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Editor’s Choice 9

What’s that? You want to know what’s been going in our ears this week, reverberating our cochleas and sending broader vibrations throughout our bodies and by extension our audio-addled souls? That’s a coincidence: here’s this week’s Editor’s Choice.


Walter W. Wacht (Community Manager / Editor)
Mohn – Ebertplatz 2020 (Wolfgang Voigt HardTranceAtlanticXSMix)

Mohn = Wolfgang Voigt and Jörg ‘The Modernist’ Burger. Cologne electronica / techno / hard trance at its best with Wolfgang Voigt’s take on their joint Mohn original.

PHERIX – Burial Mix

I’ve lately learned to love this Tumblr blog ‘Where’s Burial’, because I’m constantly asking myself the very same question. And while there’s no new Burial album or release in sight, I learned to rediscover this 83 minute-long unofficial Burial mix. Sometimes things tend to happen if you just talk enough about them.


Martin Hossbach (Project Manager)
Teengirl Fantasy – EFX ft. Kelela

Reminds me of Jessie Ware, although the production’s focus certainly doesn’t lie in reaching the UK’s Top 40 (or any other pop charts, for that matter).

Nas – A Queens Story

I had totally forgotten about Nas and was relieved to hear that he’s still in top form. Spot the replayed sample of Boogie Down Productions’ ‘The Bridge Is Over’!


Daniel Jones (Editor)
Human Teenager – Locate Yourself

Since I discovered this Gary War and Taylor Richardson collaboration, it’s kind of possessing me. Their debut Animal Husbandry is the solution for anyone who misses the days when Ariel Pink was really weird.

Submissions – Beaten Normal

Chugging, lustily cold post-punk that owes influence to early industrial (as well as a few of its more reputable children; Killing Joke comes to mind, as well as some of the earlier output from Godflesh and Thrill Kill Kult) along with the more modern wave of lo-fi goth acts. A friend described it as ‘Joy Division on cough syrup’. This comes off their self-titled cassette from Skrot Up, a label which you can (and should) find out more about. And what a coincidence, you can do exactly that with today’s recommendation.


Moritz Gayard (Online Duty Editor)
Willie Burns – The Overlord

Willie Burns is about to release his new EP on my beloved Trilogy Tapes. The EP is called The Overlord, and here’s the title track.

/please/ – brave

Sexbeat drew my attention to this phenomenal summer tune by the young Bristol-based Ellen Davies. Now I cant’t get enough!


Photo: Kap Bambino by Daniel Jones, 2009

Published August 29, 2012.