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XTC
PAMPA 024
19 Jun 15
XTC by DJ Koze on Pampa Germany Cue Track
XTC - (8:19) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
XTC by DJ Koze on Pampa Germany Cue Track
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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Egoi­sta
HVN 028
15 Jun 15
Egoi­sta by Marvin & Guy on Hivern Discs Cue Track
Egoista - (7:08) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Egoi­sta by Marvin & Guy on Hivern Discs Cue Track
Cancion (Para Ti) - (7:00) 118 BPM
Egoi­sta by Marvin & Guy on Hivern Discs Cue Track
The Man Who Lost The Hat - (8:20) 120 BPM
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Review: Marvin Dan III and Lee "The Black Belt" Guy debut on the excellent Hivern Discs with the Egoista release and bring with them a wealth of knowledge and understanding of what makes a dancefloor tick. Most recently spotted on US label Young Adults, Marvin & Guy are known best for the series of cosmic disco mind benders issued for Let's Get Lost, On The Prowl, and their own eponymous label. That sense of cosmic sprawl is very much in evidence on this three-track release, with the seven minute title cut setting the tone, sounding akin to one of Joakim's more epic productions. The star gazing "Cancion (Para Ti)" has Lena Willikens set-opener written all over it whilst "The Man Who Lost The Hat" adopts a somewhat darker tone, despite the silly title. More great music from the Hivern crew.
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Cloud Generator EP
RB 054
23 Mar 15
Cloud Generator EP by KiNK on Running Back Germany Cue Track
Cloud Generator - (7:10) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Cloud Generator EP by KiNK on Running Back Germany Cue Track
Diversion - (6:39) 125 BPM
Cloud Generator EP by KiNK on Running Back Germany Cue Track
Pocket Piano - (6:43) 125 BPM
Cloud Generator EP by KiNK on Running Back Germany Cue Track
Pocket Piano (breakbeat mix) - (6:08) 83 BPM
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Review: Strahil Velchev has been a lot of places in his prolific career thus far, but he's never been to Running Back before. With the title track the Hungarian production power house steps up to the plate with a surefire peak time rocker, piling on thick electro synth lines and plenty of techno tension built for the large-scale experience. "Diversion" is no less catchy even if its temperament is far sunnier, working that playful edge that has always accompanied Kink tracks, but then "Pocket Piano (Breakbeat Mix)" throws a curveball in the shape of an old-skool breakbeat groove colliding with warm and fluffy arpeggios before opening up into a joyous piano rave experience.
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Basement Trax Vol 2
O-TON 089
22 Jun 15
Basement Trax Vol 2 by Len Faki on Ostgut Ton Germany Cue Track
B-PAX - (7:14) 124 BPM
Basement Trax Vol 2 by Len Faki on Ostgut Ton Germany Cue Track
For Real - (6:13) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Basement Trax Vol 2 by Len Faki on Ostgut Ton Germany Cue Track
Hainish Cycle - (6:37) 124 BPM
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Review: Berlin's Len Faki returns to his resident label with Basement Trax Vol 2. which as the name suggests, provides banging, subterranean club tools for dusty basements and abandoned power plants alike, with some of his finest work since the tracks on his Berghain 03 mix several years ago. Who could forget The Obliteration of The Berghain and Rainbow Delta. The tracks on here are a return to form by an artist now considered one of the modern greats. The pounding kick drum workout of "B-PAX" is as well engineered as only a Berghain resident could execute. We predict the chugging epic "For Real" will be destroying dancefloors worldwide this summer. Finally the gritty, entrancing bassline faces off with mutant melody in yet another peak time journey on "Hainish Cycle".
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A-Sides Vol 3
DC 142
15 Jun 15
Breakout by Stephan Hinz on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Stephan Hinz - "Breakout" - (7:44) 125 BPM
Tex by Dense & Pika on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Dense & Pika - "Tex" - (6:01) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Don't You Want Me by Marco Bailey on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Marco Bailey - "Don't You Want Me" - (7:06) 126 BPM
Burnt Out by Simon Baker on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Simon Baker - "Burnt Out" - (10:32) 128 BPM
Requiem by Victor Calderone on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Victor Calderone - "Requiem" - (6:41) 125 BPM
Morcilla by Juan Sanchez on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Juan Sanchez - "Morcilla" - (6:03) 128 BPM
The Hard Parade by Sasha Carassi on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Sasha Carassi - "The Hard Parade" - (7:44) 126 BPM
Flashback by Roberto Capuano on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Roberto Capuano - "Flashback" - (6:37) 128 BPM
Techno Frequencies by Clio on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Clio - "Techno Frequencies" - (7:00) 125 BPM
Trrbulence by Enrico Sangiuliano & Secret Cinema on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Enrico Sangiuliano & Secret Cinema - "Trrbulence" - (7:58) 125 BPM
Florians Cookie by Adam Beyer & Reset Robot on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Adam Beyer & Reset Robot - "Florians Cookie" - (5:55) 125 BPM
Playing Games by Skiver on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Skiver - "Playing Games" - (6:48) 127 BPM
Milo by Sidney Charles on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Sidney Charles - "Milo" - (7:10) 125 BPM
The Border by Ian O'Donovan on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Ian O'Donovan - "The Border" - (7:43) 126 BPM
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Cantor Dust
TOKEN 53D
18 May 15
Cantor Dust by Antigone on Token Belgium Cue Track
Anna Livia - (4:05) 158 BPM
Cantor Dust by Antigone on Token Belgium Cue Track
Enter - (6:50) 131 BPM
Cantor Dust by Antigone on Token Belgium Cue Track
Prime Mover - (6:15) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Cantor Dust by Antigone on Token Belgium Cue Track
Voltage - (6:12) 130 BPM
Cantor Dust by Antigone on Token Belgium Cue Track
Artefakt - (7:07) 130 BPM
Cantor Dust by Antigone on Token Belgium Cue Track
Astragral - (5:34) 130 BPM
Cantor Dust by Antigone on Token Belgium Cue Track
Blue Note - (7:28) 129 BPM
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Review: Dust is Jeanson Antonin's debut release on Token and arguably it's his most impressive release to date. Kr!z label has given him a double pack format to work with and it allows him the platform to express himself. At either end of the release there are two beautiful soundscapes; "Anna Livia" bathes in sensuous textures, while "Blue Note" features slow-motion beats underpinning shimmering melodies. In stark contrast, "Neter", "Astragal" and "Artefact" are tough, metallic bangers that recall the distorted stomp of Joey Beltram and Jeff Mills. However, it isn't just a release of extremes and "Prime Mover" sees Antigone bring a house groove to his tough metallic production.
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The Hydrangeas Whisper
BT 13
30 Mar 15
The Hydrangeas Whisper by Boof on BubbleTease Communications Cue Track
Intro To It's Sunny S Outside - (5:56) 113 BPM
The Hydrangeas Whisper by Boof on BubbleTease Communications Cue Track
Birgit Boogie - (6:27) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
The Hydrangeas Whisper by Boof on BubbleTease Communications Cue Track
The Hydrangeas Whisper - (5:05) 113 BPM
The Hydrangeas Whisper by Boof on BubbleTease Communications Cue Track
Cat Soulcat Strut - (5:32) 116 BPM
The Hydrangeas Whisper by Boof on BubbleTease Communications Cue Track
Backlash - (6:01) 130 BPM
The Hydrangeas Whisper by Boof on BubbleTease Communications Cue Track
Pete Found His Z - (6:00) 125 BPM
The Hydrangeas Whisper by Boof on BubbleTease Communications Cue Track
Emi's M - (5:58) 90 BPM
The Hydrangeas Whisper by Boof on BubbleTease Communications Cue Track
Just On The Swings - (6:47) 111 BPM
The Hydrangeas Whisper by Boof on BubbleTease Communications Cue Track
Tomoko's O - (6:00) 91 BPM
The Hydrangeas Whisper by Boof on BubbleTease Communications Cue Track
Solar Eclipse On A Friday Morning - (6:46) 120 BPM
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Review: There are few house producers as innovative or adventurous as Maurice Fulton and on his latest Boof album, he shows just how far-out he can get. "Tomoko's O" is an easy-listening affair with searing guitars and cosmic keys, while in contrast, "Just On The Swings" sees Fulton experiment with Cameo-style electro funk. These are just two of the many different moods that Boof embraces. On the title track, Fulton veers into white noise ambience and "Cat Soulcat Strut" is a tasty boogie / jazz-funk affair. There are also a few nods to Fulton's dance floor approach, especially on the deep techno "Backlash", but as the mellow "Birgit Boogie" and the jittery pianos of "Emi's M" demonstrate, this is as cosmic as a trip to Mars and back.
