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Draft Culture - Dorian Concept - Ninja Tune

Having studied Sound Design & Music Production at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, you would expect the music of Dorian Concept to have a certain creative edge… and that it does. Limbering up for the release of his forthcoming full-length, ‘Draft’ is an understated but heady mix of fluid sound design, deep basslines and techy two-step beats, all cosseted within a rich analogue warmth.

 

Freaks - Richard Norris - Throne of Blood

He of The Grid and Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve fame, Richard Norris turns out for Brooklyn's eminent Throne of Blood, and 'Freaks' is indeed a freaky, unsettling, tom tom-heavy workout, with a bassline filthier than Jodie Marsh's Twitter account. "Freaks control the city, and I am one of the freaks" as it proclaims. Well, quite. On the flip, 'Yeah' boasts a delicious Fingers Inc bass, while Blackstrobe don Ivan Smagghe and Hardway Bros pick apart the title track. Sterling work here.

Atlas - Troy Gunner - Electro Magnetic Fields

The fifth release on Indigo’s sister label to the Mindset imprint is from friend and label mate Mr Gunner. ‘Atlas’ is a pulsing technoid beast, check ‘Pheromone’, sounding like the bastard offspring of early Big Apple stuff and Zinc’s '138 Trek', but pitched right down, and the oscillating funk of ‘Manifest’. Before terminating on ‘Backstab’ with its raggedy staccato roll. An EP that has plenty to offer.

Lonely & Cold - Apollo Brown feat Roc Marciano - Mello Music Group

A sluggish gritty beat beautifully overlaid by myriad little tangles of guitar and soulful '60s keys, culled from what sounds like Memphis and Kingston sources — with such a compelling backdrop Roc & Apollo would be well within their rights to be lazy, but their rhymes are thought-provoking, full of mysterious shadow and blinding light, possessed of a Wu-style internal coherence and external oddity. From Apollo's new album 'Thirty Eight', which if it keeps up these standards of wordplay and production should be a summer essential. Check it.