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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 Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tiger Stripes - "A Feeling" - (6:33) 127 BPM
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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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Played by: Jay Lumen, Marco Bailey
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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Revise Deploy Annihilate
T 3RDM 0235
26 Feb 15
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That Guitar Track (Mindustries revision) - (6:43) 150 BPM
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Doomsday Mechanics (Promo 3D revision) - (4:55) 148 BPM
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Completely Real (Fracture 4 revision) - (6:17) 175 BPM
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The Last Great Overdose (Ophidian revision) - (5:14) 175 BPM
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Centrifuge (N Vitral Centrifrack revision) - (4:34) 185 BPM
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Problematic Frequency (Deathmachine Freq Edition revision) - (5:25) 175 BPM
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Last Man Standing (The Outside Agency revision) - (7:18) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Futurepast - (6:34) 185 BPM
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Afraid (Igneon System revision) - (5:41) 199 BPM
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Underground Funk (Xaturate revision) - (6:05) 195 BPM
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Out Of Control (Negative A revision) - (5:20) 199 BPM
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The True Creators Pt. 3 (Hellfish Dedicated revision) - (5:50) 211 BPM
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Quite Safe (Detest revision) - (5:45) 199 BPM
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Something (Even) Stronger - (6:42) 211 BPM
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Knowledge (Grandpa Drokz Serial Killer Knowledge) - (5:57) 220 BPM
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Positive Outlook (Dolphin revision) - (6:26) 205 BPM
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Renegadedrummashe3en (Akira Ill Acclaimed edit) - (5:23) 211 BPM
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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 - "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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Shoelaces
BNR 153
12 Aug 16
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Shoelaces - (7:05) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Shoelaces (Acid instrumental) - (7:05) 125 BPM
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Shoelaces (Truncate remix) - (5:27) 130 BPM
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Shoelaces (Mono Junk remix) - (8:42) 125 BPM
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Shoelaces (instrumental) - (7:05) 125 BPM
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Beneath The Skin
OSTGUTTON 97DIGITAL
19 Aug 16
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Beneath The Skin - (6:20) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Trace To Nowhere - (5:48) 127 BPM
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Devil May Care - (5:38) 127 BPM
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Immersion - (6:45) 117 BPM
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Review: Long before the current trend of EBM/industrial fuelled techno, Terrence Fixer was there, honing his now trademark style on his highly regarded Planete Rouge imprint as well as collaborating with Nitzer Ebb frontman Douglas McCarthy for several energised live shows over the years. For Berlin institution Ostgut Ton, he appears again with "Beneath The Skin", a powerful and brooding exercise in main room techno with equal parts tension and suspense. "Trace To Nowhere" features dramatic, reverb soaked vocals backed by trippy and hypnotic madness that even Mike Parker would stand up and notice. Finally "Immersion" provides a different and refreshing perspective from the Frenchman, going for an ethereal and emotive deep techno style that's perfect for drifting.
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Chaka Khan
826194 338541
05 Aug 16
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Chaka Khan - (5:30) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Up All Night Pt 2 - (5:59) 123 BPM
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Review: Hot on the heels of his rather fine Phreeky single, Eli Escobar returns to Classic with two more hot-to-trot house hits. "Chaka Khan", in particular, is something of a retro-futurist treat, with the NYC producer expertly blending hip-house era breakbeats, tipsy chords, warehouse-friendly electronics and a swathe of old school vocal samples. It sounds like a guaranteed party-starter, like many of Escobar's nostalgia-tinted productions. "Up All Night Part 2" sees him revisit the title track of his 2014 album, expertly working selected disco loops into a bumpin', sweaty, hands-aloft house stomper. It rises and falls in all the right places, and sounds like it could be capable of causing serious dancefloor devastation.
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XLB
PEARS 1
05 Aug 16
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XLB - (6:18) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tsunan Sun - (8:08) 128 BPM
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Review: Having enjoyed a little time off from releasing music, David Kennedy returns with a two-tracker on his Pearson Sound imprint. While flipside "Tsunan Sun" is naturally impressive, it's A-side "XLB" that everyone's been talking about. It's not hard to see why. After opening with sustained moody notes and gently pulsing electronics, the track builds into an intoxicating techno thumper, complete with alternately rising and falling synth lines, thunderous sub-bass, and a killer combination of stomping kick-drums, snappy snares, and seemingly relentless drum machine handclaps. Even by his standards, it's something of a colossal beast... and that's saying something.
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Rotation! Rotation!
TURBO 180D
29 Jul 16
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Rotation! Rotation! - (4:53) 113 BPM
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Rotation! Rotation! (Red Axes remix) - (7:13) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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I Know - (4:28) 118 BPM
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Down Down Up - (4:41) 55 BPM
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I Am The Clone? - (4:13) 113 BPM
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Review: Next up on Tiga's Turbo Recordings is Tel Aviv's Autarkic, with what he describes himself as "Industrial Techno tribal goth dub vibes for 2075 and beyond!" He starts out with the hazy and low slung groove of "Rotation! Rotation!" featuring some nice new romantic style vocals, chunky synth bass and exotic drums; sounds like Human League gone Middle Eastern safari. The remix by fellow countrymen and rising star Red Axes is way more energetic and will definitely work the floor a bit better than the original. Also "I Know" hammers the message home gloriously on this sweet slice of 80s synth pop served up in 2016 style!
