[GHOSTWRITER POST] Album Review: Various Artists / Think and Change, Nonplus Records

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With Boddika at the helm, UK label Nonplus Records assembles a new compilation Think and Change to be released in various formats, and it proves to be an accurate representation of what we could call the “new sound” of club music, which has begun to move on from the widely appropriated sound of dubstep to foreboding, largely four‐on‐the‐floor techno and house music. The lineup Boddika enlists is nothing short of a who’s‐who of the UK club scene, including Hotflush Records’ Paul Rose under his SCB name, Hessle Audio’s Pearson Sound and the always forward‐thinking Four Tet. However, many surprises are to be found here: a strong slab of acid from Toronto’s Basic Soul Unit, a quality contribution from Dutch producer Martyn, and the final single from label veterans dBridge and Instra:mental, the now defunct collaboration of Nonplus founders Boddika and John Convex. As it stands, Boddika is the most omnipresent force on the compilation, appearing on the aforementioned collaboration “White Snares,” one solo track and two collaborative pieces with UK club innovator Joy Orbison.

Joy Orbison

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