subradeon makes this first ep on their own imprint with a special remix from the well know collective scan 7. timeless and direct, fully inspired by the cities of caserta, berlin and detroit. limited press on 180g vinyl.
amazing hypnotic grooving new vuo records release! vuo005 brings you moody techno from the minds of shuffless and marco cassanelli, music to bend your mind and shake your hips to. a1 is shuffless enigmatic red dwarf, an acidic deep journey into outer frontiers of space. on a2, tm shuffle lets red dwarf fly further into dubby world of delays. b1 is marco cassanellis neverending (you wish) heavy wall of sound by the name echo machines. b2 is emulator, perfect driving dub for the morning hours.
planet e are proud to present aw18 collection, a 3 track ep from british producer tom flynn. drawing upon a broad and learned musical understanding, aw18 collection fuses disparate strands from the worlds of fashion, club culture and sound design to forge a highly atmospheric, singular release. packard, the title of which is inspired by parties in the historic detroit power plant of the same name, establishes an unrelenting energy from the get go. a bouncing kick lays the foundations for rolling synths, unnerving vocal samples and delicate piano refrains to wander. anna is an indulgent nod to the catwalk, marching with intent amidst immersive chords and subtle melodies. the b side hosts a trippy cut full of interplanetary glitches and melancholic harmonies. drawing upon hints to the extraterrestrial, marx creates a dizzying swirl with glistening textures. carl craig was sold straight away: when tom sent me his demo of packard i knew i wanted to release it on planet e. the mix of looped electronics with soul of the piano brought me back to when i first heard the post-disco classic beyond the clouds. i can imagine the kids on the scene rockin hard to this.
next on noorden is white afghani with his debut release »kaleidoscope ep«. the up-and-coming producer from cologne drops a dancefloor focussed five tracker between leftfield flavoured breakbeat and ambient leaning big room techno.
brendon moeller offers up his set in motion ep on echocord sub-label echo echo this september, comprising three originals from the dub techno veteran. south africa, new york based producer and dj brendon moeller aka beat pharmacy/echologist has long been respected as one of the pioneering figures in ethereal, dubbed-out techno with regular appearances at global hot spots like fabric, berghain and cielo as well as releases on labels like third ear, kimochi, neovinyl and echocord. here though we see moeller joining the roster of the latter’s sublabel echo echo, marking its fourth release. title-track set in motion leads with brendons signature murky synth textures at its core whilst lumpy low-end tones, shuffled hats and spiraling dub echoes fluidly undulate amongst one another throughout. eastern beach follows, and as the name would suggest, nods towards brighter sounds with airy pads, soft bell chime synths and pulsating subs driving the composition alongside swinging, heavily reverberated percussion. economy then closes the package, stripping things back to gritty dub stabs, dusty 4/4 drums and billowing noise sweeps.
new raw moments release. already going down as timeless. after prior collaborative releases with fellow rawmoments resident paolo rocco, pijynman presents his first ever solo ep featuring a rare remix from the frenchmen hugo lx. the sophisticated deep a-side has a soul-infused inspiration, while the b-sides forward-thinking philosophy is complemented by a journey taking arrangement. this collectible vinyl marks the labels forth release.
"texas-based electronic music producer phillip washington aka cygnus was on bit of a hiatus since his phenomenal -cosmos- long play on fundamental records, released near the end of 2016. with this ep, titled -ne0 ge0-, he s breaking the silence and we re extremely happy to see it happening through barba imprint. the record consists of 4 cuts; -zone shifting-, -vertexing-, -ne0-ge0- and -astronoot- which all share common qualities of his previous work - deep, spacey, richly textured and really well crafted. -zone shifting- is what electro in 2018 should sound like. deep, emotional and futuristic but well grounded in the human condition through the vocal line which seems to haunt from the distance. -vertexing- is a slightly more paced, moodier affair with slow enveloping vangelis-esque synth lines bleeding all over traditional electro sounding beat. however, in this case that s exactly what s needed. title track, -ne0-ge0- is the first one on the flip side and the busiest one. creasing of multiple synth lines and pads is done in such an expertly elegant manner that you just can t resist but play it loud on a big soundsystem and see what it does to the dancefloor. and finally, record closes with -astronoot-, and as b2 tracks usually are - it s the deepest of them all, reserved for those heady moments when you need something to bring the magic to the next level."
