December Crate Digging with Andrew Wowk

Our resident crate digger Andrew Wowk lays down his top 10 picks for December 2018

#1. Epicentrum – Abstract Concept Called Impact [Synewave]
https://www.deejay.de/Epi_Centrum_Excrescence_SWLP03_Vinyl__339821

Tough, groovy techno from Jurek Przedziecki under his Epicentrum alias, which marries Detroit retrofuturism with contemporary functionality.

#2. Sol Ortega – The Underground Establishment (Defend:r Dub) [Rhythm Nation]
https://rnsd.bandcamp.com/album/the-blue-club-ep

The perfect response to chants of “one more tune” if there ever was one: A delightful mix of funky, soulful, and melodic that gives plenty of knowing nods to classic Detroit flavours.

#3. Hermetics – Axis Mundi [R&S Records]
https://soundcloud.com/r-srecords/hermetics-axid-mundi

Swinging beats, rolling bass, and washed-out chords come together in this leftfield cut that’s just at home on a dancefloor as it is in your headphones.

#4. edetto – Like This [edetto]
https://www.beatport.com/release/like-this/2442336

Part techno, part garage, part percussive workout, this absolute slammer is a must have for anyone who likes to jack.

#5. Korablove – Warpesque [Elusive]
https://www.beatport.com/release/hello-darkness%21/2446357

Korablove does the label in this track’s name justice, channelling the spirit of 90’s Warp Records while adding his own unique slant thanks to his fantastic drum programming and sense of harmony.

#6. Blue Veil – Measure Of Time [Dichotomy]
https://www.beatport.com/release/natural-boundary-ep/2432347

A beautiful, uplifting journey that’s sure to be the soundtrack to numerous sunrises this Summer.

#7. Adiel & Donato Dozzy – Cavallina [Danza Tribale]

Proving that all you really need is a great bassline and quality percussion, this deep, heady tribal cut is perfect for late nights and low ceilings.

#8. Abstract Division – Isolated (Peter van Hoesen Mix) [Just This]
https://www.beatport.com/release/aftermath-ep/2441020

Slamming, funk-driven techno that’s aimed squarely at the dancefloor thanks to its spiralling synth sequences and chunky bassline.

#9. Volta Cab – Perseus Wild [Sulk Magic]
Wonky nu-disco that is low-slung, sexy and chock full of energy.

#10. DJ Bone – With A Vengeance [Subject Detroit]
https://www.deejay.de/DJ_Bone_Beyond_SUB046_Vinyl__339817

Detroit’s DJ Bone returns with his trademark soulful take on futuristic machine music.


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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