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Space Ibiza 2016
ITC 2LD 069
05 Aug 16
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Apexape - "Joy & Pain" (Club mix) - (5:17) 122 BPM
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Jamie XX - "SeeSaw" (feat Romy - Nic Fanciulli remix) - (8:30) 125 BPM
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Elias - "Enigma" (Elias Short edit) - (4:40) 126 BPM
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Whitesquare - "Folded Reality" - (6:46) 124 BPM
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Michael Mandal & Forbes - "Really Love" (Illyus & Barrientos remix) - (6:16) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Christian Smith & Wehbba - "Motor" (Dave Angel Rework) - (7:42) 124 BPM
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Chris Patrick - "You've Been" (Walker & Royce remix) - (5:37) 125 BPM
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Syap - "Versatile" - (8:15) 126 BPM
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D-A­Unity - "Our House" (Steve Mulder remix) - (6:19) 124 BPM
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Mathias Kaden - "Soulmakers" (Deetron remix) - (7:20) 124 BPM
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Pan Pot - "Riot" (Carl Cox remix) - (5:34) 126 BPM
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Patrick Topping - "Free Admission" - (5:56) 125 BPM
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Nicole Moudaber - "Old Soul" (Space Ibiza edit) - (6:10) 126 BPM
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Chaim - "The Red Bird" - (6:07) 123 BPM
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Isaac Tichauer - "Higher Level" (Bicep remix) - (6:04) 123 BPM
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Brian Cid - "Belles Du Shaman" (Eagles & Butterflies remix) - (7:49) 123 BPM
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Argy & Jerome Sydenham - "In The Mist" - (6:25) 125 BPM
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Joeski - "Champion Sound" (DJ Fronter remix) - (6:39) 125 BPM
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Caoak - "Drums In Your House" - (6:18) 123 BPM
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Park & Sons - "Uncle Carl" - (6:47) 128 BPM
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Lui Maldonado & Pedro Mirano - "Get Up Get Down" - (6:30) 123 BPM
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Jon Rundell - "Jack The Bass" (Space Ibiza edit) - (3:56) 126 BPM
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David Tort, Sebastian Ledher & DJ Mara - "Hasta La MaA±ana" - (6:17) 123 BPM
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Carlo Lio - "Type-O" - (7:31) 125 BPM
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Deetron - "Photon" - (8:08) 124 BPM
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Tuff London - "Sending Love" (radio edit) - (3:52) 124 BPM
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Harry Romero - "What What" - (8:27) 125 BPM
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Fabio Neural - "Black Widow" (Space Ibiza edit) - (2:12) 126 BPM
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Nile Rodgers & Carl Cox - "Ohh Baby" (David Tort's dub Tech mix) - (7:32) 124 BPM
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Sleeperhold - "Out Ya Face" - (7:10) 125 BPM
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Drumcomplex & Roel Salemink - "Eightees" (Space Ibiza edit) - (4:36) 126 BPM
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Rob Hes - "True Colours" - (5:59) 124 BPM
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Julian Jeweil - "Orbit" - (6:27) 124 BPM
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Aitor Ronda - "Tornado" - (7:50) 124 BPM
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LAAT - "Broken Glass" - (6:40) 127 BPM
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Luca Agnelli - "Turbo" - (6:47) 128 BPM
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Dast - "Hypnotize" - (7:30) 128 BPM
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Vinicius Honorio - "Love Worn Soul" - (6:30) 125 BPM
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Rehmark And Nukkah - "Analogue Symphony" - (6:12) 126 BPM
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Ingo Boss - "Unless" - (6:33) 127 BPM
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Uakoz & Alex Lentini - "Umparallel" - (7:41) 125 BPM
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Tom Hades - "Crumbling" - (7:04) 128 BPM
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JSPR - "Before Dawn" - (7:52) 126 BPM
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Kydus - "Azucenas" - (6:10) 126 BPM
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Carl Cox - "Space Ibiza 2016" (Carl Cox DJ mix) - (1:18:11) 126 BPM
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Pig&Dan - "Space Ibiza 2016" (Pig&Dan DJ mix) - (1:15:43) 124 BPM
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Mark Brown - "Space Ibiza 2016" (Mark Brown DJ mix) - (1:11:01) 123 BPM
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DABJ Allstars Vol 3
DABJ 12- 20
05 Aug 16
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ODD - "Stew" - (7:00) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Modini - "Throbbing Thistle" - (4:12) 126 BPM
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Casio Royale - "The Rhythm" - (4:51) 133 BPM
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Casio Royale - "Work This" - (3:37) 131 BPM
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Review: A third session of DABJ all-stars is upon us with supreme club cut outs from ODD, Neil Landstrumm's Modini collaboration and Casio Royale, who at this stage have only ever released with this label. ODD's "Stew" is a classic Roland drum track with dubby acid flecks thrown in for good measure while Modini turn up the heat with an electrifying peak-time banger with a rather amusing title in "Throbbing Thistle" - plus some retro-rave throwbacks. Casio Royale's double dropping B-side serves up a Geeman-like "Rubberband" styled track with "The Rhythm" while "Work This" is this 12"s sweaty hit with a production you could imagine going off at Ron Hardy's Muzik Box.
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Menace II Society
UTTU 063
08 Jul 16
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I've Always Liked Grime - (6:48) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Black Palms - (5:24) 125 BPM
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Menace II Society - (6:39) 128 BPM
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Review: Jordan Alexander's been rinsing it under his Mall Grab moniker, and every release since his debut back in 2015 has been hotly tipped by us here at Juno towers. EP's for Church, 1080p and Collect-Call have now earned him a spot on Unknown To The Unknown, one of our favourite labels and surely one of the most diverse, too. "I've Always Like Grime", as the name implies, is a house track made by someone who listened to high doses of Crazy Titch and Plastician back in the day, but "Black Palms" does its best to distance itself from the UK thanks to some pretty nasty acid bumps, and "Menace II Society" heads to Chicago with its singular vocal sample and dusty house flex. Sick!
