four modern, textural, slow-burning instrumental hip hop soundscapes set a distinct mood on this new ep by the venerable chris deluca. heavy-hitting basslines and slightly ominous hat patterns dominate, leaving these cuts verging on the territory of dark, minimal electro destruction... with a subtle dose of that funky boom bap. perfectly applicable to both basement dancefloor experiments and gangster dealings alike. one half of berlin s funkstörung, alongside partner michael fakesch, de luca is more than well-versed in the genre, having done a few remixes for high-profile hip hop and experimental acts such as wu tang clan and bjork. they ve released an uncountable amount of records on labels !k7, compost records, music aus strom and acid planet, to name but a few. this is his first release for detroit underground. includes two fire remixes, one by fellow du resident producer valance drakes, and the second by none other than chris deluca s son, lenny deluca.
anklepants introduces his brand new album for detroit undergroud, a collection of ten cuts, made with his very own arsenal of digital and hardware toys, most of them self made and customised for his purposes. this multi faceted artist creates a blend of twisted ryhthms, synthetic melodies and weird textures and noises, yet danceable stuff but with heavy focus in experimentation and risk.
pulsewidthmod,creates tracks that are very epic and driving in nature all of which are recorded as live techno jams using elektrons dark trinity and an ms20 mini. her influences from techno to industrial, ebm, and belgium new beat leaves the listener with some menacing drums and a juxtaposition of both pleasing and disorienting melodies. serpentine servitude explores the idea that perhaps the serpent in the garden of eden was really being humanities servant. who was this creator character to dictate which fruit was ok for us to eat? who was he or they to say that if we ate the fruit we would be tainted and forever separate from divine love? all this did was create the idea in our consciousness that we were tainted. it is of my personal belief that the idea that we are sinful is the original sin. this god character who created beings in his own image and then dictated how they were to live their life kind of sounds like an over controlling father. where is mother in all this? the album started with the track original sin which was originally titled acid. seems somewhat appropriate since the concept of original sin seems to be a violation on humanities consciousness
fayze came of age in windsor, ontario, a diverse, gritty canadian city in the immediate shadow of detroit. during the 1980s, this fortunate geography placed the local scene in the inner orbit of the emergent detroit techno scene. from that starting point, fayze fell deeply in love with experimental, original sounds. today, his innovative, genre-defying soundscapes flirt occasionally with global schools like avant-pop and krautrock, but his sound is all his own. fayze s new music uses vintage analog synthesizers, which he s been collecting since the early 1990s, to build organic, textural compositions. an idiosyncratic collection of ambient, dreamy soundscapes, the album features inspired collaborations with detroit, windsor, and toronto artists. its myriad influences include aphex twin , stereolab , led zeppelin , and boards of canada . a well-travelled creative professional by day, fayze previously made music with marc houle and marshall sfalcin of king kool flipped . this is his first major solo project.
a modular synthesiser and an urge to find interesting tones, textures and timbres... ekke s second lp klangfarbenmodular is due to bevreleased by detroit underground . it is electronic music with compositions that deal with abstract textures, glitchy beats, nostalgic synth melodies, and sound design. like the title of the album suggests, one of the main interests for ekke has been finding different interesting tone-colours, textures and timbres. second very important inspiration for ekke while composing this material was his instrument – modular synthesiser. he has been studying free improvisation and composition on that instrument for years and the instrument has become like a good friend and music teacher for him. the album was composed and recorded during 2015-2017. most of the material has been recorded as studio jam sessions. all the pieces have then gone through many reincarnations. although most of the material comes from machines, there is a track where all the sounds are field recordings registered in tallinn, estonia, which is a current home for ekke .
astral dust is a 4 song excursion bridging the styles of derek michael and marshall applewhite. this project stems from a live recording of a set performed by michael in 2002. after being tucked away for almost 15 years, the recording was found and sent to applewhite who dissected the performance into fragments and breathed a new life into them. while some portions of this release are distinctly sludgy, the majority is a perfect amalgamation of both michaels and applewhites hard-edge, melodic borderline idm styles. the digital release will feature 2 digital only sub cuts from the sessions.
4 tracks extracted from the lp released in january 2015 in detroit underground records, are pressed in a white vinyl limited edition to be used directly on the dancefloor.
a trip from detroits minimalism, hard, and concise techno that cuts into predefined patterns and creates new boundaries to warm musical spaces in order to accommodate this new way of thinking, those are tools brought here from a future thats already past to define an ep thats a place halfway between detroit and berlin and has been influencied by masters like jeff mills, terrence dixon, surgeon and german minimalism of the 90s.
two dubbed techno wonders on a coloured 7 platter. lars fenin, born and raised in hamburg has been around the music scene in berlin since the mid 90ties as reggae guitarist/songwriter/live-act/artist/producer/dj. his first experiments in electronic music started in 1998 with some friends in hamburg, followed two years later by his first ep release called ″,,,,herr pitzelberger dreht auf” for the berlin based label shitkatapult. since then fenin has released several eps and albums for his homies shitkatapult as well as 12″,,,,, s and remixes for labels like echocord, revolver, eintakt and mitek among others. along the years he could boast collaborations with artists such as deadbeat, mikael stavostrand, d-meteo, k.j. gibbs,horace andy, der dritte raum, eraldo bernocchi and jeff milligan. since 2008 he runs also his own label called dock-records. soundwise, fenins productions range from roots reggae/dub pieces to cordish/melodic techno sets and electronic alike soundscapes. the future is unwritten.
