May 2022 Standouts

May 2022 Standouts

Dance music is powerful but far too prolific, here’s our attempt at highlighting some of the best EPs, Singles, Albums, Comps, and Mixes from May.

Selections skew towards the incredibly vibrant Brooklyn scene because thats our home.

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Singles and EPs

WTCHCRFT - DRUGS HERE [I Love Acid/Balkan]

As one commentor put it “crazy dancefloor tunes to make you feel evil in a good way”.

313 Acid Queen - TROIS CENT TROIS [Detroit Underground]

Answer Code Request - Shattering

Chimpo - On The Dial [Astrophonica]

Air Max '97 - Coriolis [DECISIONS] 

Eversines -  Achterna [De Vlieger]

Roza Terenzi & D. Tiffany - Edge of Innocence [Delicate Records]

Basic Rhythm - Cool Down The Dance [Planet Mu]

Aquarian - Mutations II: Delicious Intent [Dekmantel]

Walton - Rush [Sneaker Social Club]

Tribal Brothers - Formation EP [Livity Sound]

Lady Neptune - NOZ

Notable Singles

KH - Looking at Your Pager (four tet)

Eartheater - Mitosis

Nikki Nair - 1overf 

Albums and Compilations

Organ Tapes - 唱着那无人问津的歌谣 / Chang Zhe Na Wu Ren Wen Jin De Ge Yao [ambient pop, bedroom pop]

The British-Chinese musician, Organ Tapes, trades the club tropes of previous albums for unadorned guitars and surreal soundscaping that grows with each listen. “An investigation into avant pop, that sounds like a DIY inversion filtered thru the autotuned hypersonix of Ecco2K or Yves Tumor.

V/A - ALL EYES 'N' COLOMBIA [Bogoture Records]

Colombia is going through one of the harshest economical and political crises in the last 30 years. Colombia and all the people who've been fighting for their rights need our help.“ALL EYES N' COLOMBIA’’, a VA conformed by 22 tracks and 28 artists, aims to be a humble but meaningful part of that help; an astonishing compilation fully merged into delightful electro, ghettotech, acid, breaks, idm bombs all gathered, mastered and served to the table in less than two weeks.

VHOOR - Baile & Bass


BFTT - Redefines [TT]

Maria BC - Hyaline 

Subdued, contemplative tracks that linger in the gray area between structured ambient and ‘60s freak folk. Hyaline was recorded in the rooms of an untreated Brooklyn apartment; shaped by the confines of life in New York City, blending bleary samples recorded in Prospect Park with stripped-back guitar playing and gauzy vocal arrangements reminiscent of Grouper, Sibylle Baier, and Lomelda.

ELLES - A Celebration of the Euphoria of Life [niave]

Various Artists - Do What You Want Forever: 10 Years of Local Action [Local Action]


Глубина Неба - I Miss The NY Glow (For the Fame) [c-]

A breathtaking, concise ambient mix especially beautiful to listen to during intense thunderstorms, or really anytime you're seeking some solace and reflection removed from the hustle of life.

Tapes 027 - Angel D'lite

Crack Mix 447: TSVI & Loraine James

Contrary to their signature left field, psychedelic styles Loraine James and TSVI deliver a set of “pop and beyond”. 

We Listen w/ James Bangura

A member of the Washington DC trio Black Rave Culture, James Bangura has been making waves in the underground music circle. His musical style—which sits in a fertile space among house, techno, and jungle—is a distillation of his varied musical influences.

HÖR BERLIN - Courtesy / May 20 

Weeeirdos w/ x3butterfly Hör 12-May

RA.834 Emerald 

“You'll hear acid, electro, techno and breaks, it's definitely an expression of where my head and heart are at the moment and what I'm really feeling playing out. It's sexy and dark and it's got a lot of groove.”

SonarMix 002: Ehua

A hallucinatory blur of a mix from Italian-Ivorian producer and DJ Ehua. 72 energetic minutes of gqom, afro house, psychedelic techno, electro, footwork and every type of club music under the sun.

DJ Voices - Avoiding Bad Thoughts [Mixtape Club]

“90 minutes of escapist dance records, built for long journeys.”

Xavier - Closing set at FOLD x FastForward

“two-hours of no-holds-barred techno and trance” to close out a FAST FORWARD party at Fold.


Somersault 211 (JiaLing) “GTG”

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