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All Stars
TR 228
12 Dec 16
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Christian Smith & Wehbba - "Radium" (original mix) - (7:21) 123 BPM
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Ken Ishii - "Insanity" (original mix) - (6:22) 126 BPM
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Frankyeffe - "Astral Gravity" (original mix) - (7:42) 124 BPM
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The YellowHeads - "Pyxis" (original mix) - (7:12) 125 BPM
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Macromism - "Radaway" (original mix) - (6:36) 126 BPM
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John Arial - "Touch" (original mix) - (6:17) 124 BPM
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Paride Saraceni - "Just For One Day" (original mix) - (7:02) 125 BPM
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Marc Romboy - "The Overture" (Joey Beltram remix) - (7:39) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Reinier Zonneveld - "Cholnare" (original mix) - (7:47) 124 BPM
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Eric Sneo - "Out Of Step" (original mix) - (6:57) 124 BPM
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Frank Biazzi - "Lost" (original mix) - (6:34) 128 BPM
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Marc Marzenit - "9909LA" (original mix) - (7:29) 124 BPM
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Christian Smith & Wehbba - "Magnesium" (original mix) - (7:21) 123 BPM
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Raffaele Rizzi - "Skynet" (Chus & Ceballos remix) - (5:34) 124 BPM
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Noir - "Bataille" (original mix) - (7:37) 126 BPM
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Dialekt & JJ Mullor - "Littev" (original mix) - (7:33) 125 BPM
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Skober - "Butterfly Effect" (original mix) - (6:34) 127 BPM
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Loco & Jam - "Say It Again" (original mix) - (6:41) 125 BPM
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Christian Smith - "Turn The Lights" (Nick Curly remix) - (6:54) 125 BPM
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The Junkies - "C'mon In" (original mix) - (6:53) 123 BPM
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Eric Sneo - "Sirens Of Titan" (original mix) - (6:55) 127 BPM
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Anti-Slam & WEAPON/Criminish - "Saturnalia" (original mix) - (6:20) 126 BPM
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Jaceo - "Catfished" (original mix) - (6:12) 124 BPM
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Noir & Olivier Giacomotto - "Reste" (original mix) - (8:11) 123 BPM
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Enrico Sangiuliano - "Hook At The Border" (Paride Saraceni remix) - (8:30) 125 BPM
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Nico Cabeza - "Nero" (original mix) - (6:12) 124 BPM
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Philipp Ruhmhardt - "Faust" (original mix) - (6:20) 126 BPM
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Drunken Kong - "Future Heights" (original mix) - (7:33) 126 BPM
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Christian Smith - "Air Castle" (original mix) - (6:43) 126 BPM
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Wehbba - "Psyche" (Mark Reeve remix) - (6:36) 127 BPM
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Christian Smith - "Destination Unknown" (original mix) - (6:14) 124 BPM
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Jaceo - "Fermi" (original mix) - (6:54) 123 BPM
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Moonwalk - "Mirage" (original mix) - (6:29) 124 BPM
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Christian Smith - "Initiate Sequence" (Main mix) - (7:17) 124 BPM
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Reinier Zonneveld - "Signs Of Devotion" (original mix) - (6:59) 124 BPM
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Paride Saraceni - "Fly With Me" (original mix) - (6:50) 124 BPM
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Marc Romboy - "The Overture" (Rodriguez Jr remix) - (7:49) 125 BPM
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Christian Smith - "Subzero" (album mix) - (5:54) 120 BPM
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Macromism - "Cafeteros" (original mix) - (7:41) 125 BPM
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Misstress Barbara - "Quarantine" (original mix) - (7:17) 125 BPM
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Loco & Jam - "Twisted Minds" (original mix) - (6:48) 125 BPM
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Dale Howard - "Altered State" (original mix) - (7:31) 125 BPM
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Enrico Sangiuliano - "Hook At The Border" (original mix) - (7:02) 126 BPM
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Christian Smith - "Initiate Sequence" (dub mix) - (6:16) 124 BPM
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Fractious/Sean Collier - "Pendulum" (original mix) - (7:17) 125 BPM
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Jaceo - "Qubit" (original mix) - (6:39) 125 BPM
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Wehbba - "The Red Sun" (Harry Romero remix) - (6:00) 125 BPM
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Frank Biazzi - "Crash" (original mix) - (6:08) 127 BPM
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Crazy Sonic - "Night On The Moon" (original mix) - (5:20) 126 BPM
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Christian Smith - "Interlude" (original mix) - (3:17) 122 BPM
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Dave Wincent - "Red Eye" (original mix) - (6:10) 126 BPM
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Rob Hes - "Freak" (original mix) - (7:13) 124 BPM
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Nico Cabeza - "Nero" (Macromism remix) - (7:20) 125 BPM
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Loco & Jam - "The Warning" (original mix) - (7:13) 125 BPM
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Frankyeffe - "Suspended" (original mix) - (7:52) 124 BPM
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Christian Smith - "Subzero" (Club mix) - (5:00) 120 BPM
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Philipp Ruhmhardt - "Kreuzer" (original mix) - (5:54) 126 BPM
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Marc Marzenit - "9909LA" (Christian Smiths Filtered dub mix) - (8:27) 125 BPM
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Paride Saraceni - "Good For All" (original mix) - (7:22) 125 BPM
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Christian Smith - "Explanation" (original mix) - (7:12) 125 BPM
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Eric Sneo - "Move On" (Paco Osuna edit) - (7:13) 125 BPM
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Skober - "Keep Calling" (original mix) - (7:42) 125 BPM
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Frank Biazzi - "Rules" (original mix) - (5:48) 128 BPM
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Raffaele Rizzi - "Break Point" (original mix) - (6:26) 126 BPM
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Nico Cabeza - "Signs" (original mix) - (6:00) 123 BPM
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Drunken Kong - "Seven Colors" (original mix) - (6:27) 125 BPM
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Hermanez - "Abyss" (original mix) - (6:40) 126 BPM
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The Junkies - "Body2Body" (original mix) - (7:25) 127 BPM
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Crazy Sonic - "Broken Heart" (original mix) - (6:48) 127 BPM
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Christian Smith - "Release" (Stringz mix) - (6:16) 125 BPM
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Wehbba - "Awkward Vacation" (original mix) - (7:01) 124 BPM
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Marc Marzenit - "9909LA" (Warehouse mix) - (7:44) 126 BPM
