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Speicher 95 - Tribute EP
KOMPAKTEX 095D
14 Apr 17
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1-4 Doctor Caest Chouette - (11:00) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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From The Crypt To The Astrofloor - (10:52) 126 BPM
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Swinging @ Da Suga! - (9:18) 126 BPM
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Played by: Domshe
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Secret Weapons Part 9
IV 71
31 Mar 17
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Raw District - "From The Inside" - (8:57) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Oliver Deutschmann - "Control" - (6:22) 128 BPM
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Tom Flynn - "Nitez" - (6:53) 124 BPM
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Fabio Giannelli - "The Three" - (7:03) 124 BPM
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Switchdance - "O Amolador" - (8:49) 120 BPM
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Tim Engelhardt & BOg - "No More Words" - (6:41) 122 BPM
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Marc Houle - "Tomboyz" - (3:58) 124 BPM
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Fideles - "Alive" - (8:10) 120 BPM
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Arian 911 - "7 Melodies" - (8:19) 118 BPM
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Pablo Fierro - "La Palma" - (7:01) 124 BPM
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GoldFFinch - "The Hidden" - (6:44) 128 BPM
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Jimi Jules - "Ostkreuz" - (7:16) 119 BPM
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Review: It's that time again where Dixon, Kristian Beyer and Frank Wiedemann serve up another edition of their Secret Weapons series which always lives up to its name; just they aren't that secret anymore thankfully! As always the Innervisions camp present a real mix up of names from across the board of house and techno and there's some pleasant surprises once again. Starting off with Belgian tech house heroes Raw District with the brooding and suspense filled "From The Inside" which is the kind of track you could really imagine Dixon playing to a festival crowd. Berlin legend Oliver Deutschmann (Falkplatz/Vidab) with the dreamy and hypnotic "Control" was great too. Elsewhere there's Southern German merchant of dark journey tracks Tim Engelhardt representing the new garde (alongside Bog) with "No More Words" featuring some wonky synth leads and minimal techno legend Marc Houle with the cheeky retro EBM jack of "Tomboyz". Honourable mention to the Valence/Delft affiliated GoldFfinch with the tough reductionist techno jam "The Hidden"
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Gargamel
DKMNTL 042
10 Apr 17
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Azrael (feat Darling) - (7:03) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Positive Negative - (8:35) 124 BPM
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This Is When We Met - (6:33) 123 BPM
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Hooli Goose - (7:44) 133 BPM
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Why Don't You - (5:13) 79 BPM
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Ride The Dragon - (6:38) 129 BPM
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Thick (feat Dexter) - (5:58) 128 BPM
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Happy Bird - (2:04) 123 BPM
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Gargamelancholia - (9:10) 120 BPM
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Review: Steven de Peven is Amsterdamer Awanto 3, a staple of local imprints Rush Hour and Dekmantel since 2010 (not to mention moonlighting as Red Nose District) who presents his new LP Gargamel, This is his second full length since 2014's Opel Mantra. Starting off this great EP is the single "Azrael" which features usual studio partner Darling on this deep nu-disco cut, as does the booming and lo-slung bass exercise "Hooli Goose". Our personal highlights were the spooky, rusty and dusted down jack of "This Is When We Met" (which will really remind you of that notorious villain from the Smurfs that the album is named after) or the deep and minimal electro groove of "Thick" which features another local legend in the form of Klakson's inimitable Dexter. Awanto 3 likes his samples vibrant, his drums wobbly and his synths sweaty as a Detroit summer breeze. The MPC wizard returns!
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Famoo Funk EP
BEK 029
17 Apr 17
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Famoo Funk - (6:10) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Shadow Bounce - (6:05) 126 BPM
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Bicycle Wheel - (5:33) 128 BPM
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Fantasy Stomp - (5:33) 128 BPM
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Review: When it comes to no-nonsense, heads-down techno, few labels can match Bek Audio. While it has released material by Chicago legends DJ Rush and Lester Fitzpatrick, as well as Mark Broom and Slam, for its 30th release its owner, Gary Beck is back in the saddle. The title track is an unstoppable juggernaut that comprises a driving funk-bass, disco loops and sassy vocal samples. "Shadow Bounce" is more typical Beck, with a hammering central rhythm undercutting a noisy riff and a choppy vocal stab. "Bicycle Wheel" sees the Scottish producer deliver a lighter, party techno looper, while expect the catchy vocals and loopy funk of "Fantasy Stomp" to compete with "Famoo Funk" for attention.
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The Horn Track - 20 Years
MISSILE 203
17 Apr 17
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The Horn Track - 20 Years (DJ Marky remix) - (5:44) 86 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Horn Track - 20 Years (SPL remix) - (6:22) 140 BPM
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The Horn Track - 20 Years (Mark Archer remix) - (6:48) 140 BPM
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The Horn Track - 20 Years (Woody McBride remix) - (8:46) 124 BPM
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The Horn Track - 20 Years (Luke Slater Khufu remix Remastered 2003) - (7:41) 136 BPM
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Panokorama
ESP 046
07 Apr 17
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Sala Sensi - (5:07) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Clypp - (5:28) 120 BPM
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W.C.R. - (2:00) 100 BPM
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Shufflington - (5:51) 122 BPM
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Ex% - (6:57) 120 BPM
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Amnesia - (2:22) 85 BPM
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Operator In Excelsis - (6:44) 119 BPM
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Saba - (5:30) 122 BPM
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Notion - (5:14) 122 BPM
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Panokorama - (4:43) 110 BPM
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Played by: DIONIGI
Review: Bartellow is German producer Beni Brachtel, an artist that has been in involved with Lovefingers' ESP Institute for some time and as a member of label favourites Tambien, alongside Marvin Schuhmann & Valentino Betz of Public Possession. It's a pretty diverse affair on his debut Pankorama LP, starting off with the rather rather Pal Joey sounding "Sala Sensi" before he dives into some cosmo-balearic tinged ambient on the lovely "Clypp". Dusty swing-fuelled underground house is covered covered on the appropriately titled "Shufflington" or especially the stopmin' "Operator In Excelsis". "Notion" bridges the gap between label head Andrew Hogge's fascination with the exotic and analogue electronics wonderfully.
