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Lifesaver Compilation 3
PLAYRJC 045D
19 May 17
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Vincent Feit - "X04" - (3:26) 120 BPM
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Chinaski - "Half Life" - (4:13) 122 BPM
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Lauer - "Okinase" - (5:55) 133 BPM
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Massimiliano Pagliara - "Forever What" - (6:31) 120 BPM
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Benjamin Milz - "Electric Current" - (4:10) 134 BPM
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Felix Strahd - "Puppies" (Trist mix) - (5:04) 127 BPM
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Orson Wells & Benjamin Milz - "Transient Field" - (4:42) 120 BPM
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Roman Flaggel - "Good News From Another Planet" - (4:34) 123 BPM
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Rolande Garros - "Chang" - (4:06) 110 BPM
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Tcb - "Nickpack" - (5:37) 122 BPM
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Benedikt Frey - "Bells" - (5:17) 108 BPM
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Fort Romeau - "Lost, Again" - (7:34) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: People often forget that the widely-praised Robert Johnson club is actually from Offenbach and not Frankurt, a small town situated about 10 miles out of the city centre. Over the last few years, there's been a resurgence of talent emanating from the town, such as DJ Slynsgshot and his Yappin collective and associated artists like the Vincent Feit who opens the clubs thurd instalment of the Lifesaver series with a naughty little house melter called "X04". Across the comp, other RJ casuals appear, such as Massimigliano Pagliara with "Forever What", an aptly tropical house excursion, or Philip Lauer, Fort Romeau and the lesser known Felix Strahd. All in all, this is about the best house/techno compilation we've received all year and, like everything else the club does, it is an excellent addition to their catalogue. 10/10.
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Scene Delete: The Remixes
ALND 43R
19 May 17
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Detour (Eat Lights Become Lights remix) - (6:58) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Shelter (Christian Loffler remix) - (6:07) 105 BPM
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Bring On The Night-time (Stet remix) - (4:30) 100 BPM
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Channel Deq (Max Cooper remix) - (6:59) 122 BPM
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Vapour Trails (Kiasmos remix) - (6:14) 61 BPM
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Abacus (Plaid remix) - (5:41) 123 BPM
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Pontiac (Sasha Beatless remix) - (5:46) 126 BPM
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View 2 (Colin Benders remix) - (6:29) 105 BPM
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Cassette Sessions D (Throwing Snow remix) - (6:24) 70 BPM
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Cassette Sessions E (Rival Consoles remix) - (5:39) 61 BPM
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Pontiac (Matthew Dear remix) - (6:10) 63 BPM
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Rooms (Skanna remix) - (5:20) 87 BPM
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Review: More than a few eyebrows were raised when Sasha returned last year with an album of previously unheard ambient and IDM cuts recorded over the course of his lengthy career. Here, that set gets the remix treatment, with a mixture of scene stalwarts and rising stars behind the mixing desk. While there are some gentle dancefloor revisions - see Max Cooper's melodious and atmospheric tech-house interpretation of "Channel Deq" and Matthew Dear's hypnotic, late night take on "Pontiac" - many of the most rewarding and entertaining remixes are those that take a more horizontal approach. In this category, you'll find Sasha's own rising, near symphonic version of "Pontiac" and a stunning, standout mix of "Abacus" by Warp Records veterans Plaid.
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Rubbish Of The Floodwaters
OTON 104DIGITAL
12 May 17
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They Deserve Death - (3:37) 160 BPM
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Rubbish Of The Floodwaters - (6:16) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Weapons Inspection - (11:15) 128 BPM
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Review: Despite featuring what appears to be a refugee camp viewed from the other side of a fence on its cover, Vatican Shadow's "They Deserve Death" is one of its author Dominc Fernow's most mellow, introspective moments. Its layered guitar textures recall The Durutti Column's eponymous album and early New Order. Shifting the tempo and style for the title track, the author surprises again with what sounds like his approximation of jacking Chicago house, albeit with a man groaning away in the background. Completing what is one of Fernow's most unpredictable releases is the tunneling techno groove and layered, distant shrieks of "Weapons Inspection".
