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Inside The Outside
NEIN 1706
10 Feb 17
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Inside The Outside - (5:55) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Hot - (4:34) 120 BPM
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Inside The Outside (Low Manuel mix) - (5:27) 118 BPM
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Inside The Outside (Dombrance mix) - (6:12) 116 BPM
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Hot (Alda mix) - (6:25) 120 BPM
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Review: Tronik Youth's Nein is the go-to label for anyone who loves punky alternative electronic dance music. The anti EDM label if ever there was one, here they bring us Inside The Outside by the Berlin-dwelling Pardon Moi (aka James Brook & Thomas Freudenthal). The title track is a hauntingly stunning cold wave lament in the vein of early 80s band New Musik. Low Manuel turn the tune into a minimal electro-pop ballad and Dombrance fleshes it out with beefy beats and synth pads. Meanwhile "Hot" is pure late 70s analogue electronics that's given a glammy electroclash makeover by Aida.
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Red Sea
CORRESPONDANT 54D
17 Feb 17
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Red Sea - (7:42) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Eleven - (6:57) 125 BPM
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Alvear - (8:49) 120 BPM
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Review: Desire Records head honcho Ricardo Tobar is back but this time on Jennifer Cardini's unstoppable Correspondant; and why not right? The South American producer's penchant for classic 80s retro sensibilities of the synthpop, darkwave and EBM kind are right at home on this label given the niche its carved out in recent times. On "Red Sea", Tobar delivers something that sits somewhere between techno and early 90s goth; its tough four to the floor stomp supporting some soaring new romantic synth leads to stunning effect. "Eleven" goes all cosmic on us with soaring arpeggios and elevating analogue pads taking you direct to the stratosphere, while "Alvear" goes out all guns blazing with its grinding and resonating modulations: frantic, rapid fire 909 rhythms go off Plastikman style circa "Plastik".
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Cantos De Vision
MC 030
23 Jan 17
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Tzantza - (5:50) 102 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Bruxo - (5:53) 90 BPM
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Danza De Vision - (5:29) 53 BPM
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Rio Branco - (4:01) 70 BPM
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Review: Hailing from Ecuador, Nicola Cruz is a mysterious producer whose fine work tends to appear on esteemed label Multi Culti. Here is back with more occultish offerings (to the gods), four in fact, all of which will have you feeling light headed and possibly even aroused. Spiritually of course. "Tzantza" opens as nocturnal shuffle in the jungle, kind of like an organic body music. Elsewhere "Bruzo" mixes off-kilter rhythms and cut ups tribal chants, "Danza De Vision" is a livelier affair that's adds pan pipes and electronic bleeps to the mix and "Rio Branco" is a linear fusion of minimal percussion.
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Pagans
OSMUK 046EP
03 Feb 17
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Pagans - (7:25) 85 BPM
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Astrous - (9:15) 63 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Inner Circle - (6:52) 65 BPM
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Mist - (6:44) 84 BPM
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Review: Kristian Jabs aka PESSIMIST has, by now, racked up a rather impressive catalogue of dark, cerebral bass slayings, and we very much see him as a reliable source of new, forward-thinking club music to take us into the next decade. He's been considerably nomadic up until now, preferring to skip from label to label, and he makes his debut on Osiris with this new four-tracker, Pagans. The title tune is a creeper in every sense of the word, building up slowly and ominously, but also opting to deliver a menacing techno twist through subtly pulsating bleeps and beats; "Astrous" is comparatively more lively, but this is another slow-burning cascade of satanic dance music built for the most cavernous of rooms. "Inner Circle" chooses to unleash a more traditional techno formula, albeit surrounded by another sinister collection of skeletal sonics, leaving "Mist" to liquefy its technoid sounds into a grey-scaled pool of outsider sounds. Excellent.
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Moderat (deluxe version)
BPC200CD DELUXE
11 May 09
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A New Error - (6:07) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Rusty Nails - (4:32) 126 BPM
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Seamonkey - (6:14) 130 BPM
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Slow Match (feat Paul St Hilaire) - (5:08) 133 BPM
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3 Minutes Of - (3:17) 140 BPM
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Nasty Silence - (3:13) 140 BPM
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Sick With It (feat Delle aka Eased from Seeed) - (3:45) 118 BPM
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Porc #1 - (2:40) 132 BPM
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Porc #2 - (3:03) 132 BPM
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Les Grandes Marches - (4:28) 136 BPM
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Berlin - (1:22)
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No 22 (cut version) - (5:40) 138 BPM
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Out Of Sight - (5:41) 128 BPM
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BeatsWaySick (feat Busdriver) - (4:23) 126 BPM
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Rusty Nails (Shackleton remix) - (9:38) 128 BPM
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Future Nuggets: Sounds Of The Unheard From Romania Vol 2
FN 001
04 May 15
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Anahoretii - "Liziera" - (5:07) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Plevna - "Imperios" - (5:15) 72 BPM
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Concentration Band - "Focused" - (4:39) 61 BPM
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Ing Coman - "6 Seara" - (3:50) 96 BPM
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Ion Din Dorobanti - "Solo" (feat Nicu Clarinet) - (4:36) 85 BPM
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Chac - "Chac" - (4:06) 97 BPM
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Utopus - "Charmer" - (5:20) 61 BPM
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Australopitecus Oltensis - "Homo Duber" - (3:21) 71 BPM
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Delusion Men & Steaua De Mare - "Calator" - (5:38) 51 BPM
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C-Side - "Restricted" - (2:33) 67 BPM
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Deceptionist - "Not Happening" - (3:34) 110 BPM
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Decon/Recon#2
NM 005
27 Jan 17
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DR2-1 - (5:59) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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DR2-2 - (6:05) 134 BPM
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DR2-3 - (6:31) 123 BPM
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DR2-4 - (6:06) 135 BPM
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Played by: Bach Music
Review: The second split release on Paula Temple's new label is again shaped by its unusual, experimental approach. The four producers involved -the Noise Manifesto boss herself - Sos Gunver Ryberg, Aisha Devi and former Sandwell District operative Rrose, have created an individual track collated from a pool of their samples. Each production, four in total, is credited to all four artists. "DR2-1" starts the release and is led by hammering broken beats, bursts of white noise and ghoulish shrieks. Not much changes on "DR2-2", except that the rhythm is more buckled - the same ghostly sound scapes filter up to the top, like mist rising over a lake. "DR2-3" is a linear affair, following a layered, hypnotic approach that focuses squarely on the dance floor. Finishing off this second installment is the expansive "DR2-4", where a fragile vocal unfolds over punishing break beats - like Lamb jamming with Demdike Stare.
