Shanghai Den Vs Drew Lustman

Massive summer vibes going on here. With elements comparable to Pariah’s earlier work, this infusion of Chicago House and some Floating Points-styled jazzy wonderment is not to be pigeonholed with the work of other artists, there’s a definite look to the future here, but also a very much welcomed look back towards the deeply rooted Detroit House/Techno influences. Big sounds here from FaltyDL’s Brooklyn label, Blueberry Recordings.

Personal favourite

Julsy – Broken Transmissions

A slight change of pace here, but totally justified. Echoes of Broadcast and Grouper sat nicely on a bed of lo-fi static and vinyl warmth. Not for our die-hard house fans, more of an drone ambience here, but one that we welcome. That’s probably enough pretension before I go too Yoko Ono with this one. In short, a great evolving piece of music.

MOSIS – On Ur Side

A nice return to the scene with this track from US producer MOSIS. Large 808 kicks string together chopped, diced and generally fucked with vocal edits. Quite minimal, but has a tropical feel to it with the addition of some Jamie XX-styled steel drum rhythms in the mix. A welcomed return.

Close – My Way feat. Joe Dukie (Midland Remix)

Deep evolving bassline with a pleasing sprinkle of light percussion over the top. Beautifully deep as per usual from Midland here, out now on Berlin’s !K7 Records.