Right then, Munted! is all over (and what a great night/morning it was), so it’s about time I caught up on some of the stuff that’s been happening lately. If I’ve missed anything, feel free to let us know in the comments down below.
Maybe the biggest freeform event of last week was the release of the excellent Freeformaniacs and Ruffbeatz compilation, Freeformatted Vol.1. With tunes from Le Dos-on, Wyrm, Qygen and others, this is a quality (and free) first release that deserves some support.
A recent mix highlight was (tellingly) a five-year-old set from Twisted Freq, now re-released in super-high quality by Electronica Exposed. Darkest Halloween Tale is one of the very few mixes that I’ve kept close at hand ever since it first appeared, and was a brilliant effort by TF to showcase the Kreatrix sound during a real golden age for the label. Also including some of the last genuinely dark freeform tunes from Betwixt & Between, it’s an absolute must-listen.
Substanced’s follow up to his artist album is on the way - titled The Second Collapse, there’s a really nice selection of artists here, (almost) all remixing recent Substanced tunes. A few of the Japanese crew were hacking away on their own tunes, but it’s Le Dos-on who actually managed to put something together. His Shadows of Tomorrow remix is a great new version with some mad synths, there’s no mistaking the Le Dos-on sound in this one. Obviously massive congrats go to Chip/Dyzphazia too, for his work with Transcend on the Skullcrush remix. Here’s the full tracklist:
- Rx feat. Jolea - My Serenity (Subi remix)
- Substanced - Crank Cleopatra (2012 remix)
- Substanced - Vendetta (Amini remix)
- Substanced - Shadows of Tomorrow (Le Dos-on remix)
- Substanced & Alchemiist - Skullcrush (Transcend & Dyzphazia remix)
- Substanced - The End of All Things (NIgel Neptune remix)
- Substanced Geneva Pt II (Proteus remix)
Speaking of Le Dos-on, a tune I forgot to mention was his upcoming Morning For It, a lovely Alek Szahala-esque melodic freeform track.
Amini has also been previewing a new track - Aminius is another ridiculously well-produced effort that shows what progress he’s making.
Finally (for now), nothing says TYFTH like Lady Gaga and dubstep, so here’s Ac-key playing just that at last month’s Lunatic Sabbath pre-party. Sadly thanks to Munted! commitments I couldn’t make it to the enormous Sabbath spectacular last weekend, but this little event was good fun with some excellent sets from Ac-key and Siki.