Lurka Vinyl, CD & tapes by Lurka at Norman Records
Similar to Lurka:
Objekt, Blawan, Commodo, Hodge, Kahn, Pangaea, Pinch, Peverelist, Biome, Kowton, Asusu, A Made Up Sound
This particular Norman Records™ descriptions writer gets very excited when he hears that there’s a new Timedance drop on the horizon. Over the past couple of years the Bristol label has established itself as one of the true innovators in the city’s exciting soundsystem techno scene. Lurka, a seasoned Timedance vet at this stage, comes through with the goods once more on this two-track. ‘Heat Mover’ is a whirring dem-bow delight, while ‘Battery’ is a tough roller pitched somewhere between Objekt’s ‘Cactus’ and Pearson Sound/Rod Lee’s name-less banger commonly known as ‘Working With’.
Two from the Timedance stable repress their first collaborative EP, one that dropped way back in the mists of 2016. With its thick chunks of sub bass, skittish lead lines and Eski-meets-Berghain drum programming, Fringe White is one of the very best records to have emerged from the excellent West Country techno scene.
- Vinyl 12" (FRINGEWHITE001)
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- Limited edition
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Batu & Lurka, Lurka & Batu. Two of Bristol’s best teamed up for their second collaborative release last year, and after the first run sold out they’ve put a few more copies to wax. ‘Kneqq’ was one of 2017’s best, an aquatic bass-techno roller with shades of L-Vis 1990’s ‘Ballad 4D’. ‘Struck’, meanwhile, is a nice mix of dub-techno and the sort of stuff James Blake was making for Hessle Audio a few years back.
Considering that their first drop was Kahn & Neek’s all-conquering ‘Backchat’/‘Dubchat’, the people at Hotline Recordings set the bar pretty high from the get-go. They followed that release with this brain-bending two-track from Lurka. Is it dancehall? Is it jungle? And when it’s this good, does it even matter? Finally re-pressed but probably won’t be around for long.
Having just released Batu’s Murmur EP the guys at Timedance thought it’d be a good time to ask some of their favourite artists to dive into their releases so far and remix the hell out of them. Remixes 1 is the first set (obviously) featuring Stenny remixing Lurka, and both Asusu and Mosca tackling Bruce.
This is worth a listen for Lurka’s incredible hi-hat work alone. Both sides of this two tracker develop into the unexpected, with Beater setting a simple throbbing and stabbing theme that he twists every few phrases until it is something completely different while Density is arp driven adn begins quite introspective and gradually falls apart whilst growing with aggression.