Just to remind everyone how good Château Flight have always been, Versatile Records has recently reissued two of their very finest tracks.
Where “Talk Torque” continued Scuba’s trajectory out of Panorama Bar and into Ministry of Sound, “Hardbody” is much better, pulling things back inside from the festival grounds and into the club.
While sampling mixtapes from jungle’s frenetic heyday, Lee Gamble creates a kind of parallel universe where dance music is meant to be consumed horizontally.
Andy Stott’s Luxury Problems is the work of a producer who seeking to discover what forms his now-signature sound can mutate into.
Following appearances on Qu’s Strength Music and his own Inimeg Recordings, Earth Calls confirms Joey Anderson’s status as one of house’s most compelling current voices.
Whatever Juju & Jordash’s music is, it is evocative and cinematic, and they’re unafraid to use their arsenal of non-synthesized sounds to evoke some very non-techno locales throughout Techno Primitivism.
LWE caught up with Norman Nodge recently to chat about Berghain 06, the constantly shifting techno scene of Berlin, and that pesky GEMA issue that everyone keeps talking about.
Across 10 sprawling sides of vinyl, Ricardo Villalobos leaves several years of missed opportunities in the rearview and reaffirms his role as one of dance music’s most peculiar and vital voices.
Cheap and Deep Rides Again, the first on Jay Ahern’s new Modular Cowboy imprint, features Norman Nodge and Jonsson/Alter remixes of “Words, Breaths, and Pauses” and one new track.
You Have Always Been The Caretaker is a full 180º turn for Transilvanian Galaxi, dropping the tempos and suffusing atmospheric constituent parts with a pervasive narcotic haze.
Xian Orphic’s self-titled LP jettisons the soundtrack snippets and obscure library samples found on his previous records in favor of Kosmische and 70s synth reference points.
Workshop 15 pulls together four artists of assorted notoriety — Frak, 808 Mate, Marcellis, and Schweiz Rec — for another sterling installment of outsider house music.
“Any Other Styles” sees Theo Parrish whip up a flurry of kung-fu samples without placing them neatly into a groove, leaving some scratching their heads and others allured.
After his successful return to stores’ shelves with Imbroglios Part 1, Pépé Bradock offers a similar mix-up of outsider music and dance floor jams on Part 2.
Taking a break from the serious themes of their Unleash the Golem series, “Jewsex” is not only heavy on the visual humor: it’s one of the brightest, most upfront tracks Juju & Jordash have done.
Anthony Parasole launches his The Corner imprint with tracks by Nor’Easter and DJ Qu that make nice with hip-hop in an often unheard way.
The third album from frequent scene-stealer Shed is his most cogent statement to date, primarily due to its uniformity of sounds.
Defying the monochrome palette of his previous releases, Delta Funktionen looks back towards classic Warp albums for inspiration on his debut album, Traces.
LWE staff writer and assistant editor Chris Miller compiled Curator’s Cuts 25. We will post the tracklist later in the week, as the curator discloses and describes the tracklist as part of the podcast.
For our second 2Q Report, Chris Miller showcases 10 mixes from 2012 that have stood out from the surfeit of free mixes on offer.