elastic dreams, a new label for 2011, bringing out no-hype, no bullshit, deep and warm electronics. music for the mind, as well as the feet, expect to hear techno, ambient, new-beat and other frequencies over coming releases with music coming from nyra, skudge, md2 and a sagittariun. debut release here from a sagittariun, with remixes from md2 aka mike dehnert. a sagittariun looks up to the constellations to bring the first release on elastic dreams the circle stops somewhere is a simple groove with a sweet and melodious synth riff that comes alive throughout the track, some have made comparisions to ames classic rej, whilst not really in that league, circle maintains the dynamic pace with powerful 909 patterns whilst keeping a nice warm analogue vibe. telepathic heights is a brooding, percussive experience with a growling bass riff and enveloping keys with sci-fi elements to its composition. md2 (aka mike dehnert/fachwerk) comes good on the remixes on the flip side. his mello mix is a disjointed and muscular groove that rips apart the original synth riff, and bends and warps it over solid md2 beats to make a real low-slung funky workout. md2s hard mix does what it says on the tin, a relentless bass booming groove and spongy use of the originals samples, this is md2 at his very best!
DER AUFSTAND (VINYL ONLY / INCL. STICKER AND ARTPRINT)
12" Vinyl (sticker / a D31.08.18
200 copies worldwide, hand numbered, no repress, vinyl only! detroit and ur influenced electro made by a completely unknown source out of nowhere. die gestalten! no promotion, no digital, no social media, no faces, no games! includes sticker and artprint. die gestalten!
dusty grooves from the dunes of scheveningen! inspired by myth, legend and scifi, legowelt conjures up four ancient mysticism and space odyssey themed tracks that will take you on another journey through psychedelic space and paranormal rituals
it goes without saying that space has always been central to techno – both in terms of its cosmic and futuristic trajectory, as well as in the spatial dimensions of sonic elements. etapp kyle’s first full ostgut ton ep release sees the ukrainian-born, berlin- based berghain resident emphasizing the connection between the two, while avoiding techno’s overt intergalactic clichés. by partially linking to his continuum ep (unterton, 2016), the results are four tracks of pristine, sci-fi minimalism, propelled by ambient synths and percussive explosions in distant skies – more utopian than dystopian. opener “alpha” establishes the cosmic theme from the get go, with chord swells and a whirring, phasing spacewind panning across the stereo image. while a subdued kickdrum gets things started, it’s the rhythmic interplay between dynamic high-hats and halled-out rimshots that guide the track through space. from there, “quantum” on a2 strips the voyage down to a glowing, unwavering arpeggiated synth line, interspersed with twisted, high-pitched bells and updated 909- esque snare patters.
limitierte reissue des erfolgreichsten album des us-produzenten john beltran, eines klassikers des ambient-techno, erschienen im original 1996 auf peacefrog. -ten days of blue- ist ein zeitloses meisterwerk aus filigranen strukturen und herzergreifender romantik, dessen töne und rhythmen wie gemalt wirken. vergleiche mit tangerine dream und kraftwerk blieben entsprechend nicht aus. b-stock - covers are with a kink / crincle
refreshingly new oldskool techno tracks by bornek nowec, a project by a rotterdam based dj/producer known for his long tied connections with the local techno scene. this release is the first outing from his large archive of techno tracks produced over the years. 4 cuts full of character that reminds us of the long nights at the nightown basement in the 90 s where he was dj ing with guys such as dj t!m aka frame six and paul du lac.
detroit label my baby focusses on letting underground local talent shine, and that is the case with the second ep, a various artists affair featuring label boss mister joshooa, plus remote viewing party and tammy pickle with a remix from my baby. the acts featured on this release are all residents of the famous tv lounge/tv bar venue in detroit.
limited repress. for the last 20 and something years, matt thibideau has been involved in making electronic music. in the mid 90s he dove into making ambient and techno music after experiencing some of canadas underground parties. this lead to several releases on blue recordings with matts moniker at the time - >altitude<. under this alias he produced several dub techno classics, but he stopped using it about 15 years ago to work with new german labels. we are happy that after making a comeback on labels like assemble music or helena, matt decided to open the new color series on vade mecum, which focuses on 10inch dub techno styled vinyl.
new ep by sesssion restore on his rauh imprint. versatile tracks from detroit vibes in “time and again” to dreamy acid in “lark 99” till rougher tool techno in “dusting”. perfectly rounded up with a pure and slippy remix by stojche.
limitierte reissue des erfolgreichsten album des us-produzenten john beltran, eines klassikers des ambient-techno, erschienen im original 1996 auf peacefrog. -ten days of blue- ist ein zeitloses meisterwerk aus filigranen strukturen und herzergreifender romantik, dessen töne und rhythmen wie gemalt wirken. vergleiche mit tangerine dream und kraftwerk blieben entsprechend nicht aus.
ltd repress! from another mind, originally known as a series of eclectic dance events in southern germany, now released its second record by shdw & obscure shape. “wenn die masken fallen” shares a similar hypnotic & atmospheric vibe with its predecessor, the debut ep „nachtblende“, which has already gained great support worldwide. having released two eps, from another mind has proven itself to be a label worth keeping an eye on - vinyl only!