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Selectors 002 - Young Marco
DKMNTLSLCTRS 002DB
10 Mar 17
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Danny Boy - "Diskomix" (Disko version) - (5:42) 57 BPM
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Gerrit Hoekema - "Televisiewereld" - (4:18) 67 BPM
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Ghostwriters - "Swizzle" - (9:53) 108 BPM
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Larry Heard - "Dolphin Dream" - (8:29) 58 BPM
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Wolf Malller - "Pfad Des Windes" - (6:07) 95 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Force Dimension - "200 FA" (extended mix) - (5:21) 116 BPM
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Frank Youngwerth - "Whirr" - (8:31) 74 BPM
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Green Baize - "Spick And Span" - (3:55) 80 BPM
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Ray Tracing - "Mariopaint" - (4:55) 94 BPM
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Personal FX - "Objects In Mirrors" - (10:09) 115 BPM
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Bitter Music
TPTCD 008
12 May 17
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Exit - (4:39) 100 BPM
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Unelected - (5:47) 128 BPM
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Wax Apple - (5:04) 95 BPM
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Chatter - (5:03) 129 BPM
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I Just Can't Win - (6:13) 120 BPM
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The Thought That Counts - (6:51) 128 BPM
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Spit (feat Aja Ireland) - (5:54) 128 BPM
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Rat Run - (3:39) 116 BPM
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Look What Your Love Has Done To Me (feat Gazelle Twin) - (7:22) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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After Ball - (5:57) 137 BPM
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Review: Bitter Music is Ali Wells's third studio album and manages the rare feat of combining experimentation with a focus on the dance floor. It means that the husky, breathy vocals and found sound ambience of "Exit" and the spooky tones of "Wax Apple" both sit next to the panel-beating techno of "Unelected" - possibly another one of Wells' political references - the eerie, rumbling drums of "Chatter" and the low slung menace of "I Just Can't Win". On other occasions, Wells articulates his ability to straddle both worlds in one arrangement, audible on the deeply disturbing shrieks of Aja Ireland over the gnarly rhythm of "Spit" or the tape dub cut up groove of "Rat Run". Ali Wells has matured as an artist but as Bitter Music shows, in the process he has lost none of his bile-laced anger.
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Black Origami
ZIQ 376
19 May 17
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Black Origami - (4:30) 118 BPM
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Enigma - (3:48) 121 BPM
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Kyanite - (4:25) 121 BPM
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Holy Child - (4:04) 80 BPM
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Nyakinyua Rise - (3:40) 119 BPM
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Hatshepsut - (4:40) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Calcination - (1:38) 121 BPM
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Carbon 7 (161) - (4:13) 121 BPM
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Nandi - (3:30) 121 BPM
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1% - (3:46) 119 BPM
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Never Created, Never Destroyed - (3:31) 158 BPM
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Challenge - (2:43) 119 BPM
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Tarantella
MT 008
24 Apr 17
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Tarantella (original mix) - (9:28) 100 BPM
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Poison High - (11:50) 105 BPM
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Tarantella (Black Merlin remix) - (7:59) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Previously found lurking around W.T. Records and Crimes Of The Future, Tapan comes to Malka Tuti with an exotic, lurching beast of a track to send shivers down your spine should you encounter it on a proper system. "Tarantella" is a mind-bending workout whichever angle you approach from, all psyched-out synth lines and brooding rhythms, and then "Poison High" rears up on the flip with its even more transcendental tones. Black Merlin is a wise choice to tackle the title track for a remix, making an equally tense and tribalistic workout that puts the wayward spirit back into the machine.
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Leftism 22
G 0100036253182
11 May 17
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Release The Pressure (Remastered) - (7:39) 110 BPM
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Afro Left (Remastered) - (7:33) 65 BPM
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Melt (Remastered) - (5:13) 85 BPM
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Song Of Life (Remastered) - (7:03) 65 BPM
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Original (Remastered) - (6:22) 86 BPM
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Black Flute (Remastered) - (3:46) 68 BPM
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Space Shanty (Remastered) - (7:15) 68 BPM
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Inspection/Check One (Remastered) - (6:29) 100 BPM
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Storm 3000 (Remastered) - (5:44) 70 BPM
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Open Up (Remastered) - (6:53) 62 BPM
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21st Century Poem (Remastered) - (5:45) 76 BPM
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Release The Pressure (Adrian Sherwood mix) - (4:55) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Afro Left (Hodge & Peverelist mix) - (6:20) 65 BPM
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Melt (Quiet Village mix) - (7:49) 85 BPM
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Song Of Life (BodyJack mix) - (8:51) 63 BPM
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Original (Adesse Versions mix) - (7:03) 59 BPM
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Black Flute (Ben Sims mix) - (8:19) 67 BPM
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Space Shanty (Voiski mix) - (7:12) 68 BPM
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Inspection/Check One (Maffi mix) - (4:34) 100 BPM
