Our resident crate digging writer, Andrew Wowk, drops 15 essentials you might have missed in August.

  1. Flaty – Say It [ANWO RECORDS]

https://anworecords.bandcamp.com/album/railz

Jittery, bass-heavy juke drums combine with heady, spaced-out sonics for some seriously head-nodding business.

  1. Casual Treatment – Celestial Body [Axis/The Escape Velocity]

The Axis offshoot label continues is stellar run of releases with another trip through the universe, as Casual Treatment explores the origins of life through the lens of conceptual, sci-fi-flavoured techno. 

  1. Sniper1 – Celsius [anyoneknowsuki]

https://sukistyle.bandcamp.com/album/aks003-hidden-credentials-ep-feat-sniper1

A storming breakbeat/electro crossover led by a gritty acid line and tastefully coloured with otherworldly effects.

  1. Sickarone – Airdown [4NC¥]

https://sickarone.bandcamp.com/album/rudecat-2

Thunderous footwork jungle vibes driven by massive sub bass stabs, chopped-up amens, and peppered with lush, dusty chords.

  1. Moktar – Silk [Steel City Dance Discs]

https://steelcitydancediscs.bandcamp.com/track/silk

Futurist breakbeats and growling bass meet chopped and screwed samples of traditional Arabic instruments.

  1. Rosati – Elastik [Sungate]

https://sungaterec.bandcamp.com/album/polymath

The Amsterdam producer channels classic 90’s techno with this chunky, groove-led cut that reminds us that futuristic funk is an essential part of a great techno tune.

  1. Takaaki Itoh – Keys [Blocaus Series]

https://blocausseries.bandcamp.com/album/era-novum-ii

The Japanese techno icon delivers a driving, percussive stomper with a hypnotic edge.

  1. Organit – Extrakt [Tamás Olejnik]

https://tamas-olejnik.bandcamp.com/album/extrakt

A deep, psychedelic roller that straddles the line between techno and progressive house to great effect.

  1. Julien Bracht – Streets [System Records]

https://sys-tem-records.bandcamp.com/album/julien-bracht-now-forever-one

A peak time monster of a track that shines thanks to its sparkling, uplifting melodies and vocals, and chunky, energetic drums.

  1. Mafou – Vodou [Somatic Rituals]

https://mafousomaticrituals.bandcamp.com/album/khezu

One for the heads-down crew, this deep, tribal, and hypnotic journey is best enjoyed with eyes closed and a big subwoofer.

  1. E Davd – 2Worlds (World 2 Mix) [Music For Change]

https://musicforchangeaus.bandcamp.com/album/music-for-change-volume-1

The Australian producer blends warm and soulful chords, reverbed drums, and tasteful vocal samples on this lush breakbeat number.

  1. EQ Why – Juke-A-Lator [Equalized Records]

https://eqwhy.bandcamp.com/album/juke-pack-vol-3

Chaotic, up-tempo juke vibes straight out of Chicago. Turbo vibes.

  1. Karmel Jäger – Your Love [Tooflez Muzik]

https://tooflezmuzik.bandcamp.com/album/tfz011-your-love

A no-nonsense, feel-good house jam which features some creative vocal effects and a memorable breakdown.

  1. Akul – Keep On (Myledo Remix) [Extra Spicy]

https://extraspicy.bandcamp.com/album/xtr-emix

Old school jungle meets contemporary bass music in this charmingly off-kilter banger. Watch out for the deadly “Think break” chops.

  1. Aloka – Inta [Typeless]

https://typelessrecords.bandcamp.com/album/inta

Tasteful, stripped-down IDM/leftfield electronica that balances out its experimental beats and effects with lush chords and synth stabs.



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