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Marc Romboy - "The Overture" (original mix) - (9:27) 126 BPM
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The Junkies - "6ix Drilling" (original mix) - (6:21) 122 BPM
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Noir & Olivier Giacomotto - "Reste" (Raxon remix) - (8:05) 123 BPM
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Drunken Kong - "Variables" (original mix) - (7:48) 125 BPM
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2pole - "Rose" (original mix) - (6:12) 122 BPM
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Macromism - "Crunchy Food" (original mix) - (7:04) 125 BPM
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2pole - "Tronica" (original mix) - (7:15) 124 BPM
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Christian Smith - "Blast Off" (original mix) - (8:11) 123 BPM
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Frank Biazzi - "Contrast" (original mix) - (6:43) 128 BPM
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Jaceo - "Gargantuan" (original mix) - (6:39) 125 BPM
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Weska - "Are You Real" (original mix) - (7:25) 126 BPM
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Wehbba - "Ascent" (original mix) - (6:24) 125 BPM
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Christian Smith & Wehbba - "Tungsten" (original mix) - (7:15) 125 BPM
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Enrico Sangiuliano - "Hook At The Border" (Paride Saraceni's Stormy dub mix) - (6:50) 125 BPM
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Noir & Olivier Giacomotto - "Reste" (dub mix) - (8:11) 123 BPM
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Crazy Sonic - "Broken Heart" (Drunken Kong remix) - (7:25) 126 BPM
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Wehbba - "Flux" (original mix) - (6:11) 125 BPM
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Christian Smith - "Input-Output" (original mix) - (7:01) 124 BPM
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Peter Bailey - "Taunting" (original mix) - (7:02) 126 BPM
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Marc Marzenit - "9909LA" (Break mix) - (7:05) 124 BPM
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Skober - "Click Play" (original mix) - (6:37) 126 BPM
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Crazy Sonic - "Orange" (original mix) - (7:10) 125 BPM
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Christian Smith - "Price Of Freedom" (Dubspeeka remix) - (6:20) 124 BPM
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Reinier Zonneveld - "See You Hide" (original mix) - (6:59) 124 BPM
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Macromism - "The Walk" (original mix) - (6:29) 126 BPM
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Christian Smith - "Human Machine" (Remastered) - (6:58) 120 BPM
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2pole - "Tulipa" (original mix) - (7:34) 124 BPM
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Loco & Jam - "Boundaries Of Sonic" (original mix) - (6:46) 125 BPM
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Drunken Kong - "Infinite Circle" (original mix) - (7:31) 125 BPM
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In Yer Face Bicep Remixes
FMB 007
30 Sep 16
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In Yer Face (Bicep remix) - (7:41) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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In Yer Face (Bicep Acid dub) - (6:26) 120 BPM
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Review: For those of a certain age, the opening seconds of 808 State's 1991 rave anthem "In Yer Face" - a combination of memorable melody lines and loved-up chords - are still capable of setting the pulse racing. Bicep have taken on the task of updating Graham Massey and company's anthem for a new generation, serving up two fresh interpretations. Wisely, they emphasize the spine-tingling goodness of the Manchester outfit's chord progressions on their A-side remix, getting rougher, tougher and weightier as the track progresses. Their flipside acid dub - where electro-inspired breakbeats, heavy bass and floatation tank melodies are expertly combined with ragged TB-303 lines - recalls the similarly-minded thrills of DJ Parrot and Mark Brydon's 'Sunshine Dub' of DJ Mink's early Warp slammer "Hey! Hey! Can U Relate?".
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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 Biggest-selling track on this release
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Xejn (8am mix) - (3:15) 84 BPM
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Shackled Minds - (5:14) 129 BPM
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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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Developer Archive 08
DA 08
06 Jan 17
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Hooked In - (6:45) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Towering Figure - (6:16) 128 BPM
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Drama Cut - (6:45) 130 BPM
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Callisto - (6:02) 128 BPM
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Review: The Archive series has allowed its owner, Developer, to show a different side to his music, and this is clearly audible on the eighth instalment. "Hooked In" sounds like the US producer is locking horns with early Octave One, as a tense, hypnotic rhythm gives way to soaring synths. "Towering Figure" also reveals a deeper side to the Developer canon, as eerie textures accompany bristling drums and a rolling groove prevail. However, the biggest change is audible on "Drama Cut", where noisy guitar, scratchy percussion and rolling beats make for a truly left of centre combination. By contrast, "Callisto", with its horror stabs, is almost conventional.

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Driven/X-mop 198
H&T 02
16 Dec 16
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DJ Koze - "Driven" - (6:39) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Robag Wruhme - "X-mop 198" - (4:59) 123 BPM
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Played by: Domshe, Resident Advisor
Review: Pampa offshoot Hart & Tief launched earlier in the year, via a split EP featuring tracks by Soulphiction and Mike Denhert. This time round, fellow German producers DJ Koze and Robag Wruhme are at the controls. Koze kicks things off with "Driven", a clanking, booty-shaking fusion of metallic percussion hits, resonating electronics, dub techno motifs, and minimalist textures. It feels a little like a contemporary Berlin take on early '90s Sheffield "clonk" (think Sweet Exorcist's Clonk's Coming album on Warp), which is no bad thing in our book. Wruhme's "X-mop 198" is a much more straightforward, early morning techno bubbler, albeit with similarly clanking percussion hits amongst the thumping kick drums and restless, one-note riffs.
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Best Of DKMNTL X PATTA
DKMNTL 044
09 Jan 17
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Young Marco - "The Best I Could Do" - (9:27) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tom Trago - "Brutal Romance" (TT's Love Fix) - (7:15) 124 BPM
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Fatima Yamaha - "The Creature From Culture Creation" - (9:27) 55 BPM
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Review: Originally released in 2015, Young Marco's "The Best I Could Do" shows that he is as adept in the studio as he is behind the decks. The renowned crate digger draws on his knowledge of underground house and techno for this understated, melancholic affair. Sad synths swirl up over a raw, resonating bass and the end result has a decidedly wintry feeling. House veteran Tom Trago drops a similar sounding track, "Brutal Romance (TT's Love Fix)". However, on this occasion, the groove is upbeat and the riffs are more insistent, but the same frazzled approach to production prevails. Keeping it atmospheric, Fatima Yamaha delivers the slow tempo, synth-heavy "The Creature From Culture Creation", which also featured on the original 2015 release.
