Paul Woolford has been responsible for some of the largest ‘ardcore productions in recent years through his Special Request moniker.
Many are on exhibit in this installment of BBC Radio’s Essential Mix series as well as a trove of unreleased bits. Fair showing here for veteran and yet-to-be junglists alike.
Mala, DMZ and Deep Medi Musik don, goes in deep on this recent Boiler Room mix.
The continued relevance of dubstep is demonstrated here with wide-ranging mutations
creating expansive meditations sustained by the ever prevalent bass weight.
Boulder producer Chiru releases this live mix of original tunes, carving out his own niche
within the cloud trap genre. Heady atmospheres and sound design overlay subtle melodies
and even a few vocal surprises to create a moving introspective soundtrack.
Dutch festival stalwarts Dekmantel deliver this epic 4hr+ mix of throwback inspirations from
the masterminds Autechre. Loads of classics feature here spanning hip-hop to early electro.
Big party vibes.
This is the sort of title that gives music geeks minor headrushes. Listen as Machinedrum
gives this classic track by psychedelic pioneers The Future Sound of London his junglist
Dons of brutalist electronic music converge as The Haxan Cloak selects elements from the entirety of Akkords
latest EP as his pallete on this epic remix. Rolling constructions give way to a sustained oblivion once the listener is properly eroded away by thunderous bass stabs.
After a few rousing singles the debut album from Toro y Moi’s dancefloor-oriented moniker is here.
Modern funk and classic house shuffles arranged with with a pop music sensibility keep the album cohesive and engaging.
The unique ‘ardcore vibes on “Call” and breaks on “Drop” are particular highlights.
Techno ruffage propels vintage dreamscapes in Lee Gamble’s return to PAN records. Essentially a
double LP, the album encourages long-form meditations through the producer’s feel for a sort
of analog haze and a focusing rhythmic that commands more attention than previous efforts.