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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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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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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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Journey To Solar
ELLLP 01D
18 Nov 16
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The Replicant V1 - (6:22) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Shoulder Of Orion - (7:54) 122 BPM
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Motor Rotor - (7:45) 121 BPM
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Love On Time - (7:03) 123 BPM
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The Replicant V2 - (6:22) 122 BPM
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Played by: DIONIGI, Domshe, MasterSlave
Review: Maceo Plex returns on his respected Ellum Audio imprint with a new album. Here the fellow known to his Mum as Eric Estornel presents some highly engineered grooves that reflect his extensive background in producing techno and electro; way back to his modest Dallas, Texas beginnings under the tutelage of greats like Gerard Hanson (Covenxtion/E.R.P.) where he used such aliases as Mariel Ito and Maetrik. Return to Solar is certainly diverse in its execution of various moods and grooves but overall has a definite sense of soul and emotion throughout. We particularly enjoyed the the intelligent electro of "The Replicant V1" or "Love On Time", the hi-tech soul of "Shoulder Of Orion" and the tough futurist stomp of "Traktion".
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London Underground 2016 (unmixed tracks)
TOOL 515/02Z
04 Nov 16
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Nicole Moudaber & Skin - "These Walls Are Made Of Water" (Pan-Pot remix) - (7:06) 124 BPM
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808 State - "In Yer Face" (Bicep remix) - (7:41) 125 BPM
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Booka Shade - "In White Rooms" (Jonas Rathsman Reprise) - (7:25) 122 BPM
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Matador - "Drifting" (Oliver Huntemann remix) - (7:24) 121 BPM
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Raumakustik - "Dem A Pree" (Patrick Topping remix) - (7:33) 127 BPM
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Noir & Hendrik Burkhard - "Lost & Broken" (original mix) - (6:18) 125 BPM
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Harvey McKay - "Terma" (original mix) - (6:50) 125 BPM
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Mat Joe - "Nonstop Nonsense" (original mix) - (7:09) 125 BPM
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Leonardo Gonnelli - "Whaa" (Mathias Kaden Work That Bassline remix) - (6:30) 125 BPM
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Sidney Charles - "Justice" (original mix) - (9:51) 126 BPM
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DJ PP & Jack Mood - "Pump" (original mix) - (6:27) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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STRiCKLAND - "Say What?" (original mix) - (6:30) 123 BPM
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Dataworx - "Fracture" (original mix) - (6:07) 125 BPM
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Luca Debonaire & Benny Camaro - "Tribulations" (original mix) - (6:00) 125 BPM
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Vidaloca - "If U Want" (Dale Howard remix) - (6:17) 123 BPM
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Felix Krocher - "Just Bang" (original mix) - (6:44) 126 BPM
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Joe Mesmar - "Transistor Rhythm" (original mix) - (7:17) 124 BPM
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Low Steppa & Bot - "Vibe With Me" (original mix) - (5:30) 123 BPM
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Agent Orange - "U Need It" (original mix) - (7:19) 125 BPM
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Filterheadz - "Clockwise" (original mix) - (6:59) 126 BPM
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Hotspot & Komaroff - "Resistance" (feat Dangur) - (5:44) 122 BPM
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Gorge - "Yemaya" - (7:33) 123 BPM
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Mendo - "Music Power" (Metodi Hristov remix) - (6:29) 124 BPM
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Rektchordz - "So Simple" (original mix) - (7:03) 123 BPM
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Dario DaAttis - "Diversity" (original mix) - (7:32) 122 BPM
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Wade - "Disco Breakin" (original mix) - (6:03) 124 BPM
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Solarc - "Ghosts" (Who Else remix) - (6:50) 124 BPM
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T.Williams & James Jacob - "The Hive" (original mix) - (6:06) 124 BPM
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Thomas Schumacher - "Kickschool 79" (Oliver Schories remix) - (6:26) 124 BPM
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Di Chaira Brothers - "Rawside" (Rich Wakley Warehouse Treatment) - (6:17) 124 BPM
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John Moss - "All Night" (original mix) - (5:56) 124 BPM
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Monika Kruse meets Pig&Dan - "Sensation" (original mix) - (8:48) 125 BPM
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Bill Rogers - "Competition" (Orginal mix) - (6:13) 122 BPM
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Optimuss - "Barbados" (original mix) - (6:43) 126 BPM
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Chay & Dead Space - "Talkina" (original mix) - (7:21) 124 BPM
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Tuff London & Steve Edwards - "Front Line" (original mix) - (6:04) 122 BPM
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Marcellus Wallace - "I Got Some" (original mix) - (6:06) 122 BPM
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Steve Nash - "Taubenhaucher" (Basti Grub remix) - (11:08) 122 BPM
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Will Gold - "Re Wired" (original mix) - (6:03) 123 BPM
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Ronnie Spiteri - "System Check" (original mix) - (6:47) 125 BPM
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Al Gibbs & Steve O - "Congestion" (original mix) - (6:01) 125 BPM
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Tomy DeClerque - "Klaxon" (original mix) - (7:41) 127 BPM
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The Deepshakerz - "What Can I Do?" (original mix) - (7:14) 122 BPM
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Animal Trainer - "Ignis" (original mix) - (7:56) 121 BPM
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DJ Dextro - "Rituals" (original mix) - (6:25) 125 BPM
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Various - "London Underground 2016" (continuous DJ mix 1) - (1:19:02) 123 BPM
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Various - "London Underground 2016" (continuous DJ mix 2) - (1:17:23) 125 BPM
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Diving From The Void
SOMADA 112
25 Nov 16
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Voices In Your Head - (3:28)
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Immersion - (7:02) 129 BPM
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Stellar Acid - (7:11) 132 BPM
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Frozen Room - (6:13) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Estrange - (5:58) 126 BPM
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Flirting With Disaster - (7:23) 132 BPM
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Subject X103 - (5:51) 83 BPM
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District 2 - (5:48) 128 BPM
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The Unknown - (7:24) 133 BPM
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Anxiety - (3:31) 120 BPM
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Raven - (6:13) 135 BPM
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Played by: Trevor Benz
Review: Despite being only in his early 20s, Charles Fenckler has produced one of the finest techno albums of the year. Void follows on from a brace of Eps for Slam's label, and serves as the strongest showcase yet for his talents. What sets Fenckler apart from his peers is his ability to veer from classic to modern styles without compromising his sound. "Immersion" is a breathy, melodic workout with echoes of early 90s UK techno, while "Frozen Room" is a Dave Clarke Red-style banger, replete with sirens and dramatic stabs and the full on acid of "Stellar Acid" completes Fenckler's interest in that era. Similarly, this young talent also has a modern outlook; there's the tumbling tribal drums of "District 2" and the atmospheric, broken beats of "Subject X103", which has echoes of Perc and Randomer. It's an assured, confident release that belies his youth.
