The footwork producer will release his second album for the UK label in May.
Traxman will drop his next Planet Mu LP on May 16th.
Self-styled "funky, soulful and a bit eccentric," Chicago's Cornelius Ferguson is one of the OGs of footwork (and juke for that matter), going all the way back to Dance Mania in the mid-'90s. He counts himself as a member of the Geto DJs and the old Ghettoteknitianz crew, whose members have gone on to form Teklife.
Da Mind Of Traxman Vol. 2 follows 2012's first volume of the same name, and more recently, last year's Teklife Vol. 3: The Architek. Where those two albums saw Ferguson slicing and chopping the usual slew of R&B and hip-hop samples for his beats, this one is reportedly more stripped down, each track made with just a sample or two "diced into brain-blurring cubist puzzles that bear little relation to their original sources." The press release goes on to compare the record's obsessive intricacy to microhouse, citing SND and Kraftwerk as other reference points.
01. Time Slip
02. Blow Your Whistle (Tha Out Of Here Remixx)
03. Nothing Stays The Same
05. Computer Getto
06. Make Love To Me
08. Let It Roll Geto
09. Ever And Always
10. Under Cover Jack
11. Can Nutin Hold Me Back
13. Gone And Hit That Shit
14. I Need Too Do It feat. DJ Fred
15. Your Just Movin
16. Tha Edge Of Panic
17. I Wanna Be High
18. U Got Me Runnin (Remixx)
Planet Mu will release Da Mind Of Traxman Vol. 2 on May 16th, 2014.