Although there is a rising sentiment that everyone and their dog is now listening to ambient, Ripperton’s 'Sight Seeing' LP on ESP Institute has been a constant companion for myself over the past couple of months. In a high volume, high consumption world, an album being as tenacious as 'Sight Seeing' is something to truly value.
London's Wilson Records sits in a category of its own, far from the hubbub of inaudible hype and transitory trends, eager to establish a durable take on club music. It's with the greatest pleasure that we welcome label founder Fabio Monesi for a hour-long session of dusty house shufflers, Detroit-flavoured electro breaks and further hallucinogenic techno motifs.
Commissioned mixes have been through their driest 12 months in recent memory, creating a palpable appetite for something fresh and lavish. James Zabiela's 'Balance 029' is beyond a marker for a brand new year, it is a brand new star in the most exclusive of constellations.
Fresh off an extra busy 2017, Moscoman returns with his debut offering for Disco Halal, the pumping middle-eastern flavoured 'I Ran' - featuring a solid gold revamp from Muscovite duo Simple Symmetry. We sat down with Chen to discuss the record's raison d'être as he goes into Disco Halal's origins and perspectives, 2017 highlights and future plans.
African Ghost Valley are a bold and ambitious duo formed by Childe Grangier and Gabriel Ghebrezghi. They go unparalleled when it comes to carving out harsh, immersive drones and battered ambient scapes. Ahead of the release of their new record on Natural Sciences we caught up the duo for an in-depth chat and premiere new track “North”.