Stunning rhythm tracks for adventurous DJs, approved by Matthew Herbert.
Of the four producers featured, only two (Herbert, Cosmo Sheldrake) are established. Then there's Yann Seznec and Crewdson, two artists who will be unknown to most electronic music fans. Seznec, who provides the noodling drum track "Droplets," is better known as a visual artist, with a body of work that includes installations and paintings. His contribution suggests he ought to keep going with house music. Its crunchy groove is the kind of thing that hypnotises late-hour dance floors. More warm-up than afterhours, Crewdson's "Amphibious" is the atmospheric option, while Herbert and Cosmo Sheldrake contribute their own snakecharming jams with "The Swamp" and "Splosh" respectively. It's tough to pick a favourite, so, if you dare, give them all a try during your next few sets.