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Warm Tonal Touch
TESC 001
29 Jun 15
Warm Tonal Touch by Blawan on Ternesc Cue Track
Talatone - (6:04) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Warm Tonal Touch by Blawan on Ternesc Cue Track
Fentanyl - (6:00) 129 BPM
Warm Tonal Touch by Blawan on Ternesc Cue Track
Slow Mick - (5:52) 135 BPM
Warm Tonal Touch by Blawan on Ternesc Cue Track
Blue Bottle - (6:40) 129 BPM
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Review: Warm Tonal Touch marks a new chapter in Jamie 'Blawan' Roberts career, as the producer launches his Ternesc label. Set to offer a home to most of his solo material, he kick-starts the imprint with a quartet of modular techno workouts. Undeniably rhythmic and floor-friendly throughout, there's a surprisingly tactile feel about the rolling grooves of "Talatone" and "Roll Mick", despite the presence of clanking, metallic percussion. Interestingly, it's when he tries to do things differently -such as on the intense, clicking grooves and dislocated horn samples of "Blue Bottle", or the intense, cacophonous, unsettling throb of "Fentanyl", that the EP really excels.
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XXX
CCS 098
18 Jun 15
XXX by Borrowed Identity on Circus Company France Cue Track
Addictive - (5:17) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
XXX by Borrowed Identity on Circus Company France Cue Track
Trans Trans Trans - (5:11) 124 BPM
XXX by Borrowed Identity on Circus Company France Cue Track
The Scene (feat Mechanical Soul Brother) - (6:29) 124 BPM
XXX by Borrowed Identity on Circus Company France Cue Track
Life - (7:21) 123 BPM
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Rhythm Trainx Vol 1
RBB 03
11 May 15
121 BPM by Manuel Tur on Running Back Germany Cue Track
Manuel Tur - "121 BPM" - (4:00) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
109 BPM by I Cube on Running Back Germany Cue Track
I Cube - "109 BPM" - (5:44) 55 BPM
126 5 BPM by Blank Spanner on Running Back Germany Cue Track
Blank Spanner - "126 5 BPM" - (4:16) 126 BPM
124 BPM by Disco Nihilist on Running Back Germany Cue Track
Disco Nihilist - "124 BPM" - (4:07) 123 BPM
119 BPM by Ame on Running Back Germany Cue Track
Ame - "119 BPM" - (4:04) 119 BPM
122 BPM by Radio Slave on Running Back Germany Cue Track
Radio Slave - "122 BPM" - (4:16) 122 BPM
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Review: Running Back boss Gerd Jansen has already shown a love of DJ-focused rhythm tracks via beat-focused releases from Redshape and Todd Osborne. Here he goes one further, pulling together a six-track collection of drum workouts from an impressive roll call of producers. Amongst the drum machine-heavy treats you'll find a brilliantly loose, metallic workout from Disco Nihlist (track four), a smacked-out chunk of tropical oddness from the ever-impressive I:Cube (track 2), a surprisingly jackin', cymbal-heavy roller from Ame (track 5), and a dense chunk of afterparty voodoo from Radio Slave (track 6). Manuel Tur's dirty, low-down opener is pretty darn tasty, too.
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VHSS
DOLLY 22
22 Jun 15
VHSS by Compassion Crew on Dolly Cue Track
VHSS (original mix) - (7:12) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
VHSS by Compassion Crew on Dolly Cue Track
Struggle Wood (OhMy mix) - (6:51) 119 BPM
VHSS by Compassion Crew on Dolly Cue Track
VHSS (Redshape remix) - (9:41) 124 BPM
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Review: Shout out to Steffi's Dolly label for coaxing some new Compassion Crew cuts out of the less than prolific production unit BDI. First surfacing on the ace UK future jazz label Fluid Ounce a decade ago, BDI has put his/her/their name to a smattering of excellent releases for Rush Hour, Running Back, and Horn Wax in subsequent years. So new music from BDI will always be celebrated here at Juno and this record suggests the creativity levels haven't dimmed in the period since their last release. Up top "VHSS" sounds like a pinball machine has been hooked up to BDI's array of clattering drum machines and Roland gear - there's a real marauding spirit at play here. "Struggle Wood (OhMy mix)" has a similar recorded straight to the board feel to it, whilst Redshape pops up to remix the A-side for the closing gambit. In his hands "VHSS" expertly moves between moments of rush inducing intensity and low set restraint.
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Klockworks 14
KW 14
25 May 15
Klockworks 14 by Trevino on Klockworks Germany Cue Track
Eclipse - (7:03) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Klockworks 14 by Trevino on Klockworks Germany Cue Track
The Dismal Truth - (6:13) 129 BPM
Klockworks 14 by Trevino on Klockworks Germany Cue Track
After The Rain - (6:00) 128 BPM
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Review: There was naturally some surprise when Manchester producer Marcus Kaye - best known for his soulful D&B work as Marcus Intalex - started making techno under the Trevino alias back in 2011. It was his 2012 EP for Ben Klock's Klockworks imprint that really sealed his reputation amongst the techno community. Here, he returns to that imprint, bringing with him three varied tracks. Contrast, for example, the rave-era breakbeats, stretched-out pads and epic breakdowns of "Eclipse" - an unashamed chunk of early '90s revivalism - with the spooky melodies and intense rhythms of "The Dismal Truth". Then there's "After The Rain", which fixes Detroit techno chords and melodies to a pulsating, electro-influenced groove.
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Metropolis EP
DREF 025
23 Jun 15
Metropolis EP by Abstract Division on Dynamic Reflection Cue Track
Metropolis (original mix) - (7:16) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Metropolis EP by Abstract Division on Dynamic Reflection Cue Track
Metropolis (Trolley Route remix) - (6:36) 128 BPM
Metropolis EP by Abstract Division on Dynamic Reflection Cue Track
Metropolis (Function remix) - (5:55) 126 BPM
Metropolis EP by Abstract Division on Dynamic Reflection Cue Track
Metropolis (Marcel Fengler remix) - (6:11) 129 BPM
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Review: Dutch label Dynamic reflection continues to go from strength to strength with power duo Abstract Division comprised of label boss Paul Boex and Dave Miller. The original of Metropolis is a nice slice of soulful melodic techno that fans of Heiko laux or Vince Watson will be all over. The first thing you may think then listening to the Trolley Route mix is it sounds like Oscar Mulero; and it is! Things start getting hectic when they big guns Function and Marcel Fengler are called in for remix duties. Dave Sumner's pounding yet atmospheric version is all you'd expect. But he keeps the lush melody of the original intact and it works well. Fengler's rendition delivers exactly what he's renowned for in the form of energised, peak time minimal; just the way it should be!
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Shlocky
BH 14
26 Jun 15
Shlocky by Beneath on Berceuse Heroique Cue Track
50/50 - (6:53) 126 BPM
Shlocky by Beneath on Berceuse Heroique Cue Track
Freeze - (5:52) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Shlocky by Beneath on Berceuse Heroique Cue Track
Soho - (7:43) 165 BPM
Shlocky by Beneath on Berceuse Heroique Cue Track
Future Shock - (6:13) 84 BPM
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Review: Current go-to-man for the UK underground, Beneath follows up some high profile releases on PAN and his own No Symbols imprint, with a new one on Berceuse Heroique featuring some typically beaten down but forward thinking perspectives of the dancefloor. First up "50/50" and its snarling acid work out faces off with a broken beat off set by serene atmospherics. "Freeze" is next with its funky and disjointed rhythm taking a more minimalist approach to showcase that A1 bassline and sultry kick ass rhythm. "Soho" with its sheer futurism merges reliable dancefloor dynamics with cleverly executed sound design, then wait for the drop! Finally "Future Shock" pays homage to his dubstep roots with a dirty exploration of sub-bass dynamics complete with haunting yet exotic string accompaniment. Tip!
