Lucio Agustin – Buzios EP

May 15, 2016 in Singles

Lucio Agustin Buzios EP dub.sphereThree quality deep tech cuts here from capital-letters-hating German label dub.sphere.

Buzios itself is probably the most floor-friendly of the three, bringing simple 4/4s, a slinky dub bassline and reverberating FX, all topped with a woman’s voice saying either “protection” or “tension” (can’t work out which). Rosario, which follows, is in a similar vein but with glitchy, minimal-leaning sounds while finally Hurlingham tones down the minimal influences and turns up the dubwise stylings.

The latter’s my pick but these are fine head-noddin’ grooves all round.

Out: This week

About: Find dub.sphere herehere and here.

Lucio Agustin – Arata EP

April 25, 2016 in Singles

Lucio Agustin Arata EP Innocent DeepAnd from the minimal D&B of Sam Binary (below), we move on to actual minimal with this excellent EP from Innocent Deep.

Three tracks to choose from. Arata itself is quite smooth and melodic by minimal standards, and as such could easily slot into a deep house set with its fairly simple rolling beats, sampled mission control speech and hefty, stuttering bassline. Indiana is a bit more twitchy-glitchy and very sparse, making this one more for the minimal purists, while finally Titicaca brings the dubwise vibes.

All three are plenty playable but Arata takes the gold for me, with Titicaca not far behind.

Out: Now

About: You can find Innocent Deep and the rest of the Innocent Music label family herehere and here.