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Warp 10+2: Classics 89-92
WARPCDD 68
18 Dec 14
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Forgemasters - "Track With No Name" - (5:09) 127 BPM
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Nightmares On Wax - "Dextrous" - (4:04) 83 BPM
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Sweet Exorcist - "Testone" - (7:13) 126 BPM
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DJ Mink - "Hey Hey! Can U Relate?" - (4:52) 122 BPM
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LFO - "LFO" (Leeds Warehouse mix) - (5:19) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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LFO - "Track 4" - (5:14) 123 BPM
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LFO - "Probe" - (4:31) 124 BPM
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Nightmares On Wax - "Aftermath" (LFO remix) - (4:37) 84 BPM
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Sweet Exorcist - "Testfour" - (5:47) 126 BPM
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Nightmares On Wax - "I'm For Real" - (6:24) 85 BPM
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Nightmares On Wax - "Aftermath" - (5:58) 125 BPM
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Tricky Disco - "Tricky Disco" - (7:03) 123 BPM
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The Step - "Yeah You" (Robert's mix) - (6:26) 119 BPM
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Sweet Exorcist - "Clonk" (Freebass) - (7:48) 126 BPM
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Tuff Little Unit - "Join The Future" - (4:43) 121 BPM
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Nightmares On Wax - "A Case Of Funk" - (5:21) 126 BPM
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Coco Steel & Lovebomb - "Feel It" - (7:30) 120 BPM
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LFO vs FUSE - "Loop" - (8:30) 132 BPM
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Reverse Proceed
SOMADA 105
27 Oct 14
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Tokyo Subway - (3:54) 125 BPM
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Visual Capture - (5:02) 105 BPM
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Reverse Proceed - (7:00) 109 BPM
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Cirklon Bells - (5:19) 114 BPM
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Synchronicity - (6:13) 120 BPM
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Ghosts Of Detroit - (5:21) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Relevant Question - (2:35) 124 BPM
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Pattern A3 - (6:04) 123 BPM
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Factory Music - (8:39) 127 BPM
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Convolute - (2:17) 126 BPM
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Catacoustics - (7:14) 127 BPM
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Irritant - (3:06) 85 BPM
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Rotary - (6:19) 125 BPM
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Resolved - (2:49) 138 BPM
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Reverse Proceed (continuous mix) - (1:07:10) 126 BPM
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Played by: Nick Warren
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Fabric 92: Call Super
FABRIC 183DX
17 Feb 17
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Fabric 92: Call Super - (1:09:32) 131 BPM
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Project Mooncircle: 15th Anniversary
PMC 200
30 Dec 16
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Synkro - "Lunar Cycle" (Phase I) - (5:06) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Erik Luebs - "Frozen Eye" - (3:35) 122 BPM
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KRTS - "Odd Fish" - (3:28) 123 BPM
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Sina. - "Our Sweet Entropy" - (3:25) 110 BPM
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Deft - "No More" - (5:10) 85 BPM
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Tendts - "On Fire" - (3:50) 113 BPM
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Sieren - "Burn" - (4:00) 75 BPM
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Tom Day - "Interlude" (feat Monsoonsiren) - (4:37) 73 BPM
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Flako - "Black Dance" - (6:28) 75 BPM
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Kafuka - "Surface" - (6:03) 86 BPM
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Olof Melander - "Parallelism" - (3:05) 77 BPM
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Jilk - "All Dust Form" - (5:47) 71 BPM
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Barnaby Carter - "Yugen" - (6:53) 125 BPM
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My Panda Shall Fly - "Tsar" - (5:40) 105 BPM
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40 Winks - "World Will Find Out" - (3:31) 59 BPM
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Long Arm - "Anna" - (4:31) 107 BPM
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Jehst - "Wolf At The Door" - (2:47) 77 BPM
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Button Eyes - "Burn It Down" - (4:01) 84 BPM
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Kidkanevil - "Helical Scan" - (3:57) 87 BPM
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Submerse - "Cloud_s" - (3:05) 89 BPM
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Memotone - "Living" - (5:07) 111 BPM
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Soosh - "Fading Mankind" - (4:02) 102 BPM
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Rain Dog - "Miss You" - (3:56) 113 BPM
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Robot Koch - "Harps & Landscapes" (feat Graciela Maria) - (4:08) 70 BPM
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Parra For Cuva - "On A Life" (feat Bijou) - (5:05) 110 BPM
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Pavel Dovgal - "Mooncircle" (feat Mujuice) - (7:06) 125 BPM
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Michael Lewicki - "Kafka" (feat Fau) - (5:31) 113 BPM
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Rumpistol - "Carry Me" - (6:21) 130 BPM
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Nuage - "Leave The Past" - (5:41) 120 BPM
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Fybe One - "Bloodline" - (4:47) 60 BPM
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Sweatson Klank - "Either Way" - (4:03) 122 BPM
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Mujuice - "Dead Moon Sonnet" - (4:58) 120 BPM
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Synkro - "Lunar Cycle" (Phase II) - (4:53) 125 BPM
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Deceptikon - "From Time" - (4:55) 76 BPM
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CYNE - "On The Head Of The Crimson King" - (3:54) 90 BPM
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Senoy - "F L Y" - (3:33) 84 BPM
