Review: DJ Spider, DJ Qu and Joey Anderson collaborator Dakini9 is back on New York's Plan B Recordings with a hot solo EP, and the girl means business. Four tracks of raw, gritty house music from the street: "Find Myself" features Danny Watts on the vocals and a wavey, dubbed-out collection of sounds; "Wali" is similarly contorted and grey-scaled albeit for the lonesome piano keys travelling across the arrangement. Over on the B-side there's the head-nodder that is "Potentiation", a punchy and direct dub-house chugger, and the stumbling groove of "Strawman", the oddest and most daring of the four cuts.
Review: Journeyed producer Brendon Moeller shows no sign of slowing down, despite a production career that stretches back to the mid 1990s. It's quite a surprise to find that Stimulation marks Moeller's first outing on Plan B Recordings, particularly since he's friends with label co-founder DJ Spider. Predictably, he hits the ground running with "Turbulence", a restless, late night techno throb-job built around a particularly druggy, mind-altering arpeggio line. DJ Spider somehow manages to up the tempo and intensity further on his typically dark and dense remix, before Moeller dusts down his TB-303 and goes crazy on the techno-jack of "Psychoacoustics". Plan B regular Phil Moffa provides the obligatory remix of that track, delivering a version that feels more metallic and otherworldly, not to mention addictively moody.