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1
Party People
OM 23
14 Apr 14
Party People by Golden Teacher on Optimo Music Cue Track
Love - (8:16) 129 BPM
Party People by Golden Teacher on Optimo Music Cue Track
Party People - (7:10) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Party People by Golden Teacher on Optimo Music Cue Track
After Party People - (5:23) 120 BPM
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Review: Ever since JD Twitch rebooted Optimo Music, it's been the irregular transmissions from Glasgow act Golden Teacher that has hit the spot each and every time. The amalgamation of two diverse bands from the city -noise punk outfit Ultimate Thrush and analogue house duo Silk Cut, Golden Teacher first emerged on Optimo Music early last year with a pretty apt description of sounding like "Arthur Russell's Dinosaur L jamming with Bobby O, K Alexi Shelby, Liaisons Dangereuses and Imagination, with some voodoo drummers and Sly & Robbie". Steadily building up a reputation for some riotous live performances, Golden Teacher are a class above because they manage to distill this energy into their recorded output too. Party People features three such examples, with A-side cut "Love" the kind of production that sufferers of LCD Soundsystem withdrawal will embrace and cherish for years to come.
2
Club MCM (Remixes)
DNS 002
14 Apr 14
Club MCM (Remixes) by Club MCM on Do Not Sleep Cue Track
Club MCM (Alex Bau remix) - (7:05) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Club MCM (Remixes) by Club MCM on Do Not Sleep Cue Track
Club MCM (Mark Broom Re-edit) - (8:42) 127 BPM
Club MCM (Remixes) by Club MCM on Do Not Sleep Cue Track
Club MCM (Exos remix) - (5:50) 124 BPM
Club MCM (Remixes) by Club MCM on Do Not Sleep Cue Track
Club MCM (Kid Mistik remix) - (5:56) 130 BPM
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Played by: Paul Mac
Review: Chicago producer K Alexi Shelby's 1991 release gets the remix treatment for modern dance floors. Exos drops a stab-heavy pounder, its primal rhythm littered with vocal samples. Techno veteran Mark Broom pushes in a different direction, and his take is all about high-pitched acid lines set to a dense, drummy groove. Alex Bau's version is somewhat reminiscent of Robert Armani's timeless version of Hardfloor's Mahogani Roots, with alarm bells ringing over firing percussion and a jacking rhythm. Kid Mistik delivers the finale and the most intense version, with slamming concrete slab beats complementing a grungy acid line and raging percussion.
3
Candle Coast EP
LT 042
31 Jan 14
Candle Coast EP by Crackazat on Local Talk Cue Track
Candle Coast - (7:10) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Candle Coast EP by Crackazat on Local Talk Cue Track
Dancecrodile - (7:20) 127 BPM
Candle Coast EP by Crackazat on Local Talk Cue Track
Silent Sing - (8:20) 130 BPM
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Review: After sneaking out singles for the likes of Futureboogie and Astro:Dynamics over the past couple of years, it's time for Crackazat to step up to Local Talk with his limber and expressive brand of synth-rich deep house. "Candle Coast" features a simmering garage swing in its rhythm and keys that could sit neatly in a Strictly Rhythm classic, but it's a track piled high with tension despite the easy-bumping surroundings. "Dancrodile" takes a more leftfield direction into tropical flavours with its bright and breezy keys and shuffling ethnic percussion, and then "Silent Sing" goes ranging out towards a proto-techno jazz fest that would make the Motor City originals well up.
4
KMS 25th Anniversary Classics: 2 5 Decades Of Techno
KMSCLASSICSCD 01
25 Jun 12
Triangle Of Love by Kreem on KMS Cue Track
Kreem - "Triangle Of Love" - (4:16) 125 BPM
The Sound by Reese on KMS Cue Track
Reese - "The Sound" - (6:44) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Just Want Another Chance by Reese on KMS Cue Track
Reese - "Just Want Another Chance" - (5:04) 121 BPM
How To Play Our Music by Reese & Santonio on KMS Cue Track
Reese & Santonio - "How To Play Our Music" - (6:25) 126 BPM
Let's, Let's, Let's, Let's Dance by Keynotes on KMS Cue Track
Keynotes - "Let's, Let's, Let's, Let's Dance" - (6:18) 121 BPM
Bounce Your Body To The Box by Reese & Santonio on KMS Cue Track
Reese & Santonio - "Bounce Your Body To The Box" - (5:13) 126 BPM
The Groove That Won't Stop by Kevin Saunderson on KMS Cue Track
Kevin Saunderson - "The Groove That Won't Stop" - (7:26) 126 BPM
Truth Of Self Evidence by Kevin Saunderson on KMS Cue Track
Kevin Saunderson - "Truth Of Self Evidence" - (7:45) 126 BPM
Mood by Symbols & Instruments on KMS Cue Track
Symbols & Instruments - "Mood" (Optimistic mix) - (6:59) 127 BPM
Rock To The Beat by Reese on KMS Cue Track
Reese - "Rock To The Beat" - (2:52) 122 BPM
Still Life (Keeps Moving) by Nexus 21 on KMS Cue Track
Nexus 21 - "Still Life (Keeps Moving)" (feat Donna Black - Kevin Saunderson remix) - (7:58) 127 BPM
Definition Of Love by Kaos on KMS Cue Track
Kaos - "Definition Of Love" - (6:32) 122 BPM
Somebody New by MK on KMS Cue Track
MK - "Somebody New" - (4:45) 120 BPM
Direct Me by The Reese Project on KMS Cue Track
The Reese Project - "Direct Me" - (6:46) 122 BPM
Smooth Groove by Tronikhouse on KMS Cue Track
Tronikhouse - "Smooth Groove" - (3:30) 122 BPM
Speaker Punishing by Tronikhouse on KMS Cue Track
Tronikhouse - "Speaker Punishing" (The Dirty mix) - (3:59) 125 BPM
Station Of The Groove by Reese on KMS Cue Track
Reese - "Station Of The Groove" - (5:51) 126 BPM
Spark Plug by Tronikhouse on KMS Cue Track
Tronikhouse - "Spark Plug" - (3:58) 136 BPM
Bassline by Reese on KMS Cue Track
Reese - "Bassline" - (6:20) 125 BPM
Straight Outta Hell by Tronikhouse on KMS Cue Track
Tronikhouse - "Straight Outta Hell" - (6:29) 140 BPM
Uptempto by Tronikhouse on KMS Cue Track
Tronikhouse - "Uptempto" - (4:03) 134 BPM
Colour Of Love by The Reese Project on KMS Cue Track
The Reese Project - "Colour Of Love" - (5:46) 123 BPM
Can You Feel It by Chez Damier on KMS Cue Track
Chez Damier - "Can You Feel It" - (5:34) 123 BPM
FLASH by FIX on KMS Cue Track
FIX - "FLASH" (ORIGINAL MIX) - (6:07) 136 BPM
I Never Knew Love by Chez Damier on KMS Cue Track
Chez Damier - "I Never Knew Love" - (8:21) 123 BPM
Funky Funk Funk by Reese on KMS Cue Track
Reese - "Funky Funk Funk" - (5:59) 127 BPM
Do Ya by Inner City on KMS Cue Track
Inner City - "Do Ya" (Carl Craig Build Up mix) - (4:34) 125 BPM
Back Together Again by Inner City on KMS Cue Track
Inner City - "Back Together Again" (Reese Phuture dub) - (5:44) 123 BPM
Use Me by R-Tyme on KMS Cue Track
R-Tyme - "Use Me" (Carl Craig Piano mix) - (7:38) 125 BPM
The Wonders Of Wishing by Urban Culture on KMS Cue Track
Urban Culture - "The Wonders Of Wishing" - (5:57) 120 BPM
