Manchester’s Dansu Discs has been a home to lush ambient, jacking house cuts, reggae-tinged disco and simmering acid. But while the curation might appear to some as fairly disparate on paper, there’s a playful, kaleidoscopic quality – typified on tracks from the likes of Japan’s Keita Sano and Toronto duo Ciel and Roberto S – which ties it all together.

Their compilations are the closest thing you’ll find to a complete distillation of the Dansu Discs sound, and the second volume, a 16-track affair with material from friends and admired artists, comes sporting a storming slice of acid techno from label founder Max Wyatt. Although impeccably arranged, by the time we’ve entered the latter stages it’s grown into a maelstrom of trance motifs, frenzied breaks, phosphorescent pads and searing 303. Rough and ready, just like it says on the tin.

VA Compilation Vol​.​2 is out July 12th on Dansu Discs – pre-order direct from the label.

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