||1.||Jupiter Jax - "Midnight Drive" (4:08)|
||2.||Jupiter Jax - "Just How U Do" (3:57)|
||3.||Baltra - "Through The Seams" (5:12)|
||1.||Low Tape - "SK8" (4:57)|
||2.||Low Tape - "Untitled 15" (3:38)|
||3.||ROWVN - "BNKRS" (5:25)|
Prague based label Neo Violence releases music from all over the world and with no genre restrictions. Or as they claim "simply anything good from house, techno, electro, acid or bass music" in addition to running a bunch of club nights in their fair city and we salute them. On their second label sampler, we get treated to a bunch of gnarly and jackin' lo-fi grooves from the current mainstays of the label roster. On the A side, there's some ethereal house music from Jupiter Jax (100% Silk/Opal Tapes) with both "Midnight Drive" and "Just How U Do" reminiscent of Larry Heard's evocative deepness from his Trackmode days in the early noughties. Meanwhile, New York City's Baltra stays on the same retro tip; Windy City style (but circa '86 this time) with the raw and emotive "Through The Seams". On the flip, Russia's Low Tape comes up with some worthy additions, but for our money it's all about the woozy, dust covered sultriness of "Untitled 15". Finally Cologne's ROWVN serves up "BNKRS" (naturally) where he goes for that overdriven and tape saturated retro house vibe of Lobster Theremin.
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