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101
The Inner Life Of Techno Vol 2
COMPLEX 009
02 Oct 13
Knight Of The Judge by WJ Henze on Complex Textures Cue Track
WJ Henze - "Knight Of The Judge" - (6:53) 140 BPM
Morgen Stirbt Berlin by Andreas Kremer on Complex Textures Cue Track
Andreas Kremer - "Morgen Stirbt Berlin" - (4:12) 140 BPM
Kraftstoff by Arkus P on Complex Textures Cue Track
Arkus P - "Kraftstoff" - (4:51) 140 BPM
Elektr Volksmusik by Mario Ranieri on Complex Textures Cue Track
Mario Ranieri - "Elektr Volksmusik" (DJ Rush remix) - (4:49) 144 BPM
My Love Is Hot by Andreas Kremer on Complex Textures Cue Track
Andreas Kremer - "My Love Is Hot" (Lars Klein remix) - (4:55) 140 BPM
Storsarv by Nicklas Samstrom on Complex Textures Cue Track
Nicklas Samstrom - "Storsarv" - (5:20) 148 BPM
Shoot This Cocksucker by Michael Burkat on Complex Textures Cue Track
Michael Burkat - "Shoot This Cocksucker" - (4:33) 143 BPM
Untitled by Sven Wittekind vs Torsten Kanzler on Complex Textures Cue Track
Sven Wittekind vs Torsten Kanzler - "Untitled" - (6:44) 152 BPM
Timeless by OBI on Complex Textures Cue Track
OBI - "Timeless" - (6:16) 153 BPM
The Creature by Sergy Casttle on Complex Textures Cue Track
Sergy Casttle - "The Creature" - (5:44) 135 BPM
Minerva by Bakalov D on Complex Textures Cue Track
Bakalov D - "Minerva" - (6:15) 144 BPM
Get Your Groove by OBI on Complex Textures Cue Track
OBI - "Get Your Groove" - (5:46) 155 BPM
Scheiss Frauen by Mario Ranieri on Complex Textures Cue Track
Mario Ranieri - "Scheiss Frauen" - (5:58) 140 BPM
Doesn't Anybody Care by Rex Manning on Complex Textures Cue Track
Rex Manning - "Doesn't Anybody Care" (Rowland The Bastard remix) - (6:11) 147 BPM
Turned Flower by Pasquale Maassen on Complex Textures Cue Track
Pasquale Maassen - "Turned Flower" - (5:49) 144 BPM
Random by Energun 22 on Complex Textures Cue Track
Energun 22 - "Random" - (5:11) 135 BPM
Keep Out by DJ Troll on Complex Textures Cue Track
DJ Troll - "Keep Out" - (5:46) 157 BPM
Kopter by Pasquale Maassen on Complex Textures Cue Track
Pasquale Maassen - "Kopter" - (5:41) 141 BPM
One Tooth Zombie by Lexis on Complex Textures Cue Track
Lexis - "One Tooth Zombie" - (5:58) 152 BPM
Sorry Haters by Mayhem Man on Complex Textures Cue Track
Mayhem Man - "Sorry Haters" - (5:18) 155 BPM
Assault That Ass by Nicklas Samstrom on Complex Textures Cue Track
Nicklas Samstrom - "Assault That Ass" - (4:21) 140 BPM
Iguan by Manu Kenton on Complex Textures Cue Track
Manu Kenton - "Iguan" - (5:45) 146 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Scary Spore by Cozmic Spore on Complex Textures Cue Track
Cozmic Spore - "Scary Spore" - (5:53) 133 BPM
Haut Rein by Torsten Kanzler on Complex Textures Cue Track
Torsten Kanzler - "Haut Rein" - (5:55) 152 BPM
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102
HEK025
HEK 025
23 Feb 15
HEK025 by Hodge on Hemlock Recordings Cue Track
Blood Moon - (5:47) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
HEK025 by Hodge on Hemlock Recordings Cue Track
I Don't Recognise You Lately - (5:50) 61 BPM
HEK025 by Hodge on Hemlock Recordings Cue Track
Recall - (6:13) 83 BPM
HEK025 by Hodge on Hemlock Recordings Cue Track
Tail Of The Snake - (6:22) 123 BPM
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Review: With his profile bounding into the premier league thanks to salvos on Livity Sound, Hotline, Tempa and Berceuse Heorique, Hodge cements his reputation with a double pack on Hemlock that justifies every ounce of praise. Across the four tracks his rough and tumble approach to bass-infused techno dynamics holds court with confidence, as "Blood Moon" throws down dramatic grime strings over clattering drums and "I Don't Recognise You Lately" turns out a melancholic chime pattern embellished with tightly coiled slithers of percussion. "Recall" edges towards nervy blips and gargantuan claps, while "Tail Of The Snake" summons up tribal incantations in an uneasy UK twist on minimal techno.
103
The Arrival
CP 002D
24 Mar 15
The Arrival by Advanced Human on Counter Pulse Cue Track
Nahuel Huapi - (6:12) 129 BPM
The Arrival by Advanced Human on Counter Pulse Cue Track
The Arrival - (8:08) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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104
Rippers
100397 84
18 Apr 12
Funky Rockin by Nobody on Schranz Fabrik Recordings Cue Track
Nobody - "Funky Rockin" - (5:37) 160 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Dreamcatcher by Tonks & Aeons on Schranz Fabrik Recordings Cue Track
Tonks & Aeons - "Dreamcatcher" - (5:33) 160 BPM
I Miss You by Kazar & Aeons on Schranz Fabrik Recordings Cue Track
Kazar & Aeons - "I Miss You" - (6:07) 158 BPM
Private Cowboy by M-11 on Schranz Fabrik Recordings Cue Track
M-11 - "Private Cowboy" - (4:51) 152 BPM
Army by Six on Schranz Fabrik Recordings Cue Track
Six - "Army" - (5:15) 160 BPM
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105
The Supreme
NON 009
26 Feb 15
The Supreme by Eduardo De La Calle on Non Series Cue Track
A1 - (6:33) 126 BPM
The Supreme by Eduardo De La Calle on Non Series Cue Track
A2 - (8:45) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
The Supreme by Eduardo De La Calle on Non Series Cue Track
B1 - (6:24) 126 BPM
The Supreme by Eduardo De La Calle on Non Series Cue Track
The Supreme - (7:12) 126 BPM
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106
Tech Blood
RAISE 187
18 Mar 15
Tech Blood by 2D Noize on Raise Recordings Germany Cue Track
Tech Blood - (5:06) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Tech Blood by 2D Noize on Raise Recordings Germany Cue Track
Born Bad - (5:19) 126 BPM
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107
4 Stories - EP
AMAR 003EP
02 Mar 15
4 Stories - EP by AMIT on AMAR Cue Track
The Hunted - (4:34) 173 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
4 Stories - EP by AMIT on AMAR Cue Track
Chalvey Town - (4:15) 173 BPM
4 Stories - EP by AMIT on AMAR Cue Track
Survivor (feat Rani) - (4:52) 180 BPM
4 Stories - EP by AMIT on AMAR Cue Track
Mind Over - (5:05) 64 BPM
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Review: Amit's AMAR imprint seems to be operating on a release-per-year tactic right now - all of them landing in the spring coincidentally - but with the quality as high as this, we're not complaining. "The Hunted" is a nasty techno-meets-jungle drone-march. Imagine someone punching you through tar. "Chalvey Town" is a similar slo-mo affair but with less mid-bass and more treacle-like sub and the right amount of dub elements. "Survivor" is an awesome vocal cut that's straight out of the Massive Attack playbook while "Mind Over" shows us how AMIT does tech house; all stampy and paranoid, it's the type of cut you could easily imagine the likes of Steve Bug or Villalobos playing. Four killer stories... It's up to you to find the happy endings.