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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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Schranzliebe Vol 3
SCHLACHTHOFCOMP 030
23 May 13
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Various - "Schranzliebe" (continuous DJ mix by Jason X) - (1:40:36) 160 BPM
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OBI - "Timeless" - (6:16) 153 BPM
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Buchecha - "Give Me Your Soul" - (6:12) 155 BPM
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SveTec - "Irritation" - (5:53) 153 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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DJ Amok - "Spiel Mal Tech-House Nicht Nur Geballer" - (6:19)
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Torsten Kanzler - "Untitled" - (5:13) 150 BPM
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Boris S - "I Don't Know" - (5:52) 150 BPM
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Sven Wittekind vs Torsten Kanzler - "Untitled" - (6:44) 152 BPM
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Viper XXL - "Simple" - (5:14) 146 BPM
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Pet Duo & Stereo Jack - "Chegados" - (7:28) 146 BPM
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Arkus P - "Kraftpaket" - (5:28) 152 BPM
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OBI - "Despatch This Dirty Bitch" - (5:28) 150 BPM
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Mayhem Man - "Pennerbomben & Serrano" - (6:00) 150 BPM
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Frango Assado - "Beijunda" (Andreas Kremer's Hypnotic remix) - (7:02) 146 BPM
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Andreas Kremer - "Do You Love Techno" (Andreas Kremer mix) - (4:52)
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Nicklas Samstrom - "Storsärv" - (5:20) 148 BPM
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Mario Ranieri - "Out Of My Mind" (Hardtechno version) - (5:10) 150 BPM
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Robert Natus - "Don't Cry Like A Baby" - (5:46) 150 BPM
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Fikkwicht - "Die Menschliche Seele" - (5:05) 145 BPM
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Nobody - "Mr Wobble" - (5:50) 154 BPM
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Schillaui - "Spineless" - (5:13) 159 BPM
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Massive Sounds Of Techno 5 (20 Hardtechno Tracks incl. DJ mix by Jason X)
SCHLACHTHOFCOMP 027
16 Jun 11
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Various - "Massive Sounds Of Techno 5" (continuous DJ mix by Jason X) - (56:45) 159 BPM
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Jan Fleck - "Start A Riot" - (5:19) 157 BPM
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Slugos - "Remote Distances" - (5:40) 155 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Nudge - "Dark Souls" - (5:24) 148 BPM
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MKM - "Distorted Mind" - (5:40) 158 BPM
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Robert Natus - "Dry Safe" - (5:08) 145 BPM
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Rob Stalker - "One Love" - (5:28) 160 BPM
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OBI - "Scary Song" - (5:01) 153 BPM
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Bassbottle - "As You Sow, So You Shall Reap" - (5:56) 152 BPM
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Lukas & DJ Chering - "Da Funk" - (5:49) 154 BPM
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DJ Ogi - "Borga" - (5:45)
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Bruce - "Get More Energy" - (6:30) 155 BPM
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Flotek & Mario Kinle - "Abel" - (4:50) 153 BPM
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SNL & Hardkaus - "First Time" - (6:25) 155 BPM
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Chor - "Magic Box" (OBI remix) - (6:53) 151 BPM
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Nudge - "Worship Dissapointing Heroes" - (6:27) 150 BPM
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OBI & Equinox - "These Are The Rulez" - (6:11) 155 BPM
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Boris S - "Pepper" - (6:26) 152 BPM
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Seema - "Hard Nudge" - (5:34) 150 BPM
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Dave The Drummer - "Tactics" - (6:35)
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Tom Hades - "Willow" - (6:13)
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Vision Remixes
REKIDS 094
28 Oct 16
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Vision (Rodhad remix) - (8:13) 125 BPM
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Vision (Obscure Shape & SHDW remix) - (6:11) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Vision (Johannes Heil remix) - (6:46) 130 BPM
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Vision (Jon Dixon remix) - (7:33) 127 BPM
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What's Going On EP
SM 007
21 Nov 16
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What's Going On - (5:52) 118 BPM
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KRS Acid - (6:26) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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What's Going On (Alinka remix) - (6:12) 120 BPM
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KRS Acid (Dorsia remix) - (7:46) 125 BPM
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Review: Field Theory is undoubtedly a producer on the rise. His debut track, the acid-propelled "Rituals", was the standout cut on Futureboogie's Summer Riot V EP, while his recent Europa single on Secret Life was packed with saucer-eyed treats. The two original tracks showcased on this Sprechen outing are superb, too. He continues his obsession with psychedelic TB-303 lines on the rolling, floor-friendly strut of "What's Going On", before diving into deeper waters on the contemporary Chicago hip-house/acid house fusion of "KRS Acid". Alinka delivers a metallic, everything-but-the-kitchen sink rework of "What's Going On", while Dorsia turns "KRS Acid" into a melodious, melancholic chunk of lilting deep house.