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Denial
OVM- 254
04 May 15
Denial by Josh Wink on Ovum US Cue Track
Denial (Eyes Closed) - (7:44) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Denial by Josh Wink on Ovum US Cue Track
Denial (Prise D'acid mix) - (7:45) 120 BPM
Denial by Josh Wink on Ovum US Cue Track
Denial (Tweak dub) - (7:45) 124 BPM
Denial by Josh Wink on Ovum US Cue Track
Denial (Futurepella) - (0:39) 112 BPM
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Review: New York house and techno legend Josh Wink is back with a full EP on his own - and legendary - Ovum label. "Denial" sees the veteran DJ and producer unleash four versions of the track. The "Eyes Closed" mix is twisted and moody thanks to that disjointed vocal sample, the "Prise D'Acid" version is bleeping and rolling, then there's the "Tweak Dub" with its glitchy structure and sinister atmospherics - this one is for the late night antics - and the "Futurepella" for all your DJ tool needs. Live in the future!
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For Aquantice
EAUX 691
29 Jun 15
For Aquantice by Rrose on EAUX Cue Track
Levitate - (5:31) 123 BPM
For Aquantice by Rrose on EAUX Cue Track
Vellum - (6:55) 126 BPM
For Aquantice by Rrose on EAUX Cue Track
Signs - (9:04) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: ALONSO VARELA
Review: Since making her debut on Sandwell District back in 2011, Rrose has become a familiar figure on the experimental techno circuit. Though she recently committed a quite singular album to the Further Records cause, it's Rrose's own Eaux label through which her revelatory material largely arrives and For Aquantice is another fine single. Rrose's first single of 2015 features three more ghostly, otherworldly compositions, beginning with the creepy electronics and undulating rhythms of "Levitate". There's a greater rhythmic intensity to the wonky, delay-laden drums of the equally supernatural "Vellum", while "Signs" charges off in a classic off-key intelligent techno vein - all spiraling riffs, spitting melodies and psychedelic electronics.
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Finish Me
361459 2074317
22 May 15
Finish Me by Endian on Secret Sundaze Cue Track
Finish Me - (7:02) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Finish Me by Endian on Secret Sundaze Cue Track
Sub Tropic - (7:53) 126 BPM
Finish Me by Endian on Secret Sundaze Cue Track
Dusty - (6:11) 126 BPM
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Review: After previous, if infrequent, transmissions for Electric Minds and Non Plus, Commix producer George Levings returns with some new Endian material for the always impressive Secretsundaze Music. The more attentive out there may well have heard at least one of these tracks in the club or in a mix of late, with Joy Orbison ending his Essential Mix last year on the opening track "Finish Me". Well done to Secretsundaze for facilitating a wider release for them then with "Finish Me" the sort of fiery, low end heavy club track you feel will be heard on dancefloors for some time to come. Don't ignore the B side tracks though as they are equally potent tools for the dancefloor.
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Hanging Out The Birds
TESC 002
29 Jun 15
Hanging Out The Birds by Blawan on Ternesc Cue Track
Hanging Out The Birds - (6:04) 125 BPM
Hanging Out The Birds by Blawan on Ternesc Cue Track
Mine Oh Mine - (7:00) 133 BPM
Hanging Out The Birds by Blawan on Ternesc Cue Track
Weakening Force - (6:50) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Hanging Out The Birds by Blawan on Ternesc Cue Track
Diatonic Valves - (6:11) 129 BPM
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Played by: Paul Mac, ALONSO VARELA
Review: After flitting between labels for the first four years of his career, Blawan has decided to become master of his own destiny. Last month's Warm Tonal Touch EP marked the debut of his Ternesc imprint. This speedy follow-up continues on a similar theme, delivering a range of ragging, dark and often intense modular techno workouts. All four tracks prioritize percussion and rhythm, with any melodic elements - usually short, nightmarish loops, or horror-influenced textures - playing second fiddle to his impressive drum programming. It's a formula that works well, from the left-of-centre bounce of "Hanging Out With The Birds" and throbbing 4/4 pulse of "Mine Oh Mine", to the sludgy, industrial fuzziness of closer "Diatonic Valves".
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Slam Present Transmissions Glasgow
SOMADA 108
29 Jun 15
IN1 by Edit Select on Soma Cue Track
Edit Select - "IN1" - (3:05) 136 BPM
Circling by Puddledub on Soma Cue Track
Puddledub - "Circling" - (7:48) 113 BPM
Station To Station by Dexterous on Soma Cue Track
Dexterous - "Station To Station" - (3:15) 115 BPM
Decay Constant by Complex Emotional Response on Soma Cue Track
Complex Emotional Response - "Decay Constant" - (5:43) 126 BPM
Themis by Deepbass on Soma Cue Track
Deepbass - "Themis" - (8:15) 126 BPM
Resurface by Edit Select on Soma Cue Track
Edit Select - "Resurface" - (5:33) 128 BPM
State Function by Petrichor on Soma Cue Track
Petrichor - "State Function" - (5:29) 124 BPM
Alpha 4 by Harvey McKay on Soma Cue Track
Harvey McKay - "Alpha 4" - (5:50) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
The Glass Test by Echoplex on Soma Cue Track
Echoplex - "The Glass Test" - (6:17) 128 BPM
Friction by Slam on Soma Cue Track
Slam - "Friction" - (7:20) 128 BPM
Tomorrow You Know by Gary Beck on Soma Cue Track
Gary Beck - "Tomorrow You Know" - (6:04) 127 BPM
Right Of Passage by Hans Bouffmyhre on Soma Cue Track
Hans Bouffmyhre - "Right Of Passage" - (5:58) 129 BPM
Pressure Lights by Slam & Gary Beck on Soma Cue Track
Slam & Gary Beck - "Pressure Lights" - (6:51) 126 BPM
Blunt by Quail on Soma Cue Track
Quail - "Blunt" - (5:50) 129 BPM
Duke Street Fleet by Clouds on Soma Cue Track
Clouds - "Duke Street Fleet" - (4:43) 131 BPM
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Review: While the Arches has sadly closed, that other great Glasgow institution, Soma, keeps on putting out great music. The label's latest project is Transmissions Glasgow, a compilation of 15 tracks from the city's producers. It is executed in much the same way as one of Slam's flawless DJ sets; beginning with the serene ambience of Edit Select's "iN1" and the fractured, slow-motion beats of Puddledub's "Circling", it moves into the deep, trance house of Dextrous "Station to Station". It wouldn't be a Soma compilation without some techno and this is provided by artists like Deepbass and the brilliantly named Complex Emotional Response, but as always, Slam's take on the form is deeply soulful and emotive, demonstrated here most impressively by Edit Select's percussive but mournful synth-led "Resurface".
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Cybekks EP
PAMPA 023
15 May 15
Cybekks EP by Robag Wruhme on Pampa Germany Cue Track
Cybekks - (6:08) 123 BPM
Cybekks EP by Robag Wruhme on Pampa Germany Cue Track
Anton I - (2:24) 119 BPM
Cybekks EP by Robag Wruhme on Pampa Germany Cue Track
Volta Cobby - (7:30) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Cybekks EP by Robag Wruhme on Pampa Germany Cue Track
Anton II - (2:29) 120 BPM
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Review: The main reason why German producer Robag Wruhme is one of the few minimal producers who retains credibility is because he doesn't sound like anyone else. Cybekks is so soft and fragile that at times it feels like it's made of silk. Even the dance floor tracks, "Volta Cobby" and the title track are imbued with an eerie, dreamy sensibility, characterised by mournful melodies unfolding over ponderous basslines. However, Wruhme really shines on "Anton I" and "Anton II". The former is a beautifully reflective piano composition, while the second instalment is led by tinkering bells, sleepy, bucolic hooks and a vocal that warbles and flutters like a supernatural woodland being.
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De Niro Is Concerned
TRP 002
18 May 15
Revolution by Bjarki on TRIP Cue Track
Bjarki - "Revolution" - (5:27) 129 BPM
Dumans by Deniro on TRIP Cue Track
Deniro - "Dumans" - (5:40) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
No Criminals by Kraviz & Exos on TRIP Cue Track
Kraviz & Exos - "No Criminals" - (4:55) 130 BPM
L'Importance De Doute by Parrish Smith on TRIP Cue Track
Parrish Smith - "L'Importance De Doute" - (8:27) 129 BPM
DUMBO by Steve Stoll on TRIP Cue Track
Steve Stoll - "DUMBO" - (4:46) 130 BPM
Rush by Nikita Zabelin on TRIP Cue Track
Nikita Zabelin - "Rush" - (4:54) 133 BPM
Organezized by Deniro on TRIP Cue Track
Deniro - "Organezized" - (5:38) 134 BPM
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Played by: Dodi Palese, Nina Kraviz
Review: This is the second release on Nina Kraviz' label and it shows that the Russian DJ is putting her money where her mouth is. There aren't any crowd-pleasing names on this double pack, but there are plenty of purist techno tracks. On the tough, percussive side there's Bjarki's rattling "Revolution", both Deniro and Kraviz, working with Exos, drop heavy, bleepy minimal workouts, with the former's "Dumans" recalling Joey Beltram's eternal "Believer". On the subject of 90s techno, Kraviz also deserves praise for signing a Steve Stoll track; as its title suggests, "Dumbo" dispenses with subtle niceties in favour of a rough, pulsing acid workout that recalls the glory days of Proper.
