Crate Digging with Andrew Wowk (April)

Our resident crate digger, unearths 10 essential tracks you might have missed in April

  1. Simoncino – Afrikan II [Just Jack Recordings]

https://hotmixrecords.bandcamp.com/album/simoncino-stay-with-me-ep

Deep, organic drums, reverbed chants, and chugging low end make this a must have for tribal house aficionados. 

  1. RoogUnit – Edge 2 [Mote-Evolver]

https://mote-evolver-label.bandcamp.com/album/roogunit-nu-rebels-club-e-p

Techno legends Luke Slater and Ø [Phase] join forces on this stripped-down, driving slice of machine funk which combines their strengths to devastating effect.

  1. NVNTR – Love Thy Neighbour (Love Thy Remix) [NVNTR Music]

https://nvntr.bandcamp.com/

The Detroit artist launches his eponymous imprint with some gritty, twisted electro that features the timely use of a classic spoken word sample.

  1. Kilig – What My Mind Needs [Shall Not Fade]

https://kilig.bandcamp.com/album/what-my-mind-needs-ep

A beautiful combination of lush, atmospheric breakbeat and UK bass that continues Shall Not Fade’s hot streak of great releases.

  1. Audiojack – Psychoactive Pt. 1 [Crosstown Rebels]

http://www.crosstownrebels.com/releases/audiojack-surface-tension/

Audiojack take a dive into the era of psychedelic 90s progressive sounds with this driving, uplifting cut perfect for hazy sunrises.

  1. Farron – T9CE [Voitax]

https://voitax.bandcamp.com/album/venice-pavilion

A unique combination of energetic, skittering breakbeats, searing acid bass stabs, and ethereal pads, all forged within an IDM/braindance framework.

  1. Bezier – Undulate [miv.]

https://mivrecords.bandcamp.com/album/undulate

80’s synthwave meets driving electro as euphoric chords and pads wash over relentless, energetic beats.

  1. Daniel Ruane – Oculus Headbutt [Failed Units]

https://failedunits.bandcamp.com/album/mighty-morphin-power-bangers

A pitch-shifting monster that captures the carefree experimentation of 90’s hardcore, this brutal drum workout increases from 125bpm to 200bpm over the course of its duration.

  1. DJOKO – Ventura [Shall Not Fade]

https://djoko.bandcamp.com/album/ventura-ep

Lush, groovy deep house that finds the perfect balance of funk, soul, and energy.

  1. Vexillary – Geneticist (Andy Martin Remix) [Blaq Records]

https://vexillary.bandcamp.com/track/the-geneticist-andy-martin-remix

Warped, glitchy electro that leans heavily into the sci-fi ethos of the genre both in sound and subject matter.


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.