Pump The Move by E-Dancer on KMS Cue Track
E-Dancer - "Pump The Move" - (4:16) 131 BPM
Forces by Esser'ay on KMS Cue Track
Esser'ay - "Forces" - (6:29) 131 BPM
Share My Life by Inner City on KMS Cue Track
Inner City - "Share My Life" (Chez N Trent vocal dub) - (6:27) 127 BPM
Soundscape by Kosmic Messenger on KMS Cue Track
Kosmic Messenger - "Soundscape" (Intricate mix) - (8:10) 133 BPM
Ahnongay by Inner City on KMS Cue Track
Inner City - "Ahnongay" - (7:04) 122 BPM
World Of Deep by E-Dancer on KMS Cue Track
E-Dancer - "World Of Deep" - (5:34) 135 BPM
Feel The Mood by E-Dancer on KMS Cue Track
E-Dancer - "Feel The Mood" - (5:37) 125 BPM
Velocity Funk by E-Dancer on KMS Cue Track
E-Dancer - "Velocity Funk" - (5:08) 129 BPM
Cosa Cougat by Gary Martin on KMS Cue Track
Gary Martin - "Cosa Cougat" - (6:35) 140 BPM
Good Life by Inner City on KMS Cue Track
Inner City - "Good Life" (Recreated mix) - (7:14) 128 BPM
Big Fun by Inner City on KMS Cue Track
Inner City - "Big Fun" (Simian Mobile Disco remix) - (9:06) 123 BPM
good Love by Inner City on KMS Cue Track
Inner City - "good Love" (Luciano remix) - (9:45) 125 BPM
Tribute To Detroit by Phil Agosta on KMS Cue Track
Phil Agosta - "Tribute To Detroit" (Agent X Motor City remix) - (7:45) 125 BPM
Forever & A Day by Brandon De Carlo on KMS Cue Track
Brandon De Carlo - "Forever & A Day" - (6:44) 128 BPM
The Orb by Kweku Saunderson on KMS Cue Track
Kweku Saunderson - "The Orb" - (9:38) 127 BPM
Master Of The Drum by Phil Agosta on KMS Cue Track
Phil Agosta - "Master Of The Drum" (feat Monty Luke) - (7:03)
Roll On by Kevin Saunderson & Kweku Saunderson on KMS Cue Track
Kevin Saunderson & Kweku Saunderson - "Roll On" (Rick Perez remix) - (7:37) 134 BPM
Say Something by Inner City on KMS Cue Track
Inner City - "Say Something" - (8:35) 140 BPM
Rock To The Beat by Reese on KMS Cue Track
Reese - "Rock To The Beat" (feat Ann Saunderson - Christian Smith & John Selway remix - Kevin Saunderson vocal edit) - (5:32) 126 BPM
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Played by: Paul Mac, Shadow Dancer
Review: Kevin Saunderson's label has released so many classics that this compilation celebrating its quarter century is an embarrassment of riches. Classics provides an insight into Saunderson's diversity as a producer; from the classic late 80s/early 90s Detroit techno-house of "Rock to the Beat" and "The Groove That Won't Stop" through the pop techno of "Good Life" and the deeper, bass-heavy sound of his E-Dancer project, represented here by "World of Deep" and "Bassline", this is a well-rounded snapshot of Saunderson's best-known releases and projects. However, it also wins extra kudos for including some obscure gems like the classy, ominous vocal-led house of "Forces", reorded under the Essa guise.
5
Two Thousand Six/Cold Love
CHURCH 004
14 Apr 14
Two Thousand Six/Cold Love by Apes on Church Cue Track
Two Thousand Six - (6:02) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Two Thousand Six/Cold Love by Apes on Church Cue Track
Two Thousand Six (Chaos In The CBD remix) - (7:12) 127 BPM
Two Thousand Six/Cold Love by Apes on Church Cue Track
Cold Love - (6:07) 126 BPM
Two Thousand Six/Cold Love by Apes on Church Cue Track
Cold Love (Seb Wildblood remix) - (6:10) 120 BPM
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Played by: Chaos In The CBD
Review: London bass night and label Church return with their first offering of 2014 and the first original material from resident Apes. Putting into practice the methods learnt on a bunch of remixes for Church, "Two Thousand Six" finds Apes ploughing the kind of weighty, heavily swung techno that is so popular right now, and is complemented well by the warmth and subtlety brought to the table on Chaos In The CDB's subsequent remix. If the main track is all about immediacy and power, then the other Apes original "Cold Love" shows a calmer side to his production palette, and is notable for some orgasmic male vocal sampling. Fellow Churchman Seb Wildblood ends proceedings with a doleful, melodically driven remix of "Cold Love".
6
A Series Of Shocks
OSTGUT CD 30
31 Mar 14
A Series Of Shocks by Tobias on Ostgut Ton Germany Cue Track
Entire - (4:09)
A Series Of Shocks by Tobias on Ostgut Ton Germany Cue Track
Heartbeat - (5:49) 120 BPM
A Series Of Shocks by Tobias on Ostgut Ton Germany Cue Track
Testcard - (7:23)
A Series Of Shocks by Tobias on Ostgut Ton Germany Cue Track
Instant - (6:19) 127 BPM
A Series Of Shocks by Tobias on Ostgut Ton Germany Cue Track
Ya Po - (6:46) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
A Series Of Shocks by Tobias on Ostgut Ton Germany Cue Track
The Scheme Of Things - (6:40) 120 BPM
A Series Of Shocks by Tobias on Ostgut Ton Germany Cue Track
He Said - (7:12) 128 BPM
A Series Of Shocks by Tobias on Ostgut Ton Germany Cue Track
Cursor Item Only - (4:42)
A Series Of Shocks by Tobias on Ostgut Ton Germany Cue Track
If - (6:05) 128 BPM
A Series Of Shocks by Tobias on Ostgut Ton Germany Cue Track
Fast Null - (6:21) 127 BPM
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Review: Given his relatively high productivity, it's something of a surprise to find that A Series of Shocks is Tobias Freund's first solo album since 2011. Happily, this return to longtime home Ostgut Ton is impressive. Beginning with the beatless melodic pulse of the Steve Reich-influenced "Entire", Freund works his way through a range of clandestine techno compositions, touching on claustrophobic acid and intense late night thump ("Testcard", "Ya Po"), scratchy Chicago jack ("Instant"), deeper moods ("The Scheme of Things") and, most thrillingly, early '90s influenced intelligent techno. It's in these moments - "If" and tactile ambient breaks of "Cursor Item Only" - that A Series of Shocks really flies.
7
Llarose EP
TURBO 157
14 Apr 14
Llarose EP by JoeFarr on Turbo Canada Cue Track
IDOMTYK - (5:39) 129 BPM
Llarose EP by JoeFarr on Turbo Canada Cue Track
Roller 4T1 - (5:16) 129 BPM
Llarose EP by JoeFarr on Turbo Canada Cue Track
Tape 10 - (6:35) 127 BPM
Llarose EP by JoeFarr on Turbo Canada Cue Track
FTone - (6:18) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Tiga's label makes another shrewd signing. JoeFarr is one of the new wave of UK techno artists and on Llarose, he delivers a set of fresh interpretations. "IDOMTYK", with its broken beats and crooked percussive slivers, sounds like a demented take on Mike Dehnert's Berlin techno. "Roller 4TI" follows a straighter dance floor sensibility without sounding hackneyed and the grainy drums are reminiscent of early '90s releases by Neil Landstrumm. "Tape 10" is another off-beat roller, with stomping beats mixed this time with trancey hooks, while the excellent "FTone" completes the release, with Farr smothering his doubled up beats with swathes of grungy sound.
