Last year the Episodes imprint was responsible for three releases from Hakim Murphy, Ike Release as well as their collaborative Innerspace Halflife project. The so far unknown Spirit of the Black 808 supplies the labels first release of 2013 with this excellent Analog Funktions EP. The title track leads the way, offering up a concoction of kooky synths, off-kilter claps, percussion and other electro-tinges, while rolling toms and bass drums in "SB808" tumble over harsh tones of electronic scuzz and what sounds like some expertly delayed Martin Luther King sampling. The Rapid fire hi-hats and overdriven synths of "FrecuenciaX0X" discombobulate and seal out the EP.
Brendan Clark (Northern Purpose), Mourad Sliti, Dj Prophet, Steven Tang (Emphasis Recordings), Femanyst, Marsman, Carl (Thug Records), The Black Madonna, Leri Ahel, NICOLA CONTE, Ricardo Miranda, Spirit Of The Black 808
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