108
GFR Volume 1
GFRVA 1
28 Jan 15
Dancing Wasps by Sly Faux on Green Fetish Cue Track
Sly Faux - "Dancing Wasps" (Original Pressure mix) - (6:04) 127 BPM
B1 by Plukkk on Green Fetish Cue Track
Plukkk - "B1" (original mix) - (6:32) 128 BPM
Risk by Oliver Rosemann on Green Fetish Cue Track
Oliver Rosemann - "Risk" (original mix) - (5:30) 130 BPM
Slow Century Moving by Mickey Nox on Green Fetish Cue Track
Mickey Nox - "Slow Century Moving" (original mix) - (6:00) 130 BPM
Stray Bullets by Kris Goad on Green Fetish Cue Track
Kris Goad - "Stray Bullets" (Kamikaze Space Programme remix) - (5:33) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Black Windows by Interferon on Green Fetish Cue Track
Interferon - "Black Windows" (original mix) - (6:00) 128 BPM
Gumming by Keepsakes on Green Fetish Cue Track
Keepsakes - "Gumming" (original mix) - (6:58) 130 BPM
Acute by Energun on Green Fetish Cue Track
Energun - "Acute" (original mix) - (6:56) 128 BPM
Sector C by Distrakt on Green Fetish Cue Track
Distrakt - "Sector C" (original mix) - (6:52) 128 BPM
False Tricks by Backroom Reality on Green Fetish Cue Track
Backroom Reality - "False Tricks" (2Loud remix) - (6:34) 129 BPM
Those Responsible by Another Alias on Green Fetish Cue Track
Another Alias - "Those Responsible" (original mix) - (7:04) 129 BPM
Door Jam by Interferon on Green Fetish Cue Track
Interferon - "Door Jam" (Kommune1 remix) - (6:02) 130 BPM
Gehenna by Mickey Nox on Green Fetish Cue Track
Mickey Nox - "Gehenna" (Joefarr remix) - (5:48) 130 BPM
Touched by D-R-U-N-K & Distrakt on Green Fetish Cue Track
D-R-U-N-K & Distrakt - "Touched" (original mix) - (6:42) 126 BPM
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Played by: Steve Pain
109
Wadjet
HYPNUSD 4
01 Mar 15
Wadjet by Luigi Tozzi on Hypnus Cue Track
Jormungandr - (7:51) 124 BPM
Wadjet by Luigi Tozzi on Hypnus Cue Track
Sesa - (6:43) 124 BPM
Wadjet by Luigi Tozzi on Hypnus Cue Track
Naga - (6:18) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Wadjet by Luigi Tozzi on Hypnus Cue Track
Wadjet - (7:01) 128 BPM
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Played by: Resident Advisor
110
Edding EP
019 HR
29 Mar 12
Edding EP by Plankton on Hidden Recordings Cue Track
Edding - (6:45) 125 BPM
Edding EP by Plankton on Hidden Recordings Cue Track
Edding (Mark Broom remix) - (6:01) 128 BPM
Edding EP by Plankton on Hidden Recordings Cue Track
Sloping - (6:42) 125 BPM
Edding EP by Plankton on Hidden Recordings Cue Track
Kaloff - (6:50) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Edding EP by Plankton on Hidden Recordings Cue Track
Turnal - (7:15) 124 BPM
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111
Crystal Republic
HHYR 7
02 Mar 10
Crystal Republic by Tevo Howard on Rush Hour Holland Cue Track
Crystal Republic - (7:58) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Crystal Republic by Tevo Howard on Rush Hour Holland Cue Track
Laboratory - (6:51) 127 BPM
Crystal Republic by Tevo Howard on Rush Hour Holland Cue Track
The Glass Ceiling (full edit) - (7:28) 131 BPM
Crystal Republic by Tevo Howard on Rush Hour Holland Cue Track
Material - (7:44) 123 BPM
Crystal Republic by Tevo Howard on Rush Hour Holland Cue Track
Data (album edit) - (7:38) 126 BPM
Crystal Republic by Tevo Howard on Rush Hour Holland Cue Track
Data (long version) - (9:39) 126 BPM
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Review: Tevo Howard stands alone in his ability to make true Chicago house music that keeps the feel of the original sounds of the city but adds a fresh and contemporary edge. After the success of his HHYR debut, "Move", he returns to the label with "Crystal Republic," a six track exploration through warm, deep and emotive Chicago house music.

The title track is hypnotic and dipped in melancholy yet still drenched in beautiful melodies. "Laboratory" and "The Glass Ceiling" are more energetic, the latter of which utilising an uptempo jacking beat but still retaining the emotion that is ever present on the release. "Material" has crisp, acid basslines that linger above brooding undertones as the track embarks along a detailed journey through clever arrangement. More raw and rugged however, is "Data." First there is a relentless jacking version before finishing with an extended version, as hypnotic as it is all enticing.

Although this release is clearly heavily inspired by the original sounds of Chicago house music, Howard's crisp productions give them a fresh vibe that is very much of today. Full of emotion and depth, each track is like a journey through the past but ending up in the present.
112
Sugar Daddy/Take Me Baby
WAP 93CDR
02 Jun 97
Sugar Daddy/Take Me Baby by Jimi Tenor on Warp Cue Track
Take Me Baby - (3:40) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Sugar Daddy/Take Me Baby by Jimi Tenor on Warp Cue Track
Sugar Daddy - (7:24) 129 BPM
Sugar Daddy/Take Me Baby by Jimi Tenor on Warp Cue Track
Take Me Baby (Finnish Bass Boy mix) - (5:11) 131 BPM
Sugar Daddy/Take Me Baby by Jimi Tenor on Warp Cue Track
House Of Beloved - (6:20) 110 BPM
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113
Classics
RS 96100DB
11 May 08
Classics by Joey Beltram on R&S Cue Track
Energy Flash - (5:53) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Classics by Joey Beltram on R&S Cue Track
Jazz 303 - (4:51) 123 BPM
Classics by Joey Beltram on R&S Cue Track
Subsonic Trance - (3:30) 122 BPM
Classics by Joey Beltram on R&S Cue Track
Psycho Bass - (5:00)
Classics by Joey Beltram on R&S Cue Track
My Sound - (4:04) 130 BPM
Classics by Joey Beltram on R&S Cue Track
The Melody - (4:44) 129 BPM
Classics by Joey Beltram on R&S Cue Track
Sub-Bass Experience - (4:57) 129 BPM
Classics by Joey Beltram on R&S Cue Track
The Reflex - (4:54) 129 BPM
Classics by Joey Beltram on R&S Cue Track
Mind To Mind - (5:36) 127 BPM
Classics by Joey Beltram on R&S Cue Track
Mentasm - (4:26) 130 BPM
Classics by Joey Beltram on R&S Cue Track
Joey's Riot - (4:29) 126 BPM
Classics by Joey Beltram on R&S Cue Track
The Trance - (4:40) 124 BPM
Classics by Joey Beltram on R&S Cue Track
Groove Attack - (3:15) 129 BPM
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114
I Care Because You Don't
TURBOCD 038
27 Oct 14
Roll Up Your Sleeves, Welcome To The Dance by DJ Hesburger on Turbo Recordings Cue Track
DJ Hesburger - "Roll Up Your Sleeves, Welcome To The Dance" (original mix) - (4:57) 127 BPM
Maximum Respect Goes Out To You All by Space Yourself on Turbo Recordings Cue Track
Space Yourself - "Maximum Respect Goes Out To You All" (original mix) - (5:13) 129 BPM
Turtleneck X by Pure Genius Kang on Turbo Recordings Cue Track
Pure Genius Kang - "Turtleneck X" (original mix) - (6:16) 132 BPM
Berzerkerz by Dance Company on Turbo Recordings Cue Track
Dance Company - "Berzerkerz" (Hardcore Young Team remix) - (5:35) 159 BPM
Let's Bone 2 Drone by Boa Dona An Taus on Turbo Recordings Cue Track
Boa Dona An Taus - "Let's Bone 2 Drone" (original mix) - (4:17)
Blood Skating by Clouds on Turbo Recordings Cue Track
Clouds - "Blood Skating" (original mix) - (4:51) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Gubbed by Pleasure Quest on Turbo Recordings Cue Track
Pleasure Quest - "Gubbed" (original mix) - (4:26) 146 BPM
Medieval Polyphonic Ringtone by General Oscillator on Turbo Recordings Cue Track
General Oscillator - "Medieval Polyphonic Ringtone" (original mix) - (5:35) 127 BPM
Msn Hype by DJ Bandit on Turbo Recordings Cue Track
DJ Bandit - "Msn Hype" (original mix) - (5:29) 107 BPM
Nissan Diesel by Space Runner JP on Turbo Recordings Cue Track
Space Runner JP - "Nissan Diesel" (original mix) - (6:27) 124 BPM
Flesh Gordon by Unidentified Fleeing Object on Turbo Recordings Cue Track
Unidentified Fleeing Object - "Flesh Gordon" (original mix) - (5:48) 122 BPM
Don't Sweat The Technique by Clouds on Turbo Recordings Cue Track
Clouds - "Don't Sweat The Technique" (original mix) - (5:01) 136 BPM
Fuck Your Alliance by Jane on Turbo Recordings Cue Track
Jane - "Fuck Your Alliance" (original mix) - (4:38) 122 BPM
Berzerkerz by Dance Company on Turbo Recordings Cue Track
Dance Company - "Berzerkerz" (10 Pound Banger mix) - (5:01) 154 BPM
Fantasy Fire Bitch by Space Runner JP on Turbo Recordings Cue Track
Space Runner JP - "Fantasy Fire Bitch" (original mix) - (5:11) 138 BPM
A11,100,000,000 by An Introduction To Fantasy on Turbo Recordings Cue Track
An Introduction To Fantasy - "A11,100,000,000" (original mix) - (2:30) 118 BPM
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Review: Curated by Scottish act Clouds, this compilation of Scottish techno doesn't pull any punches. Raucous, unruly and noisy, it starts with the mad sirens and glitchy percussive slivers of DJ Hesburger's "Roll Up Your Sleeves, Welcome To The Dance" - a statement of sorts for the rest of the release. Space Yourself's "Maximum Respect Goes Out To You All" and Dance Company's "Berzerkerz (Hardcore Young Team remix)" relive the glory days of jungle and hardcore, the former unravelling in a flurry of hyperactive breakbeats, the latter by raw breaks and deft vocal snatches. Boa Dona An Taus delivers droning abstraction and Clouds' own contribution sees them deliver a typically grainy, broken beat techno workout. It's a fittingly noisy end to the first chapter in modern Scottish hardcore.
