Coyote Clean Up is Detroit native C.J Sienkiewicz. Since moving from Cleveland at a young age, the Motor City has lured Sienkiewicz in - as the place does with many people. His music has gradually evolved over time from Hip hop indebted sounds, to more of a House influence, making the recent association with 100% Silk a perfect partnership. Sienkiewicz’s Frozen Solid cassette was released on the imprint last year, and is soon to be followed by a 12” on the LA based label. He also has a track forthcoming as part of Jimmy Edgar and Derrick May’s We Love Detroit Compilation, alongside a few other upcoming projects throughout the year. The mix itself is eclectic and varied, with a bunch of tracks we don’t know, and some that we do - making it another one for the trainspotters out there.
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Hyper Real by Ital Tek
Alan Myson (aka Ital Tek) has released most of his output through Planet Mu, or his own Atom River imprint, with the freshly minted Hyper Real EP representing a rare exception. Coming out on Civil Music - who we know mostly for their association with GP favourite, Darling Farah, Myson’s latest effort showcases his relatively unique sound. The self titled opener is our pick of the four originals, and is definitely a worthwhile addition to any good DJ’s arsenal.
Sea Synths by Ikonika
Ikonika (aka Sara Abdel-Hamid) has been somewhat quiet over the past few years, releasing nothing in 2011, and only one EP last year. It would seem however that at least some tracks from her new Lost Dubs EP date back even earlier, with ‘They Didn’t Bury You Deep Enough’ first appearing in her FACT mix from November of 2010. She also mentioned this track as forthcoming in an interview accompanying that mix, so for some of you keen eyed Ikonika fans, it’s probably been a rather long wait. Fingers crossed Hamid is a little more active on the release front this year.
Culture (Bambounou Remix) by Bodhi
This one has been doing the rounds since dropping last week - so while it’s likely you’ve already heard it, we simply dig it too much not to post. Shout outs to the one like Jeremy Guido-Zegiestowski (or Bambounou to most of us). Enjoy.
A Sun Life by Benjamin Brunn
Hamburg native Benjamin Brunn has been in the game for well over a decade now, with his first release dating back to 1999. A Sun Life was Brunn’s sixth full-length effort, and second for 2012, after releasing Colour Tracks earlier in the year. Released on the excellent UK based imprint, Third Ear Recordings, the album is hardware heavy in its production values - as evidenced by this track. It’s an essential LP for anyone who likes synths, and undoubtedly one of the more interesting, as well as slightly overlooked bits to drop last year.