Yet another interesting, unexpected and inspired signing from the brilliant Now Again, who unveil the talents of this young, Brazilian guitarist. Featuring none other than legendary percussionist Airto Moreira (who appears here on his first album project in 10 years) you know this musically astute, dot-joining talent is clearly going to be one to watch. After all, it’s not every day your debut offering gets a stamp of approval from a bona fide legend.
Tokyo-based producer Fleck delivers a superior electro release that includes the title track’s EBM-style lurch and the supremely moody ‘What R We Waiting 4’. Carl Finlow and Pip Williams also deliver fantastic remixes of 'Nice Guy' built from oppressive bass tones and Kraftwerk-style synths.
One of my favourite breakthrough artists of the moment is back with more relatively downtempo, yet high energy chaos. Classic rave synth samples are contrasted with brutal kick-drums, making this another original hit!
Destined for undoubted — and thoroughly deserved — greatness, this is a floor-slaying jam from French foursome Club Cheval (aka CanBlaster, Myd, Panteros666 and Sam Tiba). Featuring vocals from Los Angeles singer Phlo Finster — an alumnus of South Central's Crenshaw High, where the likes of Ice-T and several of Odd Future were schooled — hers is a silken, singular performance. But somehow, the absolute best thing about 'From the Basement to the Roof' is the fact that it never totally lets loose, never resorts to the lowest common denominator. Oh, and the piano at the end. Which is ace.