German electronic artist Orson Wells ‘Blend’ provides a flashback to early 1990s Prodigyesque techno, with a proper step toward vibrating house music. According to the Bandcamp page, the album artwork is a hodgepodge of stickers “found in car liveries.”
DJ Rum is UK electronic producer Felix Manuel. His latest drop the Forgetting EP blends a melange of vibes including jazz, juke, and breakbeat rhythms. The track ‘Projection’ sounds like a Cinematic Orchestra piece.
It’s hard to nail down the best track from the genre-hopping EP; all tracks are tasty in their own right. But the shifty pace of ‘Induction’ which made it debut on the Gilles Peterson show may delight your ears as well.
Be sure to check out the crunchy bass on the 2016 B-side release of ‘Abandon Me’ as well:
Todd Modes is a house producer from Detroit. ‘Knossos’ is one of the standout tracks from his newest record Native Visions. The song pairs a saxophone and faint echoes to a continental Balearic rhythm. If you dig this, be sure to check out the Kiwi brothers from Chaos in the CBD.
Doms & Deykers is a collaboration between Dutch electronic producers (Steffi-e) Doms & (Martyn) Deykers. Their new album Evidence From A Good Source contains a slew of rolling techno gems and broken beats.
“The Doms & Deykers sound is a mix of new and old music we love, but more importantly is that it’s focused on melody rather than on soundscape type stuff. Good melodies make a song last a lot longer and we both love lush pads and sharp riffs! My personal favorite from the record is ‘Sweet Sanctuary’.”
Favorite tracks: Eyes Up, Grime for Dolly, To All Friends and Family, Transative, and Sweet Sanctuary