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Sector II: Acid
DKMNTL 045
20 Feb 17
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Arrival - (7:45) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Bad Acid - (6:10) 125 BPM
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I Am Matrix - (6:26) 129 BPM
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Rites - (6:33) 127 BPM
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Review: Bay Area retrovert Matrixxman has become one of the most in demand producers of techno in the last couple years, due in so small part to some stellar releases on Delft, Spectral Sound and of course Dutch institution Dekmantel who now present the second installment of a triptych series. Following up the first volume Sector I: Rhythm, Sector II: Acid does exactly what it says on the tin: exploring the timeless capability of that little silver Roland box. He joins the dots between hypnotic techno and acid house on "Arrival" or "Rites" just as well as Scandinavian Varg can. Speaking of acid house: it's exactly that in all its vintage charm; it's like '88 all over again on "Bad Acid" or the absolutely explosive "I Am Matrix".
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Beats
ROYAL 321
10 Mar 17
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Beats - (8:50) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Beats (Serge & Tyrell remix) - (6:24) 125 BPM
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Review: Hot on the heels of his debut EP for Clone Royal Oak - the jaunty, swinging deep house shuffler that is "Valentine's Groove" - KiNK returns to the Dutch imprint. It sees label mainstays Serge and Alden Tyrell join forces to deliver a scorching rework of the previously unheard "Beats". As you might expect from the basement-loving duo, it packs a serious punch, thanks in no small part to their surging drum machine rhythms and expert use of build-and-release arrangement. The experienced pair are masters of creating and retaining energy, and their percussion sounds are always as jacking as they come. In other words, it's another club slammer.
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Ecliptica
MOD 29
17 Apr 17
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Ecliptica 1 - (5:20) 128 BPM
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Ecliptica 2 - (6:04) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ecliptica 3 - (5:34) 128 BPM
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Ecliptica 4 - (5:42) 126 BPM
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Ecliptica 5 - (5:24) 126 BPM
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Review: Spanish producer Valentin Corujo knows how to get a groove on. On his latest release as Kessell - this time on Developer's label - he drops five killer dance floor tracks, each one as functional as the next. The first "Ecliptica" revolves around the kind of nocturnal bass that sounds inspired by Suburban Knight, while the second one is metallic and stripped back, but undercut with an acidic flavour. Number three is tough and pushing towards the edge of distortion thanks to its grainy kicks and noisy filters, while on the fourth version is slightly more reserved and sees Corujo draw on the spacey end of Sandwell District for inspiration. Closing the release is the fifth instalment, a rolling, hypnotic track that draws on loop techno's legacy but deploys these sensibilities in a visceral setting.
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The Best Tracks On Oxytech Records/Winter 2015-2016
WIN 201516
21 Mar 16
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Kirill Mator - "City 14" (original mix) - (4:41) 130 BPM
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Morphling - "Morphium" (original mix) - (4:25) 130 BPM
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Terra4Beat - "A Trip To The Unreality" (original mix) - (7:46) 125 BPM
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Terra4Beat - "A Trip To The Unreality" (Bas Albers remix) - (6:21) 126 BPM
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Terra4Beat - "A Trip To The Unreality" (Tonikattitude remix) - (7:09) 130 BPM
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Terra4Beat - "Geroskop" (original mix) - (7:31) 128 BPM
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Terra4Beat - "Geroskop" (Berri/Wald remix) - (5:58) 130 BPM
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Terra4Beat - "Geroskop" (Julian Viegas remix) - (7:06) 129 BPM
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Terra4Beat - "Black Mamba" (original mix) - (7:41) 127 BPM
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Terra4Beat - "Black Mamba" (Dennis G. remix) - (6:02) 130 BPM
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Terra4Beat - "Boroda" (original mix) - (7:33) 128 BPM
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Terra4Beat - "Boroda" (Drei de remix) - (8:07) 130 BPM
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Terra4Beat - "Boroda" (Jared Pastore remix) - (8:07) 130 BPM
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Terra4Beat/Neurofaza - "Sorry Mate, It's Dark" (original mix) - (7:58) 125 BPM
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Terra4Beat/Neurofaza - "Sorry Mate, It's Dark" (Choco Loco remix) - (9:08) 126 BPM
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Terra4Beat/Neurofaza - "Sorry Mate, It's Dark" (Johnn Doctor remix) - (6:57) 129 BPM
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AudioGamer - "Cocaine" (original mix) - (10:00) 128 BPM
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PlattenBernd - "Shining" (Fuli remix) - (6:24) 130 BPM
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PlattenBernd - "Browny" (original mix) - (5:13) 130 BPM
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Vlad Sacker - "In Wars" (original mix) - (7:56) 125 BPM
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Da Mad Mixologist - "Just A Normal Guy" (original mix) - (4:49) 128 BPM
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Volodia Rizak - "Nuclear Bomb" (BWD remix) - (7:27) 130 BPM
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Vision2 - "Alien" (Diction remix) - (8:07) 126 BPM
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Vision2 - "Alien" (MaPoK remix) - (6:20) 130 BPM
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MDF - "To Be Continued" (original mix) - (6:13) 122 BPM
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Filippo Zupardi - "Apotheke" (Komut remix) - (7:24) 128 BPM
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Gianluca Mancini - "Under The Pillow" (original mix) - (5:07) 125 BPM
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Sirch/William Kiss - "Delhi" (original mix) - (8:36) 128 BPM
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Ferum - "The Prisoner" (original mix) - (5:24) 130 BPM
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Alex Sayvin - "Big Bang" (original mix) - (5:03) 128 BPM
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LD962 - "Positronic" (Comet remix) - (6:48) 131 BPM
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Kaizer The DJ - "Late Night Gathering" (Fisew remix) - (6:51) 130 BPM
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Kaizer The DJ - "Late Night Gathering" (Luka Daniello remix) - (5:41) 125 BPM
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AnAmmie - "She Is Distant" (original mix) - (6:25) 127 BPM
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Sandro Galli - "Control" (original mix) - (8:28) 129 BPM
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Ruud S - "Achhh" (original mix) - (6:38) 126 BPM
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Predator Tekno - "The Leviathan" (original mix) - (4:56) 130 BPM
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Predator Tekno - "The Leviathan" (Le Predator remix) - (7:48) 128 BPM
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Juhnnez Mira - "RkPtXt" (original mix) - (4:26) 128 BPM
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CF Corporation - "Guess What" (original mix) - (6:45) 128 BPM
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TDE - "Insomnia" (original mix) - (7:44) 126 BPM
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Ruud S - "Full Moon" (Christian Tibor remix) - (7:02) 126 BPM
