Dasha Rush / Tapefeed / Jay York / For Future’s Sake / DJ RAQX / DX7

June 10, 2023

BASEMENT: Dasha Rush / Tapefeed / Jay York
STUDIO: For Future's Sake / DJ RAQX / DX7

Dasha Rush makes her long-overdue BASEMENT return. The Russian-born, Berlin-based artist has been at the vanguard of techno for years, working in both heaving, full throttle club mode as well as experimental lanes. Either way, her work is defined by its sumptuous sounds and visceral immediacy. On her own Fullpanda record label, Rush has defined a space of total creative control and world building. Her releases consistently feature surprising, even riveting sonic elements that stretch the template of techno far beyond its typical boundaries. Tapefeed returns for the first time in almost a year. The Italian duo behind the Inveterate label have bridged more linear continental sonics with the stretched out syncopation and shivering sonics of the UK, and found significant recognition in the process. They’re residents at London’s iconic fabric and recently released on the club’s own Houndstooth Records. Their “Anterograde” EP is an evolution in Tapefeed’s grotty, HD techno, foregrounding a cinematic aspect that’s always been there, but has never been so sharply defined. Orlando’s Jay York counters those evocative vistas with a white-knuckle tautness. The Toca Records co-founder opts for a hard-edge hypnotism that hews close to the unimpeachable template set by the Detroit-Berlin axis throughout the ‘90s. He keeps a low profile, but you’ll know him when you hear him.

For Future's Sake embodies a quintessential NY sound, with florid traces of disco, tripping house and a rugged beauty that speaks to life in the concrete jungle. A longtime staff member at the essential A1 Records, FFS extends the vinyl-centric, low slung sound they're revered for. He steps up for Sol Ortega, who sadly could not make it due to visa issues. DJ RAQX maintains the momentum, playing with a blessed impunity. Tough but nimble, RAQX’s cross-cultural palette accentuates the best in her selections. Donis brings his DX7 alias to STUDIO. A core member of Brooklyn’s essential Half Moon collective, he also has ties to Haus of Altr and Coloring Lessons, both of whom have released his original productions. Richly soulful house is infused with a wide ranging selection that draws on DX7’s latin/caribbean heritage. It’ll be a deep one.

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