Founder of UK label Kaleidoscope Patten makes the move over to Warp Records. From the busy mash of speeding whirs and grainy melodies of 'Aviary', 'oea/Catalogue's slurred synths and trudging rhythms and 'Obsidian Alms' soupy multicomplex rhythmic tangents, he blends in well to the label's electronica history.
L.A. duo Nguzunguzu appear with a new EP on Night Slugs's sister label Fade To Mind. Svelte futuristic synth melodies, tethered with nimble percussion gracing grime, bass music, trap and funky, from the oriental flavour of 'Foam Feathers' to dystopic melodies of 'Skycell'. Post-everything though, natch.
The quirky funking sound of Chk Chk Chk get a whole host of remixes from this year's 'Thr!!!er' album, Anthony Naples makes dreamy house of 'Californiayeah' and Maurice Fulton's rework of 'One Girl/One Boy' injects it with a good bout of feel-good soul and funk, ending on Alex Burkat's acid workout.
Where Bobby Krlic's debut LP focused more on live instrumental performance, his follow up excavates sonic cavities through more abstract electronic means. Akin to the weighty impact of Emptyset and poignant, macabre imagery of Demdike Stare and Raime, needless to say his own impressive sensibility is at the core.
Nobody does it quite like Mr John Tejada, in another release for Kompakt 'Somewhere' gently knocks elastic synths under its techno groove and a spoken vocal. 'Elsewhere' whirls hi-hats around its luscious chords, somehow keeping his type of tech-house in a separate realm to its cheesy contemporaries.
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