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F-Forma
TENSAL 006
15 Jul 16
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Forma 1 - (6:08) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Forma 2 - (6:08) 127 BPM
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Forma 3 - (6:14) 127 BPM
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Forma 4 - (6:06) 127 BPM
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Forma 5 (Digital Bonus) - (6:02) 127 BPM
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Review: Tensal is the side-project of Hector Sandoval, who is better known for his work as Exium. On F-Forma, he refines his sound to deliver four solid, heads-down DJ tools. There isn't a huge difference between these arrangements - the first and second are loopy, tracky affairs, the fourth is somewhat heavier - but "3" is the most impressive as Sandoval uses heavy tribal drums and hand-raising filters to maintain his audience's attention. The only divergence from this script comes on the fifth and final "Forma". Instead of pounding, loopy beats, the Spanish producer delivers a subtle, mysterious-sounding broken beat arrangement that showcases his diversity.
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Ciquita/1-2-3-4 The Remixes
RSN 1R
15 Aug 16
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Ciquita (Moscoman mix) - (8:09) 120 BPM
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Ciquita (Dan Beaumont mix) - (6:49) 126 BPM
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Ciquita (Posthuman mix) - (6:38) 126 BPM
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Ciquita (Reverso 68 mix) - (7:04) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ciquita (Helter-Skelter's Died In A Party remix) - (9:49) 103 BPM
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1-2-3-4 (Days Of Being Wild mix) - (6:52) 121 BPM
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Review: Earlier this year, noted e-zine Ran$om Note launched their spin-off label with a rather tasty acid house 12" from the previously unheard Bawrut. Here, the two tracks from that 12" get the remix treatment. Perhaps the headline attraction is a pleasingly trippy, breadown-heavy interpretation of "Ciquita" from Moscoman, though Dan Beaumant and Posthuman's acid-laden reworks of the same cut are both arguably stronger. Nu-disco veterans Reverso 60 turn the same track into a Balearic acid shuffler, while the Days Of Being Wild remix of "1-2-3-4" is a woozy, Italo-fuelled bubbler full of robotic vocals, ricocheting drum machine hits and spacey pads.
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Versions II
PH 4532D
22 Jul 16
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Like A Light (Berlin Demo) - (5:58) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Morodem (Substance remix) - (5:30) 137 BPM
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Behind The Sun (Re-Kon dub) - (6:05) 130 BPM
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Transantarctic (Polar version) - (5:56) 129 BPM
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Review: Ashley Burchett follows up last year's Versions on Token with a second installment. This latest volume also shines a light on the UK producer's musical evolution. While the busy, rhythmic sound that underpinned his earlier releases is still audible on the rugged "Transantarctic (Polar Version)", it only tells part of the story. "Like a Light (Berlin demo)", with its insistent chords and scuffled dub beats tug at that city's musical legacy. The Substance remix of "Morodem" meanwhile, sees Burchett fuse a pulsing disco groove with cold steely percussion and a spiky rhythm. The final piece in this reinvention sees Burchett go back to Berlin albeit this time for the Klockworks-style dense workout that is "Behind the Sun (Re-Kon Dub)".
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Music / Tell You No Lie
MPM 27
29 Apr 16
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Music - (6:30) 129 BPM
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Tell You No Lie - (8:33) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: A taster for Robert Hood's second Floorplan album, this EP puts a spotlight on the radical nature of his musical transformation. On "Music", the visceral rhythms of techno minimalism are gone; in their place is a rolling, tracky groove that boasts a repetitive vocal loop and which has shades of classic Relief /Derrick Carter. "Tell You No Lie" is even more impressive. It sees Hood use a gospel vocal over a stomping, funk guitar-sampling disco house workout. There is an audibly religious dimension to "Tell You No Lie," but Hood's knack for writing a great tune means that it sounds celebratory rather than self-indulgent or preachy.
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4 (Remixes)
HYPE 050D
12 Feb 16
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Sexspurt (Ricardo Villalobos/Max Loderbauer remix) - (12:10) 124 BPM
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Techno Disco (KiNK remix) - (8:13) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Come On Kerrier (Head High remix) - (4:59) 130 BPM
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Review: Luke Vibert donned the Kerrier District moniker last year on the tremendous Kerrier District 4 album on Hypercolour, and here are the remixes. He's done alright; look at who he's got on board. First there's the Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer remix of "Sexspurt", which is long and as liquid and tripped out as you'd imagine. Bulgarian hardware maverick delivers the goods always on his funky, fierce and soulful rendition of "Techno Disco", it's quite brilliant actually. Finally the now legendary Rene Pavlowitz dons the Head High alter ego for a slamming warehouse rave makeover of "Come On Kerrier".
