rico puestel is a phenomenon and currently one of the best artists around when it comes to solid. discerning techno. thats techno that takes no detours. doesnt hide behind vocal samples or need unnecessary. pseudo-intelligent tinkering to get the listeners attention. puestels two current cocoon contributions equity and immunised are strongly reminiscent of caravel. which he also released on cocoon recordings almost exactly a year ago. the mini breaks and prolonged dramatic pauses are all pieces in the puzzle of puestels arrangement and together with the hypnotic beats and constantly radiating synths and effects. they make up his own interpretation of techno sound. it buzzes. it shines and with the right pa its exactly the type of vibe that help us forget the daily grind of dance music madness! that ubiquitous let the bass kick sample hasnt felt so at home for a long time!
heisenberg presents the limited black series. featuring tracks from the romanian mastermind guy from downstairs. label-head saktu. moscows groove master lost.act and stan yaroslavsky the modular genius from tel-aviv. as usual its vinyl only. no digital promos or shares.
2018 repress of this timeless classic .
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the desired by many and sought after ‘the time’ by vizar is getting a re-release. the hypnotic and sweeping track originally released in 2011 is still being featured in numerous dj sets to this day thus proving the ‘timelessness’ contrary to its title. besides these it appeared as one of the soundtracks in anatoly ivanov’s 2013 documentary ’kvadrat’ that is about the realities of techno djing exemplified by the life of andrey pushkarev. b-side is reserved for yet another worthy vizar masterpiece. ‘in between’.
some time around 20 years ago. the artist known as dub surgeon made an absorbing album of beautiful dub infused with ambiance. found sounds and horizontal rhythms. the lost future was recorded at the former amsterdam film academy where dub surgeon. the recording engineer for the project was ricardo villalobos. dub surgeon and ricardo villalobos then mastered it together. putting it through several vintage mixers and recording it to 2 inch tape. then. tragedy struck: a storm surged and ignited a fire that ravaged the studio. the master copy was thought to have been lost forever. dub surgeon stopped making music and disappeared into the shadows after just two eps on future dub in 2002/3. but one day 15 years later. totally out of the blue. he received a demo of the lost future. pay attention to this. it said. attached was a demo version of the long lost album and now. finally. it has a perfect and impossibly poetic home on dubais ark to ashes. which is named in homage to the story of lee scratch perry burning down his black ark studio to rid it of demons. sounding as fresh as ever. the lost future is an authentic dub experience with a story as special as the music itself.
oldschool acid monster! steve parker - an artist driven by consistence. vision and passion. releases on cocoon. planet rhythm. synewave or ovum showed his incredible sense to produce outside the box - instead of following musical trends. no more words! just listen. outstanding coverprint. shrinked and dj friendly 140g pressing. mastering and cut by cgb at dubplates and mastering. artwork by markus suckut and cover picture by salar kheradpejouh. manufactured by matter of fact.
this is the debut release on noir music from brazilian k.a.l.i.l. we have been working quite some time to perfect this first release from him on the label and give it the edge needed to stand out. after tons of road-testing and going back and forth with production ideas i am now happy to have 2 perfect tracks ready from k.a.l.i.l. that really showcase his super solid techno sound and production flair. “involved” (co-produced with any mello) is a quite simple trip with any’s spoken word in center of industrial elements wobling it and out. this track works really well in the clubs because of its on point minimalism. the high intensity stacatto synths and the catchy vocal line from any. it’s not easy to do big tracks without big basslines – but that’s what k.a.l.i.l. and any mello truely achieved with this one. “revolved” is a track i signed already last year and since then k.a.l.i.l. has been perfecting everything about the track from small details to bigger arrangement improvements. this track has that big bassline that sits right in your face. it also has the right build for those peaktime moments in the clubs. i have been playing “revolved” a lot over the past months and people go crazy for those big bass drops. we are honored to have another great producer join the noir music family and proud to have another belter of a release ready for you.
