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.
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.
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.