Crate Digging With Andrew Wowk – February 2018

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.

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.