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.
DUB TECHNO V.2.1 (VINYL ONLY / FULL COVER EDITION)
12" Vinyl D13.03.18
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following on from his debut ep on drumcode earlier this year, ilario alicante returns. for the past few years ilario alicante has enjoyed something of an unintentional ibiza kinship with adam beyer. when the swede played his special annual sets on the amnesia terrace for cocoon, for three years out of four, the italian has been right there playing alongside him, ensuring his talents were on the radar of the drumcode chief. ilario made his first appearance on the label in 2016 with the stirring temporary featuring on a-sides vol.4, before securing his first full-length release with the awakened ep that dropped earlier this year. figures & echoes deepens his contribution to the label with half a dozen powerful cuts. figure of ra opens the ep, combining a rousing vocal loop, pulsating beats and effective melodic interlude to fantastic effect. the acid runner follows and is true to its name, characterised by echoing vocal effects that lead to a piercing 303-line that hits with peak-time power. virgos echoes features a persistent synth line that combining effectively with lush layers of melody to create an atmospheric impact. third eye delivers an exhilarating dose of rave thanks to the hypnotizing riff that runs throughout.
bondage music continues its home (remixes) package this march with part four, the last part comprising remixes from guido schneider & daniel dreier, kike mayor, toygun and muui. vinyl only - 180gr pressing
mixes from matthus raman & petar dundov! elektronik by mark strain is a track that draws from the english idm tradition, a dreamy and dynamic electronic track, defined by an analog drum machine and a captivating and smooth bassline. matthus raman remixes elektronik by mark strain, keeping the same dreamy and magic atmosphere of the original track, but putting the track into orbit, in the gravitational free space. destination mars and beyond. the refined remix of elektronik by techno master petar dundov is an ecstatic hymn for life, a perfect track for the most sophisticated dance-floors shining at the crack of dawn.
(tripeo remix) the first installment of balans records in 2018 brings the talented female parisian, dj and producer, hemka, to the dutch label.opening the ep, 707 collision rushes in with subtly shifting groove repetition, suspenseful melodies and echoes of detroit. the atmospheric nocturnal rounds keeps the fast-paced rhythm with added sci-fi flavor - peak time techno at its best! the first installment of balans records in 2018 brings the talented female parisian, dj and producer, hemka, to the dutch label. opening the ep, ’707 collision’ rushes in with subtly shifting groove repetition, suspenseful melodies and echoes of detroit. the atmospheric ’nocturnal rounds’ keeps the fast-paced rhythm with added sci-fi flavor - peak time techno at its best! on the flip side balans records boss, tripeo, offers his own interpretation to the title track and following in that groove he works his magic to ecstatic, infectious effect in a playful, funky mood. ’707 collision (tripeo beatless tool)’ on the other hand is swapping the pressure for something much lighter, a sublime journey to the deepside.
nach seinem beitrag für die cargaa-12--serie erscheint nun die erste warp-ep des angolaners dj nigga fox, der gekonnt die brücke zwischen der bass- und bleep-alchemie früher warp-clubklassiker und dem post-genre-künstlerstamm von heute schlägt. das ergebnis ist eine sich stetig wandelnde form von dancefloor-psychedelia, die dennoch die synapsen zum funkeln bringt. ein absolutes hörerlebnis und weiterer meilenstein des modernen sounds der brodelnden lissaboner musikzene. die vinyl-ep erscheint inklusive downloadcode.
zoe mc phersons exploration of this world on string figures is a deeply rhythmic, immersive and forward-thinking piece of elec-tronic-leaning music that remains just as danceable as it does experimental. the album is fundamentally one of duality, exploring the traditional and the contem-porary, organic and electronic, audio and visual, history and the future. rooted in this duality is also a core theme around string being one of the most ancient and playful art forms and the seemingly infinite possibilities it offers in terms of shapes, structures and figures lines up with this as a trans-global art project. one that over time will involve video art, choreography, 3d motion design, macro film, instrumental and electronic sound. although for now is being presented through an av performance, films and a record with mc pherson collaborating with director alessandra leone over the seven tracks (which are laid out as chapters) the record explores glitchy elec-tronics, dub-tinged grooves, polyrhythms, and a huge array of instruments that takes in quiet blasts of atonal sax alongside wonky synths.
this is the first album of borusiade, in which she takes her music to a new level, finding her very own expression, that is making us first shiver then sweat, then chill and finally melt. cómeme starts 2018 by proving again to be a safe haven and a sanctuary for sensitive plants and unique characters devoted to music just like miruna boruzescu aka borusiade from bucharest who conquered the radio stations of our parallel worlds and utopian desire. dream catcher was the name of the show, and jeopardy, a nocturnal ep, her first release on vinyl.
lagaffe tales co-founder jónbjörn drops four tracks on icelands falk records beat driven sub-label, falk disks. since 2008 falk (fuck art lets kill) has become a creative hub for icelandic and international artists involved in experimental and electronic music, spanning noise rock through to power electronics, underground hip-hop to diy techno and electro. 2017 saw falk continue with releases from icelandic hip-hop producer lord pusswhip, techno/electro producer thizone and canadian industrial techno musician /ϟ,,,/huren/ϟ,,,/. berlin based icelandic producer jónbjörn, known for curating reykjavík record label lagaffe tales – one of the main pillars in the icelandic house scene – now joins falks’ club focused sub-imprint with a robust four tracker. moving away from the deep house sound hes renowned for towards a darker and leaner night time aesthetic, amsiak inaugurates the release with an infectious electro groove as gurgling pings and acidic clangs and drones are liberally dropped throughout the track. aspekte is a spacious track with blown-out bass sounds that morph and glide across a tempered, slow burning planar rhythm. on the flip, jonbjörn goes for a harder techno sound influenced by his relocation to berlin. sunnudagskaffi is a bendy, 4/4 roller that contains hidden grooves below the basslines and the acid pings that wouldnt be out of place on a livity sound release. meanwhile, holy b is pure warehouse creeper techno, complete with machinic tones and the atmospherics of sweat and grime on dungeon brick walls.
fresh from his lets roll ep on radio slaves rekids, hopeworks curator lo shea further cements his status as a true innovator of the uk underground with the iterations ep on duskys 17 steps. leading the charge, iterations is 8 dark twisted minutes of tripped-out melodic techno that will sweat the walls of warehouses from london to tokyo drawing a lineage from the omen, atomic jam and the orbit through to berghain, de school and hopeworks itself. on the remix, stockholm’s peder mannerfelt takes it down an industrial rabbit hole of terror-core synths, rave sirens and sonic paranoia. across rest of ep, lo shea flexes his sonic diversity with ornithurae offering an intruiging mix of bruising bass, twitchy layer loaded percussion and sinister soundscapes - somewhere between d&b don dillinja circa 96, early claude von stroke, radioactive man and fellow sheffield legend oris jay. dark, soulful and ravey, higher closes things off with a uniquely uk hybrid that traces lines through militant tresor-heyday techno, vintage strictly rhythm diva house and hardcore vibes.
constant variables third release comes courtesy of sven von th?len aka s:vt, whoãs slowly been making a name for himself with records on work them, myth music and, recently, dred. on club variables part 1 he delivers three no-nonsense techno workouts, aimed squarely at the dance floor. work!