Josh Wink & Truncate – Be Aware – Ovum Recordings

Do all visionary roads lead back to Bam Bam Where’s Your Child. Somewhere along that journey a wrong turn was taken ending up in a very dark alley. But thank god for those murky spaces as some of our most impressionable music is found there in-between imagination and reality. What’s not in doubt is the sheer pulverising beauty employed here as smouldering bass loops across taught drums alongside a low-slung voice that will send shivers all over. Watch out too for the twisted devastation caused by a lone synth note on the outro as all hell subsequently breaks loose. The likewise excellent Truncate Mix feels that bit more energised picking up the tempo, refocusing the bass intensity while adding handclaps to jazz it up a touch. The awe inspiring Acapella is also included completing the picture though probably best heard in a darkened room! LOUD.

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Truncate – Level Up – Pets Recordings

Reigniting Acid House for 2020 Truncate delivers this searing incitement of riotous behaviour in under a quick-fire five minutes. Powered by pulsating drum machines against a series of intensely demanding, caustic tweaks and bleeps this unrelenting sequence is both seductively addictive and forward-thinking in execution. DJ Haus provides an excellent remix building upon what went before, then fucks with it, transforming the ferocity into an art form of high-tempo release. Meanwhile, Level Up adds a shuffle to the excitable, banging beats again reaching fever levels via minimum fuss.

Release: November 22


Coyu feat. Thomas Gandey – 1+1 EP – Suara

In anticipation of his forthcoming debut artist album is this taster which does more than just whet the appetite. Fuelling inspiration from both House and Techno and feeling life-affirming, soulful yet packing a dancefloor punch is this standout production from Coyu, featuring Thomas Gandey. Not so often these days that piano chords sound as encapsulating but these clearly do, backed up by brittle drums, fizzy synthesized lines and a sense of tension that is paid off by the eventual arrival of such emotive keys. Equally invigorating remixes come from the excellent Gerd Janson who supplies two distinctive versions each highlighting vigorous aspects, a percussive Truncate plus a suitable pounding alternative take from Cosmin TRG.