Dusty ghetto house, mutant strains of techno, a Soviet new wave edit and much more…
Joyce Lim, Sami Yenigun, and Dawit Eklund’s 1432 R label is probably best known for the “Ethiopiyawi Electronic” sound of Mikael Seifu, but the extended family boasts some real talent. Spanning a seemingly endless range of genres, including mutant strains of ambient, house, techno, electro and footwork, the Washington, D.C. label have delivered thirteen tracks, with contributions from the label heads, Future Times co-owner, Max D, as well as some lesser known artists.
While this is up as a ‘name your price’ download, all proceeds go to the ACLU so we urge you to contribute something if you can afford it.
The latest free edit from the wider I’m a Cliché family comes from a producer with a questionable choice of artist name. We’ll give him/her the benefit of the doubt though. Soviet new wave, repackaged and retooled for modern ears.
Salt Mines co-owner Shedbug serves up the sort of analogue jam you can tell was a lot of fun to make. Old-school piano stabs, warbling 303s and a catchy vocal hook in full effect.
A batch of free downloads courtesy of Lithuanian club, Kultūros baras Kablys, including Berlin duo Mueran Humanos‘ post-punk infected synth-pop; a haunting lo-fi workout from The Cyclist; Cardopusher‘s insistent, almost militant techno, and an industrial edit by Blackest Ever Black and Where To Now artist, December.
Natural Sciences artist MONO-enzYme 307 decided to dust off a few old DAT tapes from some recording sessions circa ’93–’96. You can browse his Soundcloud page for other examples, but here’s the latest offering.
Wrap your ears around this infectious ghetto workout, made available as a free download by yet another Natural Sciences affiliate in the mysterious DJ Swagger.