Marcus Marr, who brought us the unforgettable, sleazy acid-disco highlight of 2013, ‘Purple Moon’, turns to this recent single from Royksopp & Robyn and adds a generous measure of his talent. Appearing as vocal mix and dub versions, Marr’s production twists a darker, but quite suitable, nu-disco zest into the sombre original.
Next batch of remixes from the ‘Ultraviolence’ album are here, featuring productions from Richard X, The Juan MacLean and the mighty Pepe Bradock.
It’s like a hybrid of drum and bass and heavy metal. High octane does no justice to the energy this track exudes. It brings an altogether more organic, musical feel rather than just the usual synthetic drums. It won’t be everybody's cup of tea, but his contribution to UK drum and bass is undeniable.
Matias Aguayo’s unstoppable music machine sets the bar for 2015 with this debut release from Cologne-based Lena Willikens. From a long-term residency at one of Europe's best clubs, Salon Des Amateurs in Düsseldorf, to providing Resident Advisor with one of their most unique podcasts of 2014, Willikens has ambled a diverse and interesting musical path. Tracks like the opening ‘Howling Lupus’, Mari Ori’ to the haunting ‘Nilpferd’ reflect a love of experimental music, new wave, techno through to curiously formed disco music. Absolutely essential.