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Chafik Chennouf

Chafik Chennouf heads up the uncompromising Leyla Records and straddles the increasingly familiar verticals of DJ, producer and label owner. An approach that we could all learn from in 2019. Of course, music paints a million words, so we took the opportunity to draft in Chafik to provide a mix to showcase his sound and share a rare selection of words.

Vester Koza: loader mither

Vester Koza’s debut album on Houndstooth takes an intriguing look back over the nineties dance music scene. You may not think that statement alone is particularly unusual, however the IDM slant of ‘loader mither’ sets itself apart from other retrospectively minded works that mine the strait-laced tropes of the era.

Fabric100: Craig Richards, Terry Francis & Keith Reilly

Disregarding the obvious numerical milestone, it feels like an appropriate time for the Fabric series to evolve and Fabric 100 marks the perfect bookend to the series, with Craig and Terry returning to finish what they started.

Arad

Following our music video premiere of Arad’s ‘Inti’ on Bedouin Records, we drafted the Irish producer in for a mix to find out the intricacies of his new audio visual project. We also discuss his residency on Dublin Digital Radio and producing a soundtrack for a horror movie.

Music Video: Arad – Inti

Best known as part of the production duo Lakker, earlier this year Dara Smith released a record on Bedouin Records under his new solo alias Arad. Ahead of his forthcoming mix, today we’re premiering this lysergic music video for ‘Inti’

Music Video: Asa 808 – Love Trumps Fear

Asa 808 ‘Love Trumps Fear’ is part of a double headed single whose flip side ‘Woke’ is already seeing mileage from Avalon Emerson, Breach, Frits Wentink, George FitzGerald and Whitesquare – that acts as a pre-cursor for a forthcoming mini-LP. Already the entrée bodes well for the main course.

Semtek

With Don’t Be Afraid setting benchmarks and then successively smashing them, Inverted Audio was presented with the chance to host a mix from B.D.A. label boss Benjamin Roth aka Semtek. Featuring some of his favourite oddball UK techno releases from the past alongside music from the labels that he’s into, this mix is a verdant exploration into Semtek’s musical taste.

Route 8: Come Home

Hungarian producer Route 8 sets up to provide the 50th release via Lobster Theremin and it proves to be a fine excuse to bring back an artist from much earlier in their discography.

Skee Mask: Compro

At its core, ‘Compro’ feels like an album of classic design, comprising twelve tracks of similar lengths, with no filler, half-baked ideas, or perfunctory concessions at any stage. It has been pitched as an evolution of the techno album and as an experimental electronic journey, the past perfected and a blueprint of the future.