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Kidkanevil - "Harmonics" (feat Daisuke Tanabe - Stompy's Playground live version) - (3:35) 73 BPM
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Barrio Lindo - "Raiz" - (4:35) 91 BPM
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1000 Names - "Hollow Hello" - (2:11) 80 BPM
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The Sound Of Belgium
LMFLF 193D
07 Oct 13
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Trans Volta - "Disco Computer" - (3:15) 64 BPM
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Carol & Snowy Red - "Breakdown" - (4:01) 75 BPM
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Pas De Deux - "Cardiocleptomanie" - (2:58) 98 BPM
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The Neon Judgement - "TV Treated" - (6:29) 61 BPM
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Front 242 - "Headhunter" - (5:00) 62 BPM
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Carlos PerAnn - "Nothing Is True Everything Is Permitted" - (4:16) 99 BPM
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Logo - "Businessmen" - (5:05) 59 BPM
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The Caravan - "Somewhere In Arabia" - (4:17) 92 BPM
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C Cat Trance - "Shake The Mind" - (5:32) 100 BPM
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Max Berlin - "Elle Et Moi" - (4:11) 52 BPM
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Au Pairs - "Sex Without Stress" - (4:13) 113 BPM
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A Thunder Orchestra - "Diabolical Gesture" - (4:14) 106 BPM
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Public Relations - "Public Relations" - (4:07) 54 BPM
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White House White - "Ouverture" - (3:38) 61 BPM
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L&O - "Even Now" - (4:34) 60 BPM
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Klaus Schulze - "Signs Of Dawn" - (22:33) 94 BPM
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HNO3 - "Doughnut Dollies" - (5:01) 57 BPM
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Fred Brown - "Roman Days" - (6:07) 57 BPM
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Fatal Error - "Fatal Error" - (5:54) 112 BPM
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Erotic Dissidents - "Move Your Ass & Feel The Beat" - (3:47) 54 BPM
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Neon - "Voices" - (3:42) 108 BPM
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In-D - "Virgin In-D Sky's" - (4:04) 56 BPM
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JC Project - "Andromedia" - (5:21) 55 BPM
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101 - "Saigon Nightmare" - (3:46) 59 BPM
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Zsa Zsa Laboum - "Something Scary" - (5:04) 58 BPM
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Rhythm Device - "Acid Rock" - (6:06) 60 BPM
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2 Bodys - "Body Drill" - (4:29) 62 BPM
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Confettias - "The Sound Of C" - (7:07) 110 BPM
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Liaisons D - "Future FJP" - (5:04) 62 BPM
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Petra & Co - "Just Let Go" (dub) - (4:47) 61 BPM
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Neon - "Don't Mess With This Beat" (instrumental) - (3:47) 82 BPM
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Linea Alba - "Chill-O-Matic" - (5:10) 60 BPM
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Lords Of Acid - "I Sit On Acid" (live american tour mix) - (2:36) 64 BPM
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T 99 - "Anasthasia" - (4:33) 64 BPM
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Praga Khan - "Rave Alarm" - (5:09) 65 BPM
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Phantasia - "Violet Skies" - (4:13) 64 BPM
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Neon - "Waves" - (5:05) 64 BPM
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Modular Expansion - "Cubes" - (4:03) 63 BPM
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Second Chance - "In Paradise" - (5:12) 63 BPM
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Joey Beltram - "Energy Flash" - (5:49) 61 BPM
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Set Up System - "Factory" - (5:21) 64 BPM
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Outlander - "The Vamp" - (5:05) 63 BPM
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Le Mystere - "Opus 303" - (4:20) 107 BPM
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Age Of Love - "The Age Of Love" (new age mix) - (5:14) 62 BPM
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Lhasa - "The Attic" - (5:19) 61 BPM
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The Mackenzie - "Higher In The Sky" - (4:42) 61 BPM
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Digital Excitation - "Pure Pleasure" (rave mix) - (6:15) 65 BPM
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World Party II - "Forget It" - (3:44) 68 BPM
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2 Flying Stones - "Maybe Tomorrow" (After Outside mix) - (6:19) 64 BPM
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Innertales - "Odyssee" - (8:26) 65 BPM
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Golden Girls - "Kinetic" (Frank De Wulf remix) - (5:48) 64 BPM
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CJ Bolland - "Camargue" - (6:24) 69 BPM
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Insider - "Destiny" - (7:16) 66 BPM
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Strong Heads - "Frequency Response Test" - (6:42) 68 BPM
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Spokesman - "Acid Creak" (Pierreas reconstruction mix) - (8:46) 70 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Zolex - "Time Modulator" - (5:39) 73 BPM
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Cherrymoon Trax - "The House Of House" - (7:35) 75 BPM
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Jones & Stephenson - "The First Rebirth" - (6:02) 80 BPM
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Emmanuel Top - "Acid Phase" - (5:16) 67 BPM
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Push - "Universal Nation" - (10:14) 69 BPM
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Played by: Kid Who, S-File, MARK ARCHER
Review: Released by Belgian label La Musique Fait La Force, this extensive compilation designed to complement Jozef Deville's documentary The Sound Of Belgium includes nascent and trailblazing productions from the likes of Klaus Schulze, Front 242, Neon Judgement, Lords of Acid and CJ Bolland, while other notable classics include Joey Beltram's "Energy Flash", Outlander's "The Vamp" and Emmanuel Top's "Acid Phase". In total, it features 60 tracks of new beat, industrial and rave music from '80s Belgium, rendering it a defining compilation for the curious and interested to the more hardcore EBM enthusiast.