played by ben klock! emotional. physical. blunt. modular and exciting. joton on odd even! joton is synonymous with dark techno. iron. futuristic and sensitive. all mixed with the precision and speed of a surgeon. outstanding conceptcover. shrinked and high quality pressing. cut and mastering by cgb at dubplates and mastering. artwork by markus suckut and cover picture by salar kheradpejouh. manufactured by matter of fact.
very special reissue of a huge timeless classic by andre kronert. originally released back in 2013 on par grindviks amazing stockholm ltd label. the release comes in 45 rpm with a lot of pressure. the b-side has a very special etching and a nice printed fullcover gives this peace of art a very decent look. collectors item - strong limited run!
one of the best album in 2018 - skee masks endless search and fascination for fresh music. weed and burgers channeled into his own vision of sound. enjoy the ride through his second album. a detailed experimental universe of a young dedicated hustler. 2lp vinyl + dl code
vinyl only! derek carr follows up on his album contact on subwax excursions ?and a plethora of high class eps with this four-tracker of techno soul goodness. this is dereks debut release of ferox. not available digitally.
waehlscheibe from switzerland has thought of something really special to celebrate release #10 and has created a double vinyl compilation that assembles many of the label s regulars together with a few fresh faces. the prevailing sound between deep and dubby techno and dub house refects the label s long-time dedication to this particular version of electronic music. thus waehlscheibe has established itself as more than an insider s tip for those who cherish grounded quality and timeless sounds. from the dub techno sounds of novio dub tribe. patrizio gabrielli and s&ro via sophisticated dub house from mend. anton kubikov and alessandro crimi to the housey afairs of a.s.cudia and drei farben house the compilation x showcases a fne variety of contemporary house and techno with subtle twists and quite a few sonic surprises.
like scsi-9 as such always was a neverthing but still existed. so pheotron minds a future synth which lives just in our head. it is from there that we take. line by line. those melodies which join to a track. midnight red is a result you get when opening a bottle of red sharply at midnight. you must be in front of your gear then. at least. it worked for us that way.
echocord’s echo echo sub-label continues with its third releases this august. courtesy of german producer and credo founder alex bau with his ‘zenstory’ ep. germany’s alex bau has been a prominent name on the underground dj circuit on his home turf. and further afield. for three decaces as well as racking up an impressive back catalogue as a recording artists for labels like cocoon. clr. sleaze and of course his very own credo label which has been a platform predominantly for his own material whilst welcoming the likes of kyle geiger. takkyu ishino and electric rescue onto the imprint also. here though we see bau joining the roster of echocord’s fledgling sub-label echo echo with a new four-track ep and taking the lead on the package is ‘clouds’ with pulsating low-end tones. hissing analogue noise and dusty drums samples all flowing in unison with ethereal chords and sweeping pads. ‘contour’ follows. tipping the focus over to bubbling delayed stab hits. fluttering sub bass and evolving white noise bursts throughout. the ‘prelude’ of ‘zenstory’ opens the flip side and as the name would suggest it’s a cinematic build up to the title-track featuring tension-building. expansive atmospherics ahead of the original mix which features a thumping muted kick. stuttering atmospheric echoes and spoken word vocal tucked into the depths of the record.
2018 repress - hot on the heels of aus recent releases from breach. huxley and bwana they ready their next offering from irish duo and long term label affiliates bicep. aptly timed for the festival months. their just ep follows up a series of self-released titles which include collaborations with ebony and midland and is an impassioned bundle of broken beats. shimmering synth lines and rapturous piano chords. the title track kicks things off and suffuses a broken kick and snare combo with a poignant sequence and heart-rending synth strings. a vocal refrain drops in and out throughout a lucent breakdown before () lays a soft. filtered croon over a swelling piano motif. tension is astutely balanced. never quite boiling over and keeping the listener pinned before () drives a tough. gravelly kick under gentle flecks of acid and rich sweeping pads.
