12" Vinyl NL
Promising imprint MINIM deliver their first Various Artists: a tasty four-pack of original mixes from a tight squad of global talents.
Ukraine native Yaroslav Lenzyak kicks it off for this vinyl-only imprint with "You And Me," an ethereal, epic roller; fourteen minutes of round bass and chunky kicks with pads evoking nature's beauty from space. Fellow countryman duo ANMS follow with "Animous," a shuffling breakbeat that ebbs and flows like waves crashing on a solid 4x4 shoreline. Romanian beatmaker Octave brings the chunky breaks front and center with "The Mist," percussives building tension like a roadster charging through the night, with just enough bass wobble that you ask yourself: is this safe? Time to bounce - Peruvian duo Kike Mayor & He Did bring it all home with "Volviendo A Casa," a bubbly syncopated romp with porcelain bleeps and black rubber bass. [info from tv]