Egyptrixx follows up his enthusiastically received 2011 album, 'Bible Eyes', with an equally praiseworthy effort. 'A/B Til Infinity' blends extravagantly abstracted bass music breaks with crisp layers of high-fidelity synths, seamlessly oscillating between dance floor condensation and ambient dissolution. Remarkable.
More Club Constructions antics from Night Slugs, this time from Philip Gamble mostly known as Girl Unit. Leaving the saccharine melodies behind, 'Pleasuredrome' is a feisty EBM-leaning techno activator swinging wantonly at your bass bins, 'Code Switch' roaming redux larger-than-life beats in smart moves.
This label is featured in Update #089:
Cosmin TRG, Holden, Minilogue, Kangding Ray
No use complaining about April's weather anymore, but we certainly didn't complain about the month's new music with great releases by the likes of Cosmin TRG, James Holden, Minilogue, Kangding Ray, and !!! improving our time indoors. Also don't miss our more...
Night Slugs co-commandeer lets loose another clutch of prime-time dance fodder after his recent outing on Clone's Jack For Daze. 'Ballad 4D' takes a deep-sea plunge into unknown grime-techno coordinates, 'Not Mad' gloriously smears funk across clapped militance and 'Signal' assesses the aqua-funk underworld. Stonkin'.
Selected as Artist of week #9
This label is featured in Update #086:
Drexciya, Night Slugs Allstars, Theo Parrish, Pop Ambient 2013
2013's first month might have started out a bit slow, but in the end a flush of excellent releases should have left none of you cold. Whether it's Theo Parrish's brilliantly experimental house tunes, Kompakt's sublime 'Pop Ambient 2013' or a wealth of great more...
Following up 2010's Volume 1, London's Night Slugs crew manage to consistently throw together a follow up compilation with almost as much grime/bass/house bravado as its predecessor. Alongside Bok Bok, L-Vis et al, newer signings Helix and Morri$ with Jam City's 'How We Relate...' a stand-out.
Following up on his much lauded album from earlier this year Jam City drops his programmatically titled 'Classical Club Mixes' - six cuts of inventive and adventurous bass music, from in-your-face drum assaults to reflective, electronica-tinged tracks. Highly original, warmly recommended.
This label is featured in Update #084:
Michael Mayer, Anstam, Daphni, Prins Thomas
Right in time for the Northern Hemisphere's inevitable cool-down, some of our favourite artists are injecting human warmth into their music: Daphni, Juju & Jordash, Prins Thomas, Anstam, Elektro Guzzi - all rely on hand-played drums or unquantised synths to more...
This label is featured in Update #081:
Modeselektion Vol. 02, Guy Gerber, Fennesz, Digitalism
Here comes our June recap - its for all of you who might have missed some of the month's music over watching football or enjoying the perfect weather that surely must have existed someplace. Outstanding albums have come from Jamie Jones, Guy Gerber, more...
Lil Silva returns to Night Slugs for the second volume of 'Club Constructions', and as we've come to expect from the much-lauded label, the three tracks on display are definite winners for the bass music crowd: Subtle, half-stepping rhythms meet bouncy basslines and grimy drops. Bass deluxe.
This label is featured in Update #080:
Âme, Shackleton, Oxia, Claro Intelecto
Extensive polling shows May firmly leading the race for the world's favourite month and we hope it's been treating you kindly. At zero" we certainly can't complain, with a volley of great music having been flung our way in the past 31 days: Fantastic more...
Selected as Label of week #19
Selected as Artist of week #50
This label is featured in Update #072:
Elektro Guzzi, Marcel Dettmann, Sepalcure, Surkin
If you are based on the planet's northern hemisphere like we are, chances are you're either looking for a melancholic soundtrack to the greyness outside or some cheerful music to counter its adverse effects right now. Either way, this month's releases more...
Kingdom needs little more than a funky monosynth, a kickdrum and a handclap to nail it on his new EP. Add a few old school vocal snippets on 'Stalker Ha' and a hint of witchhouse on 'Hood By Air Theme' and you've got another great addition to the Night Slugs catalogue.
This label is featured in Update #067:
Secretsundaze, Roska, Fennesz, Little Dragon
We hope that you have escaped the grizzly northern European weather in time and will be spending your Monday morning at a sunny beach. But even if you'll be riding the subway to work instead, here is some of our favourite new music to keep you in a summer more...
This label is featured in Update #066:
This Year's Best Albums For A Special Price
A hot and long summer finally at our doorstep, it is once again time to appreciate the best music of the year so far in our Summer Sale 2011! From Moebius to Moby, from the deepest electronic underground to chart-topping heights, 150 of our favourite albums more...
Jam City follows up last winter's 'Magic Drops' EP with a fine five-tracker: 'Waterwork' shows off freestyle squarewave riffs and stop-and-go rhythms that are as much a take on 1991 Sheffield bleep as they are on modern day UK funky house. Another winner from the Night Slugs camp.
This label is featured in Update #065:
John Tejada, Ricardo Villalobos, Tiger & Woods
Release schedules hit a fever pitch in June as record labels scramble to the finish line before the festival season. It's been harder than ever to separate the wheat from the chaff, but this month's essentials once again represent our cream of the more...
27 June 2011
One of the most recognizable tracks to appear on the sh*t-hot Night Slugs label, Girl Unit's 'Wut' defined the label's unique sound with its crystalline synths, catchy cut-up vocals, forward-thinking club mentality. Dirtybird/Mothership boss, Claude Von Stroke gets a firm hold on a bubbly broken house remix.