Review: For the third volume in the label's ongoing "Blue" series of split EPs, Whities boss Nic Tasker has recruited two rising stars: De School resident and Nous'Klaer regular Upsammy and Cong Burn alumnus BFTT. It's the former who tops and tails the EP, first brilliantly mangling electro, broken techno and bass-heavy UK techno on mutant stepper "Vacate or Annihilate", before later returning with the blissful, far-sighted electronics and rubbery machine drums of "Warm Puddles". In between, BFTT serves up two tasty treats: a suitably out-there chunk of intergalactic techno (the polyrhythmic brilliance of "Kueen") and a more melancholic, dystopian take on early morning techno hypnotism.
Review: London based producer Jules Venturini is up next for Whities, following up great releases by Avalon Emerson and Lanark Artefax. On the label's 14th edition, Venturini follows up some sludgy lo-fi techno/house derivatives on Polish label Brutaz with some more similarly rusty and dust covered aesthetics. Beginning with the 12 minute epic "Flying Kites" which channels early '90s British bleep IDM, until that fast hitting groove hits at just the right time towards the end. Lush ambient piece "Keep Me Close" works as an effective intermission of sorts on this grainy and saturated dream state captured to VHS. Finally, Venturini displays a more aggressive side as seen on his previous release with the gnarly and slow burning industrial electronics of "Trace Of Smoke".