8
Untitled
MPM 19
31 Mar 14
Untitled by Robert Hood on M Plant US Cue Track
Untitled 1 (taken from moveable parts chapter 1) - (6:05) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Untitled by Robert Hood on M Plant US Cue Track
One Touch (taken from minimal nation) - (5:32) 128 BPM
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Review: Some things never go out of fashion and this is especially true of Robert Hood's '90s minimalism. For those who didn't buy the releases first time round, these edits by Mark Broom provide the perfect opportunity to play catch up. The edit of "Untitled 1" from 1995's Moveable Parts Chapter 1 is the more abrasive track, its warped, jarring rhythm moving up and down the intensity scale with all the precision of a military drone. The UK producer's take on "One Touch", from the harder to track down Minimal Nation - the vinyl release sells for over €30 on Discogs - is less visceral but its repetitive filtering and sleek rhythm make it a must for any self-respecting techno DJ.
9
Kiloton
CORRESPONDANT 26
14 Apr 14
Kiloton by Man Power on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Kiloton - (8:09) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Kiloton by Man Power on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Parenthesis - (6:54) 116 BPM
Kiloton by Man Power on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Kiloton (Hardway Bros remix) - (8:24)
Kiloton by Man Power on Correspondant Germany Cue Track
Parenthesis (Raudive remix) - (6:06) 116 BPM
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Review: There's a real acid house feeling to this release. It begins on the title track, where the anonymous producer lays down layer upon layer of nagging 303s and brassy samples over sassy breakbeats. Meanwhile, "Parenthesis" recalls early UK experiments with acid tracks, as emissions from the Roland are dropped over jazz-infused rhythms and samples from a philosophical debate about human labour keep cropping up in the arrangement. If that isn't post-modern enough then the remixes will satisfy even the most demanding Situationist. The Hardways Bros take on "Kiloton" resonates to a menacing bass and steely drums, while Raudive's excellent version of "Parenthesis" sees Oliver Ho fuse a fuzzy EBM bass with a slamming industrial rhythm.
10
Utow
IT 023
18 Apr 14
Utow by Rupcy on Ilian Tape Cue Track
Utow (orignal mix) - (4:52) 134 BPM
Utow by Rupcy on Ilian Tape Cue Track
Can (original mix) - (5:41) 130 BPM
Utow by Rupcy on Ilian Tape Cue Track
Assemblage (original mix) - (6:58) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Utow by Rupcy on Ilian Tape Cue Track
Bows (original mix) - (3:18) 161 BPM
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11
Love Is A Battlefield
KUBESS 001
24 Mar 14
Love Is A Battlefield by Alex TB on Kube Cue Track
Agressivo - (5:48) 155 BPM
Love Is A Battlefield by Alex TB on Kube Cue Track
Distorted Reality - (5:22) 155 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Love Is A Battlefield by Alex TB on Kube Cue Track
Experimental Sounds - (5:59) 155 BPM
Love Is A Battlefield by Alex TB on Kube Cue Track
Hello My Sister - (5:48) 160 BPM
Love Is A Battlefield by Alex TB on Kube Cue Track
I Can Hear Voices - (5:59) 155 BPM
Love Is A Battlefield by Alex TB on Kube Cue Track
Latin Flavor - (5:34) 155 BPM
Love Is A Battlefield by Alex TB on Kube Cue Track
Sem Paciencia - (5:34) 155 BPM
Love Is A Battlefield by Alex TB on Kube Cue Track
Scoppial Perdiu - (5:55) 158 BPM
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12
Music For Short Attentions
HYPELTDDIG 016
21 Apr 14
Music For Short Attentions by Marco Bernardi on Hypercolour Cue Track
No One Seems To Care - (6:16) 128 BPM
Music For Short Attentions by Marco Bernardi on Hypercolour Cue Track
Meteor - (6:22) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Music For Short Attentions by Marco Bernardi on Hypercolour Cue Track
Inbetween Fire - (7:11) 121 BPM
Music For Short Attentions by Marco Bernardi on Hypercolour Cue Track
The Final Triangle - (6:04) 116 BPM
Music For Short Attentions by Marco Bernardi on Hypercolour Cue Track
Japanese Firecracker - (5:49) 132 BPM
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13
The Gare Album
SOMADA 107
21 Mar 14
The Gare Album by Lewis Fautzi on Soma Cue Track
Signal - (2:18) 164 BPM
The Gare Album by Lewis Fautzi on Soma Cue Track
UVB-76 - (4:59) 130 BPM
The Gare Album by Lewis Fautzi on Soma Cue Track
The Other Side Of Reality - (3:31) 130 BPM
The Gare Album by Lewis Fautzi on Soma Cue Track
Sick - (5:30) 130 BPM
The Gare Album by Lewis Fautzi on Soma Cue Track
Range - (4:58) 130 BPM
The Gare Album by Lewis Fautzi on Soma Cue Track
Loudness - (5:54) 130 BPM
The Gare Album by Lewis Fautzi on Soma Cue Track
Opaque - (1:09) 123 BPM
The Gare Album by Lewis Fautzi on Soma Cue Track
Hope - (4:55) 130 BPM
The Gare Album by Lewis Fautzi on Soma Cue Track
Binary - (4:28) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
The Gare Album by Lewis Fautzi on Soma Cue Track
Psychiatric - (2:42)
The Gare Album by Lewis Fautzi on Soma Cue Track
Other Planet - (5:46) 118 BPM
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14
The Secret Tapes Of Dr Eich
PLE 653473
11 May 13
The Secret Tapes Of Dr Eich by Paperclip People on Planet E US Cue Track
Welcome Center - (2:53) 110 BPM
The Secret Tapes Of Dr Eich by Paperclip People on Planet E US Cue Track
Oscillator - (6:39) 120 BPM
The Secret Tapes Of Dr Eich by Paperclip People on Planet E US Cue Track
Paperclip Man - (4:59) 126 BPM
The Secret Tapes Of Dr Eich by Paperclip People on Planet E US Cue Track
The Climax (Pcp version) - (6:44) 129 BPM
The Secret Tapes Of Dr Eich by Paperclip People on Planet E US Cue Track
The Floor - (6:36) 131 BPM
The Secret Tapes Of Dr Eich by Paperclip People on Planet E US Cue Track
Clear & Present - (8:03) 129 BPM
The Secret Tapes Of Dr Eich by Paperclip People on Planet E US Cue Track
Throw - (6:47) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
The Secret Tapes Of Dr Eich by Paperclip People on Planet E US Cue Track
Steam - (6:09) 128 BPM
The Secret Tapes Of Dr Eich by Paperclip People on Planet E US Cue Track
Parking Garage Politics - (5:39) 125 BPM
The Secret Tapes Of Dr Eich by Paperclip People on Planet E US Cue Track
Country Boy Goes Dub - (5:59) 120 BPM
The Secret Tapes Of Dr Eich by Paperclip People on Planet E US Cue Track
Slam Dance - (6:01) 120 BPM
The Secret Tapes Of Dr Eich by Paperclip People on Planet E US Cue Track
My Neighborhood - (6:07) 129 BPM
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15
Future Modular EP
MOTE 038D
03 Mar 14
Future Modular EP by Planetary Assault Systems on Mote Evolver Cue Track
Future Modular - (6:20) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Future Modular EP by Planetary Assault Systems on Mote Evolver Cue Track
Riot In Silo 12 - (5:57) 128 BPM
Future Modular EP by Planetary Assault Systems on Mote Evolver Cue Track
Serc - (6:46) 126 BPM
Future Modular EP by Planetary Assault Systems on Mote Evolver Cue Track
Future Modular (Subtracted mix) - (6:00) 128 BPM
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Review: While Luke Slater is busy as always, his Planetary Assault Systems output has slowed since the release of the all conquering Messenger LP for Ostgut Ton in 2011. For Future Modular, Slater is less visceral and more arpeggiated than previous releases, harking back to a '90s-early-2000s PAS-sound, specifically the title-track. On the B-sides there's the deep, trippy and linear "Serc", but before that there's a sinister "Riot In Silo" that's showered in 909-hi-hats to get through first.
