Label Feature: Yoruba Grooves

Label Feature: Yoruba Grooves Comments


There aren't many better at what they do in the underground than Yoruba Grooves.  The consistency, cohesion, and constant evolution of the UK based imprint's releases are pretty much all you could ask from a label, while sonically, they execute a forward-thinking fusion of unstoppable tech-house grooves and subtle and experimental minimalism.

Their output is consistent, as is their ability to break new artists from all over Europe, and their last three releases have all been deserving of attention, so we're going to cut to the chase and get to all of them at once.


Son-Tec is the evil alter ego of progressive house producer Snake Sedrick.  Take Me Back is his second outing for YG, and shows him at his most dialed.

The title track features a vocoded hook that sounds pretty damn cool for a vocoder and gives the track a bit of an earworm nature.  The original leans toward tech, while Lower's remix provides a darker stripped back flip.

The same applies to 'PDV,' where the Italian White Brothers get really murky on the remix.

Purchase [HERE].


The German passion for detail is evident in spades on this one.

Tim Pano's lead track, Musa, is a slow (118bpm), pulsating whorl of dark energy that sucks you underneath this plane of existence into some unnamed netherspace (obviously a good thing).  Romania's Guy From Downstairs strips the chunky groove down to its bare essentials and accompanies it with some aboriginal sounding percussive flashes.

'The Ground' is a dazed, fuzzy spiral downwards as well, or was, until Jerome.c & Roberto Mazzi got their hands on it and transformed it into a simple but bangin' piece of tech.

Purchase [HERE].


Dutchman Canuba's Klezmer EP is the most lush and melodic presented here.

Klezmer finds its ability for hypnotism in a simple looped string lick that fades in and out over thick, massaging pads. The Daylomar remix imbues some serious low-end thwonk and infectious groove, while a slightly less subtle lead melody takes over for the last half of the track.

The spaces and textures in Porumbes evoke a crumbling, moss-covered monastery or deserted well.  Emiliano Ferreya's take relies on more propulsive and repetitive patterns to carry you off the cliff and into the same dark and haunting pads of the original cut.

Purchase [HERE].

In closing, we expect Yoruba's high valuation for quality, groove, and detail to continue to carry them far and cement them as one of the finer underground minimal & tech imprints for discerning ears.

Stay TUFF.

Butch – Sinus Tones & 808s EP | Desolat

Butch – Sinus Tones & 808s EP | Desolat Comments

Butch is back on Desolat for the first time since FTS which featured the absolutely mental freight-train Pompino. On Sinus Tones And 808s, Butch takes dead aim at your perception of auditory reality.  He's covering a handful of bases here with the usual debonair grace and apparent lack of effort. 'LFO' and 'Tone 2.0' show his razor-edged efficiency and deadly capability armed only with a kit and a single oscillator, while 'Delusion' and 'Sphere' gently probe the darker and more far-flung reaches CONTINUE READING
EXCLUSIVE: UJR026 Atnarko Feat Lonely Boy – Closer (Original Mix)

EXCLUSIVE: UJR026 Atnarko Feat Lonely Boy – Closer (Original Mix) Comments

The RT team was extremely fired up at this EXCLUSIVE premier of the latest masterpiece from Atnarko & Lonely Boy, titled 'Closer.' Coming out next week (9/30) on the Mexican Union Jack Records, the 'Closer' EP will feature the original mix plus three ace remixes. The 'Closer' original mix has a very peculiar rhythmic warmth. The melodic foundation followed by the percussion sounds and the closer vocal is a perfect mood setter. That, plus a very solid low end gives this track a certain CONTINUE READING
T.G.I.M.: Matt Hubert- Mi4L Hometown Heros Mix

T.G.I.M.: Matt Hubert- Mi4L Hometown Heros Mix Comments

I couldn't be more excited to get this week started because at the end of the tunnel is the light that is our Ten Walls and Recondite show. And even though I am more than ecstatic to see the headliners, I am also very excited to see one of our very own artists throw down a set at a big venue such as Public Works.  Matt Hubert has been hard at work playing along side acts like John Digweed,  Sasha, Kolombo, Avatism and Clockwork and has beefed up his profile by impressing a significant number CONTINUE READING
Aphex Twin – Syro | Warp Records

Aphex Twin – Syro | Warp Records Comments

Despite all of the hype that is surrounding this album, and not too mention all of the people complaining about how the opening track 'minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix]' was not that mind blowing, Aphex Twin was able to deliver a high quality album for his fans. Syro brings back nostalgic memories of "Selected Ambient Works 85-92" while still being able to hold on to some of his more mind bending sounds and rhythms that are featured in Analord for instance. Overall the album does not contain CONTINUE READING
Words With | Fur Coat

Words With | Fur Coat Comments

Hailing originally from Venezuela, and now based in Barcelona, Fur Coat’s story is one of passion for salsa and soul, blended with love for electronic music. It’s a tale of deep, dark driven beats and rolling grooves that both encapsulates the mind and moves the feet. It was this love of music that by chance in 2004 brought Sergio Munoz and Israel Sunshine together and led to a musical intertwining which would drape itself royally over the shoulders of the music industry. September we've CONTINUE READING

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