Crate digging with Andrew Wowk (June)

Our in-house selctor Andrew Wwok digs deep to find 10 essentials you might have missed in June

  1. Ben Sims – Discoma [Planet X]

https://planetxsociety.bandcamp.com/album/px099-100-years-of-colombia

Part of an enormous compilation raising money for people fighting corruption in Colombia, Ben Sims does what he does best on his contribution: Tough, percussive grooves, chunky basslines, and oodles of funk.

  1. Joeski – Faded [Crosstown Rebels]

https://crosstownrebels.bandcamp.com/album/in-dub-we-trust

The New York house legend transplants dub reggae aesthetics and production techniques into his trademark groovy, deep house sound with outstanding results.

  1. Itay Dailes – Are We There Yet? [Science Cult]

https://sciencecult.bandcamp.com/album/are-we-there-yet

Lush, melodic electro that blends snappy beats with otherworldly synths and a squelchy acid lead.

  1. Will Hofbauer & Sangre Voss – Pumice [Control Freak Recordings]

https://controlfreakrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/steppe-ep-inc-ciel-remix

Subtle, meditative breakbeat with a tribal edge.

  1. 313 Acid Queen & SickBoy – GUARDIAN [Detroit Underground]

https://detund.bandcamp.com/album/buildings

An up-tempo, party-starting breakbeat jam centred around a gritty, always-evolving bassline and hypnotic drum patterns.

  1. M.R.E.U.X. – Flash 

http://www.blumoogmusic.com/albums/m-r-e-u-x-mark-broom-night-vision-blug014/

Stripped-down, spaced-out techno that adds a dash of funk with its catchy analogue bassline.

  1. Joe Cleen – Every Little Thing [SlothBoogie]

https://slothboogie.com/album/routines-ep

Straight-up disco edit heat that speaks for itself. An essential summer banger.

  1. AMA//MIZU – One By One [SaS Recordings]

https://amamizu.bandcamp.com/track/one-by-one

A deep, reflective electronica/house crossover with soft, echoing vocals, dusty drums, and grainy synths.

  1. Floyd Lavine – Mr. Bones [Afrikan Tales]

https://floydlavine.bandcamp.com/album/story-tellers-pt-2

A key figure in the Afro music scene in Europe, the RISE collective creator infuses modern electronic music with the traditional elements of rhythm and storytelling from African music.

  1. Unknown Face – Computers In Control [DSCI4]

https://dsci4.bandcamp.com/album/spy-technologies-8-pandemic

Unknown Face delivers one for the heads-down crew that injects modern production and sound design into a late 90s tech-step framework.


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.