Ploughing new depths of dancefloor intensity with every release, Glaswegian duo Manakinz‘s prolific work rate continues to churn out left-of-centre bangers and chuggers at a pace. Releasing elsewhere on mighty imprints like Let’s Play House, Futureboogie and Mitchell Street Records and receiving support from the likes of The Blessed Madonna and the late, great Andrew Weatherall, ‘Semi-Sozzled’ is their second EP for Ben Gomori‘s Monologues Records, and packs in another four utterly inimitable face-melters.
‘The Sizzle’ is one of the most bugged-out and unique tracks you’re likely to hear this year, its discordant bleep riff and pummeling groove blurring the lines between electro, house, acid and techno in delightfully weird fashion. ‘The Grateful Dread’ ups the intensity with its overlapping organ chords and stabs and dubby touches. ‘Beach House’ takes goes on a mystical trip through tribal rhythm, heavenly melodies and distorted acid bass, and ‘Spaceships In The Night’ rounds off the package with a flurry of dizzying synths and full-on, mind-bending automation.