omena limited is back after a short hiatus with its fifth release. this time japanese producer atsushi yano delivers rotties bites ep, three organic & live-sounding percussion filled tracks that become totally infectious...
lphs unpredictable sister label, lph white, is back with another juicy 12inch, one that marks the imprints first foray into japanese clubland. atsushi yano, a kobe based producer, serves up three, as the title indicates, chewy tunes, all doused with african rhythms and set ablaze with fidgety keys, choppedup vocals, and groovy bass lines. filling the release out is jacques renaults nononsense, squaredup, leadfooted remix of stomping on the verge.
et again ben sims manages to present a new artist straight into the fold onto his ingoma imprint and make an instant impact. this double pack is a classy mixture of original tribal grooves by atsushi himself and mixes by top flight artists - ben sims, cave, mark williams and daniel jacques
its ireland hottest techno label again and the goodies they ve got prime to spurt out of the old sac are pretty tumultuous. take this outing from heretics of disko, which is label boss desy palmers floating project which here sees him working with robbie dunne aka spectrum is green on a track which first appeared as part of the hold it down magazine compilation a couple of years ago. the two new mixes come courtesy of finlands lackluster bouncing around like richochet rabbit in a disused robot dump and japans yukio taking more of an electro route with percolating percussion to arrive at some engaging oddball alien funk. a diff kind of brotha is concrete soul collectives kenny black remixed by japans katsuhiko putting the female voice through a blender studded with clicks and efx plus leeds nasty bobby, who stretches the vocals savagely over chattering groove reminiscent of psychotic robo chipmunks confronted with david camerons knackers. maximum quality again.