Hot Wax: The best in new underground dance – 14th September
Each week, we’ll break down the best new underground dance releases, represses and new landings in Australian dance stores. This week features new music from Velodrome Recordings very own PZ Specialist, underground stalwarts Cousin and DJ Plead, as well as Naarm legends Mind Dance’s new compilation.
PZ Specialist – Rattlehats (Velodrome Recordings)
Co-founder of Eora dance collective Velodrome Recordings, PZ Specialist, has released his debut EP, Rattlehats via his own imprint. The EP is a hotbed of versatile club music, featuring everything from dubby breaky techno to spacey balearic house. While its melodies and textures are supreme, there’s something about the record’s playfulness that will give it life momentum beyond the life cycle of a standard club track lifecycle. Purchase HERE.
Mystic Minds Vol. 1 – VA (Mind Dance)
Mind Dance recently revealed their new 5 track various artists compilation, welcoming new and old label associates. The tracklist features Naarm stalwarts Rings Around Saturn, OK EG, as well as hot number from favourites Current Obsession. The compilation, while brief, showcases the incredible breadth and depth of talent in Australia at the moment. Purchase HERE.
Cousin – Drumtalk // Toad (Moonshoe Records)
Eora favourite and stalwart Cousin has delivered another pair of downtempo chuggers, “Drumtalk” and “Toad” out now on Moonshoe Records. The A Side, ‘Drumtalk’ is a never before heard, newly conceived track, whereas ‘Toad’ is appearing for the first time in physical form, after it’s initial release on the ‘A Message From Q EP’. Purchase HERE.
Remotif – COY004 (Coymix Ltd)
Rising in fandom label Coymix has been on a very hot run of releases as of late. In late August they released a new EP from UK producer, Remotif, who has pulled together transcendent prog, sassy house and rapturous breaks to create a genre blending foray into esoteric dance music. It’s just landed in Australian dance stores. Purchase HERE.
DJ Plead – Relentless Trills (Boomkat Editions)
DJ Plead is one of Australia’s most cult followed producers, known for his banging percussion and bass led club tracks. On his Relentless Trills effort however, he drops the tempo and the energy, replacing it with hypnotic, melodic tracks. It’s no appeared on Vinyl and streaming services, so cop it while it’s hot. Purchase HERE.