On this bruising 12″, the Adrian Sherwood & Pinch get down to business with two hallucinatory and suitably bowel-rupturing paeans to the green stuff.
Luckily for fans of his early releases, Ital’s first record for seminal German imprint Workshop revives their surreal palette.
True to the label’s ideals, parts of Udacha 6 feel genuinely improvised — a nice change to the rigidly-structured pieces we mostly hear.
Expanding beyond their roots as France’s most exciting underground party, Concrete’s label offers their first full artist EP with Antigone’s The Astral Traveller.
Each of the three tracks on Ten Walls’ Gotham EP touches a distinct style rooted in house, but each grows unpredictably according to its own internal logic.
Moiré’s instinctively urgent sequencing, micro-rhythmic obsession and control of an intoxicating array of denatured samples makes this EP a powerfully introspective investigation
Peverelist returns to his Punch Drunk imprint for the first time in three years with Bristol’s Hodge in tow, offering two divergent takes on the same tune.
Of the three vinyl extracts from Panorama Bar 05, two are low-down rollers that echo Panorama Bar’s concrete commitment to the groove eternal, alongside one certified belter.
William Burnett’s latest as Willie Burns for Crème Organization includes four paranoia-tinged offerings, only united in their blithely off-hand composition.
MMM’s sixth record continues their run of spacious rave starters, taking some of the cues from their incredible Shangaan Electro remix and resulting in their strongest outing since “Donna.”
XIngfu Lu / Kan, Hyperdub boss Steve Goodman’s first production outing since 2011, is as lone-standing as ever.
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.
Given the rich, sample-heavy weave of Fred P’s productions, the influence of mid-90s UK broken-beat is used to great effect throughout the hazy, jazz-infused jams of Codes and Metaphors 3.
Prayervan EP, a colorful and emotive four-track by Dresden’s Sandrow M, favors grinning, accessible tune-craft and a bright, clear directness.
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.
For the Testpressing series, Sean Canty and Miles Whittaker strip away the ornate art that long accompanied their releases to reveal equally raw tracks with no end point in sight.
Savannah completes Mr. Beatnick’s Synthetes EP trilogy maintaining the mellow, memorable note the London musician hit by embedding hip-hop fragments, mosaic-like, between well-spaced kick drums.
The four tracks that make up Bicep’s latest EP for Aus Music, Stash, bristle with sheen but suffer from a certain lack of imagination.
DJ Sotofett’s latest collaboration with NYC’s Madteo on There’s Gotta Be A Way brings out the best in both artists, offering sounds at turns experimental and floor-filling.
If You’re Reading This is MGUN’s second effort for London imprint Don’t Be Afraid, and like its predecessor, The Upstairs Apt., it shows Gonzales’s more accessible side.