Review: London's Subsequent are back, the promising new label has really got off on the right foot this year with some great releases thus far by Barbir & Nicola Kazimir and SHKNTOY but now it's over to Danish minimal hero Martinez; a veteran producer who over the last fifteen years has released on labels as diverse as Guidance, Moon Harbour and Cadenza. Starting out in explosive fashion with the bumpy and hypnotic roller "Squabbled" which will appeal to fans of FUSE London or Memoria, he then gets deep down and dirty on the lo-fi minimal house jam "Wallflower". On the flip we've got some sombre and emotive reduced electro in the form of "Chemtrail" which is perfect for that Berlin afterhour vibe.
Review: The SlapFunk crew have another new recruit for their mission to match minimal dance aesthetics with tough old-skool punch. Danish producer Martinez has plenty of experience having released everywhere from Guidance to Moon Harbour and Minibar, and he sounds right at home freaking the funk for the Dutch contingent. There's a straight up strut to the jacking drums on opener "Inter Species Relations", while "Aspired Commotion" slips into the kind of wriggling shuffle you'd expect from a SlapFunk release. "No Data" adopts a skippy 2-step stance with some eerie textures on top, and then "Shanty Town" finishes the record off with more swinging business peppered with delightful keys.