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Variant

Part of the exciting new wave of talents that’s been unfurling over Montreal as of late and more notably the up-and-coming Temple label which they set up alongside Adam Feingold and R. Wong, Variant step up to deliver a ferocious mix of hard-nosed techno, industrial rhythms and dubby flexions.

GAS: Box

GAS is a project in flux, appropriately matching the ethereal nature of the music itself, and with this latest effort Kompakt have created a refined take on Voigt’s grand vision.

Premiere: Roger 23 – L o w. Reshape

To say this release is enigmatic would be saying too little; it’s pretty much what The Zenker Brothers are describing it as: “exotic pungent basement rebellion.” We couldn’t agree more, fellas. Check out Roger 23 “L o w Reshape” – our pick from this release as a perfect preview as to what awaits you.

Premiere: Monogenic – Binz

Inaugurated with a debut EP from label mastermind Adryiano in the early days of 2016, Cologne-based imprint CESTRAW is about to make a splash with its second instalment ‘Quite Good Tracks Vol.1’, a four-track compilation featuring contributions from Monogenic, Kastil, D.J. Shmugs and Adryiano himself.

IORI: Cold Radiance

Cold Radiance is a series of reflections on the nature of space – from the cold to the radiant. It’s a soundtrack like work, which isn’t afraid to show two sides of an idea, the light and the dark, the living and the empty.

Best Albums of 2015

From hallucinogenic ambient techno to jazz-infused electronic and bold lo-fi house groovers onto unearthly deep-house gems, these are our favourite albums of 2015.