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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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The Magic Of Believing
PS 046
07 Nov 16
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The Magic Of Believing - (7:33) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ending Is A Beggining - (8:15) 126 BPM
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Figure Out - (6:44) 125 BPM
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Continious Idea - (6:55) 125 BPM
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Sportiv 001
SPORTIV 001
11 Nov 16
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In Your Body - (7:32) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Kapotasana - (5:36) 128 BPM
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Played by: Resident Advisor
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The Beat
DC 162
10 Oct 16
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The Beat (feat ZAee) - (7:49) 128 BPM
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Surrender - (6:04) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Mega - (5:52) 128 BPM
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Flow - (6:10) 125 BPM
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The Beat (vocal Tool) - (3:03) 131 BPM
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Good Times EP
REKIDS 095
18 Nov 16
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10 Y - (6:57) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Zero Nine Six - (6:57) 130 BPM
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Played by: Resident Advisor
Review: Markus Suckut clearly knows how to make throbbing, no-nonsense club cuts. His second EP for Rekids begins with a chunk of sweaty, muscular techno, where a restless, warehouse-ready riff rides a formidable rhythm track built around pulverizing kick-drums, crunchy shares, and relentless hi-hats. In essence, it's the sort of funk-fuelled techno stomper that doesn't strive too hard to impress, but does anyway. His modifies this approach a little with "Zero Nine Six", utilizing a looped synthesized sax loop to add additional funkiness to a denser groove in which his crispy snare hits take a much more prominent role. Like "10 Y", it sounds phenomenally large over club sound systems.
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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
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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 Biggest-selling track on this release
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Distant Resonance - (6:28) 63 BPM
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Love By Machine
4WDG 700
25 Nov 16
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In Mono (original mix) - (1:30) 53 BPM
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Locator (original mix) - (5:48) 127 BPM
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Just Don't Speak (Midnight Sun ReDub) - (6:24) 125 BPM
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7 B4 Dawn (original mix) - (6:22) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Bad Love II (original mix) - (6:04) 127 BPM
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Sounds Of Jericho (original mix) - (7:19) 127 BPM
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Where Time Collides (original mix) - (6:34) 127 BPM
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Pain Pressure (original mix) - (6:49) 127 BPM
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8 B4 Dawn (original mix) - (5:36) 126 BPM
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Review: Detroit legends Octave One return with a new full length LP, following up last year's brilliant Burn It Down on their esteemed 430 West imprint. Lenny and Lawrence Burden are on point as usual with their soulful/emotive futurist vibes ensuring surefire dancefloor bombs. With such anthems in the making like the energetic tech-funk of "Locator" or the gritty Motor City Soul of "Just Don't Speak" (Midnight Sun ReDub) that features all the hallmarks of the Burden brothers sound: funky basslines, uplifting strings, diva vocals and hands in the air piano rolls! "Where Time Collides"
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Pure Intec 3
PICD 03
11 Nov 16
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Carl Cox - "Pure Intec 3" (continuous mix) - (1:17:44) 125 BPM
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Jon Rundell - "Pure Intec 3" (continuous mix) - (1:13:03) 125 BPM
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Saeed Younan - "Drop It" - (7:52) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Misstress Barbara - "Don't Tease Me" - (7:17) 126 BPM
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Matt Sassari/D Unity - "Fired Up" - (6:13) 125 BPM
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Kasbah Zoo/Oniwax - "Shifted Control" - (7:03) 124 BPM
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Nicole Moudaber - "One Day Later" - (9:55) 126 BPM
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Jon Rundell - "Utopia" - (6:04) 128 BPM
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Harvey McKay - "Wrong Turn" (Gero Jansen remix) - (6:44) 125 BPM
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Sidney Charles - "Justice" - (9:51) 126 BPM
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Steve Mulder - "Kusesai" - (8:53) 124 BPM
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Victor Calderone - "Mole" - (6:10) 125 BPM
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999 - "Find The Answer" (Marco Bailey Bass Mover mix) - (7:36) 122 BPM
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Carlo Lio - "Love Nation" - (6:21) 124 BPM
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Copy Paste Soul - "Ctrl" - (7:06) 124 BPM
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Josh Wink - "Talking To You" (Carl Cox remix) - (8:20) 126 BPM
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Ramiro Lopez - "Revolution Space" - (6:41) 125 BPM
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Drumcomplex/Roel Salemink - "Awake" - (6:58) 125 BPM
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Carl Cox - "Your Light Shines On" - (6:39) 126 BPM
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Dosem - "The Path" - (7:49) 124 BPM
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The Junkies - "Revolution" - (8:15) 125 BPM
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Harvey McKay - "Something Good" - (7:26) 125 BPM
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Danny Serrano - "Paragraphy" - (7:10) 125 BPM
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Carlo Lio - "Escobar Season" - (7:07) 124 BPM
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Carl Cox - "Kommen Zusammen" (Joseph Capriati remix) - (8:19) 125 BPM
