Our in-house selector Andrew Wowk delivers his crate essentials for December 2019
Carl Finlow – Black Ice [Fanzine Records]
Equal parts gritty and uplifting, this hefty slice of modern electro harks back to the golden era of progressive breaks with its aesthetic.
Tominori Hosoya – Summer Sun Shower [Soiree Records International]
A lush, synth-driven journey that would make the original Detroit pioneers proud.
Arkajo – Zenit [Aniara Sweden]
One half of Genius of Time delivers a deep, introspective breakbeat brimming with atmosphere.
Julia Govor & Barbara Ford – Anything To Fill The Void [Anagram Holland]
Twisted, hypnotic techno made for small rooms with minimal lighting thanks to its snaking sine waves and whispered vocals.
Chiraya – Rabiat [Ploink Norway]
The only word that can really do this track justice is “wonky.” A total mind melter in the best way possible.
Atom™ & Tobias – Zahlenraum (Edit) [Pomelo]
Two of the best when it comes to unique sound design team up once again for this driving, grimy syncopated techno ride.
Orbe – Agdam [Plus 8]
Orbe is a brilliant artist who has flown under the radar for years with his stripped-down, heady, modular techno sound, but now is finally getting a well-deserved chance to shine on the legendary Plus 8 imprint.
Robert James – Break Mode [Body Movement]
Subtle, hazy chords and atmospheric pads gently float over a rolling breakbeat groove in this warm deep house cut.
Deepchild – Stole (The Burning) [DCR]
Dusty garage-infused techno that channels Burial’s early aesthetic and injects rough, distorted mechanical sounds to give it a modern twist.
DJ Die & Pinch – Jungle Reflection [GutterFunk]
A true legend and a modern virtuoso come together to deliver a dark tribal workout that seamlessly stitches together elements from garage, jungle, and techno.