STRAND MEETS OPTIC NERVE
STAR GAZING EP
keith tucker and gerald donald!
VOICE MODULATION EP
aux88 did it again, one per customer!!
underground electro-cult figures, alien fm (anthony blaktony horton & keith k-1 tucker) return to the reactivated puzzlebox label for 2020...and beyond.
keith tucker reboots his k1 guise.
AUTOMATON (2019 REISSUE)
welcome back in 2019 for this eletcro ep
CELESTIAL ENCOUNTERS EP
a1. celestial encounter (original mix) 6:08 – 4×4 driven groover laced with choppy hi-hats, complexed rhythms, and orchestration only fit for mental travels. an uplifting tune of spirit and electronic sorcery. a2. ominous 4:58 – steely industrial percussion, creepy atmospheres, dance floor know-how. the honest depiction of the title lurking within the corners of your psyche. a3. celestial encounters (interlude) 1:22 a fine example of the latest in signature interludes from the optic nerve project. movement & imagination. b1. jazzy circuitry 4:49- moody, computer-ridden textures walking along side a odd-time signature until the introduction of the bassline and trippy piano keys seal the deal on craft & creation. niceness, indeed. b2. jazzy circuitry ( blaktonys step glide remix ) 4:18 traditional optic nerve ambience is chopped & rehashed into a 1/2 step groover then blasted into a full jam session by blaktony. madness/a complete new trip on the original structure & tune.
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its all about the bangin keeping with the theme of the ep, the duo lay down a maximum big room monster intended for the last wallflower as well as the serious party-animal. minimalistic 4×4 married to magical chords with the hot & cool vocal tradeoff. celebration techno. large mechanics (modulation dub mix) stripped & delivered proper by detroits own dj k1. straight, no chaser. alien fm mantra (station to station id) not a track, but a vocal id directly from the groups antenna/used as a dj tool voice over in sets. eerie broadcasted vocal concept and description left clear of music. a puzzlebox recordings staple
MUSIC IS YOUR MEDICINE
detroits aux88 welcomes singer, samara on to the big stage with big sound. all the elements of a anthem ride within the track, as >samara< holds her own ground in this premiere collaboration.
SHARIVARI REMIXES 2013
well-crafted, quality sound of yesterdays classic
keith tuckers optic nerve persona returns with the timelapse ep. side a1 minimal detroit mix is a dark minimal mood beat pumped excursion into techno floor stumper. a2 time displacement mix is a completely different take with alternative beats creating a sort of shift in time. the tracks show tuckers growth and influence on electro and techno with his work in aux 88. side two one moment in time is a detroit sort of metroplex gem. tucker once again shows his melodic melodies and baselines that shows his love for detroit music and grooves. a highly thought out sequence of great sounds and string chords as only optic nerve does it. tucker has hinted many times that he has a lot of unreleased music from his metroplex days! b2. transient force records label owner as1 gives us a true electro mix which keeps alot of the original mix of one moment in time. the tone is a more electro clash techno mesh of urban beat programming for the electro heads.
DETROIT COMMUTER (DETROPOLIS)
detropolis (original mix) is optic nerves take on detroitís infrastructure rebuilding. detropolis opens with the unmistakable optic nerve strings giving you a sense of riding on a futuristic people mover in the night time summer air. the dark and twisted growly baselines makes you long for partying in the new downtown detroit.
aux 88 makes there anxiously awaited follow up two there black tokyo project. the first track >magic< is a true melodic synth groove driving 4/4 track that takes you in to there dance driven world of black tokyo featuring the cool soothing vocals of ice truck. >magic< uses those detroit emotional string chords that works the crowd in a frenzy and then drop in those base driven beats that only aux 88 can program.
side two >astral projections< featuring ice truck and erika tele. >astral projections< takes you in to the more ethereal woven techno culture of japan and detroit. the bass line is unmistakable aux 88 while keeping the baseline as the main intro. this track takes you there. with ice trucks mind soothing vocals and tribal type drums pulsating this track is sure to be a favorite on the dance floor. interlude mix b2 featuring erika tele is a more harmonic sedative mix type interlude that great to use for any intro dj set.
MAD SCIENTISTS VOL.3
this is electronic funk at its best starting out with detroit in effect mix of a annihilating the rythym. this is a true gift for all electro fans you. get the two funkiest groups in detroit giving up nothing but the funk with the remix of annihilating the rythym and the original by aux 88. side 2 mr velcro fastener taking aux 88s vision on the track interstellar fligh theme to a more celestial electro style. track 2 b side has yet another aux 88 croatian brother dj xed re programming control panels in another steam punk electro inspired robot world….don t miss these aux 88 masterpieces reworked by the hottest producers around.