senso sounds collects together two of the key tracks from bossman oliver huntemann’s new propaganda album for this 12 inch release. senso has established itself as a key label in the techno scene and huntemanns ear for quality remains as sharp as ever. rotlicht is a precision-honed instrument of techno weaponry - hard as nails and featuring epic and mind-bending breakdowns. additionally the egyptian dj and producer raxon reworks the track into a deep and solid groover with plenty of attitude. ‘poltergeist’ is a journey into huntemann’s feel for sound design and space in a club context. beguiling with its seeming simplicity. before hitting home with shifting. evolving grooves and haunting synth blasts. the young russian maksim dark adds his own interpretation of poltergeist to the release. edging up the darkness a little more and producing a growling. tough techno workout that will go over big on a lot of floors this year.
one-of-a-kind acid tunes made by two scientists. boston 168 are back on andre kronerts odd even with a new masterpiece. phenomena consists of two eps. each one contains 4 flowing and breathing tracks for the world of acidicted humans. sergio and vincenzo got their own handwriting if it comes to techno and acid. new gravity spaces and sound blackholes. outstanding coverprint. shrinked and dj friendly 140g pressing. mastering and cut by cgb at dubplates and mastering. artwork by markus suckut and cover picture by salar kheradpejouh. manufactured by matter of fact.
SLOW FADE REMIXES (SURGEON. ACTRESS & INGA MAUER REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK14.03.18
following the surprise release of his slow fade ep last month. daniel avery presents a collection of remixes from surgeon. actress and inga mauer. the remix ep will be released digitally and on 12inch vinyl on march 9th. widely regarded as one of uk electronic musics leading lights and arguably the finest techno dj in the world (fact). with a career spanning over 20 years. surgeon lends his clinical touch to radius. adding an erratic. propulsive beat to avery’s warm synth layers for one of his best remixes yet. werkdiscs head actress meanwhile delivers a pared back and introspective rework of slow fade. shrouding the synth refrain in hypnotic. distorted production. in his first remix following the release of his critically acclaimed 2017 album azd. bunker records inga mauer completes the package. offering a claustrophobic mix pierced with metallic shards that confirms what resident advisor said of the uncompromising russian-born amsterdam-based dj and producer last year: mauer is destined for big things.
vinyl only. both tracks by sascha dive on minimood016 are destined to transfix those who like richly immersive dub techno. mind melting opener vibrating sphere has wooden hits and drum loops that rock back on themselves to keep on pulling you in. spoken word rastafarian vocals add dubauthenticity and gentle sprinkles of toms add drive to the chords. deliciously deepthroughout. yet grooving irresistibly. this cut achieves a lot from a little. on the flip-side. the perfectly crafted gravity is a smooth rolling track with classic dubchords that echo to infinity. well-treated vocals melt into the mix and the whole thing quickly casts its spell on you and keeps you there for the hugely absorbing and atmospheric duration
derek s music instantly takes the listener on a midnight drive. cruising the grand river avenue through detroit. derek carr s ability to create soulful melodies that effortlessly wrap themselves around bouncy basslines and elegant beats is not only classy – it s classical. derek carr is not from the detroit though.. he s an irishman through and through. born and bred in westmeath. about 3400 miles from the state of michigan. yet he absolutely nails it! after two decades of crafting his own sound with analogue synths and samplers with the music culture of motor city as an inspiration. derek carr doesn t sound like anyone else. all the archetypical detroit sounds are there – from the robotic bleeps in binary systems to the moody strings of metro city – but derek carr uses them to create a primarily club oriented vibe. uplifting and positive.
the artwork for this album is made by abdul haqq. the legendary visual artist responsible for a great number of classic covers for artists and labels such as juan atkins. derrick may. transmat. drexciya. carl craig. planet e and underground resistance...
the 8th instalment of am records contains 4 percussive edits by afrobot. the grooves function as dj tools for various occasions.
