Very little info on the futurist techno producer Single Point Edge but I can give you this insight, they are good. This is the second track from the mysterious artist’s eponymous debut album was released by Dutch label Rwina on Oct 28 (I’ve been away OK?) Rwina is usually famed for it’s dubstep releases but this is a welcome investigation into the dusty corners of techno and what a revelation it is too – sounding like a bonus track from Juju and Jordash’s ‘Techno Primitivism‘ album from a couple of years ago. Love the crystallised strings and the vocal snippets lifting it above the gloom.
There’s a little sample of the full album below too because, well, you deserve it.
London’s Black Butter Records launched the career of pop-junglists Rudimental and their roster is trouser-strainingly sublime, featuring as it does the likes of Woz, My Nu Leng and the sublime nu soul stylings of Joel Compass. Basically, they have an ear for quality. Two of their acts combine here to devastating effect with new boy Allmostt (whose track ‘Monsoon,’ I reviewed here a month or so ago,) remixing Oxford duo Solomon Grey. It’s a slick combo too, Allmostt dropping old school dubstep sounds over a snaking percussive line and pared-back drum programming while the sparingly-used vocal echoes and floats over everything.
A collaboration formed in the very heavens themselves, this remix from the Berlin-based Londoner takes the pop-stomping original, one of many standouts from the new POLIÇA album Shulamith, and absolutely warps the hell out of it, creating a woozy, downbeat animal as moody as it is stunning. A massively wild departure from the original and a remix in the truest sense of the word, you wonder who would ever listen to ‘Chain My Name’ and come out with this at the end of it. Perera Elsewhere is the answer to that question and she is really marking herself out as an incredible producer and artist in her own right at the moment.
Elsewhere’s album Everlast is out on Oct 28 while Shulamith is out now.
Quaint little report from 1988 on the ‘new’ art of sampling featuring familiar faces like Coldcut, Ice T and a pre-Fresh Prince Will Smith. Interesting counter views from the artists affected too – Tom Petty, Steve Stevens and err…The Turtles (me neither.) Petty’s comments about artists stealing work sound pretty hollow now sampling is so ubiquitous. And he’d obviously completely changed his tune by the time Pimp C lifted whole chunks of Petty’s ‘Free Fallin’ for ‘I’m Free.’ Them royalties cheques make good reading. Some quality 80s garms in there too fashion fans.
Well this is a big steaming pile of gorgeousness – a fresh track taken from Donoso’s forthcoming LP two parter. First part, As Iron Sharpens Iron, is released on Oct 28 with part two, One Verse Sharpens Another following close behind on Nov 18.I posted ‘The Sphinx‘ a couple of weeks ago and ‘The Old Straight Track’ is another soupçon of minimal, chilled techno which treads similar ground to Donato Dozzy in many ways. Floaty, playful and hypnotic this is moonlight music.
Another bass-heavy monster out of Claude VonStroke’s Dirtybird stable from Brummie pair Watts & Lorenzo (last seen getting ‘Dappy‘ on Food Music.) This was smashing festivals across the summer and now finally gets a full release. Birmingham has always a massive speed garage scene and this track has definitely got that aesthetic in spades – the garagey vocal, tempo and, of course that warped bassline pressure. Absolute killer, shame it’s such a tiny sample. Radio rip here if you want more.
Funny little track this, out today on Diffrent Music, which has just been given the video treatment – all kaleidoscopic visuals and raving silhouettes. That’s kind of what the tune is too, a silhouette of rave’s past brought into the now, a hardcore tune with everything stripped away save for that main, pumping lead synth and minimal drums. I guess there’s a bit of footwork in their too, with nods to icy, sparse DnB and even a bit of Zomby with that not-quite-there percussion. Seemingly not much too it, this has still wormed its way into my nodes and I can’t stop listening.