Cratedigging with Andrew Wowk – July

Our resident cratedigger Andrew Wowk digs in and finds 10 essentials you might have missed during July.

  1. Carlota – Cool In The Pool [трип]

https://triprecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-bow

Beautifully textured, shimmering, EDM-inspired techno that glitters and glistens as it thuds along at a quick pace.

  1. Prequel Tapes – Ruin [Mannequin Records]

https://mannequinrecords.bandcamp.com/album/mnq-142-prequel-tapes-ruin

Marco Freivogel dons his Prequel Tapes alias and drops the BPMs to create a murky, gritty melting pot of industrial atmospherics, distorted drums, and discordant melodies.

  1. 2jack4u + FONZO + Margarida Lacerda – Broke(n) [OpAmp]

https://opamp.bandcamp.com/track/broke-n

A dark and heady trip through an acidic techno wormhole. And it’s a free download!

  1. Nuel – Disincanto Road [Apollo Records]

https://nuel.bandcamp.com/album/fantasia

The renowned techno producer takes a left turn and explores the concept of a “one-man-band” on this expansive electronic/acoustic crossover.

  1. Ocean Lam – Auditory (Jay Tripwire Remix) [Moteur Ville Musique]

https://www.beatport.com/release/auditory-touch/3026186

Canada’s prince of proper tech house flexes his breakbeat and electro muscles with a tripped-out, acidic remix that belongs in any sci-fi funk fan’s collection.

  1. Alexis Vogel – ITherapy [IT Recordings]

https://www.beatport.com/release/clairvoyance-ep/3016697

Deep, pounding, and hypnotic techno that remembers not to skimp on the funk. 

  1. Nicolas Bougaïeff – Nexus (Sam KDC Remix) [MUTE]

Sam KDC continues his journey through the outer fringes of techno, blending razor sharp breakbeats with growling basslines and haunting synth pads.

  1. Cyan85 – Elektro 0ffens1ve [Voitax]

https://voitax.bandcamp.com/album/lucid-intervals

VOITAX · VOI LP03 Cyan85 | Lucid Intervals (Snippets)

A punchy, robotic slammer full of attitude that acknowledges electro’s rich heritage while also infusing it with a contemporary edge. 

  1. Bass To Pain Converter vs David Kras – The Next Red [Zenon Records]

https://zenonrecords.bandcamp.com/album/small-talk-series-vol-16-16-bit

Classy minimal techno with a deep, rolling bassline, twitchy vocal samples, and a touch of live drumming added for some flare.

  1. Mincy – Cute Thing [Extra Spicy]

https://extraspicy.bandcamp.com/album/xtr001

Local imprint Extra Spicy launches with a bang from label head Mincy, who delivers a percussive, and bassline heavy garage/breakbeat crossover.


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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