Review: The fourth release on Partisan is something of an epic, with German producer Segej Kaschawar serving up nine tracks over two solid slabs of wax. There's much to admire throughout, from the dark web-goes-tech-house throb of opener "Resonate" and funk-fuelled late night dancefloor hustle of "Zero Gravity", to the Drexciyan electro bounce of "Orbitbass" and the low-slung shuffle of "Lakeside Trouble", where spacey motifs and wonky electronics cluster around a swinging, broken techno groove. Also worth checking is the pitched-down, acid-flecked IDM psychedelia of closer "D3H" and the angular, UK garage-influenced deepness of "Radical Ambient" (which is so radical that it's not ambient at all).
Review: Following a couple of acclaimed outings for Yoyaku's growing stable of labels, Molly Oshana heads back to Anthea Nzekwu's Partisan imprint. There's much to enjoy from start to finish, with Oshana serving up rock solid club jams tailor made for late nights and early mornings. There's a deliciously riotous feel to opener "Inner Dimension", a thrusting techno stomper built around a druggy synthesizer arpeggio lines, intergalactic electronics and bombastic drums. Elsewhere, she opts for a deeper, rolling tech-house vibe, first on the locked-in, deep space shuffle of "Space Gate", and then via the heavy sub-bass, glitchy percussion hits and drowsy chords of "Future Classic".