Review: Given his recent form, it was probably only a matter of time before fast-rising Glaswegian Inkke made an appearance on LuckyMe. Variously informed by grime, heavy Memphis rap, Rustie and Hudson Mohawke, Inkke's productions slip effortlessly into the LuckyMe catalogue. There's much to admire amongst the six tracks that make up Secret Palace, including a pair of robust club instrumentals - "Chores" and "Simmer" - which have long been staples in the sets of Skepta and D Double E. Our pick, though, has to be heavyweight grime roller "Tales From The Quick", which peppers a weighty sub-bass line and machine-gun percussion with woozy synthesizer lines.
Review: Previously spotted on Boomarm Nation, Turkish bass experimentalists make their debut on Innamind's Blacklist imprint with four of the nuttiest, most far-out tracks you'll hear this season. Sitting somewhere between Modeselektor and Squarepusher but with dubbier roots, highlights include the tripped out harmonic headiness of "Heavy Machyn Gun" and "Phix", the slo-mo white knuckle ride with fellow Turk Gantz. Off the planetary hook.
Review: We're really glad to see Praveen and Travis 'Machinedrum' Stewart back on the scene and on Hotflush Recordings. The duo are always a pleasure to hear, and especially if they are accompanied by two heavy-hitters like Prins Thomas and Giegling/White associate Edward. The two producers each have a go at remising tunes from Sepalcure's latest album Folding Time, and they just seem like the perfect duo to mix things up in and proper. Norway's disco king Prins Thomas transforms "Fight For Us" into a lazy, beach-ready disco swelter with a poppy edge that seems to sway between balearic and boogie; Giegling's deep house experimenter Edward goes a little bit wilder by reshaping "Loosen Up" into shuffle house banger with a supremely off-kiter edge.
Review: Miguel Gil Tertre dusts off his Strand hat for some glitched-out IDM beat freakery. The title track sets the statement for the whole EP: a chaotic 8-bit brew of frenetic drums and over-layered data textures, it's instant insanity. Dig deeper for an array of weirded out compositions; the 22nd century jazz creativity of "Alvaro" and the mischievous mangled juke-meets-rave styles of "You Need A Friend" and the discordant Apparat-style stretches and bends of "Ana & I". Unique.