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ASGDE 048
14 Jun 24
Balearic/Downtempo
Time Sensitive: Unreleased Sounds From The Otherworld Archives
Various
Stasis - "Crystal Plateaux" - (6:22) 129 BPM
Stasis - "Express" (Phenomyna remix) - (5:43) 128 BPM
Stasis - "Do You Remember" - (7:49) 127 BPM
Paul W. Teebrooke - "A Face At The Door" - (4:36) 113 BPM
Stasis - "Revealed To None" - (7:33) 129 BPM
Stasis - "Out Of The Unknown" (Alt version) - (6:15) 126 BPM
Stasis - "So-Lar" (Alt version) - (7:21) 129 BPM
ASGDE 047
31 May 24
Techno
Blanchimont
Stavelot - (5:19) 129 BPM
Masta - (6:46) 135 BPM
Blanchimont - (5:56) 132 BPM Hot
Played by: Domenic Cappello
Review: Nuron returns to De:tuned with his Blanchimont EP, marking another milestone in the artist's ascension on legendary Belgian label, De:tuned. A bonafide luminary of 90s electronic music and UK techno, Nuron's electro skills rain down once again with his signature drum programming and lush, emotive synth arrangements. The result is a B12-esque journey through futuristic soundscapes and mystic atmospheres to hype the senses. Given a master treatment by the always reliable Matt Colton at Metropolis, Blanchimont adds yet more essential material to the world of UK inspired techno and electro.
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ASGDE 046
03 May 24
Electro
Fractures
Hydrosphere - (7:45) 135 BPM
Icefields - (5:26) 135 BPM
Drumlin - (5:58) 133 BPM Hot
Spherules - (6:16) 120 BPM
Fragmented - (6:41) 135 BPM
Curie Point - (6:05) 130 BPM
Rift Valley - (6:16) 135 BPM
Metamorphic - (6:56) 120 BPM
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ASG_DE 045
05 Apr 24
Electro
Quondam Sequences
Citadel - (6:13) 115 BPM
Into The Labyrinth - (5:28) 129 BPM
Hard Emotion - (9:53) 124 BPM Hot
Review: Along with the sadly departed Lee Purkis and early Black Dog, Steve Pickton's Stasis project was one of the first to channel the soul of Detroit techno and turn it into something unique to the UK. This three-track EP of previously unreleased material from the 90s, provides a reminder as to why Stasis is so revered. "Citadel" is a mid-tempo groove that resounds to sharp percussion and wonderfully dreamy synths. On "Into The Labyrinth", rickety drums are the focal point, with Pickton conjuring up hypnotic, layered melodies. Rounding off the release is "Hard Emotion". Like a slowed down take on the Stasis classic, "Point Of No Return", it oozes electronic soul.
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ASG_DE 043
20 Oct 23
Electro
Sweet Acid Sound
Sweet Acid Sound - (6:08) 124 BPM Hot
808 Nation - (3:27) 83 BPM
Roached - (6:41) 123 BPM
Si-rak - (4:55) 126 BPM
Played by: DJ Mau Mau
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ASGDE 303
02 Jun 23
Techno
AsOne2
Neptunium - (7:03) 125 BPM
Axion - (4:55) 83 BPM Hot
Source Cubit - (5:42) 127 BPM
Find My Way - (4:41) 83 BPM
Vermillion - (5:38) 84 BPM
Quantum State - (6:04) 86 BPM
AMO - (5:26) 125 BPM
Goodbye Mr Schulze - (5:11) 152 BPM
Review: Kirk Degiorgio returns with his signature sound, inspired by the early UK techno scene he helped pioneer. His new album lands on De:tuned, a label dedicated to preserving that very sound and the ongoing creativity of its originators. AsOne, one of Degiorgio's many aliases, has endured, and longtime fans will be delighted with the approach taken on this new long player. However, satisfaction also requires a sense of progression, as this has always been music focused on the future. Degiorgio manages to keep his sound moving forward, incorporating richer production and luxurious melodic sensibilities to deliver a mature and immersive brand of techno. It is suited for both armchair escapism and dancefloor immersion. With its blend of nostalgia and innovation, Degiorgio's latest release is sure to satisfy techno enthusiasts and newcomers alike.
