Crate Digging with Andrew Wowk – May 2018

In a monthly series, our in-house selector Andrew Wowk lists his top 10 essential picks for the month.

Phuture – We Are Phuture (Ricardo Villalobos “We Are Phuture I” Remix) [Get Physical]

The classic acid cut from Chicago pioneers Phuture gets a minimal makeover courtesy of Ricardo Villalobos, full of twisted vocal samples, squelchy 303’s and glitchy drums.

Alexander Kowalski – Ode To The Wolves [MORD]

Driving, broken beat techno that is considerably darker than we’re used to from Kowalski.

E Davd – Distant Sun [X-Kalay]

Absolutely delightful lo-fi house that beautifully blends warm chords with funky acid stabs.

Patrick Higgins – White Lie [Other People]

18 minutes of looped guitar improvisations, droney soundscapes, and brain melting effects. An ambient masterpiece.

The Black Dog – Cognitive Dissonance [Dust Science]

A throwback to the golden era of “druggy” prog, this one is for the late night dancers.

mode_alone – Manscape Yourself To Death [hfn music]

Grinding, low-slung indie dance that has loads of energy despite its low BPM.

Audiokern – Under The Same Sun [Klangkeller Records]

Warm and heady future garage flavours with just enough oomph to make it work on the dancefloor and in headphones.

Modvek – Unknown Facts 01 [Modvek]

Dark, moody techno that balances driving beats and bass with spaced-out, trippy atmospherics.

L.B. Dub Corp – Reel One [Mote Evolver]

Luke Slater returns under his housier alias with a wicked slice of chunky, bassline-driven dancefloor fuel.

Glenn Astro & Hodini – Magic America [Apollo]

Funky, summery instrumental hip-hop full of cheeky samples.


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.