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DUTCH E GERM – IN.RAK.DUST
‘IN.RAK.DUST’ is the debut mixtape from ex Gang Gang Dance drummer Tim DeWit, who has been making solo electronic productions under the Dutch E Germ moniker for the last few years since a gunshot injury abruptly put an end to his career as a drummer. DeWit is no newcomer though and has already amassed an impressive list of achievements that includes soundtracking a Hood By Air runway show and the recent ’12 O’Clock Boys documentary’, remixing Fatima Al Qadiri and even being sampled by Kanye West on ‘New Slaves’. The eleven-track mixtape is an ambitious record characterised by its intricate arrangements, immersive soundscapes and disorienting drum work, and is available as a free download via UNO NYC. You can grab it on his website in exchange for your email address.
First emerging with a strong debut EP on Well Rounded Individuals at the start of last year that zig zagged through an array of different sounds across its five tracks with ease, Nottingham DJ and producer Spare‘s skewed club tracks quickly piqued attention. Following some time spent further honing his sound in the studio, he reemerged towards the end of last year with his standout contribution to the ‘Coyote Kings’ compilation – ‘Katana’ – and later this month he will follow that with a full EP for the burgeoning Coyote label, so now seemed like good timing to tap him up for an interview and a mix.
Having spent the last five years pushing the best in new bass, funky and grime with their club night, the Manchester based BPM crew (Madam X, Phaze One, Darka & T.Dot) have now made their first foray into releasing records with the launch of their own label. Using the new avenue to continue championing underground talent, this week they have dropped their debut record in the form of G.S.ONE‘s very solid ‘Lucid Dreams’ EP.
GAZELLE TWIN – BELLY OF THE BEAST
Ahead of the release of her sophomore album ‘UNFLESH’ later this year on the Anti-Ghost Moon Ray label, experimental producer Gazelle Twin has dropped lead single ‘Belly of the Beast’ as a free download. Her unnerving vocal performance is spread across a spray of pummelling bass hits, clattering percussion and claustrophobic fx to powerful effect. The track is also accompanied by a suitably unsettling video which you can watch below.
Following some time spent under the radar, the always on-point Silverback Recordings imprint has initiated the start of a solid upcoming release schedule for this year with a strong new EP from production duo Piri Piri. Featuring three original productions and a killer selection of remixes from Visionist, Jean Nipon, Matthias Zimmermann and Neana, the ‘Patterns’ EP packs plenty of club heat.
In the two and a half years since its inception DJ Haus’ Unknown To The Unknown imprint has introduced listeners to a number of new production talents nestled amongst its burgeoning roster, and none are more impressive that Lisbon-based artist Lake Haze. Ahead of the release of his new ‘Force Of Nature’ EP on UTTU next month, we caught up with him for a chat and he has delivered the latest volume of our mix series.
Following strong sessions from Strict Face, Inkke, Murlo and most recently Sudanim & Miss Modular, the fifth volume of Truants‘ burgeoning ‘Functions of the Now’ series dropped this week in the form of an exceptional mix from Jacques Gaspard Biberkopf.