the bulgarian but scandinavian based duo and friends of the label: ivaylo & slammer have decided to start exploring the deeper depths of techno with their first release on cymawax, hidden origins ep. the 2 original tracks on the a-side are a statement of the change of sound the duo are making, and in what direction they are going... darker, trippier and more electronic. label partners trulz & robin delivers a remix of “hidden” on the b side that will surely find it’s way into the bags of the dj’s that like to mix their records rather than play one tune after the other, while echoing those timeless warehouse sounds we all know and love
rod modell returns as deepchord for his first solo release on astral industries since inaugurating the label with his sought-after ‘lanterns’ ep. consisting of two stunning long-form pieces split on one side each, immersions¿ captures the emotive, halcyon sound that rod has long become synonymous with. opening with glistening ambient textures, ‘immersion i’ grows into an 18-minute piece of deep rolling dub techno. on the other side ‘immersion ii’ paints pristine soundscapes of soft, lapping waves, underpinned by submerged pulsations that rise to the surface to continue its deep space explorations. two highly refined and inspiring tracks that sit on the apogee of this sound.
glasgow s wheelman provides the tenth iteration of dba s dubs series, following a series of high profile releases on huntleys & palmers, studio barnhus, and his own stereotone label. signal is wheelman s most ambitious effort to date, its searing amen stabs and deep sub bass guaranteed to wreck any club, while floating pads and crystalline strings add a bittersweet moment of rave nostalgia to the breakdown. on the flip, in line with the dba dubs concept of pairing a house track from an up and coming uk producer with a remix by an established techno name from across the pond, detroit in effect provide a cold, bleep-drenched take which raises the tempo of wheelman s original to an almost breakneck speed. d.i.e, also known as cybonix, were prolific throughout the late 90s and early 00s on their own m.a.p. label and more recently on rotterdam s clone. to coincide with the release of the tenth edition in the dba dubs series the label are also making all ten original tracks available as a digital package, while all ten of the remixes from the series get their own bundle, with wheelman and basic soul unit providing a megamix of each edition respectively.
fadi mohem is a fresh face straight out of the creative hotspot of berlin spandau. after a first release on werk, he s now taken the time to deliver a powerful techno ep for his debut on seilscheibenpfeiler.
tivoli trax started as a multiplex series paying tribute to local artists connected to kongs mantra night club, while it was based in copenhagens tivoli gardens. the first 1996 ep was followed in 97 by vol. 2 and finally by a 12 track cd compilation in 98. in 2018 we are bringing back this iconic tribute to amazing copenhagen based producers with tivoli trax vol. 3!
orlando voorn comes through with a hi-tech soul future classic. original mix is a prince-in-detroit tinged electro floor filler. two remixes from gary gritness one a full-on assault of west coast electro funk and a djax-inspired cut of speaker-busting bonus beats. hidden away on b2 is an otherworldly, dub techno masterpiece, reworked by cv313.
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.
reissue des legendären debütalbums -the silicon dawn- des us-produzenten und heutigen wahlberliners dan curtin, das 1994 auf peacefrog erschien. in bester detroit-manier schaffte es curtin, melodien und harmonische ebenen über komplexe percussion zu legen, was damals auf innovative art und weise die gängige techno-norm sprengte. für das fact magazin grund genug, das album heute in der rubrik -the greatest techno albums you ve never heard- zu führen.
dext recordings has reached it’s landmark 10th release, and we now enter our next phase with this very special 2 track ep from a vital part of our label: bodyjack. aside from his collaboration with special request at the end of last year, this is chris’s first new music under his bodyjack alias since the summer of 2016 (his “cobra effect ep” for us). his time away has helped him refocus, and its clearly paid off “nataraja” (hindu for “lord of the dance”) is one of those tracks we can’t actually describe, but it’sbodyjack on rare form. his signature quirky percussion & synthwork is stripped down more than on his previous work, but this is one works in so many situations, we can’t wait to hear what you think. on the flip, “tandava” (the name given to the dance of nataraja!), is a peak-time detroit bass style workout with booming drops and razor sharp edits aimed right at the floor.
benjamin vigneron, also known as vronsky, was born in 1991 in aix-en-provence, france. as a teenager, drawn simultaneously to visual arts, cinema and music production, he made his first contact with techno by working for a local club as a graphic designer. during his 20s, while living between montreal, canada and marseille, france, it was revealed to benjamin he suffered from a heavy bipolar disorder. as a reaction, he started losing himself in free parties and increasingly dangerous habits. gradually learning to love himself despite his flaws, he kicked his risk-taking after he realized the love of music prevailed over anything else. equipped with a strong desire to share his vision despite not being able to perform as a dj, benjamin started a youtube channel and a collective named listening blue.
prfy 002 features four acid centered tracks by purify records co-founder and longterm goethebunker resident cramp. the first solo ep of the german dj and producer features four crafty club cuts suitable for a versatile range of settings. acid, techno, house, dub - it‘s all in there. don‘t sleep on this one!
