Grab your glow-sticks, this homage to hardcore is a chaotic craze of sound, and is rave encapsulated in its rawest, purest form. The bass is fat and pounding while the synths stab sharply through, but the key to the euphoria is the fast-paced and hard-hitting breakbeats. All mixed up with a load of gaming samples.
Cody ChestnuTT (basically the reincarnation of Marvin Gaye) proffers a joyously brassy love song in his version of his own track 'Til I Met Thee', released back in 2012, a treatise on life being a bit of a waste of time until the right person comes along. Here, Argentineans Jay West and Manuel Sahagun transform it — well, snippets of his transcendent vocal at least — into a mournful and magnificent house anthem of the most understated stripe. It will play your heartstrings like a banjo. The remixes, while able, have little hope of topping the original.
Sometimes there’s a science to silence and other times it’s just because you haven’t made any music or found anyone that’s willing to put it out. I’m willing to bet that it’s the first one for Spatial, who returns soon with the frantic techno stomp of ‘Primitives’ on the Broken 20 label. In fact, I know it’s the science one because he’s written his own generative audio-visual software which’ll accompany the release of his 12” on DVD. Ha.
Scandinavian disco nobility, Lindstrøm, returns to the console after an almost two-year studio hiatus. Albeit not original material, these buoyant remixes of bluesy rock troupe, Band of Skulls, function quite charmingly. If Russell Marsden’s vocals don’t appeal, then there’s a useful instrumental remix for you which is assisted by a dub-disco mix from Blue Lotus and an alternative from The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach.