Reviews

Preview the first Mr. Fingers EP in ten years

It’s no secret we’re huge Larry Heard fans down here at House Cult, so you can imagine the excitement that ensued here when we heard the inventor of deep house is about to release his first Fingers EP in over ten years. The untitled EP…

Thomas Ragsdale – Dear Araucaria (This Is It Forever)

It’s one of the most touching ambient EP’s we’ve heard in quite a while: Thomas Ragsdale’s bittersweet ‘Dear Araucaria’ for the This Is It Forever imprint. Ragsdale’s first ever EP not attached to a film or television project was originally inspired by the passing of Reverend John…

Preview the new Blawan EP

Later this month Blawan will release a new EP on TERNESC, the label he set up last year as an outlet for his solo productions after several years of collaborating with Pariah and Surgeon under the names Karenn and Trade respectively. You can preview the new…

Billy Kenny – Keep Pushin’ (FMM)

Here’s another track we’ve been playing quite a lot here at House Cult HQ: ‘Keep Pushin” by Billy Kenny, the young UK-born, Germany-based producer who’s been killing dancefloors worldwide recently with his highly energetic sounds. ‘Keep Pushin’ was premiered by BBC icon Annie Mac earlier this…

Kask – Periferia (X-Kalay)

Here’s a record we’ve been playing a lot lately: the first release on the new London-based X-Kalay imprint by up-and-coming Estonian producer Andreas Kask, containing four fresh and freaky slices of real ass house music. ‘Periferia’ kicks off with the slow burning, high impact deep…

Drax – The 3rd Decade (Perc Trax)

German hard acid pioneer Thomas P. Heckmann revives his alter ego Drax after a thirteen year hiatus with a new three track EP for Perc Trax. Opener ‘Acid Brick’ is classic Thomas P. Heckmann; a relentless and sturdy yet rubbery groove is the perfect backdrop for…

Josh Butler – Portable EP (Cajual) / Beaverworks (Kahu)

Josh Butler ends the year on a natural high with two great new releases – his debut for Green Velvet’s legendary Cajual imprint and part one of his vinyl only Kahu project. The ‘Portable EP’ showcases Butler’s ability to take a classic sounding Chicago-inspired house track…

Preview Psyk’s debut for Tresor

Later this month Spanish producer Psyk drops his long awaited debut for longstanding Berlin techno institute Tresor. You can preview the new EP called ‘Works’ below. The Madrilenian maestro (real name Manuel Anós) and main man behind the Non Series imprint serves up two electro-infused slices of future…

Mona Series Part 1 (Monasterio)

The first EP on the newly founded Monasterio label aims to recreate the vibe that’s predominant at the parties hosted by the infamous Moscow techno institution; harsh, high standard peaktime techno. Monasterio regular Oliver Deutschmann opens this mini compilation with a barren yet strong piece of claustrophobic…