Ten Years since its original release and Animal Collective’s seminal ‘Prospect Hummer’ EP (featuring the ever-beautiful Vashti Bunyan) gets a special exclusive re-issue in honour of the brilliant Record Store Day. Listening back, it's barely aged a day either, and sounds as fresh and intriguing as the day it was conceived. The collectors amongst you will be glad to hear it gets its first outing on vinyl too.
Spinnin’s idea of ‘deep’ is actually an epic hands-in-the-air progressive record, and Eelke Kleijn delivers a irresistibly emotive effort here. Built around a cleverly deployed guitar lick, it’ll function both as a main room house weapon, as well a peaktime indulgence for some of the deeper DJs.
The third release from their forthcoming album sees the boys go in tuff with this party-hard dancefloor anthem. The basslines are dark and gnarled and the synths are ascending and hands-in-the-air worthy. The dub sirens and vocal from ‘Mad Hed City’ add a dancehall vibe.
Talk about a transformation; in its original format, LA-4A’s 'Invader' is a decent slice of grungy techno with some eerie Konders keys, but it reaches a new level when Alden Tyrell remixes it. Hardcore samples screech in over militaristic claps, a grainy bass stomps like a skinhead losing it after too much Scrumpy and the end result positively exudes menace. Man of the moment Matrixxman is tasked with remixing another LA-4A track, 'America Kid', but even his hypnotic, acid-soaked version can’t compare to Tyrell’s apocalyptic meltdown.