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Global Underground #37: James Lavelle - Bangkok
828272 000654
05 Oct 16
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Unkle - "Look Inside Yourself" (Intro) - (1:07) 152 BPM
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UNKLE - "Trouble In Paradise" (Variation On A Theme) - (5:36) 122 BPM
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Doves - "Jetstream" - (5:29) 128 BPM
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Animal Collective - "Summertime Clothes" - (4:30) 136 BPM
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Nathan Fake - "You Are Here" (Four Tet remix) - (5:25) 125 BPM
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James Holden - "10101" - (6:04) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Radiohead - "Reckoner" (James Holden mix) - (7:29) 117 BPM
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Layo & Bushwacka! - "Life2Live" (UNKLE Surrender Sounds Session #1) - (9:00) 128 BPM
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The Big Pink - "Too Young To Love" (UNKLE Surrender Sounds Session #14) - (4:57) 125 BPM
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UNKLE - "Heavy Drug" (UNKLE Club mix) - (2:03) 126 BPM
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Evil Nine - "Icicles" (UNKLE Surrender Sounds Session #12) - (9:40) 131 BPM
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Silicone Soul - "Call Of The Wild" (Mi Animo Goes Disco mix) - (9:13) 126 BPM
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Jesse Somfay - "Lying In A Bed Of Myst" - (8:48) 128 BPM
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Mutant Clan - "Perfect Place" - (12:00) 82 BPM
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Henrik Schwarz & Ame & Dixon - "Where We At, Pt 2" (feat Derrick Carter) - (9:04) 124 BPM
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School Of Seven Bells - "Sempiternal/Amaranth" - (11:20) 130 BPM
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UNKLE - "Heaven" (King Unique Acappella) - (3:19) 154 BPM
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UNKLE - "Trouble In Paradise" (Variation On A Theme/C2 version 1) - (10:45) 125 BPM
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UNKLE - "Trouble In Paradise" (Variation On A Theme/UNKLE Surrender Sounds Session #11) - (7:22) 126 BPM
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System 7 - "Space Bird" (Dubfire Deep Space remix) - (9:05) 128 BPM
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Radio Slave - "Grindhouse" (feat Danton Eeprom - Dubfire Terror Planet remix) - (4:07) 126 BPM
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X-Press 2 - "Now I'm On It" - (9:56) 124 BPM
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Mark Broom - "Twenty Nine" (Brooms 09 mix) - (6:46) 125 BPM
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Fergie - "Break In" - (7:43) 127 BPM
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King Unique - "Dirty" (Fergie remix) - (8:43) 126 BPM
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Chelonis R Jones - "Deer In The Headlights" (Radio Slave remix) - (8:47) 125 BPM
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Gavin Herlihy - "Machine Ate My Homework" - (9:47) 125 BPM
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James Holden - "The Wheel" - (10:23) 132 BPM
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Caribou - "Niobe" - (8:45) 127 BPM
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Mystery Jets - "Two Doors Down" - (8:13) 129 BPM
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UNKLE - "Hold My Hand" (Dubfire remix) - (9:36) 126 BPM
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UNKLE - "Heaven" (King Unique remix) - (9:34) 128 BPM
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UNKLE - "Twilight" (Layo And Bushwacka! remix) - (9:05) 124 BPM
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UNKLE - "Burn My Shadow" (Radio Slave remix) - (11:25) 124 BPM
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James Lavelle - "GU37 James Lavelle/Bangkok" (continuous mix 1) - (1:19:23) 127 BPM
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James Lavelle - "GU37 James Lavelle/Bangkok" (continuous mix 2) - (1:16:23) 127 BPM
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Played by: AWITW
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Pure, Beyond Reproach
HTRA 004
10 Feb 17
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Lake Of Contemplation Pool Of Fundamental Bond - (5:22) 70 BPM
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We Can Be Concrete - (4:05) 75 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Show Me How To Live - (5:54)
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Pure Beyond Reproach - (4:20) 71 BPM
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VEPN - (2:21) 80 BPM
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Plastic Pebble (Beat) - (3:59) 70 BPM
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Anything U Say Everything U Do - (4:20) 70 BPM
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Anodyne Wants To Ammo - (4:05) 65 BPM
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Baby How Strong Are - (2:31) 70 BPM
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Ti Exactamundo - (4:17) 70 BPM
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Baker's Dozen: Daedelus
SSD 1911
10 Feb 17
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Baker's Theme - (3:09) 130 BPM
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Lazy Sunshine - (2:25) 130 BPM
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Green Frosting - (2:07) 72 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Know What You'd Like - (2:54) 130 BPM
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Old Fashioned - (1:56) 110 BPM
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Maple Bacon - (3:00) 104 BPM
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Blue Sprinkles - (1:27) 110 BPM
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Tutting - (1:16) 104 BPM
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Oops! - (1:36) 70 BPM
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Candy Corn - (2:13) 130 BPM
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Early Hours - (2:22) 92 BPM
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Slow Riser - (3:10)
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U S S R (Ur Social Status Resistance)
634457457676
03 Jun 16
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Rad Machine - "Nightingale" - (5:23) 122 BPM
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Buwalda - "Nas Krepyat" - (5:45) 129 BPM
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Ewan Limb - "Le Douanier" - (4:59) 83 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Camin Mraz' - "Quagmire" - (3:49) 126 BPM
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\xC5mnfx - "Please Do It Gently" - (4:11) 125 BPM
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Monotronique - "Midnight Call" - (6:13) 120 BPM
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YancityGurl - "Thou Shalt Not Forget" - (5:17) 117 BPM
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Yung Acid - "Sonic" - (7:12) 125 BPM
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Low Tape - "Sad But Thru" - (5:42) 123 BPM
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Extraterrestrial Infloresence - "No Time" - (11:09) 159 BPM
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Unreleased 2000-2016
HS 015
07 Nov 16
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Deep Down - (4:08) 79 BPM
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Into The Storm - (7:23) 67 BPM
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Silently - (4:15) 124 BPM
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The Moon Ball - (4:39) 90 BPM
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Berry - (4:09) 90 BPM
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Beautiful Days - (6:36) 120 BPM
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Before Dawn - (5:50) 125 BPM
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Fuk Dat - (4:04) 120 BPM
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Funeral - (3:32) 131 BPM
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Crying For HELP - (3:52) 120 BPM
