December: 8 electro releases you need to hear this month
Andrew Claristidge, Scntst, Tiga and more
Album of the month
Andrew Claristidge 'Danser Ou Mourir, Relecture' (Mille Feuilles)
We’ve been big fans of Andrew Claristidge and his many guises (Acid Washed, Los Massieras and Sex In Dallas) for a while, now – and if this new release is anything to go by, we’re not the only ones. Parisian imprint Mille Feuilles (which is run by noisemaker Molécule) has enlisted the great and good of French electro music for this remix album of Claristidge’s 2015 solo effort ‘Danser Ou Mourir’. When we say great and good, we really do mean it: you’ve got the likes of The Hacker, Cosmo Vitelli, Molécule and many more all present here, with each providing fresh takes on the album’s tracks. Standouts are plentiful, as The Hacker flips ‘Delorean Dream’s’ into a caustic cut of demonic electro, while Beaumanoir delivers an equally unnerving remix that’s just about the darkest track we’ve heard this year. Moving on, Cosmo Vitelli serves up his usual blend of twisted and bone-shaking electro disco, but while the majority of the tracks here hit like a howitzer, there are some moments of melancholia to be found, too, including Automat’s icy cool and acid-flecked remix of ‘Silver Horse Part 1’.