Crate Digging with Andrew Wowk – October

Our resident selector Andrew Wowk drops 10 essential tracks for your crate during October

Syrte vs Visions of Glosters – Statellite Funk (Syrte Intergalactic Uplink) [Science Cult]
https://www.juno.co.uk/products/syrte-visions-of-glosters-759-370/745161-01/

Crunchy, up-tempo electro that blends spacey effects and atmospherics with chunky drums and growling bass.

Ralph Session – Why Does It Feel [Half Assed]
https://www.beatport.com/release/for-the-dancers/2726564

Classic house flavours dripping with funk and soul, reminiscent of early Masters At Work dancefloor jams.

Fabrizio Rat – Lucid Dream (Ø [Phase] Remix) [Involveo Records]
https://involve-records.bandcamp.com/album/inv027-fabrizio-rat-lucid-dream

Perfect for the early morning dancers, this is beautifully crafted melodic techno that relies on a slowly evolving atmosphere.

BLD – Quixotic [BLD Tape Recordings]
https://bldtaperecordings.bandcamp.com/album/toby

Rave revival at its very best: stomping breakbeats, bubbling 303s and lush pads.

Manuel Sahagun – On Point [Freerange Records]
https://freerangerecords.bandcamp.com/album/awake-ep

A bright, uplifting cut that takes equal inspiration from Balearic nu disco and New York deep house.

Deetron – Photon (Gerd Janson 808 Remix) [Character Holland]
https://www.juno.co.uk/products/deetron-photon-remixes-gerd-janson-carl-cox/753377-01/

A delightful take on one of Deetron’s biggest tunes that flips the original on its head while still maintaining the catchy lead that made it so loveable.

Rory St John – Castle [Voitax]
https://voitax.bandcamp.com/album/excommunication

Leftfield, atmospheric techno that focuses on heady atmospherics, but will also work on a dancefloor thanks to its gritty, lo-fi beats and rumbling bass.

Peter Van Hoesen – Monopoly Live Take [Time To Express]
https://timetoexpress.bandcamp.com/album/uncovered-2008-2018-vol-1

One of many previously unreleased studio jams from the Belgian master featured on Uncovered Volume 1, this is a wonky modular workout that serves as an excellent DJ tool.

Jack Boston Feat. Madcap – Always There [Symmetry Recordings]
https://fanlink.to/SYMM029

Essential drum & bass from a rapidly rising star of the scene. Using his background as a guitarist to inject a playful, live element to his music, Boston reinvigorates the classic liquid sound.

Locked Groove – Do Not Freak (Scuba x Skream Remix) [Hotflush Recordings]
https://lockedgroove.bandcamp.com/album/remixes-2

Sharp breakbeats, cheery piano stabs, and warm, enveloping bass take one of Locked Groove’s best tracks to new, uplifting heights.

HeartWerk – Organic [Audiophile Deep]
https://www.beatport.com/release/fresh/2723057

Low down, chunky progressive flavoured breaks with a deadly acid lead.


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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