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EXILE 006
EXILE 006
04 Jan 17
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EXILE 006 A1 - (8:03) 128 BPM
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EXILE 006 B1 - (7:04) 128 BPM
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EXILE 006 B2 - (6:31) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: On the sixth edition of Exile, its co-owner Markus Suckut proves why he is one of Europe's finest contemporary techno producers. Each track is streamlined and functional, but none sound faceless or linear. The untitled A-side revolves around forceful kicks, rasping hi hats and an all-encompassing, trancey hook. Meanwhile, "B1" is powered by glassy shards of percussion and pin-prick techno bleeps. On "B2", he treats the listener to one of his rare trips down an acid wormhole, but of course this being Suckut, subtle but insistent percussive ticks and steady, relentless drums are never too far from the surface.
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Scorp
TOKEN 66D
28 Oct 16
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Atomitron - (8:42) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Energetix - (5:52) 140 BPM
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Repaired - (9:09) 143 BPM
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New Energy - (6:54) 140 BPM
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One Side - (6:49) 142 BPM
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Perdition - (6:53) 142 BPM
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Untitled V1 - (6:11) 140 BPM
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Malhela - (6:36) 140 BPM
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Take One - (8:25) 142 BPM
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Crashed At The End - (9:50) 138 BPM
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Played by: DJ Emerson, Trevor Benz
Review: Originally released during the early to mid 00s, Steve Rachmad's Scorp project was like a breath of fresh air for anyone suffocating under wave upon wave of dreary loop techno at the time. That's not to suggest that the tracks on this compilation are anything but DJ tools - and the steely minimalism and raw tonal repetition of "Atomitron" is reminiscent of Mills at his most uncompromising. However, they do possess a dynamism and energy that was almost alien to that period. Take a listen to the rattling snares and claps on "Energetix" or the relentless, pile-driving motion of "One Side" for confirmation that even when he's banging the box, Steve Rachmad is in a league of his own.
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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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Next Generation (unmixed tracks)
ELV 59
30 Dec 16
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Pig&Dan - "Next Generation" (continuous DJ mix) - (1:37:15) 124 BPM
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Mark Reeve - "Forwarding" (original mix) - (7:09) 126 BPM
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Aitor Ronda - "Breath" (original mix) - (7:14) 126 BPM
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Veerus & Maxie Devine - "The Point" (original mix) - (7:29) 125 BPM
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Carlo Ruetz - "Through Walls" (original mix) - (7:40) 125 BPM
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Rob Hes & LAAT - "Buck The System" (original mix) - (7:29) 125 BPM
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Raffaele Rizzi - "El Sonido Del Alma" (original mix) - (7:08) 126 BPM
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Konrad - "Crooked" (original mix) - (7:52) 127 BPM
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Etai Tarazi - "Relax" (original mix) - (7:17) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Fideles - "Wonderlust" (original mix) - (6:59) 122 BPM
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Gaist - "The Tunnel" (original mix) - (7:02) 125 BPM
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Mitch De Klein - "Phose" (original mix) - (5:48) 124 BPM
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Sezer Uysal - "Murk" (original mix) - (6:39) 125 BPM
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Spettro - "Baals Hour" (original mix) - (4:51) 127 BPM
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Zakari & Blange - "Insert" (original mix) - (7:53) 126 BPM
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LAAT - "Nameless" (original mix) - (7:03) 128 BPM
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Anna V - "War" (original mix) - (8:49) 127 BPM
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Martin Lacroix - "Linaje" (original mix) - (6:46) 125 BPM
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SAMA - "Disconnected" (original mix) - (6:33) 128 BPM
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David Bau - "Gossip" (original mix) - (6:50) 126 BPM
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Out & About - "Extravaganza" (original mix) - (5:43) 123 BPM
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John Arial - "Arial" (original mix) - (7:25) 125 BPM
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Played by: Bach Music
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Cycles EP
SK 11003
03 Jan 17
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CYBER - (6:34) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Kunfus - (5:52) 129 BPM
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Structured Deceit - (6:09) 132 BPM
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Escape From You - (4:58) 155 BPM
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Played by: Resident Advisor
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Chorus
MNSW 004
30 Sep 16
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Chorus - (6:13) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Madame X - (6:35) 120 BPM
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Emotional Breakdown - (5:30) 83 BPM
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Review: Bulgarian hardware maverick KiNK is back, this time on Singapore based Midnight Shift who have presented great releases previously by L/F/D/M, Mr G and John Heckle. First track "Chorus" features hands in the air synth stabs that resonate and modulate to a mighty crescendo over a dry, skittering rhythm. Second offering "Madame X" delves deeper on this low slung acid number, where the signature wobble of the Roland TB-303 faces off with a bare bones TR-909 rhythm; simple yet effective. Finally "Emotional Breakdown" goes for some off kilter electro flavour with its broken beat accompanied by emotive pads and spacey modular squeals on this fine example of deconstructed hi-tech soul.
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Outer Acid EP
ML 2231
14 Mar 16
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Outer Acid - (6:37) 117 BPM
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Qwazars - (6:16) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Nodyahed - (6:45) 119 BPM
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Aether - (6:49) 109 BPM
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Review: It would be fair to say that Mr Fingers 2016 is something of an event release, at least for those who love deep house. While Larry Heard has kept busy - largely with remixes and reissues - this marks the first 12" release under his most famous moniker for over a decade. He begins in contemplative mood, fusing tumbling music box melodies, creepy electronics and nagging 303 lines on "Outar Acid", before laying down some typically blissful, atmospheric deep house on the wondrous "Qwazars". Flip for "Nodyahead", an effortless mixture of heavy dub-house bottom end, African-influenced percussion and moody late night refrains, and the ultra-deep, piano-laden bliss of "Aether".