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Storm 3000 (Dungeon Meat mix) - (5:33) 64 BPM
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Open Up (Skream mix) - (7:35) 62 BPM
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21st Century Poem (Zomby mix) - (4:52) 79 BPM
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All My Love
PMHO 001
08 May 17
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All My Love - (6:14) 66 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Inside The Rain - (2:24) 65 BPM
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Bird Chant - (5:54) 85 BPM
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Take The Plunge
AMS 005
19 May 17
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Take The Plunge (Beat mix) - (5:44) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Anger Mgmt - (5:11) 123 BPM
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Take The Plunge (First Thought) - (4:37) 94 BPM
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The Sit-In
MPM 193
03 Apr 15
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Nuseance - (2:29) 89 BPM
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Du Trik - (2:07) 86 BPM
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Go (feat May) - (1:43) 122 BPM
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Haunted House - (2:19) 92 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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El Snorto (feat Ruoy Yaw) - (5:04) 123 BPM
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Oldtimer - (2:51) 69 BPM
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Babylon Hills - (1:15) 71 BPM
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Malandragem - (3:59) 68 BPM
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Roy Roy - (1:39) 78 BPM
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The Muted Sound Of Falling Things (feat PB Louison) - (4:37) 107 BPM
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Cyclo - (0:49) 114 BPM
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Daftari Hili (feat Imam Ally Salam) - (3:41) 116 BPM
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Nunu - (1:07) 81 BPM
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Remixed
RGCDL 020
26 Aug 13
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Another Lonely City (Group Rhoda remix) - (4:24) 52 BPM
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Late Flowering Lust (Phil Kieran remix) - (8:27) 55 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Beglammered (Justin Robertson's Deadstock 33's remix) - (7:12) 58 BPM
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Skwatch (Black Merlin's Reel To Reel remix) - (6:55) 55 BPM
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Never There (Hardway Bros remix) - (7:20) 107 BPM
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We Are the Axis (Daniel Avery remix) - (5:01) 110 BPM
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Another Lonely City (Daniele Baldelli & DJ Rocca remix) - (5:28) 110 BPM
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Beglammered (Richard Sen remix) - (8:24) 58 BPM
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We Are The Axis (Scott Fraser remix) - (9:02) 63 BPM
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One Minute's Silence (Ivan Smagghe remix) - (6:55) 66 BPM
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One Minute's Silence (Wooden Shjips remix) - (6:27) 60 BPM
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Review: Andrew Weatherall and Timothy J Fairplay's project of dubbed out disco and house spread itself comfortably across the Ruled By Passion, Destroyed By Lust LP on Rotters Golf Club mere months before, and now a rag tag collection of remixers has been drawn together to reinterpret most of the album. They've reached for like-minded souls, such as Group Rhoda's seductive minimal wave patter, or the nervy industrial undertones of Justin Robertson's Deadstock 33s. Black Merlin do an especially captivating job of soundtracking "Skwatch" into a lurid 80s gore fest for the ears, while Scott Fraser whips up a hypnotic Italo inflected stomper, but really every one of these esteemed producers adds to the overall tone of vintage, motor-powered dance music for ghoulish souls.
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Robin Chasing Butterflies
PEARS 2
12 May 17
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Robin Chasing Butterflies - (7:50) 129 BPM
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Eels - (5:49) 154 BPM
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Heal Me - (5:52) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: For the second release on his new eponymous imprint, David Kennedy serves up some more infectious oddball grooves that you have come to know from the man. On the brilliantly titled "Robin Chasing Butterflies", Kennedy does deep electro breaks with precision and style. Same goes for "Heal Me", but this one is even more hypnotic and ethereal in its melancholic grace. "Eels" on the other hand sees the formerly influential UK bass producer create a wonderful ambient soundscape conjured from the magic of analogue and modular machines to rather fascinating effect.
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D.E.G
SKALD 034
26 May 17
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Fhorth - (5:34) 69 BPM
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Herzzatzz - (6:08) 73 BPM
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Avantual - (5:44) 60 BPM
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Evensong - (7:48) 84 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Landor 50X2 - (6:34) 57 BPM
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Pelomen Vapour 1 - (4:28) 100 BPM
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Pelomen Vapour 2 - (5:12) 100 BPM
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Pelomen Vapour 3 - (5:12) 80 BPM
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Kappafects - (6:19) 112 BPM
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Maghellen - (6:21) 78 BPM
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Review: It's been a long time between drinks for Darrell "Bola" Fitton, a long serving IDM explorer who released five fabulous albums on Skam between 1998 and 2007. D E G, his first album in a decade, is a predictably beguiling and atmospheric affair. Beginning with the sumptuously spacey ambient sweep of "Fhorth", Fitton delivers a master class in hard-to-pigeonhole electronica. While some tracks are reminiscent of some of Autechre's more melodious moments (see "Herzzatzz" and the acid-flecked "Pelomen Vapour 2"), others draw influence from Rephlex style braindance (see the sharp synth riffs and bustling beats of "Landor 50X2"), spaced-out post-dubstep electronic folk ("Evensong") and ghostly, post-apocalyptic ambience ("Pelomen Vapour 3"). Throughout, it remains a hugely entertaining affair.
