1. Todd Terry – ‘Black Again’

Highly influential DJ, record producer and remixer from Brooklyn, NY, Todd Terry is among those few responsible for house music’s evolution form the typical Chicago house sound. ‘Black Again‘ is a 3-minute tech house jam with some dope old-school vibes, a pure dancefloor shaker for the quarantined souls! The single is out now on Terry’s InHouse Records.

Christos Doukakis

  1. Elizabeth Leslie – ‘Empire Falls’

Mixing goth pop with industrial elements, and with a graphic visualiser for companion, Canadian Elizabeth Leslie, and her ‘Empire Falls‘ proved to be a more than fitting offshoot of this introspective period. If you are ready to take this dystopic ride, all you have to do is press the play button below. Bon voyage!

Christos Doukakis

  1. Steaming Manhole – ‘ZIZI’ 

Next up we meet with promising dudes from U.S.A., Steaming Manhole, whose sound is heavily influenced by the likes of Big Black, Slint and The Fall. ‘ZIZI‘ is a heavy post punk/noise rock beast, & a more than ideal treat for those who still miss Flipper & The Jesus Lizard. Among the most vital ‘cacophonies’ in recent months…. Try this loud!

Christos Doukakis

  1. Fire Man – ‘Frantic’

The debut EP ‘Overcoming the Cycle of Sun Collapse‘ by New York punk/noise rock outfit Fire Man, is a frenzy rollercoaster, and in particular its opener ‘Frantic‘ couldn’t be anything less than its title implies; Highy energetic & erratic punk rock with intense noise rock energy enough to wake up our “inner beast” from the pandemic hibernation.

Trivia: Behind this great outfit is the founding member & guitarist of NYC punk band Died.

Christos Doukakis

  1. Teen Mortgage  – ‘Such is Life’

This mixtape happened to be quite loud, and we couldn’t end this in a different way; The latest lo-fi/punk ripper ‘Such is Life‘ by American two piece Teen Mortgage, is a 99 second sonic assault faster than the speed of light! Adorable!

Christos Doukakis

Compiled by Christos Doukakis