Crate Digging with Andrew Wowk – January

Our in-house selector Andrew Wowk pics 10 essential tracks for your crate

Manakinz – Snakehips [Mitchell Street Records]

The Glaswegian duo channel New York on this infectious, tribal-flavoured house cut that blends chunky drums with a heady siren lead and chopped-up vocal stabs.

Roger Gerressen – Cerendipity [Yoyaku Records]

Sparkling melodies and dusty chords come together on this delightful, airy slice of deep house.

Adonis Rivera – XX Acid [Crosstown Rebels]

Driving, peak-time acid that harks back to the golden era of early 2000s progressive without overdoing the nostalgia.

Blixaboy – Molo [Audiophile Deep]

The Dallas native offers up some lush, soulful electro that stands out amongst the stark, mechanical sound dominating the genre at the moment.

Chrissy – In Paradise (Loods Remix) [17 Steps]

An absolutely huge, uplifting rave-inspired house jam that would easily have sent a Mancunian warehouse crowd nuts back in the 90s (and will do plenty of damage on contemporary dancefloors, too).

Dstm – Selfish Attitude [Entail Records]

Hard techno doesn’t have to be serious all the time – this absolute belter has a fun, playful attitude that nicely complements its thunderous, driving groove.

Bomat – Classy Talk [Nurvous Records]

Pure, unadulterated house music. Nothing more needs to be said.

Rob Clouth – The Vacuum State [Mesh]

Taken from Clouth’s forthcoming album Zero Point, The Vacuum State is a chaotic-but-beautiful exploration of chance and coincidence in musical form. A fitting tribute the zero-point energy in quantum mechanics it takes inspiration from.

Om Unit – Peninsula [Submerged]

Om Unit once again defies convention and categorisation with this up-tempo, dub-inspired, and super deep jungle cut.

Glaskin – Ratunek [Yael Trip]

Slamming, gritty electro from the rapidly rising Munich duo. The bassline on this is absolutely filthy, and the twisted vocals add a layer of weird playfulness 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.