New records

DABRYE feat DOOM: Air (Ghostly International US)
-Just ordered this today on the strength of the clip and a coupla recommendations. Sounds dope! Really original, while MF DOOM is sounding uncharacteristically fierce with his delivery (in a good way).

MITCHELL: Sex Chants (Chicago Undergound US)
-This is that thing I mentioned in passing the other day. The Anton Mitchell and Davis/Poindexter/Harris tracks are excellent. The former sounds like 80s Chicago house in a circus tent, the latter sounds kinda like what you might imagine with these three guys – on the deeper side of their output, I guess.
Good trumpet in it anyway, if a fairly grim recording.

LARKIN, Kenny: Azimuth (Rushhour Holland)
-Very happy for this repressing

CURTIN, Dan: Tricks (part 1) (Tuning Spork Germany)
-I think this is some of that stuff he played when I posted about his set at Spacebase fairly recently. Very nice stuffs, and most of it rather different than most of his output. Perhaps it’s boompty techno? Shove that in your sub-sub-genre critique! 😉

SIENKIEWICZ, Jacek: Double Secret (Recognition Poland)
-The dude is on fire. This one is slightly slower and perhaps even housier (??? in a hard to explain way) than a lot of his recent stuff. Very nice though

DJ YOAV B: Language Of The Open Heart EP (Delsin Holland)
-Late, I know, but really enjoying this. Very ballsy intro to the first track on the B-side

REDSHAPE: Shaped World EP (Delsin Holland)
-Sounds like a Kraftwerk geiger counter meets C2’s bassline from his remix of “Ain’t Changin'” to my ears

INNERVISIONS presents HENRIK SCHWARZ/AME/DIXON feat DERRICK L CARTER: Where We At (Sonar Kollektiv Germany)
-It’s about this [] shy of progressive, but works really well. Especially loud. I really like the vocal, but not sure if I should be embarassed about that. Don’t care

PUNGTANG: Sub Seducer (Planet E US)


So… it’s been a while since I’ve given a local update. Saw Sendex on Saturday at To the Bone. Seeing as most of y’all reading this will have seen my reports elsewhere by now, I’ll just say that he was phenomenal. He played live for 3 hours. Run, don’t walk if he’s ever near you.

From last Saturday through six weeks from then we will have had Kenny Larkin, ACGC, Britich Murder Boys, Domu, Larry Heard, Kirk Detroitio, Theo Parrish, Colin Dale, Aux 88, Fabrice Lig, DJ Bone, Akufen, most of Minus, Darshan Jesrani, Convextion, Hieroglyphic Being, Henrik Schwarz, Ame, Dixon, Stewart Walker, DJ Pete and Dynarec, not to mention the as-yet unannounced guests at Spacebass. I’ve got a real indication of a hangover coming on. London crews are really pushing things forward so far this year. Looks very promising.