New Ansome – “Smeatons”
It’s been a little while since we’ve touched on the rougher side of techno, but it’s never too late to jump back into everything that is grubby, sooty and linear. Hailing from South London, Ansome has been curating industrial techno through his Discos Dead imprint (Pulsecode, Tenzin, Circula) since late 2012, but it was only recently that his original productions caught our eye. Premiered earlier by Hurfyd, “Smeatons” moves and breaths like a machine. Hydraulics, clanking tools and a persistent, stomping kick drum make up the body of the track, which moans and groans in impossibly dissonant harmony. The track is upcoming on Swiss label File Rec. so keep an eye on their space.