BLACK TOKYO REMIX SESSION 2
black tokyo sessions 2 leads off with legendary other half of lfo gez varley the g-mann remixes the aux 88 classic shadow dancing. g-mann mix is a certified club banger with nonstop effects over the pulsating basic channel type string layered with those ohhhh so beautiful detroit strings.
track 2 side a gives us a taste of japan via andrez bergan. he gives us electronic underground. his beats add a more glitchy minimal style to aux 88 familiar electro side. side two electronic cinema remix and original mix scotlandís own arne weinberg gives us a taste of his moody side mix which is very hi classed cafe style mix.
aux 88 gives its fans yet another treat the original mix previously not available on vinyl!
MAD SCIENTIST VOLUME 2
aux 88 mad scientist volume 2 marks the dark side of the scientist. fans have been asking for vinyl and aux 88 and puzzlebox records deliver. gosub and mr velcro fastener pump the song >exsterterestrial time travelers<with new surgeon like precision with aux 88s great vocalization over the top to give the electro world more of what only aux 88 can bring on a dance floor.
side b is the first of 2 ongoing collaborations with the dynamik bass system giving aux 88 even more bass. last is one of aux 88 croatian brothers nter from the crobot crew. taking on time portal nter gives his mix a electro funk style mix showing why the crobots have soul.
REMIX SESSION 1
the black tokyo project cd has been very successful for the enigmatic duo from detroit along with their two new japanese members ice truck and erika. remix sessions 1 embodies some of techno music hottest and charismatic artist such as bpitch control ellen allien, planet es keyboard guru niko marks from detroit and canada live impresario arthur oskan. ellen allien remix real to reel gives a tight minimal beat driven retake on an aux 88 funky groove. rounding out side a aux 88 original previously only available on the full length cd. side b shows why niko marks can take the >title track black tokyo< in a more kraftwerken sort of way with heavy beautiful strings and funkified groove. soul of black shows arthur oskan dance production skills as he delivers a bonafide minimal bass driven delight.
SHADOW DANCING EP
aux 88 returns even stronger with pbx-16 >shadow dancing ep< this marks the second phase of the aux 88 presents black tokyo project released exclusively on puzzlebox records. the first song >shadow dancing< is a spiritual floor killer on its way to classic status with additional strings played by estaban adame of los hermanos fame.
>electric underground< highlights newest member of black tokyo ice truck. not only is she beautifull but her vocals take aux 88 to a new level in electro dance music. side b1 lone track >winter in japan< moves aux 88 black tokyo project in a more techno driven soundtrack of a snow covered winter in japan. black tokyos second 12 inch is a classic that must be collected.
BLACK TOKYO EP
aux 88 long standing in the aux quadrant have reemerged as arashi hoshino and shin muramatsu. the mental transformation from aux 88 to mad scientist has set events into motion that have converted the mad scientist mental circuitry in to two unique entities. using smaller more adaptable nano circuitry to create new electronic synthesis from the original aux voice and mind. black tokyo are visionist, scientist, and mental programmers on the teachings of electronic sound. black tokyo’s second laboratory long thought to be hidden somewhere beneath the dark streets and factories of detroit have assembled some of the world’s most advanced technology and software to create new devices of electronic sounds. aux 88 have been under surveillance for years by others who have sought to learn if the two aux 88 members are indeed the same entities the mad scientist or are have they indeed transformed into black tokyo. the two men have ventured into their 4/4 techno world black tokyo
spacin futuristic detroit electro!!!
Hubble Strand (Original Mix)
Hubble - Posatronix (Faceless Mix)
Hubble - Optic Nerve (Black Hole Mix)
WE ROCK LIKE THIS
detroitish and dubby electro trax
ORDINARY DAY EP
dj dynarec has continually created tracks that jar the mind and stir the body to move or imagine a futuristic world. dynarec kicks the ep off with pneumatic transport the strings are reminiscent of early cybotron and model 500 with strings cutting through your speakers while still being classical with a detroit darkness.
TIME TRAVEL EP
nice detroitish tech music with roman debnar remix
MACHINE SOUL EP
excellent detroit electro 3 track ep, tipp
Releases on CD / DVD
PRESENTS BLACK TOKYO (CD)
great new aux 88 album - keith tucker and tommy hamilton are this time completed true to form by japanese singers and musicians akiko murakat and erika tsuchiya and the cooperation works just great. inventive uplifting icey irresistable groovedriven detroit electrostatik techno as we like it.