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Bura
SC 003
25 May 17
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Bura - (5:32) 115 BPM
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Om - (4:58) 108 BPM
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Syg - (8:32) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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P-tok - (5:06) 115 BPM
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Review: After completing a quadrilogy of Mecanica releases for ESP Institute inspired by "opium dens and whorehouses" earlier in 2015, Serbian artist Nenad Markovi brings his 33 10 3402 project to Music From Memory offshoot Second Circle. If you indulged in anyone of those Mecanica EPs for Andrew Hogge's label you will be all over this Bura EP with Markovic channelling similar depths of rhythm and texture across the four tracks. There's enough semblance of rhythm on display in cuts like the title track and the dubby machine funk of "Syg" to intrigue the more adventurous DJs out there whilst "P-Tok" could easily be mistaken for a forgotten Borft B side. A superb record.
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Sabresonic II
WARPCDD34
27 Jul 95
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Smokebelch II (Beatless mix) - (4:15) 128 BPM
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Inter-lergen-ten-ko II - (8:56) 125 BPM
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Return Of Carter - (4:06) 148 BPM
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Still Fighting - (6:58) 129 BPM
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Smokebelch II - (12:43) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Edge 6 - (5:56)
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Clock Factory - (14:43) 136 BPM
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RSD - (5:39)
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Smokebelch II (David Holmes mix) - (14:24) 128 BPM
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Othona
MTR 074CD
07 Apr 17
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Othona - (4:57) 59 BPM
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Domes - (5:52) 60 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Cyan - (4:29) 61 BPM
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Found & Lost - (0:59) 81 BPM
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Angels - (4:16) 66 BPM
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Badd - (5:42) 62 BPM
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Jjj - (4:48) 61 BPM
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The Walker - (7:13) 66 BPM
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Field Tower - (6:25) 69 BPM
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Played by: BURNIE, Ear Trumpet
Review: After some down time spent in the studio, 2017 will see the British duo Dark Sky return to Monkeytown and present their debut album entitled Othona. Across nine tracks, the album 'is a return to the deeper darker realms of dance music from which Dark Sky emerged.' Heavy on bottom end with subtle melodies and emotive synths, this is Dark Sky's most dynamic and accomplished work to date. Highlights on this tremendous opus include the evocative IDM journey "Domes" which is decorated by soaring and spangling vintage synth flair, the simply gorgeous/pop inflected house of "Angels" and "The Walker" which is guided by angelic vocals and magical arpeggios guiding you triumphantly upwards to the light. The LP will in turn yield a new live show which we're all excited about: stay tuned!
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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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Criola
MFM 019
21 Apr 17
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Intermezzo 03 - (4:01) 95 BPM
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Criola - (3:29) 97 BPM
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Intermezzo 02 - (1:04) 64 BPM
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!!! KWE - (2:06) 63 BPM
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Dou Niya - (2:41) 60 BPM
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Intermezzo 01 - (0:55) 94 BPM
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Funyaka - (3:01) 50 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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What - (1:57) 97 BPM
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Veronika 02 - (2:36) 52 BPM
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Three Ages (Bande Originale Du Film)
201
05 Feb 07
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Daylight - (1:24) 152 BPM
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Keaton's Theme - (5:36) 122 BPM
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Roman Age - (4:02) 123 BPM
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Present Age - (5:55) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jealous Lovers - (2:22)
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The Serenade - (3:02) 123 BPM
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A Day In The Life Of A Day - (3:46) 164 BPM
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Before The Storm - (1:54) 157 BPM
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Dagma - (5:30) 125 BPM
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The Meaning Of Everything - (4:46) 161 BPM
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The Only Way Out - (3:21) 119 BPM
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The Meaning Of Everything (Keaton's Family Film) - (3:19) 162 BPM
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Straight World Problems
CS 05
19 May 17
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Straight World Problems - (5:38) 122 BPM
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Straight World Problems (Oliver mix) - (4:29) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Straight World Problems (Tom Of England "Trouble With Dub" mix) - (8:24) 105 BPM
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Straight World Problems (Chris Holmes' Fuck The Wall mix) - (6:00) 122 BPM
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Straight World Problems (Certain Creatures mix) - (6:34) 137 BPM
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Straight World Problems (Henri mix) - (5:12) 123 BPM
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Metabolism
TOKEN 70D
24 Feb 17
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Suffocate - (2:59) 159 BPM
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Down - (5:09) 128 BPM
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Stabbing - (6:47) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Porcelain - (4:30) 129 BPM
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Strobing - (6:21) 129 BPM
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Coming Apart - (3:21) 130 BPM
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Black Massing - (5:15) 130 BPM
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Interior - (6:02) 130 BPM
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Her - (4:29) 130 BPM
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Morning Star - (6:31) 87 BPM
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Positive Mutilation - (1:43) 131 BPM
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Porcelain - (2:19) 133 BPM
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Review: Hotflush alumnus Sigha has long been a masterful exponent of dark and gothic techno, developing a signature style that puts pitch-black textures and paranoid atmospherics at the heart of the action. Metabolism is the producer's second full length, and his first since joining Token in 2015. The 12-track set is in a similar vein to his previous work, with the 12 tracks flitting between deep and intricate explorations, more forthright workouts, and clandestine cuts that shy away from easy categorization. It's a formula that guarantees consistently impressive results.