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Sicko
KOMPAKT 322
02 Mar 15
Sicko by Rex The Dog on Kompakt Germany Cue Track
Sicko - (6:31) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Sicko by Rex The Dog on Kompakt Germany Cue Track
Korgasmatron - (7:15) 121 BPM
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Review: Back in the mid 2000s, Jake 'Rex The Dog' Williams was touted for future greatness on the back of a string of singles that joined the dots between Kraftwerk, synth-pop, '80s electro and melodious nu-disco. Somewhere along the way, he lost his mojo, and the releases began to dry up. Happily, Sicko - his first single for two years - sees him back at his imaginative, mesmerising best. The title track bobs and weaves brilliantly, lacing trippy, stuttering electronics and yearning chords on top of a sparse, beatbox electro-influenced Balearic house groove. "Korgasmatron" is arguably even better, with Williams brilliantly fusing dirty, bubbling bottom-end electronics and warped acid lines with a killer, rave style vocal hook.
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Berghain 07 Part II
O-TON 087
18 May 15
Oxide by Cassegrain & Tin Man on Ostgut Ton Germany Cue Track
Cassegrain & Tin Man - "Oxide" - (6:05) 130 BPM
Sca Fell by Inland on Ostgut Ton Germany Cue Track
Inland - "Sca Fell" - (6:20) 127 BPM
Electric by DVS1 on Ostgut Ton Germany Cue Track
DVS1 - "Electric" - (7:24) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Odyssey #2 by Steve Bicknell on Ostgut Ton Germany Cue Track
Steve Bicknell - "Odyssey #2" - (4:12) 127 BPM
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Review: It seems Function is a fan of Cassegrain & Tin man material as he's just signed them up for his next release on Infrastructure New York. For this second Berghain 07 sampler, Function's appetite for boomy, acid techno is whetted by the collaboration's "Oxide". Meanwhile, former flatmate Ed Davenport, aka Inland, delivers "Sca Fell", a subaqueous workout that would get the Mike Parker seal of approval. DVS1 throws down some trademark warehouse beats with some caustic stabs to boot, while Steve Bicknell delves even deeper into the abyss than he did on the first sampler, with a track that's as menacing and frenetic as what Drexciya can be.
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Boys Noize Presents Strictly Raw Vol 1
BNR 138D
22 Jun 15
Boys Noize Presents Strictly Raw Vol 1 by Boys Noize on Boysnoize Germany Cue Track
Paranoid (with Johnny Sack) - (2:55) 120 BPM
Boys Noize Presents Strictly Raw Vol 1 by Boys Noize on Boysnoize Germany Cue Track
808-Iraq (with Tiga) - (4:59) 125 BPM
Boys Noize Presents Strictly Raw Vol 1 by Boys Noize on Boysnoize Germany Cue Track
Overstayer - (6:23) 112 BPM
Boys Noize Presents Strictly Raw Vol 1 by Boys Noize on Boysnoize Germany Cue Track
Cerebral (with Pilo) - (4:16) 130 BPM
Boys Noize Presents Strictly Raw Vol 1 by Boys Noize on Boysnoize Germany Cue Track
The Fix - (4:57) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Boys Noize Presents Strictly Raw Vol 1 by Boys Noize on Boysnoize Germany Cue Track
Openn (with Atom TM) - (5:02) 124 BPM
Boys Noize Presents Strictly Raw Vol 1 by Boys Noize on Boysnoize Germany Cue Track
Spacer (with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs) - (5:29) 128 BPM
Boys Noize Presents Strictly Raw Vol 1 by Boys Noize on Boysnoize Germany Cue Track
Dawnload - (3:14) 136 BPM
Boys Noize Presents Strictly Raw Vol 1 by Boys Noize on Boysnoize Germany Cue Track
Brain Frequent - (3:56) 130 BPM
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Played by: Trevor Benz
Review: German electro artist Boyz Noize is back with a vengeance on this new full length which runs the whole the gamut from classic electro flavours right through to dirty tech house and even a bit of acid for good measure. Testament to his success are the rather interesting collaborations on offer with special guests such as long-time fan and Turbo boss Tiga teaming up on "808-Irag" for some seriously druggy dancefloor antics. "Openn" features the legendary Uwe Schmidt aka Atom TM where they venture into more experimental waters, naturally but will easily warp minds on the dancefloor, no problem. But it's "Spacer" with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs which is undoubtedly the highlight with its epic and soulful melancholia. All in all a brilliant effort and return to form for Alex Ridha.
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Balance Presents Fur Coat
BAL 015D
29 May 15
Balance Presents Fur Coat by Fur Coat/Various on Balance Music Cue Track
Balance Presents Fur Coat (continuous mix) - (1:15:17) 123 BPM
If by Tobias on Balance Music Cue Track
Tobias - "If" (Matthew Jonson & The Mole remix) - (9:16) 128 BPM
Post Communism In Casablanca by Masonenos on Balance Music Cue Track
Masonenos - "Post Communism In Casablanca" - (7:07) 124 BPM
Addiction by Embassy Of Joy on Balance Music Cue Track
Embassy Of Joy - "Addiction" (Patlac remix) - (7:56) 122 BPM
Phuture Bound by Joey Negro & Akabu on Balance Music Cue Track
Joey Negro & Akabu - "Phuture Bound" (Ame radio edit) - (3:35) 124 BPM
Morning Poem by Chardronnet & Afrilounge on Balance Music Cue Track
Chardronnet & Afrilounge - "Morning Poem" (feat Phetote The Poet) - (8:06) 120 BPM
Perseidi by Francesca Lombardo on Balance Music Cue Track
Francesca Lombardo - "Perseidi" - (8:03) 122 BPM
Caballero by Tokyo Black Star on Balance Music Cue Track
Tokyo Black Star - "Caballero" (Radio Slaves Innervision remix) - (9:28) 120 BPM
Monasterio by Cesare & Disorder on Balance Music Cue Track
Cesare & Disorder - "Monasterio" - (7:22) 127 BPM
Visual Capture by SLAM on Balance Music Cue Track
SLAM - "Visual Capture" (Luke Slater remix) - (9:36) 125 BPM
Phosphenes by Simon Flower on Balance Music Cue Track
Simon Flower - "Phosphenes" (Efdemin remix) - (7:10) 127 BPM
Monday by Fur Coat on Balance Music Cue Track
Fur Coat - "Monday" - (8:00) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Love Letters by Metronomy on Balance Music Cue Track
Metronomy - "Love Letters" (Agoria remix) - (6:04) 120 BPM
U Turn by Fur Coat on Balance Music Cue Track
Fur Coat - "U Turn" - (7:04) 122 BPM
OTH by Roman Flugel on Balance Music Cue Track
Roman Flugel - "OTH" - (6:06) 122 BPM
Infinity by Malandra Jr on Balance Music Cue Track
Malandra Jr - "Infinity" - (8:39) 122 BPM
Mariposa by DJ Koze on Balance Music Cue Track
DJ Koze - "Mariposa" - (7:42) 124 BPM
Voigt Kampff Test by Michael Mayer on Balance Music Cue Track
Michael Mayer - "Voigt Kampff Test" (Barnt remix) - (8:18) 120 BPM
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5 Years Of Gynoid
GYNOIDCD 17
01 Jul 15
Language by Ade Fenton on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Ade Fenton - "Language" - (6:03) 126 BPM
The Appropriate Stimuli by Mattias Fridell on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Mattias Fridell - "The Appropriate Stimuli" - (7:03) 128 BPM
Box Set by Mark Broom on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Mark Broom - "Box Set" - (7:13) 125 BPM
Atonal by Ground Loop on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Ground Loop - "Atonal" (Moreland & Parker version) - (9:08) 128 BPM
Seance by Advanced Human on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Advanced Human - "Seance" - (5:57) 129 BPM
Allowance by Myk Derill on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Myk Derill - "Allowance" - (6:44) 124 BPM
Cosx by Rraph on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Rraph - "Cosx" - (8:09) 125 BPM
Disrupt by Pjotr G & Dubiosity on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Pjotr G & Dubiosity - "Disrupt" - (6:53) 130 BPM
Drone by Mary Velo on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Mary Velo - "Drone" - (6:42) 127 BPM
Fabryka by Advanced Human on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Advanced Human - "Fabryka" - (6:10) 129 BPM
Distress by Unbalance on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Unbalance - "Distress" - (5:56) 126 BPM
Two Lines by Wata Igarashi on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Wata Igarashi - "Two Lines" - (8:08) 129 BPM
Tecnolicious by Knobs on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Knobs - "Tecnolicious" - (7:34) 131 BPM
