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Buttechno: ZCAPRI

From self-published experiments to an EP on Will Bankhead’s always one step-ahead Trilogy Tapes label last year, Moscow’s Buttechno moved mountains to establish a sound both odd and familiar. On his latest for Zodiac 44, the misfit techno alchemist wakes up Luca Lozano and Johanna Knutsson’s dormant offshoot from its deep slumber with some apposite greasy 4/4 mechanics and off-axis acid drives.

DJ Normal 4 + Luca Lozano

DJ Normal 4 + Luca Lozano unleash gusty hails of fast-hitting drums, catchy hooks and shredding breaks all wrapped in one, geared to smashing up the most milk-warm dancefloors out there.

Luca Lozano + Mr. Ho: Visions Of Rhythm

Similar in essence to its ‘Dobb Meep’ and ‘Drip Box’ predecessors, this new three-tracker from the Klasse Recordings pair goes straight for the jugular, dishing out a playful shifting of spacious harmonics and skittish drumwork gone wild.

Luca Lozano

Klasse Recordings label owner Luca Lozano found a gap in his busy timetable and laid down a belter of a fiery club-focused mix for us. We took the chance to find out more about all label-related ideas and process, current mood and projects as well as his epic label designs and personal street art backdrop.

Best Releases: March 2016

From Low Jack’s massive new LP on the ever-vanguard Modern Love to DJ Slyngshot’s debut effort out of the Yappin circle for the newborn Place No Blame, onto Suzanne Kraft’s summer-flavored ‘DJ Safety Track’ for Stuttgart’s finest Kitjen, there’s been full flocks of nuggets flying aplenty. Here’s our recap.

Nehuen: Urban Transformation EP

In the wake of their Grafiti Tapes collection, Klasse Recordings return with KFAX, a fresh and bold new series of releases coming in the form of a riso-printed zine + QR code download. Thought-provoking dance music is in good hands.

Privacy: Command Pattern EP

Privacy manages to develop his extraterrestrial approach of post-hip-hop breaks and cosmic flexions a la Drexciya.