Lancia Delta is a three-track EP from Italian duo, die Roh, and is an absolute belter from start to finish.
An alias under joint ownership by house heads, DJ Octopus (whose track Together incidentally made our 2014 Top Twenty chart) and Luca Segato, this release was unveiled just last month and has subsequently sold out on both Juno and Phonica. It kicks off with Xm11, a nineties sample pile-driver that doesn’t mess around, getting straight to the point with plenty of synth-laden, bpm-busting groove.
Composed 22 is a much grittier track, with a squelching bassline and a blotchy analogue finish, teeing up your ears for the last feature of this installment perfectly; Paper Plan is a classic dub that leans towards a techno template, strident stuff for those darker hours on the dancefloor.
Wallabies is the stand-out track from Early Sounds Recording’s Nu Guinea EP, released by the Italian outfit last autumn.
Comparisons have been made between this track and that classic Metro Area sound of yesteryear, and upon listening it’s easy to see why:
We’re kicking off the new year with an interview/mix combo from one of Berlin’s finest crate diggers.
DJ Raw Sugar started djing in the mid 90’s, spinning techno records at Berlin’s legendary Tresor Club. Soon enough he discovered his love for house music and has been an intergal part of the city’s vibrant club scene ever since.
His latest venture is Love Sexy Records – an outlet for sexy, playful and emotional electronic music.
Hi Patrick! We know you’ve been playing records across Berlin, in between stints in Australia and New Zealand, for a good few years now. So, tell us a bit about your career to date and what you’re up to at the moment.
Yes, it’s been a journey and I’ve just returned to Berlin after almost 9 years abroad.
‘Tis here once more…
Here’s our definitive list of the tracks that defined 2014:
01. Percussions – KHLI – TEXT
A little ripper released via Four Tet’s alias, ‘Percussions’, that quickly became the standout track from our Dekmantel swansong.