Will Long – Nothing’s Changed (2018)

“As much as is said of our current times being new lows, where things have changed for the worse and we’re unsure of the future, it’s worth returning to study the past to understand how steadily low we remain. “Nothing’s changed,” says a younger Barack Obama in a sample for the opening track. “Long Trax 2” is the second album from Will Long after his 2016 “Long Trax” debut on Comatonse Recordings. The album presents as an ongoing criticism of cultural stasis, conveyed via minimal synthesizers, sampler, and rhythm machine. Dancefloors are widely perceived by the masses as safe zones, but few can imagine how to apply notions of safety and equality to other aspects of society. We shouldn’t need clubs to hide from our fears and differences in the outside world. Looking ahead, we should look not so optimistically upon what we have accomplished, but with urgency and empathy upon what we haven’t.” Source

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Suuns – Watch You, Watch Me (2018)


“Scorched techno-punk blurs to smiley-faced synth workout blurs to narcotic psych comedown. Nothing is what it seems, and no one musical element is in total command. Low-pitched synths flower and undulate and evaporate like storm clouds in spring. Drums rustle and tumble as single guitar notes drone in slinky repetition, smeared with cotton-light manipulation. Ben Shemie’s slack voice drifts beneath and above the fray, parched yet mellifluous. The effect works whether Suuns play slow or fast, as with shoegaze, and they are constantly searching for any place to inseam a groove.” Source

Ed Rush & Nico – Mothership (1997)

“Released at the height of the label’s popularity, No U-Turn’s artist compilation Torque is a pummeling, rock-solid introduction to the force that brought darkcore jungle to a new level of menace in 1996. Home to Ed Rush, Nico, DJ Trace, and newcomer Fierce, No U-Turn’s (as well as NUT sublabel Nu Black’s) steady output — all muddy, hissing electronics; unruly, superdense, overlapping basslines; and splintering, driving breaks — arguably dominated the jungle scene in the latter half of 1996, spawning hordes of imitators.” Allmusic

Dengue Dengue Dengue – Son de los Diablos (2018)


“Peruvian duo Dengue Dengue Dengue’s return to Enchufada with new EP, ‘Son De Los Diablos’ — a record named after the traditional dance of the same name, Spanish for ‘Sound of the Devils’. Brought over the duo’s native Peru by Spanish conquistadors, it originally took the form of a procession of dancers and musicians that would take to Lima’s streets wearing devil masks, absorbing the cultural and musical traditions of the local Afroperuvian slave population of the time. A core influence in modern Peruvian music and culture today, Afroperuvian styles also continue to inform the music of Dengue Dengue Dengue” Bandcamp