Crate Digging with Andrew Wowk – February

Our in-house selector digs deep with 10 essentials you may have missed in February

  1. C&G Southsystem – Dual EP B1 (Honey Dijon Re-Rub) [Conform Records]

https://conformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/conform-re-touched-series-vol-iv

Honey Dijon remixes a classic from Gaetano Parisio’s back catalogue, injecting it with some contemporary attitude while maintaining the machine funk aesthetic of the original.

  1. Hanisii – Klondike 404 [Time In The Special Practice Of Relativity]

https://reltime.bandcamp.com/album/klondike

A tripped-out, relentlessly building chunk of dark, brooding house music that will take you to places in your mind you didn’t even know existed.

  1. Audiojack Feat. Kevin Knapp – Under Your Skin (Pearson Sound Skeleton Dub) [Crosstown Rebels]

https://crosstownrebels.bandcamp.com/album/under-your-skin

Heavy low end, tight drums, gritty vocal samples, and trippy bleeps come together on this remix from the Hessle Audio co-owner.

  1. Mike Gill – Rubber Duckee (Desert Sound Colony Remix) [Superlux]

https://superluxrecords.bandcamp.com/album/superlux-004-lost-in-the-future-va

A chunky but funky acid, electro, and breakbeat hybrid with some killer edits and effects that keep things interesting.

  1. BinaryFunction – We Will Destroy [Science Cult]

https://sciencecult.bandcamp.com/album/589592

Dark and deadly electro that fuses hypnotic, sci-fi sound design with crunchy beats and squelchy acid.

  1. John Tejada – Anchorites [Kompakt]

https://www.beatport.com/release/year-of-the-living-dead/3220419

A standout cut from the LA-based artist’s latest album, this is quintessential Tejada: analogue drum rhythms, clever effects, and lush melodies.

  1. Deano – Semantics [Symbolism]

https://www.beatport.com/release/octagon-ep/3276611

The South African rising star’s debut on Ben Sims’ recently revived Symbolism imprint is a must-have for fans of tough, percussive, groove-led techno.

  1. Ke Thu – Is Separated From Itself [Detroit Underground]

https://detund.bandcamp.com/album/every-aspect

Playfully exploring the outer fringes of techno, house, and electronica primarily through modular synthesis, Ke Thu create a warm, enveloping soundscape underpinned by shuffling broken beats.

  1. Souldynamic Feat. Rich Medina – Addiction (Mike Huckaby Remix) [Excedo Records]

https://souldynamic.bandcamp.com/album/souldynamic-ft-rich-medina-addiction-incl-mike-huckaby-boo-williams-remixes-12-only-out-feb-3rd

Layering Rich Medina’s engaging and powerful monologue about living in the moment over a lush, four-to-the-floor deep house groove demonstrates exactly why Huckaby was one of the greats.

  1. Muqata’a – Ikmal إِكمَال [

https://muqataa.bandcamp.com/album/kamil-manqus

This is mad beat scientist music with a message. Utilising an energetic combination of thunderous beats, wonky percussion, samples from classic Arabic music, and local field recording from his native Palestine, Muqata’a makes a powerful statement about the erasure of Palestinian history.

  1. Basic Soul Unit – Drifting Souls [Lab.our]

https://basicsoulunit.bandcamp.com/album/free-to-be

A reflective, soulful slice of Detroit-inspired techno that doesn’t skimp on the thump, combining energetic drum grooves with sparkling, emotive melodies.

  1. Floor Twenty – Say My Name [Extra Spicy]

https://extraspicy.bandcamp.com/album/xtr003

Banging footwork jungle full of heavy drums, chopped-up vocals, and chunky sub bass from the Sydney artist who channels the spirit of Chicago.


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.