Crate Digging with Andrew Wowk – March

Our resident selector Andrew Wowk picks 10 essentials for your record box in March

Pfirter – The Empty Space [MindTrip]
https://mindtriprec.bandcamp.com/album/the-empty-space-2

Dark, hypnotic, broken beat techno with gradually morphing, resonant lead synth that snakes its way around tight percussion and heavy bass.

Fire At Work – Resample The Future [Monolith Records]
https://monolithrecberlin.bandcamp.com/album/atomic-spawn

If controlled chaos is your thing, then this slice of industrial-flavoured techno, complete with distorted kicks and grinding percussion has your name on it.

Locked Groove – Wally’s Groove World [Hotflush]
https://lockedgroove.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-orbit

The Belgian prodigy examines classic rave and new beat through the lens of contemporary house, and the result is an uplifting dose of peak-time fun.

Soul Clap – Natural Bliss [House Of EFUNK]
https://www.beatport.com/release/jupiter-crush/2517988

The Boston funksters launch their new label with a Balearic-house-meets-disco banger that blends influences from the golden days of Ibiza and New York.

Cari Lekebusch – Track Ahead [H-Productions]
https://www.beatport.com/release/jack-in-the-box/2513982

The stalwart of Swedish techno demonstrates that you can keep an eye on the trends around you while still retaining the elements of your sound that first hooked underground music fans. Quality machine funk.

Fauvrelle – Cooler Than Cold [In Flagrante Music]
https://www.beatport.com/release/throughout-the-years/2529281

In a world where tech house has become a dirty word, it’s great to hear an artist who truly understands the essence of the genre and shows that deep, warm, chunky grooves are still as enjoyable as ever.

Setaoc Mass – Evidence [SK_eleven]
https://skeleven.bandcamp.com/album/setaoc-mass-53-degrees-north-part-one

Just the right balance of deep and pounding. Although this is a dancefloor-ready cut, it has plenty of intelligent sounds and atmospherics that reward closer listening.

Jaden Thompson & Dub Clap – Freak Groove [Emerald City Music]
https://www.beatport.com/release/alright-ep/2515486

Take a time machine back to a smoky Chicago warehouse with this freaky acid house jam. All the essentials are there: tight drums, warped vocals, and of course a squelchy TB-303 line.

Yothu Yindi – Treaty (Carl Cox Remix) [Feather Recordings]
https://www.beatport.com/release/treaty-carl-cox-remix/2514719

One legend remixing another – you know the outcome is going to be good. Cox takes the iconic Australian track and turns it into a peak-time stomper without losing its soul or symbolic importance.

Om Unit & Kid Drama – Untitled 3 [Apollo]
https://omunitxkiddrama.bandcamp.com/album/untitled-works-ep

Two of the legends of drum and bass team up and share their unique vision for the outer realms of the genre on this futuristic jungle stepper.


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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