Oriol – Coconut Coast
Reviewed by Sam Constable Source: (City Lifers)
Keeping them coming thick and fast, Planet Mu shoots out the next bright star into the sky, Oriol. Real name Oriol Singhji, this latest addition to the planet Mu team originated from Barcelona and now resides between London and Cambridge. This EP sees his debut on the late, propped up firmly by reworks of Faulty DL, Shortstuff & Jake Slazenger.
Oriol’s approach is somewhere between 70s exploits of legends such has Herbie Hancock and Stevie Wonder, more modern
Falty DL – Phreqaflex
Reviewed by Sam Constable Source: (Cityfliers)
Carving his own style out of the woodwork from day one, Drew Lustman (aka Falty DL) has pushed himself to the forefront of electronic music over the past couple of years. With astounding releases on both Ramp and Planet Mu, remixes worthy of a separate release in themselves, and solo ventures pushing deep into unknown territory, it’s easy to see why Drew’s made such progress in such relativity short time.
Title track “Phreqaflex” opens up beautifully.
DJ Nate: ‘Hatas Our Motivation’
Reviewed by Tom Lea Source: (Fact Magazine)
Planet Mu have taken it upon themselves this year to provide music from the Chicago juke and footwork scenes, the majority of which is only available to listeners outside the US via Youtube clips or mp3 sites, with properly distributed physical releases. A compilation is in the pipeline, along with albums by key footwork artists DJ Rashad and DJ Nate, who here precedes his long-player with a six-track EP for the label.
Footwork is dance music in its purest form
FaltyDL - Phreqaflex EP [Planet Mu]
As insanely prolific as Drew Lustman is, it’s still been possible to trace a definite forward shift in his music, between the glassy urban surfaces of last year’s excellent Love Is A Liability long-player and Bravery’s cooler, more reflective ambience (and again between this year’s housey All In The Place EP and this new release for Planet Mu). Phreqaflex is the first of two new 12” releases for the label, showcasing the two-step side of his musical persona
- DJ Diamond - Flight Muzik
- Machinedrum - Room(s)
- Pritch & Trim - Stereotype
- Tropics - Parodia Flare
- Anti-G - Presents 'Kentje'sz Beatsz'
- Various - Ghettoteknitianz E.P.
- Kuedo - Severant
- Chrissy Murderbot - Women's Studies
- Boxcutter - The Dissolve
- NastyNasty - No Names
- FaltyDL - You Stand Uncertain
- Chrissy Murderbot - Bussin Down
- Boxcutter - Allele
- Various - Bangs & Works Vol.1
- DJ Roc - The Crack Capone
- Solar Bears - She Was Coloured In
- Various - 14 Tracks From Planet Mu
- DJ Spinn - Man I Do It EP
- DJ Rashad - Itz Not Rite
- Numan - Race Against Time
- Ital Tek - Midnight Colour
- DJ Nate - Da Trak Genious
- Tropics - Soft Vision E.P.
- Mrs Jynx - Shark Carousel