inspired soulfull tracks and locked grooves by 3 artists from brussels. analog machines talks to each other in these tracks that could be played from another galaxy. liquid feelings and hypnotic beats, bloops and synthetic hallucinations. precious moment of techno-pop ideology !300 copies on vinyl with an original silkscreened cover by e.m.i.
following releases on soma and echo echo, roberto clementi is back on on edge society with >metavex ep<, his follow up to 2016 >model n4<. roberto delivers his finest work to date with three hard hitting techno cuts with no remix needed.
olivier kolly aka oktet is back for this 3rd techno home-made release by gravitation crew! the first track is a timeless acid bomb that resounds like the ideal soundtrack of an interplanetary space travel. with his reinterpretation, dmt and knotweed label boss philippe petit continues the space exploration, the planet toward which we’re heading seems more strange and intriguing. 2nd track is as an epic adventure to the borders of real and imaginary. newrhythmic label boss joton gives an hypnotic remix where sirens and tribal rhythms are mixed up. time to take off !
d.dan throws one down for the lobster main label, serving up some more mind obliterating, techno fuelled heaters.
the a-side kicks things into gear with a turbo-charged kick drum slicing through minimal, puncturing synth lines and quivering high hats. steely, granite slab techno damage.
on the flip, chopped mechanical vocal jabs rhythmically weave against the thumping, steadfast drum works. warped 303 lines melt with stuttering, wavy synths over a kick drum that will send your pulse into overdrive. transcendental, peak hour madness to send the warehouse into orbit.
the second release on bm label by takasi nakajima is signed by the south italy artist roberto bosco, that presents his project woods 786. “balance” tells different stages of roberto s life, alternating dark moments with fragments of clearer awareness and the path that led him to find his own equilibrium between musical career and private life.
utopia cloak arrives on film with six track ep, marina gardens. utilising both electronic & acoustic components, the british producer crafts hazy, dynamic electronica with a decidedly emotive bent. the music explores a curious production aesthetic - at once half sunk and at the same time gloriously crisp and direct. caustic drum machine hits underpin the majority of the work, compete with polyrhythmic rolls & glitches, while softly warping synth lines occupy the majority of the remaining sonic space. rather than working explicitly with nostalgia, utopia cloak makes more subtle references to the classic sounds of yore - riffing on downtempo & idm with gentle and considered nuance, eking out arcane hooks & rich melodies with a pleasing focus on compositional structure & songcraft. contrast is the key here, though - and utopia cloak works hard to find the balance between metallic per-cussion strikes and wide-angle instrumental elements, avoiding chaos in favour of a lush, rewarding lis-tening experience.
3am spares is a new collection of australian electronic dance music compiled andras and instant peterson that encompasses the darker sounds and later nights of the 1990s and beyond. following on from forerunner compilation midnite spares, this double lp draws from local 12? releases, cdrs and the archives of community radio station 3rrr fm to make a diverse and pumping scene audible once more.
repress! luca lozano and dj fett burger return with part two of the three part hands of doom series. following on from the success of the recent sex tags ufo release, hands of doom 2 continues the tradition of early breakbeat and proto-rave inspired club tracks. three slices of rattling drums, low-end subs and bleeped out bleeps make for a cohesive and well informed ep and a welcome addition to the series. keep those peepers peeled for the third and final part, a full album from the duo on luca lozanos grafiti tapes series.
etruria beat celebrates the 50th release on the label with a special pack of remixes of its first release, which was released back in 2010! after 8 years we have given a new life to 7 o clock the first track from luca agnelli on his own label. we have chosen four different artists to give different shades of techno to this release! one of the fathers of techno, dj rush, the industrial-laced techno of lithuanian under black helmet, the warm, pumping sounds of swedish artist mikael jonassons and lastly luca agnelli himself with his distinct, powerful style
soma welcome manchester born - berlin based setaoc mass for his label debut with the “surface for air ep”. a longtime favourite of the soma camp, sam’s high energy techno and creative style has been sought after for some time. with some huge releases on his own sk11 imprint, sam delivers four devastating, club ready weapons.
sam’s driving style is prevalent on all 4 tracks yet he still injects a dose of emotion in each as twisted sequences and ambient, ethereal soundscapes are peppered throughout giving each one a unique, distinctive sound.
hide your kids! ghost in the machine is back and fully intent on setting fire to your pants with yet another quartet of their unique brand of techno. it’s all really dark, heavy and pounding, yet you somehow really seem to like it. it’s basically more of the same, which is great. the only real difference with their previous eps is that this one is pressed on blue vinyl.
disclaimer: digital copies may not all be the same shade of blue.
the dark lord himself has been creating a big stir in both the hardcore and drum & bass scene these last few years. his productions have completely destroyed dance floors all across the globe and to add to that this beast man has undisputedly won the loudness war.
cluster 97 is 4 tracks of driving techno with the undisputed london cluster sound. this is guaranteed floor burn from some of the leaders in the acid techno scene (mostly)leaving the 303’s buried for a chance to get dark and dirty with some warehouse techno sounds.
genesa001w marks the start of the label’s white series which will be reserved for a more playful side of experimentation within our genre. none was more suitable for the opening of the series than the serbia’s indeliberately best kept club secret, mkdsl (-mama kaze da sam lep- translating to -mama says that i am pretty-), a true master of combining different genre’s into a style of his own. broken-space-techno-pop anyone?
an array of killer electro styles make up the second release in the eel behaviour series. featuring the legendary cisco ferreira aka the advent (alongside his son zein) with replicants, umwelt and galaxian also in tow.
VIOLENCE WAS MAGNIFIED (ZENKER BROTHERS / MARCO FARAONE RMXS)
12" Vinyl () D08.11.18
from celome, a musical project crafted by hugo morin, a new producer born and raised in lyon/france. the 12 inch starts with the title track >violence was magnified< followed by marco faraones pounding remix. the b-side opens with the zenker brothers remix of >the final experiment< which is the second original on the release. celome is perpetually seeking for innovative sounds, and he makes a point of emphasizing sound design thanks to immersive cinematic soundscapes.
mysterious producer from copenhagen with releases on freund der familie and baum records delivers two massive detroit-dubbed out cuts in memory of the late christa mcauliffe. grad_u takes you on a long hypnotic voyage in his reconstruction of ov-099. as always limited coloured vinyl.
joton returns to his label newrhythmic recs. presenting this new special series on vinyl, recorded only on one side. the first track >out of the smoke fire< is an environmental track that makes us enter the context of this new work of joton. experimental sounds with martians fx. the second track is >not your hero< a techno steamroller, direct to the jugular, powerful rhythms accompany an acidic and metallic melody, which enter in your head to not go out and make you dance in hell. the vinyl ends with >the light above< a track of atmospheric techno, where the pads cross, achieving abundant and luminous soundscapes.