Various Artists on Momentary Records

Label: Momentary Records
Artist: Various Artists
Title: Various Artists
Catalogue number: MMNT002
Release Date: 26/05/2017
Formats: Digital/12″

Melbourne based Momentary Records returns for their second release, delivering 4 heavyweight club tracks with a simmering energy ready to take the night in new directions. The brainchild of synth nerds Juxtpose and JDK, analog jam project JDJX opens things up with Disco Machine . Led by a warbling bassline, an anthemic synth melody punctuates the mix. Swirling reverbs and stuttering synth chords take this one on a trip through techy, deep house territory. Label founder Ben Houghton returns on a similar tip, his track Night Channels bringing pounding kicks and saturated chords together with a classic vocal sample for yet another stripped-back house burner. Cut from a recent live set, rough & ready filter sweeps bring a raw energy to the track.
Rising star Hymns returns home from a first-foray into the euro club scene. With maturity and finesse, his aptly named Giant 90s Rephlex Analord Based Love Affair pays homage to early inspirations as he crafts a deadly and precise mix of electro-infused techno. With closing track Reigning , Melbourne legend Rambl lets the subs do the talking. This deep, grooving dub techno jam floats tape delays, synth stabs and hi hats over a rib rattling bassline to hypnotic effect. With a long-awaited production debut, this deep digging DJ shows us some of his finely honed studio skills.