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ASG_DE 041
05 May 23
Techno
Subsurface
Hadal Zone - (4:10) 130 BPM
Hadal Zone (James Ruskin remix) - (4:32) 136 BPM Hot
Decompression (Makaton remix) - (6:24) 130 BPM
Decompression - (4:07) 130 BPM
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ASGDE 040
07 Apr 23
Techno
Machine Funk
Machine Funk - (4:21) 115 BPM
Stairs Wine - (4:26) 118 BPM Hot
Moderneers Modernize - (4:24) 131 BPM
Hitler Skelter - (7:47) 83 BPM
Nonce Tarter - (4:26) 105 BPM
Juxtafication - (5:58) 125 BPM
Justiposition - (5:28) 104 BPM
Budstep - (3:51) 141 BPM
Major Miner - (5:03) 119 BPM
Taming Of The View - (5:51) 156 BPM
Lucon Acid - (4:42) 52 BPM
Review: Luke Vibert has worked with the acid sound for decades, with traces of the 303 audible on his earliest work, including his first Wagon Christ long players. Machine Funk sees him present a vivid, at times chaotic interpretation of the acid sound. "Juxtafication" is a 303-infused, easy listening piece, while Vibert's propensity to make home-listening beats is audible on "Nonce Tarter". He veers into his signature left of centre electronic sound on "Budstep", while a dance floor friendly iteration is audible on the low-slung groove of "Major Miner". Vibert retains this clubby focus on "Taming of the View", an acid-soaked electro roller.
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ASGDE 039
03 Mar 23
Techno
The Unveiling
The Unveiling - (5:39) 126 BPM Hot
The Ladder (Ian O'Brien remix) - (10:21) 128 BPM
Absorption Spectra (The 7th Plain remix) - (6:37) 98 BPM
Descent Module - (7:41) 79 BPM
Review: De:tuned is the perfect home for Kirk Degiorgio's As One project, where his steeped history in deep, emotive techno and affinity for jazz melds into some of the most stunning machine soul out there. If you're familiar with the sound you'll be instantly sold on these tracks - they don't just ape a bygone sound like so many are doing with that early 90s UK techno vibe. These pieces take that approach and elevate it - the production soars and the expression comes through in startling high-definition, and that goes for the stellar remixes from Ian O'Brien and Luke Slater in The 7th Plain mode as well.
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ASGDE 038
03 Feb 23
Minimal/Tech House
From A Failing Light
Of All The Worlds - (7:00) 132 BPM
The Embrace (Nuron remix) - (5:52) 135 BPM
The Embrace - (8:27) 130 BPM Hot
Review: De:tuned now welcome UK techno pioneer Steve Pickton aka Stasis, who has delved deep into his archives to present two previously unreleased recordings from the early '90s on From A Falling Light. Both "Of All The Worlds" and "The Embrace" are Detroit influenced jounreys into future funk both that are produced in Pickton's idiosyncratic style, while Nuron's evocative remix is an exploration in straight up hi-tech soul.
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ASGDE 036
26 Aug 22
Electro
ST8818r Humanoid
Stakker Humanoid - (4:55) 126 BPM
ST8818r (Luke Vibert remix) - (4:33) 134 BPM Hot
ST8818r (A664 mix By Autechre) - (4:45) 134 BPM
ST8818r (Mike Dred remix) - (7:22) 134 BPM
Review: While there is an excessive number of reissue labels, it's also true that few if any do it as well as De:tuned. For its latest missive, the Belgian imprint ventures back to the dawn of acid house to release a remastered version of the 1988 classic, "Stakker Humanoid". The work of Brian Dougans, it's a mesmerising trip through acid gurgles and rave whistles, the scent of dry ice mixed with condensed sweat palpable. What may prove as compelling for collectors are the remixes of "ST8818r". Luke Vibert's remix stays relatively close to the original, albeit with some grimy acid added, but the Autechre version is a murky knot of tonal blips and bass stabs and Mike Dred's take leads the listener back to the point where the release started - acid oblivion.
