Words: James Frostick Artist image: Aaron Claringbold
Ela Stiles is today releasing a white-knuckled, adrenaline-fuelled remix of ‘Vilification Brunch’ – a similarly visceral number by post-punk foursome Voice Imitator. The remix swaps Voice Imitator’s motorik chug and echoing whispers for a wired pulsing synth thump, bringing the band’s deadpan and surrealist critique on modern living into sharp relief without lessening any of its minatory qualities.
We are pleased as punch to be premiering ‘Toyota’ the new single from sound artist Hextape aka Bridget Chappell. Shaped by moon-lit cityscape explorations and fractured science-fiction imagery, the track oscillates between nighttime lurk and throbbing, pulse-quickening techno.
The duo of Nicholas Kuceli and Dan Stewart have teamed up once more for a new NKDX release, collaborating on a forthcoming digital and cassette album called A Drive With NKDX. Lead track ‘Evil Orgasm’ puts us in the back seat as NK and DX take us on a joyride through the underbelly of a murky metropolis, cruising through the city’s interconnected arterial roadways, leaving nothing but reverberations of the tandem’s voltaic techno in our wake.
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