Crate digging with Andrew Wowk – April

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.

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.