Review: This tasty 12" marks a welcome return to action for "metalurgic funk" maestro E-GZR, a shadowy, publicity shy producer whose occasional outings on Sex Tags offshoot Wania are rarely less than essential. The headline attraction here is the saucer-eyed geezer's collaboration with Vancouver's Laura Sparrow AKA LNS. Entitled "Crypto Stock", the track offers a deliciously spacey, funk-fuelled trip into deep electro territory that offers a near perfect balance between weighty dancefloor chops and ear-catching home listening fare. On the flip, E-GZR goes solo, wrapping more deep space chords, jammed-out synth lines and bustling bass around a suitably fuzzy bassline and redlined TR-808 drums.
Review: As much as we love keeping our ears to the ground, this new release from DJ Sotofett's personal WANIA imprint is leaving us guessing at every turn. The music, of course, is utterly on-point, as per usual, but we know little to nothing in regards to the mysterious Tech-Droppers. Taking much more of an electro spin compared to the imprint's more natural approach around techno, this feels like the right place for Wania to be exploring, and this is especially true if every track sounds as hot as this! The first three cuts on the A-side all offer different infusions of industrial high-tek, kicking off with the synth-driven "Crystal-Tech", followed by the rougher, more bass-centric approach of "Acid-Tech", and then onto the moodier, more broken arrangement of "Crystal-Dub". On the flip, "Tech-Strobe" is all wave and far-out vibes, while "Strobe-Revenge" churns out a beat spun the wrong way, and "Tech-Acid" bleeps its gentle waves of acid alongside Wania's characteristic atmospherics. Killer!