VARIOUS ARTISTS 004 (180G / VINYL ONLY)
Romanian artist Dragutesku’s “Convalescent” steadily builds from clicks and crackles to full speed rumble, squelchy bass paired with spacey pads and crisp percussion. Cali native Rithma responds with “Watsonville”, thrusting the ripped-cone kick to the front before the softer side slides beneath the rhythm for an all-night drive. Russian producer Saktu starts the flipside with “Veidi”, a neon-soaked breakbeat floater pulling the low end out for the midsection’s chirrupy synth-chat before turning on the jets. From Berlin via Budapest comes Giash’s “New Things”, a frictionless ride on a hypersonic rail across a bubbling, tonal landscape.