The Vancouver-based DJ and producer drops his latest EP release for local label, Home Breakin Records, which features remix appearances from 6th Borough Project, Cyclist and more. With little original material (remixes outweighing five to one), there’s not so much of Neighbour’s production to go on, but his wistful, mid-paced, electronic disco style does show promise. However, my interest lies more in the remixed material, with The Revenge (here under his 6th Borough Project moniker) providing the highlight.
The legendary Mike Dunn gets re-rubbed here by Ibadan bossman Jerome Sydenham and Sweden's Martin Brodin. Vision Factory of Berlin and their balls-out epic-ness is tough to resist, though.
It’s not a backhanded compliment to say that Glenn Astro’s latest 12” for WotNot is a decidedly palatable thing. It’s a case of melody over impact. His use of light and shade, the roundness of his chords and the way he downplays most of his percussion are a delight, and as the EP develops it seems to want to dive further into a well of complexity as Astro’s melodic arrangements ramp themselves up a gear.
If I said the words ‘science fiction and computational funk’ would you side-eye me? Bro, are you rolling your eyes right now? You shouldn’t be. You should be using them to seek out Tairiq & Garfield’s ‘bizarre-&B’ new EP, 'Childhood Swing'.