The London-based independent label Inspected has released some of the most progressive broken beat electronic music of the 2010’s from artists like Koan Sound, Culprate, Monuman, COPYCATT. Few if any imprints have pushed the neuro sound so aggressively yet with such nuance. Yesterday, to celebrate the launch of their “1992” merchandise line, they dropped a scorching hot 30-minute mix featuring some of their best music from the past several years plus remixes/VIPs and unreleased delights.
Deep heads have become accustomed to awaiting Inspected’s Movember drop each year. Some of the most wicked tunes in the game have come from their Powered by Inspected compilations. According to the cheeky vocal sampling in this mix, the unreleased music within is forthcoming this Fall on Powered by Inspected 3. Review tracklists for the first two volumes of this compilation, and you’ll realize big things are in store. Ambitious trainspotters in the comments section of the Youtube upload have compiled an impressive tracklist so far for the 1992 mix.
Vellum - ID
Culprate - Jelly and Ice Cream VIP or remix
Emperor - Jackhammer
Chee - ID
RefraQ - Necromancer
Ekcle - Serene Mont Garde
Sorrow - Want U Back
Monuman - If You Want
Vorso - Waterfront VIP
The gnarly garage opener is a highlight, as is the remix or VIP of Culprate’s fantastical “Jelly and Ice Cream”. The sequence in the latter half of the mix featuring Sorrow into an unknown tune into Monuman’s “If You Want” is sublime. Inspected is one of those rare labels that never disappoints. On top of that, they produce bold, fresh merchandise and judging by the marketing strategy and vocal samples on this mix, they’re also a bunch of cut ups to boot.
Those who attended Down to Earth Festival in upstate New York during the weekend of the total solar eclipse in 2017 were treated to a rare Inspected showcase, featuring the North American debut of the label director and DJ Inspector. One can only dream that this will ever happen again in the states. For now, jamming this mix and following for news of Powered 3 is the next best thing.