16
Slit
BP 038
10 Feb 14
Slit by James Ruskin on Blueprint Cue Track
Slit - (7:47) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Slit by James Ruskin on Blueprint Cue Track
Wisdom Of Youth - (5:19) 130 BPM
Slit by James Ruskin on Blueprint Cue Track
Emotion Erode - (6:09) 129 BPM
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Review: James Ruskin has of course individually collaborated with Mark Broom, as well forming The Fear Ratio project for Blueprint, and he's worked with Regis as O/V/R, but a solo record from the boss on his own label hasn't been heard since 2009. Throughout the Silt EP, sounds from these collaborations creep in and out of the three productions, while the title-track sounds like something that would fit right into a [Phase] EP. There's a definite Warp, albeit Lakker and The Fear Ratio sonic to the melancholic "Wisdom Of Youth", while the murky slither of "Emotional Erode" is the EP's unexpected, ambient, and rhythmic dub-leaning highlight.
17
Monoliths
DCCD 09
07 Apr 14
1984 by Dustin Zahn on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Dustin Zahn - "1984" - (4:04) 160 BPM
District Of Light by Dustin Zahn on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Dustin Zahn - "District Of Light" - (6:20) 126 BPM
Deus Ex Machina by Dustin Zahn on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Dustin Zahn - "Deus Ex Machina" - (6:33) 128 BPM
Miss You by Dustin Zahn on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Dustin Zahn - "Miss You" - (6:31) 128 BPM
Deny Fate by Dustin Zahn on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Dustin Zahn - "Deny Fate" - (6:33) 130 BPM
Jumping Off by Dustin Zahn on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Dustin Zahn - "Jumping Off" - (6:46) 123 BPM
Fire In The Sky by Dustin Zahn on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Dustin Zahn - "Fire In The Sky" - (6:54) 132 BPM
Against The Grain by Dustin Zahn on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Dustin Zahn - "Against The Grain" - (5:33) 126 BPM
Sundays In Berlin by Dustin Zahn on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Dustin Zahn - "Sundays In Berlin" - (5:13) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Insatiable Hunger by Dustin Zahn on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Dustin Zahn - "Insatiable Hunger" - (7:24) 128 BPM
May Day by Dustin Zahn on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Dustin Zahn - "May Day" - (7:42) 125 BPM
Eternal Winter by Dustin Zahn on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Dustin Zahn - "Eternal Winter" - (6:37) 120 BPM
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18
Peace Of Mind
X-DSR 5
31 Mar 14
Peace Of Mind by Claro Intelecto on Delsin Holland Cue Track
Peace Of Mind (Electrosoul) - (6:12) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Peace Of Mind by Claro Intelecto on Delsin Holland Cue Track
Tone - (4:48) 130 BPM
Peace Of Mind by Claro Intelecto on Delsin Holland Cue Track
Contact - (4:48) 120 BPM
Peace Of Mind by Claro Intelecto on Delsin Holland Cue Track
Signifier - (6:20) 120 BPM
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Played by: Shadow Dancer
19
PSY EP
IV 50I
31 Mar 14
PSY EP by Recondite on Innervisions Germany Cue Track
PSY - (9:11) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
PSY EP by Recondite on Innervisions Germany Cue Track
Fiery - (7:12) 128 BPM
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Played by: Resident Advisor
Review: It feels like we've been here before, but this time it sounds different. Trance used to be a dirty word, but in Recondite's deft hands, it has turned into something mysterious and alluring - or so it seems on PSY. The release title appears to make reference to tie-dyed T-shirts and hippie trance-dance, but in reality it's the more out there sounds of the late to mid '80s in Goa, with sluggish drums combined with a tripped out arc of synths'n'bleeps. "Fiery" is blatantly influenced by Eye Q '90s trance, but here too Recondite offers his own version, with spine-tingling minor keys fused with dubby drums.
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Paradise
MPM 16
01 Jul 13
Paradise by Floorplan on M Plant US Cue Track
Let's Ride - (6:37) 126 BPM
Paradise by Floorplan on M Plant US Cue Track
Baby, Baby - (6:33) 135 BPM
Paradise by Floorplan on M Plant US Cue Track
Change - (6:01) 128 BPM
Paradise by Floorplan on M Plant US Cue Track
Altered Ego - (7:14) 130 BPM
Paradise by Floorplan on M Plant US Cue Track
Never Grow Old - (7:17) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Paradise by Floorplan on M Plant US Cue Track
Eclipse - (5:28) 128 BPM
Paradise by Floorplan on M Plant US Cue Track
Higher! - (6:43) 126 BPM
Paradise by Floorplan on M Plant US Cue Track
Confess - (6:31) 126 BPM
Paradise by Floorplan on M Plant US Cue Track
Chord Principle - (5:29) 129 BPM
Paradise by Floorplan on M Plant US Cue Track
Above The Clouds - (7:14) 126 BPM
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Review: Given his phenomenal track record and no-nonsense approach, the arrival of a new Robert Hood album - albeit under his alternative Floorplan alias - should send a tingle of excitement down the spine of any self-respecting techno connoisseur. Paradise, his first album as Floorplan, largely eschews the intergalactic flavours of 2012's Motor: Nighttime World 3 (we say largely, as the hypnotic "Change" is undeniably Detroitian in outlook), in favour of tracks that take his rolling, stripped-back aesthetic in a variety of different directions. So, we get the funk-sampling "Baby, Baby", the soulful shuffle of "Never Grow Old" (deep house techno, anyone?), and the rush-inducing, piano-laden blast of "Confess". Impeccable... as usual.
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Mi Ange Mi Demon 01
MI ANGE MI DEMON 01
03 Jul 09
Noize Capsule by Zone 33 on Le Diable Au Corps France Cue Track
Zone 33 - "Noize Capsule" - (4:48)
Strange Days by Zone 33 on Le Diable Au Corps France Cue Track
Zone 33 - "Strange Days" - (4:57)
Alone In The Dark by Turbotek on Le Diable Au Corps France Cue Track
Turbotek - "Alone In The Dark" - (5:23)
Demo Disto by Weser Narkotek on Le Diable Au Corps France Cue Track
Weser Narkotek - "Demo Disto" - (5:45)
Natural Sucker by Turbotek on Le Diable Au Corps France Cue Track
Turbotek - "Natural Sucker" - (6:03)
Starship by Weser Narkotek on Le Diable Au Corps France Cue Track
Weser Narkotek - "Starship" - (5:35)
Tribal Pipeline by Weser Narkotek on Le Diable Au Corps France Cue Track
Weser Narkotek - "Tribal Pipeline" - (6:07)
Techno Slut by Weser Narkotek on Le Diable Au Corps France Cue Track
Weser Narkotek - "Techno Slut" - (6:56) Biggest-selling track on this release
Acid World by Weser Narkotek on Le Diable Au Corps France Cue Track
Weser Narkotek - "Acid World" - (5:46)
Hardtek To Hardcore by Weser Narkotek on Le Diable Au Corps France Cue Track
Weser Narkotek - "Hardtek To Hardcore" - (8:58)
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Bear Bile EP
KM 033
17 Mar 14
Bear Bile EP by Rivet on Kontra Musik Germany Cue Track
Bear Bile Pt 1 - (6:22) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Bear Bile EP by Rivet on Kontra Musik Germany Cue Track
Bear Bile Pt 2 - (6:55) 124 BPM
Bear Bile EP by Rivet on Kontra Musik Germany Cue Track
Bear Bile Pt 3 - (4:30) 124 BPM
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Played by: Paul Mac, Estroe, Erol Alkan
Review: Since emerging on Frozen Border offshoot Naked Index back in 2011, Rivet has become a name synonymous with the current wave of Swedish techno, gracing the Skudge Presents label with two fine 12"s, remixing Tyler Friedman, Dungeon Acid and Ben Sims, and generally demonstrating a capacity to produce both the merciless and the offbeat. His return to Kontra-Musik sees a continuation of the sound showcased on his Driftwood release for Skudge Presents last November, and is so titled because it highlights the plight suffered by some 20,000 bears in captivity who are daily tapped for their gall. Skewed vocals characterise the release throughout, the three parts, whose house-inspired synth textures are some of the meatiest work yet from the Swede.
