Review: Deep on the Prague underground, founded by local don DJ Alyaz, Sapyens super-size with a limited vinyl collection of the agenda-setting digital album they kicked off the year with. Finding all the sweetest spots between juke, Jersey via techno, ghetto tech and freeform bass experimentation, the whole album shakes with innovation: WZ's slo-mo sedative UKG "Apache Way", Dryman & Pelikann's lo-fi eski-breaker "What", Jimmy Pe's sludge-wave sucker-slap "PBLC" and Tuco & Allmostt's insane amen ghetto punch up "Crazy Joe" are just some of the highlights. Grab it while you can.
South East Of The Mountain (Sam Kidel remix) (4:37)
Skeletal (Osvmvsm remix) (3:25)
Bloom (Helm remix) (6:38)
Review: Berceuse Heroique's Ancient Monarchy adds to the Parris story with three beautiful remixes that add and enhance the mysterious London artist's unique vibe all the more. Sam Kidel condenses the vast spacious valleys on "South Side Of The Mountain" with more of a rolling, hardened feel to the drums. Osvmvsm, meanwhile, pays respect to the kick-free "Skeletal" but turbo charges the glock melody with much more of a militant focus and energy. Finally Helm strips "Bloom" right back to its key atmosphere then rebuilds with an ambient, heavily textured and sensory experience.