E.R.P. – Afterimage (Forgotten Future). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ww6ILcm8Wn8 Just in the nick of time for 2018 comes this virtually flawless collection of electro tracks by one of the most consistent cats in the game, Gerard ‘Convextion’ Hanson in his E.R.P. guise. It’s not reinventing the wheel by any means - it sounds like it could have been… Continue reading 18 for 2018, #18: E.R.P.
Vakulism – Edelweiss Reflection (Bandura). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnIG5ibHctg This Japanese-inspired EP from Konotop’s finest was released under a new variation of his Vakula alias, and it’s truly beautiful stuff from start to finish. While the opening title track is a superb slice of late-night deepness for the discening DJ, I’ve found myself coming back again and again… Continue reading 18 for 2018, #16: Vakulism
Ex-Terrestrial – Urth Born (Pacific Rhythm). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iqn1_yqDZPg Lush, dreamy breakbeat house from Vancouver, by an artist I’ve been digging for a while and who put out three solid EPs this year. Urth Man is my pick of the bunch, with a perfectly weighted bassline, sharp breaks, deep chords, twanging melodies and a touch of acid.… Continue reading 18 for 2018, #15: Ex-Terrestrial
Wasserfall – HESP005 (Hesperian Sound Division). Shades of Ultramarine and Jan Jelinek run through this ace EP from yet another artist and label that were new to me in 2018. The most DJ-friendly cut is probably Daniel Chavez’s remix of Stiv Heks, on side A, but it’s all about the two B-side cuts for my… Continue reading 18 for 2018, #14: Wasserfall
WINO-D – WINO-D (Wah Wah Wino). This week I managed to snag one of the blink-and-you’ll-miss-em represses of this phenomenal 12” after being too slow on the draw when it first emerged back in February and instantly sold out - although I probably would have ended up forking out top dollar for it on Discogs… Continue reading 18 for 2018, #13: WINO-D
Flora FM – Atomic Garden (Argot). Flora FM – Flora FM EP (Vanity Press). It’s always great to discover a new artist that’s on your wavelength, and the first two EPs from Taylor Hawkins’ Flora FM project are right up my alley. Taking the current trend for breakbeats and 90s ambient house influences, and adding… Continue reading 18 for 2018, #8/9: Flora FM
Perko – NV Auto (Numbers). Sneaking onto my list of the year's best records just in the nick of time is this seven-track debut EP from a 23-year-old artist which blows most of 2018’s music out of the water. The standout cut is probably Rounded, which updates the classic dub techno template with fizzing breakbeats… Continue reading 18 for 2018, #7: Perko