115
Underground Sound Of Ibiza
BEDIBIZACD 01
07 Jul 14
Underground Sound Of Ibiza by Various on Bedrock Cue Track
Various - "Underground Sound Of Ibiza" (continuous mix - Poolside) - (1:12:02) 95 BPM
Underground Sound Of Ibiza by Various on Bedrock Cue Track
Various - "Underground Sound Of Ibiza" (Bonus continuous mix - clubside) - (47:01) 123 BPM
Brakes Pads by King Unique on Bedrock Cue Track
King Unique - "Brakes Pads" - (3:38) 116 BPM
Barely Audible by Charlie May on Bedrock Cue Track
Charlie May - "Barely Audible" - (8:11) 90 BPM
Out Of Nowhere by The Japanese Popstars on Bedrock Cue Track
The Japanese Popstars - "Out Of Nowhere" (reprise) - (6:00) 133 BPM
Waterloo Blues by Jemmy on Bedrock Cue Track
Jemmy - "Waterloo Blues" (ambient version) - (5:09) 126 BPM
We Control Everything by Charlie May on Bedrock Cue Track
Charlie May - "We Control Everything" - (6:35) 94 BPM
The Rebirth by Oniris on Bedrock Cue Track
Oniris - "The Rebirth" (feat Pat Brooks - blissed out mix) - (8:21) 100 BPM
Havana by Ramon Tapia & Stavroz on Bedrock Cue Track
Ramon Tapia & Stavroz - "Havana" (downtempo) - (5:41) 114 BPM
Dreams by Jimmy Van M & AFFKT on Bedrock Cue Track
Jimmy Van M & AFFKT - "Dreams" (feat Luxor T - Ibiza Summer Balearic remix) - (9:39) 53 BPM
Roots by Mantis on Bedrock Cue Track
Mantis - "Roots" - (7:35) 95 BPM
Sahara by Pig&Dan on Bedrock Cue Track
Pig&Dan - "Sahara" - (5:48) 81 BPM
Stargazing by Mantis on Bedrock Cue Track
Mantis - "Stargazing" - (7:20) 80 BPM
On The Rocks by Pig&Dan on Bedrock Cue Track
Pig&Dan - "On The Rocks" (feat Packard Ghost) - (7:25) 130 BPM
Brakes by King Unique on Bedrock Cue Track
King Unique - "Brakes" - (4:17) 87 BPM
Fictional Crossover by Marc Marzenit on Bedrock Cue Track
Marc Marzenit - "Fictional Crossover" - (7:27) 117 BPM
Cataleya by Marco Bailey on Bedrock Cue Track
Marco Bailey - "Cataleya" - (8:56) 124 BPM
Tale Of Memories by Sasha Carassi on Bedrock Cue Track
Sasha Carassi - "Tale Of Memories" - (7:23) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Havana by Ramon Tapia & Stavroz on Bedrock Cue Track
Ramon Tapia & Stavroz - "Havana" (dub) - (9:27) 122 BPM
Hypernova by Eagles & Butterflies on Bedrock Cue Track
Eagles & Butterflies - "Hypernova" - (8:32) 120 BPM
Atoll by Ian O'Donovan on Bedrock Cue Track
Ian O'Donovan - "Atoll" - (7:48) 124 BPM
Puzzle Love by Richie G on Bedrock Cue Track
Richie G - "Puzzle Love" - (8:16) 126 BPM
Tenno 5 by Misstress Barbara on Bedrock Cue Track
Misstress Barbara - "Tenno 5" - (8:09) 128 BPM
Tomahawk by Dave Angel on Bedrock Cue Track
Dave Angel - "Tomahawk" (dub) - (7:55) 124 BPM
Lamur by Guy J on Bedrock Cue Track
Guy J - "Lamur" (Sebastian Leger remix) - (8:33) 127 BPM
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Review: Had enough of Ibiza's pounding tribal house and party minimal sounds? Bedrock feels the same way. Or at least for the duration of this excellent compilation they do. Jon Digweed has used his A&R (and persuasive) powers to their fullest, commissioning ambient and down tempo pieces from artists more commonly associated with peak-time club bangers. King Unique and Charlie May contribute haunting, fragile ambient tracks; the Ibiza Summer Balearic remix of Jimmy Van M and AFFKT' "Dreams" featuring Luxor T comprises lazy beats and sun-kissed vocals, while best of all, the Japanese Popstars' "Out Of Nowhere (Reprise)" is a stunningly cinematic ambient trance piece.
116
Conspiracy (remixes)
TURBO 119D
27 Feb 12
Conspiracy (remixes) by Gesaffelstein on Turbo Recordings Cue Track
Aufstand (Unsubscribe remix) - (7:05) 126 BPM
Conspiracy (remixes) by Gesaffelstein on Turbo Recordings Cue Track
Viol (Brodinski remix) - (4:50) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Conspiracy (remixes) by Gesaffelstein on Turbo Recordings Cue Track
Opr (Milano remix) - (5:38) 122 BPM
Conspiracy (remixes) by Gesaffelstein on Turbo Recordings Cue Track
Conspiracy Origins (The Hacker Remix) - (6:39) 130 BPM
Conspiracy (remixes) by Gesaffelstein on Turbo Recordings Cue Track
Hatred (David Carretta remix) - (7:00) 126 BPM
Conspiracy (remixes) by Gesaffelstein on Turbo Recordings Cue Track
The Lack Of Hope (Glass Figure remix) - (5:30) 122 BPM
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Played by: Jakal, Pagalve, S-File, Moonbeam
Review: Tiga's label has commissioned remixes of Gesaffelstein that differ in sound but which are all underpinned by intensity and a tendency towards the darker side of electronic music. Dave Clarke's remix project with Mr Jones, Unsubscribe, delivers a bass-heavy, static percussion-coated take on "Aufstand", while Brodinski's treatment of "Viol" follows a similar direction, with whooshing percussive bursts and air raid sirens vying for attention over a pumping bassline. Milano's take on "Opr" also opts for a dark approach, but one that is based on broken industrial beats. The Hacker surprises with a Sleeparchive-style bleep techno version - albeit one powered by a tearing bass - while David Caretta's version of "Hatred" is a slamming ebm workout. Finally, Glass Figure provides some respite with a bassy electro take on "The Lack Of Hope".
117
Oben/Unten
50 WEAPONSXTR 04
16 Jan 15
Oben/Unten by Fjaak on 50Weapons Germany Cue Track
Oben - (7:39) 130 BPM
Oben/Unten by Fjaak on 50Weapons Germany Cue Track
Unten - (9:33) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Modeselektor's label provides a neat soundtrack for two sides of clubbing on its latest release. "Oben" (German for upper floor) is built for the kind of peak-time action its title suggests and sees Fjaak let loose with a slamming, relentless rhythm, heavy drums and a cut-up of the "Amen" break, while a detached vocal witters away in the background. By contrast, "Unten", which is German for 'bottom' - or, in this context, 'the basement' - is more considered. Cavernous, spacious kicks and heavy claps provide the basis for a chord sequence that flits and floats through the arrangement as randomly as conversations at an after party.
