DJ Krush -- pioneering hip-hop DJ and producer -- is back! Famed for his abstract-leaning contributions to the legendary Mo'Wax roster during the trip-hop heyday of the 1990s, his latest album Cosmic Yard (Special Edition) arrives as a 12-track LP or CD on Gamma Proforma. The keys are woozy and informed by classic Sci-Fi movies, the beats as eerily abstract as you'd imagine. Extra compositional and trumpet duties performed by Toshinori Kondo.
A dystopian concept album from one time DJ Shadow collaborator and member of Ice T's Rhyme Syndicate crew, Divine Styler. Def Mask shows a clear industrial influence that runs right through the album with discordant synths and crunching snares. Expect heavy nods to Blade Runner. Out on CD and 2LP vinyl from Gamma Proforma.