June crate digging with Andrew Wowk

In a monthly series, our in-house selector Andrew Wowk lists his top 10 essential picks for the month.

#1. Peggy Gou – Shero [Needs – Not For Profit]
The Berlin-via-Korea house maestro lays down warm chords, punchy drums, and funky bass for the charity focused Needs label.

#2. Monoloc – Tear Off [Unterland]
Meditative, immersive electronica that blends warm tones with glitchy effects.

#3. Manni Dee – Smut [Tresor]
Brutal, nihilistic industrial techno that takes sound design and manipulation to a whole new level.

#4. Mathew Jonson – Decompression (Deadbeat Remix) [Freedom Engine]
A spaced-out, dubby interpretation of the minimal classic that retains its grit while taking it into heady new directions.

#5. Mella Dee – DG Redux [Warehouse Music]
Hefty, up-tempo, loop-based grooves with a delicious disco edge.

#6. Miss Kittin & The Hacker – Love On 26 [Dark Entries Records]
A previously unreleased gem from the 90s, this is Miss Kittin and The Hacker at their arty, irreverent, and weird best.

#7. JK Flesh – Wasplike [Inner Surface]
Justin Broadrick, the guy from Napalm Death, Godflesh, and Jesu making techno. Nasty in the best way possible.

#8. Brame & Hamo – Limewire [Brame & Hamo]
A lovely little slice of warm, melodic breakbeat that gives a firm nod to the 90s with some classic breaks and a beautiful piano lead.

#9. Rasmus Hedlund – Intet Efter Allt [Ljudverket]
Dusty broken beat techno with a huge, grainy bassline and subtle atmospherics.

#10. X-Altera – Check Out The Bass [Ghostly International]
Future jungle? Post-dubstep? Breakbeat hardcore? Call it what you what, it doesn’t change the fact this is a slammer of a tune full of uplifting rave chords, sub-rattling bass, and cheeky ragga vocals.

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.