118
Las Ramblas
TR 13
19 May 08
Las Ramblas by Soul Capsule Productions on Trelik Cue Track
Las Ramblas (part 1) - (7:49) 132 BPM
Las Ramblas by Soul Capsule Productions on Trelik Cue Track
Las Ramblas (part 2) - (7:47) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Las Ramblas by Soul Capsule Productions on Trelik Cue Track
Las Ramblas (part 3) - (6:42) 128 BPM
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Played by: DJ Sneak, DJ Sneak, OCH
119
We Got The Box
PH41D
17 Nov 14
We Got The Box by Cowboy Rhythmbox on Phantasy Sound Cue Track
Cowboy Rhythmbox - "We Got The Box" - (5:56) 116 BPM
Rattle by Cowboy Rhythmbox on Phantasy Sound Cue Track
Cowboy Rhythmbox - "Rattle" - (5:46) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: The latest signings to Erol Alkan's label are Cowboy Rhythmbox aka edit king Nathan Gregory Wilkins and remixer, producer and mash-up expert Richard X. Given their past adventures and exploits, it's no surprise that Box is such a raucous affair. "We Got The Box" is based on a jacking, filtered groove with a woman intoning on repeat something to do with the title (although it sounds closer to "we got the pox"). However, it's not as impressive as "Rattle". Percussive and laced with acid, its Latino chants and insistent rhythm are sure to cause mayhem whenever they are dropped.
120
Haumea
TOKEN 47D
29 Sep 14
Haumea by Rodhad on Token Belgium Cue Track
Haumea - (7:17) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Haumea by Rodhad on Token Belgium Cue Track
Haumea (A [Phase] Satellite mix) - (6:08) 130 BPM
Haumea by Rodhad on Token Belgium Cue Track
Haumea (Dirt mix) - (6:05) 130 BPM
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Review: After the success of Rodhad's Token debut, Spomeniks, it was only a matter of time before we saw the much-loved German return to the bustling Token, and for lovers of techno made to be played in a power plant this record is a no-brainer. Rodhad provides two versions of Humea, and the first is deep and bleepy with hi-hats that cut straight through the mix, while the dirt mix is heavier in bass with bleeps that are scattered not singular. Meanwhile label mainstay Phase provides this release with the one remix, which as you can expect is complimentary to the original and sleek as always with a nifty surprise breakdown.
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Extraction
TRESOR 274
09 Mar 15
Extraction by Dj Deep/Roman Poncet/Adventice on Tresor Germany Cue Track
Extracapsular Extraction - (6:23) 129 BPM
Extraction by Dj Deep/Roman Poncet/Adventice on Tresor Germany Cue Track
Data Retrieval - (6:38) 129 BPM
Extraction by Dj Deep/Roman Poncet/Adventice on Tresor Germany Cue Track
Extraction Force - (7:03) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Adventice is a new collaborative endeavour from French pair DJ Deep and Roman Poncet, with Extraction the first of two releases they will issue through the hallowed Tresor label. Adventice follows Poncet's Opening Moment EP for DJ Deep's Deeply Rooted label last year and this project is focused on classic techno, with power loop productions built specifically for driving sets. The three tracks here suggest this is a partnership that could really flourish with their studio chemistry obvious from the moment lead cut "Extracapsular Extraction" reverberates into action. Fans of booming techno tools will be all over B side track and clear highlight "Extraction Force".
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Myoosic
ELECTRIQUE 081
09 Feb 15
Myoosic by Alien Alien on Electrique Music Cue Track
Myoosic (original mix) - (8:50) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Myoosic by Alien Alien on Electrique Music Cue Track
Myoosic (Mekanikos remix) - (7:35) 118 BPM
Myoosic by Alien Alien on Electrique Music Cue Track
Myoosic (Idoit remix) - (8:54) 124 BPM
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Review: As their name suggests, Italian duo Alien Alien make music that isn't of this world. On the title track, the bass is loose and lumbering as it moves up and down a few notes, the hissing percussive layers cloaking the arrangement in mist and all the while an indistinct vocal mutters "Myoosic". The Mekanikos remix is also unusual; the beats are slower and almost at a hip-hop pace - for a split second, they sound like Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby" on downers - and the arrangement is submerged in an acid-fried dub cloud. Idoit's remix picks up the pace and transports Alien Alien's original track into a skeletal rhythmic framework, a place where it sounds like the robots have taken over from the little green men.
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Hysterics EP
NS 017
03 Feb 15
Hysterics EP by Hysterics on Night Slugs Cue Track
Club Life - (5:03) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Hysterics EP by Hysterics on Night Slugs Cue Track
HTRX9 - (5:23) 128 BPM
Hysterics EP by Hysterics on Night Slugs Cue Track
Eye Mask - (5:14) 127 BPM
Hysterics EP by Hysterics on Night Slugs Cue Track
Empty - (4:46) 124 BPM
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Review: Girl Unit's alter-ego did some serious damage with the fifth volume of Night Slugs' Club Constructions series back in 2013, and now Hysterics gets reanimated for another four brutal attacks of spine-tingling drum alchemy. "Club Life" wastes no time in spelling out its physical intentions as it pushes and pulls with industrial clout and techno dexterity, whereas "HTRX9" takes a more unusual route through highly strung synths into a spaced-out abstraction of tech house. "Eye Mask" equally places the synths at the forefront with some dazzling juxtapositions of clashing tones atop the supporting beats, while "Empty" makes for a more conventional but equally enchanting sojourn into blissfully soulful deep house territory.
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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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Played by: Jay Lumen, Nico Cabeza
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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Brain Fog - EP
OVM 252
30 Mar 15
Brain Fog - EP by Wouter De Moor on Ovum US Cue Track
Fluf - (7:36) 128 BPM
Brain Fog - EP by Wouter De Moor on Ovum US Cue Track
Fluffy - (7:00) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Brain Fog - EP by Wouter De Moor on Ovum US Cue Track
Data Dump - (7:03) 128 BPM
Brain Fog - EP by Wouter De Moor on Ovum US Cue Track
Brain Fog - (7:28) 129 BPM
Brain Fog - EP by Wouter De Moor on Ovum US Cue Track
Muy Loco - (6:11) 127 BPM
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126
Time Foundation
MOTECD 02D
19 May 14
Time Foundation by Psyk on Mote Evolver Cue Track
Automatic - (6:27) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Time Foundation by Psyk on Mote Evolver Cue Track
Myriad - (4:54) 132 BPM
Time Foundation by Psyk on Mote Evolver Cue Track
Riot - (5:17) 132 BPM
Time Foundation by Psyk on Mote Evolver Cue Track
Avadon - (6:12) 130 BPM
Time Foundation by Psyk on Mote Evolver Cue Track
Five - (4:52) 126 BPM
Time Foundation by Psyk on Mote Evolver Cue Track
Silhouette - (4:52) 130 BPM
Time Foundation by Psyk on Mote Evolver Cue Track
Shift - (4:57) 132 BPM
Time Foundation by Psyk on Mote Evolver Cue Track
Parade - (5:37) 132 BPM
Time Foundation by Psyk on Mote Evolver Cue Track
Nine - (5:43) 132 BPM
Time Foundation by Psyk on Mote Evolver Cue Track
L3 - (5:00) 130 BPM
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Review: Spanish producer Psyk first made a splash on Mote-Evolver with the Distane EP, with the Shed-like title track proving to be a big hit, while the Arcade follow up was equally impressive, and indeed popular. So it makes sense then that Psyk's debut album lands on Luke Slater's seminal techno label. If you combine all of your favourite elements from producers like Robert Hood, Shed, Jeff Mills, and of course Luke Slater - think intricate and bubbling micro-synths, phat house chords, linear bleep sequences, and a course a lot of 909 action - you've got a bonafide techno album that is Pysk's Time Foundation.
