a fantastic package of no-nonsense dancefloor weapons here. for the 6th release of the label, brooklyn, ny-based teksupport enlists fellow new yorker (and teksupport event regular) avision for his debut on their imprint. avision has been on fire with recent releases on ben sims machine & hardgroove labels, and on mark brooms beardman, as well as on edge society. avisions two originals >liquid gold< and >over and under< continues the evolution of his signature production style of chunky, groovy & driving techno. fachwerk label head mike dehnert remixes not one, but both of the tracks, and takes them down an even dirtier path with his grubby & dub-infused beats.
new yorks avision makes his debut on ben sims hardgroove imprint with culture, an ep comprising four memorable and kinetic techno cuts and including an edit from sims himself. having previously cropped up on mark brooms beard man imprint, avision (real name anthony cardinale) has a knack for turning in gritty grooves that draw on earthy, discoid constructs and thats exactly what we have here with culture. from the eponymous opener throughout, staccato stabs characterise and propel the tracks in different ways whether via rolling, almost-there disco loops, gleefully abrasive call and response rhythms or, in the case of sims edit of jux, nifty vocal sample interplay. true to hardgroove form, culture is a release crafted for the dancefloor and delivers with exacting precision.
needs is a new label that bills itself as a not-for profit concern, which may apply to many record labels, but this one in particular calls upon a strong cast of deep house producers to impart the kind of smallville-friendly sounds that discerning heads should snap up in a heartbeat. hubie davisons i know is a melancholic affair with heart nagging strings, while johannes albert injects a little spice into proceedings with a choice breakbeat and some excellent bird song on vigilia. dj swaggers 21st century slow jam is a peppy little shuffler with warm acidic bass and a kick ass swing in the beat, and then bobby pleasure finishes the record off with the wistful but tech-edged cloudspotting.
federico leocata is an italian audio-visual artist who has exhibited in athens, thessaloniki and catania. later expanding his art into the field of sound based analysis of the human psyche. first discovered by heinrich mueller (dopplereffekt, drexciya), federico released his first ep in 2010 for the belgian imprint wemè records, attracting further interest from labels like frustrated funk and last known trajectory.
zunächst vocals by beta evers.
anno stamm, now with a long player for all city. great previous form for all city and meakusma under this guise but the man behind the anstam output. hot! a structured double pack from anno stamm designed as both a collection of singular parts which work on the dancefloor and blurring together for a coherent full length home stereo listening.
inwave is pleased to prestent its fifth release with 4 powerful tracks by the italian talent zavor, the label boss counrad, the romanian genius dan cristian and by the man of expierence kaitaro. an amazing split where all artist expressed their own style, as scything sounds, breathy vocals, and a variety of vibes lunge from the darkness. techno-minimal and micro-house style that reveal inwave a perfect place to be.
seuil makes a storming entrance into the offbeat world of supplement facts with his >ultravision< ep. his immaculate track record for house music that pierces the soul with its energy and drama remaining firmly in tact with yet another dream collaboration with dop vocalist jaw. parisian seuil has fast become a pillar of the deep house and techno community. the innate organic quality that courses through his productions is allied with an ever-evolving style, always rich in substance, drive and atmosphere. >ultravision< is no exception. the mesmeric progression of liquefied bleeps, deep chords, and truncated rhythms is heightened by the poignant, husky drawl of jaw that bleeds through this enveloping track. the >dub mix< allows the bubbling percussive energy to shine through in a dubbed out, darkly populated soundscape. on the flip >in the moon< is a moody tech masterpiece of floating grooves and creepy fx. breathy vocal snippets intercept with notions of mortality as seuil traverses rusty sonic terrains and upholds his ability to feed both the soul and the feet. even when stripped back to its barest bones >in the moon< captivates with a driving energy punctuated by crisply formulated drums and a sparse bass line bounce...