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Chord Challenge/Resistance
TR 231
02 Jan 17
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Chord Challenge - (7:01) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Resistance (part 1) - (7:57) 126 BPM
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Review: Mainz Germany based tech house hero Eric Sneo returns to Christian Smiths esteemed Tronic imprint with "chord challenge" which does exactly what it says on the tin; with this soulful and emotive exercise in cruise control that's reminiscent of Aril Brikha's seminal classic "Groove la chord". Next track "resistance" Is the real winner on here: this is euphoric, factory floor stomper has hands in the air stabs and pounding rhythms which are exactly the kind of thing that Norman Norge or Mike Denhert Would smash out at Berghain.

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Amotik 005
AMTK 005
06 Jan 17
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Pandrah - (6:45) 135 BPM
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Solah - (7:13) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: The fifth release in the Amotik series again sees its unknown author keeping his/her head down and focusing on underground tracks. That said, Amotik 005 isn't entirely beholden to the rules of hand-stamped engagement. Unlike many anonymous series "Pandrah" has obvious big-room ambitions as its solid kicks push it along at 135bpm. The bigger surprise occurs on "Solah". While similar in tempo and just as functional as "Pandrah" thanks to its crashing percussion, at its heart are fragile, soaring synths. They exude a sense of euphoria that sounds out of place on an anonymous techno record, and which makes Amotik 005 reassuringly different.
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Moon Rocks
DC 160
05 Sep 16
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Moon Rocks - (7:33) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ghettoblaster - (6:48) 125 BPM
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Dutch Kiss (Straight mix) - (7:48) 125 BPM
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Dutch Kiss (Inner mix) - (7:52) 125 BPM
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Review: Sangiuliano is an Italian DJ who has been associated with Adam Beyer through a release on Truesoul. Now he steps up for the Swedish DJ's main imprint with this killer big room record. The title track is a brooding bass-heavy affair that is very much in line with Beyer's own sound. On "Ghettoblaster" he mixes up the approach; break beats hip-hop scratches and tiny vocal snippets all come together over a moody jungle-inspired low end. While "Dutch Kiss" sees him explore a more house-oriented sound thanks to its hypnotic organs at its core is a robust bass that bleeps and spits furiously.
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Going Down
DC 166B
05 Jan 17
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Future - (7:30) 126 BPM
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Going Down - (6:56) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: N.O.B.A
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Grow
TNSLP 001
23 Dec 16
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Sand Promise - (5:37) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Groove Seeker - (5:10) 139 BPM
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Softly Softly - (6:12) 140 BPM
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Thunder Fog - (5:35) 161 BPM
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Over The Top - (6:13) 140 BPM
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Limbo - (6:40) 120 BPM
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Mention - (6:49) 124 BPM
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Without You - (5:29) 140 BPM
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Your Endless Sea - (6:47) 138 BPM
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Rust - (5:38) 140 BPM
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A River Alone - (6:01) 120 BPM
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Stars We Can See - (4:58) 119 BPM
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Played by: Kisk
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TBO 2016
IARBC 006
30 Dec 16
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Ricardo Garduno - "The Man Is Just Confused" (VSK remix) - (6:14) 130 BPM
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Aleja Sanchez - "Chronology Of Madness" (original mix) - (8:28) 120 BPM
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Fixon - "Crear Idolos" (original mix) - (7:29) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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XHEI - "Ectomorfo" (Perc remix) - (5:26) 131 BPM
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Eric Fetcher - "Transgenic" (original mix) - (4:43) 129 BPM
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DJ Saint Pierre - "La Marche De La Lune" (Part 3) - (6:34) 129 BPM
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Fixeer - "Anxious" (original mix) - (7:30) 129 BPM
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Mental Resonance - "Outline" (original mix) - (6:15) 128 BPM
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Olexii - "Fake Hill" (Paul Birken remix) - (6:33) 137 BPM
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Vertical Spectrum - "Unknown Perception" (original mix) - (5:57) 130 BPM
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Dorian Gray - "Rymdfaerder" (original mix) - (5:26) 126 BPM
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Echologist - "Opening Up" (Aleja Sanchez remix V1) - (8:47) 128 BPM
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Miki Craven - "Challenger" (original mix) - (6:55) 125 BPM
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Ricardo Garduno - "PMTL" (original mix) - (5:09) 132 BPM
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Marla Singer - "Unforgotten" (original mix) - (6:45) 132 BPM
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Flug - "Retrig" (original mix) - (6:34) 128 BPM
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XHEI - "Ectomorfo" (Kessell remix) - (5:55) 86 BPM
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Svarog - "Combined Figures" (original mix) - (5:46) 125 BPM
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Wave Form - "Selling Out For Us" (original mix) - (6:00) 128 BPM
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KVD - "Polar Exploration Day 1" (original mix) - (6:32) 120 BPM
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XHEI - "Ectomorfo" (Kwartz remix) - (6:01) 130 BPM
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NOERBAK - "Anisocoria" (original mix) - (5:02) 127 BPM
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Free The Punk EP
AM8M 033
16 Dec 16
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Free The Punk - (7:48) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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No Memory - (6:01) 125 BPM
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Denture Problems - (7:18) 129 BPM
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The Remixes
DC 164X
28 Nov 16
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Porcelain (Luca Agnelli remix) - (7:51) 127 BPM
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Go (Bart Skils remix) - (9:11) 126 BPM
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Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad (Enrico Sangiuliano remix) - (7:14) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Porcelain (Alan Fitzpatrick's Late Night dub) - (8:01) 124 BPM
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Go (Tiger Stripes White Tail remix) - (7:08) 127 BPM
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Natural Blues (Dense & Pika remix) - (7:10) 126 BPM
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Go (Manic Brothers remix) - (9:07) 128 BPM
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Natural Blues (Marco Faraone's Whitelandvox remix) - (7:18) 128 BPM
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Go (Tiger Stripes Black Lodge remix) - (7:22) 126 BPM
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Review: Talk about an unusual pairing; New York's best-known vegan has partnered with Adam Beyer's techno label for some big room versions of his 90s hits. At its most understated, this collection features German producer Tiger Stripes delivering a stripped back, minimal house take on "Go", while at the other end of the spectrum, Luca Agnelli turns the dreamy, wispy vocals of "Porcelain" into a thumping, rolling affair. In between these two extremes, there's the organic drums on Bart Skills' take of "Go" and Enrico Sangiuliano turning "Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?" into an effective but strangely catchy groove, as the original track's operatic vocal is fused with waves of acid.
