Dauwd – Theory Of Colours

★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening

Sounds like?

Chilled out electro

Moods

sorta like downtempo but not as down

Thoughts

Layered intelligent electro with a nice energy. Nocturnal feeling. Tasteful keys at times. Particularly like the energetic haze laid out on tracks such as analogische memories. Drifts into an almost bland territory at times but still great. I come back to this record ever few months and it's holding up.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Dauwd-Theory-Of-Colours/release/10402048

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Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqhq8vtSfNA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VMoLqPqK6s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Eqcee-pUm0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7Q0_XEKb0k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjB2koTyujw

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Rating: 4 out of 5

 

Ross From Friends – Family Portrait

★★★☆☆ = Good!

Sounds like?

Lofi house is a fitting genre name

Moods

Refreshingly original small club

Thoughts

Digging this, had it on repeat straight off the bat. I've seen his name a lot recently so I think he's pretty hyped. Serves as a good middle ground between John talabot and stone's throw though the second half tapers off in quality.

It's a brainfeeder release – all their stuff is worth checking out.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Ross-From-Friends-Family-Portrait/release/12324548

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Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuZEdzpt_RY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iFxeDKwdNs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFhOJKzd5X4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7G3-Uu3OsI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXLwEZcZoCc

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Rating: 3 out of 5

 

Crackazat – Rainbow Fantasia

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?

Sexy electro

Moods

Cheesy modern hotel bar

Thoughts

Aside from midnight in sector seven I found this to be bland. Seemed too buttoned-up and overly polished.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Crackazat-Rainbow-Fantasia/release/11103373

Listen!

Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oK4Slc-uSZ8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eGeqsOBv4w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLMmbQ8_oYQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUGvJkZEDZ0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czXi-Lctnuo

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Kalabrese – Independent Dancer

★★★☆☆ = Good!

Sounds like?

Groove based 'fun’ electro

Moods

A ode to the joy of being lost in life

Thoughts

Hard not to dig a kalabrese release, his tracks are all bursting with love of the craft. Above all else this album maintains a constant groove with lots of interesting production flourishes and bursts of instrumentation that keep these extended cuts engaging.

Lyrically he sings like a wanderlust euro, not the most articulate but he makes up for it in his genuineness. The addition of other vocalists is a welcome dimension. It's an album with moments of greatness but also suffers from an uneven side 2 that felt scattered.

Worth a listen for sure.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Kalabrese-Independent-Dancer/release/4420013

Listen!

Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnDgS8Hkni4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af01NV3mqjc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQNGYgQMEaE

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Rating: 3 out of 5

 

Jim-E Stack – Tell Me I Belong

★★★☆☆ = Good!

Sounds like?
Hip energetic electro

Moods
Friday

Thoughts
Variety is this albums appeal. Tracks rely on heavily repeated vocals and rhythmic bits to great effect, felt very inspired by the classic breakbeat aesthetic of the second track. ‘Reassuring’ utilizes a downpitched vocal sample, creating a bumping homage to early James Blake. His percussive sense comes out on the 2nd half in the form of an appealing rhythmic bounce.

This is good to great, accessible and catchy. I enjoy it just as much on repeat listens but wonder if the straightforward songwriting will holdup as an album or make these tracks more fit as singles for mixes.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Jim-E-Stack-Tell-Me-I-Belong/release/6907279

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Rating: 3 out of 5

 

Folamour – Umami

★★★☆☆ = Good!

Sounds like?

Fun house with a positive vibe and featuring classic r&b samples

Moods

Hip DJ at a trendy lounge

Thoughts
I like this. Obvious samples like ‘get into the party’ integrate well with his brand of house. I could picture this as background music at a hip party.

I prefer the instrumental and more rhythmic ‘look at me or I’ll steal your eyes’ utilizing a rich drumline that reminds me of an accessible moodymann.

Planning to check out more by this dude.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Folamour-Umami/release/12416120

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Rating: 3 out of 5

 

Juju & Jordash – Clean-Cut

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?
Experimental club techno

Moods
Dark dank club

Thoughts

Would love to see them live. Definitely some good moments on the album but overall too much.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Juju-Jordash-Clean-Cut/release/6402704

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Juju & Jordash – Juju & Jordash

★★★☆☆ = Good!

Sounds like?
Loose spacey electro

Thoughts
My favorite album of theirs, the analog approach works well here. Tracks cover a range of techno but all are done well.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Juju-Jordash-Juju-Jordash/release/1951138

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Rating: 3 out of 5

 

Juju & Jordash – Sis-Boom-Bah!

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?
Spacy techno

Thoughts

I appreciate the craft here as I understand it’s created live. The final product seemed a bit out there, nothing really to hook into. I also wasn’t into the berimbau like rhythm found on the first half.

This seems like it might be enjoyable in an open environment and I’m super curious about one of their live shows.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Juju-Jordash-Sis-Boom-Bah/release/10987321

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Galcher Lustwerk – 200% Galcher

★★★☆☆ = Good!

Sounds like?
Hip modern deep house with mumbling lyrics.

Moods
Nocturnal and hip

Thoughts
I’m a fan of this dude’s production, it’s like a tasteful young Americans take on Koze. The lyrics detract at times as they’re most just general ruminating that don’t say a whole lot.

Like the aesthetic and sound overall.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Galcher-Lustwerk-200-Galcher/release/12182883

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Rating: 3 out of 5