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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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From The Past Present & Future Vol 8
MSHA 1024
11 Feb 13
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Logic System - "Clash" - (4:46)
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Eric Hine - "Not Fade Away" - (6:08)
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Anna - "Systems Breaking Down" - (6:57)
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Sisters Of Mercy - "Phantom" - (7:44)
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John Foxx - "Swimmer" - (5:25)
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Tantra - "The Hills Of Katmandu" - (15:17) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Explorer - "No. 8" - (3:47)
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Georgie Red - "If I Say Stop Then Stop" - (10:29)
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West India Company - "Ave Maria" - (7:30)
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Wally Badarou - "Novela Das Nova" - (3:24)
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Gene Farrow - "Oh Nye Ay" - (3:24)
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Bef - "Groove Thang" - (4:51)
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Afro Finger & Gel
BT 07
31 Oct 10
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Jealous Kids - (5:35) 70 BPM
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Let's Get Sick - (5:38) 62 BPM
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Afro Finger - (6:23) 100 BPM
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Hello Bored Biz Man - (6:32) 58 BPM
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My Name Is Tommi - (5:13) 78 BPM
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Chair Girl - (6:44) 59 BPM
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Tell You Something - (5:46) 60 BPM
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I Hate U - (2:03) 63 BPM
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Why I Left - (6:37) 60 BPM
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Destroying Human Nature - (6:35) 59 BPM
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Jealous Kids (Maurice Fulton instrumental) - (5:39) 70 BPM
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Let's Get Sick (Maurice Fulton instrumental) - (5:46) 62 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Hello Bored Biz Man (Maurice Fulton instrumental) - (6:34) 58 BPM
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Chair Girl (Maurice Fulton instrumental) - (3:32) 60 BPM
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Destroying Human Nature (Maurice Fulton instrumental) - (6:47) 59 BPM
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Resurrection
FIGURE 83
09 Jan 17
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Resurrect - (5:03) 131 BPM
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Turbine - (5:53) 131 BPM
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Xejn (8am mix) - (3:15) 84 BPM
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Shackled Minds - (5:14) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Resurrect (3pm mix) - (3:50) 133 BPM
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Review: Cleric aka Jorden Hodgetts is one of the new techno artists to emerge from the UK in recent years, and he proves his worth on this, his sixth release for Len Faki's label. "Resurrect" sees him skillfully strike a balance between musical elements and dance floor strictures as epic, Detroit techno chords are fused with rasping hi hats and a wiry rhythm. By contrast, "Turbine" sees Hodgetts take inspiration from the Luke Slater playbook, underscoring a lone, one-note riff that builds and ebbs over storming kicks and "Shackled Minds" is a militaristic, percussive workout. While Hodgetts is proving himself as a techno producer, he also delivers the smoky, down tempo "Xejn (8am mix)" and "Resurrect (3pm mix)", hinting at a serious creative mind from beyond the dance floor.
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Versus
IF 1042
12 May 17
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Enter The Darkness - (1:21) 62 BPM
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Darkness - (7:11) 57 BPM
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Coding Sequence - (1:23) 110 BPM
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Sandstorms - (6:25) 60 BPM
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At Les - (8:05) 65 BPM
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You're Our Best And Only Friend - (0:33) 73 BPM
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Desire - (8:18) 59 BPM
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Barceloneta Trist - (3:33) 76 BPM
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The Melody - (6:50) 62 BPM
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Domina - (9:26) 64 BPM
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Error In Replication - (0:37) 73 BPM
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C-Beams Glitter - (1:59) 62 BPM
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Technology - (8:16) 64 BPM
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Coding Cycle - (1:27) 110 BPM
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After
12K 1017
01 Jan 02
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Cascone + Chartier + Deupree - (21:41) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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New World Rising (Kim Cascone New Density remix) - (4:41) 75 BPM
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Afterimage (Richard Chartier remix) - (11:37) 64 BPM
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4+2_stil Live (Taylor Deupree remix) - (9:02) 60 BPM
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Voyage De La Planete
HYPE 002DIGITAL
17 Mar 17
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Jules Verne - (5:40) 74 BPM
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Atome De Danse - (5:24) 101 BPM
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L' Universe Etrange - (5:47) 99 BPM
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Voyage De La Planete - (7:38) 120 BPM
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La Lune Et Le Etoile - (7:34) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Phenix - (7:45) 92 BPM
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L' Universe Parallele - (5:27) 123 BPM
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La Machine Du Temps - (7:13) 154 BPM
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Symphonie Oblique - (5:33) 122 BPM
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Nocturne - (8:11) 119 BPM
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Review: We've come accustomed to Marc Romboy delivering fine, full-length excursions that join the dots between techno and house. Voyage De La Planete, though, is something totally different: an intergalactic exploration of ambient, electronica, and seductive downtempo compositions. It's a blueprint that guarantees hazy, head-in-the-clouds thrills, from the Nils Frahm style piano motifs of "La Lune Et La Etoile" and dark, clandestine throb of the Black Merlin-esque "Phenix", to the Namlook style bliss of string-drenched closer "Nocturne" - with its gently undulating beats and sweeping orchestration - and picturesque, break-of-dawn sumptuousness of "Atom De Danse". We're not quite sure why Romboy has decided to go in this direction, but we have no complaints: fundamentally, Voyage De La Planet is a superb set.