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Dekmantel: Best Of 2016
DKMNTL 2016
23 Dec 16
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Palms Trax - "High Point On Low Ground" - (5:29) 124 BPM
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Young Marco - "The Best I Could Do" - (9:27) 125 BPM
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Awanto 3 - "Pregnant" - (12:43) 114 BPM
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Robert Hood - "Lockers" - (5:06) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tom Trago - "Brutal Romance" (TT's Love Fix) - (7:15) 124 BPM
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Call Super - "Nervous Sex Traffic" - (9:02) 121 BPM
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Voiski - "Happy Piece For Happy People Piece" - (6:27) 125 BPM
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Peter Van Hoesen - "Quadra" - (6:48) 128 BPM
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Randomer - "Running Dry" - (5:32) 130 BPM
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Makam - "Riding High" - (5:14) 127 BPM
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Matrixxman - "Process" - (6:11) 131 BPM
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Vakula - "Acteon" - (4:12) 160 BPM
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Central - "Keep Love On Me" - (6:18) 122 BPM
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Occult Orientated Crime - "Just A Clown On Crack" - (5:54) 90 BPM
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Raphael Green - "Don't Mess With The Devil" - (4:13) 105 BPM
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Graze - "Shadow Play" - (3:44) 120 BPM
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Palms Trax - "Paws" - (5:03) 124 BPM
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Robert Hood - "Master Jack" - (6:11) 130 BPM
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Rite Of Passage EP
CRG 006
28 Dec 16
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Fracture - (5:41) 130 BPM
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Cult - (5:30) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Passage - (6:02) 132 BPM
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Passage (ambient mix) - (3:51) 127 BPM
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Review: Reflec is the latest producer to sign up to the Clergy label. Run by UK producer Cleric, it has so far released a record from Dax J - as well as material from its owner - and seems intent on bringing some thought back to peak time techno. This approach is certainly evident on Passage. "Fracture" sees Reflec provide an updated version of Luke Slater at his most visceral - albeit with some ghostly organ riffs added in - while on "Cult", there is a nod towards the concrete weight kicks of SP-X and Oscar Mulero. On "Passage", a less bombastic sound prevails, with Reflec deploying a wiry, snaking rhythm and tight claps. The biggest shift comes right at the end, with a 90's ambient sounding take on "Passage".
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D1 Versions
SKEL 1216
02 Jan 17
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K304 Walk With Me (version 2) - (7:32) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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She Loves (16 edit) - (7:12) 125 BPM
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Creature Funk (Komon & Appleblim remix) - (7:32) 123 BPM
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Leaving Home (Komon remix) - (5:37) 125 BPM
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Bullied (Ice Station Zebra remix) - (6:38) 123 BPM
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Review: The latest release on Dubspeeka's label starts in melancholic mode. The clunky titled "K304 Walk With Me (version 2)" is shot through with the Bristol producer's trademark hollowed out drums and clicking percussion, but the centre piece is a melody so mournful it'll remind the listener of smoky fires and autumn leaves. The mood changes somewhat on "She Loves (16 edit)", with a sultry female vocal and hypnotic chords wrapped around a similarly angular rhythm. Then there are the remixes: Komon gets together with Skull Disco co-founder Appleblim for a dubbed out, effects-heavy take on "Creature Funk", before flying solo to turn "Leaving Home" into a bass-heavy, filtered workout. The eerie keys and dark bass of the Ice Station Zebra take on "Bullied" bring this impressive release to a close.
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This Is Hardgroove
SA 013
02 Jan 17
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This Is Hardgroove - (7:38) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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This Is Hardgroove (Metodi Hristov remix) - (6:14) 125 BPM
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Timid Boy & Alexandar Ivkovic - "Future" - (7:15) 125 BPM
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Timid Boy & Alexandar Ivkovic - "Body Grada" - (7:37) 124 BPM
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Review: French producer Timid Boy has appeared previously on Gruuv, Viva and SCI + TEC but now he throws down for indie label Set About with "This Is Hardgroove" where he throws down some rolling and pounding tech house in the vein of Kody & Leftwing or Julian Juweil. He then teams up with Aleksandar Ivkov on "Future" and if you ask us: this stellar track is the future of tech house.
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Chemistry
DC 165
12 Dec 16
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Chemistry - (8:15) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ukraine - (7:24) 126 BPM
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Devotion - (8:07) 126 BPM
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Review: Chemistry is the third EP from Pig & Dan on Adam Beyer's label this year and sees the duo deliver three more powerful, big room tracks. The title track revolves around an embrace of trance-y melodies and shimmering chords, but these melodic elements play out against a framework of tough, metallic beats. On "Ukraine", the pair put their focus on linear club techno, albeit with a slightly different twist; the kicks are tough and unrelenting, but the rhythm skips and steps. There is no such ambivalence on "Devotion"; rooted in concrete kicks and a firing rhythm, a pin-pick riff is filtered in and out of red-level intensity throughout this heady arrangement.
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Global Patterns Part Two
MOD 27
13 Jan 17
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Rebus - (6:04) 129 BPM
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Worn Out Places - (6:47) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Run In Circles - (5:41) 128 BPM
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Bullet Train - (6:02) 130 BPM
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Review: This is Rhomb's third outing on Developer's label, but it's the first release that he hasn't shared with a peer. Listening to "Rebus", which unfolds to tense clicks and foreboding textures that linger over its bass-heavy rhythm, it sounds like this solo flight was well deserved. Rhomb's star quality is reinforced by "Worn Out Places", where he shifts styles to deliver a bleep heavy, nickel-plated percussive workout. "Run In Circles" sees a deeper departure into that sound, with the track's dubbed out, hypnotic groove recalling Silent Servant's contributions to Sandwell District. "Bullet Train" marks another change, but this time it's towards the dense, drum-heavy approach favoured by Modularz' owner.