Pertaining To The Vintage by Mattias Fridell on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Mattias Fridell - "Pertaining To The Vintage" - (6:45) 127 BPM
Deep Down by DJ Hi-Shock on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
DJ Hi-Shock - "Deep Down" - (6:36) 123 BPM
Parallel by Etapp Kyle on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Etapp Kyle - "Parallel" - (7:19) 124 BPM
Nass by Mary Velo on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Mary Velo - "Nass" - (6:55) 125 BPM
Despair by Unbalance on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Unbalance - "Despair" - (7:14) 126 BPM
Hungry Dub by Advanced Human on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Advanced Human - "Hungry Dub" - (6:30) 127 BPM
Your Move by Dead Sound on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Dead Sound - "Your Move" - (5:46) 128 BPM
Kapkard by Mark Morris & Logotech on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Mark Morris & Logotech - "Kapkard" - (6:04) 129 BPM
Filaments by Future 16 on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Future 16 - "Filaments" (pt 1) - (6:00) 129 BPM
Skalpell by Kristian Heikkila on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Kristian Heikkila - "Skalpell" - (7:16) 125 BPM
Looper by PVS on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
PVS - "Looper" - (7:05) 128 BPM
Armadura by Antonio De Angelis on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Antonio De Angelis - "Armadura" - (5:51) 127 BPM
Walls by +plattform on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
+plattform - "Walls" - (7:41) 127 BPM
Justify Or Prove by Mattias Fridell on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Mattias Fridell - "Justify Or Prove" - (7:38) 126 BPM
Annuit Coeptis by Dax J on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Dax J - "Annuit Coeptis" - (6:28) 129 BPM
Planetary Grid System by Advanced Human on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Advanced Human - "Planetary Grid System" - (9:55) 126 BPM
Quanah by Electric Rescue on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Electric Rescue - "Quanah" - (6:00) 130 BPM
Tiburon by Developer on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Developer - "Tiburon" - (6:12) 126 BPM
31 by Truncate on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Truncate - "31" (Jonas Kopp remix) - (7:37) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Desolaat by Bas Mooy on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Bas Mooy - "Desolaat" (Xhin remix) - (6:01) 129 BPM
M28 by Mark Broom on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Mark Broom - "M28" (Truncate remix) - (5:18) 128 BPM
Tiger In The Alley by Patrick Gil on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Patrick Gil - "Tiger In The Alley" (Jeroen Search remix) - (5:53) 131 BPM
Pure by Advanced Human on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Advanced Human - "Pure" (Black Hats remix) - (6:28) 125 BPM
Ampersand by Ground Loop on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Ground Loop - "Ampersand" (Lucy remix) - (6:28) 127 BPM
Greyscale by 88uw on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
88uw - "Greyscale" (Damon Wild's Specified Pressure remix) - (7:06) 127 BPM
Compuvox by PVS on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
PVS - "Compuvox" (Kwartz remix) - (5:53) 125 BPM
Beat Stumble by Unbalance on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Unbalance - "Beat Stumble" (Mattias Fridell remix) - (6:58) 126 BPM
Straight To The Bank by Antonio De Angelis on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Antonio De Angelis - "Straight To The Bank" (Arnaud Le Texier remix) - (5:32) 128 BPM
Air by Advanced Human on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Advanced Human - "Air" (Markus Suckut remix) - (6:24) 128 BPM
Procurators by Mattias Fridell on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Mattias Fridell - "Procurators" (Samuli Kemppi remix) - (6:08) 128 BPM
Club 27 by Dax J on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Dax J - "Club 27" (Andrei Morant remix) - (8:04) 128 BPM
Spherical Vault by Mattias Fridell on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Mattias Fridell - "Spherical Vault" (Advanced Human remix) - (7:33) 126 BPM
Attuned by Pjotr G, Dubiosity on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Pjotr G, Dubiosity - "Attuned" (ROD remix) - (5:38) 126 BPM
Metropolis How? by Little Nobody on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Little Nobody - "Metropolis How?" (James Ruskin remix) - (6:54) 128 BPM
Darkness Below by DJ Hi-Shock on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
DJ Hi-Shock - "Darkness Below" (Bas Mooy remix) - (6:38) 127 BPM
E-xperiment by PVS on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
PVS - "E-xperiment" (Conrad Van Orton & Untold Concept remix) - (7:31) 124 BPM
Alien Water by Ade Fenton on Gynoid Audio Cue Track
Ade Fenton - "Alien Water" (Advanced Human remix) - (7:20) 126 BPM
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Played by: Enclave
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Ground Fault Interrupt Vol 1
WCR 007
22 Jun 15
Orion Ancestors by Coldgeist on Weekend Circuit Cue Track
Coldgeist - "Orion Ancestors" - (6:28) 132 BPM
Before by Sleeparchive on Weekend Circuit Cue Track
Sleeparchive - "Before" - (5:25) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Control Room by Developer on Weekend Circuit Cue Track
Developer - "Control Room" - (6:05) 128 BPM
Polar by Antonio De Angelis on Weekend Circuit Cue Track
Antonio De Angelis - "Polar" - (6:44) 130 BPM
Knights Of The Round by Dax J on Weekend Circuit Cue Track
Dax J - "Knights Of The Round" - (6:22) 133 BPM
Cursive by PEARL on Weekend Circuit Cue Track
PEARL - "Cursive" - (5:58) 129 BPM
Relative Way by Alderaan on Weekend Circuit Cue Track
Alderaan - "Relative Way" - (6:14) 127 BPM
Hidden by Yan Cook on Weekend Circuit Cue Track
Yan Cook - "Hidden" - (5:36) 128 BPM
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Played by: ALONSO VARELA
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Illuminati Vol 1
ASTRC 069
26 Jun 15
Red Line by Nahal on Art Style Techno Cue Track
Nahal - "Red Line" - (8:15) 128 BPM
The Dark Zone by APTA on Art Style Techno Cue Track
APTA - "The Dark Zone" - (7:08) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Bombing Lesson by Tonikattitude on Art Style Techno Cue Track
Tonikattitude - "Bombing Lesson" - (7:15) 130 BPM
Five Pieces Of One by TWIST3D on Art Style Techno Cue Track
TWIST3D - "Five Pieces Of One" - (5:00) 128 BPM
Girls In The Dancefloor by Elektrikall on Art Style Techno Cue Track
Elektrikall - "Girls In The Dancefloor" - (5:47) 136 BPM
The Dealer by Ader on Art Style Techno Cue Track
Ader - "The Dealer" - (6:26) 128 BPM
Sarpa Man by Mozzy on Art Style Techno Cue Track
Mozzy - "Sarpa Man" - (5:33) 130 BPM
Dark Angel by Giacomo Sturiano on Art Style Techno Cue Track
Giacomo Sturiano - "Dark Angel" - (7:47) 130 BPM
Fake by Flash X on Art Style Techno Cue Track
Flash X - "Fake" - (6:14) 131 BPM
Dead Brains by Noseda on Art Style Techno Cue Track
Noseda - "Dead Brains" - (7:37) 128 BPM
Hard Sex by Erik Yahnkovf on Art Style Techno Cue Track
Erik Yahnkovf - "Hard Sex" - (8:07) 127 BPM
Lazarus by Kai Pattenberg on Art Style Techno Cue Track
Kai Pattenberg - "Lazarus" - (6:56) 128 BPM
Feed Us by END 519 on Art Style Techno Cue Track
END 519 - "Feed Us" - (7:22) 128 BPM
Mind Game by Gabros on Art Style Techno Cue Track
Gabros - "Mind Game" - (6:24) 130 BPM
Montreal by FabioTek on Art Style Techno Cue Track
FabioTek - "Montreal" - (7:18) 127 BPM
Toxical by Bruchrille on Art Style Techno Cue Track
Bruchrille - "Toxical" - (5:57) 130 BPM
Flute Of Madness by ReneHell on Art Style Techno Cue Track
ReneHell - "Flute Of Madness" - (6:20) 125 BPM
Motion Tracker by Chris Blair on Art Style Techno Cue Track
Chris Blair - "Motion Tracker" - (6:26) 128 BPM
Tiger by Steve Pain on Art Style Techno Cue Track
Steve Pain - "Tiger" - (8:54) 130 BPM
Black Venom by 4ndr3w V on Art Style Techno Cue Track
4ndr3w V - "Black Venom" - (7:48) 127 BPM
