Crate Digging with Andrew Wowk – May

Our in-house selector Andrew Wowk picks 12 essential tracks during May

mmDenis Rodd – Inhere (Primary Perception Remix) [Cochlea Music]
https://www.deejay.de/Denis_Rodd_Quantum_COC004_Vinyl__353136

Old school, dubbed-out breakbeat flavours that will have your head up in the clouds.

Amish Boy – Set Goering [Power Vacuum]
https://powervacuum.bandcamp.com/album/nice-try-donnie

Pushing the limits of dancefloor-focused music, this slice of brutal, distorted techno is perfect for a dark, cavernous warehouse.

Alstadt Echo – We Feel Like Rust [Semantica]
https://semanticarecords.bandcamp.com/album/this-work-contains-lead-semantica-109

A heady, moody, and atmospheric journey through dusty drums, washed-out chords, and crunchy sub bass growls.

Kangding Ray – Orcan Tears [ara]
http://classic.beatport.com/release/predawn-qualia-ep/2592925

Dark and psychedelic broken beat techno that strikes a balance between lush and gritty.

Data Room – Laugh Track (Jumping Jack Frost Remix) [Ecke]
https://www.juno.co.uk/products/data-room-ep/727474-01/

One of the OG’s of warm, soulful jungle delivers a killer remix full of chopped-up classic breaks and sparkling melodies.

Arctor & Jay Hill – Mercurial [Superfreq]
https://www.beatport.com/release/mercurial-remixes/2546081

Mr. C’s label takes a breather from classic tech house sounds to deliver some wonky-yet-blissful acid breaks from two of the most interesting artists out there right now.

Vesa-Matti Kivioja – Wavellite [Ljudverket]
https://ljudverket.bandcamp.com/album/mineral-waves

Some serious head-nodding business here thanks to some low slung trip-hop flavoured bass and percussion and spacey, heavily reverbed atmospherics.

Denney – West Coast Revival [Hot Creations]
https://www.beatport.com/release/west-coast-revival/2572501

This one does exactly what it says on the tin. It’s straight-up mid-2000s West Coast house flavours and it’s a damn good groove.

Degray – Memento (Consciousness Mix) [Parse Audio]
https://shop.parseaudio.com/album/memento

A delightful 2-step track that takes things down a darker, more sombre route than is typical of the genre. Think a more dancefloor friendly take on Burial.

Kapote – Fusion 79 [Toy Tonics]
https://www.juno.co.uk/products/kapote-what-it-is/727794-01/

If you need a solid funk injection, this is it right here. Tough drums, slap bass loops, and cheeky samples make this feel like something you’d find shuffling through your dad’s rare disco records.

Flevans – It Just Goes (Ray Mang Extended Remix) [Jalapeño Records]
https://flevansofficial.bandcamp.com/album/it-just-goes-feat-sarah-scott-ray-mang-remix

Fans of classic soulful, vocal house will be all over this blissful, horn-led jam with a fantastic vocal contribution from Sarah Scott.

Cousn – Brain Ticker [FAMLY Records]
https://www.beatport.com/release/brain-ticker/2597623

Sometimes you just want some fun, up-tempo, tongue-in-cheek house music to bounce around to, and when that urge strikes, this should be your first stop.


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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