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Stephan Hinz/Philipp Ruhmhardt - "Kachel" - (7:30) 126 BPM
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Ian O'Donovan - "Gauntlet" - (6:48) 125 BPM
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Tomy DeClerque - "Restart" - (10:58) 126 BPM
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DJ Jock - "Raw Love" - (7:34) 125 BPM
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Fabio Neural/Alex Costa - "Dillinger" - (7:05) 128 BPM
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Cristian Varela - "Alarm Waves" - (6:16) 124 BPM
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Jon Rundell - "Mind" - (6:21) 128 BPM
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Josh Wink - "Talking To You" (Jon Rundell remix) - (7:08) 126 BPM
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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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Adera Dera
BT 15
14 Sep 15
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Tutapona - (5:52) 125 BPM
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Uvivu - (6:00) 114 BPM
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Nyota Faraja - (5:53) 113 BPM
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Wazanzibari - (6:04) 115 BPM
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Furahi - (5:19) 135 BPM
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Adera Dera - (5:44) 130 BPM
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Mwaitoma - (6:09) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Alo Hai - (4:40) 130 BPM
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Yako Nde - (6:01) 130 BPM
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Oya Oya Oya - (6:20) 113 BPM
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Review: Even if you followed the media for a few seconds over the past few months, you will have seen that the concept of two worlds colliding often causes problems. On this new album by Mim Suleiman, they live in sweet harmony. Dera revolves around the concept of mixing Maurice Fulton's studio prowess with the Tanzanian singer's startling vocal range. From the DJ QU-style dense percussive house of "Tutapona" and "Uvivu", where Suleiman warbles seductively over wailing violins, into the high-paced electro funk and nattering vocal samples of "Wazanzibari" and "Furahi" and the appropriation of Chicago house on "Yako Nde", Adera Dera is a heady serving of social and sonic engineering.
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Tronica EP
TR 227
28 Nov 16
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Tronica - (7:15) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tulipa - (7:34) 124 BPM
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Rose - (6:12) 122 BPM
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Critical EP
ARTFIC 008
28 Nov 16
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Critical (original mix) - (7:37) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ridicule (original mix) - (8:00) 128 BPM
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Stative Decision (original mix) - (7:48) 125 BPM
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Critical (PAN:INC remix) - (5:30) 85 BPM
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Review: After a brief debut appearance for Brotherhood Sound System earlier this year, it was about time that LKY had the opportunity to get his point across with a full EP, and the young Artifice label have done the right thing here. In fact, it was his tune that we particularly loved from that BSS release, so it's no surprise that these four tunes are all total mind melters, and exactly the sort of bass music that is keeping the game from sounding stale. "Critical" and "Ridicule" are both total killers, two rolling, beat-heavy tunes with backed by phat layers of subbass, and propelled forwards by some truly intricate drum programming. "Stative Decision" is more of a techno tune than anything else, except that LKY still manages to inject some of that inimitable UK sensibility, leaving PAN:INC's remix of "Critical" to cap this highy recommended release with some truly militant percussive stabbing. Excellent and tipped.
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Wonderland
LOVE 105
02 Dec 16
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Curzon - (5:21) 62 BPM
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Animal Style - (7:09) 70 BPM
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Hardnoise - (10:36) 65 BPM
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Blue - (0:58) 60 BPM
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FullEdge (eMpty-40 mix) - (5:29) 64 BPM
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Sourcer - (5:28) 101 BPM
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Airborne Latency - (7:03) 62 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Fridge Challenge - (3:29) 77 BPM
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Overstaying - (5:44) 83 BPM
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Review: The new album Wonderland is Miles Whittaker and Sean Canty's first LP as Demdike Stare since 2012's Elemental and arrives a year on after the completion of their Testpressing EP series for Modern Love. Starting out with the demonic and guttural body basher "Curzon" where you know right away that this album will be one wild ride. "Hardnoise" goes from industrial noise to sub bass heavy techno to blissful IDM over its epic 10-minute duration. Elsewhere, "Sourcer" tackles a mangled form of late '90s techstep while the beautiful closer "Overstaying" is a glorious exercise in hypnotism that sits somewhere between minimal techno and deconstructed electro.
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Talus Loop EP
LDR 19
21 Nov 16
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The Breakfast Club - (7:44) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Lunar Landing - (5:20) 126 BPM
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Jade - (6:12) 128 BPM
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Hurley - (5:28) 120 BPM
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Review: Frustrated Funk, Shopwrec and Central Processing Unit are just some of the quality labels on which the enigmatic 214 has delivered his wayward strains of electro and techno on. This new single for Lunar Disko is straight-up, high calibre business, as per usual, starting with the mesmerising pads and alluring soundscapes of "The Breakfast Club", a beat-driven escapade through a wave of majestic synths. "Lunar Landing" is more on the Dutch electro side of things, thanks to its sub-aquatic beats and general demeanour while , "Jade" injects some Chicago house live through an industrial filter, and "Hurley" liquifies its synths down to a thick pool of sonics and subtle beats. Gorgeous music.
