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, #7: Perko

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

18 for 2018, #5: Other Lands

Other Lands ‎– Pattern Transform (Firecracker). Another belter from the mighty Firecracker crew was this four-track EP by Edinburgh’s all-round good egg Gavin Sutherland. It includes a vintage from-the-vaults house gem in the shape of Late Feeling Yourself - which I’ve been desperate to own ever since hearing it dropped on a DJ mix a few… Continue reading 18 for 2018, #5: Other Lands

18 for 2018, #3/4: Linkwood

Linkwood ‎– Fresh Gildans (Firecracker). Linkwood ‎– Night Theatre Volume One (Night Theatre). I dunno, you wait three years for a follow-up to a brilliant album and then two beautifully packaged 12”s turn up at once. This year we were blessed with new music from the mighty Linkwood after an extended radio silence following the… Continue reading 18 for 2018, #3/4: Linkwood

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

Elegy – Flights Of Fantasy

Here’s a slice of classic British techno soul from the golden era that’s the perfect warmer for an icy winter evening. On the fourth and final Likemind EP, Kirk Degiorgio is at the controls of this spaced-out groover which would easily pass for a lost Carl Craig masterpiece. The drums are killer - a classic… Continue reading Elegy – Flights Of Fantasy