In a monthly series, our in-house selector Andrew Wowk lists his top 10 essential picks for the month.
#1 Brawther – Another Dub [Negentropy]
Sometimes less really is more. Simple, sunny deep house with a delightful vocal breakdown.
#2 London Modular Alliance – Nebulous Thoughts [Applied Rhythmic Technologies]
Wonky, acidic electro that feels like a trip to the outer edges of the solar system.
#3 Frazer Campbell – Don’t Ignore Me [elliot.project]
Heady, melancholic electronica that perfectly balances a gritty bassline with spacious, warm synths and pads.
#4 Ron Bacardi – One Left In The Chamber [Bass Culture Recordings]
Ben Sims returns under his alias dedicated to housier, funkier explorations. This one has a great swing to the groove thanks to a catchy bassline and warm leads, and that inimitable Ben Sims percussive programming.
#5 Oni-Ka – Wasserwelt [Garage Hermétique]
Wonky, off-kilter UK garage-esque electro with a seriously wobbly bassline.
#6 FBK – Rollin’ On A 6/4 [R-Time Records]
Peak time funky techno flavours complete with a rolling bassline, analogue bleeps, and shuffling percussion.
#7 Jack N Jerk – Ear II Brain [Clipp.Art]
Old school rave breaks chaos that channels the 90’s in all the right ways.
#8 The Loose Control Band – Just Don’t Understand (Ryan James Ford “Hope” Remix) [Rekids]
Absolutely massive leftfield, broken beat techno. Watch out for the deadly vocal chops and soaring synths.
#9 Paradox – Orion [Metalheadz]
The master of sampling and break manipulation returns with another chunk of rollicking, tough drumfunk.
#10 Todh Teri – Sampadan 8 [Sampadan 8]
If you told someone to “check out this killer disco re-edit of a 60’s Bollywood cabaret track” they’d probably rightfully wonder if you’d taken a knock to the head. But once they heard it, they’d realise just how much of an absolute bomb it is.