Sweden’s Staycore crew play a vital role in the new global club scene. Their producers take in influences from across the world, particularly African, Caribbean and South American flavours, and melt them into post-everything club constructions. One of their most exciting artists is Mechatok, who Munich’s balearic-leaning Public Possession imprint tapped for a vinyl debut last year.
The lead cut Gulf Area is only three minutes long but delivers a full meal in that time. Bubbling synth figures are burst by swan-diving bass hits, before a menacing metallic chime takes centre stage. It’s concise, powerful and strangely delocalised, the product of too many disparate influences to untangle. This is club future.