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Ruud S - "Full Moon" (Ivan Perk remix) - (7:26) 125 BPM
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Coexist/7up - "Dimethyltryptamine" (original mix) - (9:23) 122 BPM
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Andrew Live - "System Failure" (Flash-X remix) - (6:24) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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BeatleX - "Bad Live" (original mix) - (5:10) 130 BPM
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BeatleX - "Storm" (original mix) - (5:12) 130 BPM
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K0r1n - "Ghosttrain" (Intro Dark mix) - (6:08) 125 BPM
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Alex Endo - "Cashmere" (Ekomatik remix) - (8:19) 128 BPM
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Autophyes - "Tomahawk" (Ced.Rec remix) - (6:24) 130 BPM
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Narkopop
KOMPAKTCD 136D
21 Apr 17
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Narkopop 1 - (4:52) 157 BPM
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Narkopop 2 - (11:21) 55 BPM
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Narkopop 3 - (4:24) 149 BPM
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Narkopop 4 - (4:09) 142 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Narkopop 5 - (6:47) 90 BPM
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Narkopop 6 - (5:11) 157 BPM
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Narkopop 7 - (9:16) 154 BPM
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Narkopop 8 - (7:27) 55 BPM
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Narkopop 9 - (7:57) 109 BPM
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Narkopop 10 - (17:08) 55 BPM
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Narkopop (DJ Mix) - (1:11:17) 110 BPM
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Review: On the back of Kompakt's expansive retrospective of his work under the Gas alias, the essential Box, Wolfgang Voigt has decided to deliver a new album - his first for 17 years. Predictably, Narkopop is as cinematic, widescreen and densely layered as anything the German ambient producer has done to date. Over 11 spellbinding tracks, Voigt blends field recordings and droning electronics with sweeping, almost orchestral movements, swirling melodic cycles, and occasional forays into rhythmic hypnotism. The result is a collection of "wall of sound" ambient compositions that does a terrific job tiptoeing the fine lines between both grandiosity and intimacy, and joy and pain. In a word: essential.
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Grayscale EP
MDM 08
12 Apr 17
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Cargobull (original mix) - (6:41) 154 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Kick It (original mix) - (6:56) 154 BPM
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Kick It (SveTec remix) - (6:13) 149 BPM
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Grayscale (original mix) - (6:13) 151 BPM
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Played by: Recycle Duo
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The Remixes
DC 164X
28 Nov 16
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Porcelain (Luca Agnelli remix) - (7:51) 127 BPM
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Go (Bart Skils remix) - (9:11) 126 BPM
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Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad (Enrico Sangiuliano remix) - (7:14) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Porcelain (Alan Fitzpatrick's Late Night dub) - (8:01) 124 BPM
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Go (Tiger Stripes White Tail remix) - (7:08) 127 BPM
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Natural Blues (Dense & Pika remix) - (7:10) 126 BPM
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Go (Manic Brothers remix) - (9:07) 128 BPM
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Natural Blues (Marco Faraone's Whitelandvox remix) - (7:18) 128 BPM
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Go (Tiger Stripes Black Lodge remix) - (7:22) 126 BPM
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Review: Talk about an unusual pairing; New York's best-known vegan has partnered with Adam Beyer's techno label for some big room versions of his 90s hits. At its most understated, this collection features German producer Tiger Stripes delivering a stripped back, minimal house take on "Go", while at the other end of the spectrum, Luca Agnelli turns the dreamy, wispy vocals of "Porcelain" into a thumping, rolling affair. In between these two extremes, there's the organic drums on Bart Skills' take of "Go" and Enrico Sangiuliano turning "Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?" into an effective but strangely catchy groove, as the original track's operatic vocal is fused with waves of acid.
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Drag
ENEMY 032
10 Apr 17
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Drag (original mix) - (5:43) 131 BPM
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Drag (Amotik remix) - (5:51) 135 BPM
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Drag (Dustin Zahn Jungle Canopy mix) - (5:59) 87 BPM
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Buck - (5:51) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Ambivalent makes a strong statement with Drag. No longer involved with mnml, the US producer delivers a combination of tough kicks, shuffling drums and a series of tonal bleeps and blips on the title track that could pass for Hardfloor at their most brutal. "Buck" follows in a similar vein, with bursts of crunchy percussion and relentless chord stabs underpinned by rough kick drums. Amotik's take on "Drag" sees the mysterious producer ratchet up the tempo while dropping icy chord stabs, but label owner Dustin Zahn steals the remixer show. The Enemy boss' take on "Drag" resounds to tough break beats and a clanging bass that sounds like someone throwing a load of metal bars down a concrete stair case.
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The Light Years Reworks
MOTELP 03D
24 Mar 17
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Twelve (Marcel Fengler Rework) - (5:51) 129 BPM
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Diesel Drudge (Function Rework) - (8:47) 130 BPM
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Surface Noise (P.A.S. live edit) - (10:36) 129 BPM
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Twelve (Psyk Rework) - (4:54) 88 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Booster (Octave One Rework) - (7:15) 129 BPM
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Function 6 (Kamikaze Space Programme Rework) - (6:15) 128 BPM
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Surface Noise (Lucy Rework) - (12:51) 127 BPM
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Temporary Suspension (Slam Rework) - (7:52) 127 BPM
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Tap Dance (P.A.S. live edit) - (7:32) 130 BPM
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Raid (Steve Bicknell Rework) - (8:05) 129 BPM
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Whistle Viper (P.A.S. live edit) - (5:54) 130 BPM
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Function 4 (James Ruskin Rework) - (7:27) 131 BPM
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Temporary Suspension (Slam Rework 2) - (7:46) 128 BPM
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The Light Years Megamix - (1:04:34) 131 BPM
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Review: British techno stalwart Luke Slater is now two decades into his ongoing Planetary Assault Systems adventures. To celebrate, he's handed over tracks recorded over the last 20 years to a hand picked group of remixers. It's a faultlessly floor-focused affair, with Lucy, Steve Bicknell, Function and Slam - whose acid-fired re-make of "Temporary Suspension" is an album highlight - all delivering typically no-nonsense interpretations of Slater's tracks. The producer himself delivers a handful of 'live edits' - versions created for his live shows - while Detroit legends Octave One smother "Booster" in classic Motor City melodies and the most positive of synthesizer refrains.
