Justice – Safe and Sound [Ed Banger]
We heard countless rumors during the past few months, up to the point where nothing seemed credible anymore, but they are back! This track dropped a couple days ago on Annie Mac, where Gaspard and Xavier explained that it was the first single of an album due to be released in the months to come. It has got everything you could expect of a good Justice record, and more: a slick baseline, choirs, dramatic strings…the works. Not much of a musical revolution, but will it be one for Ed Banger?
fp-oner – Gather Strength [Mule Musiq]
Gather Strength was released two or three month ago, but I couldn’t pass on the opportunity to play it again as fp-oner (Fred P) released his new album last week. A pure compilation of tech-house anthems brilliantly produced, combining energy and finesse.
Eliphino – Isabella Road [Joy In Repetition]
TUNE ALLLEEEEEERT! You know a tune is in the making when it’s featured on Stamp the Wax Premieres AND on Jackmaster’s DJ Kicks compilation. Yeah, both. This one is just an absolute summer banger, amazing quality, build and groove. On repeat.
Hidden Spheres – Too Soon [Rhythm Section International]
I do not even know how many times I’ve featured Rhythm Section in the Zeitblasts…not even sure I want to count to be fair. But boy have they failed to surprise me even once. This Hidden Sphere record is a genreless gem of diversity, slow, fast, deep, acoustic, you name it. I had to chose one because that’s how the articles are but give it a listen. Won’t disappoint!
Aphex Twin – CIRKLON3 [ Колхозная mix ] [Warp]
Last but absolutely not least, IDM guru Aphex Twin has released his new EP, last week. Words would fail to describe it so I simply won’t.