New year and a new mix. Robbie flying solo here. Inspired by Chris’ suggestion for a bit of a focus on techno and Alan Lockett’s great work in his Dalliance mixes, this selection pulls together tracks from reviewed records past, present and future alongside recent acquisitions. Made on a relaxed Sunday, expect some hammers, pounders and thumpers alongside some softer moments. Starting off with a track that drives my girlfriend up the wall, the trippy “The Birds” from Ian Blevins replete with Hitchcock samples. A label I’m only getting to know The Bunker New York and Eye Teeth is a totally new imprint to me, both appearing through Israel Vines and Patrick Russel. All favs but some standout numbers gotta’ go to Der Noir’s deep and defined “Blue,” Terrace’s grooving “Funktroit” and The Pulse Projects freshly minted “Rulucky.” Cignol’s recently released “Sunken Cities,” from Hidden Galaxies, is a cold cracker to reflect the icy tones of Ekman’s first vinyl album on the irrepressible Shipwrec. Irrepressible might be better used for Ekman, the Dutchman rears his acid scorched head a second time as Overloper on his latest 12” screamer for Pater Noster. One of the madmen of Borft, Villa Åbo, gets two deserved shots on here. I’m half sure I was at Femur the night in Madrid when this was first dropped, half sure and Chris might know why. Koehler closes with a banger from his superb Contra Blood EP on Berceuse Heroique.
Enough natter. Fair flips to all the below. All vinyl as ever. Enjoi. WE FORFEIT.
Ian Blevins :: The Birds (Not An Animal)
Romans :: Coptos (Patrick Russell Remix) (The Bunker New York)
Israel Vines :: Relapse (BMG Version) (Eye Teeth)
Der Noir :: Blue (Love Blast/Subsound)
Terrace :: Funktroit (De:Tuned)
The Pulse Projects :: Rulucky (Subapical)
Villa Åbo :: Askew The Eternity (Kontra-Musik)
Ekman :: Goldbach Number (Shipwrec)
Cignol :: Sunken Cities (Computer Controlled)
99LETTERS :: Neo Life (TRP Dub) (Dalmata Daniel)
Villa Åbo :: Madrid (Börft)
Overloper :: Carpe Noctem (Pater Noster Ltd.)
Koehler :: Contra Blood (Berceuse Heroique)