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Stop Trippin'
CPJTX 001
27 Oct 14
Stop Trippin' by Paul Johnson on Chiwax Germany Cue Track
Stop Trippin - (5:34) 136 BPM
Stop Trippin' by Paul Johnson on Chiwax Germany Cue Track
Speech Impediment - (5:18) 133 BPM
Stop Trippin' by Paul Johnson on Chiwax Germany Cue Track
Relieve Me - (5:24) 133 BPM
Stop Trippin' by Paul Johnson on Chiwax Germany Cue Track
Aww Shit - (5:21) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Stop Trippin' by Paul Johnson on Chiwax Germany Cue Track
Whos Psy Is This - (5:13) 132 BPM
Stop Trippin' by Paul Johnson on Chiwax Germany Cue Track
Computers Talk - (6:02) 131 BPM
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We Don't Know EP
BT 009
01 Jul 13
We Don't Know EP by DJ Nori on BubbleTease Communications Cue Track
Spaceg - (6:27) 112 BPM
We Don't Know EP by DJ Nori on BubbleTease Communications Cue Track
Happy Sunday (Maurice Fulton mix) - (6:42) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
We Don't Know EP by DJ Nori on BubbleTease Communications Cue Track
We Don't Know - (3:21) 132 BPM
We Don't Know EP by DJ Nori on BubbleTease Communications Cue Track
80's Drugs - (5:45) 123 BPM
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Review: Bubbletease Communications' releases are defiantly infrequent, reflecting boss man Maurice Fulton's desire to only release personal projects and those he's somehow had a hand in. Given Fulton's track record, this approach guarantees a high quality threshold; in truth, Bubbletease releases are rarely less than excellent. This four-tracker from Tokyo-based DJ Nori, co-produced by Fulton, is predictably impressive. There's a touch of melancholic, acid-flecked stargazing in the shape of "Spaceg" (all heady synth melodies, fuzzy bass and 808 cowbells), some out-there, beatless space calypso (the unwieldy "We Don't Know"), and a mighty chunk of Syclops-ish wonk-jack ("80s Drugs"). Oh, and a moody, Detroit-influenced Fulton remix of "Happy Sunday" that breaks into a space disco jam near the end.
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Psyche/BFC (Deluxe Digital Version)
PLE 65353-3
16 Apr 13
Psyche/BFC (Deluxe Digital Version) by Psyche/BFC on Planet E US Cue Track
Elements - (6:51) 125 BPM
Psyche/BFC (Deluxe Digital Version) by Psyche/BFC on Planet E US Cue Track
Neurotic Behavior - (7:42)
Psyche/BFC (Deluxe Digital Version) by Psyche/BFC on Planet E US Cue Track
Crackdown - (5:57) 137 BPM
Psyche/BFC (Deluxe Digital Version) by Psyche/BFC on Planet E US Cue Track
From Beyond - (5:45) 134 BPM
Psyche/BFC (Deluxe Digital Version) by Psyche/BFC on Planet E US Cue Track
Andromeda - (5:03) 126 BPM
Psyche/BFC (Deluxe Digital Version) by Psyche/BFC on Planet E US Cue Track
Evolution - (3:07) 124 BPM
Psyche/BFC (Deluxe Digital Version) by Psyche/BFC on Planet E US Cue Track
Galaxy - (6:59) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Psyche/BFC (Deluxe Digital Version) by Psyche/BFC on Planet E US Cue Track
It's A Shame - (5:39) 110 BPM
Psyche/BFC (Deluxe Digital Version) by Psyche/BFC on Planet E US Cue Track
Please Stand By - (5:03) 119 BPM
Psyche/BFC (Deluxe Digital Version) by Psyche/BFC on Planet E US Cue Track
Chicken Noodle Soup - (6:33) 132 BPM
Psyche/BFC (Deluxe Digital Version) by Psyche/BFC on Planet E US Cue Track
How The West Was Won - (3:34) 114 BPM
Psyche/BFC (Deluxe Digital Version) by Psyche/BFC on Planet E US Cue Track
Sleep - (5:09) 147 BPM
Psyche/BFC (Deluxe Digital Version) by Psyche/BFC on Planet E US Cue Track
D Funk - (5:15) 131 BPM
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Review: While the physical version of this valuable Carl Craig reissue contains timeless tracks like the dense house grooves of "Chicken Noodle Soup", the sensuous deep techno of "Elements" and "From Beyond" - one of the most irresistibly gloomy Carl Craig compositions - the digital version offers even more. There's "Please Stand By", where rough and raw breakbeats are teased out - like hardcore on a handful of downers - and the super deep and reflective "It's A Shame" and "How The West Was Won". Finally, the aptly named "Sleep" ends the compilation, its sombre ambience providing a soothing outro for Carl Craig completists.
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Techno Tools Vol 10
SUARA 162
09 Feb 15
Techno Tools Vol 10 by Boris on Suara Cue Track
In Da Houz - (6:44) 123 BPM
Techno Tools Vol 10 by Boris on Suara Cue Track
Listen Me - (6:56) 126 BPM
Techno Tools Vol 10 by Boris on Suara Cue Track
Be - (7:44) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Techno Tools Vol 10 by Boris on Suara Cue Track
One Nite - (6:56) 125 BPM
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131
Perc Trax Tracks Of 2014
TPTDIGI 063
22 Dec 14
Brockweir by Truss on Perc Trax Cue Track
Truss - "Brockweir" - (5:20) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Dumpster by Perc on Perc Trax Cue Track
Perc - "Dumpster" - (6:09) 130 BPM
Blackstar by Oscar Mulero on Perc Trax Cue Track
Oscar Mulero - "Blackstar" - (5:51) 128 BPM
Take Your Body Off by Perc on Perc Trax Cue Track
Perc - "Take Your Body Off" - (6:02) 128 BPM
Endless September by Furfriend on Perc Trax Cue Track
Furfriend - "Endless September" - (5:04) 128 BPM
Forever Your Girl by Perc/Truss on Perc Trax Cue Track
Perc/Truss - "Forever Your Girl" - (6:09) 129 BPM
Goves by Sawf on Perc Trax Cue Track
Sawf - "Goves" - (6:01) 87 BPM
Raw Visions by Exium on Perc Trax Cue Track
Exium - "Raw Visions" - (5:23) 129 BPM
Two Hundred by Perc & Truss on Perc Trax Cue Track
Perc & Truss - "Two Hundred" - (6:08) 126 BPM
Radiate The Ocean From My Back by Yuji Kondo on Perc Trax Cue Track
Yuji Kondo - "Radiate The Ocean From My Back" - (6:23) 128 BPM
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Played by: Steve Pain
Review: It may not be the most fashionable label, but there's no doubt that Perc Trax has been instrumental in championing some truly uncompromising music over the past decade. Here, owner Ali Wells continues on his mission to ignore trends with a typically abrasive selection. Truss' "Brockweir" is a hard and heavy techno banger with a grungy bass and jagged, screeching riffs blaring in constantly while Sawf's "Goves" sounds like a broken beat variant on this approach. Perc's own "Forever Your Girl" and "Dumpster" see him mine the 90s to deliver rave-sampling, stab-heavy tools - in particular, "Forever Your Girl" sounds like it sampled T99's "Anasthasia" - while Spanish imports Oscar Mulero and Exium provide the compilation with some fractured rhythmic finesse.
