Crate Digging with Andrew Wowk – February

Our in-house selector Andrew Wowk lists his top 10 essential tunes for February

Kincaid – Stare Into My Monstera [Aeon]
https://www.beatport.com/release/monstera-ep/2495373

An absolutely loose jam that rolls along with choppy drums, huge Nord leads, and a chunky bassline. Peak time goodness.

6th Borough Project – Right Next Time (Frederick Remix) [Fifty Fathoms Deep]
https://www.phonicarecords.com/product/6th-borough-project-find-your-rhythm-remixed-part-two-pre-or-fifty-fathoms-deep/157298

Lush, uplifting deep house made for sunrise sets. Beautiful vocals, warm chords, and a classic Moog style bassline.

Mary Yalex – Remember When [Dichotomy]
https://www.beatport.com/release/remember-when/2501268

If you’re after something heady and hypnotic, but still drenched in melody and emotion, this is it.

Ecotone – Gluttony [Dame-Music]
https://bloodymarydamemusic.bandcamp.com/album/under-his-eye-lp

Dark, sinister electro with razor sharp beats, psychotic synth loops, and a gritty acid bassline.

Hadone – Optical Glasses [Taapion Records]
https://hadonedu70.bandcamp.com/album/defining-persuasion

IDM-meets-ambient-meets-breakbeat in a flurry of skittering beats, chopped-up vocals, and lush pads.

Volor Flex – Blowing Smoke [Apollo Records]
https://volorflextrampique.bandcamp.com/album/blowing-smoke-ep-2019

Rolling 2-step beats shuffle away under moody minor chords in this essential slice of future garage.

Giovanni Damico – The Sound Of Revolution [Lumberjacks In Hell]
https://www.juno.co.uk/products/giovanni-damico-the-sounds-of-revolution/707200-01/

A funked-out trip through the disco cosmos courtesy of an Italian legend.

Adryiano – Me And You And Here (Pitto’s Groove Your Body Remix) [Heist Recordings]
https://store.detroitswindle.com/vinyl/heist036

Bias – Riverblood [Koslif]
https://koslif.bandcamp.com/releases

Deep, immersive, grainy dub techno that would make Basic Channel proud.

Marc Romboy – Zukunft (Third Son Rave Mix) [Systematic Recordings]
https://www.beatport.com/release/moonface-zukunft-remixes/2490565

Doing exactly what it says on the label, this peak time monster throws us right back to the 90’s acid house explosion.

Aubrey – Binary Jazz [Out Er Germany]
https://www.juno.co.uk/products/aubrey-gravitational-lensing/717858-01/

Taken from the UK artist’s first album in 18 years, this lovely deep techno jam adds hints of Detroit and Chicago to the mix.


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.

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