Various – ANRVA003

October 5, 2015 in Albums

ANRVA003 Act Natural RecordsWith nine tracks from as many artists, you can call Bromley’s Act Natural’s latest offering an album or an EP as you see fit. Either way, if you’re a fan of deep, chuggy tech grooves I’d highly recommend you check this one out!

Downwards by !? (yes, they’re called that) gets the ball rolling with its midtempo thumping beats, ominous synth stabs/FX, rumbling bass and male vocal cut-ups, and that pretty much sets the tone for the whole album. If you’re looking for catchy little ditties you’ll be humming all day, this isn’t the album for you. But if stripped-back, eyes-down 3am throbbers are your idea of a good time, then with cuts from F.eht, Dani Rivas and Gaetano C along with a host of less familiar names, you’ll dig this collection for sure.

Out: Now

About: Find Act Natural here, here and here.

Dani Rivas – Denominador EP

May 28, 2015 in Singles

Dani Rivas Denominador EP Innocent LimitedWe kick off tonight with some nice deep, crunchy tech-house vibes courtesy of Innocent Limited.

Terminal is up first, a stripped n’ chuggy affair with snatches of downpitched spoken vocal and heavyweight bass drops. Denominador itself is just a smidgeon livelier in the beats department but otherwise operates in quite similar territory, while finally Multiple is a wee bit more twitchy and minimal, and sports multiple layers of barely-there atmospherics.

The Innocent label family generally excel at these kind of sparse, headnoddin’ grooves, and they don’t disappoint here.

Out: This week

About: Find Innocent Music/Limited/Deep here, here and here.