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CLR Best Of 2014
CRLDA 011
19 Dec 14
Eclipse by Psyk on CLR Germany Cue Track
Psyk - "Eclipse" (Chris Liebing Clap edit) - (10:35) 130 BPM
Things by Monoloc on CLR Germany Cue Track
Monoloc - "Things" (Monoloc edit) - (6:11) 124 BPM
Departing Comfort by Drumcell on CLR Germany Cue Track
Drumcell - "Departing Comfort" (Planetary Assault Systems remix) - (8:52) 127 BPM
Sincrodestino by Flug on CLR Germany Cue Track
Flug - "Sincrodestino" - (7:41) 127 BPM
Modifier by Alberto Pascual on CLR Germany Cue Track
Alberto Pascual - "Modifier" - (7:11) 127 BPM
De-Program by Luis Flores on CLR Germany Cue Track
Luis Flores - "De-Program" - (6:45) 126 BPM
Program by Luis Flores on CLR Germany Cue Track
Luis Flores - "Program" - (5:23) 126 BPM
Sculptor by Alberto Pascual on CLR Germany Cue Track
Alberto Pascual - "Sculptor" - (6:17) 127 BPM
Speak Silence by Drumcell on CLR Germany Cue Track
Drumcell - "Speak Silence" (Brian Sanhaji remix) - (8:47) 128 BPM
Drummo by Jonas Kopp on CLR Germany Cue Track
Jonas Kopp - "Drummo" - (5:31) 129 BPM
OX 1 by Tommy Four Seven on CLR Germany Cue Track
Tommy Four Seven - "OX 1" - (7:12) 129 BPM
Freeze by Black Asteroid on CLR Germany Cue Track
Black Asteroid - "Freeze" - (5:39) 128 BPM
Things by Monoloc on CLR Germany Cue Track
Monoloc - "Things" (Rodhad remix) - (6:29) 130 BPM
Lovesick by Terence Fixmer feat Cormac on CLR Germany Cue Track
Terence Fixmer feat Cormac - "Lovesick" (Monoloc remix 0 0 1) - (6:51) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Speak Silence by Drumcell on CLR Germany Cue Track
Drumcell - "Speak Silence" (Francesco Tristano Pianowave remix) - (8:25) 123 BPM
Gyre by Brian Sanhaji on CLR Germany Cue Track
Brian Sanhaji - "Gyre" - (6:56) 128 BPM
Take Me Higher by Jonas Kopp on CLR Germany Cue Track
Jonas Kopp - "Take Me Higher" - (5:53) 130 BPM
Psychik Pt. 2 by Terence Fixmer on CLR Germany Cue Track
Terence Fixmer - "Psychik Pt. 2" - (6:08) 128 BPM
Exiles by Bas Mooy on CLR Germany Cue Track
Bas Mooy - "Exiles" - (6:18) 128 BPM
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133
Decay Versions Pt 2
DIAL 68
17 Nov 14
Decay Versions Pt 2 by Efdemin on Dial Germany Cue Track
Decay (ERP version) - (7:14) 129 BPM
Decay Versions Pt 2 by Efdemin on Dial Germany Cue Track
Track 93 (Don Williams remix) - (7:20) 131 BPM
Decay Versions Pt 2 by Efdemin on Dial Germany Cue Track
Parallaxis (Johannes Volk remix) - (7:34) 128 BPM
Decay Versions Pt 2 by Efdemin on Dial Germany Cue Track
Parallaxis (Traumprinzs Over 2 The End version) - (6:46) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: The diverse musical tastes of Phillip Solman are evident once again on this second round of remixes tied to his fine 2014 album Decay. There is something for all fans of contemporary techno here as ERP (aka Gerard Hanson), Don Williams, Johannes Volk and Traumprinz all contribute to proceedings. Typically the ERP revision of "Decay" recasts the album's title track as rough, bouncing electro whilst Mojuba boss Don Williams flushes "Track 93" with new levels of Motor City indebted urgency over a throbbing low end bass groove. Mr Volk turns in a fine melodic tweak of "Parallaxis" though it's fairly overshadowed by the epic orchestral rendition from Giegling artist Traumprinz.
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Another Earth
MINUSMIN 2
24 Apr 13
Another Earth by Tale Of Us on Minus Canada Cue Track
Another Earth - (5:45) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Another Earth by Tale Of Us on Minus Canada Cue Track
Discochord - (7:12) 126 BPM
Another Earth by Tale Of Us on Minus Canada Cue Track
Lost City - (5:31) 124 BPM
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Review: Richie Hawtin's label has long been associated with the minimal sound, but this release frees itself from that aesthetic. The title track is stripped back, but it serves up a new take on classic electro thanks to its shuffling 808s and woozy, reflective synths. Tale of Us return to a more conventional approach on "Discochord" but they still avoid hiccupping mnml sounds and the squelchy acid line is accompanied by atmospheric synths. Finally, "Lost City" is more grimy and nocturnal, but again the menacing 808s and reflective synths make it sound a million miles away from the label's trademark sound.
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Journey Of The Deep Sea Dweller II
CCC 023
26 Jun 12
Journey Of The Deep Sea Dweller II by Drexciya on Clone Classic Cuts Holland Cue Track
Intro (The Unknown Aquazone) - (1:35) 148 BPM
Journey Of The Deep Sea Dweller II by Drexciya on Clone Classic Cuts Holland Cue Track
Hi-Tide - (4:01) 126 BPM
Journey Of The Deep Sea Dweller II by Drexciya on Clone Classic Cuts Holland Cue Track
Danger Bay - (3:22) 116 BPM
Journey Of The Deep Sea Dweller II by Drexciya on Clone Classic Cuts Holland Cue Track
Anti Vapour Waves - (3:30) 138 BPM
Journey Of The Deep Sea Dweller II by Drexciya on Clone Classic Cuts Holland Cue Track
Dead Man's Reef - (2:07) 153 BPM
Journey Of The Deep Sea Dweller II by Drexciya on Clone Classic Cuts Holland Cue Track
Aqua Jujidsu - (2:58) 152 BPM
Journey Of The Deep Sea Dweller II by Drexciya on Clone Classic Cuts Holland Cue Track
Davey Jones Locker - (3:14)
Journey Of The Deep Sea Dweller II by Drexciya on Clone Classic Cuts Holland Cue Track
Bang-Bang - (5:29) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Journey Of The Deep Sea Dweller II by Drexciya on Clone Classic Cuts Holland Cue Track
Unknown Journey II - (2:29) 123 BPM
Journey Of The Deep Sea Dweller II by Drexciya on Clone Classic Cuts Holland Cue Track
Positron Island (extended album version) - (4:05) 143 BPM
Journey Of The Deep Sea Dweller II by Drexciya on Clone Classic Cuts Holland Cue Track
Journey Home - (4:51) 129 BPM
Journey Of The Deep Sea Dweller II by Drexciya on Clone Classic Cuts Holland Cue Track
Neon Falls - (3:25)
Journey Of The Deep Sea Dweller II by Drexciya on Clone Classic Cuts Holland Cue Track
Unknown Journey III - (3:35)
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Played by: Shadow Dancer, LARSSEN
Review: Following the first installment of Journey Of The Deep Sea Dweller, Clone delves back into Drexciya's archives for the follow-up. Like the first release, the Dutch label has been granted access to tracks from the Detroit duo's earlier releases, including Bubble Metropolis and The Unknown Aquazone, which fetch hundreds of pounds online. Journey Of The Deep Sea Dweller 2 is also fascinating for the way that Clone have curated and programmed it. "High Tide", from the ultra-rare, shamelessly expensive Uncharted EP issued on Somewhere in Detroit in 1997 kick-starts the release in abrasive mode as yelping analogue riffs and rolling snares rush in over a malevolent, insistent bass. And despite all the music media's talk and pontificating about Drexciya testing the boundaries of electronic music, invading our subconscious and bringing us to new worlds, it should not be forgotten that they were also entertainers par excellence. Even at their most obtuse, on the dystopian synths of "Unknown Journey", the duo were sneaking in EBM basslines and memorable hooks. It's a similar story on the squelchy P-funk of "Danger Bay" (also from Bubble Metropolis), which features a brilliant but daft 'ha ha ha ha' male vocal sample and "Dead Man's Reef" (from 1997's The Quest), with its mock-horror riffs unfolding over phased hats and murderous bass. The other misconception about Donald and Stinson was that they were merely an electro act. The warped, low-slung minimal techno of "Bang Bang" replete with mock robo vocals dispels this myth - and could be the sleazy counterpoint to DBX's pure minimalism - as does "Davy Jones Locker" (from 1996's True People: The Detroit Techno Album). With its warped bass and mysterious piano lines, the lithe rhythms seem to cruise in a space between Detroit electro and UK jungle. The tendency to inhabit these grey areas is also audible on "Journey Home", taken from the eponymous 1995 EP for Warp. On that occasion however, Drexciya push towards a 4/4 arrangement with their warm low ends and woozy synths making for one of the most nakedly emotive and personal takes on Detroit techno. In case the listener is in any doubt about Stinson and Donald's mastery of many sounds, the beautiful "Neon Falls", with its dreamy synth hooks and innate fragility brings this second installment of Journey Of The Deep Sea Dweller to a close. Forget the hype, myths and half-truths surrounding Drexciya; just drop the needle on the record and dive straight in.
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No Spring Chicken EP
HYPELTD 020D
09 Mar 15
No Spring Chicken EP by A Sagittariun on Hypercolour Cue Track
3-­4-­3 - (8:25) 135 BPM
No Spring Chicken EP by A Sagittariun on Hypercolour Cue Track
3-­4-­3 (Rolando remix) - (6:33) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
No Spring Chicken EP by A Sagittariun on Hypercolour Cue Track
Delta House - (6:33) 107 BPM
No Spring Chicken EP by A Sagittariun on Hypercolour Cue Track
3-­4-­3 (Alex Jones remix) - (6:51) 118 BPM
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Review: As the title of his latest release suggests, mystery man (or woman) A Sagittariun has been around for a while. It's no surprise then that this release, like the rest of his catalogue, draws on older sources for inspiration. "3--4-3" is constructed from clipped drums, a shuffling rhythm and features the kind of wide-eyed, jazz-tinged keys that you'd associate with classic Prescription releases. Rolando's version of the track features this melodic element, albeit underpinned by a tough, linear rhythm and splintered percussion, while label boss Alex Jones' version is all about a splurging, noisy bass and a low-slung rhythm. The best track on the release however is "Delta House", a slower groove full of demented jazz squalls and a woman moaning ecstatically.