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Several
OT 023D
01 Jul 16
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Several (Gysin dub) - (8:10) 116 BPM
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Esplendor - (8:08) 114 BPM
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General System (Main dub) - (8:19) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Modo Ritmico - (8:15) 117 BPM
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Floor To Floor
17 STEPSFTFC001
03 Jun 16
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Velvit - "Looking Glass" - (6:29) 124 BPM
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Dusky - "Mount Belzoni" - (5:12) 125 BPM
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Christian Piers - "Tooth Decay" - (6:48) 120 BPM
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Lo Shea - "Thousand Foot Waves" - (7:09) 124 BPM
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Trevino - "Ojak" - (5:14) 127 BPM
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Hugo Massien - "Restart The Sun" - (7:22) 122 BPM
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Alan Fitzpatrick - "Where Haus?" - (6:01) 126 BPM
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Moniker - "Moving" - (6:48) 124 BPM
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Mella Dee - "Take Control" - (6:27) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Coba - "Gotta Get Back Home" - (6:25) 130 BPM
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Skream & Jonjo - "Room 959" - (5:28) 121 BPM
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Otik - "Ur Soul Is Missing" - (4:48) 130 BPM
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Cipher
FIGURE 78
25 Jul 16
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Cipher - (4:48) 93 BPM
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Lost Lakes - (6:28) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Transform - (1:59) 150 BPM
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Rain - (6:01) 129 BPM
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Flying Buttress - (4:46) 138 BPM
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Review: Sam Coates is a relatively new producer, but the UK techno artist has already put out an EP on Spencer Parker's Work Them Records. This release on Len Faki's label is also sure to boost his profile further. It starts with the title track's trance-fuelled breaks and there is also the eerie ambience of "Transform". However, one gets the sense that these are appetisers for the main event. In this instance it focuses on the tough dance floor techno of "Lost Lakes". Like a more robotic version of vintage Peter Van Hoesen, "Lakes" and then the rolling, hypnotic drums of "Rain" mark Coates out as one of the most promising new techno producers.
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RZ Episodes Volume 1
SRTX 013
25 Jul 16
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It's Time For The - (5:33) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Chicken Head George - (6:28) 127 BPM
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Def Jamming - (5:48) 125 BPM
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Lollypop Lady - (5:37) 127 BPM
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Review: London techno legend Jerome Hill is back on his home turf for the 13th edition of Super Rhythm Trax. With a name like "It's Time For The" it hardly left anything to the imagination did it? But this crafty edit of the Cajmere classic. Other highlights include the Windy City hard house of "Lollypop Lady" which pays tribute to the notorious Relief Records imprint and the Dancemania dedicated jackathon that is "Def Jamming". One for the heads!
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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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Kyu
IMF 007
10 Aug 16
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Kyu - (5:57) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Shitau - (6:51) 129 BPM
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Zen - (5:34) 129 BPM
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Review: Marcel Fengler has certainly carved out his own style like the other Berghain residents as a producer. His cyclical, funky and above all functional DJ tools firmly wear their Robert Hood influence on their sleeve, all the while carrying some of the powerful and industrial undertones that come naturally given the aesthetic and sound of that famous room he plays, week in week out. For another outing on his own IMF imprint, the Kyu EP features some heavy artillery for serious techno DJs, highlights being the dynamic opener "Kyu" which couldn't be any more perfect an example of what 21:00 on a Sunday night at Berghain sounds like. On the flip the more hypnotic "Shitau" features Millsian style chimes and sonar bleeps balanced out by those soulful and emotive elements, creating pure futurist tension of the greatest kind.
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Get Up And Dance EP
TCN 005
14 Aug 16
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Xavier & Insane - "Get Up And Dance" - (6:04) 154 BPM
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Get Up & Dance (Alex TB remix) - (5:39) 155 BPM
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Xavier - "Blood & Diamonds" - (5:18) 156 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Xavier - "Bad Days" - (6:21) 153 BPM
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Xavier - "Shut Up" - (5:37) 155 BPM
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Flauto Synthetico
SPAZIO 003
19 Aug 16
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Flusso Dinamico - (7:16) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Danza Cinetica - (5:21) 132 BPM
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Flauto Synthetico - (11:09) 85 BPM
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Review: Since making his debut back in 2007, Marco Shuttle has released material on an impressive selection of labels, including Clone, The Bunker New York, and his own Eerie. Here he pops up on Donato Dozzy and Neel's freshly minted Spazio Disponible imprint, serving up three tracks of creepy, feverish techno. With its bellowing, metallic hits, rainforest textures and chiming melodies, opener "Flusso Dinamico" feels like the soundtrack to a paranoid chase through a South American jungle. "Danza Cinetica" is similarly sticky in feel, but altogether more clandestine in execution, while the title track sees him charge off into experimental tropical techno territory, via high-octane rhythms, intoxicating synthesizer lines, and intoxicating melodies.
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Ibiza Underground 2016
TOOL 475/01Z
24 Jun 16
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Jesse Rose & Weiss - "Oh, Like This, Ok" (original mix) - (5:28) 124 BPM
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Sven Vath - "Robot" (Kolsch remix) - (9:16) 125 BPM
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Noir - "Bataille" (original mix) - (7:37) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Riva Starr - "Dippina Side" (Joseph Capriati remix) - (6:56) 125 BPM
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Audion - "Mouth To Mouth" (Dense & Pika remix) - (6:24) 124 BPM
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Ian Pooley - "Celtic Cross" (Len Faki remix) - (6:36) 126 BPM
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Ninetoes - "Little Beat Thing" (original mix) - (7:50) 123 BPM
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D-Formation And Rick Pier OaNeil - "Jazzing" (original mix) - (6:48) 123 BPM
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Dosem - "Untold Stories" (original mix) - (6:42) 124 BPM
