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.