Badhabitz produces the teaser track 'Villainz' from this superb new EP from Split Prophets acolytes Bill & Paro and good God it's wonderful - a vibe that's reminiscent of Telemachus/Jehst's 'Sheltering Sky' but even more located away from the desert and in the heat-struck crowded streets, sax and droneing harmonium adding to the steady destabilisation of your sense of place and space. Great flows from Bill and Hozay - Split Prophets once again shaping up as one of the finest stables of talent the UK has. Go get it.
Like Marcellus, Cook is part of a new wave of European producers - can he distinguish himself from the established set of techno artists? In truth, 'Lighthouse' and 'Nylon' are well-executed but hardly revelatory, revolving around tough, dubby beats, doubled-up claps and mysterious, droning textures. However, when Cook departs from the script, he really impresses. In particular, 'Morse' shifts from stepping rhythms to a pulsing, buzz-saw bass, while 'Suspense' features the kind of jarring riffs and wild siren wails that makes it sound like vintage Joey Beltram, updated for 2014.
Brilliant label debut from London-based synth-pop duo, Echoes, gets remixed and remodelled by Capracara, James Trystan, Boderline Jack and WLD.
Northern lights from Manchester, nice mix of reggae and thunkingly heavy old-skool beats, rampagingly spot-on lyrics lending weight to what we've always known. We don't need to legalise it. In most of the country IT ALREADY IS MANDATORY.