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08.13.12 More Things Of A Deviant Nature 07.31.12 Things Of A Deviant Nature
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Things Of A Deviant Nature

Details, details. Things to do. Things to get done. Don't bother me with details, just tell me when they're done
The Face - Remixes

'What's In Your Head' and The Face release in general might be the greatest chance that the entire funky/garage scene has had to survive in a world dominated by pop anthems and radio-friendly hooks (just don't tell Calculate this). So, as the way these things tend to work, here's the remix project. To compare it with its older brother is to see it fail to live up to expectations, but on its own it's still a solid slab of house insinuations and slinky garage meltdowns. - and shit, we might as well use this as an excuse for another viewing of this gem:
2Sun Glitters

More weird yet ethereal beauty from one Victor Ferreira. Fans will undoubtedly know what to expect by now: swirling clouds of vocals and eyes-down glitched-out downtempo goodness. RIYL late night strolls across frozen lakes.
A Result Of Sound/Deserted

20th release from Chestplate gives us Distance back on form dropping big tunes. A: AA:

Shit goes to eleven.
5Silkie and Quest
Dubstep Allstars Vol. 09

In before some user (probably DallyLama or whatever the fuck his name is) goes DUBSTEP HURR DURR etc. As for the mix; well, it's not quite the step forward that Tempa needs to be making in a landscape dominated by post (insert whatever here), and following on from the heavy metal alchemy of Distance's Allstars mix Silkie and Quest also turn this into more of a showcase for Mala's Deep Medi label than anything else. But when that label happens to be Deep Medi that really isn't such a bad thing, is it. In the words of RA: "Nonetheless, if these are our dubstep "allstars" these days, then the genre isn't in such bad shape after all."
6Analogue Monsta

Suzi Analogue and TOKiMONSTA together, 'nuff said. Free DL:
7A Made Up Sound
Archive II

For those that don't know, AMUS is the alias of Dave Huismans aka 2562. Beginning as a separate outlet for his more 4x4-leaning output AMUS has slowly morphed into one of the premium sources for top notch dubbed-out tech house, and Archive II represents his most straight forward, club-ready material yet. A: B:
Only A Ghost By Chance
The Night Before
10Jacques Greene

After his hit and miss chic Concealer release (the ep seemed to be designed for an audience of models and martinis), Greene is back in fine form with an excellent slab of ghostly house.

One of the greatest DJs you'll probably never see finally gets the chance to work his wonders on a worldwide audience. Simply put it's a stunning mix that deserves every measure of your attention, and it's not likely to be bet anytime soon (well, DjRum's RA mix is a close second). Oh, and the mix ends with:
Watermark/The Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn

Speaking of DjRum.... one of the most interesting producers to emerge in the post pitchforkdiscoversdubstepandproceedstomisinterpreteverythingaboutit age. Switching effortlessly between broken 2step beats and carved on the walls techno (his Mountains EP is a modern classic, there I said it) DjRum is one to watch.
13Dismantle (UK)

Mountains and mountains of MDMA; smile when you dance.
14Bok Bok
Southside Remixes

Some of the biggest tunes of 2011 get the now requisite remix treatment, including, of course, the massive Silo Pass (which might have overtaken Hyph Mngo in terms of mix appearances).
15Consequence (NZ)
Injunction/Chamber Music

NZ drum and bass artist joins Tempa and goes dubstep for a day and drops some of the most evil sounding beats of the year. There's something alive down there, right underneath our feet.
Coffee Crazy

One of the most unique drum and bass artists out there (a late entry, last year's Serendipity nearly stole the entire show), returns with another awe-inspiring collection of stellar hip hop-esque beat making. Free DL:
17Lil Silva
Club Constructions Vol. 2

Vol 2 of Night Slugs' rave revival series sees Lil Silva dropping some of his biggest tunes to date.
18Darling Farah

The sound of the future, a hundred years ago. AOTY material. RIYL Claro Intelecto, Andy Stott, dubbed out bliss.
I Make Lists

Since setting up Hum and Buzz with Optimum, Ikonika hasn't been too generous with her output over the last year. Thankfully I Make Lists more than makes up for the absence with an impressive collection of metallic dubstep junglism.

More young blood, more huge potential. For those looking to check him out further, start with The Like We Used To/Helter Skelter 12". A: B:

After virtually every DJ and electronic print journo hyped Attaque up it was only natural that his debut LP would fail to live up to all the attention. And it wasn't because it was a bad release, but as someone who hadn't been around for anything more than a hot minute Attaque didn't quite have enough experience to pull off an entire album's worth of material. His main problem: every track virtually sounded the same. Flow begins to rectify this problem, and more than anything it shows that Attaque is certainly here to stay.
22DJ Rashad
Teklife Vol. 1: Welcome To The Chi

Honestly I'm getting a little sick of hearing about juke and footwork. The fact that every artist and his dog can't seem to make a tune without referencing it so bluntly (thanks Machinedrum) it's resurgence seems to be (at least for me anyway) over before it really began. Rashad isn't an imitator though; this man is old school, and there's no school like the old school.
Death By Misadventure

People seem to love this guy's debut album, personally I think it sounds like My First Soundcloud Tunes. Since then though, Chymera has built up a rather impressive resume championed by the likes of Deetron and Claro Intelecto. This is the kind of stargazing, midnight techno rooftop parties were designed for.
Da Mind Of Traxman

If Rashad is a member of the old school, then Traxman is the fuckin headmaster. Some of the greatest cut up ghetto house you'll hear this year, or any year.
Picture This

It's Moodymann, I don't need to say anything. It's all about dem young sconies.
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