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HIGH FIVE: OCTOBER

The five nights you need to hit in the UK this October!
The Storm EP - Habstrakt & Megalodon - Never Say Die

Another hawking globule of brostep phlegm flobs into my ears in the most hi-NRG and mid-range way. It’s a pretty intense rush, kicking off with ‘Yabba Dabs’, a screeching joyride of grating wobble. Followed by ‘The Storm’ a pile-driving onslaught of side-chained synth abuse, only to be upstaged by ‘Revenge’, a thumping romper stomper, culminating in ‘Riddim 101’ which can only appeal to anyone below the age of 18, delirious through Meow Meow abuse. I’m exhausted.

Rock La Bibliotek EP - Ekoplekz - WNCL

No guff Chet, I’ve been waiting for Ekoplekz to do something like this for what seems like a long, long time. Not that he hasn’t made music that would function on and pretty much batter any lesser soundsystem in the past, it just feels like these six tracks completely revel in their newfound directness. Basically, take that busted plekzed sound palette, apply it to slow chug techno and you’ve got ‘Sarkaztik’, aka my realised dream.

 

Bricks Don't Roll - DJ Hazard - Playaz Recordings

You can’t dispute it’s a banger, You can’t dispute that it sets the dance on fire and you certainly can not dispute his title as the undisputed King of jump up. Hazard has the formulae to create the biggest of tunes from the simplest of sounds. The patterns are reminiscent of Clipz circa late naughties, never a bad thing, and the vocal is super sexy. Listen to this with caution, its seriously catchy, and you’ll sound like a weirdo trying to hum it on the bus.

The .XVX Files - Ultrademon - Hyperboloid

What do you think rave music created by the guy widely credited with creating the internet trend seapunk would sound like? Confused? Manic? Synthetic? Neon and set sail on a tide of crystalline pixels? Yeah, these four tracks are all that and more.