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Capsule
DC 171
03 Apr 17
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Capsule - (6:56) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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In Love - (9:01) 126 BPM
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Atmosfear - (6:48) 124 BPM
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We Are E - (8:02) 124 BPM
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Played by: Domshe, Spektral
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Dekmantel 10 Years 02
DKMNTL 10YEARS02
14 Apr 17
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Call Super - "Fluenka Spoke" - (9:00) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Shanti Celeste - "Hinoki" - (7:08) 134 BPM
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Review: This release is the second in a series of ten records that Dutch label and festival promoters extraordinaire Dekmantel has planned for 2017 to celebrate its first decade in business. Call Super's "Fluenka Spoke" is an understated affair; over a stripped back, clicky groove, the UK producer adds in whirrs and ticks, birdsong and tropical effects. It makes for a heady affair. On the flipside, Dekmantel have tapped Shanti Celeste and her contribution, "Hinoki", doesn't disappoint. Over a rolling, rickety rhythm, she adds in beautiful, billowing chords and breathy vocal samples - an intoxicating vision of Detroit techno, routed through Bristol and interpreted in great style.
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Diva Cutz!
RTCT 002
14 Apr 17
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Feel Like Me - (5:40) 120 BPM
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No Sign Of Anything I Want - (5:24) 125 BPM
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16 Volt - (6:24) 120 BPM
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16 Volt (Urulu remix) - (5:39) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: After making occasional appearances on compilation style EPs, deep house artist Demuja - AKA Salzburg-based producer Bernhard Weiss - finally made his solo vinyl debut last month. Here he delivers a speedy follow-up on Austrian imprint RTCT. There's naturally much to admire throughout, from the drowsy chords, classic vocal samples and punchy drum machine hits of "Feel Like Me", to the driving, Detroit techno influenced, acid-laden stomp of "16 Volt". Urulu is on hand to provide a tasty remix of the latter track, toning down the techno influences in favour of a locked-in deep house groove, darting synth stabs and sparkling electronics.
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Shattered In A Thousand Pieces
NMBRS 56
24 Mar 17
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Thoughts (feat Mar G) - (6:02) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Fries Friends - (4:42) 132 BPM
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Illusory Dreams - (5:08) 130 BPM
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Lazy - (3:42) 107 BPM
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Played by: Alkalino, Ear Trumpet
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Double Standards EP
DBA 030
14 Apr 17
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Technological Enslavement - (6:41) 126 BPM
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Double Standards - (6:43) 83 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Technological Enslavement (Kowton remix) - (5:20) 126 BPM
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Sonic Boxing - (8:04) 115 BPM
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Review: DJ Semtek's Don't Be Afraid Returns with more soulful Detroit inspired techno courtesy of one Jayson Wynters from Birmingham. Starting off with the emotive and classic hi-tech soul sounds of "Technological Enslavement" which gets a seething and bass heavy remix by Bristol favoutite Kowton, "Double Standards" has an evocative element abut it similar to early Carl Craig and the EP finishes in fine form on the deep and sublime "Sonic Boxing" with its layers of rich pads, dark strings and stylish sense of restraint.
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Klockworks 19
KW 19
17 Mar 17
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Hor - (5:31) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Dubix - (5:32) 127 BPM
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Nitecollage - (4:59) 135 BPM
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Pull (with Christina) - (5:18) 127 BPM
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Played by: Pagalve, Trevor Benz
Review: Rotterdam techno legend Benny Rodrigues aka ROD returns to Klockworks for more functional and powerful DJ tools guaranteed to rock any room with energy. Opening with the epic "Hor" guided by its absolutely explosive synth arpeggio (think Vitalic!) that builds up to a mighty crescendo, there's more dancefloor fodder courtesy of the darkly hypnotic drone techno of "Dubix" treading a similar path as label mate Etapp Kyle. Rodrigues throws a nice curveball on the dark and aggressive electro-funk workout "Nitecollage" while "Pull" is sure to get some hands in the air with this adrenalised and euphoric number geared for some serious dancefloor drama.
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Senses
GRU 073
21 Apr 17
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Senses (original mix) - (8:46) 124 BPM
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On The Road (original mix) - (7:52) 124 BPM
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Senses (Reset Robot remix) - (7:54) 124 BPM
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Senses (Dubspeeka remix) - (8:44) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: DJ duo Audiojack return to their Gruuv label with a killer house release. The title track is a classic deep affair; based on a wiry but driving rhythm and rasping percussion, it features sensuous melodies and a ponderous, seductive female vocal. "On The Road" is closer in sound to classic 20/20 Vision, with the pair deploying a detuned riff and an organ sequence over a tough, driving rhythm. Reset Robot turns "Senses" into a deep techno track, with chiming chords and a linear groove underpinning the original version's vocal sample, while on the Dubspeeka version of the same track, a more understated, stripped back approach prevails.
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Planet 4 (Remix EP 1)
PN 34
10 Apr 17
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Our Future (Answer Code Request remix 1) - (6:24) 130 BPM
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Our Future (Answer Code Request remix 2) - (5:29) 131 BPM
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Rig Round Heart (Ben Sims remix) - (4:51) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Unexplained (Pangaea Confusion mix) - (5:18) 128 BPM
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Review: Trus'Me has always been a big fan of other artists remixing his work, and now tracks from his last album now come under the techno spotlight. Answer Code Request is charged with re-working "Our Future". The Berlin producer delivers two versions; the first is a captivating break beat workout, led to a climax by eerie synths and a searing bass. On the second version, he covers the same kind of ground, but this time uses a ponderous vocal and dark piano keys. Ben Sims' version of "Ring Round Heart" is more dance floor focused, as a cacophony of siren bleeps, splintered percussion and acidic lines unravel over a hammering rhythm. Finally, Pangaea's take on "The Unexplained" features chiming church bells juxtaposed with a queasy, slithery bass
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Cubismo
ARCH 008
16 Jan 17
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Cubismo 8.1 - (6:57) 120 BPM
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Cubismo 8.2 (Lost In Buenos Aires I) - (5:49) 87 BPM
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Cubismo 8.3 - (7:22) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Cubismo 8.4 (Lost In Buenos Aires II) - (5:57) 123 BPM
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Cubismo 8.5 (Lost In Buenos Aires II - Bonus Track) - (3:46) 87 BPM
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Review: Architectural is the side project of Juan Rico, better known in techno circles as Reeko. However, 2015's excellent Amour album as Architectural suggested that Rico's real talent lay in creating deeply atmospheric electronic music. That touch is audible on the hypnotic sound scapes of "Cubismo 8.2 (Lost in Buenos Aires 1)", but also bubbles beneath the surface on dance floor tracks like the frazzled tribal groove of "Cubismo 8.1". On "Cubismo 8.3", Rico follows a tunneling techno route, but in the main he impresses most when adopting a more reflective approach. "Cubismo 8.4 (Lost in Buenos Aires II)" resounds to shimmering chords and the "Cubismo 8.5 (Lost in Buenos Aires II)" is fizzy ambience of the highest order.