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The End Of The Earth - (6:06) 110 BPM
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Maxime - (12:51) 123 BPM
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Sunday Caramel - (6:18) 120 BPM
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Spooky Boogy - (6:04) 130 BPM
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Remontee D'Acide - (6:08) 130 BPM
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Elle Voulait Juste... - (6:34) 80 BPM
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Keep It Rolling (feat Lenny Dee - Love Sex Desire mix) - (8:27) 120 BPM
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Late At Night - (6:28) 126 BPM
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Today Is A Good Day To Die - (7:12) 75 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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That's Right - (4:01) 90 BPM
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I Have To Go Now - (3:58) 120 BPM
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Diversity Realy
SP 003
12 Feb 17
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Transmit - (5:01) 83 BPM
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Realy - (6:00) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Realy (Speaks Silence remix) - (6:39) 87 BPM
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Create - (7:13) 127 BPM
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Unknown Landscapes Vol 4 (unmixed tracks)
POLEGROUP 42CD
09 Dec 16
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Daphne RXX - "Aspects" (original mix) - (1:44) 83 BPM
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Mike Parker - "Serrated Formation" (original mix) - (5:24) 128 BPM
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Reggy Van Oers - "Unobtrusive" (original mix) - (8:26) 127 BPM
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Reeko - "Basic Sentence" (original mix) - (5:52) 133 BPM
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Karl Bult - "System" (original mix) - (7:00) 130 BPM
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DJ Hyperactive - "A Running Start" (original mix) - (6:03) 130 BPM
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Jonas Kopp - "Fu Factor" (original mix) - (4:33) 128 BPM
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Exium - "Fluid Dynamics" (original mix) - (5:35) 85 BPM
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Kwartz - "Slow Motion" (original mix) - (5:44) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Pfirter - "Ver" (original mix) - (6:00) 128 BPM
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Oscar Mulero - "In Full Circle" (original mix) - (5:42) 126 BPM
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Unbalance - "Rejected" (original mix) - (5:29) 130 BPM
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Tensal - "Concatenation" (original mix) - (6:08) 127 BPM
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Kessell - "Addictive States" (original mix) - (6:01) 127 BPM
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Reeko - "Dead Animal" (original mix) - (6:32) 132 BPM
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Refracted - "Positive Charge" (original mix) - (7:03) 127 BPM
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Kangding Ray - "Khat" (original mix) - (8:09) 87 BPM
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Donor - "Last Cause" (original mix) - (6:37) 128 BPM
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Mod 21 - "Phasing" (original mix) - (7:03) 127 BPM
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Trolley Route - "Sunflowers" (original mix) - (6:25) 122 BPM
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Lussuria - "Dockside Pickup" (original mix) - (7:05) 117 BPM
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Positive Centre - "Forever Optimun" (original mix) - (4:57)
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Reeko - "Unknown Landscapes Vol 4" (continuous DJ mix) - (1:13:47) 129 BPM
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Review: Oscar Mulero's Polegroup label closes the year with a mammoth compilation that defines the current state of the techno nation. As Unknown Landscapes shows, it is a diverse place. There's droning ambience from Daphne RXX, while Reeko, Reggy Van Oers and Mike Parker deliver bleep-heavy, hypnotic groove that draw on the influence of F.U.S.E and Sandwell District. Heads-down loopy fare is also catered for - with the spiky percussion and bleak filters of Jonas Koop's "Fu Factor" standing out - and the form also revisits the rough, analogue sound of the 90s thanks to Karl Bult and American scene veteran DJ Hyperactive's contributions.
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Two Pole Resonance
HVNLP 01
09 Oct 15
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Take A Long Walk - (4:36) 64 BPM
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Talking About Talking - (7:45) 54 BPM
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Blind End - (5:44) 64 BPM
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Shake Off Dust - (5:39) 60 BPM
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Row - (2:26) 112 BPM
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Blackbird - (7:21) 59 BPM
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Untitled Sympathy - (7:38) 57 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Echoes - (5:12) 111 BPM
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Two Pole Resonance - (13:56) 82 BPM
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Review: Having first joined forces last year to lend a hand of Massimo Pagliara's collaborative With One Another full-length, Benedikt Frey and Nadia D'Olo present their debut full-length under the Init alias. It's a thoroughly atmospheric, clandestine affair, with the duo delivering a dark-wave opus that tips a hat to early Depeche Mode, minimal wave, Detroit techno and the ambient soundscapes of Brian Eno. D'Olo provides the vocals, though for much of the time they're utilized as textures, rather than the central focus of the duo's shuffling, slowly evolving synth-scapes. As an album, Two Pole Resonance is initially attractive - albeit in a stylized, late night kind of way - but really comes into its' own after repeat listens. It is, though, definitely worth the effort.
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Flatland
PAN 60
24 Oct 14
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Agnes Revenge - (1:54) 74 BPM
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One Fell Swoop - (4:42) 70 BPM
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Ratchet - (5:01) 75 BPM
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Strays - (5:13) 82 BPM
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Agnes Apparatus - (3:21) 61 BPM
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Dogma - (4:35) 91 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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First Witness - (4:14) 60 BPM
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(Whodunnit?) (interlude) - (2:11) 66 BPM
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Second Witness - (3:45) 62 BPM
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One Stitch Follows Another - (4:25) 66 BPM
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Cataracts - (5:13) 110 BPM
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Review: After the meteoric impact of his self-released singles and spots on Hessle Audio, Power Vacuum and Bleep, the electronic music world has been waiting patiently for TJ Hertz to step up and share a wider vista of his sound world. This debut LP for PAN does not disappoint, channelling the electronica quality of his most crushing club music and giving it a chance to roam that bit more freely. The beats still hit hard on the likes of "Ratchet", but that's not their only purpose. With sound design and general production fireworks at the forefront, whether you can dance to this or not is unimportant; what matters is how completely edge-of-your-seat thrilling it is to listen to, from every space age sweep to each grubby reverb impulse. We always knew he had it in him, and Objekt has more than delivered on that promise.
