Sub.Made – Memories
Sublime Porte does not adhere to a strict release schedule, but the Turkish netlabel has consistently offered quality free lossless music for years. Istabul’s Ismail Genc (Havantepe) is responsible for most of the operations and keeps it particularly tuned to the deeper side of techno. Their latest sees Germany’s Sub.Made break out of his shell with a more emotive effort, the highlight being this collab with Rene Laue on keys. Free Download.
Various Artists – Futures Vol. 1
Canadian imprint Inner Ocean Records is making a bit of a statement with the launch of their Futures compilation. While drawing attention to their first two years in operation, they’re simultaneously signaling a shift in direction. It remains to be seen what the future holds for this humble outlet, but this free offering includes works by some of the label’s talented mainstays like Porya Hatami, Darren McClure and Fontaine, plus contributions from a handful of new faces. Free Download on Bandcamp.
Arctic Dub (Sursumcorda) – Compilation v1
Here is the perfect opportunity to dive into the discography of American producer Dave Wesley. This compilation (released on his ownSursumcorda imprint) presents some of his strongest material from recent years. Wesley’s recordings invite hard-edged instrumentation into a refined digital climate, creating pleasantly rich aesthetics. Fans of Deepchord will have plenty to relish in. Download on Bandcamp.
Inigo Kennedy – Lullaby
This may very well be the only time you see Token Records make an appearance here. The heavy hitting imprint from Belgium is usually fueling dancefloors like Tresor, where tempos are fierce and the sweat runs deep. However, this nostalgic number off Inigo Kennedy’s long-awaited full length proves even the heaviest hitters have their tender moments. Download on Beatport.
Desove – Profound Organics
Despite an influx of emerging producers flooding the dub techno market, there are still a few bringing something fresh to the table. Desove is one of them. His latest full length for Entropy stays true to its name by incorporating gritty organics into the mix. Echo Park is one of the album’s highlights; a gratifying mix of new meets old. Download on Bandcamp.