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Interstellar Funk

With a forthcoming North and South American tour on the horizon, Interstellar Funk won’t have much downtime this summer. Before he jets off, Olf recorded this killer mix for us and answered a few questions.

Various Artists: Moon Rock Volume 4

Moon Rock Volume 4 is possibly the best chill out compilation you can get that is also committed to vinyl. Eternally comfortable to just slip into, it befits chilly early mornings as much as it does a hazy afternoon.

Ashes To Ashes: Verge talks up debut EP for Avian ‘Emblematic Ruin’

Avian are on the cusp of releasing their next instalment, an eight-track drone/dark ambient affair courtesy of Irish newcomer Andre Gough aka Verge. Titled ‘Emblematic Ruin’, Gough’s debut makes for a compelling break from 4/4 functionality and other beaconed, trussed-up audio terrains.

Maoupa Mazzocchetti and Beau Wanzer talk up ‘De-Bons-En-Pierre’

Gathered under the enigmatic name of De-Bons-En-Pierre with an exciting off-axis debut for Josh Cheon’s Dark Entries, L.I.E.S. very own analogue fiddler Beau Wanzer and French techno experimentalist Maoupa Mazzocchetti unite in a twopronged attack towards senseless standards and calibrated boredom on the weirdly mouth-watering ‘Crepes’.

Black Merlin: Phase One

Needless to say George Thompson has been on fire as of late. If you check in on a regular basis at your local record store you’ll have noticed his omnipresence both on the shelves and in a flurry of DJ bags altogether. After a host of compelling transmissions on Island Of The Gods, Berceuse Heroique and Jealous God, Black Merlin takes back his magic wand for a two-track brain melter on Rotterdam’s finest Pinkman.

Leo James: What Happened To You EP

Seeing Aussie producer Leo James land on the rising Vienna-based, Bauhaus-friendly label Neubau, is far from a coincidence and certainly a good occasion to see what he is up to once taken out of his antipodean comfort zone. Promises kept, the tantalising joint venture has confirmed to be a matter of heart and mind in equal amount.