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Colours Fade Vol 1
AUXTR 014
02 Sep 16
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Torn From The Seams - (6:04) 171 BPM
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Anthracite - (4:14) 170 BPM
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Infrastructure - (4:35) 170 BPM
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Shortwave - (5:19) 170 BPM
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Automaton - (6:04) 170 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Plasma - (4:10) 170 BPM
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Frostbite - (4:59) 169 BPM
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Starkwood/Frenzy - (5:44) 170 BPM
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Prince Blimey (Expanded Version)
WARPCDD 45X
30 Jan 17
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Crusoe Takes A Trip - (6:39) 86 BPM
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3 Strikes & You're Out - (5:50) 94 BPM
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Thomas The Fib - (5:41) 95 BPM
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Get Some Sleep Tiger - (4:08) 70 BPM
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Fatboy's Dust - (5:15) 62 BPM
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Moonbuggy - (1:49) 72 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Paranoid (feat Anna Haigh) - (5:38) 88 BPM
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Space Sickness - (4:09) 66 BPM
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The Last One - (4:17) 100 BPM
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Digging Doctor What What - (7:03) 68 BPM
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Gridlock - (5:10) 112 BPM
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Lo-Beam - (5:38) 79 BPM
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The Last One (feat DJ Food - DJ Food mix) - (7:23) 59 BPM
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Strike One - (3:22) 93 BPM
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Thomas The Fib (feat Mr Scruff - Mr Scruff mix) - (5:12) 96 BPM
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Crusoe Takes A Trip (feat John McEntire - John McEntire Tortoise mix) - (6:45) 79 BPM
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Son Of Mook - (5:58) 104 BPM
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Son Of Mook (feat Depth Charge - Depth Charge mix) - (6:11) 105 BPM
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Get Some Sleep Tiger (feat Plaid - Plaid mix) - (6:48) 68 BPM
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Review: As a unit, Ali Friend, Richard Thair and David Ayers produced some of the most iconic UK dance music of the 90s. The trio have benn and still are a foundational pillar of London's mighty Warp label and, alongside the likes of Squarepusher and even the God-like presence of AFX, they will go down in history as having produced some pretty pioneering stuff. They've disbanded and regrouped several times throughout the years, and their last album for Warp came in 2000; sadly, we're not getting a new one here, but we are getting a masterfully repackaged version of their debut album, Prince Blimey. This is electronica-trip-hop-techno at its finest, blending all the best of those genres. There's moody instruments, deep basslines, psychedelic tones spewing from all angles, and a subtle hint of junglist culture. It's a timeless album and, if you haven't properly tasted it yet, we recommend you to do so. You'll wonder how you've gone on without it.
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DJ Kicks (Unmixed tracks)
K 7312DTM
11 Nov 13
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North Lake - "Journey To The Center Of The Sun" - (6:11)
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Pye Corner Audio - "Underneath The Dancefloor" - (3:38)
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Maps - "I Heard Them Say" (Andy Stott remix) - (6:04)
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Pye Corner Audio - "Zero Centre" - (5:07)
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Michael Ozone - "Hetrotopia" (Young Marco remix) - (5:42)
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Madteo - "We Doubt (You Can Make It)" - (7:06) 113 BPM
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Harmonious Thelonious - "The Grasshopper Was The Witness" (Elmore Judd & Rowan Park remix) - (4:56) 120 BPM
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Tempel Rytmik - "Anagrama" - (6:37) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Without You (DJ-Kicks) - (5:09)
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Axel Boman - "Klinsmann" - (6:47) 113 BPM
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Joaquin Joe Claussell presents Residue Part One - "Eno" (Melodic dub) - (9:13) 125 BPM
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Bostro Pesopeo & Pional - "Bonus Beats" - (3:58) 114 BPM
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Mara TK - "Run" (Moodyman remix) - (3:44) 112 BPM
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Alex Burkat - "Shower Scene" - (4:53) 117 BPM
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Unknown - "#001" - (6:06)
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Max Mohr - "Old Song" - (6:32) 120 BPM
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Samo DJ - "Tai Po Kau" - (9:22) 120 BPM
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Motor City Drum Ensemble - "Escape To Nowhere" - (6:45) 116 BPM
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Paradise's Deep Groove - "Innermind" - (7:34) 115 BPM
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Abby - "Streets" (Wraetlic remix) - (4:18) 128 BPM
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Kron - "Silikron" (JArrgen Paape remix) - (5:19) 125 BPM
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Pional - "It's All Over" (Locked Groove Rendition) - (7:28) 118 BPM
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Various - "John Talabot DJ-Kicks Mix" (continuous DJ mix by John Talabot) - (1:15:53) 118 BPM
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Running Dry
DKMNTLUFO 2
24 Jun 16
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Running Dry - (5:32) 65 BPM
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My Ears Hurt - (4:40) 87 BPM
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Rendell Pips - (4:18) 65 BPM
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Music For Two Kalimbas - (5:39) 65 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: The title track on Randomer's first release for Dekmantel is deceptive. Although the rhythm flails and rolls with the UK producer's usual sense of urgency, it is swathed in misty, hazy melodies. There is no such ambiguity on "My Ears Hurt"; earning its place on the label's UFO Series, the arrangement features a rhythm that weaves its way in and out of a myriad of tonal blips and bleeps. In contrast, "Rendell Pips" and "Music for Two Kalimbas" are powerful DJ cuts. In the absence of any unusual sideways turns, Randomer relies on tight drums, rolling rhythms and plunging breakdowns to lead the listener down the wormhole.
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A Blink Of A Eye
BT 12
31 Jan 13
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Unmatched - (6:23)
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Jump Bugs - (6:13) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Karo's B - (6:07)
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5 In - (6:02)
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Got To Get Up For Monday - (5:58)
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Sarah's E With Extra P - (5:52)
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Michele's H With C - (6:18)
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Raj & Claire - (6:04)
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Back When Lynn (The Classic) - (5:59)
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A Blink Of An Eye - (6:19)
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Review: Trust Maurice Fulton to surprise us. Having seemingly abandoned his Syclops pseudonym following the critical and commercial success of the superb 2008 full-length, I've Got My Eye On You, he's resurrected it for a surprise sophomore album. Predictably, A Blink of An Eye is a bit good. Picking up where the previous album left off, it delivers a warped fusion of titanium-plated electronics, leftfield acid jack, freestyle jazz flourishes and intergalactic mutant disco. Formidably twisted but hugely enjoyable, it gleefully charges off in many different directions, mixing shirts-off anthems (see the brilliant "Sarah's E with Extra P"), with curious percussion jams (the afro-centric "Jump Bugs") and curiously blissful, Boof-ish excursions ("5 In"). Stellar stuff.
