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Killawatt: Opposing Rhetoric Part 1 & Part 2 (Osiris UK) Killawatt, aka Matthew Watt, has been cranking out records steadily since 2011. After digging his collaborations with Ipman I picked up this 2-parter which is easily his strongest material I’ve heard...

Yves de Mey: Metrics (Opal Tapes) Yves de Mey always seemed to linger on the outskirts of the sounds surveyed by the Sandwell District camp. SD generally released tried and true minimal techno with a decidedly dark edge, but De Mey’s music always struck me as...

Function: Incubation (Ostgut-Ton) The first track of Incubation comes into focus like a dream sequence. “Voiceprint” is an ambient introduction that showcases Function’s ability to move listeners’ minds and hearts without a beat. But the beat...

Rrose: Pretinal (Eaux) Rrose picks up the torch of Sandwell District with his own label, Eaux. Preretinal is the first new EP to hit shelves (alongside reissues of all of his Sandwell District releases for those who missed ‘em the first time around). It’s...

Function: Obsessed (Echocord Colour) Deep, seductive techno grooves from Function, perhaps best known as part of the Sandwell District crew. The original is gorgeous, a dark, buoyant, pulsing track full of washy pads, minimal bleeps and a stripped down rhythm section....