REFUSE EP (ROLANDO / LUKE HESS RMXS / MARBLED VINYL)
12" Vinyl (colored) D09.07.18
very limited marbled vinyl. kontakt records presents two highly sought-after tracks by danish artist christian bloch. both tracks have been officially remastered after careful restoration from the original master tapes. after releasing on his own funque droppings imprint in the late 90ties christian had several successful releases on simple muzik, ll records and tresor and soon after he relocated to detroit to pursue his musical dream. luke hess and rolando contributed with two outstanding remixes of the original tracks.
la based independent experimental techno label halocyan is back with part 2 of the third man s incredible procession e.p. ‘parallax opens up proceedings drawing you in with its phased paranoid techno soundscapes. on the flip side the deep is exactly that, an immersive layering of synth textures and detuned organs. to close out the e.p. nightflight takes you on a nocturnal tip combing swelling pads, dreamy arps and melancholic detroit flavoured synth lines to great effect. 180g cyan blue 12- vinyl with laser-etched tracklist in double sleeves and a deluxe pvc wallet with flap. the outer sleeve is embossed with die cut over-sized centres, 2 spot uv stickers and a cyan metallic foil stamp.
radio slave enlists two heavyweights remixes from dixon and underground resistance, who reimagine ‘trans’ - the twisted, bass-driven cut on radio slave’s excellent inaugural album. first up, innervisions co-founder dixon offers an inspired retouch containing an amalgamation of cosmic synth arpeggios, each one unfolding in a unique way as the track develops, supported by a prominent vacillating bassline. on the flip, detroit techno pioneers underground resistance provide a ‘hamtramck’ remix features crunchy modulated synths and heavily delayed vocal slices that duck in and out before funk influenced guitar licks resonate alongside a plethora of dark effects.
uncage presents >collider< an amazing ep by pushmaster discs founder mattia trani. three diverse cuts ranging from raw melodic sound to acid techno. backed up by a wonderful remix from the one and only donato dozzy. essential.
biotic is our first release on allfeelings music, a label focused on emotive dance music. all releases will be available exclusively on vinyl. af01 is the first self release from london based dj and producer allfeelings. this is a 2 track dj tool release very reminiscent of detroit techno. you can hear crisp and warm sounds alongside jazz and funk influenced rhythms. the a side soundtracks a big city during rush hour while the b side pulls you in with deep synths and percussion. this release has the support from mark broom.
300 copies / vinyl only
allfeelings is releasing a 12- in dedication to his love for early dub techno coming out of berlin. the idea behind the title “untitled” is to give the listeners more space to interpret the tracks themselves rather than being distracted with any track names. as allfeelings music label is about the amalgamation of sounds and rhythms to bring about a visceral experience, this can be observed in the african inspired percussion on side a and the subtle changes and movement it has throughout its length. side b focuses more on easy listening with sounds and dry textures meandering slowly demanding the listener’s attention at all times. the other great thing about this record is it works really well pitched down which can be used to great effect during warm ups and after hours. this release has the support from ario and o:utlier from astral industries.
re-release: released in 1993, the technology ep appeared on the start of a re-establishment of electro music and a beginning for the direct beat label. that would be a constant reminder of where to see aux88 material come to light. -technology- carried the aux88 brand onto radio, mainstream club and dance parties...become a sought after 12- by a band that proclaimed its sound as electro/techno . the techno bass mix is the original track, (now for the first time available) rhythm mix is a different animal on its own... within the track you can hear the growth of what would become the sound of emerging aliases in years to come and the use of distinct voices/vocals. with both versions from the original studio recordings in 1993, listeners will be treated to a major bonus point in the birth of the aux quadrant of projects to come. designed for a well-deserved space on the global dance floor.
repress with basic art! dreamy synth songs for island trips and dark club nights - nous klaer presents their first various artists compilation. 12 tracks spread over 3 vinyls, with all label regulars as well as new additions to the imprint.