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Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
OM 20
29 Jul 13
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Like A Hawk - (5:48) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Dringhouses - (4:11) 95 BPM
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Sweat Bath With Saturn - (4:47) 96 BPM
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In Stoney Sleep - (4:23) 68 BPM
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Review: Golden Teacher's first 12" for Optimo Music, Bells From The Deep End, remains one of the most startling releases of 2013; a brilliantly executed fusion of analogue electronics, post-punk sassiness and industrial attitude. This follow-up, full of heavy live percussion, voodoo chants, tropical pagan attitude and dense atmospherics, is similarly impressive. "In Stoney Sleep" is something akin to a hallucinogenic trip through a dark, tropical jungle, while stand out "Like a Hawk" somehow blends dubwise electronics, Afro-influenced vocals, acid tweakery and landestine atmospherics. The skittish, high-tempo "Sweat Bath With Saturn" and deeper, spaced-out "Dringhouses" are also superb.
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All The Right Noises
DIALCD 38
28 Oct 16
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Fantasy - (4:18) 145 BPM
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The Mighty Suns - (5:11) 128 BPM
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Dead Idols - (7:22) 64 BPM
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Nameless Lake - (4:11) 108 BPM
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Warm & Dewy - (5:56) 128 BPM
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Dust - (5:22) 114 BPM
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Believers - (5:09) 88 BPM
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All The Right Noises - (6:54) 55 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Planet Zorg - (5:34) 118 BPM
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Life Tends To Come & Go - (4:13) 124 BPM
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Review: Frankfurt favourite Roman Flugel returns to Hamburg institution Dial, presenting his third album to date for the label. According to a press release, the All The Right Noises LP explores further the themes of hotel rooms while on tour: "a place where no beats are banging and euphoric party energy is absent. A place where only heartbeats call the tune." Take for instance woozy and sombre drifters such as "The Mighty Suns" or "Nameless Lake" (which are full of dusty and vintage machine flair) or tough and disjointed house jams like "Warm & Dewy". Or our favorite "Dead Idols" which borders on near techno moments. Rest assured that there are more uplifting and bouncy tracks on offer, such as the deep disco flavour of "Dust" or the emotive bittersweet title track, where its soaring drones will wash over you.
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Happy Birthday!
BPC 159CD
08 Oct 07
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Happy Birthday! - (4:03) 111 BPM
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Godspeed - (5:46) 133 BPM
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2000007 (feat TTC) - (4:11)
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Let Your Love Grow - (5:25)
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Em Ocean - (1:54)
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Suckerpin - (6:10) 115 BPM
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Edgar - (3:53) 132 BPM
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Hyper Hyper (feat Otto Von Schirach) - (5:17)
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BMI - (4:29)
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The Dark Side Of The Frog - (0:52) 133 BPM
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The Dark Side Of The Sun - (3:34)
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Deboutonner - (4:23) 111 BPM
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The Black Block - (5:41) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The First Rebirth - (4:39) 140 BPM
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The White Flash (feat Tom Yorke) - (4:49)
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Late Check-Out - (0:38) 134 BPM
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The Wedding Toccata Theme - (3:53)
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(I Can't Sleep) Without Music (feat Maximo Park) - (3:32) 129 BPM
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Auto-Reverse
CCC 030
17 Feb 17
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Car Scene One - (0:48) 60 BPM
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AudiofileSeven - (2:39) 72 BPM
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Audiofile 12 - (4:55) 68 BPM
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AudiofileFive - (3:52) 54 BPM
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AudiofileNine - (2:44) 89 BPM
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Motorway Sparks AF18 - (3:03) 89 BPM
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Vinyl Seat - (5:09) 65 BPM
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Audiofile 10 - (4:55) 67 BPM
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#15 - (5:39) 68 BPM
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AF16 - (4:08) 66 BPM
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Jingle 11b - (0:29) 68 BPM
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Aluminium Rectangles - (3:11) 71 BPM
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Malice - (4:06) 63 BPM
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20/20 - (3:16) 77 BPM
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Warm Humans - (2:22) 68 BPM
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Version 19 - (3:49) 69 BPM
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Cinematic-Automatic - (3:40) 70 BPM
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Flame Job - (5:10) 65 BPM
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Fony - (4:33) 65 BPM
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Beau Ideal - (3:52) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Final Auto Attendant (Alt version) - (1:00) 64 BPM
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Review: Le Car is the side project of Ian R. Clark & Adam Miller: one half of Detroit electro punks ADULT. and co-owner of the seminal Ersatz Audio. Here Dutch retroverts Clone Classics compile some of the duo's finest moments over the years between 1996 - 2000 and believe us there's many. Where the project differs from Miller's main musical outlet is less emphasis on punk/cold wave aesthetics (as he did with Nicola Kuperus) and more focus on tougher/grittier Detroit electro-funk grooves. The dirty subterranean boom and snap of "Audiofileeight" from 1996 is as aquatic as anything Drexciya or Ectomorph were doing at the time, "#15" from '97 is where the synths get more wacky and dope sounding: like something out of Space Invaders on acid. Another great example is "Cinematic-Automatic" from '98 which is the best example of deep, dark and minimal electro in the same vein as homegrown heroes Dopplereffekt.
