In-house selector Andrew Wowk drops 20 MUST have tracks from the last 8 weeks. Get your crates ready!

  1. London Modular Alliance – Black Powder [Applied Rhythmic Technology]

https://www.junodownload.com/products/london-modular-alliance-portable-sanctuary/5185760-02/

Funky, chunky, entirely-analogue electro grooves with sub-rattling low end, quirky effects, and robotic aesthetics.

  1. Source Direct – Street Wars [Tempo Records]

https://temporecords.bandcamp.com/album/source-direct-snake-style-2

The legendary pioneer of the “call-and-response” production technique returns with a sharp and techy stepper. 

  1. Delay Grounds – Are We There Yet? [Lapsus Records]

https://lapsus.bandcamp.com/album/genus

A psychedelic, percussive, experimental techno/breakbeat crossover that combines rough drums with pitch-shifted vocals and washed-out pads.

  1. E-Dancer – Rock To The Beat (Special Request Remix) [Drumcode]

https://www.beatport.com/release/regenerate/3488131

The legendary Paul Woolford dons his Special Request alias to remix the equally legendary Kevin Saunderson’s Detroit techno classic, giving it a contemporary edge without losing the original’s soul.

  1. Chris Stussy – A Glimmer of Hope [Kaoz Theory]

https://www.beatport.com/release/a-glimmer-of-hope-ep/3463831

The Amsterdam-based producer channels the soul of New York on this lush deep house cut.

  1. Stef Mendesidis – Wurlitzer Machinery [Klockworks]

https://www.beatport.com/release/klockworks-33/3502319

Deep, grinding techno driven by a warm, consistent chord sequence from the classic eponymous electronic organ.

  1. CYRK – Intergalactic Refugees [CHILDHOOD]

https://childhood.bandcamp.com/album/ch003lp-cyrk-escaping-earth

Spaced-out, wiggly electro funk that gives a loving nod to the early Detroit pioneers.

  1. Geistech – Presente (Johnny Aux Mix) [Science Cult]

https://sciencecult.bandcamp.com/album/enochian-voices-the-johnny-aux-remixes

Densely packed with detail, this low-slung, hazy slice of electronica rewards multiple listens.

  1. RQ – Bunker [none60]

https://none60records.bandcamp.com/album/nsy047-rq-bunker-migration-rainforest-utopia

One for the deep heads, RQ channels early Photek with tight, steppy drums, chunky bass stabs, and subtle atmospherics.

  1. Marco Shuttle – Through The Cobalt Desert [Incienso]

https://marcoshuttle.bandcamp.com/album/cobalt-desert-oasis

Field recordings blended with modular synthesis, drum machines, effects and analogue oscillators to create a spaced-out, ritualistic rhythm.

  1. Jeroen Search – The Foot Of The Centaur [Axis/The Escape Velocity]

Swirling, dusty pads snake around a driving TR-909 groove, creating just the right amount of tension for this sci-fi techno trip.

  1. Hassan Abou Alam – Cluttered [Needs]

https://needsnfp.bandcamp.com/album/needs-x-gvr-present-the-future-of-vinyl

A dusty, bleeped-out breakbeat roller from the fast-rising Egyptian artist.

  1. Ladymonix – The Nerve [Frizner Electric]

https://friznerelectric.bandcamp.com/album/steppin-out

Equal parts dancefloor ready and deeply heady, this is a delicious blend of warm chords, soulful vocals, and wobbly acid.

  1. Argy – Damanhur (Loew Remix) [Renaissance Records]

https://www.beatport.com/release/the-interior-journey-remixes-part-2/3489989

Harking back to the golden era of progressive breaks, this beautiful, uplifting journey is a perfect set closer.

  1. Mark E – Rain [18437 Records]

https://18437.bandcamp.com/album/in-the-city-ep

One of the finest purveyors of deep and atmospheric house music delivers another classy journey of synth pads and warm chords.

  1. Random Alias – Automat [Breakfast On Mars]

https://www.juno.co.uk/products/random-alias-automat/839575-01/

Tense, ethereal electro with just the right amount bite.

  1. Jolly Mare – Il Capriccio [International Feel]

https://jollymare.bandcamp.com/album/epsilon

Sounding like something from a one-man band from the late Seventies conferring with a studio wizard from the 2020s, the multi-instrumentalist’s opus is a Balearic treat.

  1. Tim Reaper & Kloke – Tensity [TempoCore]

https://temporecords.bandcamp.com/album/tim-reaper-kloke-tunnelvision

The first release from the Tempo Records sub-label delivers mesmerising, deep jungle that combines elements of past, present, and future.

  1. KETTAMA – Move Like Vibert [Steel City Dance Discs]

https://steelcitydancediscs.bandcamp.com/album/steel-city-dance-discs-volume-26

Stomping, euphoric breakbeat with huge sub bass hits and some cheeky sampling of a classic LFO tune.

  1. Cluster Lizard – Multibalance And Immensity | Різновага I Невимірність

https://clusterlizard.bandcamp.com/album/star-corsair

Inspired by the 1971 book “Star Corsair” by Ukrainian science fiction writer Oles Berdnyk, the multidisciplinary duo deliver a grinding, psychedelic, and cinematic piece of machine music.


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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.