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Zone 14: Love Kraft Pt 1 EP
62485
21 Apr 14
Zone 14: Love Kraft Pt 1 EP by The Hacker on Zone Cue Track
A Thousand Time (feat Perspect) - (3:51) 123 BPM
Zone 14: Love Kraft Pt 1 EP by The Hacker on Zone Cue Track
Clear - (7:23) 125 BPM
Zone 14: Love Kraft Pt 1 EP by The Hacker on Zone Cue Track
Driftin - (6:22) 118 BPM
Zone 14: Love Kraft Pt 1 EP by The Hacker on Zone Cue Track
Parallele Universe - (6:54) 125 BPM
Zone 14: Love Kraft Pt 1 EP by The Hacker on Zone Cue Track
Pure Energy - (7:45) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Figures EP
WOLF 029
14 Apr 14
Figures EP by Doka on Wolfskuil Holland Cue Track
Figure 8 - (6:02) 128 BPM
Figures EP by Doka on Wolfskuil Holland Cue Track
Figure 4 - (5:42) 126 BPM
Figures EP by Doka on Wolfskuil Holland Cue Track
Figure XOX - (8:31) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Figures EP by Doka on Wolfskuil Holland Cue Track
Figures - (4:38) 129 BPM
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Review: Doka's latest missive for Wolfskuil is a diverse but impressive affair. "Figure 8" is a tough, slamming track, its harsh, visceral rhythms recalling the best of Robert Hood's '90s work. By contrast, "Figure 4" is a dubbed out groove, its rumbling bass and lumbering drums borrowing from the post-punk approach of Silent Servant. "XOX" offers a radically different perspective; over a high-tempo groove, acid lines come hurtling in, but these soon give way to deep, dreamy melodies. Finally, the title track is a glacial ambient track, shot through with interstellar blips and tones. It makes for a spaced out finale to another great Doka EP.
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Breathe
O-TON 075
24 Feb 14
Breathe by Answer Code Request on Ostgut Ton Germany Cue Track
The 4th Verdict - (5:37) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Breathe by Answer Code Request on Ostgut Ton Germany Cue Track
Ghostes - (5:38) 126 BPM
Breathe by Answer Code Request on Ostgut Ton Germany Cue Track
Breathe - (6:29) 131 BPM
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Review: The brilliant Answer Code Request follows releases for his own imprint and Marcel Dettmann's MDR label to make his Ostgut Ton debut with the Breathe EP, which delivers three cuts of his individual brand of weighty, breakbeat-inspired techno. Each of the three tracks sees him in particularly ravey form; "The 4th Verdict" combines a chugging synth line with minimal Mills-inspired percussion, while "Ghostes" offers a suitably spectral vision of club techno in its cavernous chords and heavy breakbeat rhythms. The title track however must be his most euphoric to date combining headspinning chords with taut drums - another killer from ACR.
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Believe
DCCD 07
20 May 13
Believe by Nicole Moudaber on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Lumiere Tamisee - (8:56) 126 BPM
Believe by Nicole Moudaber on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Movin' On - (7:43) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Believe by Nicole Moudaber on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Take Hold - (9:46) 126 BPM
Believe by Nicole Moudaber on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Come & Lay - (12:07) 125 BPM
Believe by Nicole Moudaber on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Do Your Thing - (8:08) 123 BPM
Believe by Nicole Moudaber on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Fly With You - (13:01) 126 BPM
Believe by Nicole Moudaber on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Get On It - (7:42) 125 BPM
Believe by Nicole Moudaber on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Liberum Spirita - (9:33) 125 BPM
Believe by Nicole Moudaber on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Big Love With No Apology - (8:35) 120 BPM
Believe by Nicole Moudaber on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Can I Get Some - (7:06) 123 BPM
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Star Traveller
PLE 65355-3
14 May 13
Star Traveller by Marco Bernardi on Planet E US Cue Track
Star Traveller - (7:25) 129 BPM
Star Traveller by Marco Bernardi on Planet E US Cue Track
I Know Her - (5:41) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Star Traveller by Marco Bernardi on Planet E US Cue Track
I Know Her (instrumental) - (4:25) 126 BPM
Star Traveller by Marco Bernardi on Planet E US Cue Track
Why We Have The Underground - (5:08) 134 BPM
Star Traveller by Marco Bernardi on Planet E US Cue Track
Unknown Promise - (5:07) 118 BPM
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Played by: Paul Hazendonk
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Knob Explotation
CBS 15
18 Nov 13
Knob Explotation by Literon on Clone Basement Series Holland Cue Track
Knob Explotation - (7:09) 126 BPM
Knob Explotation by Literon on Clone Basement Series Holland Cue Track
Freak Funktion - (6:18) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Gerd dons his Literon guise for some hard-hitting, no-nonsense techno. As anyone who is familiar with the insane Machines release on Fortek is aware, the Dutch producer is just as adept at creating tough rhythm tracks as he is at making sensuous deep house. On the title track, he delivers a hammering, relentless groove, the dense drums and driving arrangement opening up to reveal an insistent, looped vocal snatch. "Freak Function" is redolent of late '90s techno, its tribal, steely drums riding an incessant filter. But while Exploitation sees Gerd pursue a tougher approach than usual, he can't escape his house background and "Function" also contains a breathy vocal sample.
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1975 EP
POLEGROUP 023
21 Apr 14
1975 EP by Developer on Polegroup Cue Track
1975 A (Reeko remix) - (8:37) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
1975 EP by Developer on Polegroup Cue Track
1975 B - (5:45) 128 BPM
1975 EP by Developer on Polegroup Cue Track
1975 C - (6:39) 128 BPM
1975 EP by Developer on Polegroup Cue Track
1975 A - (6:14) 129 BPM
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Hard Hat Traxx EP
OTP 021
14 Apr 14
Hard Hat Traxx EP by DJ Rafael on On The Prowl Cue Track
Hard Hat Area - (5:50) 136 BPM
Hard Hat Traxx EP by DJ Rafael on On The Prowl Cue Track
Pump - (3:36) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Hard Hat Traxx EP by DJ Rafael on On The Prowl Cue Track
Meltdown - (4:58) 135 BPM
Hard Hat Traxx EP by DJ Rafael on On The Prowl Cue Track
Drill - (4:54) 137 BPM
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Review: If you're looking for a truly out there techno record, one that makes DJ Rush seem sane, then Hard Hat Traxx is for you. "Hard Hat Area" kicks starts the release with tinny drums, squeaky acid and heavy kicks, but it can't compare to "Pump". Set to a fast tempo, it features frenetic claps, a grungy wall of acid and what could be the sound of a jet breaking the sound barrier in the background. Then there's the aptly named "Meltdown", which sounds like Alex Cortex and Cristian Vogel on steroids, as a hyperactive minimal groove features wave upon wave of deranged analogue tones and frequencies.