Her Beat by Paulo AV on Art Style Techno Cue Track
Paulo AV - "Her Beat" - (6:20) 130 BPM
CLH00 by R Cooper on Art Style Techno Cue Track
R Cooper - "CLH00" - (6:03) 130 BPM
Industry In The Night by Schiere on Art Style Techno Cue Track
Schiere - "Industry In The Night" - (8:22) 130 BPM
Keep It by Chris Collins on Art Style Techno Cue Track
Chris Collins - "Keep It" - (6:09) 136 BPM
Night Dream by Gabeen on Art Style Techno Cue Track
Gabeen - "Night Dream" - (6:20) 126 BPM
No Time by Spark on Art Style Techno Cue Track
Spark - "No Time" - (5:51) 133 BPM
The Life Of Assassin by Christian E on Art Style Techno Cue Track
Christian E - "The Life Of Assassin" - (6:59) 129 BPM
Atomik-A by Nuelin on Art Style Techno Cue Track
Nuelin - "Atomik-A" - (7:04) 138 BPM
Raketenwerfer by Voodoopriester on Art Style Techno Cue Track
Voodoopriester - "Raketenwerfer" - (7:06) 130 BPM
Conquer by Joseph Dalik on Art Style Techno Cue Track
Joseph Dalik - "Conquer" - (6:45) 128 BPM
Tube41 by Yannick Fuchs on Art Style Techno Cue Track
Yannick Fuchs - "Tube41" - (8:03) 127 BPM
When The Shit Goes Down by Chris David on Art Style Techno Cue Track
Chris David - "When The Shit Goes Down" - (7:05) 124 BPM
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Satellite
DCCD 10
29 Sep 14
Satellite by Sam Paganini on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Satellite - (1:52) 103 BPM
Satellite by Sam Paganini on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Another Chance - (7:00) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Satellite by Sam Paganini on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
White - (6:18) 128 BPM
Satellite by Sam Paganini on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Down - (7:00) 126 BPM
Satellite by Sam Paganini on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Silver Panorama - (4:48) 122 BPM
Satellite by Sam Paganini on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Lotus - (7:51) 127 BPM
Satellite by Sam Paganini on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Dusty - (6:17) 126 BPM
Satellite by Sam Paganini on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Toxic - (6:29) 127 BPM
Satellite by Sam Paganini on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Cosmo - (3:20) 105 BPM
Satellite by Sam Paganini on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Rave - (6:45) 125 BPM
Satellite by Sam Paganini on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Sunflower - (7:54) 122 BPM
Satellite by Sam Paganini on Drumcode Sweden Cue Track
Exit - (4:29) 125 BPM
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Review: While albums have never been the focus of most techno producers' careers, it's still surprising to find that Satellite is Sam Paganini's first full length. Given that veteran Italian producer released his first 12" back in 1994, it's been a long time coming. Happily, Paganini has decided to stick to what he does best, filling Satellite with the kind of throbbing, floor-friendly tackle with which he's becoming accustomed. Of course, there's plenty of variety within that, from the rave-inclined pump of the Dubfire-ish "Down" and smooth, deep house-influenced sweetness of "Silver Panorama", to the cacophonous jazz fills and thunderouds bottom end of "Lotus" and deliciously melodious "Sunflower".
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Blade Runner (Inc Zadig remix)
SOMA 426D
08 Jun 15
Blade Runner (Inc Zadig remix) by Woo York on Soma Cue Track
Blade Runner - (6:23) 127 BPM
Blade Runner (Inc Zadig remix) by Woo York on Soma Cue Track
Phantom - (6:13) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Blade Runner (Inc Zadig remix) by Woo York on Soma Cue Track
Blade Runner (Zadig remix) - (8:07) 129 BPM
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Review: For their latest release on Soma, Ukrainian duo Woo York ventures deep into sci-fi territory. Like the seminal film of the same name, "Bladerunner" is futuristic affair. Reminiscent of the pointillist approach of Terrence Dixon, it sees the pair drop a tapestry of subsonic bleeps over a stripped back, minimal groove, making for an arrangement that is hypnotic and functional. "Phantom" is less esoteric and more direct as a mean, lean rhythm rides over sleek, metallic percussive bursts. Zadig has been commissioned to do a remix of the title track and rises to the occasion with an intense, storming take that brings Woo York's sound to a more visceral place.
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Presentism
111DSR
29 Jun 15
Presentism by Conforce on Delsin Holland Cue Track
Glideslope - (5:58) 78 BPM
Presentism by Conforce on Delsin Holland Cue Track
Realtime - (5:19) 123 BPM
Presentism by Conforce on Delsin Holland Cue Track
Blue Note - (6:57) 120 BPM
Presentism by Conforce on Delsin Holland Cue Track
Artefact From A Higher Dimension - (6:48) 62 BPM
Presentism by Conforce on Delsin Holland Cue Track
Time Space Continuum - (5:36) 115 BPM
Presentism by Conforce on Delsin Holland Cue Track
Erased Connections With The Past - (6:47) 122 BPM
Presentism by Conforce on Delsin Holland Cue Track
Motion Sequence - (5:52) 88 BPM
Presentism by Conforce on Delsin Holland Cue Track
Sequence Of Subcult - (6:37) 112 BPM
Presentism by Conforce on Delsin Holland Cue Track
Monomorphic - (5:55) 110 BPM
Presentism by Conforce on Delsin Holland Cue Track
Ocean Lab - (6:10) 129 BPM
Presentism by Conforce on Delsin Holland Cue Track
Hydrosphere - (7:01) 120 BPM
Presentism by Conforce on Delsin Holland Cue Track
Predictive Flow - (6:08) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Undoubtedly one of the most prolific Dutch artists currently working in electronic music, Boris Bunnik has put out a staggering amount of records in the eight years since he first surfaced. Presentism is his fourth full length under the familiar Conforce name and flips the script a little. Recorded following his recent move to Rotterdam, it sees the veteran Dutch artist blending glacial electronics, crystal clear melodies and spacey chords with elements of ambient, classic IDM and Detroit techno. As a result, it's a far more picturesque and set than his three previous albums, with an emphasis on mood and melody previously buried beneath industrial textures and razor-sharp rhythms. It could well be his best set to date, and that's saying something.
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My Home Is Sonic
DSRX 9
01 Jun 15
My Home Is Sonic by Exos on Delsin Holland Cue Track
Snert Horpu Mina - (2:47) 134 BPM
My Home Is Sonic by Exos on Delsin Holland Cue Track
Grow Bigger - (5:19) 130 BPM
My Home Is Sonic by Exos on Delsin Holland Cue Track
Many Meters Work - (5:42) 132 BPM
My Home Is Sonic by Exos on Delsin Holland Cue Track
Yellow Yard - (7:50) 136 BPM
My Home Is Sonic by Exos on Delsin Holland Cue Track
My Home Is Sonic - (5:48) 136 BPM
My Home Is Sonic by Exos on Delsin Holland Cue Track
Listen To My Voice - (5:58) 135 BPM
My Home Is Sonic by Exos on Delsin Holland Cue Track
We - (7:42) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
My Home Is Sonic by Exos on Delsin Holland Cue Track
The One & Only - (6:10) 126 BPM
My Home Is Sonic by Exos on Delsin Holland Cue Track
Felx - (5:10) 127 BPM
My Home Is Sonic by Exos on Delsin Holland Cue Track
Eastwood - (5:25) 119 BPM
My Home Is Sonic by Exos on Delsin Holland Cue Track
Svali - (6:36) 126 BPM
My Home Is Sonic by Exos on Delsin Holland Cue Track
Live Guides - (7:11) 126 BPM
My Home Is Sonic by Exos on Delsin Holland Cue Track
Frodi Ambience - (1:58) 104 BPM
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Review: Periodically, labels get a little fascinated with reissuing material from certain previously overlooked scenes. Recently, that's meant a surprising re-focus on the Icelandic dub techno scene of the late '90s early 2000s. The chief beneficiary of this has been Arnvidur "Exos" Snorrason, whose pioneering 1998 12", Q-Box, recently resurfaced on Thule. Here, his 2001 album My Home Is Sonic gets the reissue treatment on Delsin. Sat somewhere between hypnotic German minimal, the relentless loops of Robert Hood, the dubwise Berlin antics of Rhythm & Sound, and classic Motor City futurism, the album remains a timeless example of dub techno at its' very best.
