Review: Over the course of his short career to date, Forest Drive West producer Joe Baker has developed a trademark sound that gleefully mixes and mangles elements of techno, post-dubstep bass music and vintage jungle. That trademark sound is naturally at the heart of the producer's first outing on Neighbourhood, from the smooth, spacey and slightly creepy hypnotism of opener "Un", to the deep space electronics and jazzy, off-kilter rhythms of EP highlight "Reshape". It can be heard, too, on the locked-in peak-time techno of 12" closer "Functional" and within the delay-laden blacksmith's percussion hits, moody bass and body-jacking kick-drum beat of the mind-altering "Wait". Supported by Etapp Kyle, Sigha, Ben Sims, JP Enfant - this will go fast, don't wait!
Review: London techno night Neighbourhood becomes the latest clubbing institution to expand into a label and does so in style with a killer double grip from Randomer and Cadans. The two are no strangers to collaborating, with Randomer & Cadans first teaming up for a Clone Basement Series 12" last year and appearing together on a Tripeo single earlier in 2016. Clearly the pair have a certain studio chemistry that results in some boisterous, explosive techno - expect more of the same on this 12" for Neighbourhood. There is a satisfying stomp to both tracks here, with Pyramids a particularly crunchy delight!!