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ASGDE 035
03 Dec 21
Techno
7 Songs
Truc - (5:10) 122 BPM
Last Seen - (4:40) 122 BPM
Pyramid 17 - (4:25) 129 BPM
Swerver - (2:49) 122 BPM
Osculated - (3:51) 135 BPM
Hed-Set - (8:23) 123 BPM Hot
Seen Last - (12:08) 122 BPM
Review: When it comes to unearthing timeless nuggets from techno's past, De:tuned has few peers, and this proves to be the case on 7 Songs. The work of Brian Dougans aka Humanoid, this collection draws on the same acid house spirit that fueled his classic late 80s work such as Stakker Humanoid. Powered by gurgling acid and robust break beats, it's an exciting journey. At times hypnotic and exhilarating - thanks to the warbling 303s of "Truc" - and other times eerie and haunting (the ghostly synth wails of "Pyramid 17" and the hardcore-referencing "Swerver"), this collection is never short of captivating.
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ASGDE 034
30 Jul 21
Techno
Close Your Eyes & Breathe
O.L.F. ResPekt - (4:49) 100 BPM Hot
Rewind 273 - (4:17) 85 BPM
Incredible - (5:54) 60 BPM
Review: Firescope legend and one half of electro champions B12, Steven Rutter, arrives in solo form on De:tuned. Dropping the Close Your Eyes & Breathe single, opener "O.L.F. ResPekt" sees Rutter in a wavering, spooky and melodic electro vibe, with "Rewind 273" keeping it lo-fi, downtempo and orbiting the bleep sphere of old school techno. Even lighter on the drums still is "Incredible", a strafing cosmic slice of synths, spaced out percussion and future music atmospheres that crystallizes this gem of a record to be discovered by the true B12 digger.
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ASGDE 033
18 Jun 21
Experimental/Electronic
La Source 02
Burnenville - (5:06) 128 BPM
Holowell - (5:32) 130 BPM
La Source (As One remix) - (5:44) 129 BPM Hot
Review: Following on from last year's first La Source release, 90s techno act Nuron's journey back to prominence continues. "Burnenville" starts the EP in ultra-deep mode, with gentle melodies and a lazily pulsating bass unfolding over unhurried drum patterns. "Holowell" is more in keeping with Nuron's 90s material for the Likemind label, and sees him deliver deeply atmospheric synths over an offbeat, steely rhythm. 90s techno fans will also love As One's version of "La Source", with hints of acid bubbling under the balmy sound scapes. Beautifully curated and executed by De:tuned, with impactful artwork from Ian Anderson of The Designers Republic from this as soulful - and sophisticated - as techno gets.
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ASGDE 032
26 Mar 21
Techno
La Source
Nuron - "La Source" - (6:21) 129 BPM Hot
As One - "The Specialist" (Nuron remix) - (6:13) 131 BPM
As One - "Emanation" (Nuron remix) - (5:21) 128 BPM
Review: Deep summer electro warmth and cool breezy vibes all the way from '92 flown in by Nuron for the De:tuned label, a collective outta Belgium reanimating the halcyon sounds of electro's nascent beginnings. Last heard in the early-to-mid '90s with a smattering of clandestine tracks and releases, De:tuned reintroduces the sound of Nuron with the all-inspired La Source EP. Full bodied drum machines, kosmische and alt-pop melodies underpin the new romance of deeper '80s synths and voyaging electro atmospheres in three tracks that sound like Cybotron remixing Fatima Yamaha's "What's A Girl To Do". Direct!
