Brand new act Audiometrics take on this classic hardstyle track by one half of Showtek, DJ Duro, showcasing that for a brand new act on the scene they already have their production values nailed down to compete with the best. Keep an eye on these guys into 2015...
You can’t ever really hope to bottle the elements that Peverelist and co. look for in the music they release on Livity Sound and its backwards spelt offshoot label, but if you could, you’d be something of an instant techno savant. Coming with a kind of bruk and bolshy rolling accessibility, Bruce’s first plate proves to be a super solid entrance, made of minimal elements and a refreshing sense of wryly wrought joyfulness on ‘Tilikum’.
From the get go, ‘Coax’ feels like the sound of Graze resetting all the machine defaults after their 'Edges' album dropped back in January. A different beast altogether, there’s a tougher more actual assault to it; from the very temperament of the drums to the timbre of the lead line it feels like it all has a specific purpose. If people overlooked Graze before, coming with a sound such as this certainly makes them harder to ignore.
Hailing from Tijuana, Mexico, Sébastien Vorhaus and 4004 are Soul of Hex. You may know them already from releases on Danilo Plessow's MCDE or their own Vicario Musique imprint. If you know them from neither, this is where all that changes. 'Lip Reading', thy name is house music. Pure and unadulterated. Their own original version even has the temerity to upstage two mixes (two!) by Larry Heard. Larry fucking Heard. Imagine! And his mixes alone are magnificent. Oh, and the two more from Vin Sol and Ny*Ak? Ace too. Among the best releases of the year so far.