Review: When it comes to crafting quality edits of ludicrously obscure cuts, few can match long-serving scalpel fiend Loud-E. Having previously plied his wares on Ambassador's Reception and Berceuse Heroique's occasional re-edit series, the Netherlands-based producer has been recruited by Leeds-based, Balearic-minded imprint Passport to Paradise. Predictably, there's much to enjoy throughout, not least the trippy backwards effects, rubbery boogie bassline, starburst electronics and locked-in drums of extended cosmic disco workout "123". Elsewhere, Loud-E chops up some chiming, glassy-eyed, instrumental Balearic synth-pop on "456", before unleashing some wild and weird electronics on the out-of-this-world madness of "789".
Review: P-Balans is a new imprint in the Future Nuggets emerging constellation. A tehnodelia ramification within the Bucharest electronic scene that will host rising names like Khidja and Borusiade while introducing new characters like The Holy Fix (Camil Dumitrescu, co-member of Delusion Men) and Utopus (Ion D, producer of Steaua de Mare, Raze de Soare, Anahore?ii among others) already featured on "Sounds on the Unheard from Romania vol. 2". Keeping the same strategies of fusion and diffusion as Future Nuggets, P-Balans will explore the space traversal to techno, entering and exiting the dark halls of the club through multiple doors.