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Driven/X-mop 198
H&T 02
16 Dec 16
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DJ Koze - "Driven" - (6:39) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Robag Wruhme - "X-mop 198" - (4:59) 123 BPM
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Review: Pampa offshoot Hart & Tief launched earlier in the year, via a split EP featuring tracks by Soulphiction and Mike Denhert. This time round, fellow German producers DJ Koze and Robag Wruhme are at the controls. Koze kicks things off with "Driven", a clanking, booty-shaking fusion of metallic percussion hits, resonating electronics, dub techno motifs, and minimalist textures. It feels a little like a contemporary Berlin take on early '90s Sheffield "clonk" (think Sweet Exorcist's Clonk's Coming album on Warp), which is no bad thing in our book. Wruhme's "X-mop 198" is a much more straightforward, early morning techno bubbler, albeit with similarly clanking percussion hits amongst the thumping kick drums and restless, one-note riffs.
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WMC 2017
VABR 017
26 Mar 17
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Bohemic & Lukas - "6 Am Walk" (NTYBTS remix) - (6:14) 123 BPM
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Hassio - "Mowtog Premier" (feat Sammy Morris) - (6:19) 122 BPM
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AAvA - "Walking With" (original mix) - (6:14) 123 BPM
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Rafael Henriques - "Steam" (LE:ON remix) - (8:26) 120 BPM
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Andrei C - "Claps" (Oxy Beat remix) - (5:52) 122 BPM
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Franco Rossi - "Black Paintings" (original mix) - (7:05) 127 BPM
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Enrico Fiorella - "Disarm" (Gruw Frequency remix) - (7:20) 122 BPM
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Sue La Vie - "Star Dwarfs" (original mix) - (6:47) 125 BPM
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CharleX - "A Land Full Of Promises" (original mix) - (6:14) 120 BPM
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Arcadium - "Awakening" (original mix) - (6:56) 125 BPM
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Fran S. - "Inyecction" (original mix) - (6:47) 125 BPM
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Groove Kontrol - "Groove Factory" (original mix) - (7:28) 126 BPM
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Joseph Angeloro - "Grandfather" (Hallien remix) - (6:10) 123 BPM
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Mehrdad Matin - "Space Effort" (Lvm remix) - (7:40) 125 BPM
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Lucks - "1994" (original mix) - (7:05) 124 BPM
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Robin B - "Omega" (original mix) - (7:48) 123 BPM
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Babis Del - "Attitude" (original mix) - (6:48) 124 BPM
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Pedro Costa - "Horcruxes" (original mix) - (6:17) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Cyberx - "Classic 02" (original mix) - (7:24) 123 BPM
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White Perception - "Physical" (original mix) - (7:08) 122 BPM
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SeTH - "Alert" (original mix) - (6:24) 125 BPM
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Peter Galthie - "East & Dub" (original mix) - (7:11) 123 BPM
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Malko Ollino - "Dark Panorama" (original mix) - (7:09) 123 BPM
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Gee Moore & BVision - "Wiglewop" (Filip Fisher remix) - (5:34) 122 BPM
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Edomite - "James On The Run" (Gianluca Catra & Renoa remix) - (6:15) 124 BPM
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Rafa Fradejas - "Weighed Down" (original mix) - (6:51) 122 BPM
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German TP - "These These" (original mix) - (6:55) 120 BPM
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The Unseen - "Disolved" (original mix) - (7:24) 123 BPM
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Bart Sobb - "Look Away" (original mix) - (7:44) 124 BPM
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Staniz - "Together" (original mix) - (6:17) 122 BPM
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Sportiv 001
SPORTIV 001
11 Nov 16
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In Your Body - (7:32) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Kapotasana - (5:36) 128 BPM
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Get Out From Darkness
TWRA 001
17 Apr 17
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Big Mistake - (6:29) 148 BPM
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Liar - (5:45) 150 BPM
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Mumbo Jumbo - (5:48) 150 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Prophecy - (6:12) 147 BPM
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Sacrifice Your Life - (6:02) 151 BPM
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Shame On You - (5:56) 148 BPM
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They Call Me Ugly - (6:07) 149 BPM
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Without Feelings - (6:01) 150 BPM
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Phantom Studies
OTON 100DIGITAL
27 Jan 17
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Phantom Studies - (8:49) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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No One Around - (4:34) 133 BPM
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The Room - (4:47) 128 BPM
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Prophet Man - (6:46) 127 BPM
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Bad Boy - (4:01) 130 BPM
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The World Tonight - (5:54) 130 BPM
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The Tenant - (4:09) 129 BPM
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Review: Quite a number of techno fans will go weak at the knees when they spot this expansive collaboration between longtime friends and occasional studio partners Marcel Dettmann and Ben Klock. It's their first combined release since 2013. Every one of the 7 tracks are full of high quality, atmospheric, late night techno workouts, from the creepy riffs and off-kilter drums of "Phantom Studies", and the horror-influenced post-dubstep shuffle of "The Room", to the raging, mind-altering dancefloor heaviness of "Bay Boy" and sparse, minimalist techno closer "The Tenant". Given their abilities as producers, we'd expect nothing less than superbly produced, club-ready cuts. Predictably, Phantom Studies delivers that in spades.