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Night Melody
ERATP 087DL
05 Aug 16
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Pattern Of The North - (5:49) 122 BPM
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Johannesburg - (7:22) 127 BPM
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Slow Song - (3:52) 120 BPM
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Lone - (5:55) 99 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Night Melody - (5:22) 116 BPM
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What Sorrow - (5:22) 69 BPM
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Imaginary Choreography
ATN 018
23 Apr 15
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Migration - (15:01) 57 BPM
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Parallel Waves - (5:49) 51 BPM
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In A Dark Run - (8:50) 99 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Waterlight - (9:27) 81 BPM
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Mollusk Dance - (3:14) 77 BPM
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Emigration - (7:05) 63 BPM
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Review: There's a crazy story behind this new release from the killer Antinote crew out of Paris. Paki-Visnadi is two Venetian musicians, Paki Zennaro and Gianni Visnadi, a guitarist and electronic composer respectively who got together one night in 1984 to compose a set of music intended for local dance schools. The results were recorded to tape but never fully released with just ten copies handed out to friends. If it wasn't for a chance flea market discovery by the partner of Antinote artist and famed tape hoarder Iueke, it's likely the world would never have heard Imaginary Choreography. And what a shame that would have been as the five tracks are delightful, minimal compositions filled with interesting rhythmic kinks.
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Swarm/Tempora
989 YTIVIL
27 Jan 17
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Swarm - (5:06) 86 BPM
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Tempora - (5:10) 65 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Cabasa
Review: Munich-based label Gan-Shin might have its head in Bavaria, but its soul is very much on the island of Japan, just on the other side of the world. These guys specialise in Japanese music off all shapes and sizes, focussing heavily on rock, but certainly not excluding the plethora of genres that have become highly-specialized niches in cities like Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya. Japan Anima(Tor)'s exhibition is part of a wider series of BGM material, and this particular release is a glorious assortment of neo-classical rhythms, and material that could easily feature on a soundtrack. Moving, diverse, pensive, and a rare gem to find these days.
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There Is Love In You (Remixes)
TEXT 043
24 Jan 17
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Angel Echoes (Jon Hopkins remix) - (5:06) 58 BPM
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Sing (Floating Points remix) - (13:57) 64 BPM
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Angel Echoes (Caribou remix) - (7:56) 60 BPM
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Love Cry (Joy Orbison remix) - (4:55) 88 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sing (Mosca remix) - (6:27) 65 BPM
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Sing (Banton's Indian Chants remix) - (7:43) 63 BPM
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Love Cry (Roska remix) - (6:10) 85 BPM
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Our Bells - (7:13) 66 BPM
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Sing (extended mix) - (10:49) 61 BPM
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Ground & Figure
EMEGO 232
09 Dec 16
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002 Archiefkwestie - (10:19) 62 BPM
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Porter Swiss - (5:21) 69 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Apopads - (5:54) 71 BPM
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Perfect Boulevard Exclusive - (4:41) 74 BPM
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Liveable Beams - (5:03) 62 BPM
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Uit De Kluis 01 - (1:42) 61 BPM
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W180215Yves-PVH-R - (3:09) 58 BPM
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Model Unit - (5:21) 62 BPM
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Punctual Sleepy Soft Power - (3:26) 73 BPM
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003 Archiefkwestie - (5:49) 70 BPM
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Review: Peter Van Hoesen and Yves De May are easily two of the very best techno artists out there. Just to clarify, they are excellent at creating true techno music, not the sort that looks to the past; both producers have been pushing the boundaries since they got into the scene, and it's no wonder that they've been associated to labels like Sandwell District - now sadly defunct - Tresor, and Dekmantel. Here, they reappear on the excellent Editions Mego with Ground & Figure, an album that explores all corners of the term 'techno', from the more beat-centric to the utterly abstract, and drone-like. Tracks like "Porter Swiss" provide a minimal, almost skeletal strain of dance music, while others like "Perfect Boulevard Exclusive" are lean, stripped and devoid of anything dance-related. The important thing is that these two are conjuring their own sound, a dark and ritualistic aesthetic that provides the listener with something fresh, compelling and provocative. Sublime.
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Syndicat De La Couture
AVN 028
06 Feb 17
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Fragrance Arpagge - (4:32) 139 BPM
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Cafe Anglais - (8:01) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jewelry Armoire - (7:02) 147 BPM
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Syndicat De La Couture - (6:08) 125 BPM
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Review: The Empire Line is a new project that brings together two of experimental electronic music's finest practitioners, Northern Electronics co-founder Varg and Posh Isolation co-founder Christian Stagsgaard. The four tracks showcased on this debut EP were apparently recorded at Mayhem in Copenhagen, a renowned experimental performance and rehearsal space. The cuts can be divided into two distinct camps: the atmospheric noise-meets-ambient flavours of "Fragrance Arpege" and fuzzy, sprawling "Jewelry Armoire", and the percussion-driven dancefloor darkness of "Cafe Anglais" and "Syndicat de la Couture". The latter, with its meandering acid lines, hushed electronics and shuffling drumbeats, is arguably the record's standout moment.
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I'm Fine, Part II
LCTRAX 006
13 May 14
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Eye Try - (2:35) 65 BPM
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More Pain - (2:30) 66 BPM
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The Way - (3:58) 88 BPM
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First Love - (3:05) 93 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Acceptance - (2:35) 87 BPM
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Something Old, Something New - (2:57) 89 BPM
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Review: In the unstoppable march of fresh grime interpretations, Visionist has been one of the leading lights, but the ever-rising producer is committed to a more wayward path on this new EP for Lit City Trax. The beats come a distinct second to the omnipresent bass lines and disorientating melodic tones that inhabit the music on offer, but that devastatingly simple approach to composition has yielded six tracks of perfectly otherworldly electronic visions. The space in the mix is loaded with unease, and there's still space for some club ready claps on "First Love", but really this is an exercise in sending the listener off into uncharted territory, and it's a thoroughly successful one at that.
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Broken Knowz
TCLRDNL 018
25 Nov 16
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Last Of The Dogons - (2:38) 105 BPM
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Paradise Valley - (4:42) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Niiko - (3:03) 116 BPM