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Sonne
WARPDD 259C
13 Apr 17
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Sonne (Machinedrum remix) - (3:32) 85 BPM
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Review: London-based electronic duo Patten released their second album for Warp in 2016 entitled ? which served up some interesting takes on the modern electro sound. Taken from the same album is the track "Sonne" which in its original format was fierce and full frontal with its precision beats plus restrained bass pulsations. However, the Hotflush affiliated Travis Stewart aka Machinedrum delivers a much more splintered and angular take on the track here, which will have you equally impressed.
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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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Windowlicker
WAP 105CDD
02 May 17
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Windowlicker - (6:08) 62 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Formula - (5:47) 83 BPM
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Nannou - (4:15) 76 BPM
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Frequencies
WARPCDD3
17 Dec 14
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Intro - (2:23) 129 BPM
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LFO - (3:27) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Simon From Sydney - (5:05) 125 BPM
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Nurture - (4:40) 126 BPM
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Freeze - (3:56) 128 BPM
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We Are Back - (4:44) 128 BPM
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Tan Ta Ra - (4:29) 128 BPM
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You Have To Understand - (4:04) 128 BPM
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El Ef Oh! - (3:49) 123 BPM
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Love Is The Message - (3:44) 126 BPM
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Mentok 1 - (4:18) 125 BPM
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Think A Moment - (3:28) 100 BPM
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Groovy Distortion - (3:29) 129 BPM
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Track 14 - (2:58) 110 BPM
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Modern Streets
ZENDNL 206
26 Jan 15
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I Wanna Know - (2:36) 82 BPM
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Tonight - (3:33) 66 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Inflight Wave - (3:14) 85 BPM
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Modern Streets - (3:04) 82 BPM
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I Want You - (3:50) 84 BPM
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Gotta Get Some Music - (2:32) 87 BPM
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If You Are My Chalice - (4:27) 57 BPM
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There Is A Love - (4:29) 72 BPM
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Stand Firm - (4:09) 70 BPM
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Compact N Sleep - (4:36) 67 BPM
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Back To School - (3:31) 78 BPM
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Youare The Only One - (3:43) 61 BPM
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Alone In Da Sun - (6:03) 55 BPM
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Review: Beat Spacek aka Steve Spacek is a man who has seen it all and done it all. Well, not quite all because this latest project is quite possibly his best in recent years. Having worked with artists as diverse as J Dilla and dBridge, his sound is characterised by a hugely varied conglomeration of styles and influences, but also methods. For instance, we've been told that this LP is made up exclusively of sounds generated from iPhone and iPad apps, so it's easy to see the man's versatility and openness to new sonic territories. "Modern Streets" itself is an intricate cocktail of ideas, incorporating remnants of drum & bass, digital dancehall and curb-side poetry. The whole LP is a daring and successful view into Spacek's multifaceted mind as a musician. Recommended.
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Compassion
ZENDNL 243
05 May 17
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War It - (5:54) 130 BPM
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The Highest Flood - (5:07) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Panic - (4:48) 131 BPM
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Exalter - (5:36) 87 BPM
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Border Margin Barrier - (3:08) 88 BPM
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Arms Out - (5:47) 103 BPM
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Vandalism - (4:37) 70 BPM
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Sjurvival - (2:26) 78 BPM
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Raw Language - (4:28) 70 BPM
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Knife Edge - (6:16) 78 BPM
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Review: Liverpudlian Matthew Barnes follows up his 2013 long player Engravings with this evocative album that encapsulates worlds both organic and synthetic. "Like many, with all that's been going on since I started making the record, I've struggled to see any kind of light at the end of the tunnel," says Barnes, "so I realised there's some sort of power in trying to create our own instead". Lead single "The Highest Flood" utilises classical instruments and chopped up choir samples in its brooding bittersweet arrangement over fiercely retrained beats. "Arms Out" is reminiscent of Dead Can Dance with its tabla drums and exotic instrumentation taking into deep esoteric territory while honorable mentions also to the industrial edged junkyard groove of "Exalter" and the dynamic closer "Knife Edge" which is the album at its most brooding.
