Jakob Seidensticker & Boronas - "Eye Games" (9:18)
Meinschafer & Hirte - "Drum Roll" (7:47)
Meinschafer & Hirte - "Traffic" (7:08)
Review: After a three year hiatus, German label Uwaga returns and makes up for lost time with this killer four tracker - featuring some legends and newbies alike. On the A side, the man from Hamburg Jacob Seidensticker gets into some dreamy and surrealist minimal techno (that rolls deep!) on "Eye Games" featuring Boronas. A truly hypnotic cut that's perfect for Romanian style afterhours business. On the flip, an emerging duo from named Cologne Meinschaefer & Hirte serve up some emotive minimal house deepness. They had their very first release on No More Drama recently and are in fine form on "Drum Roll" and "Traffic" respectively.
Review: Crisp Recordings is a record label and production company founded by legend DJ Ra-Soul and Chicago by way of Memphis' Don Crisp. Black in Time is the moniker used by the pair which has resulted in three previous collaborative releases on the label, and they're back with the fourth after a long hiatus. Now they present the politically charged "Democracy Is Hypocrisy" with its powerful narrative fuelled by a groovy minimal acid arrangement. Comes with a handy instrumental version on the flip, in addition to a rough and ready acid dub that's perfect for getting weird at the afterhours. Much crossover appeal anticipated on this little treasure -tip!
Review: London-based, Greek minimal tech house aficionados Holdie Gawn & Micawber return to present the tenth edition on their beloved Sylphe imprint. It's a limited edition affair as per usual, so don't sleep on this one. On the A side, Gawn (aka Kreon) serves up the tripped-out early morning reductions of "Gleech Huis"- the sort of oddball groove you could imagine the likes of Rhadoo playing at an ungodly hour of the morning. On the flip, it's over to Micawber, who is otherwise known as Alex Celler - so you know you're in for a treat courtesy of this true master of the art. His boompty minimal funk jam "Parsec Telemetry" is much more upbeat and less abstract than his usual work, and channels the early vibe of classic Daniel Bell.