Crate Digging with Andrew Wowk – July

Our in-house selector Andrew Wowk returns for another month of essentials for any DJ crate

Apparel Wax – 006 A1 [Apparel Wax]
https://apparelwax.bandcamp.com/album/006-ep

A funk-fuelled, disco-blasting, diva-wailing Summer slammer chock full of attitude.

Roi – Techo [Fanzine]
http://www.beatport.com/release/deixo-ep/2607109

Elegant, blissful electro that takes cues from classic Detroit sounds and incorporates them into a modern framework.

Detroit Swindle Feat. Tom Misch – Yes, No, Maybe (Sterac Electronics Instrumental Remix) [Heist Recordings]
https://www.juno.co.uk/products/detroit-swindle-high-life-the-remixes/735258-01/

Techno pioneer Steve Rachmad delivers something a little different with his low-slung, shimmering disco remix of one of Detroit Swindle’s strongest tracks.

The Emperor Machine – Function [Skint Records]
https://www.beatport.com/release/function/2610138

As a former member of Chicken Lips and Bizarre Inc., it’s no surprise that Andy Meecham has a firm understanding when it comes to blending cosmic warmth with chunky funk.

Peter Van Hoesen – Trim The Facts [Center 91]
https://center91.bandcamp.com/album/kelly-criterion

The Belgian maverick continues his deep dive into where driving mechanical rhythms and intricate sound design meet with this thumping, highly detailed cut.

Joeski Feat. Rachel – Let The Drums Speak! [Rebellion]
https://www.beatport.com/release/let-the-drum-speak%21-feat-rachel/2642607

Few artists have a knack for creating grooves like Joeski, as this chuggy tribal house ride, carried by Rachel’s captivating monologue demonstrates.

Glows – Her Arms [Slow Dance]
https://slowdancerecords.bandcamp.com/album/slow001

If sparkling melodies and driving basslines are your thing, don’t let this lush lo-fi techno ride pass you by.

Mr. C – Radical Inclusion (RadioRental Remix)
https://www.beatport.com/release/radical-inclusion/2652160

Aciiiiiiiid!

Locked Groove Feat. Stella – Eden (Prequel Tapes Remix) [Hotflush Recordings]
https://lockedgroove.bandcamp.com/album/sunset-service-remixes

Taking the original’s uplifting vibe and flipping it on its head, Prequel Tapes turns in a dark, brooding soundscape underpinned by chopped-and-screwed vocals and distorted kicks.

Pugilist – Undulate [Whities Recordings]
https://whities.bandcamp.com/album/blue-06

Australia showing the UK how it’s done with this murky techno-breakbeat hybrid that combines rhythmic low end with sparse dub flavours.


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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