Review: His first new material as Basic Rhythm since his 2017 album The Basics, the London artist known as East Man steps over to Warp offshoot Arcola for two heady dancefloor slap-abouts. "Dough Boy" is a beautiful magpie of a track that comprises classic jungle pads, a naughty LFO style bassline and Art Of Noise-style talking keyboard notes while "Can't You See" slows the rave right down and strips the vibe right back to its emotional, naked essentials. With an EP on Sneakers Social Club coming up soon too, it's a great time to be a Basic Rhythm fan right now.
Review: Since it rose, Phoenix-like, from the ashes late last year, revitalized Warp offshoot Arcola has delivered a sting of impressive EPs focusing on "experimental club music". The label's latest missive comes from one of the leftfield techno scene's rising stars, debutant Anastasia Kristensen. There's much to admire from start to finish. Check, for example, "Ascetic", an in turns clanking and chiming chunk of dancefloor IDM that recalls some of Autechre's finest early work, and the low-slung bass and clicking percussion of hypnotic techno workout "LXR Jam". The bounding, bass-heavy clatter of "Donni" is impressive too, though the best of the bunch - for peak-time floors at least - is the sweaty early jungle revivalism of "Ascetic (In Breaks)".