W.T. Records get ready to flex their DJ Muscles
W.T. Records are priming the DJ Muscle trilogy of 12″s featuring contributions by some typically unsung production talent from across the globe.
Overseen by William Burnett, W.T. Records has shown scant regard for adhering to trend in its ouput to date, happily putting out obscure cyberpop from Japanese artist Nao Katafuchi or reissuing cult synth jazz explorations from Woz along with 12″ releases from the likes of Shawn O Sullivan, Alex Israel and Hunee. Burnett’s own production profile has grown concurrently with excellent releases on L.I.E.S., Crème Organization and The Trilogy Tapes complemented by some recent high profile remix commissions and the prospect of a forthcoming 12″ due out on Rush Hour’s hard to pigeon hole non-label under the Black Deer moniker.
The DJ Muscle series promises a “beautiful and functional” return to the dancefloor for WT Recordings, though it’s naturally much more interesting than a bunch of retro house throwdowns, featuring curveball contributions from both established and hitherto unknown artists. Thus the likes of Orgue Electronique, Entro Senestre and Hypercube (a collaboration between Beau Wanzer and White Car’s Elon Katz) are nestled between lesser known acts such as Belgrade duo Kompleks (who count Benji B among their fanbase), Parisian newcomer Geena and the unknown (to us, anyway) Mzungu. The resulting productions across all three 12″s are collectively reminiscent in stylistic diversity to Juju & Jordash’s recent LP Techno Primitivism, which is praise enough. You can peruse the tracklist and also watch a video for Kompleks’ “D.E.R.T” – an absolute beast of a track – below. Soundclips are streaming over at W.T. HQ.
W.T. Records will commence the DJ Muscle series in late 2012.
A1. Kompleks “D.E.R.T”
A2. Hypercube “Hypercube”
B1. Caltrop “Lenny” 6:30
A1. Geena “3 Tongues to Talk”
A2. Orgue Electronique “The Serpent”
B1. TowLie “This is a Momenth” (BMX edit)
B2 Entro Senestre “Constant Elevation”
A1. Mzungu “The Third”
A2. Mzungu “Too Hot”
B1. Africaine 808 “Tummy, Tummy”