-soca trance- will bring some extra heat on the dance floor. it s a heavily cut-up. rough electronic soca rhythm with fragments of looped steeldrum melody on top. -i m alive- is another latin banger. a piece of proto house with some lush vocals in the background and a synthesized tropical bird flying over. on the flip. kalao is an underground afro/french drum track with lots of flanged percussion. cheering black vocals and an elephant passing by. body & soul is the most discoish edit of all: a hypnotic groove with a killer baseline (and a flute sound) interrupted by an uplifting drumbreak.
the warsaw duo private press returns to the indigo aera imprint with four original mixes. its the second release in a series of three eps on indigo aera. on this new ep the polish duo perfectly shows their remarkable talent to mix a strong blend of dub and breakbeats together with 90s sounding house & techno elements. perfect mood setters for the summer festival season!
renaissance are back with the second instalment of their 25th anniversary ‘the remix collection” project. for the follow-up to solomun’s immense reworking of age of love. renaissance have bagged more techno royalty in the shape of italian duo tale of us. to take on the huge task of remixing another iconic 90’s classic.
david mayer’s career and background is marked by a desire to keep moving and experiencing new perspectives. having finally settled in berlin. the german dj and producer has built up an enviously diverse back catalogue on labels such as connected frontline. objektivity. gruuv. audiomatique and keinemusik. with his first release on acid pauli and nico stojan’s ouie label. mayer brings his trademark groove to the fore once more. ‘the call’ is a mid tempo chugger built around a kick. clap and 808 blip. before a more organic groove develops. the slowed down chants and wigged out synth line take the vibe into afro cosmic territory. without losing the original energy. ‘sooner’ is a little more urgent - a crisp. forward leaning rhythm and a deep. subby bass lead the way. before another frazzled synthesiser takes us on a melodic walkabout. ‘black queen’ is another example of mayer’s slick drum programming. keeping things zesty on the dance floor but with acres of space to lose yourself in.
setaoc mass fourth record for figure displays a level of maturity an artist this young rarely inhabits. two tracks feature his ability to craft finely layered idm. showing another perspective of the ideas behind the cavernous techno taking up the rest of this ep. nestled between the electronica-pieces is torque. heavy yet undeniably beautiful with its big breaks towards ascension. moving effortlessly despite its weight. things turn serious on the flip side. bursting with bleeps and bulging beats. b1 is a slowly swelling beast with many heads. twisting and turning ceaselessly along its 6-minute runtime. never once letting the tension decline. spiraling inwards for a full-on mind trip. search lights is that key track to drop in the murkiest. darkest hour of the night. one that cuts through relentlessly and unites whatever is left of the dancefloor for one last frenzied commotion.
splendid debut from the new fresh msrg for solaronemusic s between places sub label. the russian guy shows off some of the finest tunes we heard recently. .-echos from the past- is the stand out track on this release. deeper isn t possible! a release for every electro lover from here to the north pole! check!
the wait is over as eric prydz returns under his pryda alias to offer up four tracks of classic pryda gold. rich in sonic goodness. weighty arps. hard-hitting kicks and swelling synths it s a stand out e.p. for the 39th offering from the pryda catalogue. as ever. there s an expert exhibition of musicianship and production on display in each of the tracks. a depth of character to the music that will sound monumental on any system they re played on. both dark and magical at the same time it s a real journey of a record and is sure to do damage whenever. and wherever. it s dropped. die cut. spot u.v generic pryda sleeve.
just imagine a unlimited number of invisible sensory tentacles sprouting from the brain striaght to exploring the future. for some years now innervisions are in good relation with toto. more and more they see creations develish detailed and deep as hell - harmony somewhere.
conforce returns under his silent harbour guise this august with the ‘noctiluca’ mini lp. a six track collection set for release via copenhagen’s echocord. dutch producer boris bunnik has been releasing material under various guises over the past two decades such as conforce. versalife. hexagon. vernon felicity and of course silent harbour which he revisits here following 2015’s ‘hinterland’ on deep sound channel and the self-tilted inauguration of the project in 2012 on echocord. the beatless drones of ‘riparian’ open the package. perfectly setting the tone with murky bell like chimes. rumbling subs and splashes of white noise before title-track ‘noctiluca’ picks up the pace. tipping the focus over to bubbling dub echoes. glitched out. minute percussion and a sturdy muted kick to keep things driving. ‘dwelling’ is up next. featuring expansive. washed out synth textures. cavernous bass tones and modulating percussion throughout. leading on the b-side of the release is ‘peridinum’. employing classic dub techno tropes with an amalgamation of choppy stab sequences dynamically evolving over off-beat hats and a thunderous kick. ‘fusiformis’ strips things rhythmically whilst keeping the bubbling delays and expansive reverbs at it’s core before closing track ‘pelagia’ brings bright. resonant synth lines. delayed percussive hits and tension building synth bass into the limelight.