from the ruins of the birthplace of techno … detroit underground returns with this, their twenty second release, in a catalogue that has come to define the outer limits of experimental electronics while still adhering to dance floor basics. this edition sees du label boss kero return to the spotlight in collaboration with la based sound designer and interactive director drasko vucevic, aka drasko v of los angeles based drastic music + technology.
pressing on orange coloured vinyl.
biosfera is the first electronic conceptual release from oscar mulero available from detroit underground. after twenty years on the road as international ambassador of techno, biosfera marks a return home for mulero. biosfera is comprised of six experimental soundscape compositions each inspired by a different autonomous community in the principality of asturias - the mythical, semi-mountainous region on spains north-west coast. the result is an exceptionally rich aural tapestry of lush spatial environments from one of the worlds foremost techno producers. limited edition sleeves are handmade and unique. design by build™, pressing on brown/yellow marbled vinyl.
mental reaction ep is an original scan 7 release on detroit underground of classic detroit warehouse techno and electro via two new tracks and a remix. after many years of collaborative work we are wildly ectatic to present – finally! – scan 7, fabled anonymous masters of stealth, activism and classic detroit techno. mental reaction and noise tension are two new ‘zenith’ recordings shifting the order of things to reveal dark energy amid consistent, intense forms of brightness. punctuating the diptych is a ground pounding, break-oriented remix of mental reaction by dus annie hall. state of the art graphic futurism by dmas3 makes strange any sense of normality cutting new forms for productive living in an ever-expanding universe. mental reaction is the antidote to austerity via classic detroit warehouse techno. a new throbbing, syncopated scan 7 classic detroit rhythm hails us, freeing up accumulated, pent-up anger having to cope day-after-day witnessing cowardly, hypocritical elites avoiding culpability for wrongdoing in the world. warm, rhythmic frequency distributions align logical and ethical sensibilities hypnotically. mental reaction is a new scan 7 legend to reveal dance-activist pathways to higher ground in the face of adversity.
detroit isn t just a place. sure, it is a place, and those who physically live there know its triumphs and its tragedies far better than anyone else. but detroit is also a feeling, a sound, a philosophical home for those who connect with the futuristic, dystopian sounds of detroit techno and electro on a deep level. those tendrils of connection reach far and wide, bringing people from all over the world into orbit with the people and sounds of the city, connecting through the snap of a snare, the wiggly groove winding its way through the beat, the beauty in the sound of strings, the anger in a bubbling bassline.
after a slew of solo releases and a few comps, marshall applewhite has teamed up with fellow detroit native kero to put together a 4 track collaborative effort that explores both the new sludge phenomenon and the more classic detroit techno/electro sound. within 4 songs the two have covered a wide base of musical information. comprised of 2 parts modular gear, 2 parts homemade reaktor patchwork, and 1 part raw machine funk, sewer tracks gives a good representation of each players musical aptitude.
with paralellabyes and its companion 7-inch lil dog toes, bossfyte establishes themselves firmly in the ranks of the new idm pioneers at detroit underground, while maintaining their legacy as the rascals of sonic buffoonery
spanish techno purveyors exium make their debut on detroit underground with a smashing ep of thunderous, mind-altering techno. from the restrained beginning of true force, you might not know you are in for shock therapy, but midway through the a1 cut, the intent becomes clear.
vaetxhs inaugural release libet tones for detroit underground draws on both musical themes - electronic idm and musique concrete - and non-musical themes from mathematics, resulting in four labyrinthine tracks that are studies in free association, a state in which ideas float from the unconscious to the conscious. record sleeve design by dmas3. pressing on brown, multicolour-marbled vinyl.
risp is richard devines most advanced exploration of experimental acoustic space to date, now available from detroit underground. these compositions were created and initially sequenced on the euro rack modular and elektron octatrack machines
in the first-ever collaborative detund/bwlr release, we are proud to announce the december 2011 vinyl release of bwlr angel trax ep1, featuring tracks by highsage, steve kuehl, raiz acid and roman debnar.
romulo del castillo and joshua kay are phoenecia and they emerge from their long march into the aural wilderness of miami with good man bones ep, five new sonic tapestries heavy with rhythm and rich in visual detail. screen print colors with hot green/brown vinyl. this mini lp serves up an offering of selections from the full-length demissions - both made available through a unique collaboration between detroit underground and schematic. limited press.
>detroit underground put out wildly variant musical styles on their label, from minimal to house, techno and electro - they certainly cant be genre pigeon-holed! this release comes from swedish duo kritical audio and spans through the aforementioned genres and at moments even into dubstep, breaks and d&b territory. moody, mind-tripping journeys are intricately created on katacomb through eerie synths, deep glitchy 303 basslines and arresting electro rhythms. >bugsmasher< rides electro punches and pounding 303s while the title track finds itself with a low slung, dubstep feeling. >oceans 1300< meanwhile explores yet another route with emotive synths and tight percussion, while the spaced out atmospherics of >taipei< round off an excellent 12inch
somfay makes his debut on detroit underground with four tracks of opiate bliss entitled >bright black borealis< inspired from within the corona of lucid dreams. slowing down the use of his birth name on his work, this is the last record he will release under the name somfay for some time while he focuses on developing his various new projects under several aliases.
detroit underground introduces the thirteenth installment to their formidable series. function kero ep maintains the same complex connection to abstraction as its antecedents. three remixes from the most surreptitious circles fracture and fuse musical styles from, detroit techno, dubstep, minimal to popping tech-house, all keeping with det.unds signature idm/glitch sound. much like a puzzle piece or a clue vol.13 brings you closer to the core of the 313