified house album that shouldn’t be missed.

JT Stewart, Ophelia

Ophelia marks the second release under JT Stewart’s own name and effectively signals his shedding of long time alias and the shark invested waters of $tinkworx.

NCW, Pharoah And The Goose

With Pharoah And The Goose, Nick Wilson takes NCW further with two epic tracks; divergent by genre yet consistent in their blinding hypnotism.

Tr One, Living In, Now

Tr One’s Living In, Now12″ for POGO Recordings capably translates the duo’s live energy and likewise offers up some slamming DJ ammo as well.

Soul 223, Almost Like It Used To Be

Steve Pickton’s Soul 223 moniker returns six years after making its debut, arriving on Delsin with a strengthened sense of purpose.

Curator’s Cuts 24: Kuri Kondrak

LWE staff writer Kuri Kondrak compiled Curator’s Cuts 24. We will post the tracklist later in the week, as the curator discloses and describes the tracklist as part of the podcast.

Infestus, Electric Purple

Having demonstrated a deft hand at funk synth soloing, Infestus capably brings that musicality to a pair of refreshing house tracks on Electric Purple, accompanied by a Chicago Damn remix.

Mr. Beatnick, Sun Goddess EP

On the Sun Goddess EP for Don’t Be Afraid, Mr. Beatnick hones his sample craft to elevate his productions.

Ka§par, Ode To The Ancients EP

Ka§par’s Ode To The Ancients EP on frequent home Groovement stays close to his established sound but offers some intriguing bypasses, as well.

Raiders of the Lost Arp, Battlestar EP

Raiders of the Lost Arp returns to form on the Battlestar EP by finally releasing the long anticipated “Night Theme” on Lunar Disko Records.

Alex Israel, Walking To Guntersville

Alex Israel’s first physical 12″ displays a confident versatility which compliments the already heterogeneous back catalog of W.T. Records.

Global Communication, Back In The Box

Global Communication’s Back In The Box mix is essentially a look at what they were measuring themselves against and spinning during their burgeoning production years.

MD, It Ain’t What It Used To Be

Add MD’s It Ain’t What It Used To Be to the list of white labels that offer pure quality in the place of identity.

Leonid Nevermind, Light Is Here EP

Three years on and Leonid Nevermind’s Light Is Here EP for Nowar appears to be a major course correction pushing him in the right direction.

Jorge C, A Little Beat

A Little Beat, the newest release from Ojo de Apolo, strikes a path somewhere between the label’s early minimal techno and its newer deep house sounds. DJ Sprinkles is on remix duty.

Various Artists, Abstract Art Vol. 1

Abstract Art Vol. 1 features Keith Worthy and also two new names to the label — Michal Wierzchowski and Nick Agha — who are likely unknown to even the most dedicated house/techno heads.

DaRand Land, Foregrounds And Backgrounds

After several years and a cross-country move, DaRand Land’s Foregrounds And Backgrounds for Downbeat finds the producer picking up right where he left off.

Talking Shopcast with Delsin

LWE caught up with Marsel van der Wielen to reflect on the long, strange journey Delsin has taken and where he sees it leading to next. We also drafted Delsin/Ann Aimee signing Delta Funktionen to mix together Talking Shopcast 10 as a special treat.

LWE’s Top 5 Reissues of 2010