Review: Irreverent online music platform Ransom Note have been keeping the spirit of Jockey Slut well and truly alive in the digital age since 2009. Sensing that house and techno is currently lacking in labels characterised by a sense of humour, Ransom Note have decided to launch their own with the debut offering from Madrid based mystery producer Bawrut. Originally released digitally through local Madrid label Silencio last year, it is good to see "Ciquita" and "1234" make it onto 12" here with the former presented in slightly amended form via a R$N edit. If anything the rambunctious acid delight of the track is embellished further on this killer edit, which is complemented nicely by the mind bending vocal edits of the flip.
Review: If the name Timothy Clerkin sounds familiar, that's because you've heard his moody and neon-lit night moves as Heretic or Eskimo Twins across labels like Beachcoma, Nein Records and Days Of Being Wild over the years. This will be his second appearance under his birth name for London website via record label Ransom Note and as you'd expect - it is jam packed full of suave electro-noir antics. From the seductive slow burners like "Knife Edge Heart (feat Natalie Reiss) or "With You" to powerful dancefloor weapons like "Divisive" which see Clerkin join the dots between classic Italo and EBM, like he always does so well. On the flip, Factory Floor drummer Gabe Gurnsey delivers a tripped-out deconstruction of "Knife Edge Heart" which is equally worthy of your attention as the original.