nice price deal !!! kumquat went deep into the suburbs of buenos aires and hunted oswld. on a period of intense creativity and under a new moniker. 04lm project was launched. with eponymous name the 12 ep release explores a deeper side of techno. harmonious and combined with melodic synth patches. oswld put his imprint of the remix. rhythmic with detroit techno influences. whose past releases at non series got strong support by representative of the genre such as ben klock. dustin zahn. chris liebing. truncate. jonas kopp. and more. member of the dub techno community. the new york based south african brendon moeller aka echologist put his signature on two driving remixes with organic sounds and experimental approach.
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the timeless classic that is energy 52s >cafe del mar<. first released in 1993. has been rejuvenated and re-invented with 2 brand new remixes from germanys leading beat scientist ricardo villalobos. mysterious like a deserted bay at midnight. and blissful like the balmy white sands of ibizas hidden beaches. ricardos main mix snakes and meanders over 9 minutes of pure minimalist magic. filtering and reducing the originals main theme and bass pattern. a purely electronic interpretation is formed with ultra deep kick drums. and silky. woody textured percussion
for the first in a series of reinterpretations of material from linkwood s superb expressions album. firecracker recordings has turned to chicago deep house veterans ghosts of the sky (aka perpetual rhythms chicagodeep and taelue). and fast-rising machine abusers nummer. the latter dive into an aquatic techno tip. turning the becalmed and melancholic love lost into a techno-tempo stroll through vintage carl craig chords. sweaty machine percussion. and yearning melodies. theres a warmer and heavier. if surprisingly stripped back. feel to ghosts of the sky s version of object. with spluttering electronics and sumptuous chords stretching out over a rich synth bassline and hissing. cymbal-heavy groove.
dennis ayler was first introduced to us via 22a earlier this year. he now returns on his own imprint dennis ayler music. his debut ep no comment gives the listener a chance to step into dennis aylers world. where drum machines play cards with electric guitars and lead synths do private strips for kicks.
matt edwards drops his eagerly anticipated debut radio slave album feel the same via his rekids imprint in september. easily his most recognisable nom de plume. radio slave was initially matt s pseudonym for remixes. with early reinterpretations of kylie minogue and new order leading into frequent work for both major and independent labels. he s now indisputably one of house and techno s most in-demand remixers. whilst original radio slave productions have gone on to appear via reputable imprints like running back. r&s. ostgut ton. nonplus and work them records.
shlomi aber with an outstanding 5 tracker on andre kronerts odd even. born and raised in israel. shlomis personal approach. married with 15 years of production experience and over 20 years of djing. takes influence from jazz. funk. minimal. acid. and in particular the old techno movement. both his production and sets are based around techno influenced underground house music. creating a unique sound of intelligent and futuristic harmonies. and a natural mixture of strong and deep grooves. with this 5-tracker he proofs again why he is still one of the cornerstones in the techno movement. outstanding coverprint. shrinked and dj friendly 140g pressing. cut by cgb at dubplates and mastering. artwork by markus suckut and cover picture by salar kheradpejouh. manufactured by matter of fact.
limited repress! amazing deep flowing adventure! russian techno legend anton kubikov (scsi-9) is back on heisenberg with kraxx traxx ep. two massive originals plus remixes from pavel iudin and federico molinari. as usual its vinyl only. no digital promos or shares.
repress incoming! a blast from the past... one of the most iconic tracks from the noir music back-catalogue makes a remixed revival. 3 impressive remixes to spice up your dj sets. victor ruiz makes bipolar star a fantastic big room techno stomper with his signature sound and just the right amount of melody from the original to make it recognizable. re:axis almost makes the track unrecognicable with a more minimal techno approach. something i am sure will please the forefront of the underground techno scene. animal picnic & aaryon almost pays tribute to the original with their very cool update keeping a lot of the original feel but cleverly tweaked the elements to sound super fresh again. i believe there’s a little something for everyone in this remix package which was the purpose behind doing it instead of a bunch of remixes sounding the same. i hope you like the new remixes and put “bipolar star” right back into rotation.