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In Pure Form
MOD 016
08 Aug 14
In Pure Form by Developer on Modularz US Cue Track
In Pure Form 01 - (5:58) 129 BPM
In Pure Form by Developer on Modularz US Cue Track
In Pure Form 02 - (5:52) 128 BPM
In Pure Form by Developer on Modularz US Cue Track
In Pure Form 03 - (5:53) 126 BPM
In Pure Form by Developer on Modularz US Cue Track
In Pure Form 04 - (5:45) 85 BPM
In Pure Form by Developer on Modularz US Cue Track
In Pure Form 05 - (6:07) 127 BPM
In Pure Form by Developer on Modularz US Cue Track
In Pure Form 06 - (6:00) 128 BPM
In Pure Form by Developer on Modularz US Cue Track
In Pure Form 07 - (6:26) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
In Pure Form by Developer on Modularz US Cue Track
In Pure Form 08 - (5:46) 128 BPM
In Pure Form by Developer on Modularz US Cue Track
In Pure Form 09 - (5:40) 129 BPM
In Pure Form by Developer on Modularz US Cue Track
In Pure Form 10 - (4:28) 126 BPM
In Pure Form by Developer on Modularz US Cue Track
In Pure Form 11 - (6:16) 85 BPM
In Pure Form by Developer on Modularz US Cue Track
In Pure Form 12 - (6:15) 128 BPM
In Pure Form by Developer on Modularz US Cue Track
In Pure Form 13 - (6:02) 128 BPM
In Pure Form by Developer on Modularz US Cue Track
In Pure Form 14 - (5:21) 128 BPM
In Pure Form by Developer on Modularz US Cue Track
In Pure Form 15 - (5:32) 128 BPM
In Pure Form by Developer on Modularz US Cue Track
In Pure Form 16 - (5:17) 128 BPM
In Pure Form by Developer on Modularz US Cue Track
In Pure Form 17 - (6:03) 128 BPM
In Pure Form by Developer on Modularz US Cue Track
In Pure Form 18 - (4:08) 129 BPM
In Pure Form by Developer on Modularz US Cue Track
In Pure Form 19 - (6:59) 126 BPM
In Pure Form by Developer on Modularz US Cue Track
In Pure Form 20 - (6:24) 128 BPM
In Pure Form by Developer on Modularz US Cue Track
In Pure Form 21 - (6:25) 129 BPM
In Pure Form by Developer on Modularz US Cue Track
In Pure Form 22 - (6:34) 128 BPM
In Pure Form by Developer on Modularz US Cue Track
In Pure Form 23 - (5:51) 126 BPM
In Pure Form by Developer on Modularz US Cue Track
In Pure Form 24 - (6:02) 129 BPM
In Pure Form by Developer on Modularz US Cue Track
In Pure Form 25 - (7:07) 128 BPM
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Review: If anyone can knock out a techno LP of 25 quality big room club tools it's Developer. The Modularz boss is one of the few producers to reliably release a constant stream of booming 909 sounds without losing a sense of artistic character through oversaturation. For the DJ, In Pure Form is like a box of bullets: each track is deadly as the next. All productions vary between reverb-soaked drum patterns and distorted bell sequences to grittier productions flexing between music you'd expect from Sandwell District, LB Dub Corp and Oscar Mulero's Pole Group. Arm yourself with some Developer techno.
138
V Five Years Of Artefacts Chapter Five
SA 5YEARS 05
23 Mar 15
Rema Rema Canoero by Lucy on Stroboscopic Artefacts Germany Cue Track
Lucy - "Rema Rema Canoero" - (11:33) 130 BPM
OZ Taped by Donato Dozzy on Stroboscopic Artefacts Germany Cue Track
Donato Dozzy - "OZ Taped" - (5:16) 127 BPM
Inverse Array 1 by Sendai on Stroboscopic Artefacts Germany Cue Track
Sendai - "Inverse Array 1" - (5:53) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: The Berlin-based label has released a huge volume of music over the past half-decade, but the fifth instalment of its 5 Years series throws up more surprises. While Sendai's dark drones and stepping rhythm on "Inverse Array" is par for the course, Donato Dozzy squeezes new possibilities from his sound on "OZ Taped". Here, the rhythm is slinky and the pulses lap against his trancey synths like dark waves against a harbour wall. Label owner Lucy provides the biggest surprise on "Rema Rema Canoero ". Clocking in at almost twelve minutes, its droning textures are supported by a shuffling, percussive rhythm that calls to mind Surgeon's "As You Breathe Here Now" on Semantica from a few years ago.
139
Rage EP
MOSDEEP 006
23 Jun 11
Rage EP by Rag on MOS Holland Cue Track
Rage (extended Epic version) - (6:59) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Rage EP by Rag on MOS Holland Cue Track
Without U (G String dub) - (4:35) 120 BPM
Rage EP by Rag on MOS Holland Cue Track
Harold's Invention - (5:50) 120 BPM
Rage EP by Rag on MOS Holland Cue Track
Rage (Spaventi & Aroy Raw mix) - (4:59) 125 BPM
Rage EP by Rag on MOS Holland Cue Track
Without U (reprise) - (1:40) 120 BPM
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140
SC1
BPLTD 005
06 Oct 14
SC1 by Rumah & Progression on Blueprint Cue Track
SC1 - (5:35) 128 BPM
SC1 by Rumah & Progression on Blueprint Cue Track
SC2 - (5:29) 130 BPM
SC1 by Rumah & Progression on Blueprint Cue Track
SC3 - (6:06) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
SC1 by Rumah & Progression on Blueprint Cue Track
S1 (Creech) - (4:34) 128 BPM
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Review: Last year Rumah debuted on the Church label with the Stutter/Murmer EP, a record which seems to have grabbed the attention of Blueprint boss James Ruskin. This SC1 EP, a collaboration between Rumah and Progression, provides the label's BPLTD series with its first release that's not by Ruskin, and it's a minimal and dark affair. Respectively "SC1" and "SC2" are linear and progressive, dubby and downbeat - similar to a Truncate production - while "SC3" harks back to the days of early MDR releases. The final track, "SC1 (Creech)", then offers a broken beat alternative to the straight up techno before it.
