LWE got in touch with Aardvarck to find out about the origin of his moniker, how hip hop and funk have laid the foundation for much of his work, and why his new home in Bali has been a life saver for him. He also mixed together our 136th exclusive podcast, a glittering collection of mostly early 90s techno that still sounds effortlessly contemporary today.
B.D.I.’s Decoded Messages Of Life & Love lives up to its billing as industrial music, albeit with a decidedly disco bent.
Rush Hour’s Amsterdam Allstars features a cross-section of the city’s talent, and while the city’s funky warmth pops up quite a bit here, the results are comfortably diverse.
With Maneuver, Lando Kal continues to come into his own, ramping up the energy from his Hotflush release while sounding dapper as ever.
The Black Square LP finds BNJMN returning to Rush Hour Direct Current with a more somber outlook.
Judging by Maxi Mill’s debut, To The Next/Sun Rays, the he and Tom Trago share a fair bit in common, most prominently a dynamic, cut-and-paste sense of fun.
If you’re in or able to get to London on August 6th, you don’t want to miss this. We Fear Silence is bringing a Rush Hour Recordings label night to Cable and the line-up is suitably impressive. Legendary Chicago duo Virgo Four will be making their last UK appearance together (for the foreseeable future), and [...]
One of the clear highlights from Virgo Four’s Resurrection LP, “It’s A Crime” receives its own 12″ with remixes by Caribou and Hunee.
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.
NY filmmaker-turned-producer Policy debuts with the cinematic-inspired Specialty Party EP on Rush Hour Direct Current.
KiNK & Neville Watson’s return to Hour House Is Your Rush includes both familiar and more novel sounds from the pair.
Returning to Rush Hour for his latest, the Four For Four EP, Nebraska absolutely makes good on the collection’s title.
When I think of adjectives to describe acid (the music), words spring to mind that could just as easily describe acid (the solution): “Harsh,” “coruscating” or “abrasive,” all words I associate with the fierce 303s of Phuture, Sleezy D’s “I’ve Lost Control,” Mike Ink, Dr Walker, Unit Mobeius or more recently, Legowelt and Bunker Records. Rare is the track written with a 303 drum-machine that merits the descriptive tag “beautiful” or “graceful.” Marshall Jefferson and Larry Heard are among the talented few who have achieved this (the latter with the peerless mega-hit “Sun Can’’t Compare” a couple years ago), and now Tevo Howard joins their illustrious company with his latest doublepack Crystal Republic on the Rush Hour sub-label Hour House Is Your Rush.