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Butu Yard triumphs Good Ova Evil

18-01-2022
 

We’ve been clocking the excellent music on XCPT out of Matera, Southern Italy, for a little while now – check the Sativa Club 12″ from last year if you haven’t already – but this new one deserves an extra shout out. There’s not much out there about who or what Butu Yard is (“Jonic coast soundboys collective” anyone?) but the strength of this new single can’t be messed with. Heavyweight dreadstep vibes on the A with a mighty MC spot (alas, without a specific name credit), while the flip offers up a drumfunk depth charge from the aforementioned Sativa Club. Both sides absolutely killer, don’t sleep on this one.

DRILLIAN TAPE

12-01-2022

Manonmars and Bogues face off with Ishan Sound and Neek

10-12-2021
 

This is one to snap your head off, straight from the Young Echo firmament. Ishan Sound and Neek join forces to lay down some next level riddims carrying some of Manonmars and Bogues most incisive flows to date. If the names are new to you, track back to get acquainted. If you’re aware already, then this crossing of swords should be very exciting indeed. Pure firepower slated to drop early 2022.

ASTRYD meet Machine Woman, Delay Grounds and more uptown

03-12-2021

Claire Sawers’ interview with ASTRYD from earlier in the year highlighted their work in experimental techno as promoters of queer-centric parties, live performers and DJs. Following up on their debut EP Blind Summit, the Bristol-based duo have invited four producers to deliver new abstractions of their original tracks for the Blind Summit Reworked EP. Amongst the excellent results from their findings, which lean heavily into modernist techno territory, is this snappy, industrial-tinged version of ‘Allocated Leisure Time’ by Memory Play. Be sure to check the other sure shots from Machine Woman, Delay Grounds and El Hardwick too though.

ASTRYD ยท Allocated Leisure Time – (Memory Play Rework)

Catch up on Skam broadcasts

28-10-2021
 

There’s something magical about a label like Skam, who by rights could have dined out on their prescient role in the development of UK electronica but instead stubbornly maintained a stealthy presence which rewards the dedicated followers and shuns hype. The latest in their deep cover endeavours is AMKS, a self-hosted, live-streaming broadcast session which pops up intermittently, with the next show scheduled for this Sunday, October 31, 2021.

You might never be sure exactly who’s on the buttons, although some names are given. It’s no surprise to see a Skam fixture like Gescom popping up, but rumour ‘pon net is there are plenty of other ‘names’ tucked away in the mysterious shows, which have been airing since lockdown began last year. It would figure, given Skam’s heritage, but equally they’re always bringing fresh names into the mix too. Whatever the case, you know the quality of the sonics will be utmost at all times.

You can look over the details of previous transmissions via the label’s Instagram, or if you want to dive into the quintessentially crunchy ‘lectronix the label still proudly carries, a useful YouTuber named Leisure Complex has unofficially archived many of them for your listening pleasure.

Out to Nate from Organic Analogue for the tip-off.