August Crate Digging with Andrew Wowk

Our resident in-house selector Andrew Wowk lays down ten essentials for your crate

Swarm Intelligence – Chromium Chambering [47]
https://47×47.bandcamp.com/track/swarm-intelligence-chromium-chambering

A brutal, polyrhythmic techno/drum & bass hybrid that blends gritty atmospherics and spaced-out effects with grinding drums and growling basslines.

Bobby Analog – Energizer [Body Fusion]
https://bodyfusion.bandcamp.com/album/bf006

The kind of uplifting, lush house that would have been at home in Detroit in the 90’s. More house music like this, please!

HTRK – You Know How To Make Me Happy [Ghostly International]
https://htrk.bandcamp.com/album/venus-in-leo

Melbourne’s post-rock-meets-electronica duo continue to explore the heady space where the two genres meet, but with a more melancholic energy.

Deep’a & Biri – Roots [Black Crow]
https://blackcrowrecords.bandcamp.com/album/roots

Deep’a & Biri’s first single since their 2018 full-length album, this psychedelic trip through chopped-up breakbeats, analogue signals and chunky kicks.

Niteski – Who Dance [Audiophile Music Group]
https://audiophiledeep.bandcamp.com/album/triangulum-ep

Proper electro continues its resurgence with this quirky, robotic slice of freaky funk.

Per Hammar – Short Waves [Planetary Notions]
https://www.juno.co.uk/products/per-hammar-worker-union-walker-short-waves/734114-01/

Proper tech house grooves. Deep, rolling, and hypnotic, with just the right amount of funk.

Nosk – Summer Night [83]
https://www.beatport.com/track/summer-night-original-mix/12281407

Just some good old fashioned breakbeat rave goodness full of bouncy bass stabs, soaring pianos and chunky beats.

Distrikt – Third Kind [Dispatch Recordings]
https://dispatchrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/disltd069-tomahawk-third-kind

Absolutely deadly, deep, and dark drum & bass on a techy tip. Razor sharp beats and rugged bass stabs keep the vibe rolling throughout.

Silas & Snare – Whistle Blower [Kaizen]
https://kaizenltd.bandcamp.com/album/pressure

A rabbit hole of wonky sonar blips, deep bass, and shuffling percussion, this is techno at its trippiest.

Mahakala – The Realms [Mahakala]
https://omunit.bandcamp.com/album/tomahawk-the-realms-mahakala02

Om Unit dons a new alias for a cerebral drumfunk workout which takes break manipulation and atmospheric sound design to new heights.


About the author

Andrew is a DJ, producer, and writer from Sydney, Australia. He loves a wide range of underground electronic music, and loves talking about it as much as he does listening to it. He might have strong opinions, but they're formed on the basis of years of experience and the depth of knowledge that comes from them.

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