141
Constant Pleasure
NSTDG 050
25 Oct 13
Constant Pleasure by Forest People on Nachtstrom Schallplatten Germany Cue Track
Constant Pleasure - (7:20) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Constant Pleasure by Forest People on Nachtstrom Schallplatten Germany Cue Track
Divine Presence - (7:15) 126 BPM
Constant Pleasure by Forest People on Nachtstrom Schallplatten Germany Cue Track
Constant Pleasure (Steve Stoll Remix) (Steve Stoll remix) - (5:42) 126 BPM
Constant Pleasure by Forest People on Nachtstrom Schallplatten Germany Cue Track
Constant Pleasure (Scalameriya Remix) (Scalameriya remix) - (5:14) 126 BPM
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142
There Is No Tomorrow EP
ACR 034
11 Feb 15
There Is No Tomorrow EP by Lukas on Audiocode Cue Track
There Is No Tomorrow (original mix) - (7:30) 156 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
There Is No Tomorrow EP by Lukas on Audiocode Cue Track
Broken Bones (original mix) - (7:28) 154 BPM
There Is No Tomorrow EP by Lukas on Audiocode Cue Track
Hat Trick (original mix) - (6:12) 152 BPM
There Is No Tomorrow EP by Lukas on Audiocode Cue Track
Broken Bones (Fernanda Martins remix) - (6:58) 156 BPM
There Is No Tomorrow EP by Lukas on Audiocode Cue Track
Hat Trick (Dominik Stuppy remix) - (5:53) 155 BPM
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143
Toolroom Selector Series 28 D Unity
TOOL 389 01Z
09 Mar 15
Feeling by D Unity on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
D Unity - "Feeling" (original club mix) - (7:00) 124 BPM
Lost In Groove by Adrian Hour on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Adrian Hour - "Lost In Groove" (original club mix) - (6:32) 124 BPM
The Afterhour by Oscar L on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Oscar L - "The Afterhour" (original mix) - (7:13) 124 BPM
The Guitar Man by Weiss (UK) on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Weiss (UK) - "The Guitar Man" (original mix) - (5:35) 122 BPM
The Truth by Harry Romero/Doorly on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Harry Romero/Doorly - "The Truth" (original mix) - (6:27) 124 BPM
Messing by Mihalis Safras/Mark Broom on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Mihalis Safras/Mark Broom - "Messing" (Dosem remix) - (7:12) 125 BPM
Swerve by Ant Brooks/D Unity on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Ant Brooks/D Unity - "Swerve" (original club mix) - (7:17) 123 BPM
Back Again by Bob Sinclar on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Bob Sinclar - "Back Again" (original mix) - (5:30) 123 BPM
Moderfoker by DJ Fronter/Diry on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
DJ Fronter/Diry - "Moderfoker" (original club mix) - (6:45) 125 BPM
Paramount Hotel by Rafa Barrios on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Rafa Barrios - "Paramount Hotel" (original club mix) - (8:19) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Toolroom Selector Series 28 D Unity by Various on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Time (original club mix) - (6:09) 125 BPM
Black Form by Pirupa on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Pirupa - "Black Form" (original club mix) - (6:46) 123 BPM
Feel The Panic by Oscar L/DJ Dan on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Oscar L/DJ Dan - "Feel The Panic" (original club mix) - (7:48) 123 BPM
My Sister by Weiss (UK) on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Weiss (UK) - "My Sister" (original mix) - (6:10) 120 BPM
Ethno by Adrian Hour on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Adrian Hour - "Ethno" (original club mix) - (6:49) 125 BPM
Toolroom Selector Series 28 D Unity by Various on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Witch Doctor (original club mix) - (6:29) 123 BPM
Toolroom Selector Series 28 D Unity by Various on Toolroom Longplayer Cue Track
Toolroom Selector Series 28 D-Unity (continuous dj mix) - (1:11:26) 123 BPM
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144
Under The City
AFFIN 023 LTD
09 Mar 15
Under The City by Joachim Spieth on Affin Cue Track
Under The City - (6:24) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Under The City by Joachim Spieth on Affin Cue Track
Under The City (Rolando remix) - (6:51) 128 BPM
Under The City by Joachim Spieth on Affin Cue Track
Under The City (Reggy Van Oers remix) - (7:11) 127 BPM
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145
Fernweh
KA 167
12 Dec 14
Fernweh by Heiko Laux on Kanzleramt Germany Cue Track
Brace - (8:26) 127 BPM
Fernweh by Heiko Laux on Kanzleramt Germany Cue Track
Hexagon - (5:55) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Fernweh by Heiko Laux on Kanzleramt Germany Cue Track
Fernweh - (7:24) 130 BPM
Fernweh by Heiko Laux on Kanzleramt Germany Cue Track
Neutron - (5:03) 126 BPM
Fernweh by Heiko Laux on Kanzleramt Germany Cue Track
There There - (8:46) 126 BPM
Fernweh by Heiko Laux on Kanzleramt Germany Cue Track
Shimmer - (2:10) 123 BPM
Fernweh by Heiko Laux on Kanzleramt Germany Cue Track
Rowing - (8:59) 161 BPM
Fernweh by Heiko Laux on Kanzleramt Germany Cue Track
Align - (8:17) 124 BPM
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146
Feel It Out EP
MANUCCI 007
17 Aug 14
Feel It Out EP by Mella Dee on Manucci's Mistress Cue Track
Feel It Out - (5:38) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Feel It Out EP by Mella Dee on Manucci's Mistress Cue Track
Raptor - (6:43) 125 BPM
Feel It Out EP by Mella Dee on Manucci's Mistress Cue Track
Raptor (Will Berridge remix) - (7:16) 62 BPM
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Review: In addition to his work as one half of Mista Men, London via Doncaster producer Ryan Aitchison has been making solo moves under his Mella Dee guise these past few years with appearances in all the right places (think Wolf Music, Shabby Doll and Sccucci Manucci). In fact Mella Dee's featured on two of the latter label's releases so it's little surprise to find the producer popping up on the affiliated Manucci's Mistress operation. The Feel It Out EP sits snugly between house, techno and bass music with the lead cut featuring a rather vicious sub bass line and some superb vocal edits, whilst "Raptor" opts for a moodier UKG meets snapping techno flex. Do check the smudged out bass refix from Will Berridge too.
147
Metaphysix: III Correspondence
LVX 011D
29 Sep 14
Whatas Up Evan by French Fries & Bambounou on Ultramajic Cue Track
French Fries & Bambounou - "Whatas Up Evan" - (6:06) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
EEEWalk by Crystal Bandito on Ultramajic Cue Track
Crystal Bandito - "EEEWalk" - (6:19) 123 BPM
Crushed by Bobmo on Ultramajic Cue Track
Bobmo - "Crushed" - (4:00) 120 BPM
Move by Aden on Ultramajic Cue Track
Aden - "Move" - (6:12) 125 BPM
The Yes Dance by Creepy Autograph on Ultramajic Cue Track
Creepy Autograph - "The Yes Dance" - (6:27) 124 BPM
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Review: The third various artists release on Ultramajic delves once more into the sleek machine rhythms championed by Jimmy Edgar and Machinedrum, with a host of regular contributors to the label alongside some newer faces. French Fries and Bambounou sound like they're having a good old stripped down time of it on the primal jacker "What's Up Evan" with its sparse drum machine beat, punchy bassline and little else. Crystal Bandito has a more alien approach to back-to-basics box jams, and "EEEWalk" also struts with a whisper of old-skool rave heritage. Bobmo throws down a king size piano chord stab to inject some danger into his track, while Aden ups the ante with a more dynamic kind of dirty techno workout and Creepy Autograph signs off with a slender electro cut.
148
Workers EP
UZURI 020
16 Mar 15
Workers EP by Jitterbug on Uzuri Recordings Cue Track
Sweet Tooth - (4:16) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Workers EP by Jitterbug on Uzuri Recordings Cue Track
Jus Drums - (4:14) 130 BPM
Workers EP by Jitterbug on Uzuri Recordings Cue Track
Surge - (4:54) 132 BPM
Workers EP by Jitterbug on Uzuri Recordings Cue Track
Ache 4U - (5:59) 121 BPM
Workers EP by Jitterbug on Uzuri Recordings Cue Track
Koko - (4:54) 128 BPM
Workers EP by Jitterbug on Uzuri Recordings Cue Track
Trak6 - (3:23) 128 BPM
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Played by: Alkalino
Review: Making a welcome return to the fray with another rare outing for Uzuri, Jitterbug is in top-drawer house mode across the board on this six track groove fest. "Sweet Tooth" works a funky bass lick and little touches of guitar around a rough beat to devastating effect, while "Jus Drums" offers up a rasping rhythm set for all creatively minded spinners to get in a lather about. "Surge" has a more urgent funky techno spirit about it, tapping into the swung style of Stephen Brown with ample interwoven melodic threads. "Ache 4U" takes a slower, smoother approach with a beautiful reflective house excursion, before "Koko" ramps up the energy with a lively disco infusion, leaving it to "Trak 6" to level proceedings with a nasty drum heavy bumper.

149
Nature's Terrified
STHLMLTD 034
16 Feb 15
Pressure Relief by The Persuader on Stockholm Ltd Cue Track
The Persuader - "Pressure Relief" - (3:46) 120 BPM
Emotional Times by Dimi Angelis & Jeroen Search on Stockholm Ltd Cue Track
Dimi Angelis & Jeroen Search - "Emotional Times" - (7:25) 159 BPM
The Void She Left by Stefan Vincent on Stockholm Ltd Cue Track
Stefan Vincent - "The Void She Left" - (7:29) 134 BPM
I Would Give Anything To Feel Nothing by Stefan Vincent on Stockholm Ltd Cue Track
Stefan Vincent - "I Would Give Anything To Feel Nothing" - (6:16) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Stay In Wild by Par Grindvik on Stockholm Ltd Cue Track
Par Grindvik - "Stay In Wild" - (5:30) 133 BPM
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Review: The latest release on Par Grindvik's release is an unusual one, uniting old and new artists. Last year, Jesper Dahlback revived his The Persuader guise, which during the late '90s released a series of exquisite - and now highly sought after - deep house records. For this release he surprises with the serene ambience of "Pressure Relief". Dimi Angeles & Jeroen Search's "Emotional Times" proffers the same kind of dreamy sound, as does newcomer Stefan Vincent on the cinematic synth sweeps and dramatic strings of "The Void She Left". However, there is another side to Vincent's canon and he highlights it on the churning filters of "I Would Give Anything To Feel Nothing". Grindvik also focuses on visceral techno with the noisy, pumping analogue stomp of "Stay In Wild".