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.
since 2011, smoke machine have been running a successful and well-established podcast series. now, after 8 years, they have ventured into the offline realm and will release their first ep. the record features tracks by blind observatory, dorisburg and agnois. these artists have regularly played smoke machine parties and their larger event organik festival and are in line with the smoke machine sound.
craigie knowes infamous fundraiser continues with a complete revamp. the double 12inch is replaced by two individual 12inch releases. luke vibert, dj overdose, cygnus, textasy, asok and london modular alliance join on cknow3-pt1 with a blend of acid, electro, techno and jungle sounds to help raise money for the charity war child.
four tracks of taut, relentless techno grooves rooted in the late 90 s tradition of energetic and ravey & jacking tracks to rock the dancefloor. no surprise there are passionate and skilled dj s behind this project... ben sims & truncate have formed to create assailants. their new studio and b2b dj project s first output comes on the new imprint, obscurity is infinite. early support from robert hood, ben klock, luke slater and mark broom. all killer!!
salvador breed and stijn van beek met while studying sound design and music technology in 2006. ever since then the pair have been beavering away behind an arsenal of blinking banks in amsterdam. the musical fruit of their friendship is breek, a partnership that smears the boundaries of styles and sounds with festive flare and a rainbow steaked uniqueness. for their vinyl debut yokai, a candy coloured cornucopia of elements are swirled and whirled. braindance, electronica and neo-classical are festooned with dubby tones and underground grit in a unique sound of diverse textures and deep tones. faster works, like the swooping joy of yokai, are countered by more contemplative ama. hang is a whimsical dreamscape of squirming acid lines, crisp drums and angular notes that combine to produce a brilliantly bright piece. mu-onna and oiwa are more abstract works that melt vocals with sweet strings before the final piano swells and ambient rains of burabura. a daring and dynamic vinyl debut from this eccentric duo with stunning artwork from warren du preez and nick thornton jones.
arcane electronic duo violence, from quebec, canada, show their dark side on the four track 10-inch le flux de la nature. their underground spirit of new wave, french vocals, opaque and sometimes disturbing electronics reflect the complex rhythm of nature and intense human relationships. the spectacular cover art by manuel bisson complements the music perfectly.
dj nephil returns for the 5th installment on his gravitational waves imprint. 6 uncompromising cuts of eerie synth lines, vocal samples and growling basslines form this ep with unblinking confidence. gravitational waves continues to shine, as always dont miss it.
a sonic exploration between the contours of club culture and contemporary sound arts, subdwarf unveils his first various artists compilation with a four tracker ep, hosting none others than sote, monya, ontal and dualit.
amorfo records inaugural release takes shape by way of a four track ep by swiss-uruguayan artists bruno, danisita & guille. this introduction to the cross-continental label offers a glimpse into its musical ethos, which might make it easy to throw names like techno, funk, dub, minimal, house or acid at amor001. though, like the imprint itself and the artists related to it, it escapes categories in favour of the amorphous.
the first release from lisbon based doozy cult sets the bar high with an ep from 100hz lee renacre, who has been firmly putting out records since the late 80 s. with a very characteristic funky approach to house and techno, -paradisiac ep- doesn t fall short to some of 100hz s best work. side a contains two of his most well kept gems, both tracks produced around 1995 with fellow studio partner james chapman.on the b side we see lee going solo with his most recent studio work, two live takes of analog technological goodness, bringing depth to what is an exquisite aural adventure.