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Fear Paralysis
SOMADA 115
28 Apr 17
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Intro - (3:06) 116 BPM
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Breakfast With Jeff - (5:30) 130 BPM
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1997 Reprise - (4:57) 129 BPM
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Requiem For A Dream - (2:27) 105 BPM
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Breathe - (4:26) 131 BPM
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Tell Me Your Secrets - (5:37) 124 BPM
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Fear Paralysis - (6:02) 130 BPM
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Thirteen - (5:33) 133 BPM
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I Died A Thousand Times - (5:28) 127 BPM
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Code Black - (5:55) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Again - (4:08) 120 BPM
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Later That Day - (2:09) 158 BPM
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Anxiety - (5:55) 131 BPM
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Late Night Tales: The Cinematic Orchestra (unmixed tracks)
ALND 22
01 Apr 10
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Flying Lotus - "Auntie's Harp" - (7:21)
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Nick Drake - "Three Hours" - (7:03)
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Eddie Gale - "The Rain" - (6:32)
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Terry Callier - "You're Goin' Miss Your Candyman" - (7:22)
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The Freedom Sounds - "Behold The Day" (feat Wayne Henderson) - (4:41)
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DJ Food - "Living Beats" - (3:46)
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Shuggie Otis - "Aht Uh Mi Hed" - (4:15) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Thom Yorke - "Black Swan" - (7:12)
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The Cinematic Orchestra - "Restaurant" - (0:38)
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Steve Reich - "Electric Counterpoint" - (4:30)
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Björk - "Jóga" - (7:02)
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Imogen Heap - "Cumulus" - (7:01)
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Songstress - "See Line Woman" (See Line Woman vocal) - (7:21)
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Sebastien Tellier - "La Ritournelle" - (7:40)
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Burial - "Dog Shelter" - (3:00)
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Burt Bacharach - "South American Getaway" - (7:01)
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The Cinematic Orchestra - "Talking About Freedom" - (4:42)
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Will Self - "The Happy Detective" (part 3) - (1:44)
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Various - "Late Night Tales: The Cinematic Orchestra" (continous DJ mix) - (57:00)
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After Dark Nocturne (unmixed tracks)
ALNDR 41
10 May 15
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Various - "After Dark Nocturne" (continuous DJ mix) - (1:12:31) 112 BPM
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Scream & Dance - "In Rhythm" - (7:06) 92 BPM
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Plastic Bertrand - "Stop Ou Encore" (Disconet remix) - (7:38) 99 BPM
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Paladin - "Third World" - (3:56) 106 BPM
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Adriano Celentano - "L'Unica Chance" - (4:46) 104 BPM
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Hotel Motel - "Chocolate City" - (6:45) 106 BPM
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Hotel Motel - "Fall" (feat Snax) - (6:59) 53 BPM
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Harry Wolfman & Skinny Love - "Celebre" (The Revenge RRemix) - (5:27) 57 BPM
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Coalkitchen - "Chained To The Train Of Love" - (4:09) 54 BPM
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Matt Dirt - "In Deep" - (5:53) 56 BPM
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Hugh Mane - "Organic Ceramic" - (6:23) 56 BPM
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Charli XCX - "You Mu Ha Ha Ho" (Lindstrom remix) - (7:21) 55 BPM
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Rodion - "Solenoid" - (6:56) 56 BPM
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Tornado Wallace - "Insect Overlords" - (6:45) 57 BPM
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Emperor Machine - "Breezin'" - (5:49) 58 BPM
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Pink & Black - "Miss Fortune" - (5:32) 58 BPM
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Trulz & Robin - "Acid Cake" - (6:15) 57 BPM
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Spaghetti Head - "Funky Voodoo" (Mang Dynasty edit) - (5:52) 58 BPM
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Alex Metric & Oliver - "Galaxy" - (7:14) 57 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Rudy Norman - "Back To The Streets" - (5:06) 94 BPM
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Review: The Late Night Tales crew are certified specialists when it comes to compilations and the label have quite the catalogue behind them, featuring mixes by the likes of Bonobo, Belle & Sebastian and even Fatboy Slim. This time the compiling credits are anonymous, meaning that the label have taken it up to themselves to compile this After Dark Nocturne release. The tracks are unmixed, as is usually the case, so you can pick and mix as many as you like, or simply go for the whole lot! There's plenty of gold in here and the compilation spans quite a diverse set of music from the shady house of Tornado Wallace to the Italian pop of Adriano Celentano on "L'unica Chance". There's also some more minimal numbers by the likes of Alex Metric, gnarly electro beats by Hotel Motel and plenty more. Dive in, it's a guaranteed party bomb.
