third full length album by circa tapes (solo project of adam killing of kill memory crash). following excellent previous releases on romance moderne and dka, this third album displays the evolution of killing s spot on ability to masterfully blend dark early 80s synth, industrial and cold wave into a completely new entity. much heavier and wonderfully darker, this lp will appeal to fans of classics like skinny puppy, as well as cutting edge ebm contemporaries such as broken english club, boy harsher and other cold wave / industrial hybrids.
having emerged from the murky waters of the tape scene on always human and summer isle, strahinja arbutina follows up on a first 12- for bank records nyc with this sterling sure shot for the excellent bliq label. there s a range of styles displayed across fox venom, but the tracks are held together by the immersive, droning atmospheres that linger in the background of the productions. -fox venom- lurches under a heavy cloud like the best subterranean techno should, while -teabagging mystery- gets locked into a deathly minimal groove. this is music for the graveyard shift, although deemonlover s -so solid mix- of -fox venom- does inject some wild breakbeat action into the gothic surroundings
when promoting the release of figure-ground’s ‘ep 5’, released december 2016 it was finally announced that the previously anonymous modular duo were in fact dronelock’s alexander church and boris brenecki from ontal. so now the cat’s out of the bag it seems fitting that figure-ground should have this outing on the dronelock / ontal co-run label, shadow story. add to that a collaboration with one of the uk’s finest electronic artists and figure-ground fan, paul mac and you know you’re set for some beautifully worked productions from this trio of talent. teasing and playing with the hardware throughout the ep, they’ve stayed within the realms of techno to create mind-melting and dance floor devastation across 6 tracks. from ‘virtues values & venom’ itself that opens with gusto, before erratic beat experimentation on ‘eightfold path’, the frenetic ‘digital dialectic’, which also gets a second more staccato outing on version 2, ‘noble habitus’ with its machine-funk to the subterranean ‘nativism’, it’s obviously been an enjoyable ride and that translates to the listener.
incl cd, when promoting the release of figure-ground’s ‘ep 5’, released december 2016 it was finally announced that the previously anonymous modular duo were in fact dronelock’s alexander church and boris brenecki from ontal. so now the cat’s out of the bag it seems fitting that figure-ground should have this outing on the dronelock / ontal co-run label, shadow story. add to that a collaboration with one of the uk’s finest electronic artists and figure-ground fan, paul mac and you know you’re set for some beautifully worked productions from this trio of talent. teasing and playing with the hardware throughout the ep, they’ve stayed within the realms of techno to create mind-melting and dance floor devastation across 6 tracks. from ‘virtues values & venom’ itself that opens with gusto, before erratic beat experimentation on ‘eightfold path’, the frenetic ‘digital dialectic’, which also gets a second more staccato outing on version 2, ‘noble habitus’ with its machine-funk to the subterranean ‘nativism’, it’s obviously been an enjoyable ride and that translates to the listener.
(180gr vinyl) as far outs in-house producer his work is a key component in the consistency and transience of the labels sound, with key albums include azymuths fênix, marcos valles estatica, sabrina malheiros dreaming and far out monster disco orchestra. his latest credit on the catalogue is the next chapter of his dokta venom alias, moodswings.
for its second release, the barcelona-based independent label venom recordings follows its pioneering path into new and forward-thinking techno soundwaves. the ep features two original tracks signed by dasein, as well as two remixes from vii circle and memorial home. in their original versions, “prometheus” and “zodiac” reflect the polish duo’s distinctive signature: a blend of obscure-minded groove with cinematic melodies. both tracks are defined by the layering of deep and immersive sounds, where the combination of restless, punctilious basslines and beats with pulsating synths reverb drops climax into a pure hypnotic and spacey atmosphere. for their interpretation, vii circle and memorial home magnify the minimal and cosmic nature of the originals, crafting an ambient-like wavy tempo that traverse a dark flavoured sonic landscape with a strong emotional aura. four pieces of electronic mastery which offer a captivating journey, to be savoured in the intimacy of its own soul or to be shared with nightclubbing fellows.
allen erwartungen entsprechend, beweist stephan hinz neue ep venom einmal mehr sein präzises gespür und seine unumstrittenen qualitäten als produzent und live-act, um der welt absolut bedingungslosen peak-time-techno zu bescheren.
venom is bliss sind fünf junge musiker aus köln. der sound der band definiert sich durch einen atmosphärischen und dennoch tanzbaren sound, knackige beats und eingängige melodien. irgendwo zwischen electro und pop hat die band ihren platz gefunden und sticht durch ihre eigenwilligen songs hervor.