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Party Tricks
100715 30
15 Apr 14
No Regret by Sheefit on Animasola Germany Cue Track
Sheefit - "No Regret" - (5:48) 160 BPM
Save Me by Instigator on Animasola Germany Cue Track
Instigator - "Save Me" - (6:27) 160 BPM
Hat Trick by Instigator vs Sheefit on Animasola Germany Cue Track
Instigator vs Sheefit - "Hat Trick" - (6:24) 160 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Party All Night Long by Instigator vs Sheefit on Animasola Germany Cue Track
Instigator vs Sheefit - "Party All Night Long" - (5:47) 156 BPM
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Shrubby
AUS 1459
14 Apr 14
Shrubby by Gerry Read on Aus Music Cue Track
Shrubby - (4:25) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Shrubby by Gerry Read on Aus Music Cue Track
Shrubby (Redshape not so serious mix) - (9:22) 123 BPM
Shrubby by Gerry Read on Aus Music Cue Track
Zig Zag - (5:29) 126 BPM
Shrubby by Gerry Read on Aus Music Cue Track
Shrubby (Redshape disco scope mix) - (8:07) 123 BPM
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Played by: Andypop
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Linea Recta EP
MORD 001
08 Jul 13
Linea Recta EP by Radial on MORD Cue Track
Asiel - (6:24) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Linea Recta EP by Radial on MORD Cue Track
Closer - (5:57) 129 BPM
Linea Recta EP by Radial on MORD Cue Track
1980 - (5:03)
Linea Recta EP by Radial on MORD Cue Track
NYE - (5:55) 129 BPM
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Review: Bas Mooy's new label launches in style with an EP from Radial. Alternating between straight, batten-down-the-hatches techno and swinging, loose rhythms, it will appeal both to those who want to play linear sounds and anyone looking for a more offbeat take on modern techno. Radial caters to the first cohort with "Asiel", a tunneling affair punctuated by shards of psychedelic, metallic sounds and "Closer" a pounding track bolstered by dubby drums and intense panel-beating. But when Radial goes down a less obvious route, the results are more interesting; "1980" features a screeching vocal and stuttering tribal drums, while "NYE" is a lithe percussive affair punctuated by smart filters and a woman commanding 'repeat after me'.
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Hard Techno Engines EP
KUBE 024
17 Mar 14
Hard Techno Engines EP by Buchecha on Kube Cue Track
Hard Techno Engines (original mix) - (5:42) 157 BPM
Hard Techno Engines EP by Buchecha on Kube Cue Track
Wild Drop (original mix) - (6:29) 153 BPM
Hard Techno Engines EP by Buchecha on Kube Cue Track
Legends (original mix) - (5:46) 155 BPM
Hard Techno Engines EP by Buchecha on Kube Cue Track
The Number Of The Girl (original mix) - (5:30) 154 BPM
Hard Techno Engines EP by Buchecha on Kube Cue Track
The Number Of The Girl (Svetec remix) - (6:04) 154 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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State Of Flux EP
FROWNDIGITAL 009
07 Apr 14
State Of Flux EP by Jan Fleck on Frown Digital Cue Track
Slowdown - (5:56) 155 BPM
State Of Flux EP by Jan Fleck on Frown Digital Cue Track
Anathema - (5:28) 158 BPM
State Of Flux EP by Jan Fleck on Frown Digital Cue Track
Wasted Youth - (5:54) 157 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
State Of Flux EP by Jan Fleck on Frown Digital Cue Track
State Of Flux - (5:04) 165 BPM
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House Of Pain (remixes)
100723 52
10 Apr 14
House Of Pain (remixes) by Killbrothers vs Hellboy on SerialKillaz Cue Track
House Of Pain - (6:30) 160 BPM
House Of Pain (remixes) by Killbrothers vs Hellboy on SerialKillaz Cue Track
House Of Pain (DJ Lukas remix) - (7:16) 154 BPM
House Of Pain (remixes) by Killbrothers vs Hellboy on SerialKillaz Cue Track
House Of Pain (Viper Xxl remix) - (6:03) 153 BPM
House Of Pain (remixes) by Killbrothers vs Hellboy on SerialKillaz Cue Track
House Of Pain (Motormorfoses remix) - (6:21) 156 BPM
House Of Pain (remixes) by Killbrothers vs Hellboy on SerialKillaz Cue Track
House Of Pain (Buchecha remix) - (5:49) 154 BPM
House Of Pain (remixes) by Killbrothers vs Hellboy on SerialKillaz Cue Track
House Of Pain (Instigator remix) - (5:42) 160 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
House Of Pain (remixes) by Killbrothers vs Hellboy on SerialKillaz Cue Track
House Of Pain (Leo Laker remix) - (5:41) 158 BPM
House Of Pain (remixes) by Killbrothers vs Hellboy on SerialKillaz Cue Track
House Of Pain (Sutura remix) - (5:17) 155 BPM
House Of Pain (remixes) by Killbrothers vs Hellboy on SerialKillaz Cue Track
House Of Pain (Mortal Sins remix) - (6:24) 160 BPM
House Of Pain (remixes) by Killbrothers vs Hellboy on SerialKillaz Cue Track
House Of Pain (Mental Crush remix) - (5:25) 154 BPM
House Of Pain (remixes) by Killbrothers vs Hellboy on SerialKillaz Cue Track
House Of Pain (Arkus P. remix) - (6:58) 156 BPM
House Of Pain (remixes) by Killbrothers vs Hellboy on SerialKillaz Cue Track
House Of Pain (Dariush Gee remix) - (5:00) 160 BPM
House Of Pain (remixes) by Killbrothers vs Hellboy on SerialKillaz Cue Track
House Of Pain (Ganez The Terrible remix) - (5:11) 155 BPM
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Wax Weapon EP
COR 12115DIGITAL-X
07 Apr 14
Wax Weapon EP by Ilario Alicante on Cocoon Germany Cue Track
Wax Weapon - (6:32) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Wax Weapon EP by Ilario Alicante on Cocoon Germany Cue Track
Wax Weapon (RAddhA d remix) - (7:32) 128 BPM
Wax Weapon EP by Ilario Alicante on Cocoon Germany Cue Track
Xyxy - (7:04) 127 BPM
Wax Weapon EP by Ilario Alicante on Cocoon Germany Cue Track
Xyxy (Ryan Elliott remix) - (6:02) 128 BPM
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Review: Alicante continues his relationship with Cocoon on this peak-time release. Tough and percussive without lapsing into mindless territory, the title track resonates to the sound of tough percussion and a dense acid line that gradually insinuates itself to the fore. "Xyxy" is harder, a slamming affair that resounds to tough claps and firing percussive licks, but which also makes room for warm chords and intricate bells. In a sign that Cocoon has shifted towards more purist sounds, Berghain resident Rodhad has been recruited to rework "Wax Weapon", which he turns into a cavernous big room affair, mapped out by heavy thunder claps. Vath's label has also tapped Ryan Elliot to add some extra percussive muscle to "Xyxy".