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Awakened
DC 169
20 Feb 17
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Times - (6:01) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Awakened - (7:10) 127 BPM
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Sense - (8:04) 128 BPM
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Apogeo - (6:57) 126 BPM
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Played by: Rebellious
Review: Alicante has released on high-profile labels like Soma and Cocoon - the latter home to a 2013 DJ mix from the Italian - so it's no surprise that Adam Beyer's imprint has snapped up a release. Awakened is a diverse affair: at one end of the spectrum there's the minimal, tranced out title track, while at the other there's "Senses" and "Apogeo". Drumcode fans will relish the understated but relentless rolling groove of both of these tracks, which unfold to snappy percussion and euphoria inducing snare rolls. However, the real highlight here is "Times". Starting off as hypnotic, metallic track, it morphs into a melodic, epic affair that showcases Alicante's musical side
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Preface
123 DSR
14 Apr 17
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Relative Solace - (6:07) 124 BPM
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Wander - (8:39) 108 BPM
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Fortitude Boogie - (6:44) 114 BPM
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Fluid - (7:49) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Matter - (6:19) 122 BPM
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Reminiscent - (5:03) 111 BPM
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Unknown Landscapes Vol 4 (unmixed tracks)
POLEGROUP 42CD
09 Dec 16
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Daphne RXX - "Aspects" (original mix) - (1:44) 83 BPM
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Mike Parker - "Serrated Formation" (original mix) - (5:24) 128 BPM
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Reggy Van Oers - "Unobtrusive" (original mix) - (8:26) 127 BPM
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Reeko - "Basic Sentence" (original mix) - (5:52) 133 BPM
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Karl Bult - "System" (original mix) - (7:00) 130 BPM
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DJ Hyperactive - "A Running Start" (original mix) - (6:03) 130 BPM
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Jonas Kopp - "Fu Factor" (original mix) - (4:33) 128 BPM
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Exium - "Fluid Dynamics" (original mix) - (5:35) 85 BPM
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Kwartz - "Slow Motion" (original mix) - (5:44) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Pfirter - "Ver" (original mix) - (6:00) 128 BPM
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Oscar Mulero - "In Full Circle" (original mix) - (5:42) 126 BPM
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Unbalance - "Rejected" (original mix) - (5:29) 130 BPM
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Tensal - "Concatenation" (original mix) - (6:08) 127 BPM
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Kessell - "Addictive States" (original mix) - (6:01) 127 BPM
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Reeko - "Dead Animal" (original mix) - (6:32) 132 BPM
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Refracted - "Positive Charge" (original mix) - (7:03) 127 BPM
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Kangding Ray - "Khat" (original mix) - (8:09) 87 BPM
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Donor - "Last Cause" (original mix) - (6:37) 128 BPM
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Mod 21 - "Phasing" (original mix) - (7:03) 127 BPM
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Trolley Route - "Sunflowers" (original mix) - (6:25) 122 BPM
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Lussuria - "Dockside Pickup" (original mix) - (7:05) 117 BPM
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Positive Centre - "Forever Optimun" (original mix) - (4:57)
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Reeko - "Unknown Landscapes Vol 4" (continuous DJ mix) - (1:13:47) 129 BPM
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Played by: Kessell, OPTICIAN
Review: Oscar Mulero's Polegroup label closes the year with a mammoth compilation that defines the current state of the techno nation. As Unknown Landscapes shows, it is a diverse place. There's droning ambience from Daphne RXX, while Reeko, Reggy Van Oers and Mike Parker deliver bleep-heavy, hypnotic groove that draw on the influence of F.U.S.E and Sandwell District. Heads-down loopy fare is also catered for - with the spiky percussion and bleak filters of Jonas Koop's "Fu Factor" standing out - and the form also revisits the rough, analogue sound of the 90s thanks to Karl Bult and American scene veteran DJ Hyperactive's contributions.
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Acid Japan
OT 028D
07 Apr 17
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Hiroshi Watanabe - "Infinity Sign" - (9:35) 125 BPM
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Kuniyuki - "Acid Air" - (9:12) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Nightclub EP
TURBO 190D
21 Apr 17
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Stabbed In The Back - (5:15) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Pink Bells - (6:55) 124 BPM
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Nonstop - (5:38) 122 BPM
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Review: Tiga teams up with Matthew Dear's Audion project for a third release. Supposedly inspired by life in 'rough times', this EP is a no-nonsense, gritty affair. "Stabbed in the Back" resounds to rough kicks, brittle percussion and the kind of nightmarish stabs that were common during hardcore's heyday. "Pink Bells" is not as visceral, but it resounds to a rolling, filtered groove, hypnotic, chiming bells that weave in and out of the arrangement and an occasional shrieking siren. "Non Stop" sees the pair drop the tempo (and intensity levels) to deliver a shaky, minimal house track, but even here their bleak vision of the world is audible in the detuned synth riff that echoes across its rickety drums.
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Nothing Changed
FIGURE 85
10 Apr 17
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A Thought From The Machine - (6:40) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Nothing Changed - (6:17) 134 BPM
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Zehn (Sigha remix) - (7:13) 130 BPM
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Zehn - (5:49) 133 BPM
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Lovesteady EP
EVR 024
10 Apr 17
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You Can Be - (5:14) 120 BPM
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Finedrawn Overcast - (5:29) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sole Eterna - (4:53) 120 BPM
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Echoplex - (6:16) 120 BPM
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Midnight On Ecorse Creek
SRTX 016
17 Mar 17
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Getting That Feeling - (6:21) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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It's The Message - (6:37) 120 BPM
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Midnight On Ecorse Creek - (5:10) 125 BPM
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Acid Feeling - (8:18) 127 BPM
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Review: After a brief flirtation with Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, Jared Wilson is back on Jerome Hill's Super Rhythm Trax imprint. Predictably, he's in a retro-futurist kind of mood, delivering tracks that tip a wink to a variety of vintage house and techno productions. He begins with the Larry Heard style warmth, Chez Damier percussion and Detroit techno cymbal lines of "Getting That Feelin", before diving headfirst into the world of classic Chicago jazz on heavyweight acid wriggler "It's The Message". He tehn carries on with the ghostly chords, intelligent techno electronics and mind-altering acid lines of "Midnight On Ecorse Creek", before Wilson caps a fine EP via the Mr Fingers style deep house-jack of "Acid Feeling".