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Infrastructure (Facticity)
INF 022D
01 Jul 16
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Campbell Irvine - "Dislocation Is Only The Beginning" - (7:44) 135 BPM
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Vatican Shadow - "Swords Over Paradise" - (4:49) 101 BPM
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Rrose - "Cephalon" - (5:22) 98 BPM
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Cassegrain & Tin Man - "Polyacid Blue" - (6:47) 130 BPM
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Inland - "Acidalia" - (6:07) 131 BPM
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Post Scriptum - "Isdat" - (5:15) 130 BPM
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Steve Bicknell - "Passage Through Darkness" - (6:22) 129 BPM
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Cleric - "Concrete" - (6:30) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Blue Hour - "Averting" - (5:17) 134 BPM
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Function - "Low Lights & Trick Mirrors" - (5:42) 126 BPM
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Efdemin - "Kassiber" - (4:40) 130 BPM
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Post Scriptum - "Donbelief" - (6:30) 128 BPM
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Cassegrain - "Open Sea" - (8:05) 130 BPM
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Function - "Colwyn Bay" - (11:16) 126 BPM
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Silent Servant - "End/Optimism" - (1:56) 149 BPM
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Review: According to Infrastructure NYC head Function, this compilation was compiled like an album and involves not only the core group of artists but also connects the dots between the label's past, his Berghain 07 mix CD for Ostgut Ton, the legendary Sandwell District days and the respective history of the artists. Infrastructure Facticity spans "a narrative ranging from lush, ambient electronics and post-club diversions, to contemporary club techno and back again." British artist Robert McNally provides the artwork and musically the highlights are not so much the dancefloor ready bangers, which are mainly quite good, rather the moments of restraint such as Vatican Shadow's brooding and almost Boards Of Canada sounding "Swords Over Paradise", the slow burning reduced acid of Cassegrain & Tin Man's "Open Sea" and Rrose's finest moment yet, "Cephalon", which can barely be described in words!
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Keita Sano
RIF 010
25 Nov 16
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Full Of Love - (7:16) 124 BPM
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Leave The Floor - (5:12) 124 BPM
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Honey - (8:38) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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On The Floor - (5:16) 125 BPM
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Vood - (6:24) 121 BPM
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Sucker (Part 2) - (5:21) 120 BPM
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None Of Your Business - (6:20) 122 BPM
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Review: Keita Sano's third artist album in as many years shows that he is one of the most talented new producers of rugged dance floor tracks. Released on Full Pupp offshoot label Rett I Fletta, it veers from the soaring acid-disco of "Full of Love" and "Honey" into the rhythmic machine dance of "Leave The Floor" and the shimmering Italo synths and snare rolls of "On The Floor". Whatever the Japanese producer may lose out by not focusing on a specific style, he more than compensates with through his adventurous approach. This is apparent as the eponymous album reaches a climax with "Vood" and "Sucker (Part 2)", the kind of throbbing hardware techno jams that wouldn't sound out of place on L.I.E.S.
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Angel Of Hell
BKD 017
25 Nov 16
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Angel Of Hell (Paranoid London remix) - (8:07) 125 BPM
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Angel Of Hell (Paranoid London VIP) - (7:34) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Angel Of Hell (Jagz Kooner mix) - (6:41) 137 BPM
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Played by: Trevor Benz
Review: In one of the most unexpected but nonetheless inspired collaborations of recent times, legendary producer and remixer Arthur Baker has teamed up with Suicide frontman Alan Vega for "Angel of Hell". The other variable that makes this release so unexpected and invaluable is the involvement of Paranoid London. Over the course of two remixes, the mysterious act's acid belligerence and rolling drums act as the perfect counterfoil to Vega's tortured vocals and shrieks of pain. In another twist, former Sabres of Paradise member Jagz Kooner delivers a high-octane, techno workout, informed by Suicide's droning no-wave and relentless ghetto techno in equal measures.
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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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Disintegrating Sand EP
TRESOR 289
02 Dec 16
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Disintegrating Sand - (5:09) 128 BPM
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Angels In Cages - (5:23) 128 BPM
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Gyroscopic Precession - (5:51) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Meteor Crater - (5:34) 128 BPM
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Review: Sand is Parker's debut record on Tresor, which is surprising because his distinctive, underground style is the perfect soundtrack to the Berlin club's sweaty environs. It's not hard to visualise the title track's rolling groove, recoiling bass and dark percussive bursts causing mayhem on the club's main dance floor. The US producer reverts to his typical sound on "Angels in Cages" and "Gyroscopic Precession". Both tracks feature the kind of sub-sonic bleeps and morphing bass tones that have defined his releases since the late 90s. The final track, "Meteor Crater" is deep, even by Parker's own standards, and sees him retreat into a woozy, dreamy techno groove.
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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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Lost In Bermuda
CRG 005
28 Nov 16
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Lost In Bermuda - (5:42) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Flight 19 - (6:00) 133 BPM
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The Triangle - (5:37) 131 BPM
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Sirius - (6:00) 131 BPM
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Review: Two British purveyors of powerful peak time techno collaborate on this fine collection of DJ friendly tools. Comprised of Dax J: the man behind the notorious Monnom Black and Clergy main man Cleric: who some of you would know from his appearances on Len Faki's Figure.They've joined up for this release in their new home, the techno capital that is Berlin. Sheer dancefloor fury; warehouse style, on offer here as heard on the relentless title track. The power of nightmares prevails on the bleak dystopian industrial of "Flight 19", and the steely and adrenalised grooves continue on "The Triangle" and "Sirius".
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Diffused Light Vol 2
ODDEVEN 008
02 Dec 16
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Nima Khak - "Ebb Och Flod" - (5:41) 128 BPM
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Anders Hellberg - "Over The Hills" - (6:27) 129 BPM
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Electric Rescue - "Beldip" (TT 144) - (6:11) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Observer - "Density Wave" - (5:07) 128 BPM
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Review: Andre Kronert's label continues on its mission to showcase underground techno on this second installment of Diffused Light. This time, the emphasis is on emerging and under-the-radar artists. Observer's "Density Wave" caters to a big room audience as it resounds to a muddy bass and rough kicks. Meanwhile, Anders Hellberg's "Over the Hill" will resonate with a similar audience, even though it revolves around tranced out synths and doubled-up claps. Following a more understated approach is Electric Rescue's "Beldip (tt 144)", which revolves around a bubbling bass and rasping percussion. Best of all is Nima Khak's "Ebb Och Flod", where brittle, stepping rhythms merge with mysterious static hiss and hum for a heady combination.
