Karlovak chaps Top Hat & Art Alfie are at it again, busting out a pair of dirty disco devastators that simply won't quit. Karlsson's dub is totally irresistible.
The first single to be lifted from the forthcoming album of the same name from F&M. The arrangement is tighter than we've seen in previous work, altogether more metronomic and definitely reminiscent of Can's latter output, that veered loosely into the mainstream. Built on soaring guitars and a rigid drum pattern, it's a bold and bright return.
Brighton young gun Dismantle and the legendary DJ Die come correct with a rolling brooding techy killer based around thunderous kicks, cool percussion, heady fx and washed-out dubwise vocal snatches. 'Over the Edge' is the menacing sound of the underground, an incessant blazing groove that just keeps on coming, that two-note bassline reminiscent of Leftfield's iconic turn-of-the-century anthem 'Phat Planet'. Die and Dismantle should get together more often, because the results could tear the world apart.
Long-time Kryptic Minds collaborator, Switch has his first solo release on Distance’s Chestplate imprint, and it’s fittingly a low-slung, brooding affair heavy on the atmospherics and esoteric sludge. Perhaps a little too heavy. None of the tracks truly ignite quite the way you want them to. 'Lelyss' is perhaps the most interesting, but the intricacy stifles the rhythmic impact.