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Basking In The Brakelights
FIM-1-066
23 Nov 09
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Crease Release - (6:12) 120 BPM
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Plaza - (6:11) 128 BPM
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Exopolis - (5:55) 128 BPM
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All Set - (6:55) 128 BPM
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Built In - (7:33) 128 BPM
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Cold Sweat - (4:48) 128 BPM
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All That Nothing - (7:03) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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NYC Slippers - (5:49) 128 BPM
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Parallel Life - (6:03) 128 BPM
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Glasshammer Time - (3:44) 126 BPM
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Satelitte Stroll (City Streets mix) - (6:23) 127 BPM
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3AM Gargoyle Requiem - (7:18) 128 BPM
from $2.42
Played by: Juno Download, Domshe
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House With Me EP: Remixes
SNATCH 084
07 Apr 17
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House With Me (feat Parris Mitchell - Andrea Oliva remix) - (7:09) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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U Can (Richy Ahmed remix) - (6:55) 125 BPM
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House That (Re-Housed) - (8:04) 124 BPM
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Played by: Alioscia mele
Review: Andy Cato and Tom Findlay aka Groove Armada are back with "House With Me", a deep down and dirty jacker optimised for maximum dancefloor sleaze just the way we like it. Second offering "U Can" gets more on the soulful tip with emotive, Mr Fingers style chords and detuned diva vocals over a bumpin' groove for added dancefloor drama; this one's very nice if we do say so ourselves! Finally Italian prankster Riva Starr gets onboard for a thrilling edit of their major hit "Superstylin'" from back in 2001. This version rolls deep and with serious attitude to get even those peak time Ibiza crowds having frantically.
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Time Illusion
FLASH 178
07 Apr 17
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Frame Of Mind - (4:20) 131 BPM
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Time Illusion - (6:25) 130 BPM
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Colorful Cage - (5:56) 130 BPM
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Wild Sequence 2 - (6:32) 130 BPM
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Isometric - (5:50) 130 BPM
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Inner Secrets - (4:10) 130 BPM
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Andromeda - (6:20) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Meltdown (original mix) - (5:55) 130 BPM
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Loader's Number (original mix) - (5:51) 130 BPM
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Space Traveller - (5:16) 125 BPM
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You Are Allowed To Dream - (9:02) 130 BPM
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Review: Florian Meindl is no newcomer to the house and techno domain; the artist has been around since the early 2000's, and has been a prominent figure throughout the development of the two genres' various mutations and developments. Originally from Austria, Meindl has put out a vast majority of his music through his own Flash Recordings, but he's been a difficult one to pin down thanks to his constantly shifting array of sounds and new fascinations with dance music. Time Illusion sounds like one of his most accomplished pieces yet, and there isn't a moment on here where the listener is faced with predictability; instead there is a noticeable feeling that each new track will bring something new to the table. For instance, the switch from bleeping, acid-laden techno to breakbeat-driven nu-jungle between "Isometric" and "Space Traveler" is a masterclass in style and pace, and the same goes for the passage between the Axis-style techno of "Wild Sequence 2" and the deeper, more magnetic hypnosis of "Loader's Number". What an outstanding LP from the veteran!
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Sulk Magic:II
SM 002
28 Mar 17
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Freudenthal - "Rapax Apicem" - (5:07) 111 BPM
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Kieran Holden - "3 Or Four" - (6:27) 122 BPM
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Clandestino - "Simpatico" - (6:32) 115 BPM
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In:State - "Spacer" - (5:56) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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DaWad & Mokic - "Furious" - (6:25) 108 BPM
from $1.91
Played by: ROTCIV, Neu!Beat
Review: The second installment in the Sulk Magic series features more left of centre dance floor tracks. Freudenthal's "Rapax Apicem" sets the tone with an off-beat disco track that moves from detuned riffs into a gradual siren crescendo over a staccato rhythm. Kieran Holden's "3 Or Four' is a more conventional disco groover - albeit one laced in 303s - but it's only a brief break from the release's weird and wonderful sound. In:State pursues a tripped out acid direction on the aptly named "Spacer"; Dawad and Mokic's "Furious" is low-sling ebm workout and best of all, Clandestino's "Simpatico" sounds like a trippy take on Amnesia's new beat classic, "Ibiza".
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Season 1
LF 001
16 Dec 16
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I'll Always Pick U Up - (4:25) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Feel De Bum Slap - (4:35) 123 BPM
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Always I Come Back To That - (4:48) 125 BPM
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Jerry - (5:13) 126 BPM
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Konets Sveta Minimix - (4:57) 127 BPM
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I Appreciate Your Face
361497 3599408
08 Mar 17
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I Appreciate Your Face - (7:12) 132 BPM
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Dynamo & Neutrino
DGTL 001D
07 Apr 17
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Neutrino - (7:07) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Dynamo - (7:33) 127 BPM
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Review: DGTL Festival mainstay KiNK produced "Neutrino" at the event's Amsterdam festival last year. The Bulgarian hardware maverick delivers high tech soul as always with his signature techno sound that utilises hands in the air chord progressions, powerful and immaculate rhythms and razor sharp synth leads. "Dynamo" has adrenalised tension and sheer dancefloor drama with its furious and reverberated kick supporting some Jeff Mills style chime melodies and sonar bleeps supported by eerie strings. In its five years DGTL has carved its style and sound worldwide as one of Amsterdam's staple dance music institutions. This year the organisation is deepening its operations and their new label arm is a fine example thus far.