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Mecanique Sauvage
PH 55D
04 Nov 16
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Mecanique Sauvage - (6:39) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Children Of The Monolith - (8:34) 100 BPM
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Soda Jerk - (6:19) 122 BPM
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Review: Nathan Wilkins hooks up with Richard X again for the third Cowboy Rhythmbox outing on Erol Alkan's label. The title track is a stop-start jacking affair that resounds to a rude electronic bass. It's exactly the kind of upfront track one would expect to hear in one of the label owner's DJ sets. In stark contrast is "Children of the Monolith"; slower, dreamier and more complex, it features hypnotic chants unfolding over a mid-tempo tribal groove. The duo returns to the dance floor for "Soda Jerk". While not quite a direct as the title track, its relentless pulse and filtered percussion make it just as effective.
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Velvet Revolver
RUKUS 007
21 Nov 16
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Velvet Revolver - (7:09) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Vicar - (6:58) 124 BPM
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Space Charmer - (7:18) 122 BPM
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Clowns - (6:58) 124 BPM
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Bells And Whistles - (6:30) 123 BPM
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Review: The fourth release on Rukus shows how far its owner, Matador, aka Gavin Lynch has come. Having made his name with releases on Richie Hawtin's Minus, the title track seems to channel John Carpenter's dystopian soundtracks and fuse them with a contemporary disco-noir groove. "The Vicar" sees the Irish producer make a return of sorts to club techno with its buzzing bass and stuttering vocal, but Lynch quickly makes a shift back to the disco sound he explored on the title track with "Space Charmer". There, an ominous, throbbing bass and minor key trance hooks vie for attention and the interplay creates wonderful tension. "Clowns" and "Bells And Whistles" are like halfway houses between Lynch's techno and newly-found disco style, with the latter impressing thanks to its incessant cow bells.
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Doom Room
TTARDGT 0002
02 Jan 17
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Doom Room - (5:50) 126 BPM
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The River - (6:42) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Wild Path - (6:49) 126 BPM
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Doom Room (Franz Alice Stern remix) - (5:45) 126 BPM
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Doom Room (Matteo Gatti remix) - (9:55) 125 BPM
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Doom Room (Ayarcana remix) - (4:17) 90 BPM
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Doom Room (Avenir&Restivo remix) - (5:58) 130 BPM
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Review: After a number of compilations, the California-based Tiptop Audio puts a focus on artist releases. Ironically though the title track from this EP by Black Shape, aka Piero Fragola and Mattia Tuliozi, had already featured on one of the label's collections. That said, for new entrants to Tiptop, it's a good introduction to their electronic disco sound and over moody pulses, an indie guitar plays out. "The River" is in a similar vein, albeit with a deadpan vocal leading the way, while "Wild Path" sees the pair at their very darkest as a doomy bass cuts through the arrangement with gut-busting efficacy. The remixes of the title track veer from Matteo Gatti's heads-down club treatment to Ayarcana's broken beat industrial and Avenir & Restivo's big room techno reshape.
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Time Enough At Last
TOKEN 68D
02 Dec 16
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Static - (6:12) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Shadow Play - (6:36) 127 BPM
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Walking Distance - (6:52) 128 BPM
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Review: Time is Antonin Jeanson aka Antigone's third release for Token and sees the French artist deliver more pared back, expertly constructed techno tracks. On "Static", the rhythm is loose but angular, while powered by jangling percussion and dub blasts. Underneath this structure Jeanson adds a powerful bass that purrs with menacing intent. "Shadow Play" is a more conventional, straighter affair, evolving from a linear, pulsing groove, but once again he shows his skills with dubby effects setting it apart from the usual club techno fodder. "Walking Distance" is in a similar vein, but this time it features a detuned, noisy riff riding one of Antigone's pared back arrangements.
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Perc Trax: Tracks Of 2016
TPTDIGI 064
16 Dec 16
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Ansome - "Snake Eyes" - (6:49) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Perc & Truss - "Leather & Lace" - (5:18) 131 BPM
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Scalameriya & VSK - "Cydonia" - (4:58) 130 BPM
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Drax - "Acid Brick" - (7:30) 130 BPM
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Perc & Truss - "Subox" - (5:42) 128 BPM
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AnD - "Fierce" - (6:17) 140 BPM
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Perc & Randomer - "Flooring" - (5:54) 131 BPM
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Ansome - "Poldark" - (6:37) 132 BPM
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15 Years Of Terminal M/A Sides Vol 2
TERM 125
11 Jan 16
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Monika Kruse meets Pig&Dan - "Boundaries" - (7:12) 124 BPM
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Pele & Shawnecy - "Sixtynine" - (7:30) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Eelke Kleijn - "Welcome To Orion" - (6:10) 121 BPM
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Juan Ddd & Celic - "Your Love" - (7:10) 125 BPM
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Misstress Barbara - "Burning" - (6:25) 125 BPM
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Mr Bizz - "Snapshot" - (7:31) 126 BPM
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Blush EP
GRD 003
29 Apr 16
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Blush - (6:24) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Outpost - (6:02) 121 BPM
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Holdup - (5:39) 131 BPM
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Review: Harry Agius aka Midland is back: does he ever find time to sleep? Following up the Akase side project he's involved in with Robbie Redway and some killer releases on Aus Music, Feel My Bicep and of course his own Graded imprint which this appears on; making it the label's third release already. "Blush" is a slow burning and emotive piece with an epic vintage synth arpeggio and soulful strings backed by the most restrained beat. "Outpost" gets a bit more fierce with a tougher beat and a free running arpeggio that reeks havoc much like Carl Craig's classic remix of "Falling Up". Finally "Holdup" hammers the message home gloriously with its off kilter yet hypnotic beat and sombre yet emotive atmosphere.
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My Bleep
VD 26
09 Jan 17
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My Bleep (original mix) - (7:13) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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My Bleep (ambient mix) - (5:45) 133 BPM
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Just Did It - (4:37) 132 BPM
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CMP135 - (6:35) 122 BPM
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Review: Efde has only a few releases to his credit, but this outing on Tom Trago's label trumps his previous output. In its original format, the title track combines soaring trance melodies, rolling snare drums and a central riff that gets more and more noisy as the arrangement progresses. It makes for an intoxicating combination and is redolent of "Primary Roots", one of Trago's own, earlier productions. There is an eerie ambient version of the title track, but it's clear from the rest of the release that Efde's real home is out on the dance floor. "Just Did It" is a pulsing, electronic bass-heavy affair, while on "CMP135", he mines a deeper but still driving house sound.
