Tag Archive: andrew ryce

Ital, Hive Mind

Hive Mind is easily the most confident and complete Ital statement yet, a competent move to the album format that achieves cohesion without losing vitality or edge.

Amirali, Beautiful World

The newest addition to Crosstown Rebels’ roster is Toronto-based Amirali, whose “Beautiful World” strikes a perfect median between dance and pop.

Oliver Deutschmann, Darkroom Tales

Aim departs from its recently established house sound with Darkroom Tales, Oliver Deutschmann’s sophomore record for the imprint.

Objekt, Cactus / Porcupine

After more than half a year without new releases, Hessle Audio storms back into action with Cactus, Objekt’s powerful label debut.

Shifted, Telic

If Shifted’s early work brought to mind the most polarizing ends of the early Ostgut Ton catalog, his newest courses in foreboding ripples like the best of Sandwell District.

Curator’s Cuts 21: LWE Staff

Curator’s Cuts 21 features some of LWE’s writing staff discussing five of electronic music’s prevailing trends in 2011, noting some of our favorite underrated tracks, and opining on what 2012 might have in store.

Ryan Elliott, Kicking Up

Kicking Up, backed with a remix by mysterious outlet STABLO, is Ryan Elliot’s long anticipated debut for Spectral Sound, the label for which he manages A&R.

Locked Groove, Rooted

Hotflush starts off 2012 with the debut from Belgian producer Locked Groove, and it’s the kind of confident and assured debut many artists could only hope for.

Milano, The Fall

The unpredictable Turbo imprint arrives as a stamped label in a plain white sleeve, and as you might have guessed it’s a slice of unforgiving warehouse techno.

Ital Tek, Gonga

Ital Tek is the latest Planet Mu stalwart to catch the footwork bug, as shown on his last 2011 effort, Gonga.

Space Dimension Controller, Pathway to Tiraquon6

Since Thrillz there’s been talk of an SDC album, and in typically gratuitous fashion Jack Hamill and R&S ended the year with a 49-minute “prequel” to said long-player.

LWE’s Top 5 Artists Who Defined 2011

For our third year-end piece, Andrew Ryce draws our attention to the top 5 artists whose output defined this year.

KiNK & Neville Watson, A Saturday In November

KiNK & Neville Watson’s latest for Hour House Is Your Rush, featuring Kim Ann Foxman, continues in the vein of retro-but-not-derivative house of tracks like “Inside Out.”

Sepalcure, Sepalcure

On Sepalcure, the duo now feels like two distinct personalities combining forces, suddenly shifting from an underdog odd couple to a supergroup.

Christopher Rau & Tilman Tausendfreund, Pea Gravel

Newcomer Tilman Tausendfreund teams up with Christopher Rau for his debut single, which arrives on enterprising UK imprint Hypercolour.

OCP, Delta City

The Analogue Cops make their Aim debut under the OCP guise, gently tailoring their hard edged analog sound to fit their new digs.

Mathew Jonson, Dayz

Mathew Jonson makes an unexpected appearance on Crosstown Rebels with Dayz that comes with another surprise: a remix by dBridge.

Samoyed, Spit

Scottish producer Samoyed’s debut for the Astro:Dynamics also marks its first full-fledged 12″ and makes a strong case for where the label could go in the future.

Cio D’or, Magnetfluss

Cio D’or returns to Prologue with a new EP that strips away past moments of accessibility away and leaves behind an empty shell of sound design.

Kassem Mosse, Enoha

Gunnar Wendel’s second release on Instra:mental’s NonPlus+ label finds the well loved producer both working well within and far outside his familiar comfort zone.