Space Afrika - "After They Entered It Was Only Evident" (3:59)
Review: "Shared Meanings" has been one of Mumdance's most ambitious and explorative projects to date; pulling together the four corners of the hardcore continuum and tying them in a tight bow, his mix has drawn elements and parallels between all genres and laced them in a narrative that mirrors and reflects throughout. Now, for limited time only, we have five of the 32 tracks he included in the mix ranging from his and Logos' totem track "Teachers" which pays homage to the UK's forefathers, to the pulverising thumpy bumpy techno of Nkisi's "Kinenga" via stasis sensation ambience from Space Afrika in the form of "After They Entered It Was Only Evident". Coordinates don't come much broader or deeper, "Shared Meanings" is Mumdance in full on explorer mode. Long may his meaningful trips continue.
Review: While Peder Mannerfelt has a history of delivering club-ready techno cuts - admittedly, mostly under the Subliminal Kid alias - his recent releases have been stoutly experimental affairs. This, though, should be considered something of a return to his bombastic dancefloor roots. Slipping out on Will Bankhead and Joy Orbison's hyped Hinge Finger imprint, the EP is chock full of rave-influenced rollers and throbbing, floor-friendly slammers. Chief amongst these is "Clear Eyes, Full Heart", a sweaty, full-body jacker blessed with creepy pads, pulsating rave bass, screeching sirens and dub-wise vocal snippets. It's utterly filthy, in the best possible way, and could well become one of the year's most ubiquitous tracks.