Review: Traffic wardens Bodin & Jacob are back, bringing the retroverted sound of Frankfurt to their brand new imprint Not On Earth. They have stated that they heard countless good tracks in the past and wanted to create a new platform to release them. This inaugural release is everything you'd expect from the much loved duo, from the bleepy/boompty minimal funk jam "Shervin", warm and emotive second wave influences (think early Planet E/Peacefrog) on "Waffles", to the classic B-boy electro jam "Leonardo". Wicked artwork on the sleeves by Martin Pierre Taylor too.
Review: Not On Earth's first release sold out in quick time - unsurprising given the reputation of Frankfurt based founders Bodin & Jacob. Their second is a various artists affair that shows off some of the talents they have unearthed, while Bodin also reappears with "A Walk In The Park." It's a brilliantly militant cut with clipped, marching beats and rasping bass squelches, and elsewhere Philipp Boss opens the EP with the slippery electro rhythms of "Lava". Griezman's "Decheterie" is an uptempo bit of proper first wave tech house a la Terry Francis. Closing out this more than handy EP is the hard edged electro-tech of "Zoober" from Martyne.