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The Golden Boy - "Bad Sandwich" (original mix) - (6:02) 123 BPM
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Yotto - "Aviate" (original mix) - (6:58) 120 BPM
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Anna - "Redemption" (original mix) - (7:36) 122 BPM
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Groovebox - "Mob Rules" (original mix) - (6:14) 123 BPM
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Sergio Fernandez - "Uncharted" (original mix) - (6:29) 124 BPM
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Latmun - "Dance & Bop" (original mix) - (7:15) 124 BPM
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David Keno - "Thatas It" (original mix) - (7:13) 125 BPM
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Tiger Tooth - "Tiger Tiger Tooth Tooth" (extended mix) - (4:47) 122 BPM
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Monika Kruse/Voodooamt - "Luvsucka" (Oliver Huntemann remix) - (7:13) 125 BPM
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DJ Fronter - "Do Not Stop" (original mix) - (8:19) 124 BPM
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Echonomist - "Sunday Brunch" (Sierra Sam remix) - (7:08) 128 BPM
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Felix Krocher - "Full Circle" (original mix) - (7:11) 127 BPM
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Dino Maggiorana - "Shake It" (original mix) - (6:47) 125 BPM
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Francis White - "Stringside" (Jey Kurmis remix) - (6:36) 124 BPM
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Martin Eyerer And Ackermann - "To An End" (feat Craig Walker - Kaiserdisco remix) - (9:23) 124 BPM
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John Moss - "Sayin'" (original mix) - (7:08) 122 BPM
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Cera Alba - "a89" (original mix) - (7:21) 125 BPM
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Beauriche - "Lucky Don Shot" (original mix) - (5:25) 122 BPM
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Audio Junkies - "Vitamins" (feat Haptic - Tiger Stripes remix) - (7:11) 129 BPM
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Applebottom - "Walkina" (original mix) - (4:17) 125 BPM
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Agent Orange - "Break Me Down" (original mix) - (7:10) 125 BPM
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Ben Remember - "Run Away" (original mix) - (7:22) 122 BPM
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FreedomB - "Wilder Traum" (original mix) - (6:02) 125 BPM
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Mario Ochoa - "Awaken" (original mix) - (6:58) 126 BPM
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Ronnie Spiteri - "Broken Biscuits" (original mix) - (6:49) 124 BPM
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Dario D'Attis And David Aurel - "CuA©ntame" (original mix) - (6:51) 123 BPM
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S-Man And Mike Vale - "That Sound" (original mix) - (7:15) 124 BPM
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Sleeperhold - "Cable Junction" (original mix) - (8:17) 125 BPM
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CamelPhat - "It Is What It Is" (original mix) - (7:14) 124 BPM
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Sydney Blu And Cari Golden - "Too Clean" (original mix) - (5:41) 124 BPM
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DeMarzo - "Fated" (original mix) - (6:50) 123 BPM
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Good Guy Mikesh - "Cookie" (original mix) - (6:49) 124 BPM
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Gaston Zani - "High" (original mix) - (7:00) 125 BPM
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Mike Ivy And Nimo Iero - "Take Me Over" (original mix) - (6:43) 124 BPM
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Pax - "Shiver" (original mix) - (6:21) 123 BPM
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Nils Nuernberg - "This Ainat Water" (original mix) - (7:54) 122 BPM
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Ten Story - "Very Me" (original mix) - (7:38) 123 BPM
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Martin Eyerer - "Turn Turn Turn" (feat ABBY - Chopstick & Johnjon remix) - (12:47) 123 BPM
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Rich Wakley - "Vault 101" (original mix) - (6:34) 123 BPM
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Crespo - "Dram" (original mix) - (7:44) 124 BPM
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Supernova - "Comida Cubana" (original mix) - (6:08) 124 BPM
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Steve Parry - "Apricity" (Ki Creighton & Makanan remix) - (8:42) 122 BPM
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Worthy - "Big End" (original mix) - (6:13) 123 BPM
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Djoko - "Don't Hold Back" (original mix) - (5:17) 123 BPM
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Ray Okpara - "Green Hunt" (Dance Spirit remix) - (7:29) 122 BPM
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Pete Graham - "Merlin" (original mix) - (5:58) 124 BPM
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Ben Mono - "You Know Itas True" (original mix) - (4:40) 124 BPM
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Moonbootica - "Love You" (original mix) - (5:25) 123 BPM
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And ID - "Toxo" (original mix) - (6:41) 126 BPM
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Various - "Ibiza Underground 2016" (continuous DJ mix 1) - (1:18:09) 123 BPM
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Various - "Ibiza Underground 2016" (continuous DJ mix 2) - (1:16:21) 126 BPM
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Christ Figures/New Puritan
TOKEN 63D
19 Aug 16
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Christ Figures - (8:04) 129 BPM
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New Puritan - (6:46) 87 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Very few can do po-faced, gothic techno as eloquently as the UK's dark lord Sigha, the Our Circula sound main man returning on Belgian hard techno imprint Token with the rather restrained "Christ Figures" which makes up for the kind of aggression most usually associated with him (and the label), with its exploration in tension, texture and functionality. Second offering "Puritan" explores the same path of dystopian hypnotism in the tradition of greats like Mike Parker or Donato Dozzy; strap yourself in for this one, it's one wild journey!
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Minus Degree
TEMPA 110D
05 Aug 16
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Minus Degree - (9:28) 134 BPM
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Move Them - (6:48) 134 BPM
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Twist It Down - (6:17) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Although Appleblim has been missing from the scene and out of action relative to the golden years of dubstep, he's still very much a legend in our books, and every time some new material from the man pops up we just can't help ourselves from being excited. The bass legend is back on the foundational Tempa label, home to so many stunning releases by himself and other luminaries such as Benga and Skream, and "Minus Degree" sees the producer take a conservative shift toward the surreal and the experimental, hardly using any beats of low end at all to get his point across. "Move Them", however, takes a dance shape and ends up sounding like a distorted, off-kilter dub techno joint of the highest order, whereas "Twist It Down" powers down the engines to deliver a deep, chimerical sort of dub house that simply must be played out on a big, nasty soundsystem.
