Real nice to see another Anthony Naples release on the Trilogy Tapes, home of the unbelievable El Portal EP from last year. The label helmed by Will Bankhead is arguably the most exciting on the planet at the moment. ‘Perro’ is an extended piece of deep grooves, along the lines of Naples’ recent compositions on his own Proibito label. The new EP is forthcoming in May.
Voices From the Lake - Velo Di Maya
One to get lost in. Endlessly clean, pulsing dub techno from Voices From the Lake, a duo consisting of Donato Dozzy and Neel. Their 2012 self-titled album was an amazing piece of classy, purist techno. From the Velo Di Maya EP, out now on NY based party turned imprint The Bunker. Real nice art direction here too.
Unknown Artist - Untitled
Raw and exciting dance track from an unknown Vancouver (?) artist. The latest release on DC label Future Times, FT021. ‘Make it hot!’
Monolithium - Motive
Nice, clean techno inspired roller from Victoria artist Monolithium. ‘Motive’ starts out with a subdued, syncopated shuffle, and gains pace into a blistering dancefloor killer. From MM003, the latest release from Calgary label Modern Math, following great EPs from Sanctums and Michael Red. Check out the rest of the EP here.
Jay Daniel - Royal Insanity
Fresh off his immense debut EP for Theo Parrish’s Sound Signature label, tech-house prodigy Jay Daniel opens 2014 with this EP on another Detroit legends label. Karmatic Equations is forthcoming on Kyle Hall’s WIld Oats label. This EP is so nice. This track especially has such a nice swing to it.
German artist Kassem Mosse quietly dropped his debut album over the weekend, as it simply appeared on the Hardwax site. Released on his usual home, Workshop Records, the double LP contains nine untitled tracks of killer house excursions. ‘A2’ in particular stands out, with that mutating soft lead synth. Amazing album.
Graze - Airror
The latest video instalment from the Edges LP, released in December on New Kanada Recordings. Everything we’ve seen from Graze so far has been top notch. As per usual, stunning visuals from DSMV.
Kangding Ray - History of Obscurity
This video is a very cerebral experience. Unsettling and soothing at the same time. The fade outs in particular are so well done. It perfectly compliments the tribal techno of this Kangding Ray track. From Solens Arc, the composers fourth LP for the boundary pushing Raster Noton label. The album drops February 28th.
Jay Daniel - Scorpio Rising
Hugely tipped release on Theo Parrish’s Sound Signature label. Jay Daniel is a young techno producer outta Detroit, first brought to our attention via his mix for Live For The Funk. He dropped the Scorpio Rising 12” a couple months back on wax and it was finally given digital release last week. Grainy acid textures with some major swing.
This remix is heavy. That signature, unparalleled Kowton percussion. Though those delicate synth pads makes this track unbelievably chill. This release is out this week, along with another remix from Giraffage.
Check out the original, which sounds a bit too much like Jai Paul’s ‘Jasmine’, here.
This track is unlike anything else. Out of nowhere the sinister undertones come to back the most triumphant dance breakdown. Beautiful track. Beautiful video. From the Future EP, released last month on the Public Information label.
Wow. A track to get lost in tonight. To be released July 1 on the always amazing L.I.E.S. imprint.