In nautical terms, a “beat to quarters” was a loud drum pattern designed to signal a ship’s crew to prepare for battle. Given the historical background, this new EP from Jeff Derringer is a suitably brutal affair.
Marco Bernardi follows EPs for modern UK-house brands Hypercolour and Futureboogie with a disc for the rather more appropriate and low-key label Happy Skull, a venture of locally renowned DJs and enthusiasts of the underground the Kelly Twins.
Dormant since 2008, Third Ear Recordings’ Detroit Beatdown various artist series returns for one last hurrah on Detroit Beatdown Vol. 2 The Final EP, featuring Mike Clark, Rick Wade, DJ T-1000, and Scott Ferguson.
Following reworks by Matthew Herbert and Efdemin, the second shift crew of Roman Flügel and Robag Wruhme continue to wring magic from DJ Koze’s originals at the same high caliber as their predecessors.
A Sagittariun pushes the tempo on The Jupiter Chronicles EP, his first record since 2013′s Dream Ritual LP, with four brilliantly structured tracks expressing an expert appreciation for Detroit techno.