Crate Digging with Andrew Wowk – May

Our in-house selector Andrew Wowk checks out the lastest Covid must haves during lock down

Blixaboy – Dwarf Star Conspiracies [Wolf Trap]
https://www.beatport.com/release/dwarf-star-conspiracies/2868316

Deep, hypnotic techno tailored-made from dark rooms with low ceilings.

Nathan Fake – Vectra [Cambria Instruments]
https://nathanfake.com/album/blizzards

Nathan Fake returns with another beautiful, off-kilter trip through the furthest reaches of dancefloor-ready electronic music.

Ae:ther – We’ll Be Together (Francesco Mami Remix) [Crosstown Rebels]
https://lnk.to/CRM235

Warm, spacious atmospherics and a tight bassline snake around deep, percussive rhythms. The definition of “chug.”

Client_03 – Thought Disposal [Astrophonica]
https://client03.bandcamp.com/album/thought-disposal

Fracture’s Astrophonica imprint delves into lower-BPM territory with this excellent slice of acidic electro.

Kincaid – All My Things A Broken Because I Am Broke [Céad]
https://ceadcead.bandcamp.com/album/kincaid-all-my-things-are-broken-because-i-am-broke

Otherworldly, stripped-down mechanical rhythms that balance precision with playfulness.

Mohawk Valley Formula – Vast Montana Skies [Solar Phenomena Digital]
https://www.beatport.com/release/contours-of-life/2898425

A gritty, introspective progressive breaks journey that will appeal to fans of slow-burning soundscapes.

Immediate Proximity – Skynet Scanner [Radio Matrix]
https://radiomatrix.bandcamp.com/album/immediate-proximity-2334

Ominous, shuffly, sci-fi techno explorations from the outer reaches of space.

Marco Faraone – No Drama [Rekids]
https://www.beatport.com/release/no-filter/2910327

The Italian producer channels early Jeff Mills with a trippy combination of sonar blips, dusty chords, and chunky drums.

Broz Inc – Gimme It (K Alexi Shelby Remix) [Badam Music]
https://www.beatport.com/release/body-fresh/2718337

Chicago legend K Alexi Shelby turns in a deep, soulful house gem that sets up the groove early and rides it the whole way through.

Per Hammar – DX Sport [Dirty Hands]
https://blackroundtwelve.de/release/pathfinder-lp/

A lush, dub techno flavoured tech house ride that is equal parts funky and thoughtful.

Kylin Tyce – Further South [Tessellate]
https://www.juno.co.uk/products/kylin-tyce-do-your-thing/773855-01/

Shuffling drums, funky chords, a catchy sax line, and woolly bass come together to create soulful garage of the highest calibre.

EOD – Shy [bbbbbb Records]
https://bbbbbbrecors.bandcamp.com/album/zone

A weird and wonderful concoction of UK braindance, Detroit techno, and Chicago footwork.

ED1999 – Pandemonium [Porpax Records]
https://porpaxrecords.bandcamp.com/album/original-sin

Twisted and menacing EBM that combines classic tropes from the genre with contemporary influences from electro-techno.

India Jordan – Rave City [Local Action]
https://indiajordan.bandcamp.com/album/for-you

Straddling the line between jungle and happy hardcore, this wonderfully uplifting piece of breakbeat rave goodness is guaranteed to cause spontaneous smiles and raise hands.

Es.tereo – Silver Blue [Samurai Music]
https://samuraimusic.bandcamp.com/album/outliers-1

Taken from the phenomenal Outliers compilation, this is Es.tereo at his darkest, grimiest, and most punishing, blending distorted Amen breaks with booming sub bass and reverbed sonics.


Andrew Wowk
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.