Detroit reissues, Cascine dreamscapes, bassy house, and lush techno populate today’s On Rotation segment, which compiles our expert team of merchandisers’ and editors’ favorite picks of the week.
Merchandising Manager / Denver
Wintercoats – Sketches EP [Cascine]
The cold-weather creature known as Wintercoats (aka James Wallace) maybe not be your boilerplate Beatport selection for a weekly pick here in the office, but his Sketches EP from July caught me by surprise this week. The Cascine release certainly isn’t dancefloor-friendly, but every track on there is exactly what I like this time of year—when the days are short and the long nights turn the streets in the Mile High City into an empty, frozen wasteland. A nice, cold, haunty kind of release, perfect til Daylight Savings Time kicks back in. Which can’t come soon enough.
Merchandising Manager / Los Angeles
French Fries – Smoke Wine [Dirtybird]
I don’t know how one would “smoke wine,” but, hell, I’ll give anything a shot once—especially after listening to something as groovy as this. Deep, dark, spacey, bassy, and minimal… I really dig this tune.
Beatport News Editor / San Francisco
ADULT. – Resuscitation [Ghostly International]
It feels odd to call anything a classic only 10 or so years after its release, but that’s just how I view ADULT.’s Resuscitation LP—a stone-cold Detroit electro classic. Today it’s been given its own overdue resuscitation by midwestern friends Ghostly International, and it’s the first time these 13 tracks (plus four bonuses!) have made their way to the digital landscape. Still amazing.
Merchandising Manager / Berlin
Krenzlin – Outward EP [Hypnotic Room]
I’m not so familiar with German producer Krenzlin, but his Outward EP has come in for repeated listens due to having all the cold-weather qualities that become especially appealing at this time of the year. “Outward” is a measured and dubby techno track with some really nice subtle shifts and drops, and the remixes are a treat as well, especially the deeper take by Myles Serge.