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Holy
CORE 006
02 Dec 16
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Holy - (4:10) 140 BPM
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Religion (feat Resla) - (3:05) 131 BPM
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Juguete - (2:45) 144 BPM
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SeA±al - (2:40) 130 BPM
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DINABLAM (feat Kablam) - (2:51) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Coaction
TAR 106
28 Nov 16
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Delo - "S-Wer" - (3:48) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Yak - "Anju" - (5:25) 130 BPM
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Delo - "Hades" - (3:37) 127 BPM
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Yak - "Magg" - (4:55) 130 BPM
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Dust EP
BMD 020
07 Oct 16
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Dust - (5:13) 129 BPM
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Dust (Turbo Turbo remix) - (5:31) 130 BPM
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Dust (Patrik Carrera remix) - (7:11) 125 BPM
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Loop 131 - (5:38) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Mark Broom and some of his like-minded producers revisit the sound of the late 90s for the UK veteran's latest release. Broom himself impresses with "Loop 131"; like a hybrid of dirty Chicago ghetto and 90s Mills going down an organ-heavy wormhole, it's a killer piece of peak-time techno. Recent Beard Man signing Patrik Carrera keeps the sound dry and minimal for his take on the title track and in so doing straddles a fine line between repetition and musicality. The biggest surprise comes from GND owners Turbo Turbo. Grabbing "Dust" by the scruff of the neck they turn into a stadium-sized trance-techno pounder reminiscent of CJ Bolland.
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From Other Sounds
FIGURE 82
28 Nov 16
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From Other Sounds - (4:00) 128 BPM
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From Other Sounds (Radio Slave remix) - (7:00) 128 BPM
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Did You See It - (6:40) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Slab - (4:18) 127 BPM
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From Other Sounds (Radio Slave Broken mix) - (5:55) 128 BPM
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Review: Figure has been one of the main champions of Gabriel Cassina aka Regal'a work and signing him was an astute piece of A&Ring. As Cassina's latest release on Len Faki's label demonsrates, he brings fresh thinking to the world of club techno. The title track is powered by a thumping, heavy bass but its swinging groove is peppered with vocal samples. "Did You See It" sees him venture down an acid-filled rabbit hole, accompanied again by a repetitive vocal sample, while "Slab" is a stepping, bleep-laden affair. Radioslave drops a superb, disco-fuelled take on the title track, while his alternate, 'Broken' version sees the Rekids boss explore an uncharacteristically dreamy approach.
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Compact Vol 6
GSPCOMP 348
25 Nov 16
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AnGy KoRe - "Fly More" - (7:08) 126 BPM
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Sebastian Groth - "Ill" - (6:48) 128 BPM
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Kevin Wesp - "Naked Soul" - (6:53) 130 BPM
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Hierro - "Assistance" (Matt Mus remix) - (7:08) 130 BPM
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Elbodrop - "One Man" (Deh-Noizer remix) - (7:41) 127 BPM
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Cave DJz - "Korrilator" - (6:56) 128 BPM
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Fresh Otis & Emir Hazir - "BerlinBritchBitch" (MindTek remix) - (7:58) 130 BPM
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KriZFade - "Outsider" (Marcel Mai remix) - (6:38) 130 BPM
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F-Rontal - "Volc" - (7:16) 128 BPM
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Blaues Licht - "DA¤ngo DA¤ngo" - (7:28) 126 BPM
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Joseph M vs Freddy Fuentes - "Deep Chord" (Labnote remix) - (7:01) 132 BPM
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Dominik Stuppy - "Deep Inside" (Marleen Polakowski remix) - (6:02) 130 BPM
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Chris Colt - "Destruction" - (6:57) 126 BPM
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Mechanic Freakz - "Rockstar" - (6:34) 130 BPM
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DestructiveChaos - "DruckKraft" (Koleri K remix) - (6:14) 128 BPM
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Amir Razanica - "Black Flag" - (7:39) 127 BPM
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Mike Schrempf - "Father And Son" - (5:42) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Miditec - "Metatron V1" - (7:33) 128 BPM
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Sebastian Rothaermel - "Gulaschkopf" - (7:31) 130 BPM
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Marcel Locust - "Expecting Resistance" - (4:57) 130 BPM
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Paranoid London
PDONLP 001D
20 Nov 15
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Light Tunnel (feat Mutado Pintado - album version) - (5:48) 125 BPM
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Transmission 5 (feat Mutado Pintado - album edit) - (5:57) 123 BPM
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Headtrack (album version) - (5:40) 125 BPM
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Paris Dub 3 (feat Paris Brightledge) - (7:12) 125 BPM
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Machines Our Coming (album version) - (5:15) 120 BPM
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Lovin U (feat DJ Genesis - album version) - (7:27) 125 BPM
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We Ain't (album version) - (5:14) 120 BPM
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Eating Glue (feat Mutado Pintado - album edit) - (6:05) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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300 Hangovers A Year (feat Mutado Pintado - album version) - (6:05) 123 BPM
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Paris Dub 1 (feat Paris Brightledge - album edit) - (6:01) 125 BPM
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Line Up Meltdown (feat Mutado Pintado - Digital Bonus) - (4:50) 123 BPM
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Review: This mysterious group have caused a stir thanks to their ability of mixing vocals with throbbing acid tracks. In particular, "Paris Dub", which features Paris Brightledge on vocals, has seen them break through to dance music's mainstream. That track features twice here - the steely drums of the lat-est edit are worth checking - but what's most interesting are the other tracks. "Light Tunnel", with Mutado Pintado on vocals, is a sleazy workout all about wearing black; "Headtrack" shows that Paranoid London are capable of other sounds and is a tough ghetto workout, while "Lovin U", fea-turing DJ Genesis, sees them apply a frazzled bass to new wave vocals. Paranoid London proves that they excel at knocking out 303-heavy club tracks, but it also suggests that this mystery act is capable of making other, less obvious sounds.
