It's that time of the month again. We say nice things about the records that we like having found their way into the depths of our minds by forcibly entering our ears.
Sina - All Alone +Remixes (none60)
To kick things off we have SIna making his debut on Silent Dust's none60 imprint in fine style. "All Alone" is soul music via the medium of sampling and echoes an understanding of emotion that comes from a rich musical palette. The 170 BPM duties fall to Silent Dust to create pacier dynamics, while Fybe:One and Sun Glitters complete the package at differing tempos. A neat package where each version counts.
Dose - Mind The Future / Scourge feat. Victim (Commercial Suicide)
Ahead of his "Mind The Future" LP, Dose drops the single of the same name. This is hard and fast drum & bass, unflinching and unapologetic. Techstep with the emphasis on tech, both tracks are noisy, obnoxious and effective on floor. Both "Mind The Future" and "Scourge" have all the hall marks of classic Commercial Suicide releases, gratifyingly raw and straight to the point. Report to the dance floor!
Klute - My Black & White feat Klose (Calibre Remix) / Speak No Fish (Commercial Suicide)
Contrasting to Dose's release, Klute displays the other side of Commercial Suicide on this, the second outing for the label this month. Taking his own "My Black & White" from his "The Draft" LP, Klute hands it over to Calibre to perform musical surgery on. The result is both beauty and beast, rearranging the original into his own signature model. Klute serves up "Speak No Fish" which has an astral, almost celestial tone to it. The track title makes absolutely no sense to me but the music is unmistakably Klute.
Emperor & Mefjus - Hello World EP (Critical Music)
If I was asked to show someone what modern contemporary drum & bass sounded like, it would not be unlikely that I would point to this, the latest EP from Critical Music's Emperor & Mefjus. Sonically this EP is so demanding, it's not the kind of thing you want to put on in the kitchen while trying to make dinner (unless you usually smash your kitchen up?). Computer music in the modern sense, this EP is going to sound enormous on a club sound system, and no less engulfing. My personal favourite across the four tracks is Emperor's remix of Mefjus' "Signalz", which is probably the most straight forward track rhythmically while still demanding the full frequency range in its delivery. Also make sure you check out the quirky endings to each track...
Kije - Coming For You / You Know Me (Diffrent Music)
When he's not pruning his hard earned beard, Diffrent Music boss Dexta is scouring the musical globe for new talent. Kije is his latest discovery straight out of Russia, dropping "Coming For You" and "You Know Me" as a debut offering for the label. Capitalizing on the off beat sound the label has become known for, both track are nice stop/start numbers drawing on classic electronic percussion and warbling waffle bass. Bal'shoye spaseeba!
Agree with my selections this month? Anything I've missed, or anything that I should be checking out for next? Get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org or hit me at @organicbeats on Twitter.