Tkuz is Mexican producer Juan Harrison, who has previously brought us his dark and nefarious EBM creations on labels like Clouded Vision, La Dame Noir, Shara Music and more recently Japan's Blindetonation. On his new Electrico EP, things get off to an impressive start with the gritty industrial attitude of "Into Santana" (which is reminiscent of Jealous God head honcho Silent Servant's work), while "El Burgues" throws done one seriously infectious groove with its bouncy arpeggio and dark vocals on this fine electro-noir thriller. Finally "I Was Famous" channels the spirit of mid-nineties goth clubs on this classic electro-industrial slow burner reminiscent of old Zoth Ommog or Cleopatra Records style anthems.
Blindetonation is a Tokyo based record label run by the formerly London based Kezokichi. The label goes for some stylish electro-indie-house flavour that fans of Correspondant or Comeme will surely be fond of. Canadians My Favorite Robot throwdown a typically sleek and slinky remix of Tkuz's "Calor De La Noche" which features some sleazy rhyming over the top (which we loved) before the bouncy late night groove of Duncan Gray's "Kickintrusion" gets a wicked makeover by Monoblok & PSLKTR: razor sharp bassline on this one, seriously! Finally man of the moment; the Frenchman Markus Gibb returns with "Vipre Lubrique" (Hardway Bros DJ Dag Is Playing At My House remix) where A Love From Outer Space affiliate Sean Johnston takes you on a smooth disco-noir journey.