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Human Ashes
BADMOUTH 004
02 Dec 16
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Synaptic Memories - "Human Ashes" - (5:36) 64 BPM
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Synaptic Memories - "Comatose" - (4:47) 68 BPM
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Synaptic Memories - "Do You See An Alternative?" - (5:27) 68 BPM
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KRTM - "Let Me In" (feat Synaptic Memories) - (5:00) 64 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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A-Sides Vol 5 (20 Years 20 Tracks)
DC 159
15 Aug 16
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Enrico Sangiuliano, Hertz - "Start Of Madness" - (7:17) 125 BPM
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Luca Agnelli - "Phoenix" - (8:01) 128 BPM
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Tiger Stripes - "A Feeling" - (6:33) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jay Lumen - "Horizon" - (8:12) 127 BPM
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Alan Fitzpatrick - "Terra Firma" - (8:25) 126 BPM
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Secret Cinema, Egbert - "Maximaal" - (8:45) 128 BPM
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Juan Sanchez - "Din" - (6:03) 128 BPM
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Pleasurekraft - "Dopefiend" - (6:34) 123 BPM
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Adam Beyer, Mark Reeve - "Nine Of You" - (6:38) 126 BPM
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Bart Skils - "Voodoo Child" - (8:47) 126 BPM
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Kaiserdisco - "Bonkers" - (6:19) 127 BPM
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Kevin De Vries - "Eternity" - (7:27) 128 BPM
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Layton Giordani - "Rivington" - (7:20) 126 BPM
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Dustin Zahn - "Miss You" (Truncate remix) - (4:47) 128 BPM
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Ian O'Donovan - "Crucible" - (8:40) 126 BPM
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The Junkies - "Masters Of Nothing" - (7:23) 126 BPM
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Alan Fitzpatrick, Gary Beck - "Sky Jacket" - (6:12) 125 BPM
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Timmo - "With You" - (6:53) 126 BPM
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Boxia - "Revolution" - (6:41) 125 BPM
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Marco Bailey - "She Is A Player" (Break D Beat mix) - (6:28) 128 BPM
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Review: A big congratulations to Adam Beyer and his esteemed Drumcode imprint celebrating 20 years in the business. His techno powerhouse has continuously and effortlessly remained relevant, championing the work of fellow Swedish legends Cari Lekebusch, Joel Mull and Christian Smith, to late noughties heroes like Paul Ritch, Kyle Geiger and Pig & Dan to present day stars like Nicole Moudaber, Joseph Capriati and Luigi Madonna. There's a lot of serious peak time artillery on here, rest assured. But for us, the highlights weren't limited to Alan Fitzpatrick's uplifting and downright epic "Terra Firma" with its massive drop, head honcho Beyer and Mark Reeve's "Nine Of You" with its darkly fierce and tunnelling groove plus Truncate's killer remix of Dustin Zahn's "Miss You". Honourable mention to newcomer Boxia; he's surely one to watch if the banging "Revolution" is anything to go by!
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Automatone
CLICHE 065D
16 Sep 16
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Automatone - (8:49) 120 BPM
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Mordor Disko - (5:54) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Police & Snitch - (6:41) 120 BPM
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Drum Shot - (7:26) 116 BPM
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Noxious
CAT 92518
22 Nov 16
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Recondition - (5:43) 130 BPM
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Green Rain - (7:31) 124 BPM
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Noxious - (7:33) 128 BPM
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Acid Reprise - (7:48) 124 BPM
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Mistranslation - (5:32) 125 BPM
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54321 - (7:00) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Twilight In Red - (7:49) 85 BPM
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Sacred Drums
NH 005
07 Oct 16
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The Healer - (3:31) 136 BPM
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Darabukka - (4:21) 88 BPM
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Parade - (5:24) 65 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Assam's Children - (4:28) 131 BPM
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Tsvi & Luru - "Egyptian Sensation" - (4:01) 134 BPM
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Tsvi & DJ JM - "Aziza" - (5:39) 83 BPM
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Review: Badness alert! New TSVI material on the hotly tipped Nervous Horizons imprint, coming your way like a gunshot to the head! This really is the ills bass material going around these days, and that's because this head honcho knows how to play his cards right when it comes to the dubstep-techno alliance. Each tune is drenched in the sort of hybrid approach that makes GOOD UK bass music appealing all around the world; bangers like the opening "The Healer", with its semi-beatless heat, the grime-techno experiment that is "Darabukka", or even the tribal, clap-riddim of "Assam's Children" just sound so fresh to the ear. Moreover, there's no gimmicks here, just straight-up dance floor heat with the man's own twist. "Egyptian Sensation" is another one of those tunes that'll make most keen corner dwellers come out of their shell and approach the DJ with the universal question of: "mate, what's this!?"
