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#vinyloftheday: Friday Selekts with Sybil (SIREN, UK)

#vinyloftheday: Friday Selekts with Sybil (SIREN, UK)

#vinyloftheday: Friday Selekts with Sybil (SIREN, UK)

#vinyloftheday: Friday Selekts with Sybil (SIREN, UK)

For this week’s Friday Selekts segment, we have DJ/founder of SIREN (UK), Sybil. Sybil started out djing as part of SIREN, the London collective she is a member of, who through their parties, zine, and NTS radio shows aim to promote women and non-binary artists in dance music, whilst critiquing the scene as a whole.

A dancer first and DJ second, Sybil’s music embraces the colourful and ravey side of techno. With an insatiable taste for the combination of broken rhythms and hypnotic groove, her selections favour fast paced 90’s hardware workouts, low-swung electro, delirious acid trance, and anything with a breakbeat – a heady and ecstatic blend that makes for a lot of fun to dance to. Working by day behind the counter at Rye Wax, a much-loved South London record store and music hub, her taste has also been influenced by the shop’s trademark appetite for strange sounds.

1. MLO – Two Voyages [i.t.p. recordings]

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“Listening to MLO makes it feel okay that I still have no idea what I’m doing on this planet. I get lost in my thoughts a bit too much, and MLO are my go-to ambient for those moments.”

2. Air Liquide – Der Läufer [Harvest]

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“This track is so wiggy and weird – I love it and have been playing it everywhere recently. Air Liquide’s extensive work spans across techno, trance, and acid. It’s often twisted and dark, but at the same time it manages to remain playful and humourous.”

3. E-Dancer – Heavenly (Juan Atkins Remix) [PIAS]

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“Feel-good grooves and notably uncomplicated production techniques on this record put the focus on the energy and feeling of the songs. Many of the same chord sequences appear across the tracks in different contexts; it’s an album I feel is reaching out for something, but at the same time turning inward. I often return to it for inspiration and assurance.”

4. Microwave Prince – Solar Eclipse [Le Petit Prince]

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“Clocking in at 9 minutes, this groaning undulating acid trance goes off on dancefloors. It builds and builds and builds before finally descending into a wallowing robotic moan. A particular highlight was playing this record at an impromptu rave held at a disused car wash in a railway arch in South London in January of this year.”

5. Meat Beat Manifesto – Mindstream (The Aphex Twin Remix) [PIAS]

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“The typical Aphex contrasts of this remix appeal to me. The percussion is so fast and twisting yet the synths and samples (if you can spot them!) soar ethereally above.”

6. Objekt – Flatland [PAN]

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“The ability of this album to build a whole world as you listen to it is what keeps me continually coming back. Choosing just one track would deduct too much, it really makes most sense as a whole. I get completely lost in it.”

7. Andrea Parker feat. DJ Assault & DJ Godfather – Freaky Bitches [Touchin’ Bass]

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“I found this record in December at the end of last year on a dig at Greenwich Music & Video Exchange, a much lauded second hand record store in South London. Killer trademark Andrea Parker bass-heavy electro with an amazing Ghetto House vocal. An instant £2 buy and one which hasn’t left my record bag since!”

8. Nubian Mindz – Deep In Raves [Vakum]

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“I pulled this out of a bin at Rye Wax when I had just started working there because “rave electro” was scrawled on the sticker. A comp from an otherwise unknown label Vakum, I’ve gotten a lot of play out of all four tracks on it. Many of my most unusual records have come from just digging around at Rye Wax, in no doubt because of the shop’s taste for “west” (aka weird) sounds.”

9. T++ – Test#10Seed_Bit [Monolake / Imbalance Computer Music]

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https://soundcloud.com/gregory1323/t-test-10seed_bit

“In true T++ style this track is a hazy trip, blurring the lines between dub techno, techno and dubstep. I’m drawn in by its meandering nature, as it ebbs and flows you don’t know where it’s going next. This track is also distinctly creepier than much of his other work.”

10. Subexplored – Ritual [Re-Load Limited]

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“Very deep atmospheric “abstract illbient” on a sublabel of Belgium’s ever solid Re-Load Records. Not only an excellent scene-setter as an opener, but also very absorbing listen in it’s own right. I love particularly its weight and implied sense of space.”

Check out more on Sybil and SIREN here:

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/sybilmonique
SIREN: www.sirenlondon.co.uk / facebook.com/sirenldn / soundcloud.com/sirenldn

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