Welcome to the Bleep Weekly Roundup, our guide to the best new releases. Our album of the week is the debut LP from Endgame. A miraculous amalgamation of club-centric beats and truly fearless production, using elements of dancehall, hip-hop and experimental music as a launchpad for some of the most ambitious dancefloor abstractions we’ve come across these past few years. Our EP of the week is Mint Condition’s reissue of Peter 'Doggy' Duggal’s 1990 EP Psyche - a prime tome from the golden age of bleep techno. Remastered from original DAT tapes at Curve Pusher.
We launched a new label spotlight feature on LuckyMe, check out our selection of titles from the label, exclusive merchandise, discounts on the catalogue as well as a mix from KUČKA.
Elsewhere we have the long overdue vinyl repress of Future Sound of London’s Dead Cities, a time capsule to the heady nineties and as rewarding a listen now as it was the first time around. A boxset of four original scores for films & theatre productions by Apparat on Mute and a host of avant-garde rarities reissued on Vinyl On Demand landed. Downloads this week include the return of our beloved Tirzah, Jon Hopkins' piano versions of songs originally by the likes of Roger & Brian Eno, Thom Yorke, Luke Abbott and James Yorkston, and GEORGIA’s kaleidoscopic new album on OOH-Sounds.
We announced a reissue by the Disciples crew of Special Interest’s 2016 demo tape containing raw takes of tracks from their debut album, exclusive tracks and a cover of Italian new wave band Chrisma as well as exclusive Special Interest merchandise designed by Studio Tape Echo. Be sure to check out the Body Meat mix also posted this week for a rare glimpse into the multi-instrumentalist's personal collection.
Album of the Week
Endgame – Surrender
From his early days as a DJ on his NTS show Precious Metals, South London producer Endgame has moved from strength to strength, releasing quick hits of deconstructed club bangers on Hyperdub, PTP and Golden Mist using dancehall, hip-hop and experimental music as a launch pad for some of the most ambitious dancefloor abstractions we’ve come across these past few years. Even so, his debut LP Surrender is a record of firsts. Beset by an unknowable darkness following the death of his father, Endgame steps up to deliver distorted vocals and lyrical musings on the eternal.
Single / EP of the Week
Doggy – Psyche
Mint Condition’s reissue of Peter 'Doggy' Duggal’s 1990 EP Psyche - a prime tome from the golden age of bleep techno - finds the original tracklisting augmented by a pair of previously unreleased treats. Made when Doggy was still a teenager, ‘Psyche’ and ‘Dog Food’ are superb examples of both the bleep & bass sound as a whole and the style of the Rham! label which originally put the tracks out.