Objekt is Berlin-based electronic producer TJ Hertz. Joining the avant-garde composer Actress, Hertz also excels in future, data-driven music. I like the way he describes his music on his Soundcloud:
“Adventures in machine music built to make subs rattle and feet wiggle; a convoluted mess of elektrology and teknology, 3-step, bass-core, post windmill, proto-minimal wankstep, gondola, shithouse, acid wonk, ambient gabber, no more, no less.”
Minor Science is British producer Angus Finlayson based in Berlin, following in the footsteps of other techno music expats like Youandewan. He recently dropped his third EP entitled Whities 004, named after the London-based Whities imprint which released his previous record.
‘Naturally Spineless’ is a dark, grimy listen full of deep bass that briefly glitters around the 3:30 mark to shed some light. The vibe stays true to his production alias. As he explained in an interview with Truants, “a ‘minor’ science works upwards from the particularities of the things themselves.”
There Is No Right Time is the ten track debut album from Berlin-based house producer Youandewan, AKA Ewan Smith. Stamp the Wax, which premiered Smith’s collaboration with Steve Huerta on the track ‘Left on Lucy,’ has called the record one of “the best electronic music LP’s to have graced our ears this year.”
Lush in synths and drum n bass bounce, ‘Waiting for L’ is still one my favorite tracks (video below). This is one of those rare albums that takes you on a euphoric journey from start to finish.
Mark Ernestus is a German rhythm and dub sound producer, known for his work as Basic channel and more recently, The Rhythm and Sound’s ‘See Mi Yah.’ He also opened the reknown Hard Wax record store in Berlin in 1989 to celebrate dub and reggae imports.
On the Yermande EP, Ernestus takes his goal of merging African and European sound further. You might have heard Thom Yorke play the bouncy ‘Yermande (Kick and Bass Mix)’ dub track on Benji B’s Radio 1 a couple weeks ago.