Release Date - 7th June 2019
Next in Bedouin's Bastikaya Tapes series, Laksa launches two rugged UK riddims following smart shots delivered on Beneath's Mistry, Batu's Timedance and Ilian Tape over the past 18 months.
Up top he rolls out the twisted girder of Workout, a salty, mucky banger built with wicked reverse edits, clambering sound design and nuff sprung subbass pressure.
Down below, his RAM is more blunted, dogged and dank, squashed to a slower tempo with dissonant mid-range and wide, hollowed-out bassline.
Release Date: 22nd May 2020
Alex Jann returns to Dance Trax after last year’s intense electro workout alongside Assembler Code. Here he fly’s solo showcasing his broad style of electro futurism - inspired by authentic machine funk, Jann re-imagines classic sounds for modern times. Marco Bernadi on flight deck reporting for remix duties - Stay alert!
a1. Alex Jann - Cybernetik Memory
a2. Alex Jann - CMD CNTR
a3. Alex Jann - Cybernetik Memory (Marco Bernardi Electric Bunker Mix)
b1. Alex Jann - Klep Klap
b2. Alex Jann - Don't Come Around
b3. Alex Jann - Inward Energy
Release Date: 8th May 2020
Following up from 2019’s Livity Sound release ‘Goulbap/Momoweb/Disposition’, which seemed to catapult Bakongo into a different scenery and introduce Wayne to old friends and long time support of his older tribal material along the way as well as surprising those who had no idea both monikers were the same person.
Slotting into a scene of Tribal sonics and a Techno atmosphere it almost seems as a new genre if we pigeon holed ourselves into specific categories as if it was 2010 again, but digging into Roska/ Bakongo’s early material, tracks like Roska’s remix of Four Tet’s Love Cry and Untold - Just For You, you can hear early examples of sounds that were explored and tested as early as 2009. Mixing the two sounds of Roska’s heavily stripped back style and Bakongo’s tribal and percussive madness enhances and uplifts what a generation have been complimenting the last 10 years.
Moving forward to this release ‘Bopster / Anytime’ you see exactly where Bakongo is going and the direction where his sound is suited.
a1. Bakongo - Bopster
b1. Bakongo - Anytime
Release Date: 1st May 2020
Oall Hates returns to Of Paradise with Tranceporter, a ferocious 5-tracker that pushes the artists music into new and intoxicating waters, showcasing a truly innovative sound; one that this Austrian producer has honed and crafted meticulously over recent years.
Kicking off the A-side is the title track, Tranceporter a thumping club workout that fuses house, techno and acid together to form one glorious sphere of unrelenting audio hedonism. Following this is Gentrifies a monstrous slab of techno and acid that is guaranteed to tear through sound systems like rolling thunder and open portals to the subconscious.
The B-side opens with Adderol, an in your face house number that hurtles out of the starting blocks and never lets up. Thumping drum work and percussion work side by side whilst a sprinkling of acid and an infectious vocal detail keep the heart racing. Bones Faro keeps the adrenaline pumping as it pushes the release into more sinister territory with spiralling drums and percussion, backed up by nuanced flecks of acid and a snakelike bass line. Closing out the EP is Feelings a deftly produced slice of leftfield house that navigates the 5am streets with enough energy to keep everyone going well into the following weekend.
The digital release comes complete with the bonus track PCT-666 a pounding and relentless house number that travels deep into the belly of the rave. Hydraulic like drums merge with restless percussion to shake the foundations and bring the curtain down on an essential release.
a1. Oall Hates - Tranceporter
a2. Oall Hates - Gentrifies
b1. Oall Hates - Adderol
b2. Oall Hates - Bones Faro
b3. Oall Hates - Feelings
Release Date: 8th May 2020
a1. MOM$ - 4everevereverever
a2. MOM$ - PU$$Y
b1. MOM$ - Super str8
b2. MOM$ - Shuffle
b3. MOM$ - Olivia
Release Date: 3rd April 2020
Title track Temple Song leads us into a seemingly infinite cosmos of reverberating dubwise sonics, guided by its creeping percussion and enveloped with a wall of warm sub-bass. This perfectly pairs with the next track Breakthrough, equal in minimalism and power but comes with a more ‘steppas’ vibe and is equipped with guitar riff which hypnotises and seduces. The EP is rounded off by Biosphere which lowers the tempo even further for an all out Dub Techno affair, a true masterclass with influences heard from Jamaica to Berlin.
a1. Versa - Temple Song
b1. Versa - Breakthrough
b2. Versa - Biosphere