2017 Apr 09     
2 Bit Thugs

Russia's MixCult serve up five prime slices of deep, dubby techno

Russian label MixCult Records - a label that sprung out of the internet radio station of the same name - specialise in deep, dubby house and techno, and if you've yet to get acquainted, this five-track V/A EP, personally curated by MixCult boss Kirill Matveev, presents the perfect opportunity to do so.

Up first is C George with Relative Humidity, which starts out with barely-there pads and twitchy, minimal percussion, then slowly builds into a ponderous, late-night groove that should appeal to lovers of deep house and dub techno equally - it's all much of a muchness when you're melting into the sofa anyway! Heavenchord's Experience A New Dimension, which follows, has a little more of a deep prog-type feel, while Mario Tamasi & Gijdoda's Ombra is one for the minimal heads. Completing the EP are two tracks from 2OMA: the sparse, near-ambient Somethingarm and the similarly styled but slightly more upbeat The Depth Of The Soul.

The whole EP's like a hot Radox bath for the ears and the soul, but Relative Humidity is the standout for yours truly.

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 3 April



Review Score: 8




Tags: MixCult Records, Kirill Matveev, C George, Heavenchord, 2OMA, Mario Tamasi & Gijdoda, deep techno, dub techno, minimal, deep house