Random Movement returns this week, post a WMC full of Justin Bieber and the latest EDM controversy, to dig through his promo inbox and share his top picks.
So I managed to talk the folks here at DNBVault to give me a soapbox to shout about awesome music to all of you. The tunes I’m going to be sharing with you are a snapshot of my favorite tunes I’ve received on promo for that week. The music I’ve selected here will be released within the month, if the songs haven’t been released already. (Hint: google it!) Chances are if I’m writing about a tune in this section, its because it deserves to be spoken about. You aren’t going to read a whole lot of bad reviews here. I don’t like to write about stuff that doesn’t interest me, so if a track is mentioned here, its because I like it and plan on playing it out regularly. To hell with the rating systems too… You’ll know if its a 10 out of 10 or not when you give the tunes a listen.
Various Artists – Pieces LP – Mac2 Recordings
Randall does not disappoint with a supreme selection of music for the Pieces LP on his Mac2 imprint. Many of these tunes are harder than your gravestone, with a few sprinklings of soulful bits here and there to keep things moving along. Serum’s remix gets special marks in my book for having that jumpy catchy tone I love. Shimon remixes my boy Jaybee’s “Dirt Magirt” and does not disappoint one bit! Bladerunner, Total Science, C.A.B.L.E and many more on this release. Don’t sleep on this one!
Mef:Lab EP – Critical Music
Solid, insane release that just keeps me guessing. Ivy Lab and Mefjus decided to get together and remix each others work for this release coming on Critical soon. Mefjus has his hands at the controls for Ivy Lab’s “Sunday Crunk”, keeping the glitch-hop vibe rolling with some unexpected builds. Ivy Lab grabs Mefjus’s “Blame You” and clobbers it over the head with a 303 and a few kilos of sand. Electric as fuck, and I can’t help but bob my head through all of it.
Spirit – Life Goes On / 107 – Blu Mar Ten Music
Spirit takes us on a wild ride in a direction I was pleasantly surprised to witness. “Life Goes On” starts out like an end boss level and only goes further down the spiral of doom. Big, evil arpegiated synths destroy any courage I once had. “107” is like the tool up screen you get to _after_ you beat the end boss. Gritty and atmospheric, it really knows how to make a guy feel accomplished and ready for more war. A solid release from an even more solid label.