Issue 84

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The latest drop from MOOD Records comes courtesy of the boss herself, Nicole Moudaber 2015 was a big one for Nicole Moudaber - between maintaining her worldwide touring schedule, running MOOD Records and her In The MOOD radio show, Nicole released a forward- thinking 5-track collaboration with Skunk Anansie's Skin, merging the lines between rock and techno, as well as remixing the likes of Pan Pot, Scuba and Black Asteroid. Now she's back with Silent Sigh, her first solo EP in several months. Title track 'Silent Sigh' kicks off the EP with Nicole's characteristically dusty textures laid over strong, pressurised kicks - a real statement of intent. 'Move A Little Closer' displays Nicole's skill for using vocals to create atmosphere, without scarificing pace or power. A thudding bassline and hi-hats underpin the track's seductive samples, with pads adding depth to the ten minute long production. Closing the EP is 'More Ways Than One', with a dose of undiluted techno; deep and dark, it's Nicole at her best. NEW RELEASES Bristol's Hackman is rapidly rising up the ranks of UK electronic music Midnight on Rainbow Road From his inception as a producer in 2010, he's been blurring the boundaries between dubstep, house and garage, right up until his most recent releases on Futureboogie and Greco-Roman. In 2011, Hackman released the colossal 'Close', lead single of an EP that lived up to its ambitious, psychedelic and troubled album art. With its dubstep bass, R&B hook, garage beat and soulful vocals, it paved the way for lush, resonant dance music like Moderat's II. These gritty, urban beats, with addictive bells and bass deep enough to make listeners from any crowd shiver, could only have been made by a producer who understands that euphoria and melancholy are often experienced at the same time. House track of the week is Leon Vynehall's ambient yet club-ready 'Midnight on Rainbow Road (Beat Edit)', released on vinyl in January along with the original by Vynehall. The original is taken from Gerd Janson's Musik for Autobahns 2. When Gerd Janson was asked to compile a collection that started where his last compilation left off, we got Musik for Autobahns 1 in 2012. It was stark, slow, fuzzy and full of original and previously unreleased cuts by producers at the top of their game. House heavyweights Âme, Tom Trago, Roman Flügel, Move D and Tensnake all weighed in on the effort. 2015's Musik for Autobahns 2 offers similar, mellow codeine house, created for lonely listening on long journeys. It also features Bicep, Joy Orbison and Lauer. ONE TO WATCH: HACKMAN TRACK OF THE MONTH: LEON VYNEHALL ALBUM OF THE MONTH: NICOLE MOUDABER - SILENT SIGH EP 32 ISSUE 84 / 2016 More at Xosar Gyrocyre Model Man Hidden Waves In Basements vol. 1 Casio Royale Power to Prophet Robert Hood Rodhad Spomeniks Sonny Fodera/ Various Sonny Fodera in the House Damien Lynch The Heights Bodhi Howler Loosewomen Nobody Ian Oakley Rise & Fall The Hydrangeas Whisper Boof Various Global Underground Select HOUSE

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