Macho acid-disco sleaze from Siren — the new project helmed by Metro Area’s Darshan Jesrani and Dennis ‘Citizen’ Kane. ‘Gauntlet’ pays an authentic homage to the more daring sound of the Skatt Bros/Boystown Gang and whole subcultural movement attributed to this. Includes an energetic remix from Ray Mang and a solid percussion section from Liquid Liquid’s Sal Principato.
Having already toured with the much-hyped Jungle and with an imminent tour with London Grammar looming, this Liverpool-based (but multinational) trio are certainly keeping some impressive company. Judging by the strength of this single, which is a slick, well-executed venture into falsetto-driven, leftfield pop/modern boogie, they will no doubt hold their own too. Music for late hazy nights and even more hazy mornings!
For f*@k’s sake! I had no idea Aphex was releasing a new album. Why didn’t anyone say? Needless to say unless you’ve just been released from exile or woken from a coma you’ll have seen/heard/tried to avoid all this talk of Richard D. James' new LP. No doubt some will be hailing this release as the second coming of Christ; others amongst us will just continue to appreciate and admire this creative soul for brilliant, innovative music like this.
To be honest the drop on ‘Sequential Circles’ comes as a bit of a surprise from Bristolian duo, Outboxx — it’s tougher, leaner and more immediate than a lot of what’s come before from them. ‘Moon Loop’ also corroborates that statement neatly.