On The Corner Drop Versus ii

South London label On the Corner drop 'Versus' album

On the Corner’s DJ tool and eclectic favourite, Versus is back for a second instalment. There are some familiar faces occupying this tasty wax and some new comers pushing the needle further-out OntheCorner. 

As 2015s Versus sold-out we’d already acquired some fresh production talents and pushed stems out to new and old friends alike.

Get your atlases out as we criss-cross the globe introducing you to producers and artists from afar-afield as Nairobi, Manchester, Pune, Iringa, Detroit, and South London. 

Track By Track
Makadem – Nyako (Jinku Remix)

Jinku, self-proclaimed space monkey hit OtC wax for the first time. 
The producer is one fifth of the East African Wave, a collective of young DJ Producers who are revolutionising the East African arts scene. Jinku delivers us a deep Balearic remix of fellow Nairobian, Makadem’s ‘Nyako’. 

Black Classical – JeJe 

Discordant-Ra-like organ meets Brazilian poly-rhythmic percussions bludgeoned with a heady slab of rave breaks make for more brilliance from the incomparable and elusive savant Black Classical. A firm fave of Gilles Peterson. 

Collocutor – Agama (Contours Remix) 

Boundary pushing Contours brings a new swing to the Agama groove, following the underground smash from Al Dobson Jr back where it all started with the release of Tamar Collocutor’s 2014. 

Sam Jones – Group As Salaam Construct Wonky psychedelic perambulations through the Traab al-Beidaan (Sahara) from Sam Jones who adds another construct to his mantle. Group as Salaam have a cassette release forthcoming and this construct comes from field recording sessions conducted during a feast out in the shadow of Africa’s largest Windfarm by label head Pete OntheCorner. Vibes! 

Daisho – Simba 

Sprightly producer Daisho from the Indian hotbed of Pune brings a layered percussive heater roaring with synth b-lines and rightly tipped to be in the realms of and early Four Tet mover. 

Mugwisa International Xylophone Group – Drop the Beat (FYI Chris’ Acid Drop) The beathead’s elixir, M.I.X.G and their massive xylophone (Embaire) are back and gets a heavy acid rerub as South London’s FYI Chris appear once OntheCorner Wax again with “Drop the beat”. 

Penya – Search It Out (Peter Croce’s 4AM Fix) 

Detroit’s Rock Steady Disco Bossman, Peter Croce brings it deep into the early hours for this euphoric 4am fix of OntheCorner’s afro-latin-electronic party experimentalists, Penya.

Grab the 12″ or digital release here.


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