OBSOLETE MACHINES STAGE TWO (2X12 INCH, SCREENPRINTED SLEEVE)
2x12" Vinyl UK07.07.18
ltd copies, screen printed sleeve by al white & house of traps, this marks the first new vinyl release from echospace detroit this year with all the content lovingly re-mastered in echospace, detroit, usa & cut @ deepgrooves. an unreleased classic from the vaults emerges with newly remastered content from radius s celebrated -obsolete machines- double album & two of the most epic creations featured on the -interpolation tapes- cd series, available for the first time ever on vinyl format. many of the songs featured in this project were initially sent to rod modell & mike schommer shortly after they launched their brilliant deepchord label in 2001. (recorded from 1993-2000) they were incredibly kind in saying it was the best demo they had ever heard and passed it on to octal records for release, sadly, that didn t materialize and since then these masters have been collecting dust in our cassette rack for nearly 20 years now. we ve spent months doing our best to restore the old tapes from our tascam 688, an 8 track cassette recorder purchased and abused since 1992 and to our ears still sounds quite impressive even by modern standards. we ve had nearly every component replaced and re-calibrated to bring this obsolete machine back to life, it s been a truly nostalgic experience re-visiting and redesigning these masters. we truly hope you enjoy reliving these magical times of music, very inspired by all that was happening in those years, there was just something in the air, an undeniable energy, long may it live on..
irenic003 is a cooperative effort by roger gerressen and his well known accomplices sinan alakus and ivano tetelepta. disc one is a collection of novio dub tribe tracks accompanied by an amazing remix by the incredibly talented udmo from australia. known for a string of well received and beautifully produced ep s on analogue attic, udmo took the original and did a nice stretched out rework for the early hours. on the second disc we find a few tracks from the vaults, two raw recordings by ivano tetelepta and roger gerressen and a track done by the labelboss himself..
after fifteen years, paul blackford’s 1991 ep is finally back in town! with tracks remastered and lacquers cut by the famous mb studio, this is a treat for the ears. dancefloors & sound systems are going to dig the tunes heavy. between the sounds of detroit techno, ghetto tech, rave chronicle, dark 90’s video game drum n bass, this ep builds a unique bridge between the detroit and uk vibes. plus -the bunker- a superb previously unreleased deep track, makes this reissue by deep & roll a must have.
when cities collide iii features lithium parasites which is a project from former ultradyne member alex lugo together with alonzo, who released a great record with wt records last year, on this rotterhague release their combined strength brings out what sounds like dystopian cruising music. watch those crumbled skylines pass by. dj overdose does what dj overdose does.
evod music is glad to welcome binny and dj surgeles on its limited catalogue. the english dancefloor killer and the dutch sci-fi master fused perfectly together on this split ep. organic by binny is a perfect tool, thanks to its mesmerizing acid sequence, masterfully fused with powerful drum patterns and hypnotic drone raids. missing link is another killer tool, perfect for a dance floor full of people. its old school sound and the various changes make this track a must have. the b side is managed by dj surgeles, with three outstanding sci-fi tracks. science fiction contains a randomic, spaced out sequence blended with heavy drums and various drum patterns variations. commander pete is the most millsesque track: in this piece there is a real space ambience, thanks to a its far pads, the electronic ringings and bleep sounds incursions that create a constant suspense, broken by the interruption from an astronaut radio message. the ep is closed by message to earth, an ambient outro that fits perfectly with all the other tracks.
computer says mmm! to this electro 5-tracker from binaural, the second release on lisbon label dream ticket. jasper de jong serves up big portions of wry kraft-funk on the a, followed by jazzy afters both smooth and crunchy on the b. matched wines are a must.
following on from the release of fba21 collected works 1996 -2017, which was released november 2017 matthew puffett decided to wrap up the project, with a handpicked selection of artists to remix key tracks from the compilation. amongst these figures are some significant influences on puffett s early years the set includes kirk degiorgio, whose reworking of ‘cross dissolve’ reimagines the track in full machine mode, serving up a slab of driving techno for the main room.
sharif laffrey can charm the snake out of any basket. this is his first offering for the esp institute. side as tangier is a long drawn-out exercise, an endurance test of the highest order. over the span of some thirteen minutes, elements bob and weave intermittently and layers overlap haphazardly the type of exciting dynamic that s born out of restrictio as if putting down a live jam without enough hands to work the console, yet sharif perseveres. as touch and go as this arrangement may be, there is something that undoubtedly glues it all in place the combination of his massive rolling 16th-note bassline and his tough-as-nails drumkit is so good that, upon first listen, we spat out our tea and insisted on its release. on side b, everything is nice carries on with loose arrangement, dirty production and layers of inexplicable spoken word samples (a sharif calling card by now) but this time we re lead to a melancholy place, the blue comedown to side as antagonistic trial. with his esp institute debut, sharif leaves you mentally unhinged, as if youve smoked something interesting and arrived bewildered in some saharan labyrinth. these two songs will guide you through the medina to score the black meat.
welcome to binary soulcode records, a label who is born for the love for the classic sounds of detroit techno and chicago house, always looking for new ways of expression in both electronic styles and never forgetting the innovation that both styles ment since their birth in the beginning of the 80 s.