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Percussive Parameters Vol 1
BSS 003
10 Oct 16
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Callahan - "Kudzu" - (5:19) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Silas & Snare - "Eastern Shores" - (5:43) 86 BPM
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A:Tonal - "Perfect Imbalance" - (6:18) 128 BPM
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SYZ & LKY - "Turbulence" - (7:06) 128 BPM
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SYZ - "Vital Groove" - (6:31) 130 BPM
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Review: The Brotherhood Sound System released two heavy bass swelters back in 2014 and, since then, only another appearance was made in 2016, which leaves this new collaborative effort to give us a little view as to what they might be up to next. There's a whole bunch of new faxes here, and Callahan's "Kudzu" sets the scene nicely with a bit of minimalistic tribal drumming, which is followed by the glitchy, sparse two-steps of "Eastern Shores" by Silas & Snare. A:Tonal's "Perfect Imbalance" is the master-stroke on here, a fluttering wave of percussion and hissing sonics, but SYZ and LKY's beat thrashings should not go overlooked. In fact, this whole EP feels truly collaborative, linked-up by a recurrent pattern of thought which is sublimely executed from start to finish.
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A Shot In The Light
ESP 033
23 Sep 16
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Nineteen Eighty-Two - (5:22) 116 BPM
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Silent Thunder - (5:09) 110 BPM
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Mexican Cola Bottle Baby - (6:27) 120 BPM
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Chickpea - (4:43) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Losing My Wedge - (5:53) 118 BPM
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A Shot In The Light - (5:57) 121 BPM
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Maltese Duck - (5:12) 120 BPM
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Death At The Funreal - (5:59) 121 BPM
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Review: Tel Aviv's Moscoman returns to the always reliable ESP Institute for more of his infectious oddball grooves which continually defy categorisation. Much like fellow homeboys Red Axes and Autarkic, his sound sits somewhere between disco, house, synth pop, punk-funk and even balearic; and indeed that's the spectrum of sounds explored on his new album titled A Shot In The Light. There's some lo-slung, latin infused disco deepness on the "Mexican Cola Bottle Baby", trippy cosmo/psychedelic shenanigans on the hilariously titled "Losing My Wedge", the moody and entrancing journey that is the title track (which pushes the same territory as Barnt or Marvin & Guy) and there's even some darkwave electro: like on the epic closer "Death At The Funreal".

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Free Inspiration Treaty
AINE 07
17 Oct 16
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Mental Resonance - "Astrometric Precision" - (4:51) 133 BPM
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Hertz Collision - "Blind Feelings" - (7:04) 127 BPM
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YYYY - "We Fear Each Other" - (5:47) 132 BPM
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Hertz Collision - "Keep Me In The Dark" - (7:39) 129 BPM
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Oisel - "Fotosfera" - (7:27) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Alderaan - "Shelter" - (6:29) 127 BPM
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Ruptur3 - "Contact" - (4:40) 120 BPM
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Oisel - "Interferenze" - (7:23) 133 BPM
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Alderaan - "Parallel Mind" - (6:25) 128 BPM
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YYYY - "Sudden Burst Of Thought" - (7:04) 131 BPM
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Played by: Miss Electric
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Structures And Solutions
BP 2016
24 Jun 16
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O & V & R - "Metal Slipper" - (7:19) 131 BPM
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Lakker - "Chain Of Combs" - (6:00) 130 BPM
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James Ruskin & DVS1 - "Page 1" - (6:13) 130 BPM
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Makaton - "Slur" - (7:04) 134 BPM
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Planetary Assault Systems - "Pull" - (7:36) 131 BPM
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Steve Bicknell - "Disguise Of Beings" - (4:09) 128 BPM
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Regis - "Party Spoiler Too" - (5:09) 134 BPM
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Randomer - "Sheen" - (6:59) 130 BPM
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Truss - "Wanastow" - (5:58) 89 BPM
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Rumah & Progression (UK) - "Speak & Spell" - (5:56) 130 BPM
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James Ruskin - "6teenth" - (5:22) 132 BPM
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Tessela - "Rub" - (6:11) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Rommek - "Off The Radar" - (6:15) 128 BPM
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Blawan - "Passer By" - (6:07) 129 BPM
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Oliver Ho - "The Serpent Devours Itself" - (5:10) 128 BPM
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The Fear Ratio - "Lonor" - (4:53) 103 BPM
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Lakker - "Orange" - (5:09) 135 BPM
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Review: To mark the twentieth anniversary of the foundation of his label, James Ruskin has put together this massive compilation. It includes long-term friends and associates of the label - like Oliver Ho, Regis and Luke Slater - as well as newer additions to the roster, including Lakker and Rommek. Apart from uniting artists from different generations, the compilation also showcases the label's various hues; from the broken beats and intricate rhythms of Ruskin and Regis' O/V/R project and the hypnotic soundscapes of Lakker's "Orange" to the trace stabs and 10 tonne kicks of Regis' "Party Spoiler Too" and the chaotic industrial rhythms on Truss' "Wanastow", this compilation offers to newcomers an invaluable introduction to Blueprint, or to long-standing fans an indispensable reminder of why the label is unique.
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My Kinda Future
LOTR 012
06 Jan 17
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My Kinda Future - (11:24) 127 BPM
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My Kinda Future (Prins Thomas Diskomiks) - (12:15) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Last spotted cooking up science under his birth name Elliot Thomas, Etbonz gets his chunk on with a hurricane tapestry of cosmicity. Thumping with a loose but focused tech punch, the space between the layers of pads, synths, guitars and soaring FX allow you to weave, bob and lose all sense of time. Remix-wise Prins Thomas lowers the tempo and heightens the dubby aspects of the track with some really neat, intricate rolls on the percussion. Welcome to the future.
