The label arm of Berlin distro emporium Diamonds & Pearls well and truly flex their A&R muscle here with a killer second release of 2012 that pairs the monumentally gifted talents of XDB and Kassem Mosse with suitably worthy results. Deep Space boss XDB helms the A Side himself with a wonderfully rough hewn analogue house transmission "Ekatem" that feels like it slip into infinity without losing any sheen. If a combination of rattling percussion, discombobulating synths and rusty sounding square basslines appeals to you then you will find much joy with "Ekatem". Listen to "Omrish" blindfolded and you'd guess Mosse was involved given the gritty, smudged out nature of its execution, a wonderfully hazy melange of chiming melodic tones and off the grid percussive touches that appears to float in stasis and proves all too intoxicating on the senses.
Ben Sims, Flori, Owain Kimber (Owain K), Lukas Micka, Hernan Cronner, Bearweasel, Mark Henning, M//R, Jitterbug (Uzuri / Metrolux), Zenner, Michael Zucker - Finale / Balance, Steven Tang (Emphasis Recordings), M50, NICOLA CONTE, Cleymoore (Pluie/Noir), Manos Mara (Bliq), Appian, Soy Mustafa, Stig Inge
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