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Ostgut Ton/Zehn
OSTGUT CD 034 DIGITAL
30 Oct 15
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Marcel Fengler & Elif Bicer - "Fallin'" - (7:01) 115 BPM
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Ben Klock - "Sirens" - (8:26) 130 BPM
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Ryan Elliott - "Smith Lake" - (6:04) 131 BPM
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Steffi - "Loweborschtel" - (5:52) 128 BPM
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DVS1 - "[Ecks]" - (6:12) 87 BPM
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Atoma - "Stromlinien" - (5:54) 130 BPM
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Marcel Dettmann - "Encode II" - (7:05) 130 BPM
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LB Dub Corp - "Roller" (feat Function - Len Faki interpretation) - (6:24) 128 BPM
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Substance - "Keine Angst" - (5:50) 133 BPM
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Kobosil - "Saldae" - (6:34) 126 BPM
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Barker & Baumecker - "Love Is A Battlefield" - (10:06) 133 BPM
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Etapp Kyle - "Nolah" - (6:19) 129 BPM
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Nick Hoppner - "Double-Cross" - (5:07) 126 BPM
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Answer Code Request - "Zeitspielraum" - (5:42) 129 BPM
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Doms & Deykers - "Whirling" - (7:54) 130 BPM
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Virginia - "Never Underestimate" - (6:33) 120 BPM
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Anthony Parasole - "Heartbeat" - (5:19) 132 BPM
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Martyn - "Jah Bedouin" - (7:36) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Dinky - "Planes" - (7:55) 122 BPM
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Len Faki - "Rainbow Delta" (ambient mix) - (4:56) 115 BPM
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S - "The Launderette" - (4:53) 87 BPM
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Atoma & Tobias - "Physik E7532" - (5:42) 125 BPM
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Planetary Assault Systems - "Hama Static" - (5:16) 128 BPM
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DIN - "Mono" - (5:07) 135 BPM
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Norman Nodge - "Beastmode" - (5:40) 126 BPM
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Fiedel - "Probe-806" - (6:29) 129 BPM
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Tobias - "Like A Drug" - (8:35) 127 BPM
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Efdemin - "Unten Links" - (5:25) 130 BPM
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Function - "DX3_Analog_Bass_Seq" - (6:40) 125 BPM
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Boris - "Lock" - (10:39) 128 BPM
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Played by: Josh Larue
Review: You have to admire Ostgut Ton's ambition. While celebrating a decade in dance music with a compilation of exclusive, previously unheard music is now standard practice amongst leading underground labels, few would have the balls to release it with such a killer tracklisting as Zehn. Across the 30 tracks (count 'em!) you get a who's who of Berghain and Panorama Bar associates delivering a quite outstanding selection of left-of-centre techno and deep European house, with Marcel Dettmann, Boris, Virginia, Steffi, DVS1, Martyn, Tobias and Ben Klock all featuring. Highlights naturally come thick and fast, from the spacey electronics, heady textures and hypnotic rhythms of Function's "DX3 Analog Bass Seq", and the rush-inducing, string-laden house warmth of Matthew Styles' remix of Dinky's "Planes", to the picturesque intelligent techno of Doms & Deykers.
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Box Drop EP
OTON 103DIGITAL
17 Mar 17
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Box Drop - (7:07) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Still - (6:09) 126 BPM
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Out Of Sight - (7:45) 125 BPM
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Review: It's a case of gamekeeper turned poacher as Ostgut boss Nick Hoppner appears again on the label, following his 2015 debut album, Folk. This three-tracker is like a distillation of his time spent in the Panorama Bar booth. The title track is a hypnotic, techy groove, covered in warm, hazy chords and redolent of classic David Alvarado's Sun Children material. On "Still", Hoppner keeps it deep, but injects some trippy acid undercurrents. The closing track, "Out of Sight", is the most dance floor friendly, with Hoppner opting for a lithe, swinging rhythm as a backing for his warm, sun-kissed chords and melodies.
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Liber Dogma
SOMADA 092
17 Oct 11
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Dark Wave Creeping - (5:23) 125 BPM
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The Death Ov The Black Sun - (3:08) 128 BPM
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Steam Caliphate - (2:44) 128 BPM
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Drop Kick Kali - (3:07) 128 BPM
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Eden 353 - (3:34) 128 BPM
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Black Maria - (4:43) 130 BPM
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Single Light Focus - (5:10) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Silent Escape - (5:39) 130 BPM
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Hype Knot 7 - (4:45) 128 BPM
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Bird Siren - (5:12) 126 BPM
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Feeder Rub Out - (4:18) 126 BPM
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Worship: The Drum - (5:24) 129 BPM
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Car Crash Magick - (4:56) 132 BPM
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Played by: Shadow Dancer
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2012
ISS 001
07 Apr 17
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Kordman Return (Swing mix) - (5:13) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Palo Alto - (5:37) 131 BPM
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Fjorward Flex Dub - (4:58) 128 BPM
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Glass Museum - (5:33) 160 BPM
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Heaven Can Wait EP
ELL 039D
14 Apr 17
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Dream Driver - (6:08) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Hidden - (6:45) 125 BPM
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Temptation - (5:21) 122 BPM
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Surreal Restaurant - (5:45) 120 BPM
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Review: The legendary Spaniard Juan Rico (Reeko) aka Architectural on Maceo Plex's Ellum Audio? We're just as perplexed (no pun intended) as you are! But if this is welcoming a sudden change of direction for the label, then we're all for it. Expanding on previous efforts, Rico further explores the dubbier shades of hypnotic techno once again for the Heaven Can Wait EP. "Dream Driver" opening proceedings in a droney and trance inducing fashion, with main room/pre-peak time adrenaline in mind. It's a more subdued, deeper and minimal affair on the rather lush atmospherics of "Hidden" while on the flip we've got "Surreal Restaurant"; which is most likely inspired by grabbing a doner kebap after a long hight of clubbing in the German capital and musically it's fully of icy, cavernous delay drenched aesthetics drifting off into nice trails of reverb.
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Hard Music Lessons LP
ACA 003
22 Feb 16
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Intro HML - (0:29) 139 BPM
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Hard Music Lessons - (5:55) 154 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Blissed - (6:26) 154 BPM
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Deep Integration - (5:32) 153 BPM
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Midnight Ride - (6:58) 151 BPM
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Blood Rocking Beat - (5:16) 153 BPM
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Perception - (5:58) 152 BPM
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Mind Blow - (5:39) 154 BPM
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The Source Of Creation - (6:40) 154 BPM
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Hard Calling - (6:01) 152 BPM
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Stomp To The Front - (6:11) 150 BPM
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Destroyer - (5:31) 154 BPM
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Touch The Stars - (5:53) 152 BPM
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Review: Greven's Tobias Leuke aka O.B.I is one hardcore dude! Keeping on with Germany's notorious 'Schranz' sound, this album is not for the faint of heart. More for those who hunger for the old days of 140 BPM techno that Chris Liebing smashed out back in the day. Thing is: these tracks are more around the 150 BPM mark, so handle with care! This album is for digital hardcore freaks out of Barcelona Audiocode, a fitting home. Highlights include: "Deep Integration" which sounds like Mark Broom/Rue East circa 2001 on steroids, "Block Rocking Beat" is absolutely ferocious and sounding like classic Ben Sims on performance enhancing drugs while "Source Of Creation" is the most violent offering; clocking in at around 154 BPM this is pushing the threshold towards gabber territory!
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