6 track robotic electro compilation on pulse drift records. six likeminded artists from germany, the netherlands, england, denmark and the u.s. synchronize artificial signals to unite into this transmission. all stylistically different yet still pulsing on the same wave length. good stuff!
STILL HOPE FEAT. ANTHONY ANAXAGOROU / WAAJEED REMIX
12" Vinyl UK18.06.18
still hope is their second single and the follow up to motorway jam (their double a side with palms trax from late last year) which sees them collaborate with anthony anaxagorou, a british born cypriot award winning poet and essayist, whose poetry and fiction have appeared on bbc newsnight, bbc4, itv and vice. hearing his lyrics via their good friend simbad, secretsundaze connected with anthony and still hope is the fruit of their labour. the original is a potent and political spoken word piece delivered over a rolling house groove. definitely one for the deeper moments with its late night heady feel and full vocal not letting up. the poems in the heart floor version strips the vocal back and adds dramatic strings for a more direct dance floor approach. ex slum village detroit producer waajeed released a couple of killer eps in 2017 on his own dirt tech reck imprint so we had to get him aboard for the remix. his detroit hardcore dub does what is says on the tin and is a peak time slammer while his searching dub goes down a jazzier, spacey route with live sounding drums and dreamy pads.
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.
part 4 in the ongoing series. the echelon is conceived in total secrecy. embedded deep in the contemporary landscape, its sole purpose is to function as an anonymous observer, translating its findings into music and movement.
the follow up to shawns timespan album for pittsburgh tracks is the next planet over an ep featuring four new tracks from pittsburghs synth maestro. the ep opens with works on paper, which is like a cross section of shawns acclaimed improvised live techno sets. the collection continues with last light on and switching rails two deep, driving synth numbers that are the product of shawns interaction with the beautiful surroundings of pittsburgh and its midwestern grit. finishing the ep is one more sometime a rare downtempo excursion propelled by synth bass and lush atmospherics. the follow up to shawns timespan album for pittsburgh tracks is the next planet over an ep featuring four new tracks from pittsburghs synth maestro. the ep opens with works on paper, which is like a cross section of shawns acclaimed improvised live techno sets. the collection continues with last light on and switching rails two deep, driving synth numbers that are the product of shawns interaction with the beautiful surroundings of pittsburgh and its midwestern grit. finishing the ep is one more sometime a rare downtempo excursion propelled by synth bass and lush atmospherics.
obsessed with the cosmos, asteroids and relativity, panstarrs of which we know little, except that he is not a total stranger to the electronic scene, nor to technorama, delivers here a first 5 tracks of 100% electro rooted detroit influenced music. influences found in the works of other artists such as drexciya (in all their projects), klaus schultz, tangerine dream, model 500, ectomorph and many others ... with his head in the clouds (the oort one) but with his feet firmly on the ground, panstarrs lives and works on his musical projects from a little-known mountain, somewhere in france, and whose themes are almost always connected to his obsessions. ice and dust is the first opus of this artist who is already working on a first album. a first ep coming out of the depths of space and now is in its own orbit.
fresh off the new album we welcome the arrival of a limited l.b dub corp single. opening proceedings, see the light unveils a soulful and vocal driven side to the l.b.dub corp sound, whilst we are going home switches up the aesthetic and movesinto duskier, percussion driven territories. last up, slater punctuates the ep with the intricate, snaking sonics of calling the spirit, harnessing slick, skipping hats and a hypnotic, ever-evolving lead line.june welcomes the arrival of a limited l.b dub corp single. opening proceedings, see the light unveils a soulful and vocal driven side to the l.b.dub corp sound, whilst we are going home switches up the aesthetic and moves into duskier, percussion driven territories. last up, slater punctuates the ep with the intricate, snaking sonics of calling the spirit, harnessing slick, skipping hats and a hypnotic, ever-evolving lead line.
delsins reissue arm once again looks to the revered back catalogue of lost trax for a second 12 that picks out the best of the anonymous collectives work. the ep features five cuts taken from two highly sought after eps released on tabernacle records in 2011 and 2012. the eye opens things up with punchy drum programming and the sort of sci-fi effects and synths that immediately take you to a future intergalactic world. its a weighty but emotional opener, while pulp is more twisted and urgent, with warped synth sounds and busy, bristling drums and perc all building pressure throughout. the forest resets the mood with mystic synths and mysterious atmospheres that mix ambient beauty with suggestive skeletal beats. b01 then canes through the cosmos on a detroit electro tip with slithers of synth, swollen pads and crisp hits and dominion rounds things out in hurried fashion. the restless electro drums pound away as prickly snares and cymbals, blurts of machine noise and sweeping pads all wrestle for attention and keep you on your toes. this is high octane electro and techno designed with metallic precision but oozing plenty of human feelings.
