When it comes to Roman Flügel, imposing boundaries is a bad idea. Even More, an entry for Serge’s Clone Jack For Daze venture, proves disappointingly restricted.
Gordian, Cosmin TRG’s sophomore album, maintains a certain familiarity while providing a more introspective exploration of his sound.
On Fee Fi Foe Funk For Me, Murat Tepeli and his remixers — Prosumer and Damiano von Eckert — display a deft grasp of hooks which make for a solid EP.
Once again, the frank and cheerful Alex Smoke seems poised to capture the public consciousness, this time possessed with a confidence and maturity his 23-year-old self could hardly have imagined. LWE spoke to the Scotsman recently about his next steps.
After producing two stunning and very different albums last year, John Daly is back on the 12″ trail and no doubt keen to shoot off in some new direction.
Amazing Things is John Beltran’s first album in six years, showcasing plenty that’s familiar from his past, while still keeping a few tricks up its sleeve.
The latest installment in the Acid Test series sees respected Frenchman Pépé Bradock take the reigns, leading off in a new — and yes, fresh-sounding — direction.
Udacha’s fifth release, like the four before it, shines the spotlight on a handful of unknown producers whose sounds slot handily into the Russian label’s catalog.
Time Dilation, Conforce’s latest 12″, continues his present trajectory, traversing the same luminescent, cavernous and dub-influenced realms of recent times.
Shakarchi & Stranéus, the authors of Geography Records’ inaugural 12″, have been recalled for the label’s fifth release with typically watertight results.
The Burial Grounds EP sees R-A-G and Crystal Maze member, Gijs Poortman, reprise his G String alias for his first solo record.
Staying fairly true to his habit of making better singles than albums, Christopher Rau’s final 12″ for 2012 shows off some of his less common facets.
A project devoted to the spirit of Jocelyn Brown, Lolleatta Holloway, and other such vocalists, DIVA in fact takes a freeform, analog-sounding approach to composition on Paris Stabbing.
Crime City Disco’s sixth record, by Gothenburg’s Sankt Göran (“Saint George”), is neither deep nor slow — it’s positively hands-in-the-air.
Proving to have the same versatility as its parent label, Unterton shifts gears into proper house song territory with Manhooker’s flamboyant debut.
A Sun Life, Brunn’s second album of 2012, takes a much looser and simpler approach to concept — if it even has one, that is.
From the fresh-faced Benedikt Frey — who cut his debut record at the start of this year — Running in Circles shows off two distinct facets of his musical personality.
Julius Steinhoff’s first solo EP for Smallville — yes, really — sees him continue the aesthetic the label has been pushing for close to six years now.
It may have taken nearly a decade to arrive, but Basic Soul Unit’s Motional Response is everything a debut album should be.
On his second record for Tensnake’s Mirau, Erdbeerschnitzel shows this MO has changed little these past three years, once again offering up pleasantly sluggish house.