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You Are Not Alone
SVT 175
12 Aug 16
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Alone - (6:46) 123 BPM
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Alone (Hatzler remix) - (8:19) 125 BPM
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Antala - (8:08) 122 BPM
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Antala (Bjorn Storig remix) - (5:50) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Esmeralda - (7:40) 122 BPM
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Review: Several Definitions, despite what the name may insinuate; is not a group rather one lone Swiss producer known as Jeremy. Appearing here for esteemed Berlin label Still Vor Talent, he presents four servings of tech house goodness on the You Are Not Alone EP. The original version of "Alone" is a dark and melodic journey track packed with the right amount of suspense and drama that'd make even the Life & Death camp up their game. The remix by Hatzler stays true to the original, but just gives it that extra amount of 'oomph' to play at the peak time slot. "Esmeralda" is also worthy of mention; this swirling and hypnotic trance odyssey is reminiscent of a more classic dance music style and is surefire magic on the dancefloor.
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Mood Control EP
ACR 045
25 Jul 16
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Dry - (6:49) 150 BPM
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Mood Control - (7:44) 150 BPM
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Wet - (8:35) 150 BPM
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Mood Control (Barka & Taris remix) - (5:53) 153 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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New Faces Of Techno Vol 18
GSPCOMP 298
01 Jan 16
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Raul Mezcolanza - "How To Make" (Filterheadz remix) - (7:15) 128 BPM
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Sergio Arzillo - "Irregular System" - (7:55) 128 BPM
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Sebastian Groth - "The Evil" (George Perry remix) - (7:30) 128 BPM
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Marcus Oliveira & Dodx - "Right Moment" (Marotto remix) - (7:13) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tom Wax - "My Life, My Soul, My House!" (dub mix) - (6:59) 125 BPM
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Paco Marcelo - "In Door" - (7:14) 126 BPM
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Hausdoktoren - "Take Me To The Doktor" - (7:33) 126 BPM
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Forest People - "Saved By The Bell" - (8:15) 126 BPM
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Ken Hayakawa - "Biomechanics" (Loophole remix) - (7:22) 128 BPM
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MNatiff - "Rok It" - (6:10) 126 BPM
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Giben Gless - "Fish" - (7:10) 125 BPM
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Dimm & Odeon - "Bielsa" - (6:16) 124 BPM
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Charles Ramirez & Stan Garac - "My Sugar Baby" (Pandeo remix) - (6:22) 123 BPM
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Joe Mastromattei - "Enough" - (6:25) 125 BPM
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A&S - "Species" - (6:53) 130 BPM
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Kaixta - "They Will Go Underground" - (7:03) 128 BPM
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Eder Tobes - "Orgasm" (DJ Glic remix) - (6:50) 125 BPM
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Oscar Escapa - "Enola Gay" - (6:19) 124 BPM
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Maurizio Vitiello - "Raw Notes" - (6:06) 127 BPM
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Gianni Gaudio - "Dark Sky" - (7:03) 127 BPM
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Daniel Defekt - "Get Down" - (8:03) 126 BPM
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Eduard Whein - "Sexto Sentido" - (7:14) 128 BPM
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MDF - "Micia" - (7:24) 127 BPM
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Isonoe - "#001" - (6:20) 128 BPM
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Jan Fleck - "Ballistic 02" - (6:46) 124 BPM
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The Invisible Man EP
MONNOM 009
04 Apr 16
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The Wonk - (5:58) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Invisible Man - (5:51) 133 BPM
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Wir Leben FArr Die Nacht - (6:02) 133 BPM
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The Bounce - (5:57) 131 BPM
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Surrender (feat Cat Yen) - (2:24) 134 BPM
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Review: The latest release on Monnom Black sees its owner deliver a killer 90s-inspired release. "The Wonk" and "The Bounce" set the tone for the rest of the EP, albeit in a slightly more restrained form. Dark stabs and sirens cutting through the smoky fog hint at a lost-it post-rave sound. This really comes to fruition on the title track and the curiously titled "Wir Leben Farr Die Nacht" (possibly a reference to Joe Farr). On both occasions, powerful, rolling basslines, pounding kick drums and bullet ricochet percussion recall the glory days of Frankfurt Trax. Even though the vocal sample on the latter is tongue in cheek, there is no escaping the slightly sinister specter that Dax J conjures up.
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Smoke & Mirrors (Remixes)
DC 110
15 Apr 13
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The Afterparty (Adam Beyer remix) - (7:16) 127 BPM
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The Afterparty (Ben Klock remix) - (7:57) 127 BPM
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Can You Feel It (Joseph Capriati remix) - (10:03) 125 BPM
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I Feel It Deep (Sandwell District remix) - (7:03) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Riots In London (Alan Fitzpatrick remix) - (6:43) 125 BPM
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Smoke & Mirrors (Jerome Sydenham's Looking Glass dub 2013) - (6:23) 129 BPM
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Bullet (Cari Lekebsuch remix) - (5:58) 130 BPM
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Smoke & Mirrors (Jerome Sydenham's Carbon dub 2013) - (6:09) 129 BPM
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Overcome
TR 11
19 May 08
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Overcome - (9:00) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Lady Science (Nyc Sunrise mix) - (9:22) 128 BPM
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Lady Science (tek mix) - (5:47) 130 BPM
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XTC
PAMPA 024
19 Jun 15
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XTC - (8:19) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Knee On Belly - (6:05) 122 BPM
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Review: Ah, it's finally the summer and where would we be without a DJ Koze record to accompany those long, open-air parties? The title track is a lush, string-filled affair that chugs along slowly. It's made all the more trippy by a female vocal whose narrative begins with the claim that 'everyone is experimenting with ecstasy' and who goes on to talk about lies and meditation. If that sounds too cosmic for you, then we recommend that you check out "Knee on Belly". It could be the German artist's version of '90s disco house, but realized against a gentle minimal house backdrop.