2018 repress with tripple gatefold cover + unique time stamp + double sided 12inch inlay . >raw as fuck autistic star trek 1987- misty forests- x-files,- detroit unicorn futurism made on cheap ass digital & analog crap synthesizers recorded in a ragtag bedroom studio on a teac vhx cassettedeck in dolby c with an unintelligible yet soulfull vivacity< legowelt
erotek is back with his first ep since 2004 with a hybrid ghetto electro ep. “double time”, co produced with the anxious beat director, and “this i know” have been produced in recent times whereas the other 2 tracks “4mo” and “twisted truths” are archival projects from the end of the 90s. varying from 4/4 beats to broken patterns and electroid rhythms, this ep presents different facets of one of the classic detroit ghettotek producers.
once more envisioned and engineered in his native city of detroit, the record finds mgun in more auspicious and domestic circumstances. now firmly a father and a homeowner, axiom allows gonzales to flex his party muscle, while further pushing the elastic boundaries of his notoriously unpredictable and brilliantly raw production style. across twelve tracks, listeners are offered an unpredictable trip into the restlessly experimental snatches of studio time gonzales was afforded away from his then day job at the legendary people s records store. it s there that gonzales absorbed endless releases and rediscoveries passing through the stock, trading the occasional tip with some of detroit s best known producers.
tevatron is back on its metrohm label with its -my origins- concept. inspired by the fathers of techno he synthesizes his influences and his project is quickly acclaimed by one of the masters of the genre like derrick may in others. -my origins part 2- is an invitation to discover the roots of techno, with this new version, tevatron returns to the sources by offering us two beautiful timeless tracks powered by bass lines based on arpeggio, powerful beats with a groove supported, striking agreements with a backbone very representative of the techno of the mid-90s. laurent garnier considers this ep as a new classic of its kind.
detroit love are proud to present the inaugural release on their newly founded eponymous imprint – a collaborative venture from planet e and !k7 which aims to capture the essence of carl craig’s superb event series of the same name. detroit love mixed by stacey pullen is a sixteen track journey that exemplifies the diversity of the city, as well as the essence of the parties, championing both lesser known artists and familiar faces into a 74 minute mix.
taking inspiration from music, nature and the elements that surround them, jukka hänninen and mika hanka aka shuffless have quickly garnered the attention of many within house and techno since making their production debut in 2016. written at the vislampi studio, located in ruutana city, finland, using a combination of hardware gear from the likes of roland, korg and arturia, here we see the duo reveal their latest work with four diverse and expansive cuts set for release this spring as they return to syncrophone s in-house imprint. opening up the ep, hänninen and hanka fluently introduce chi , a complex and evolving cut that effortlessly fuses deep, rich chords, and delicate, skipping hi-hats, before easing into the flowing groove of lahti with its jazz-tinged melodies and heady tones guiding the production into lighter territories. on the flip, nime Ñvailla introduces a matrix of hazy textures amongst crunchy percussion licks and dubbed out atmospherics as the duo return to deeper, darker realms, before title cut puollaskel punctuates the package in classy fashion, laying down gritty analog percussion, resounding kicks and subtly programmed nuances to conclude an excellently worked ep.
clone classic cuts continues their re-issues series for one of the most influential techno acts ever: drexciya. the second selection of tracks includes favorites such as bang-bang,positron island,anti vapour waves and journey home complimented with some lesser or unknown tracks. raw, uncompromising music made with soul and creativity have always has been the trademark of drexciya (and also from their original label underground resistance) and this album is another showcase of their talents. btw there is not much further background info we can give. all that can be revealed is already out there.
this is the first part (of four) of the much anticipated reissue series of drexciya s early catalogue, marking 20 years since the release of their first ep deep sea dweller , and 10 years since their final album grava 4 . one of the most influential techno acts ever, and part of the heritage of detroits underground resistance, drexciya explored techno like no-one else before: raw and uncompromising music that reflected the harsh environment of the city where drexciya was conceived, with a mythical approach that only added to their cult appeal. drexciya arguably stands for the darker side of techno and electro, made not only for the club scene, but a further development of the music as an expression and extension of the mind. journey of the deep sea dweller is a near-complete collection of their early works, released in four parts, with all audio remastered from the original master tapes. since the original releases have such a strong character and stand on their own, these reissue can never recreate the magic of those originals. instead, clone have stirred up the catalogue, taking tracks out of their original context, giving the committed fan a fresh experience and the new listener a document that is the best possible introduction to the aquatic world of drexciya.