dense + pika remix seminal nervous records house tune rain by kerri chandler dense & pika are a british electronic production/artist/dj duo compromising of producer/djs alex jones (hypercolour label boss) and chris spero better known to many by his glimpse alias. the duo first came into fruition in mid 2011 with a number of white label releases. it wasnt long until they were noticed by scuba and have since had multiple releases under their belt on adam beyers drumcode. scubas acclaimed hotflush imprint and have branched out onto the elusive hypercolour. dense & pika have also been showing off their remixing talents by reworking the likes of adam beyer & ida engberg. digitalism. disclosure. kda. leftfield. maya jane coles. x-press 2 and also paul woolfords erotic discourse. which won the dj mag category for best remix in 2014.
vozduh (air) marks the first in a series of eps by nocow for figure. showcasing his emerging signature-style of electronica-tinged techno. drawing inspiration from the sheer endless winters of st. petersburg. his series builds on classic idm tropes. imbuing them with a noticably russian and deeply personal sensitivity. as each part of the trilogy is represented by an element. the tracks on vozduh are vaporous by nature: from the crackling ambiance of opener bouis to the weightless vocals on stoic forgiven. as well as a surprisingly introspec-tive take on ghetto-house or the wafting melodies closing out the records b-side - all forms seem to be in con-stant shift. casting a dense yet permeable body of sound. with two more releases on the way. which will be exploring the themes of voda (water) and zemlya (earth) within this artists singular spectrum. the outlook (which also includes a full- volume edition) on this approaching season is anything but gloomy.
the first long player on pressure traxx welomes dario reimann from darmstadt. known for his releases on sensual. la peña or offm he shows here in full length why he is one of the most interesting new school producers out there. delivering 8 diverse cuts that will stand the test of time. easily. step into -dario s castle-
uks west country dubspeeka finally on odd even. deep. yet powerful and driven techno. no more words! just listen. outstanding coverprint. shrinked and dj friendly 140g pressing. mastering and cut by cgb at dubplates and mastering. artwork by markus suckut and cover picture by salar kheradpejouh. manufactured by matter of fact.
a newcomer on the label’s lineups. mary delivers a distinctive balancing act between bleepy ambient listening and free thinking. heart-rending. dancefloor material. river is an invitation extended to listeners to lose themselves in sound with light tones. graceful harmonics. and smart rhythms. running through idm inflexions. ambient sound baths and low-key house hypnotics. it’s music that seems to have fallen out of time. river is an invitation extended to listeners to lose themselves in sound with light tones. graceful harmonics. and smart rhythms. running through idm inflexions. ambient sound baths and low-key house hypnotics. its music that seems to have fallen out of time.
the french artist blicz makes his awaited debut on involve records with a four-‐..track ep embracing techno in its different forms. the young parisian joins involve for the 21st release. consolidating the steady search of the label for new talent to take over the techno scene. as it happened with boston 168 or fabrizio rat. >new doctrine< comes as a breath of fresh air. and a serious dancefloor banger collection.
cocoon say: tim green will be returning to cocoon for his first release on the label since march 2016. with an atmospheric new dual single. echo/they want us to fall down. a cinematic production offering heavy shades of emotion. led by deep chords and rattling percussive sweeps from the expectation-defying producer..