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back with a bang and brandishing four deep house cuts, london upstart label five fold records welcomes the adroit dokta venom o the fold. returning to his love of dirty twisted deep house, having grown up listening to mr.fingers, frankie knuckles and moodyman, the burnt roses ep is drenched in the gritty soul influence of the detroit & chicago house movements.
support from: detroit swindle, laurent garnier, jimpster, osunlade, paul mac, rainer truby, anthony nicholson etc
originally set up as an outlet for his own work as well as that of his close friends, eatbrain is now set to become one of neurofunk s most daring labels. with its first release featuring jade & state of mind s here we go and audio hypnosis from jade himself on the flip, this budding label has forced people to take notice from the very beginning.
the venom remix ep follows things up in a big way and can be seen as a statement of intent, with four tracks from jade s very own venom lp getting high profile remixes from some of the neurofunk scene s most prestigious names. with a back catalogue already boasting jade, black sun empire, fourward and mindscape among others by only its third release, eatbrain is a label with big plans - and big sounds to match.
inally, this club smasher from londons underground blog merchants venom and damage is due for release! having cut their teeth in londons gutter house bass movement with tracks like >love in the club<, >paradise slugs< and their >maximum carnage< mixtapes, venom and damage drop a new take on the uks house sound, in the form of >deeper<. its hard edged production, syncopated rhythms and anthem-like synths are recognisable from a mile off and are no doubt what has been causing such a stir in the clubs. if youve seen modeselektor any time in the past 12 months, chances are youve gone nuts to this track – so big, the guys included it as a focal point of their recent global live sets, and featured it on their resident advisor podcast. it has also and gained support from djs such as adam freeland, marcus nasty, martyn, brodinski, jackmaster, xxxy, julio bashmore and more. deeper becomes the first release on the ten thousand yen imprint, co-run by the uks rising star doc daneeka and its the man himself who delivers on remix duties, keeping the strong melodic feel, but giving it that more oppressive basement vibe.
dj venom is one the producers behind of the latest incognito albums, and the album >equilibria< on far out recordings by the new brazilian diva sabrina malheiros, (daughter of alex from azymuth). been a regular at the arision s camp from the beginning with his alias vipersquad, he finally drops a visionary album, reworking some of the greatest tracks by marco di marco (from the album >my london friends< with guest like nathan haines on sax/flute) but also some jazz dance original classic like >par avion< or >bossa with regards<. on this 12inch sampler you find a masterpiece created in collaboration with big bang >bossa of the future<. it s an authentic piece of pure techno-jazz that slides from past to future with his jazzy double bass and his carl craig s styles synthetisers. on side b side there s the massive bossa reconstruction of >up west<, lost between the sax of mr nathan haines and the percussion of the quintet from >my london friends<, mr venom introduces his distinctive sounds, echoes of new jazz revolution
rotterdam based artist ben buitendijk has been around for quite a while now. with a string of releases of labels such as ogun records, eshu records and appearances on the mighty field records, the time has come for ben to launch his own imprint. inspired by the city of rotterdam and his love for anything architectural, oblique was founded. a label that is designed to cater to bens vision on the overall electronic landscape and to display his love for well thought out drum patterns with dense long-stretched builds and strained atmospheres.
on this we find the duet of miche and mirzinho from croatia, owner of propeller rec., tech art, and already produced on yin yang, pornographic rec, pattern, and resident in club the cube, pula, croatia. they deliver four tracks, one track funky with a good classic synth and 3 tracks powerful tribal techno, with good breaks for re-launching the peoples... an ep for shaking the dancefloor all night!
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.
the job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery. hologram man present himself as a entity, an entity that work functionally and chirurgically to implement hypnotic minimalism to entirely new depths levels of mind and sonic territories.
to find lawkyz, follow the beat. it is here, in this vital part, this lighthouse which guides the route of the other instruments, which it prints in depth the low notes of his four strings. riveted on the drums. linking with it a rhythmic pact, ensuring the propulsion of the groove on stage with erik truffaz or guts, on records with uht °, anna kova, or versus, his hip hop project with full live band. when he puts his fetish instrument, when he lets cool his amp, then wakes up his evil twin: the waxidermist. one year after his last ep, the waxidermist comes back to tell his story.
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extrawelt are back! although in fairness, they were never gone. on the contrary, since their first release on james holdens border community label dropped in 2005, arne schaffhausen and wayan raabe have been responsible for a plethora of classics including schöne neue extrawelt and in aufruhr, their two seminal albums on cocoon recordings. the duo are one of the most booked live acts worldwide, commanding a huge fan base. their performances are the stuff of legend, making them the absolute highlight at every club and festival they play
originally initiated due to its 10th anniversary in four parts throughout the year 2015, kittball records now continues the limited vinyl series each quarter as a best of kittball” special edition reflecting its most successful tracks within the past period. having the inside tips from january till march on the spotlight, the first edition in 2016 includes originals by demarzo with a track from his debut ep and p.a.c.o.’s beatport-charting collaboration with return of the jaded on the a-side. the b-side presents tube & berger’s latest single set free” together with ghost loft as well as paji’s enormous venom”.
der londoner produzent darq e freaker kombiniert auf seinem big dada debüt seine einflüsse aus grime und hip-hop mit rave musik. der londoner produzent darq e freaker veröffentlicht mit adhd sein big dada debüt, nach dem er unter anderem durch seine kollaboration mit dem us-rapper danny brown und seinen bisherigen veröffentlichungen auf labels wie oil gang & numbers aufgefallen war.
pressung auf blau marmoriertem vinyl, downloadcode inklusive.
ras g has been a fixture in the scene of forward thinking hip hop and experimental electronic music producers out of los angeles. ras is a modern-day sun ra, whose output has been staggering to say the least, with over 10 lps in the last couple of years, his creativity knows no bounds.
four psychik genocide releases for one special price:
- pkgrx 09: x-fly – the remixes ep
- pkgrx010: progamers – game after game remixes
- pkgrx13: the sickest squad – opera prima remixes
- pkgrx14: the speed freak – mutations 01