George Hysteric comes correct with the free download of an edit he did back in ’08. Taking on a freestyle classic from 80s outfit Nice & Wild, the Aussie cleans up the original while chopping and elongating certain sequences for added dancefloor propulsion.
The brainchild of Karlsruhe’s Rainer Buchmuller, Fred und Lunda “have been musically active for a very, very long time but only now feel ready to share a record with the world.” With an Optimo Music debut on the horizon, here’s are some evocative and polished krautrock soundscapes we can sink out teeth into today.
The latest appetite-whetter from 1080p comes in the shape of a beat-driven workout, resplendent with playful melodies and truncated samples that percolate through DJ Voilà’s bubbling rhythms – ‘Aimless Summer’ is out on June 17th in both cassette and digital format.
i-D recently put the spotlight on a Kiev-based club night by the name of Cxema, but we’ve been enjoying the output of a Ukrainian collective who go by a similar name. система aka system have been rolling out cold, skeletal techno cuts that reflect the current climate of Ukraine, both politically and environmentally. The latest off the Odessan label’s conveyor belt is a four-track ensemble of absorbing and atmospheric electro, serving up a warner sonic palette to previous efforts. Ultimately though, it’s still tinged with those same sombre tones.
Hailing from the cultural melting pot that is Tel Aviv, Red Axes have been busy fusing an outlandish brand of avant-garde house with post punk sensibility and a willingness to defy convention. Remixing a track that pays homage to Steve Reich, the duo have stretched out the original composition, adorning it with a typically intrinsic percussive arrangement while allowing those playful marimba melodies room to breathe. Grab it while it lasts!