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Desolat X Sampler 2015
DESOLAT 035
09 Feb 15
Dhalsim by Yaya/Lorenzo Chiabotti on Desolat Germany Cue Track
Yaya/Lorenzo Chiabotti - "Dhalsim" - (7:01) 126 BPM
Children Of The Rave by Pawn Shop People on Desolat Germany Cue Track
Pawn Shop People - "Children Of The Rave" - (4:51) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
B70 by Alexandar Ivkovic on Desolat Germany Cue Track
Alexandar Ivkovic - "B70" - (6:41) 125 BPM
Abu Dhabi Joint by Chuckie on Desolat Germany Cue Track
Chuckie - "Abu Dhabi Joint" - (7:40) 120 BPM
Broke The Late 90s by Alli Borem on Desolat Germany Cue Track
Alli Borem - "Broke The Late 90s" - (5:51) 132 BPM
Flow by Santos on Desolat Germany Cue Track
Santos - "Flow" - (6:28) 124 BPM
Believe In Something by Lewis Boardman on Desolat Germany Cue Track
Lewis Boardman - "Believe In Something" - (6:33) 122 BPM
Octave by Sante on Desolat Germany Cue Track
Sante - "Octave" - (7:02) 124 BPM
Silicone by Cuartero on Desolat Germany Cue Track
Cuartero - "Silicone" - (6:58) 124 BPM
Freak Out by Jon Rundell on Desolat Germany Cue Track
Jon Rundell - "Freak Out" - (6:38) 126 BPM
Paranoidal by Sable Sheep on Desolat Germany Cue Track
Sable Sheep - "Paranoidal" - (6:53) 126 BPM
Tripping by Lollino on Desolat Germany Cue Track
Lollino - "Tripping" - (5:36) 126 BPM
Panic by Stop File on Desolat Germany Cue Track
Stop File - "Panic" - (6:43) 126 BPM
My Art & My Soul by Arado & Bimas on Desolat Germany Cue Track
Arado & Bimas - "My Art & My Soul" - (6:35) 126 BPM
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Review: This compilation provides a taster of what's in store on Loco Dice's label this year - and it would appear that classic house music is its 2015 theme. That's not to suggest that Desolat has commissioned a series of throwaway tracks, and there is a surprising amount of diversity on offer. Yaya and Lorenzo Chiabotti's "Dhalism" is a deep, dub-infused groove that recalls DiY's sound, while Alexandar Ivkovic's excellent "B70" fuses dark, tribal New York drums with breathless chords. Fans of the harder iterations of 90s house - as opposed to plain old hard house - will also find much to love here, including the drum rolls and ominous chords of Chuckie's "Abu Dhabi Join" and the irresistible track head sound on Santos' "Flow".
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ALL (15 Years Dial Anniversary Compilation)
DIALCD 32
25 May 15
For A While by Christian Naujoks on Dial Germany Cue Track
Christian Naujoks - "For A While" - (3:31) 85 BPM
I Want To Be Art by Stefan Tcherepnin on Dial Germany Cue Track
Stefan Tcherepnin - "I Want To Be Art" - (4:05) 85 BPM
In Your Wardrobe by Roman Flugel on Dial Germany Cue Track
Roman Flugel - "In Your Wardrobe" - (8:38) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Summer Smile by Rndm on Dial Germany Cue Track
Rndm - "Summer Smile" - (6:33) 122 BPM
My Confession by Carsten Jost on Dial Germany Cue Track
Carsten Jost - "My Confession" - (7:00) 126 BPM
Chez Dupont by Lawrence on Dial Germany Cue Track
Lawrence - "Chez Dupont" - (8:19) 125 BPM
Paloma by John Roberts on Dial Germany Cue Track
John Roberts - "Paloma" - (3:55) 118 BPM
All Nearness Pauses by Pawel on Dial Germany Cue Track
Pawel - "All Nearness Pauses" - (2:44) 122 BPM
No Exit by Efdemin on Dial Germany Cue Track
Efdemin - "No Exit" - (5:37) 83 BPM
Zero by DJ Richard on Dial Germany Cue Track
DJ Richard - "Zero" - (8:00) 118 BPM
Market Crash by Physical Therapy on Dial Germany Cue Track
Physical Therapy - "Market Crash" - (5:41) 133 BPM
Timeout On The Rocks by Pantha Du Prince on Dial Germany Cue Track
Pantha Du Prince - "Timeout On The Rocks" - (5:56) 126 BPM
Earth Angel by Queens on Dial Germany Cue Track
Queens - "Earth Angel" - (3:49) 94 BPM
S Lush by James K on Dial Germany Cue Track
James K - "S Lush" - (3:29) 119 BPM
Like Thoughts Or Moments We'll Fall by Dawn Mok on Dial Germany Cue Track
Dawn Mok - "Like Thoughts Or Moments We'll Fall" - (2:36) 112 BPM
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Review: The longevity of Carsten Jost, Lawrence and Bianca Heuser's Dial Records imprint is impressive. Amazingly, it's been 15 years since the eclectic house and techno label's inception, a milestone marked by this excellent collection of previously unreleased gems. In true Dial fashion, All takes a widescreen approach, mixing melodies deep house and techno fare from Lawrence, Roman Flugel, Pantha Du Prince and Efdemin (whose futurist-tinged "No Exit" is superb), with quirker, harder-to-pigeonhole fare from the likes of John Roberts, Pawel and Physical Therapy. The latter's broken techno jam "Market Crash" is nothing less than a dystopian dancefloor delight.
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Black Rose
NONPLUS 028
08 Jun 15
Black Rose by Source Direct on Nonplus Cue Track
Black Rose - (6:46) 164 BPM
Black Rose by Source Direct on Nonplus Cue Track
Black Rose (Blawan remix) - (5:52) 63 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Here's a pleasing blast from the past: a belated reissue of D&B duo Source Direct's 1996 cut "Black Rose" - an exercise in skittish, slack-tuned jungle rhythms, pitch-black chords and in-your-face drum edits. Issued by Boddika's Nonplus, the fine original is joined by a surprise 21st century rework from techno type Blawan. His version manages to capture the creepy spirit and rhythmic intensity of the original, replacing the duo's classic jungle breaks with a hypnotic, tribal-influenced 4/4 rhythm and adding some suitably foreboding church bells. While hugely different to the source material (sorry), Blawan's version is thoroughly in keeping with the spooky claustrophobia of the original.
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Dance Motherfuckers EP
MTRDGTL 030
29 Jun 15
Dance Motherfuckers EP by Barka & Taris on Mental Torments Holland Cue Track
Dance Motherfuckers - (6:06) 158 BPM
Dance Motherfuckers EP by Barka & Taris on Mental Torments Holland Cue Track
Dance Motherfuckers (Bruce remix) - (7:13) 155 BPM
Dance Motherfuckers EP by Barka & Taris on Mental Torments Holland Cue Track
Fuckin Groove - (6:20) 154 BPM
Dance Motherfuckers EP by Barka & Taris on Mental Torments Holland Cue Track
Let Me Take You - (5:49) 158 BPM
Dance Motherfuckers EP by Barka & Taris on Mental Torments Holland Cue Track
Then Shot Me - (6:05) 158 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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RAM
361459 2645784
18 May 15
RAM by Underscorer on Morefashion Cue Track
Sensation (radio edit) - (6:47) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
RAM by Underscorer on Morefashion Cue Track
Andromeda - (4:56) 121 BPM
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Play It, Do It, Say It
IDLE 030
29 Jun 15
Play It, Do It, Say It by Matt Karmil on Idle Hands Cue Track
Play It - (5:54) 118 BPM
Play It, Do It, Say It by Matt Karmil on Idle Hands Cue Track
Do It - (3:44) 120 BPM
Play It, Do It, Say It by Matt Karmil on Idle Hands Cue Track
Say It - (8:01) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Nachtbraker
Review: A taster for Karmil's second album, due this year, Play It.. draws on a range of house influences and tropes to create an idiosyncratic release. "Play It" is all dense drums and full of the kind of tripped out delays and filters that were last heard during the minimal house boom. In contrast, "Do It" is a rolling, linear affair, powered by a strong sub-bass and recalling the late 90s/early 00s sound of London tech-house. Karmil ventures farther back in time for the final track, "Say It". Here, the production is cleaner and sparser, the synths have an eerie, otherworldly sound and the end result is reminiscent of Two Lone Swordsmen's unforgettable flirtation with deep house on Swimming not Skimming.
