Nohelani Cypriano – Lihue
Label: HanaOla Records
Boogie basslines and lovelorn vocals adorn this Floating-Points-endorsed Hawaiian soul cut now thankfully reissued on 45 by Athens of the North.
VRRS – C63 AMG
Label: Black Venison
Slow-burning deep house cut on a limited hand-stamped 12” – yet somehow manages to overcome the clichés that description brings to mind.
The Wise Caucasian aka Steve O’Sullivan – Kutchie Dub
Label: Sushitech Records
Real nice flip of one of Big Youth’s best dub vocals, twisting King Tubby’s bassline into a dub techno framework.
Truncate – Dial
Broken techno classic given an unexpected repress; its sparse arrangement made powerful through its exact precision and force.
Hodge – Return To The East
Berceuse Heroique seem to have upset a few people in the wake of THAT Loefah release but while they’re still releasing gems like this pulsating, beatless cut from Hodge, it’s hard to imagine they won’t be forgiven.