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Sworn Virgins

Lazer Beam

After shmaaaashing it with their rambunctious club cut "Fifty Dollar Bills", Sworn Virgins are back on Soulwax's Deewee imprint with another couple of dancefloor classics, once again inspired by EBM and electroclash. A-side cut "Lazer Beam" sees a murky LPF bass sequence snake away under lazer laced percussion and echo drenched vocals, causing massive flashbacks to Nag Nag Nag, Trash and MCR's own Tramp. Eventually, the vocal drops out into a string of Suicide style yelps and the lazer gains in face melting intensity, peakin for the weekend. Flip it and feel the force of "Take Your Lady", a dirt road electro-rocker which sidesteps from Suicide, through Bruce's "State Trooper", to DJ Harvey mainrooming it in a motorcycle helmet. Sleazy shit!

STAFF COMMENTS

Sil says: Man, this record label rocks and rolls proper. Every release is fun (those lyrics, folks!), original and dancefloor in mind. From Belgium with love and limited run as usual!

With her new release, "Zandoli", Belgian-Caribbean artist Charlotte Adigéry proves herself to be a consummate storyteller. Sometimes patently silly, sometimes deeply introspective, Adigéry’s ever-wandering mind spins tales that are absurd and poignant and ridiculously fun. Having been taught the ropes by her Martinique-born mother - namely rhythm’s relationship to musicality and the importance of a sense of humour - Adigéry is a persuasive young artist who can sing about lizards one moment and latex the next.

A descendent of a Nigerian Yoruba tribe that worked their way out of slavery on the faraway island of Martinique, Adigéry likes to draw inspiration from her Caribbean ancestors’ musical traditions. Opening track "Paténipat" features a chanted chorus of 'zandoli pa té ni pat' - a Creole mnemonic that means 'the gecko didn’t have any leg' - which perfectly enunciates the rhythms of the GWO KA dances that would have swayed the islanders of Martinique a century ago. A zandoli, by the way, is a lizard normally found climbing the walls of Caribbean homes.

While never addressing love directly, "Zandoli" is a product of pure love and friendship. In the studio Adigéry is joined by collaborator Bolis Pupul, a descendant of the first and only wave of Chinese immigration to Martinique. After matching on Tinder, the pair began to explore their shared histories, resulting in heart-to-heart confessions that seep through the songs of Zandoli. 'Since working on our first EP, Bolis and I have become best friends,' Adigéry says. 'And this record is the product of our love.'

Asa Moto

Playtime EP

    The brothers Dewaele tempt Ghent outfit Asa Moto back to their irresistible Deewee imprint for a third EP,  this time delivering six radically different pieces of music, providing something for everyone. Dance floor : covered. Kitchen: covered. Hi Fi: check. Car: sorted. EarPod: done. Up to you to find out which one was made for which.
    The unhinged action opens with the wonky electronix and odd synth-funk of "Soon Please", a shoulder rolling hit of gurgling bass and garbled sequencing which sounds like a load of amphibians on amphetamines. "Kifesh" and "Playtime"  stomp and romp their way through New Beat idents, NDW vocals and electrodisco bass, coupling cosmic quirk with krautish sound design. Skipping to the B-side we get hit with the rolling bass meets City Pop melody of "Hynek Maneuvre" (as tasty an Asian fusion dish as you'll sample all year), the warping leadlines and bleeping rhythms of "Worrying", and classic synth pop of "Twenty Six". Slo-mo with energy! 


    FORMAT INFORMATION

    12" Info: Only one copy left, Be quick!

    Comprised of 12 tracks, named "Essential One" – "Essential Twelve", each song on the album is based around the word ‘essential’. Recorded in just under two weeks, "Essential" was created using the gear they didn’t use for their celebrated 2017 LP "From Deewee", which was recorded with the band in one take.

    The band elaborate: 'When we were approached to make an Essential Mix for the BBC in May 2017, we chose to do what every sane human being would do, we decided to lock ourselves into our studio for two weeks and make an hour of new music based around the word 'Essential', instead of preparing a mix of already existing music. The product of this otherwise unwise decision is something we ended up being very proud of and is now being released on the piece of plastic you’re are currently holding in your hands.'

    Stylistically it's fist bumping to stadium-electro whilst it tips its hat respectfully to techno; nothing new there then, and fans of the OG Soulwax sound have got plenty to get stuck into here - it's like Modeselektor's nympho sister who's into roller derby and warehouse raves. 


    STAFF COMMENTS

    Matt says: Fuckin' ell it seems like only yesterday that we were getting all dewy-eyed over the iconic "2 Many DJs" mix CD. Now everyone's favourite stadium dance superstars are back on Radio 1 AGAIN, and they've made a whole hour of BRAND NEW MUSIC. Yay!


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