Props here for pushing the breakbeat envelope, even if the results seem pretty far-out. Pyramid and Colombo give us an avant-garde blend of lilting grunge guitar and epic female vocals, as well as a superpowered piano and string-fuelled breakdown. The first drop plumps for a noisy barrage of bass over simple drum work, but the second suddenly pulls on its funky boots and starts dancing on the ceiling. Did the production duo — one from Spain, the other from London — take one half of the tune each?
Beautiful music from Phil Tangent and Steo, rolling liquid with soft and mesmerising vocals. Fast paced drums, with soft pads and a gloriously radiant bassline. This is music to feed the soul.
Bristol collective, Futureboogie, step into the new year with this glowing, electro-disco EP from Lonely Boy. With a name that’s cropped up before on labels such as Miguel Migs’ Salted Music and the Inland Knights’ Drop Music, Joshua Heath’s Lonely Boy has found a suitable place in and amongst that mid-paced disco sound that Futureboogie has been pushing of late. To top things off, The Emperor Machine enters with a gnarly yet appropriate remix.
This brooding trip into the heart of darkness was intended to be on a recent Horger release, but for legal reasons is now available for free via the big man's Facebook page. All mesmeric organ riff, furtive atmospherics and bully boy sub, it's the more-is-less principle exemplified, a mood-shifter extraordinaire for selectors who like to throw their audience a supremely cultured curveball or two in-between the bangers. Go find.