the journey continues. clone records continue with the re-issue series of the early catalogue of one of the most groundbreaking and influential techno acts ever. raw, uncompromising music made with soul and creativity that has always been the trademark of drexciya. this is the 4th release in the series and contains arguably some of their rarest and most astonishing tracks such as black sea, mantaray, hydro cubes and depressurization.
living legend cosmic force is welcomed on something happening somewhere for an all-out electro affair including a collaboration with national treasures legowelt and orgue electronique. as the name implies, transmitting illicit logic is a tale that can’t be understood solely with our binary brain cells. reality always escapes the corridors of the mind and fails to be caught in it’s believed opinions and oppositions. cosmic force is here to guide you through the maze and helps you to relax these muscles, trading it for a more direct energetic connection that will put you into hyperspace.
orlando voorn is back on tarvisium electronique with secret society, a mysterious, obscure and psychedelic ep exuding the essence of detroit techno. side a of the vinyl features the title track in which voorn melts the analogic rhythm with a spectral melodic pattern. side b features two tracks, playing for keeps, a techno bolt of lightning bound straight for the dancefloor and rush, a track characterized by a mechanical, analogic and highly experimental sound. to conclude the ep the label manager, steve lorenz, has composed a remix of secret society with an avant-garde fusion of minimal, acid and detroit techno.
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.
2018 repress! after two big ep s, dj/producer powerhouses steffi and martyn team up once again for their debut lp on 3024! punchy, straight forward house and techno with a broken twist and beautiful layers of melodies and sound, dedicated to those who feel..
hello, i am qnete and these are my play-doh stories. some of them are already three years old and it feels like i ve become somewhat of a different person since then. still, i like to listen to them from time to time, thinking of how i was back then, reminding me of what helped shape me, what helped me become who i am now. sometimes, i also get the feeling that it is not me who wrote the stories. they seem to seem unknown to me, just like they seem to you, because you are not me. then i listen, and i know again.
returning victorious to m-plant after the floorplan album and ep takeover, robert hood, whose work under his own name has continued to garner equal support with the paradygm shift series for dekmantel, brings the heat with this triple-tracker.
for alan oldham, artistic expression is a way of life, taking multiple forms and medi-ums throughout his lifetime. before he was ever known as dj t-1000, he was a published car-toon artist and radio dj in detroit writing press releases for underground resistance to get by. one day, underground resistance was in need of a last minute dj for their tour in aus-tralia, and a door flew open for alan oldham. with passport in hand he departed on his jour-ney as a dj, which little did he know would eventually span continents. influenced by every-thing around him, his work has dynamically changed and evolved along with his life. currently as an international dj living in berlin, his latest creation is the acidspace ep, released by elypsia records under the detroitrocketscience name. the traveler himself takes us on an intergalactic adventure, beginning with acidspace (8:48). with a steady beat and a unique blend of serene space sounds, this jam excites the imagination for the journey to come. it is followed by rocket to berlin (7:20), a subtle and intricate mix that entices one to enter the unknown. vesta system (6:22) finishes the ep off on a note that leaves lis-teners grooving and enjoying the ride. creativity and sweet sounds are what its all about for alan oldham. with his recent musical shift to mellower, sci-fi inspired jams, he continues to let listeners see for themselves.
stand out acidicted 6 tracker by exemptional musican fabrizio rat. two different worlds joining each other for an unbelievable and profoundly listening experience. the classic piano – played with fabrizios right hand and the tb-303 and other analogue machines played by his left hand. he truly forms an hypnotic state of mind for the listener. no more words here, just listen please! 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.
cryovac recordings enters a new sensible era of home grown production focusing on strong statements of personal style. cryovac stresses a minimal approach to basic production with a simple soul to shape a tale of sound. the broke lighter e.p. is a versatile mix of characters that come together and combine their visions into one vista. this shared space of consciousness is translated to vinyl for your inspection. cryovac recordings continues to shine light on every corner of the detroit underground to expose a depth of talent that is overlooked. the 19th edition of the cryovac series is a moody stab at the heart of techno. it starts off with disc detroit s upliftingly melancholy 4/4 groover that transforms synth and turns percussion with a steady patience. dutch mike executes a smooth assault lead by a 303 harmony, backed by a heavy baseline and flanked by tricky programming that shifts cymbal formations. vontell c. and his son vontell f. sneak a dark vibe into the mix with a manic and excitable minimal ballad detuning and nodding out while detailing the burning of pretty things. andy garcia applies a minimalized motown sound via strumming guitar, vintage vocals, and easy beat that rises and falls creating a serene phonic envirorment. every track on the broke lighter is an opportunity to go in a new directio
4 takes of electromagnetic waves that are constricted to travel trough different sequences. this is the universe of der zyklus, the evolution and experimentation of electro physics that never seem to stop. highly recommended