5 underground dance tracks you need to hear this week
Given the sheer volume of new music that comes out every day, sifting through the filler to find gems for your record bag, USB stick or iTunes collection can be a real time drain. Luckily inthemix’s resident music nerd ANDREW WOWK is happy to carry some of the burden, by picking out the underground cuts from the last week that you need to hear. Get acquainted below.
#1 Deniro – G
A deep, heady, and hypnotic techno trip that is perfectly at home on Nina Kraviz’s label трип. Reverbed acid blips flutter about over the top of a mechanical groove comprised of tight TR-909 percussion and a stabby bassline. It’s out today, so expect a SoundCloud upload code any minute now…
#2 Liar & Mutual Friend – Sidewinder
Tessier-Ashpool Recordings are at the forefront of dancefloor-ready-yet-boundary-pushing bass music, and their latest release from Liar and Mutual Friend shows exactly why. With its growling bassline, robotic beats, and other-worldly lead synth, this is heads-down, shape-throwing, late night filth at its best.
#3 Project 01 – Planet 01
This is the perfect example of “it’s not what you have, it’s what you do with it.” This purely analogue jam only needs some snappy TR-808 beats, a squelchy TB-303 bassline, and some trippy synth stabs to create a beautiful, melodic soundscape that is equal parts thump and beauty.
#4 Technimatic – Side Hustle
A slick, chunky roller that treads the line between accessible and cheesy absolutely perfectly. Precise drums, old-school wobbly bass and catchy vocal stabs combine to form a track that injects just the right amount of soul into its dancefloor-focused framework.
#5. t.hanks – Café Bohemian
The title track from Sydney producer t.hanks’ debut EP, this is a lush journey through warm Rhodes chords, uplifting strings and dubby vocals. It’s joined by an excellent Golf Club remix, and two more original groove heavy cuts, Kerouc and Mister.
Andrew Wowk is a Sydney-based writer and DJ. You can follow him on Twitter.