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Triptology
ETG 013
22 Jun 15
Triptology by Jonas Kopp on EarToGround Cue Track
STP - (6:13) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Triptology by Jonas Kopp on EarToGround Cue Track
CE-5 - (7:01) 128 BPM
Triptology by Jonas Kopp on EarToGround Cue Track
Mental Message - (7:06) 130 BPM
Triptology by Jonas Kopp on EarToGround Cue Track
Distance - (6:32) 131 BPM
Triptology by Jonas Kopp on EarToGround Cue Track
Tibi Jam (digital bonus) - (8:45) 129 BPM
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Procyon
MT 10
15 Jun 15
Procyon by Pfirter on MindTrip Cue Track
Procyon - (6:22) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Procyon by Pfirter on MindTrip Cue Track
Rige - (6:04) 128 BPM
Procyon by Pfirter on MindTrip Cue Track
Procyon (Tensal remix) - (5:59) 127 BPM
Procyon by Pfirter on MindTrip Cue Track
Closer To The Truth - (6:34) 129 BPM
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Review: It feels like new school techno producer Pfirter has something to prove, namely that he isn't part of the increasingly one-dimensional, reverb-heavy, broken beat industrial set. With that in mind he delivers the title track, an abrasive, punishing workout that is led by grainy beats and dark keys. "Rige" is just as heavy but more streamlined as the Spanish artist lays down a harsh rhythm and malevolent blips, supported by doubled-up claps. Tensal's take on the title track is a more typical rolling groove, but he ends the EP with the choppy filers and heavy drums of "Closer to the Truth", which recalls the more imaginative end of 90s loop techno.
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Release
ATT-V-10 001
15 Dec 10
Release by Emmanuel Top on Attack Belgium Cue Track
Ecsta-Deal - (8:10) 128 BPM
Release by Emmanuel Top on Attack Belgium Cue Track
Latex Culture - (7:25) 122 BPM
Release by Emmanuel Top on Attack Belgium Cue Track
Turkish Bazar - (6:33) 132 BPM
Release by Emmanuel Top on Attack Belgium Cue Track
Equilibrism - (4:57) 132 BPM
Release by Emmanuel Top on Attack Belgium Cue Track
Cosmic Event - (5:40) 132 BPM
Release by Emmanuel Top on Attack Belgium Cue Track
Acid Phase - (5:20) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Release by Emmanuel Top on Attack Belgium Cue Track
This Is A? - (5:20) 130 BPM
Release by Emmanuel Top on Attack Belgium Cue Track
So Cold - (7:21) 134 BPM
Release by Emmanuel Top on Attack Belgium Cue Track
Play It Loud - (5:25) 127 BPM
Release by Emmanuel Top on Attack Belgium Cue Track
Tone - (8:24) 142 BPM
Release by Emmanuel Top on Attack Belgium Cue Track
La Pipe A Eau - (8:09) 136 BPM
Release by Emmanuel Top on Attack Belgium Cue Track
Climax V 1 1 - (7:51) 140 BPM
Release by Emmanuel Top on Attack Belgium Cue Track
Radio - (11:28) 128 BPM
Release by Emmanuel Top on Attack Belgium Cue Track
Stress - (11:46) 132 BPM
Release by Emmanuel Top on Attack Belgium Cue Track
Chill Out - (11:58) 132 BPM
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Played by: Flashmob
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Fire EP
TORTURED 004
22 Jun 15
Fire EP by Ritzi Lee on Tortured Recordings Cue Track
Fire (original mix) - (4:53) 129 BPM
Fire EP by Ritzi Lee on Tortured Recordings Cue Track
Fire (Paul Mac remix) - (4:44) 136 BPM
Fire EP by Ritzi Lee on Tortured Recordings Cue Track
Super Modular - (5:05) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Fire EP by Ritzi Lee on Tortured Recordings Cue Track
Air - (5:09) 133 BPM
Fire EP by Ritzi Lee on Tortured Recordings Cue Track
Earth - (5:20) 132 BPM
Fire EP by Ritzi Lee on Tortured Recordings Cue Track
Di-Hydro-Oxide - (4:52) 135 BPM
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Played by: Paul Mac, Trevor Benz
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Classics
RS 95035DB
11 May 08
Classics by Aphex Twin on R&S Cue Track
Digeridoo - (7:11) 148 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Classics by Aphex Twin on R&S Cue Track
Flaphead - (7:00) 136 BPM
Classics by Aphex Twin on R&S Cue Track
Phloam - (5:33) 136 BPM
Classics by Aphex Twin on R&S Cue Track
Isopropanol - (6:23) 136 BPM
Classics by Aphex Twin on R&S Cue Track
Polynomial-C - (4:46)
Classics by Aphex Twin on R&S Cue Track
Tamphex (Hedphuq mix) - (6:31) 158 BPM
Classics by Aphex Twin on R&S Cue Track
Phlange Phace - (5:22) 150 BPM
Classics by Aphex Twin on R&S Cue Track
Dodeccaheedron - (6:08) 139 BPM
Classics by Aphex Twin on R&S Cue Track
Analogue Bubblebath - (4:46) 123 BPM
Classics by Aphex Twin on R&S Cue Track
Metapharstic - (4:33) 144 BPM
Classics by Aphex Twin on R&S Cue Track
We Have Arrived (Aphex Twin QQT mix) - (4:23) 141 BPM
Classics by Aphex Twin on R&S Cue Track
We Have Arrived (Aphex Twin TTQ mix) - (5:06) 150 BPM
Classics by Aphex Twin on R&S Cue Track
Digeridoo (live in Cornwall, 1990) - (6:20) 144 BPM
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El Rudo Del House Round Two
ROUND TWO
13 Apr 15
El Rudo Del House Round Two by Matias Aguayo on Comeme Cue Track
Tomada 128 Bpm - (4:39) 128 BPM
El Rudo Del House Round Two by Matias Aguayo on Comeme Cue Track
69 Ground Floor Left 120 Bpm - (4:21) 120 BPM
El Rudo Del House Round Two by Matias Aguayo on Comeme Cue Track
Gato Disco 120 Bpm - (4:28) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
El Rudo Del House Round Two by Matias Aguayo on Comeme Cue Track
Loca Dance 130 Bpm - (3:46) 130 BPM
El Rudo Del House Round Two by Matias Aguayo on Comeme Cue Track
Ese Pompin 123 Bpm - (3:42) 123 BPM
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Review: Comeme has already released one of the great records of 2015, Lena Willikens' Phantom Delia. Now it's the turn of label owner Matias Aguayo, who delivers the second installment in the El Rudo Del House series. "Tomada" is a rowdy as a bar room brawl in Tijuana during spring break, its drums smashing and crashing with the ferocity of chairs and tables being flung by tequila-fuelled trustafarians. "69 Ground Floor Left" sees the Comeme boss edge closer to the dance floor with a buzzing bass and wired vocal samples, while the hardcore stabs of "Gato Disco" and the hard percussive stomp of Loca Dance is the most techno-centric track. However, soon enough Aguayo lurches back towards the blind-eyed lurch he started with as "Ese Pompin" proves that he's a producer of considerable range.
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The Eyes Themselves
MOTE 041D
09 Mar 15
The Eyes Themselves by Planetary Assault Systems on Mote Evolver Cue Track
The Eyes Themselves - (5:51) 128 BPM
The Eyes Themselves by Planetary Assault Systems on Mote Evolver Cue Track
Strange Attractor - (6:32) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
The Eyes Themselves by Planetary Assault Systems on Mote Evolver Cue Track
Arc - (7:42) 129 BPM
The Eyes Themselves by Planetary Assault Systems on Mote Evolver Cue Track
Arc (the bass cut) - (8:15) 129 BPM
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