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Cause Effect EP
POLEGROUP 039
05 Aug 16
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Cause 1 - (6:51) 127 BPM
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Cause 2 - (6:06) 127 BPM
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Effect 1 - (5:55) 127 BPM
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Effect 2 - (6:03) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Hector Sandoval's Tensal has been brewing the brood since 2014 and he's played a significant role in shaping the current aesthetic of Developer's Modularz label in recent years. Closely aligned with Modularz is Oscar Mulero's formidable Pole Group, and now Tensal brings his aggression to the label for the first time. The EP provides two "Cause" and two "Effects" tracks with both halves definable by their sound; "Cause 1" is cold and bleepy, Cause 2" a little warmer and electronic, while "Effect 1" is some serious heat for the Tresor vault. But for us all roads lead to "Effect 2", a bombastic wave of techno terror with a deathly arpeggio of staccato synths. Bomb.
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Concierge/Woodwork
CBS 021
01 Jul 16
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Concierge - (6:16) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Woodwork - (5:04) 120 BPM
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Review: Rohan Walder clocks in for this third Randomer outing on Clone's Basement Series in as many years, with Concierge arriving as the Londoner's first 12" transmission of 2016. The template is pretty much laid down now for the Basement series and there is always some real gratifying techno to be found from those who step up to contribute. Title cut "Concierge" finds Walder's well-documented talent for crafting unique drum patterns really come to the fore on a dramatic, meaty production and sits well next to the more bugged out B-side. "Woodwork" is, in a word, trippy, leading out like Felix Da Housecat's "Kickdrum" before veering off down a wormhole of crazed percussive notes and mangled samples that gets increasingly crazier as it progresses - we really need to hear this one on a big system wow.
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Politics Of Greed EP
PRRUK 106
01 Aug 16
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Yan Cook - "Pauk" - (6:26) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Responder - "Transposed" - (7:33) 127 BPM
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TWR72 - "Bigot" - (5:55) 132 BPM
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ARKVS - "Politics Of Greed" - (7:20) 123 BPM
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Hypnosis In The Modern Age Vol 2
LIES 080
05 Aug 16
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Dissociation - (5:22) 127 BPM
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Self-Hypnosis - (6:51) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Autosuggestion - (3:56) 90 BPM
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Drum Trax
GYNOID 016
24 May 16
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Model 2 - (5:14) 130 BPM
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Drum Trax - (5:01) 128 BPM
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Model 2 (Slam remix) - (6:04) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Model 2 (Slam's Tenebris dub mix) - (6:30) 130 BPM
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Sensation/Clear
PH 50RMXD
19 Aug 16
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Sensation (Rrose remix) - (8:32) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Clear (Abdulla Rashim remix) - (8:43) 130 BPM
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Review: The romping stomping Daniel Avery, is back on Phantasy Sound with a new two-track 12" which doubles up as the label's 50th, and continues the English producer and DJ's path down a streamlined, hard-edge techno path. Unsurprisingly, "Sensation" is a total juggernaut, a heady techno track that slithers its percussion sway amid huge mounds of delays and atmospherics. Over on the flip, "Clear" sticks to a techno formula insofar as its mid-to-fast tempo, but the melodies and chimes emanating from its underbelly are something wilder and altogether more ethereal. Conniving DJ tools!
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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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Futuristic Experiments #006
BACKGROUND 035
15 Sep 03
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Akufen - "Red Skies" - (6:51) 120 BPM
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B - "Booby Trap" - (5:11) 125 BPM
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Andy Vaz - "Last Minute Variation" - (5:37) 126 BPM
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Rhythm Maker - "Rosmarin" - (6:52) 120 BPM
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Portable - "A Loop Of Mass & Energy" - (6:20) 125 BPM
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Hevetica - "Intense Release" - (6:06) 120 BPM
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Dave Miller - "Hue Hip Shizo Censor" - (6:43) 121 BPM
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Ben Nevile - "Some Bass For The Sheep" - (5:22) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sutekh - "Keep Away" - (5:16) 121 BPM
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Si Cut.db - "Pocket Money" - (7:59) 120 BPM
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Db - "Graceland" - (6:57) 123 BPM
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Played by: Deepchild
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Destructive Compilation Vol 20
DBR 038
15 Aug 16
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Giben Gless - "Bingo" (original mix) - (6:18) 123 BPM
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K-os Theory - "Clandestine" (original mix) - (6:28) 120 BPM
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Quisan - "Muzak" (original mix) - (6:56) 125 BPM
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Ali Zee - "Isothermal" (original mix) - (7:50) 124 BPM
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Hellomonkey/HiBoo - "Technocat" (original mix) - (6:57) 125 BPM
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Drumdrive - "You See That" (original mix) - (8:47) 124 BPM
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Lluis Ribalta - "Calistenia" (original mix) - (7:36) 126 BPM
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Future Flow - "Funky Beat" (Andreew remix) - (6:31) 125 BPM
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Patrick Galbano - "Galbanum" (Dave Wincent remix) - (6:11) 126 BPM
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Spark Taberner/Marvin La Rose - "Oblivious" (original mix) - (6:41) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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We Don't Know EP
BT 009
01 Jul 13
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Spaceg - (6:27) 112 BPM
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Happy Sunday (Maurice Fulton mix) - (6:42) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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We Don't Know - (3:21) 132 BPM
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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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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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Acid Mode
CCE 026
12 Aug 16