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Demo Tracks #02
TRESOR 268
24 Mar 14
Nabu by Acronym on Tresor Germany Cue Track
Acronym - "Nabu" - (7:43) 128 BPM
Chenox by JC on Tresor Germany Cue Track
JC - "Chenox" - (5:28) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Panic by Zadig on Tresor Germany Cue Track
Zadig - "Panic" - (8:36) 140 BPM
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Played by: Paul Mac, RADIAL
Review: If this is what arrives in Tresor's inbox, then they are luckier than most labels. With a focus on tough techno, Demo Tracks 2 showcases some fine new talent. Acronym's "Nabu" is a dark rolling affair, its detailed textures creating a hypnotic cavernous sound. JC's "Chenox" is more direct, with rough, distorted drums fused with a slamming, grainy rhythm primed for the peak time. Neither can compare to Zadig's "Panic". The tempo is far higher, the rhythm more stripped back and visceral, and the arrangement filled with the kind of ferocious percussive bursts that would singe your hair if you stood too close to the speakers.
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Secret Weapons EP Part 5
IV 42
25 Feb 13
Madeleine by Konstantin Sibold on Innervisions Germany Cue Track
Konstantin Sibold - "Madeleine" - (9:01) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Stig Boardersman by Culoe De Song on Innervisions Germany Cue Track
Culoe De Song - "Stig Boardersman" - (8:36) 125 BPM
Prophecy by Jon Charnis on Innervisions Germany Cue Track
Jon Charnis - "Prophecy" - (7:48) 120 BPM
Red Line by Mario Basanov on Innervisions Germany Cue Track
Mario Basanov - "Red Line" - (8:25)
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Open Water
OSMUK 037EP
31 Mar 14
Open Water by Killawatt on Osiris Music Cue Track
Killawatt - "Open Water" (Killawatt version) - (5:33) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Open Water by Ipman on Osiris Music Cue Track
Ipman - "Open Water" (Ipman version) - (6:55) 140 BPM
Open Water by Monic on Osiris Music Cue Track
Monic - "Open Water" (Monic version) - (4:34) 118 BPM
Open Water by Metrist on Osiris Music Cue Track
Metrist - "Open Water" (Metrist version) - (7:20) 133 BPM
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Played by: Ipman
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Pressurize EP
50WEAPONS 033
14 Feb 14
Pressurize EP by Truncate on 50 Weapons Cue Track
Breakdown - (5:01) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Pressurize EP by Truncate on 50 Weapons Cue Track
Dial 20 - (4:57) 123 BPM
Pressurize EP by Truncate on 50 Weapons Cue Track
Pressurize - (4:48) 120 BPM
Pressurize EP by Truncate on 50 Weapons Cue Track
Bipolar - (4:41) 129 BPM
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Review: Maybe it's because he is releasing on Modeselektor's label that US producer Truncate has chosen a different approach than usual. Whatever the explanation, Pressurize is full of surprises. The only real dance floor track on the release is "Bipolar", a stripped back, functional minimal techno groove that gets increasingly intense thanks to its grimy acid undercurrent. Elsewhere, Truncate is in more reflective mood. Both "Breakdown" and "Dial 20" are chord-heavy stepping grooves that combine the intensity of Technasia with the bassy power of Shed. Just in case there was any doubt that Pressurize marks a sideways shift for Truncate, the title track is led by dubby chords and slowed down, teased out beats.
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One Month Off
SA 022
14 Apr 14
One Month Off by Chevel on Stroboscopic Artefacts Germany Cue Track
One Month Off - (5:34) 126 BPM
One Month Off by Chevel on Stroboscopic Artefacts Germany Cue Track
The Wall - (4:51) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
One Month Off by Chevel on Stroboscopic Artefacts Germany Cue Track
Cave Dwellings - (4:35) 126 BPM
One Month Off by Chevel on Stroboscopic Artefacts Germany Cue Track
Marker Shop - (4:11) 126 BPM
One Month Off by Chevel on Stroboscopic Artefacts Germany Cue Track
Viewpoint - (5:24) 120 BPM
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Played by: Paul Mac
Review: Given the calibre of artists involved in the Monad series from Stroboscopic Artefacts (Perc, Lakker, Rrose, Kangding Ray, Donor) it's easy to forget that the label inaugurated the digital only endeavour with a release from the then-unknown Chevel. Four years on the Treviso-born producer returns to Lucy's label to helm a full release with his reputation on a constant upward spiral, thanks to his releases for Vae Victis, Non Series and his own Enklav label. With recent SA releases from Lakker, Rrose and a Dadub remix EP providing the label with a renewed juncture to the dancefloor, it seems now is a suitable time as any for Chevel to make his return with the One Month Off EP. Five tracks deep, this record is a fine display of Chevel's overtly lo-fi brand of Italian, strictly analogue club music and is apparently "built around the abstract themes of construction, starting with demolition and ending on perspective."
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We Don't Know EP
BT 009
01 Jul 13
We Don't Know EP by DJ Nori on BubbleTease Communications Cue Track
Spaceg - (6:27) 112 BPM
We Don't Know EP by DJ Nori on BubbleTease Communications Cue Track
Happy Sunday (Maurice Fulton mix) - (6:42) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
We Don't Know EP by DJ Nori on BubbleTease Communications Cue Track
We Don't Know - (3:21) 132 BPM
We Don't Know EP by DJ Nori on BubbleTease Communications Cue Track
80's Drugs - (5:45) 123 BPM
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Review: Bubbletease Communications' releases are defiantly infrequent, reflecting boss man Maurice Fulton's desire to only release personal projects and those he's somehow had a hand in. Given Fulton's track record, this approach guarantees a high quality threshold; in truth, Bubbletease releases are rarely less than excellent. This four-tracker from Tokyo-based DJ Nori, co-produced by Fulton, is predictably impressive. There's a touch of melancholic, acid-flecked stargazing in the shape of "Spaceg" (all heady synth melodies, fuzzy bass and 808 cowbells), some out-there, beatless space calypso (the unwieldy "We Don't Know"), and a mighty chunk of Syclops-ish wonk-jack ("80s Drugs"). Oh, and a moody, Detroit-influenced Fulton remix of "Happy Sunday" that breaks into a space disco jam near the end.
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The Boat Party
425064 4845581
17 May 13
The Boat Party by KMFH on Wild Oats US Cue Track
Kixclap$Chord$Nhat$ - (1:52) 128 BPM
The Boat Party by KMFH on Wild Oats US Cue Track
Dr_Crunch - (5:52) 126 BPM
The Boat Party by KMFH on Wild Oats US Cue Track
Spoof - (5:58) 129 BPM
The Boat Party by KMFH on Wild Oats US Cue Track
Flemmenup - (5:03) 126 BPM
The Boat Party by KMFH on Wild Oats US Cue Track
Crushed - (5:58) 122 BPM
The Boat Party by KMFH on Wild Oats US Cue Track
Finnapop - (7:01) 147 BPM
The Boat Party by KMFH on Wild Oats US Cue Track
Grungy Gloops - (1:33) 127 BPM
The Boat Party by KMFH on Wild Oats US Cue Track
Measure 2 Measure - (6:42) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Electric Storm EP
POLEGROUP 022
10 Mar 14
Electric Storm EP by Oscar Mulero on Polegroup Cue Track
Electric Storm (original mix) - (6:12) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Electric Storm EP by Oscar Mulero on Polegroup Cue Track
Electric Storm (Sigha remix) - (6:07) 128 BPM
Electric Storm EP by Oscar Mulero on Polegroup Cue Track
Cave (original mix) - (5:54) 130 BPM
Electric Storm EP by Oscar Mulero on Polegroup Cue Track
Cave (Tommy Four Seven remix) - (5:12)
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Review: Arguably one of Spain's most prolific techno talents, Oscar Mulero returns to the super label PoleGroup with the Electric Storm EP. The title track combines Mulero's trademark throb and reverb-heavy ambience with powerful drums, while "Cave" takes things in an even darker direction, with brittle percussion resonating against reverb-heavy ambience. The remixes aren't too shoddy either; Our Circula Sound boss Sigha delivers a remix of the title track with some prickly yet powerful synth blips, and Tommy Four Seven coats "Cave" with an industrial fuzz and into a broken techno nightmare which will destroy any dancefloor.