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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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Tao Of I
OM LP 10 D
26 May 17
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Qian - (4:43) 69 BPM
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Kun - (4:57) 116 BPM
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Zhun - (4:52) 120 BPM
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Meng - (5:33) 121 BPM
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Xu - (4:25) 79 BPM
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Song - (3:56) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Shi - (5:12) 120 BPM
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Bi - (5:15) 76 BPM
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Review: Glasgow based composer Iona Fortune presents her debut release inspired by Eastern philosophy and said to be the first in an eight album series exploring the symbols of the I Ching, Her music is influenced by oriental sounds and features a palette of instruments that includes the Guzheng, Gamelan and Synthi AKS. The overall effect is a singular and beguiling sound that loosely fits in with Jon Hassell's Fourth World concept. Fortune also contributed a track to Optimo Music's new Fourth World compilation entitled Miracle Steps earlier in 2017. The initial vinyl edition will come on a trans lucid pressing with inside sleeve and original artwork by the artist.
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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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Played by: Kessell, OPTICIAN
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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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 Biggest-selling track on this release
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Believers - (5:09) 88 BPM
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All The Right Noises - (6:54) 55 BPM
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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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Brotha EP
FW 112
04 Nov 13
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Brotha - (2:58) 72 BPM
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Broobecker - (3:11) 63 BPM
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Georgian Kiss - (4:09) 50 BPM
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Mais Um - (4:18) 93 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tropicalidad - (4:27) 60 BPM
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Vacances - (4:58) 57 BPM
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Diskanted
ERS 022
29 Feb 16
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The Durian Brothers - "Hamigogakiko" - (7:00) 60 BPM
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Harmonious Thelonious - "Makeshift" - (5:29) 60 BPM
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The Durian Brothers - "Overexposed Scream Contest" - (6:17) 90 BPM
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Harmonious Thelonious - "Verwobene Muziek" - (4:32) 60 BPM
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The Durian Brothers - "Giri Giri" - (4:38) 90 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Don't DJ - "Drob" - (7:04) 80 BPM
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Don't DJ - "Swifts" - (7:11) 61 BPM
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The Durian Brothers - "Rauschthalt" - (4:59) 90 BPM
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Played by: Ploy, James Blake
Review: Emotional Response returns to Dusseldorf with a compilation of the music emanating out of the Diskant label over some 7 EPs between 2009-2014. Featuring the productions of The Durian Brothers, Harmonious Thelonious and Don't DJ, their unique polyrhythmic percussive sound of the label is highlighted across this special double album. Legend goes it was discovering the first Diskant release on the wall of Honest Jons store back in 2009 that became a prime influences in the creation of Emotional Response. Born out of the early years of Salon Des Amateurs, the Diskant label was set up as a vehicle for the music and member's music of The Durian Brothers, namely Florian Meyer (Don't DJ), Stefan Schwander (Harmonious Thelonious) and Marc Matter. Coming together from their own music backgrounds to explore a new experimental polyrhythmic para-funk via distorted electronics. Using specially prepared turntables, hypnotic rhythmic patterns, noise and sequencing they have created a dense and fuzzy excess that over four sides of vinyl is here now presented as a retrospective, but not an end, to highlight their unique sound.
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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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Prox EP
GIDG 05
30 May 06
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Spenza - "Dia" - (5:23) 63 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Kero - "Aftarileyshit" - (5:06) 80 BPM
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Lackluster - "Easy Does It" - (7:33) 90 BPM
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Edit - "4AM In 4 Parts" - (5:14) 100 BPM
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Tim Koch - "Ik Zak Fout" - (6:40) 84 BPM
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Gliding EP
LIVITY 021
04 Nov 16
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Gliding - (5:46) 61 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Obi 1 - (5:40) 103 BPM
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Away From Keyboard - (7:08) 64 BPM
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As Long As We Have Those Things - (5:29) 62 BPM
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Played by: Laksa , Otik, Sensei
Review: Frenchman Simon Aussel is Simo Cell, who appeared for Livity Sound's sister label Dnuos Ytivil last year on the rather brilliant Cellar Door / Piste Jaune 12". For his new Gliding EP, he proves that he is right at home on the Bristolian label with his blend of raw, rough and ready broken house jams fitting right in with the rest of the label's aesthetic. Starting out with the rusty shuffle of the deep and dreamy title track, the A side also presents "Obi 1" for something a bit more darker and intense; sonar blips face off with cavernous kicks and sparse, delay drenched percussion: a very paranoid experience. On the flip, the stripped and tunnelling techno tool "Away From keyboard" will appeal to a wide cross range of DJs, until he closes out this fine EP with the lush and immersive ambient journey "As Long As We Have Those Things".