sintope bosses ntfo return to bondage music this may to deliver a combination of digital and vinyl only productions in the form of their esperantza ep. following an impressive break through year in 2009. romanian duo dani and robert aka ntfo have since gone on to carve out an impressive resume within the world of house. with a series of releases on 20/20 vision. objektivity. diynamic and jargon making up a notable back catalogue. owners of their own sintope imprint. releasing material from themselves alongside the likes of revered parisian djebali and fellow romanian rhadow. the duo have garnered stand out support from ryan crosson. cinthie. vinyl speed adjust and arapu to name just a few. and having recently featured on the labels bondage games compilation in january. here we see the duo deliver a fresh four track ep that s set to become a favourite of many in the months ahead. title cut esperantza sees the duo go to work. fusing rolling. crisp percussion with rich sub-bass. before uppercut interjects. unveiling a production packed full of swing. reinforced by robust drum licks. skipping hats and sweeping synths. on the flip. the first vinyl only cut lux reveals a smooth. stripped back effort. with lush. deep pads floating effortlessly over hazy background textures. whilst the electro influenced avoid closing things out in fine fashion. as trickling lead lines flow amongst and intricate organic percussion patterns across seven minutes
THE NIGHT LAND REMIXES (SUPERPITCHER. SAMO DJ & L.B. DUB CORP REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK05.06.18
john talabot and axel boman teamed up in 2017 for their r&s debut the night land where they got to flex their creative muscles over eight tracks of rich synth jams. the two electronic artists have been independently successful in their respective careers. but as pitchfork expressed in their glowing review their collective output doesn’t sound much like eithers work. it doesnt even necessarily reflect the thin. convex sliver where their interests overlap. instead. theyve hit upon something new. this new sound also proved to be a hit with the likes of mojo. phonica. xlr8r. self titled and dj mag all including it their annual best of lists. the artists have now handpicked four artists to create their own vision of the talaboman sound. superpitcher. samo dj and luke slater under his l.b. dub corp alias have all seriously delivered the goods.
747’s paleo is an essential acid collection of eight diverse tracks. with a vinyl-exclusive d side. aquaregia’s first long playing release weaves through the different faces of acid on a time travelling trip through geological history. the journey begins with warm pads enveloping lush landscapes fringing the shallow. prehistoric seas where swarms of trilobites frenetically scurry. seeking to survive and evolve. roiling subaquatic vulcanism rules the b side. a seeding ground for exotic crystals whose hexagonal points vie for space as the magma cools and the minerals speciate. we’re then taken further into the depths. where planispiral ammonoids swim in the pseudo-antigravity of the saline seas. and finally. closing out the excursion. we’re transported from ages past. through the fleeting present into the future. to a warming ocean with disrupted ecosystems and unpredictable currents. the effect of a morphing climate.
the shortest connection between the past and the future leads through the music of boston 168. drawing inspiration from both classic and contemporary approaches to the acid techno sound. early nineties rave culture and the throbbing pulse of the now. sergio pace and vincenzo ferramosca have carved out a niche for themselves which over the past four years has become a musical microcosm of its own. having released a slew of records on such labels as involve. attic. odd even and dustin zahn s enemy. the italian duo now presents its most cohesive musical statement thus far on ellen allien s bpitch. on the three tracks of »drops in heaven«. boston 168 seamlessly mold together lysergic acid lines with elements of nineties ambient techno and a rhythmic groundwork that is as thrilling as it is intricate. »cosmic tribe« translates its idea of universal togetherness into a nerve-wrecking groove punctuated by complex percussion work and a subtly building acid line. while »drops in heaven« uses a booming kick drum as base for an emotionally driven exploration of sonic textures. the psychedelic »straight to light« nods to nineties pioneers like emmanuel top. showcasing ferramosca and pace s talent for creating musical depth by ingeniously bringing together a few select elements to greater effect. these are tracks that relentlessly head towards the unknown final frontier of what techno can sound like in 2018. while not in the least neglecting the rich tradition that they draw from.
from playing acid house at the legendary haçienda to residencies at a number of the world’s super clubs and a grammy nomination. sasha s career trajectory is pretty much unparalleled. his contribution to electronic music in the 90s is synonymous with the rise of progressive house. as a producer. his vast discography includes a number of studio albums. remixes for madonna and the chemical brothers and soundtracks for computer games. whilst a long list of acclaimed mixes are heralded by many as some of the greatest of all time. as well as his work as a highly visible public figure. he has an extensive history of mentoring other artists behind the scenes. running his own management agency and a studio in new york whilst introducing a wealth of acclaimed artists via his last night on earth imprint. here. across 4 plates of vinyl. all but 4 of the 20 tracks on sasha s fabric 99 mix are available in their full-length glory. featuring his own exclusive track smoke monk (fabric mix). his moog-apella edit of george fitzgerald s echo forgets. and his fabric1999 remix of baile - amae feat. felicia douglass.
