18 for 2018, #12: String Theory

String Theory – Modularity (Rhythm Section International). This excellent four-tracker from Glasgow, on Peckham’s always-interesting Rhythm Section label, dropped out of nowhere in April. Opening track Dirty High is the instant winner, channelling early Floating Points-style swung house drums with analogue arpeggios, live bass and light-fingered Rhodes keys, but the one I’ve returned to most… Continue reading 18 for 2018, #12: String Theory

18 for 2018, #11: Fourth Kind

Fourth Kind ‎– Fourth Kind (Omniverse). Much like his former 4hero partner Dego, Marc Mac has been steadily ploughing his own personal furrow through post-broken-beat music, from the politicised hip hop of his sample-driven ‘beats & knowledge’ mixtapes to the organic Detroit-inspired techno of his long-running Nu Era project. This year’s Fourth Kind album is… Continue reading 18 for 2018, #11: Fourth Kind

18 for 2018, #2: Joy O

Joy O ‎– 81b EP (Hinge Finger). Here’s a producer who hasn’t been all that prolific recently but has clearly been hard at work honing his craft to perfection. This six-tracker covers various stylistic bases, fusing London bass music influences with hi-tech sound design and an almost IDM feel in places. These are not obvious… Continue reading 18 for 2018, #2: Joy O