Silat Beksi has been busy this year. Remarkably, this expansive double-pack on Burnski’s Constant Black label – officially his second full-length excursion and first for six years – is the Ukrainian producer’s fifth vinyl missive of 2020. Mate is a fluid, off-kilter and sonically detailed affair, with manipulated jazz samples, oddball spoken word snippets and pots-and-pans percussion mingling with outer-space tech-house grooves, bouncy deep house rhythms, the eccentric stereo panning of Ricardo Villalobos and the locked-in hypnotism of Eastern European minimal techno. It’s a sonic palette that guarantees thrills throughout, with Beksi doing a brilliant job of showcasing his distinctive production style.
C2. Dark Faces
D2. Nothing Personal