Berlin-based selector DJ Spit has been interested in electronic music from a young age and regularly draws inspiration from a wide range of electronic genres fluctuating from techno and bass music all the way to classic electro, enabling his nasty sounding gritty groove soundtrack. In 2018, the young artist emerged as a fresh talent pushing a hybrid of electro and tribal techno battering at the edges of gabba, acid, trance and amen-infused breaks, heard in the majority of his fast-paced sets.
Spit’s fast mixing style has enabled him to grace the floors of esteemed clubs such as Berlin’s Griessmuehle, Tresor and Berghain’s Säule, defining a hardcore streak of intensive club music meddling with the extremes of hard dance. Clocking appearances at Jaded’s after hour raves in London, Boiler Room sessions at the likes of Leipzig’s Distillery and other venues across Europe, Spit’s appearances on Rinse FM France and Uncanny Valley podcast, as well as mixes for Possession and Reaktor, have cemented his name as one of the most exciting contemporary acts.
Currently boasting a residency deep within the badlands of Denmark’s fast-techno scene at Copenhagen’s Endurance party, Spit is in the process of launching his very own label Verteiler, set to deliver some uncompromising music. Keep an eye out.
1. Ayesha – Natural Phenomena EP
Kindergarten Records debut EP comes from Brooklyn-based DJ and producer Ayesha, who delivers a string of subcontinental nostalgia with angular percussion and warm, hypnotic atmospherics. Implementing her Indian upbringing, the record evokes the country’s lush environments and sounds, channeling memories into universal club format. As described by Ayesha herself, the release is an undulating love letter to nature and the dance floor with enough energy to satisfy the mind, body and soul.
A2. Infinite Space
B2. The Club is a Sea
[Released: 06.11.21 on Kindergarten Records]
2. Warlock – Made In Chains EP
Warlock has been Djing since 1989 and has consistently showcased new music from emerging genres since starting out on London pirate radio, Pulse FM, back in the days of Acid House and Hardcore. Currently immersed in today’s wide ranging Bass Music scene, Warlock also heads his very own imprint Rag & Bone, cataloguing releases from the likes of Aaron Spectre, Drop The Lime and Stagga. Released in 2004, Made In Chains contains four belting dub-influenced break tracks which never stray in quality.
A1. Break The System
A2. Skip The Beat
B1. In The Pit
B2. Lock Groove
[Released: 05.04.04 on Rag & Bone]
3. Cressida – Sambo EP
Berlin-based, London-born producer and DJ Cressida returns to the fold with another genre blurring masterclass in formless electronica, as the forward facing German imprint, Voitax, continues to provide a platform for a number of innovative dance music artists. Having been surrounded by the darker strands of London’s varied underground electronic music scene from a young age, his Sambo EP showcases the levels of diversity that can be discovered within the UK capital. Incorporating Bass fuelled sounds into a series of DnB speckled cuts – this is not one to miss.
A2. Al Gore Riddim
B1. Move To Witness
[Released: 21.09.20 on Voitax]
4. Bastiengoat – ARC EP
Oakland-based Bastiengoat is renowned for his sounds spanning a multitude of genres including the likes of juke, footwork, garage and jungle. Also known for his breathtaking percussion samples, the US electronic producer has recently delivered a mind-bending record called ARC, showcasing tough techno cuts alongside more jungle-infused dynamism. Following on from previous releases such as Aspects and Popcorn, the self-released Arc EP offers four certified dance floor weapons.
5. DJ Loui – SQ80 System EP
DJ Loui has quietly been getting about his business over the past few years, cataloguing high-quality releases on the likes of Jupiter4 record label. As well as clocking impressive sets on the likes of HÖR Berlin, the emerging producer has relatively recently dropped a splendid four-track EP back in 2019, featuring a plethora of tracks demonstrating immaculate breaks and tough techno. Also on the EP is an energetic take of the namesake song from the esteemed Carl Finlow, a stalwart figure within the electro scene.
A1. Keep Breakbeat Evil
B1. SQ80 System
B2. SQ80 System – Carl Finlow Remix
[Released: 27.05.20 Jupiter4]
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