Nick Monaco is now of the brightest stars in the entire Wolf & Lamb constellation. The San Fran kid’s evolution from DirtyBird associate to Soul Clap secret weapon to fully fledged Crew Love member has been an interesting one t say the least: few if any people make music as sexually libidinous, as turbo charged with funk or as darn right original as this guy, and his new EP Private Practice – which comes as a taster ahead of his debut album Mating Call in September - continues in that good tradition.
Archipel Extra Supplies is a new sub-label of the long running and well-established Archipel outlet. Run by Canadian DJ and producer Phreek, it has been a bastion of high quality minimal techno over the years and this new release from Stefny Winter is no different. Winter is a Californian who has spent time in New York but now resides in Montreal, Canada and has made her way to the top slowly and surely ever since first emerging in the 90s. Releasing on labels like the soon to be revived Contexterrior and Archipel, she has carved out a nice niche for herself within the darker confines of techno.
Even a brief glance at the tracklist to Deetron’s fabric mix reveals that it is an ambitious, eclectic and far ranging affair. In just 70 odd minutes the Swiss man manages to mix in no less than 28 tracks. From current biggies like Seven Davis Jr’s breakout vocal anthem ‘One’ via untouchable classics from Gemini and on to more experimental bass work from the likes of Joe, it proves Deetron to be tied to no one sound or scene in particular, and instead he is obviously someone with his finger on many different pulses. Thing is, maybe he has his finger on too many different pulses, because this mix is nothing if not rather exhausting.