Review: If you know anything about Steve Digital, you'll know this; he flipping loves a co-lab. And here, to kick off another big year for Function, are three. "Out Of Control" sees him team up with Sight Unseen for a sizzling reese piece that's not dissimilar to Digital's work with the late great Spirit. Keygenlog tags in for more of a techno inspired jaunt all sinewy acid and splashing cymbal power while Gremlinz feeds Digital after midnight to create a church level piece of rolling emotion. Also included is a crucial slab of venomous jungle ruffage "Bitter Switch". Pow.
Review: The mighty Digital delivers the second vinyl instalment of his Total Control album and it's a devilish dark affair. The moment those drums on "Total Control" hit you with hardcore mischief, you know what type of mood Digital is in right here. No prisoners taken! Dig deeper for the crystaline rave ripples "To Meeeeeee" with long time compadres Spirit and Q Project before "So Fine" closes the show with crafty rolling breaks and dubwise dynamics. Digital is in a good place right here.
Review: Former Concord Dawn man Evan Short last recorded as Kiljoy in the early 2000s. In fact, this boisterous outing on Function Records appears to be his first outing under the alias for 14 years. Now based in the Cook Islands and working as a fraud investigator (true story bro), Short has lost none of his dancefloor fire or focus. "Bad Man" is particularly potent, with the New Zealander peppering a blistering jungle rhythm and heavyweight bassline with angular rave stabs and fizzing sound effects. "Air Raid" is similarly retro-futurist in tone, with foreboding and doom-laden riffs buzzing around another formidably sweaty old school drum track and aggressive bass.