Our resident crate digging writer, Andrew Wowk, drops 15 essentials you might have missed in August.
- Flaty – Say It [ANWO RECORDS]
Jittery, bass-heavy juke drums combine with heady, spaced-out sonics for some seriously head-nodding business.
- Casual Treatment – Celestial Body [Axis/The Escape Velocity]
The Axis offshoot label continues is stellar run of releases with another trip through the universe, as Casual Treatment explores the origins of life through the lens of conceptual, sci-fi-flavoured techno.
- Sniper1 – Celsius [anyoneknowsuki]
A storming breakbeat/electro crossover led by a gritty acid line and tastefully coloured with otherworldly effects.
- Sickarone – Airdown [4NC¥]
Thunderous footwork jungle vibes driven by massive sub bass stabs, chopped-up amens, and peppered with lush, dusty chords.
- Moktar – Silk [Steel City Dance Discs]
Futurist breakbeats and growling bass meet chopped and screwed samples of traditional Arabic instruments.
- Rosati – Elastik [Sungate]
The Amsterdam producer channels classic 90’s techno with this chunky, groove-led cut that reminds us that futuristic funk is an essential part of a great techno tune.
- Takaaki Itoh – Keys [Blocaus Series]
The Japanese techno icon delivers a driving, percussive stomper with a hypnotic edge.
- Organit – Extrakt [Tamás Olejnik]
A deep, psychedelic roller that straddles the line between techno and progressive house to great effect.
- Julien Bracht – Streets [System Records]
A peak time monster of a track that shines thanks to its sparkling, uplifting melodies and vocals, and chunky, energetic drums.
- Mafou – Vodou [Somatic Rituals]
One for the heads-down crew, this deep, tribal, and hypnotic journey is best enjoyed with eyes closed and a big subwoofer.
- E Davd – 2Worlds (World 2 Mix) [Music For Change]
The Australian producer blends warm and soulful chords, reverbed drums, and tasteful vocal samples on this lush breakbeat number.
- EQ Why – Juke-A-Lator [Equalized Records]
Chaotic, up-tempo juke vibes straight out of Chicago. Turbo vibes.
- Karmel Jäger – Your Love [Tooflez Muzik]
A no-nonsense, feel-good house jam which features some creative vocal effects and a memorable breakdown.
- Akul – Keep On (Myledo Remix) [Extra Spicy]
Old school jungle meets contemporary bass music in this charmingly off-kilter banger. Watch out for the deadly “Think break” chops.
- Aloka – Inta [Typeless]
Tasteful, stripped-down IDM/leftfield electronica that balances out its experimental beats and effects with lush chords and synth stabs.