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Layer 16
AFFIN 016LTD
14 Apr 14
Diversions by Alex Bau on Affin Cue Track
Alex Bau - "Diversions" (Measure Divide remix 144) - (5:57) 124 BPM
S3 by Rismu on Affin Cue Track
Rismu - "S3" - (6:36) 128 BPM
Pstyromaniac by Arnaud Le Texier on Affin Cue Track
Arnaud Le Texier - "Pstyromaniac" (Mattias Fridell remix) - (6:37) 127 BPM
Fractal Changes by Energun on Affin Cue Track
Energun - "Fractal Changes" - (5:56) 128 BPM
Envy by Adlib, Silvision on Affin Cue Track
Adlib, Silvision - "Envy" - (7:08) 128 BPM
Karma by Antonio De Angelis on Affin Cue Track
Antonio De Angelis - "Karma" - (6:16) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Trade My Ass For Drugs
KILLEKILL 017
31 Mar 14
I Trade My Ass For Drugs by Neil Landstrumm on Killekill Germany Cue Track
Neil Landstrumm - "I Trade My Ass For Drugs" - (5:30) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Tetse by Doubleheart on Killekill Germany Cue Track
Doubleheart - "Tetse" - (4:30)
Ode To Passive Souls by Neil Landstrumm & Ralph Cumbers on Killekill Germany Cue Track
Neil Landstrumm & Ralph Cumbers - "Ode To Passive Souls" (feat Operator) - (4:05) 120 BPM
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Played by: Shadow Dancer
Review: Apart from winning the prize for this year's best title, Scottish producer Neil Landstrumm also deserves praise for providing his own interpretation of the prevailing cultural winds. "Trade My Ass For Drugs" is a grungy take on acid, its buzzing bass and eerie synths providing the backing for a frazzled, pitch-bent vocal intoning the title. Teaming up with Ralph Cumbers aka Bass Clef, he proceeds to deliver the excellent "Ode to Passive Souls". It sounds like their take on new wave, a plodding bass accompanied by dirgey vocals. Completing this unusual package is Doubleheart's "Tetse". A collaboration between Landstrumm and Optimo's Keith McIvor, it's a magnificent, throbbing electro affair.
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Gynoid Audio 100 Vol 2
GYNOIDD 100B
15 Apr 14
Dub Frequencies by Black Hats on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Black Hats - "Dub Frequencies" - (9:04) 129 BPM
Nylon by Antonio De Angelis on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Antonio De Angelis - "Nylon" - (6:03) 130 BPM
Corridor by Audio Injection on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Audio Injection - "Corridor" - (5:59) 125 BPM
Hundra by Mattias Fridell on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Mattias Fridell - "Hundra" - (6:37) 128 BPM
Nadrealizm by Rraph on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Rraph - "Nadrealizm" - (6:20) 128 BPM
Losing Your Mind by Ad lib on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Ad lib - "Losing Your Mind" - (6:15) 125 BPM
Shape Remote by Philip Row on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Philip Row - "Shape Remote" - (7:36) 124 BPM
Incepted by Delko on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Delko - "Incepted" - (5:44) 134 BPM
TMM77-3 by Go Hiyama on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Go Hiyama - "TMM77-3" - (7:07)
Rejlanb by Logotech on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Logotech - "Rejlanb" - (6:11) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Drop The Vowels
LOVE 094
31 Mar 14
Drop The Vowels by Millie/Andrea on Modern Love Cue Track
GIF RIFF - (5:07) 140 BPM
Drop The Vowels by Millie/Andrea on Modern Love Cue Track
Stay Ugly - (6:21) 129 BPM
Drop The Vowels by Millie/Andrea on Modern Love Cue Track
Temper Tantrum - (5:01) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Drop The Vowels by Millie/Andrea on Modern Love Cue Track
Spectral Source - (6:45)
Drop The Vowels by Millie/Andrea on Modern Love Cue Track
Corrosive - (6:09) 159 BPM
Drop The Vowels by Millie/Andrea on Modern Love Cue Track
Drop The Vowels - (4:12)
Drop The Vowels by Millie/Andrea on Modern Love Cue Track
Back Down - (7:31)
Drop The Vowels by Millie/Andrea on Modern Love Cue Track
Quay - (5:08) 137 BPM
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Played by: Downliners Sekt
Review: Although now better known for their respective solo work, and the latter's involvement with Sean Canty as Demdike Stare, Andy Stott (pictured above) and Miles Whittaker's Millie & Andrea project stands as one of Modern Love's more unique projects. Releasing a string of 12? singles on Modern Love sub-label Daphne from 2008-2010, the duo's music under the name experimented with various combinations of 2-step, jungle, grime, dub techno and footwork across five 12" singles. Now they return with Drop the Vowels, which makes complete sense given underground music's renewed fascination with all things revolving around the hardcore continuum. Just as wide ranging as previous material, with the LP covering the kind of tectonic mood pieces and wiry noise techno as Stott and Whittaker's recent solo material whilst delivering some of the most straight-up dancefloor material Modern Love has put out in years. Without doubt one of the albums of the year.
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The Infinity Dub Sessions
BLKRTZ 008CD
03 Mar 14
The Infinity Dub Sessions by Deadbeat/Paul St Hilaire on BLKRTZ Germany Cue Track
Hold On Strong - (6:30) 133 BPM
The Infinity Dub Sessions by Deadbeat/Paul St Hilaire on BLKRTZ Germany Cue Track
Dopa - (5:35) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
The Infinity Dub Sessions by Deadbeat/Paul St Hilaire on BLKRTZ Germany Cue Track
What The Heck Them Expect - (6:08) 133 BPM
The Infinity Dub Sessions by Deadbeat/Paul St Hilaire on BLKRTZ Germany Cue Track
Working Everyday - (6:19) 133 BPM
The Infinity Dub Sessions by Deadbeat/Paul St Hilaire on BLKRTZ Germany Cue Track
Rock Of Creation - (6:04) 133 BPM
The Infinity Dub Sessions by Deadbeat/Paul St Hilaire on BLKRTZ Germany Cue Track
Little Darling - (6:36) 133 BPM
The Infinity Dub Sessions by Deadbeat/Paul St Hilaire on BLKRTZ Germany Cue Track
Under Cover - (6:14) 133 BPM
The Infinity Dub Sessions by Deadbeat/Paul St Hilaire on BLKRTZ Germany Cue Track
Peace & Love - (6:14) 133 BPM
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Played by: Nphonix, Sanderson Dear
Review: Given their long individual commitments to the dubwise cause, you'd expect a collaborative album from dub techno type Scott Monteith (AKA Deadbeat) and sometime Rhythm & Sound vocalist Paul St Hilaire to be a formidable proposition. And so it proves, as the duo apply their dub techno credentials to a more traditional dub framework on The Infinity Dub Sessions. St Hilaire is at his beguiling, soulful best riding Monteith's riddims, which veer from floor-friendly dub-house and dub-techno grooves (see "Little Darling" and "Rock of Creation"), to heady trips into more traditional dubwise territory (check the celebratory "Peace & Love" and tumbling "Hold On Strong"). Throughout, there's a loving authenticity that's extremely appealing.
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