Oceania by Martyn
Washington DC resident Martyn has a slew of releases to his name on a host of different imprints. Whether it be for Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint, his own 3024 label, or the Dubstep focused Revolve:r further back, the Martyn name has always been synonymous with quality. His latest bit - the Newspeak EP on Steffi’s label, Dolly, follows a similar path in terms of sound to his Ghost People LP. We could’ve picked any three of the tracks on there, but there’s something about the uplifting lightness of ‘Oceania’ which tips it over the line.
Confunktion by Dark Sky
On Your Mind by Deadboy
Deadboy has always rated in our top five favourite producers, so we’ve felt his near two year absence from releases particularly hard. Now, the London producer has finally made his long anticipated return, with the Blaquewerk 12” on Numbers. While the obvious track to post would be ‘Geek’d Up’ (which we posted a radio rip of way back in August 2011), it’s this bit that caught our ear. Deadboy has somehow combined a chunky bassline which oozes 80s sleaze, with soulful vocal cuts, and skittering synths - which switch between a deep House and studio funk sound. Confused? Just listen and you’ll understand.
Filled by Bambounou
Jéremy Guindo-Zegiestowski (aka Bambounou) continues on his fine run of releases with this bit for 50Weapons. The Full Of Feelings EP again sees Zegiestowski focus on a more Techno oriented sound - compared to his earlier cuts on Youngunz and ClekClekBoom. He keeps it innovative and rhythmic however, thankfully avoiding going into totally stoic 4x4 territory. ‘Filled’ is straight out, no-nonsense heavy floor business, and will certainly be getting a heavy rinsing in our sets. Tune.