Album Review: Anthony Naples – Fog FM

Since a vaunted, Four Tet-fostered debut ‘Mad Disrespect’ seven years ago, Anthony Naples has been on a steady, powerful ascent to the premier of American house and techno. Youth spent in Miami’s iconic bass scene and teeth cut in New York’s heady club culture have crafted an oeuvre, and sound, in clear relief. It seems…

Review: Cosmin TRG – SPORTIV005

Romanian genre-spanning Cosmin TRG adds to his Sportiv label with an accomplished and playful release. In February, Berlin-based producer Cosmin Nicolae released ‘I Hope This Finds You Well’ under his Cosmin TRG moniker. An ambient album poking fun at monolithic corporate culture, it’s a far cry from his dubstep roots and, later, the brooding techno he…

Review: Special Request – ‘Vortex’

Paul Woolford, who performs under his rave and jungle-inspired alias Special Request, is prodigious. Drawing on his extensive back catalog of ‘2300-ish tracks stretching back 15 years’, his 2017 release Belief System ran to more than 100 minutes. This time around, he’s opted for a more digestible format, releasing four shorter albums on Houndstooth. The…

She’s Drunk – Subclubsciously

8/10 Berlin-based French artist, She’s Drunk aims to mark musical minds with ‘schizophrenic club music’ that draws its power from his abrupt, unapologetic and explosive approach to the dance floor. With this concept in mind, She’s Drunk’s latest EP ‘Subclubsciously’ highlights his crazed sound as he rolls through the light and dark elements within dance…

Nascain – ‘Double Album’

9/10 Don’t let the uninspired title fool you, Nascain’s ‘Double Album’ is a serious piece of work. A 20-track digital only release that has spent 3 years in the making – rife with ups and downs with tempos spanning from 80 to 180bpm. I found this album browsing Reddit for more obscure Aphex Twin releases…

Bjarki – ‘This 5321’ EP

Making his mark on the scene with his debut release ‘I Wanna Go Bang’, Bjarki has become one of the most dynamic artists who has remoulded the scents of breakbeat, rave, jungle, trance and IDM into sounds that are entirely their own. The Icelandic artist is an unstoppable force, releasing 41 tricks in one hit on трип…

Max Cooper – ‘Chromos’ EP

7/10 The release of Max Cooper’s ‘Chromos’ EP follows on from his extensive ‘Emergence project’ – an ambitious amalgamation between audio-visual show, scientific research project, art installation and IDM record. ‘Chromos’ – also released on Cooper’s imprint Mesh Records – follows on with the scientific research aspect to Emergence, as the new EP was inspired…

Terry Francis – ‘Together’

6.2/10 When we heard that Terry Francis, the steadfast overlord of Fabric’s revered Room 2, was dropping his debut album, we the 909 crew lost our shit. Francis, along with fellow Übermensch Craig Richards, has been a resident at the club since its inception in 1999, and consequently has been at the forefront of electronic…