Various Artists

Brownswood Electr*c 4

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The first three volumes of the Brownswood Electr*c series, put together by Gilles Peterson associate Alex "Patchwork" Peterson, increased the profiles of left-field electronic music producers such as Pearson Sound, George Fitzgerald, Shlomo, Mount Kimbie, and Ta-Ku. The fourth volume showcases tracks by another varied assortment of newcomers who cross several styles, including bass music, house, oblique R&B, and even drum'n'bass. The top two cuts are from Germany's Glenn Astro, whose "We Killed Our Probation Worker" is a blissed-out, Floating Points-like house track, and the unfortunately named Louis Futon, a Philadelphia duo whose GANZ-remixed "Shoulda Known" begins the compilation in energizing, dazed style. Other memorable contributions come from Nik Itch and Deft. The highlights from this and the preceding three volumes would make for one very good compilation.

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