This artist is featured in Update #085:
Vladislav Delay, Madteo, Kris Wadsworth, Raime
In a month not short on excellent club-ready releases it was the wealth and quality of experimental electronica recordings that surprised us most. From Mouse on Mars' bastardly bass music mutations over the jazzy timbres of Nicolas Jaar's 'Don't Break My Love' more...
Rush Hour sniffed out New York producer last year and released 'Specialty Party' followed by this, his debut LP. Somewhere in between warm NY garage house and its colder clipped derivative UK garage, with jazz, soul and disco influences forming a cohesive, refreshing and transatlantic compatible sound. Top.
This artist is featured in Update #049:
Shackleton, Jamie XX, James Blake
In the disparate world of bass music, dubstep has unravelled itself in multiple directions. This month, this is no better demonstrated as one of dubstep's most unique pioneers Shackleton returns with two killer EPs on Honest Jon's. Also on the radar are great more...
Policy follow up a first release on Car Crash Set last year with 'Speciality Party' on Amsterdam's prestigious Rush Hour imprint. The title track sets echoing vocals and lopsided melodies against a stumbling rhythmic background, while 'Lights Over Fort Lee' takes a more jazzy turn. A speciality indeed.