We’re all for extravagant novelty when it’s matched with kick-ass music… who knew a die-cut dystopian picture disc of Helena Hauff facing off with a gruesome alien (presumably one of The Exaltics) was what we needed in the grim year of our lord 2021? This collab follows previous Exaltics link-ups with Egyptian Lover and Gerald Donald no less. Head to the Bandcamp to drop a pre-order, and listen to the previews below.
We love all the music Tadd Mullinix touches, but we missed this. Over the latter half of 2020 he slipped out some one-shot tracks on his Bandcamp under his JTC moniker. These are now known as the Red Series. The framing of these pieces, undoubtedly helped by the sick artwork, somehow adds weight to what can feel like the disposability of a digi-only release. A classy touch like we’d expect from this cat.
A new community radio station for Berlin, bringing a wide range of discussion and music to the airwaves. Head to the Refuge website for more info and keep your eyes peeled for an International Orange show coming soon.
Mutant future funk dropping on Bosconi
Watch out for the new release from Tuscan mainstays Minimono on Bosconi. They’ve always been somewhat chameleonic, but this is a real switch-up into broken-beat, electro, body-popping territory that should sit right with fans of SFV Acid and the like.
The Illest Villains Parts 1 & 2
Etch delivers “The Illest Villains” inspired by DOOM and other greats releasing tracks under alter egos
Part 1 is straight up DOOM and his alter egos, collabs, and group projects; while part 2 explores Madlib / Lord Quas, Kool Keith / Dr Octagon / Dr. Dooom, and Fly Lo / Captain Murphy
This EP absolutely slaps. Brought to you by Detroit up and comer DJ Girl, aka Terri Shaska, on D.Tiffany’s excellent label Planet Euphorique. This is Midwestern rave tackle of the highest order – gnarly, acidic, full of grit and personality.
Shirking modesty in favour of absolutely massive moves, the ever-excellent WNCL Recordings (helmed by rave-devoted breaks duster and house hustler West Norwood Cassette Library) are gifting us three hefty slabs this first shaky month of 2021. Jungle legend Justice delivers no less than 10 two-minute slices to the Library Toolkit series, Mani Festo serves up some darkside, future-minded breakbeat science and West Norwood himself digs back in the archives for a valuable relic from 1993, the blistering ‘Out Of My Head’ (backed up with hench remixes from Denham Audio, Mani Festo and Skin Teeth). Head to the WNCL Soundcloud for the previews!