cute heels is the project of victor lenis, a contemporary electronic artist living in berlin, germany. he grew up in bogotá, columbia during the 1990s, surrounded by the radial punk scene. over the years, victor’s passion and fascination for synthesizers and drum machines to produce and compose resulted in his debut album “spiritual” for dark entries in 2014 as well as the “third skin” ep in 2016. inspired by equal parts liaisons dangereuses, drexciya and black devil disco club, cute heels connects the dots between detroit techno, early chicago house and belgium electronic body music. “state of mind” is a 4-track ep featuring the vocal talents of berlin artist aga wilk aka romance disaster on the the title track.
mst032 cute heels. this 4 tracker ep comes strait from the white mountains of bogota after transmissed to the dark streets of berlin. after a mindblowing 12inch on darkentries cute heels delivers a new one for moustache records. this 12inch listen to the name bella ep a renaissance new wave techno electro banger. dark strings and live feel with enough fist pumping energy for your unisex body machine tekno party.
third skin is a 4-track ep that connects the dots between detroit techno, early chicago house and belgium electronic body music. inspired by equal parts liaisons dangereuses, drexciya and black devil disco club.
first release on new malmö based vinyl label kess kill, run by rivet. kess kill was started with the will to continue the legacy 1979-1983by bands like liasons dangereuses, tommi stumpff, xao seffcheque, geile tiere and others, music that oozed techno, long before techno was a concept. some of the music on kess kill will be brand new, some will be 30 years old, but it will all be unified by the naive frustration and punky rawness that has long been absent
cute heels screamed onto the scene with his debut album on dark entries. the colombian s blend of ebm and minimal synth with driving rhythms electrified interest with juan atkins describing him as -the new blood and spirit for the next step in techno music.- tough words to live up to, but this talented artist has done atkins proud with his excellent five tracker, nepotism ep. measured and thoughtful the ep is packed with eclipsed wave and bold beats. future classics shine from the drop. -nepotism structure-, with its blackened chords and stark chords, is brimming with a primal energy. -madame counsellor- ups the tempo, adding some extra squalor with wretched 303 writhe. cute heels refuses to sit in one genre, electro coming to a head in the shimmering mechanics of -cabaret literal.- -the pulse (sex drive)- closes in a seedy blur of neon lights and showing synthlines. bleak and bold brilliance from bogota.
each song has been mastered for vinyl at fantasy studios in berkeley by george horn. each lp is packaged in a custom-made jacket by our in-house designer eloise leigh and incorporates the geometry of analog synthesizers and celestial rose patterns.
john bs first single in over a year, the last one – >red sky< got sampled by us rap giant nicki minaj and was on her 2million selling album >pink friday<. wahayy. this is the sampler to john bs eagerly anticipated new album >light speed<, out a week after this single. picking up on his now-trademark 80s/electro flex this is, as the title suggests future retro electro d&b at its finest. john bs robo voice on the vocoder je suis un robot lover, i dance like a machine, erotic, robotic. there has also been interest from the trance scene – dj mag top 100 #13 dj, gareth emery has played it on his hugely popular podcast.
synthicide is a monthly party that has nurtured dark synth-driven music in brooklyn, new york since january 2014. each artist featured on this compilation has performed at synthicide in some capacity and whose work aligns with the very sentiment of the party: moody, oft-aggressive, sometimes sleazy and with a heavy 1980s influence.
following a brief stint in italy with hesperius draco, frigio records is on the road again, this time crossing the adriatic to hook up with le chocolat noir. the croatian artist, known for disco panonia and his work as honored matres, is no stranger to frigio, having featured on all stars vol 1 in 2014. -transform ep- is introduced by the industrial mental sounds of -greedy pets- and followed by a new name to the roster as june delivers his interpretation of it.
this record is a soundtrack for excentric nightlife. bringing back to life images of wild parties at artists workspaces in paris in the 1920s, early mornings in belgian nightclubs in the late 1980s and driving classic italian sports cars during long hot summer nights. but this is not just a dream, we are here to live this life! enfant terrible serves you contemporary music to spice up your nighttime activities... limited edition of 350 copies.
john peel nannte ihn den baron des techno, der kompromisslose, anarchische punkstyle seiner techno und electro-produktionen und -mixsets ist berüchtigt: dave clarke schnappt sich 17 upfront-tunes, oft noch unbekannte, neue releases, und kreiert ein überwältigendes set aus gothic-darkem, bassgetriebenem techno und real electro, dass dem hörer die knie schlottern. um dann zum ende hin dunkles hinterland zu betreten, eine grauzone, in der techno und electro auf electronica treffen, wenn clatterbox (mit exklusivem track!), w1b0 und baz reznik einen makabren todestanz mit sich immer stärker verlangsamenden beats und atmosphärischer emotion aufführen.