I came across this 2562 song on the Modeselektor EP – Modeselektion Vol. 02 (2010, Monkeytown Records) a wicked compliation series really worth checking out. ‘The Wind Up’ is the best song I’ve heard from 2562, utilizing a 4×4 anchorage with influences from techno old and new. Perfect for some quality family time around the Christmas dinner table.
Berlin’s reputation for cutting edge electronic music is pretty much unrivalled (perhaps with the exception of London) and one of the artists at the very forefront of its scene is Hidden Hawaii label head Felix K. Perhaps most well known in drum & bass circles, it would be lazy to simply label him as drum & bass producer as genres dont seem to apply to him in any way, shape or form. He recently recorded two mixes for the mnml ssg blog, one being dubby 4×4 house/techno and the other a minimal drum & bass/dubstep hybrid, and they perfectly demonstrate the ease at which he transcends conventional genre boundaries and norms.
Our friends over at Slothboogie have the next installment of their “Forgive Me Lord, For I Have Synth” dance at The Horse & Groom this Friday. Not content with just a great line up, the boys and girls will be screening the “Forgive Me Lord, For I Have Synth” film and handing out free t-shirts. There’s also a promo mix which you can peep here. Find out a whole bunch more on their blog and facebook event.
Like so many other leftfield dubstep producers, Spatial is really testing the boundaries of the genre. He seems to enjoy incorporating his own variation of the nostalgic Chicago house synth sound. This sound has also been somewhat adopted by Untold, another upcoming producer in the same vain as Spatial. Check out the below tracks and let me know what you think. The only downside to Spatial, as trivial as it may seem, is his incessant tenancy to name all his tracks 5 digit numbers. Maybe this gives off more of a digital / techy vibe but its fucking hard to differentiate between each track. Not practical…sort it out Spatial!!
2562 has deffinitly stepped up his game on his second album release, Unbalance. For the guy who is relentlessly campared to to the likes of Martyn, his second long player offering undoubtedy justifies the comparison. Like many new realese on the Techtonic label, Unbalence takes a step away from the conventional format and trys to explore new territory.
Download: 2562 – Dinosaur