Premiere: Noha – Scale [Howl Records]

Germano Ventura and Giovanni Verrina’s Howl Records welcomes countryman Noha for a vital new two tracker. Across both cuts, he serves up fresh and inventive sounds that straddle the border between house and techno, and come after plenty of essential releases on labels like Constant Black, panickpanick, and Tied.

Scale is up first, with big, bouncy drums and taught techno synths. It’s textured and robust and sure to get any dance floor pumping thanks to its full flavour grooves and well crafted stabs. Add in some ghoulish effects and mood-building breakdowns and you have a real winner. Mud then zones you out with its balmy pads stretching off over the horizon. The pinging drums are right but rubbery, with a weird world of sound effects and delicate detail adding extra bite.

These are two forward facing tracks that operate in a world of their own.