danny mclewin (psychemagik) and jamie cruisey have a new label of original signed artists called spirits. the first release is from mexican hotness lokier of she made monster and jason greer aka the machine, one of the californian undergrounds best kept secrets. they met in 2015 at a festival in london and after spending a few days together, became musically obsessed with each other. that summer, as jason bounced around europe, he stayed with lokier in barcelona for some weeks and after long night walks, some tapas and absinthe bars they came up with their first ep together.
distortion, static electricity & drum machines turned up to eleven, your next punk-e rave party can be appropriately soundtracked with squirrels on films 3rd (or 4th, whos counting?) ep, ready to de-sanitize any dancefloor prepared for the adventures in sweat-drenched heavy raving contained within. label headz solar & c.l.a.w.s. reach beyond their hometown of san francisco, to mexico city’s yoan rodriguez lokier. her first full ep for the label, following the appearance of headless on the limited edition various squirrels volume two, contains four tracks of enthrallingly unkempt body music & neo-goth techno depravity. the artist & dj currently based in berlin is half of she made monster with morgan hammer, & her remix work appears on throne of blood, ivan smagghe’s les disques de la mort & elsewhere.
the squirrels from san francisco are back and they re wearing white after labor day pressing up a limited white-label 12inch, full of the throbbing electro, altered-states body music, and head-in-the-clouds techno you ve come to expect from squirrels on film.
eclectic san francisco duo have transmitted series of moody electronic compositions that draw from cerebral post-punk gigs & sweaty dance floors. barcelona based lokier adds commanding bass & spotlight on vocal, steady forward motion is hypnotic in effect.
mink & shoes is a gooey drip of murky low slung slinky disco, falling somewhere in between smokey retro futurism and hazy desolation. it s a seductively squiggling romp through the outer reaches of the cosmos sky-crawlingly atmospheric, slow-motion dance floor abstraction for acid heads and space cadets. with navid izadis intoxicating vocals its quite something, and comes in three flavours: dub, radio and original.
on the heels of last years moon temple ep, throne of blood co-founders vito & druzzi return with the two floor-ready vocal house jams featuring xavier, a veteran vocalist best known for his brilliant version of gimme the night by george benson released on erstwhile nyc disco imprint, a touch of class recordings.