In a monthly series, our in-house selector Andrew Wowk lists his top 10 essential picks for the month.
#1. Rob Clouth – Shedding Layers [Mesh]
A surprisingly dancefloor friendly track from the usually leftfield artist, but one that still retains his trademark experimentation and sound design.
#2. TML – Human [Hotflush Recordings]
Grungy, lo-fi electronica that mixes cold, bleak synths with driving, distorted percussion.
#3. Cassy & Art Alfie – Solar (Chris Count Remix) [Kwench Records]
A deceptively tough little acid jam that subtly rides the groove until the 303 is in full squelch mode.
#4. Trinity & Qu-Zen – Syzygy [Hypnotic Room]
Driving syncopated techno with just the right blend of atmosphere and grit.
#5. Acid Mondays – Universal Rhythm (The Maghreban Soul Mix) [R&S]
An off-kilter broken beat trip that mashes up elements of world music, acid jazz, and downtempo.
#6. Eduardo De La Calle – Upendra [Biologic Records]
The Spanish producer channels Detroit for a beautiful deep techno journey.
#7. ANNA – The Dansant [Kompakt]
A big, ravey, and uplifting peak time monster from the Brazil’s techno ambassador
#8. CutOff! CutOff! – Décollage [RSNTR Rec.]
Absolutely brutal industrial-techno-meets-UK-bass that owes as much to British Murder Boys as it does to Planet Mu.
#9. Andu Simion – Babadook [Palinoia]
A subtle, warm little gem of a deep house record. Definitely not as scary as its namesake.
#10. James Zabiela – X-Ray [Balance Music]
Everyone’s favourite technical wizard on the decks returns with his first original production in more than three years, and it’s worth the wait: Every gritty, acidic moment of it.