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Merge Layers Function Vol 1
ML 001
28 Nov 16
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Nobel - "Flutest" - (4:56) 130 BPM
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Natlek - "Cuppa First" - (5:33) 127 BPM
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Dean Lyon - "Sporthouze" - (3:17) 126 BPM
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Kieran Loftus - "Satin Sixers Jacket" - (2:32) 120 BPM
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Kanyon - "Weirfield Lex" - (4:02) 85 BPM
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Cameron Traxxx - "Ill See U" - (7:09) 127 BPM
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Mamboussa - "Stadium" - (4:09) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Big Dope P
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The Mental Universe
DSR-C 8
28 Oct 16
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The Mental Universe - (8:36) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tidal - (2:02) 142 BPM
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Mirage (original mix) - (7:54) 127 BPM
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Mirage (Rework) - (7:20) 127 BPM
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Review: Artefakt is a platform for Nick 'Metropolis' Lapien, along with Robin Koek, to explore the deeper end of the techno spectrum and Universe follows the pair's debut under this guise on Delsin last year. Sound-wise, the pair are still in the same space as their first effort, The Fifth Planet. The resonating, bleepy techno of "Mirage" is offset by wonderfully atmospheric synths - redolent of Convextion. Meanwhile on the title track, Artefakt lay down a predatory bass as a backdrop for their melodic approach, with the floaty synths similar to the approach of contemporary artists like P.God. They slip into watery, fluid ambience on "Tidal", while the release ends to the hypnotic strains of a reworked version of "Mirage".
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Retrospective
REKIDS 012CDD
29 Jul 13
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Eye Poke (original mix) - (5:33) 136 BPM
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Lights (G's Out Dub) - (6:06) 129 BPM
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Hear Me Out (original mix) - (7:16) 126 BPM
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Pepsi (original mix) - (6:27) 128 BPM
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My Fathers Farda (Mr G's Soundboyz dub) - (8:10) 128 BPM
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I'm Dirty (original mix) - (7:48) 125 BPM
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Did You Know (original mix) - (8:21) 128 BPM
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Jet Black (original mix) - (7:41) 126 BPM
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Shelter (unreleased version) - (7:55) 126 BPM
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Going Home (original mix) - (10:11) 129 BPM
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Song For My Cantor (original mix) - (9:40) 126 BPM
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Day After B (original mix) - (7:52) 128 BPM
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Moments (original mix) - (7:19) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Halcyon Daze - "Side Winder" (original mix) - (5:59) 128 BPM
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G's Strings (original mix) - (8:11) 126 BPM
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Mango Boy - "Magic Potion" (original mix) - (7:52) 126 BPM
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Mango Boy - "Live & Let Live" (original mix) - (7:15) 126 BPM
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The Reaver - "Mmmm" (original mix) - (6:00) 127 BPM
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Gladesmen (original mix) - (6:42) 128 BPM
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Mango Boy - "Potion (Unreleased)" (original mix) - (5:24) 127 BPM
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The Reaver - "Danger (Glyph Theme)" (original mix) - (6:03) 126 BPM
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Review: Over the last 14 years, UK techno-funk stalwart Colin McBean has released a vast amount of music under his Mr G alias, for a wide variety of labels; according to Discogs, he's dropped an astonishing 70 12" singles in that time. This two-disc collection of his favourite moments, simply titled Retrospective, is arguably much needed. For the newcomers it offers a neat summary of his particular brand of no-nonsense, sample-heavy techno, where cut-up jazz, disco and soul loops ride thunderous techno rhythms and robust, late night grooves. For the diehards, there's a smattering of new cuts, while occasional fans should revel in the opportunity to savour some of his most hard-to-get jams.
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Invito Alla Danza
OT 267
02 Dec 16
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The Lady Of The Knight - (6:10) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Vincino A Te - (5:57) 124 BPM
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Enchanting Lure - (8:15) 123 BPM
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In Turbine - (4:19) 85 BPM
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Invito Alla Danza - (6:25) 121 BPM
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Flash Of Inspirations - (5:34) 126 BPM
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Sequins Sequence - (6:19) 126 BPM
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Mi Luz Es Dintina (feat Sandra Restrepo) - (6:34) 83 BPM
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Parallel Series 5
MOTE 048D
11 Nov 16
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Sev Dah - "Svarog" - (5:43) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sev Dah - "Morana" - (6:08) 131 BPM
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Jeff Rushin - "Solex" - (4:52) 126 BPM
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Jeff Rushin - "Obsolete" - (5:34) 128 BPM
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Played by: Brumaag
Review: Launched back in 2011, Mote Evolver's Parallel Series has been home to familiar names, including Luke Slater - under his LB Dub Corp guise - ASC and Shifted as well as newer talent like Bas Mooy and Chris Finke. For this fifth instalment, the label has decided to focus on emerging artists. Sev Dah's "Svarog" is a rave-influenced, peak time affair led by firing percussion and insistent bleeps, while on "Morana", the beats are dustier and the rhythm looser and more free-flowing. On the flip, Dutch producer Jeff Rushin opts for a tough approach; "Solex" centres on hard kicks and a distorted, grinding rhythm, while "Obsolete" closes out the release with a droning riff and heads-down drum patterns.
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Trak Madnezz
CJFD 29
05 Dec 16
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Arttu - "Slack" - (5:43) 127 BPM
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Mr Ho - "Vintage VST's" - (5:25) 130 BPM
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Rushmore - "Soho Only" - (5:11) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Alden Tyrell - "GETO5" - (5:53) 128 BPM
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