Various - Somabeta 002 (3 stars)

Somabeta 002



Technophiles hold tight. Here come Soma with yet another mighty compilation of brand spanking new electronica talent. Right down to the artwork for this vanguard album, an innovative design plucked the Soma 2008 Artwork Competition, Offshoot Somabeta is wholly dedicated to the emerging cause. South American duo Audiofillia shine, cutting the album with ‘Eazy’, a unnervingly charged sci-tech ascension. Young producer Jean Ramesse recently won Let’s Go Outside’s remix competition, and here reworks the teasing ‘You Make Me Struggle’ to devastatingly good effect. Glaswegian talent Gary Beck also gets a nod, whilst last year’s Soma recruits Mr Copy and Harvey McKay merely wane in the newbies’ dust. Trailblazing stuff.

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