Ambient noise, low-slung electro, Czech new wave and much more…

Various Artists – Future Works Vol. 2

Aliases like DJ Seinfeld and DJ Stoner Dad may trigger some eye-rolling, but don’t let the names fool you; the latest free offering from Manchester’s Natural Sciences is by no means throwaway. The first volume in their Future Works series helped put the label on the map, but 2016 has been a watershed year for releases.

Ahead of dropping two killer 12″s from DJ Bong Gozling [watch this space] and DJ Swagger respectively, we’ve been treated to a second instalment as the Mancunian imprint prepares to see out the year in strong fashion. Bringing together ambient noise, low-slung electro, new age-infected breakbeats, devastating techno and dusty, lo-fi house jams, the season of giving appears to have arrived early up in Manny.

Download the compilation here.


TV.OUT & Samo DJ – Five O At The Door

We’re used to seeing regular partner in crime MaxxxBass feature here, but it’s Samo DJ coming through with the goods this time around. Linking up with TV.OUT during a trip to Tel Aviv in August resulted in a visit from the police following a noise complaint, but it also produced this drum-heavy workout.


Riohv – Sun Shadow

We do say this fairly regularly, but the consistency in both output and quality of 1080p releases has to be celebrated. Giving us a taste of their latest as the mysterious Riohv returns to the label after 2 years in the wilderness, ‘Sun Shadow’ deploys loose breakbeats under billowing synths and a warm, surging bassline.

Riohv’s Green Room is out now on 1080p – buy it here.


Dream City – Hopeful Visions (Max McFerren Remix) [via XLR8R]

Unconventional and eccentric are two words that instantly come to mind when we think about Max McFerren. Well, here he is propping up the latest Blankstairs 12″ with something a little more straight-forward, giving Dream City’s original a heavily compressed once-over. If title track ‘Forward’ is anything to go by, the full release is certainly worth looking out for.

Foward is out January 10th on Blankstairs – pre-order it here.


Omnibus – Rhythmus (Sneaker E-XTN-DIT)

Remastered and pressed to vinyl for the first time, Endless Illusion‘s recent double-album retrospective featured a series of unreleased tracks from Prague-based band Omnibus. Originally committed to tape between 1980 and 1985, these dusty excavations have immortalised an eerie example of Czech new wave and experimental music. If that wasn’t enough, Dresden’s Sneaker DJ AKA Dunkletier got on the cut-and-paste, transforming ‘Rhythmus’ into something a little more club friendly.

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