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Bombing EP
SRTX 015
13 Jan 17
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Crosstalk - (5:38) 125 BPM
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Seeing Red - (6:09) 125 BPM
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A Is For Acapella - (2:18) 85 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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We're Bombing - (6:53) 122 BPM
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Birdland - (6:14) 120 BPM
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Review: The retroverts at Super Rhythm Trax return with yet more acid madness courtesy of Matt Whitehead; he of Rebel Intelligence and Model Citizens fame. It's a pretty straight up affair on the Bombing EP, where opening cut "Crosstalk" batters you with 909 snare attacks and the hypnotic funk of 303 acid squelch. "Seeing Red" is a much more tunnelling affair where that little silver Roland box again does most of the talking. The title track is one of the real highlights; this sleazy and bombastic electro-funk number is reminiscent of Jimmy Edgar's finer moments until "Birdland" hammers the message home in style with yet more vintage flair and those early rave style steel drum presets in full effect.
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Little Big Sampler Vol 22
MRS 22
03 Dec 16
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&lez - "Deep" (Rework 2016) - (7:31) 120 BPM
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Nacho Padilla - "Break" - (6:24) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Francesco Cusenza - "Else Is Secondary" (Staniz remix) - (7:17) 125 BPM
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Diego Walle - "LsD" - (6:07) 128 BPM
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Imagine A Nation
0004 AD
23 Sep 16
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Native To America - (7:30) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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It's The Inside That Counts - (6:47) 120 BPM
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Don't Look Back - (6:58) 126 BPM
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Falling Leaves - (6:40) 127 BPM
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Stand Up - (4:22) 122 BPM
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How Can I Chill - (6:18) 125 BPM
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What You're Gonna Do - (3:52) 122 BPM
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Future Beat I - (6:03) 126 BPM
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Future Beat II - (2:51) 120 BPM
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Future Beat III - (5:12) 128 BPM
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I Want U
10116327
24 Dec 16
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I Want U (Video edit) - (3:44) 122 BPM
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I Want U (extended version) - (11:07) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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I Want U (The Hacker remix) - (8:01) 122 BPM
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I Want U (Martin Matiske remix) - (3:59) 122 BPM
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Rolling EP
DC 167
16 Jan 17
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Rolling - (6:58) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Venice - (6:13) 126 BPM
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Blue - (6:57) 127 BPM
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Traffic - (6:20) 125 BPM
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North To South - Part 2
119 DSR
05 Dec 16
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TKY - (8:48) 123 BPM
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Reverse - (6:47) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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P.O.D. - (6:12) 129 BPM
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Similar Twinkling Lights - (6:37) 123 BPM
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Review: Like the debut release in this series, the second instalment of North to South sees Boris Bunnik explore heavy, industrial-leaning arrangements. The dreamy soundscapes that dominated the early iterations of Conforce are largely absent, replaced by the murky textures and tough, dub-fuelled kicks of "TKY". "Reverse" sees the Dutch producer veer into an even harder style, with dense drums and droning sound scapes prevailing. "P.O.D" has flashes of the Conforce of old both in its musical leaning and lithe rhythm, but his new-found love of nighttime sounds dominates. This is evident on the closing track, "Similar Twinkling Lights", where sparkling hooks vie for the listener's attention as a nocturnal bass churns away in the background.
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Gamma Ray Burst
TEMPA 112D
02 Dec 16
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Gamma Ray Burst - (6:34) 85 BPM
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Ground Zero - (6:44) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Alpha Decay - (5:42) 63 BPM
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Phase Two - (6:09) 126 BPM
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Ascent - (6:35) 64 BPM
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Distant Resonance - (6:28) 63 BPM
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In Waves
ESP 039
11 Nov 16
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Airgoid Meall - (6:40) 120 BPM
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Years Away - (4:53) 116 BPM
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Liobasta - (4:55) 125 BPM
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Obar LA¬obhaite - (2:35) 105 BPM
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Weh-In - (8:00) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Expansions - (3:12) 120 BPM
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Gualainn - (1:22) 120 BPM
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Yanomami - (7:10) 120 BPM
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Offline - (7:10) 116 BPM
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Three 2BU - (2:44) 122 BPM
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Gravity Waves - (5:18) 122 BPM
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Meserole Ave - (3:59) 125 BPM
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Skylark - (7:46) 125 BPM
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Plasma Nomad - (5:48) 122 BPM
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Jump - (6:16) 120 BPM
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Review: In Waves is the debut album from Lord of the Isles aka Scottish producer Neil McDonald. As expansive as a boat ride through a rain-swept Highlands loch, it starts with the wispy, ethereal ambience of "Airgoid Meall" and "Years Away". The playful, stop-start rhythm of "Liobasta" provides a kooky interlude to the generally deep mood, before "Obar Liobhaite" plunges back in with floaty, serene ambience. That reflective sensibility is again temporarily pierced by the acrid, spiky rhythm of recent single "Weh-In", but in the main, this is a reflective work, best characterised by the neo-classical piano composition, "Gualainn".
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4 (Remixes)
HYPE 050D
12 Feb 16
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Sexspurt (Ricardo Villalobos/Max Loderbauer remix) - (12:10) 124 BPM
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Techno Disco (KiNK remix) - (8:13) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Come On Kerrier (Head High remix) - (4:59) 130 BPM
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Review: Luke Vibert donned the Kerrier District moniker last year on the tremendous Kerrier District 4 album on Hypercolour, and here are the remixes. He's done alright; look at who he's got on board. First there's the Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer remix of "Sexspurt", which is long and as liquid and tripped out as you'd imagine. Bulgarian hardware maverick delivers the goods always on his funky, fierce and soulful rendition of "Techno Disco", it's quite brilliant actually. Finally the now legendary Rene Pavlowitz dons the Head High alter ego for a slamming warehouse rave makeover of "Come On Kerrier".
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Stowaway
TPTCD 007
15 Apr 16
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Chemical Kenny - (4:10) 119 BPM
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Blackwater - (4:55) 132 BPM
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Poldark - (6:37) 132 BPM
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Stowaway - (5:10) 133 BPM
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The Pain Train - (8:08) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Back Alley Sally - (3:20) 87 BPM
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Grave Digger Figure - (6:23) 135 BPM
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Vyken - (5:52) 132 BPM
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Snake Eyes - (6:49) 134 BPM
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Bad Blood - (5:26) 131 BPM
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