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It doesn't seem long since Untold's monstrous 'Motion the Dance' was indeed doing just that. 5 years and several releases on from that EP, it's clear that there's no let up on atmosphere and tension, though the forces that carry it along are more alien, more heavily percussive, and guaranteed to twist dancefloors.
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Ploy's latest offers several shades of understated intensity, switching between stuttering, claustrophobic drum workouts, and snatches of atmosphere and space pulses. This record keeps the producers uncompromising dance floor approach up in dark style. More unnerving goodness from Hemlock Recordings.
A corker from the Bristol bass junkie. Swing for the Fences is Hodge’s new EP on Hemlock and continues to demonstrate why Hodge is being championed as one of the UK’s leading dance musicians. Each track across this EP is a huge club banger and guaranteed to be the soundtrack to the best parties across the world very soon. Be sure you don’t miss out on the action.
London’s Rob McAndrews keeps himself busy, being live guitarist for James Blake and producing under his Airhead moniker with releases on R&S, Different Circles and 1-800 Dinosaur he returns with his second release for Hemlock. Two atmospheric club tracks that seem to deconstruct techno and house whilst keeping the floor in focus.
Bristolian producer Parris brings his dense and rhythmic electronic music to the Hemlock label. A regular on Keysound Recordings, for this vinyl 12” EP (excellently titled Your Kiss is Sour) he matches heavy dub-influenced basslines with forward-thinking percussion and a genre-bending approach.
With previous releases on Hessle Audio, Idle Hands, and Timedance Larry McCarty’s Bruce moniker as covered a wide range of the techno sonic landscape, from hard, ambient, and broken beat. These three tracks on Hemlock focus on a tighter minimal approach, with micro-production that makes every element flourish. From the near ambient night time slow stomp of Before You Sleep to the panicky Sweat.
Prolific Bristol producer Hodge releases his four-track double vinyl debut for Hemlock. It’s a distinctly nocturnal affair characterised by the producer’s trademark ruff rhythms, hyper-alert synth stabs and canny grasp of drama and dynamics, all of which add up to a compellingly cinematic take on UK bass music.
Apocalyptic noise from London producer Brood Ma. Populous is a relentless maelstrom of explosions, rhythms and aggressive clanking that brings groove to an often static style of music. Brittle dystopian landscapes are pocked with grimey beats for a real adrenaline rush of an album. Out on vinyl LP from Hemlock.
After years of James Blake out serving as his guitarist and general collaborator, Rob McAndrews got serious with his own solo project, Airhead, where he produces spacey and downbeat dubstep tracks for the slightly more refined dancers among you. The two tracks that make up 'October / Macondo', though, are more explosive, full of boisterous snare percussion and dancefoor kicks. These two tunes do however retain McAndrews' attention to detail in the producing department, where things remain clear and pronounced.
This appears to be a re-issue of the debut 12" from James Blake. Later to become....James Blake. There are some people (and I am probably one of them) who clings to the impression than Blake never bettered his early vocal-less left field dance experiments. This record perfectly exemplifies how fresh and dynamic these recordings were, saturated with new ideas to create a dinstinctive and eccentric brand of future-funk influenced electronica as fresh today as it was a few years ago. Two tracks, both great interpretations of the dubstep sound.
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