For Club Use Only is your one-stop guide to the best underground dance music from across the world. Each month, The Astral Plane’s Gabe Meier forecasts the next wave of sounds due to break through into the mainstream.
September brought a darker tint to the usual club fare and found a range of DJs exploring truly outré material. There were moments of brightness, of course, particularly Colin Self’s latest for RVNG Intl., Ana Caprix’s ‘Long Dark Summer’ mix and DEBIT’s Love Discipline tape for Quiet Time, but albums from Bliss Signal, Eartaker and Teresa Winter came off as deeply physical mood pieces. Miss Kenzo, Odete and Sentinel & SmallLittleCupid dove into the abyss on mixes for JEROME, Discwoman and Unseelie respectively, proving there is plenty of music to cut through to the bone.