Previously popping up on Livity Sounds sister label, Dnuos Ytivil, Bruce drops his second piece on Pearson Sound, Ben UFO and Pangaea’s flagship label. Here you’ll find stretched and cyclical techno abstractions alongside introverted tribal meanderings. But it’s all about the title track, ‘Not Stochastic’, an echo trip of tightly apreggiated synth waves that traps you in an intensely hypnotic whirlwind. As usual on Hessle, understated but excellent.
These interpretations of tracks from Heckle’s last album offer up deep house from Moon B and Call Super’s lithe techno. The highlight though, is the teased out, windswept Italo of Vercetti Technicolor's take on ‘Inhuman Nature’.
Spain's UFO Project rework the recent outing from London producers Wizard and Pyramid, throwing down a darkcore slice of moody, atmospheric breakbeat with dated tearout-style keys and sparing use of the powerful original vocal.
D Block & S-Te-Fan drop their 'X RAW EP' on the Evolution label — a full EP of remixes of their biggest tracks, drafting in the hottest acts on the rawstyle scene to give them a fresh spin for 2014. My pick of the bunch is this Ran-D remix, which twists and distorts 'Villain’s original vocal, adding some killer drops and as always impeccable production by Ran-D, delivering accessible rawstyle for the masses.