Author Archives: Simon Whight

A contributor to a variety of respected online publications, Simon joined the Inverted Audio ranks early in 2013. Bred on mother rave and nourished by the original strains of US house, he is someone who has lived through the first time deep house faced a backlash, the rise and fall of progressive house, and the multiple swings of fashion towards minimal, tech house, bass and beyond. As such, genres are not an important factor in critical appraisal, just good music that can stand on its own two feet. Be it uptempo or downtempo, alien or organic, everything is valid. Emotionless techno, needlessly abstract noise, derivative house and self indulgent muso-ism can all check their feet at the door. Bad taste in hats.

Korg expand Volca lineup with Drum and Modular

As far as gateway drugs go in the hardware game, Korg’s Volca series has delivered on both value for money and functionality. With bass, melody and percussion covered, the series expanded to cover FM synthesis, a wild and surprisingly versatile kick drum variant, and a functional three channel mixer. After Volca creator Tatsuya Takahashi left Korg, […]

Marquis Hawkes readies follow-up to ‘Social Housing’, ‘The Marquis Of Hawkes’ LP

Mark Hawkins’ house project Marquis Hawkes sees a follow up to 2016’s acclaimed ‘Social Housing‘ album with ‘The Marquis Of Hawkes‘. The announcement of the album comes with a choice big room issuing in the form of ‘We Should Be Free‘ – collaborating with soul mainstay Jamie Lidell – which follows the already released ‘Don’t U‘, […]

Premiere: Valerie From The Galerie – Paradis

There is something about the summer months that attracts prime Balearic material. Coming via fresh London based imprint What About Never, ‘Tape One‘ by Valerie From The Galerie is pitched as outsider New Jersey house music, riding the line between Mr. Fingers, Soichi Terada and Burrell Bros. In translation, the album is filled with quality […]

Premiere: ENA – Edo Machi

Dutch imprint Field Records return to action with another of their unique experimental albums and one that ties the history of two nations together.. Japanese producer ENA – also known as Yu Asaesa – breaks from their trademark dark ambient sound on ‘Bridge’. It is the soundtrack for a documentary due this Spring of the […]

Premiere: Jorge Caiado – Cycles (Mike Huckaby Remix)

Portugal has a fine pedigree when it comes to house music. Throughout the nineties, as Underground Sound Of Lisbon, Rui Da Silva and DJ Vibe effectively laid the foundations for the tribal sound that would eventually dominate the music landscape and infiltrate the charts at the turn of the millennium. Time marches on and it […]

Premiere: Ground Tactics – Eternal Now

Watching the development of Midgar over the years has been a real pleasure. From humble beginnings, it has blossomed into a label with a distinct aural and visual identity. This is down to label chief Jacopo Severitano’s all-encompassing touch responsible for both A&R and graphic design of the imprint. Naturally, nothing better to do once […]

Premiere: Dead Sound – This Is Human

Originally an electronic music blog that was launched in 2008, Null+Void has been making tentative steps in the world of record label over the last couple of years. Its keen electro and techno focus comes as no surprise once you know it is helmed by Kirsti Weir, formerly of London nightclub Fabric and host of […]

Premiere: Space – Magic Fly (The Orb Remix)

For those who don’t know, Space were – in their original incarnation – a short-lived French cosmic disco act from the late 70’s. Phenomenally successful across four albums, before disbanding in 1981, they’ve been sampled from acts such as De La Soul and Talib Kweli, right up to – bizarrely – S Club Juniors. ‘Magic Fly‘, […]

Traumprinz continues to confound with two new triple LPs as DJ Healer & Prime Minister Of Doom

Whether these are new Traumprinz projects, the beginnings of a new label and A&R journey, or even an elaborate April Fools prank is unknown. If it is the latter, then a full standing applause is due! Read on to enter All Possible Worlds

Premiere: Oni-Ki – FM Fatale

Garage Hermétique label boss Onirik teams up with Minoki as Oni-Ki once again, just over a year since their last outing together. This time the pair contribute for a quartet of splashy FM centred grooves on the ‘FM Fatale‘ release. The lead track – chosen here as our premiere – is a driving piece of […]

Premiere: Tred – No Future, No Past (Lightspeed Mix)

P.Leone has been carving a name for himself with a swathe of no-nonsense techno. It is a ringing endorsement that his proving ground has been on purveyors of straight up tracky material such as Work Them Records and Rekids. However, he is now proving himself in the field of A&R over on his own E-Missions […]

Premiere: Isorinne – Weightless Breath

Dutch label Leyla Records are preparing to unleash a compilation of tracks showcasing their uncompromising vision of techno. ‘Unwitch – The First Session‘ features luminaries such as Mondkopf, Von Grall, Manni Dee, and NX1 in its boundaries. However, it ends on a unique moment from Northern Electronics artist Isorinne, one that we’ve chosen as a […]

Field Records celebrate 10 year anniversary with limited edition French oak and walnut box set

Dutch imprint Field Records are set to celebrate a landmark milestone of ten years of releases. Initially, it was an imprint showcasing some of the finest local talents across a variety of various artist releases. However, back in 2013, they went through a tangible shift in gear, embarking on an even finer streak of form starting […]

Nuel collates twelve of his finest loops

Italian Techno artist Nuel, otherwise known as Manuel Fogliata, has fired out an arsenal of his favourite loops onto his Bandcamp page. The science behind a quality loop is a fine art, with artists such as Stephan Laubner demonstrating how to achieve a great deal with very little. Throwing his hat into the ring, Manuel’s loops […]

Premiere: Håkan Lidbo – Sustain (Omar Santis Remix)

Fledgling label Envelope Audio are only two releases deep yet already seem to be working on an interesting concept. The double header idea is taken on an intriguing spin, with this release seeing fellow compatriots Omar Santis and the ever reliable veteran Håkan Lidbo on the billing. Håkan provides ‘Sustain‘, which goes for low key […]

Premiere: Sleep D & Albrecht La’Brooy – 31 Degrees

Since its relative recent inception in 2014, Melbourne’s Analogue Attic Recordings has been gradually gathering momentum. The label rounds off 2017 with ‘After The Rain‘, provided by label founders Alex Albrecht and Sean La’Brooy in tandem with Butter Sessions duo Sleep D. Already it has seen a diverse set of artists such as Sage Caswell, […]