Article number: SPC-139
2XLP.Spectral brings the past alongside the present with its latest release, a compilation that offers a vibrant cross-section of the current moment in underground dance music. Despite the wide-ranging selections on Spectral 139, a throughline of classic style and infectious energy emerges from the up-and-coming and established artists alike. Rising talents such as Minimal Violence, Russell E.L. Butler, and Earth Trax x Newborn Jr. bring unique perspectives to their hardware-centric productions. Veteran producers bring their own edge as well: D’Marc Cantu blows the roof off with the outsized funk of “Regularly People,” and Nigil Caenaan’s “January’s End,” a low-key Detroit classic from the late ’90s, closes Spectral 139 with a whirlwind of manic rhythms and sedate synths.