Beaming a solid mix of summer-kissed, feelgood kinda vibes and playful old-school breaksiness, the sound of Nathan Melja has conquered a wide array of labels over the years,
Interested to learn more about Riga’s local electronic music scene and Antinote’s recent repress of Sign Libra’s debut ‘Closer To The Equator’ EP, we sat down with the Latvian producer to discuss her musical background, artistic aims, as well as her infinite love for BBC nature documentaries and Prokofiev.
Over two years ago was released Leonardo Martelli’s first EP on Antinote, ‘Menti Singole’ – an arresting four-tracker on which each cut bears the name of an imaginary male figure, with its own idiosyncrasies and distinct mood. Today the Italian producer returns with the second volume to the diptych, ‘Menti Singole Vol. 2’, this time gathering four numbers named after female names.
As Fantastic Man, Superconscious Records boss Mic Newman got us used to hi-NRG blends of organic, exotica-infused boogie and straight-up jacking rhythms. Under his Mind Lotion moniker, it’s a feast of chimey inflections and vaporous flute lines that unfurls, matching the intoxicating feel of the summits with the horizontal quietness of a shimmering seaway.
Over Düsseldorf’s multifaceted bastion for arts Salon des Amateurs hovers the shadow of Det Weinrich aka Tolouse Low Trax, eternal pathfinder and crafty sound twiddler in his own right; a
Menacing like JAWS’ main theme at first – a sinister bass strumming in a desperately shark-less ocean, ‘Il Registro’ offers what certainly counts as one of Leonardo Martelli’s most compelling slabs to date, combining the immersive impact of wistful pads with the galvanic crunch of a stealth breakbeat lilt. Straight up killer.
Fett Burger and Luca Lozano teaming up again, Madteo back with the christening release of his eponymous label, edit-sensei Mori Ra killing it with another batch of top-class revamps, Lee Gamble stepping up on UIQ for the first time… May got our processors on overheat! Here’s our monthly compilation.