The venerable Alex Neri and Federico Grazzini wigged out with a 909 and Jupiter 8 and a Moog Voyager, and this is the voluminous result. Neri's dub is firm and unforgiving, until the brassy synths emerge to force hands towards the sky, melding with jacking Detroit beats. There are various interpretations here, man of Leeds Burnski's re-take featuring an irresistibly classic break in the mix. Grazzini and Neri's re-touched versions are also hard to resist. Steve Lawler's VIVa may have a hit on its hands.
"The original was already on-point but Hostage came in and gave it that Funky rework. Top remix."
Amos return to Dispatch with their latest three-track single, headed up by ‘Oxide’ which employs the talents of Dutchman Fre4knc. The track, of course, lies in the heavier realm of our beloved spectrum and has a sense of regality about it — it’s dark, twisted and takes you to completely unexpected places. A techy toolshed stepper, bringing us all sorts of grinding, pounding metallic sounds, with itchy glitches and rumbling, stomach-turning bass drops.
The High Focus rampage cannot be stopped. One of my personal faves from Flip's brilliant 'Polyhmnia' set, the wonder of 'Jeheez' doesn't rest on Molotov attempting to do everything with the sound, just picking those elements that work, that unsettle you a little, that have you leaning in to hear more clearly, and then setting them off together like some kind of bewitching permanent-motion machine. You stare and stare, you can pull out the individual components but it still seems to glide with a magic life all its own. Flip's customarily absorbing vocals help massively too. Find this, enjoy it, then wind yourself back and get the album. One of the UK's most majorly underrated talents.