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Acid Mode - (6:36) 131 BPM
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Peace Of Mind - (6:41) 131 BPM
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Drip Drop - (6:26) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Freak Mode - (6:33) 130 BPM
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Polegroup 5yrs
POLEGROUPBOX 1
09 May 16
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Architectural - "Sorrow" (original mix) - (6:06) 123 BPM
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Tripeo - "Lugom" (original mix) - (5:28) 130 BPM
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Kessell - "Prana" (original mix) - (5:22) 126 BPM
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Kwartz - "Simulacrum" (original mix) - (5:50) 128 BPM
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Oscar Mulero - "Genetix" (original mix) - (7:34) 120 BPM
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Exium - "Biolag" (original mix) - (5:32) 128 BPM
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Jonas Kopp - "M31" (Reeko remix) - (5:50) 131 BPM
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Christian Wunsch - "Emission Lines" (original mix) - (6:02) 127 BPM
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Spora - "Critical Consequence" (original mix) - (6:17) 127 BPM
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Tensal - "Pgb5a" (original mix) - (6:21) 127 BPM
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Exium - "Nucleoid" (Lewis Fautzi remix) - (5:25) 130 BPM
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Developer - "No Introduction" (original mix) - (7:41) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Oscar Mulero - "Horses" (Exium remix) - (6:36) 127 BPM
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Pearl - "Memoria" (Oscar Mulero remix) - (5:39) 130 BPM
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Reeko - "Electrical Phenomena" (remake) - (5:52) 128 BPM
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Christian Wunsch - "Radioactive Decay" (Tripeo remix) - (6:43) 129 BPM
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Lewis Fautzi - "Centaurus A" (original mix) - (6:03) 128 BPM
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Perc - "Body Con" (original mix) - (5:42) 129 BPM
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Review: Oscar Mulero's other label celebrates its fifth anniversary with this mammoth compendium. For fans of the Spanish imprint's club techno there is no shortage of material to get excited about; the Lewis Fautzi remix of Exium's "Nucleoid" is a hypnotic groove par excellence, its confluence of acid and droning pulses arcing to a tantalising climax, while Christian Wunsch and Exium once again represent the tough industrial and dub-meets-noise sound of the label on "Emission Lines" and "Biolag" respectively. However, there is also a more musical, reflective side to Poelgroup's sound. In this regard, 5 Years delivers most impressively with the chilling strings of the Architectural project from Reeko as well as the Spanish producer's cinematic, break beat-led reshape of Jonas Kopp's "M31".
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The Boat Party
425064 4845581
17 May 13
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Kixclap$Chord$Nhat$ - (1:52) 128 BPM
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Dr_Crunch - (5:52) 126 BPM
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Spoof - (5:58) 129 BPM
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Flemmenup - (5:03) 126 BPM
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Crushed - (5:58) 122 BPM
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Finnapop - (7:01) 147 BPM
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Grungy Gloops - (1:33) 127 BPM
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Measure 2 Measure - (6:42) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Spatial Sequence Synesthesia EP
MORD 030
01 Aug 16
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Sensory Deprivation - (5:35) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Misophonia - (5:26) 135 BPM
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Spatial Sequence Synesthesia - (5:35) 132 BPM
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Common Frequencies - (5:38) 127 BPM
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Number Form - (5:44) 126 BPM
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Review: With Tensal debuting over at Oscar Mulero's Pole it seems the Spanish techno legend has used this as an opportunity to send his music elsewhere too. Take a look at the list of artists that have contributed nihilistic abrasion to Bas Mooy's label and Mulero is a glaring omission. Mooy and Mulero (surely a collaboration to come) make up for this by agreeing to bear five Mulero productions under the MORD banner, kicked off by the big room acid of "Sensory Deprivation". "Misophonia" slams down hard like a Mulero production should with bleeps, distorted tones adding some gritty funk to a game Mike Dehnert thought he'd monopolised. Deepest section of the EP is "Spatial Sequenced Synthesia" and staying down low is the sub-aqueous strafing of "Common Frequencies". Mulero's formula is unbeatable right now, and for something a little stripped back with less reverb check "Number Form".
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Our Beat is Still New
WPH NEW BEAT ALBUM
28 Oct 13
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Juju & Jordash are Azab & Crybaby J - "Agent Orange" - (5:23)
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Unknown Big UK House DJ & Friend are DJ Ironfist - "Frog March" - (6:54) 116 BPM
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JD Twitch is TC & The Maxx Paxx - "Just Like That" - (5:45) 110 BPM
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Metrobox is Prins Albert - "Dies ist Belgien" - (6:16)
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San Soda is Nick Berlin - "Gimme Some A___" - (5:56) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Aril Brikha is The Assyrian Lover - "Nineveh By Night" - (7:56) 118 BPM
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Sebastien San is Dr Hypnotic - "AB Theme" - (6:46) 115 BPM
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Red D is Max Erotic - "I Only Wanna" - (5:01)
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Jacob Korn, Credit 00 & Sneaker are Serial Error - "Drum Abuse" - (6:27) 120 BPM
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Jacques Renault & Mark Verbos are Walt Wicz & XXXX - "Question Mark" - (6:33) 113 BPM
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Social Disco Club is Super-Ringo - "Starr" - (8:17) 114 BPM
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Marcos Salon is Outlander - "Zero Days" - (6:16)
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Played by: Kid Who
Review: Here's something rather novel (and, arguably, timely): a tribute to Belgium's greatest contribution to electronic music, new beat, with contemporary artists delivering tracks inspired by the woozy, late night chug of the mid-to-late '80s sound. All involved step up to the mark, delivering druggy, twisted, wonky and on occasions near anthemic cuts. Picking out highlights is tough, but check the ragged electronic pulse of Red D's "I Only Wanna", JD Twitch's tough "Just Like That", Aril Brikha's chugging, melodic "Nineveh By Night" and, most impressively, the intoxicating percussion abuse of the Uncanny Valley crew's "Drum Abuse". Superb stuff.