Brighton's Nathan Pope — also known as Antenna Happy — pours out some depth on this taut two-tracker for Tenth Circle. 'Wild Stabs' in particular is acidic heaven.
Norway’s Lindstrøm built his notoriety with a unique take on the disco sound that was positively soaked in psychedelia, though after several albums of perfecting this approach, he takes a sharp left turn here and drips an unabashed club anthem. While there’s definitely still hints of the cosmic Lindstrøm of old, it’s definitely pushed to the background by the surge of melodic electro and diva croons that take centrestage in ‘Home Tonight’.
The 1967, stone-cold rocksteady classic from Keith & Tex (written by Derrick Harriot), given the 2015 treatment by Dreadzone’s Earl Sixteen. It’s all there: the smooth, rolling and ultimately sexy rubadub riddim in a digi stylee, with Earl doing a sterling effort matching the sultry and soulful vocals of the original.
Less is indeed more. ‘Bottom Out’ works the minimal line hard; heavy phased snares, a hint of machine funk, rubberised basslines and space, a lot of space. Remixer Kowton gathers all the parts and squeezes out a slither more persistence. A superb example of two producers pushing the limits of the drum, snare and machine melody. ‘Total Music’ sees Russell deconstruct his sound further, eschewing direct drums and plotting rave abstraction and decay.