scan 7 debuts on transmat with a sound you have never heard before. the ep features four cuts of jazzy gospel infused techno. sunday on a saturday perfectly captures the bounce of house and gospel. bound to be a dance floor classic. so b it is a groovy techno cut with a secy hypnotic bass line. he s able adds a riotous preacher to the mix to complete the sermon. here after revolves around an exuberant organ phrase burning on a slow beat. center leaf art by haqq of third earth visuals.
debut album from blawan. possibly one of the finest techno records you ll hear this year ... physically and mentally draining in the best way possible. wet will always dry is maybe the most complete statement from blawan to date. and as such should be ignored at your peril. this becomes evident from the album-opening “klade.” a dizzying. tumbling flight of pure energy over overlapping fields of electrified menace. this sets the stage for “careless.” which retains the hazardous. crackling atmosphere but dials back the intensity just enough to make room for a new feature. blawan’s eerie and disembodied vocals.
after the devotion trilogy. that kicked-off the label catalogue in 2017. sublunar cofounder sciahri is back on his own imprint with a brand new ep. following the recently released ep “demur” on manhigh. the record label by henning baer. metamorphosis is a focal point into sciahri’s musical journey. always searching for the perfect equilibrium between spacious. immersive sounds and complex structural dynamics.
RECONSTRUCTED III (SOULPHICTION / LEONEL CASTILLO / MARK & MATT THIBIDEAU)
12" Vinyl UK03.08.18
*** repress *** last year. dub techno veterans paul st hillaire and rhauder joined forces for a superb collaborative debut album. decoded. sushitech has wisely chosen to breathe new life into their soulful. dubbed-out exploits by handing over the parts to a string of high profile remixers. part 3 features the talents of soulphiction. leonel castillo. & the thibideau brothers (mark & matt).
after bursting onto the scene in late 2017. hyperloop makes his drumcode debut with green velvet in toe. followers of truesoul will be clued up on the quality one can expect from hyperloop. last october he marked the label s 100th with in the loop . a superb three-tracker that signalled his arrival on the scene and highlighted a stunning year for the label. as 2018 picks up pace. hyperloop returns with a tougher follow up for drumcode. his mentalizm ep is a classy example of his versatility. a trio of original works. accompanied by two dj tools. beginning on a menacing tip. in your mind (reflections) is a low-end brew of industrial stabs. eerie melodies and subterranean vocals. ‘s-sound is his collaboration with chicago legend green velvet and is a percussive masterstroke of loops and drum riffs which drive the eight-minute track with all the puffing ferocity of a steam train. spring on the battlefield is the perfect contrasting accompaniment. as a warm rush of strings covers a bed of intricate analogue effects and stomping kicks.
los angeles native based out of paris. onyvaa is one of europes newest techno imports. dj. producer and owner of her parisian based underground label passeport records. passeport is an outlet for her to release original productions with full creative musical freedom. gathering inspiration from around the globe. onyvaas sound consists of strong driving techno with dub influences along with an abundance of analog touches.
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (NINA KRAVIZ / ANASTASIA KRISTENSEN REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK01.08.18
special request joins forces with nina kraviz and anastasia kristensen. shattering the doors of perception over a four-track ep. through the looking glass drops july 20th on houndstooth. on the a side. nina kraviz provides two interpretations of curtain twitcher. alice was here remix takes the intensity of the original and boils it into a 4/4 spin of frenzied basslines and distorted acoustics. punctuated by her languid reading of the mad hatter. for the samba version. syncopated polyrhythms take charge of a fragmented melody. opening the aa side. looking glass lures you down the rabbit hole with mysterious bleeps. only to reveal a whirlwind of stormy breaks and junglist percussion. closing off the trip. anastasia kristensens remix of tiresias marches its way through a field of swollen bass and glitchy percussion.