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ASGDE 031
08 May 20
Electro
DE:10.10
Humanoid - "ST8818r" (Plaid remix) - (4:02) 134 BPM
Erik Van Den Broek - "Primerose" (mix 2) - (7:12) 120 BPM Hot
Steven Rutter - "Formulate" - (5:04) 120 BPM
Lone - "Dream Ache" - (4:28) 135 BPM
Review: Rounding off its series of tenth-anniversary celebrations, the De:tuned label serves up a mixture of the classic and the modern. This split release starts in firing mode, with Plaid departing from their usual script to deliver a wild 303 reshape of Humanoid's "St18818R", which had appeared on a previous tenth anniversary release. Erik Van Den Broek aka Shiver follows with the reflective deep techno of "Primerose" - a new version of a track also previously issued on De:tuned. Remaining in this mood is Steven Rutter's "Formulate", where the former B12er wraps airy melodies around a steely rhythm, before Lone brings down the curtain with the mellow break beats of "Dream Ache".
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ASGDE 030
28 Feb 20
Electro
Communion
Absorption Spectra - (5:56) 154 BPM
Downburst - (5:47) 127 BPM
Irimias - (6:46) 123 BPM
The Ladder - (7:25) 128 BPM Hot
Outer Edge - (3:13) 120 BPM
Aimpoint - (5:12) 125 BPM
The Specialist - (6:02) 155 BPM
We Are But Shadow - (7:16) 129 BPM
Emanation - (5:03) 155 BPM
Played by: Mark Broom
Review: Usually, De:tuned puts out reissues, so Communion marks something of a departure for the label. It's Kirk Degiorgio's first studio album in 15 years under the As One project, and as befits its heritage, it's a gloriously widescreen affair. There's the dreamy ambience of "Absorption Spectra" and both "Downburst" and "Irimias" fuse similar sound scapes with brittle electro back beats. "The Ladder" sees Degiorgio push farther in the Detroit techno direction, guided on the way by out space blips, while the serene "Aimpoint" is redolent of the deeper than deep ambient-techno sound he explored on the classic As One album, Reflections. It's a timeless work.
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ASGDE 029
22 Nov 19
Electro
DE:10.09
Henkhisesui - (5:28) 127 BPM Hot
Palaeeudyptinae - (5:57) 101 BPM
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ASG_DE 028
01 Nov 19
Techno
DE:10.08
Humanoid - "ST8818r" - (4:02) 134 BPM Hot
Luke Vibert - "The Banter Notes" - (5:26) 117 BPM
Air Liquide - "Strunkelpotz" - (5:03) 120 BPM
Played by: Posthuman
Review: The mood on the eighth volume of Eps dedicated to celebrating De:tuned's 10th birthday is darker than previous editions. It begins with a new, full-on version of Humanoid's "Stakker" - renamed here as "ST8818r" - replete with coruscating acid lines and stomping break beats. Mike Dred aka Kosmik Kommando's timeless rave track "Biosurvival" also gets an airing, before Luke Vibert slows the pace down with the grinding "The Banter Notes". DE:10.08 also gets extra kudos for including a track from the brilliant - and underrated act - Air Liquide. In keeping with the overall acid-fried theme, they contribute the mind-bending "Strunkelpotz".
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ASG_DE 027
04 Oct 19
Electro
DE:10.07
Spacetime Continuum - "Only One Sky" - (6:02) 125 BPM Hot
Scanner - "Mothlit" - (6:42) 117 BPM
Ross 154 - "Eath To Our Freinds" - (8:03) 134 BPM
Leo Anibaldi - "Crion" - (5:08) 139 BPM
Review: While a cynic might argue that De:tuned's tenth anniversary celebrations have been more prolonged than Liberace's last party, it has nonetheless resulted in some truly unforgettable electronic music being issued. Here, the selection moves from Spacetime Continuum's atmospheric ambient techno on "Only One Sky" and the dreamy textures of Ross 154's "Eath To Our Freinds" [sic] before a slightly darker and more ominous approach prevails on the slow, nightmarish beats of Scanner's "Mothlit". Closing out this seventh instalment of De:tuned's tenth anniversary celebrations is a more mellow piece - the loose drums and dreamy melodies of Leo Anibaldi's "Crion".
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ASG_DE 026
06 Sep 19
Electro
DE:10.06
The Future Sound Of London - "Skinny Xam" - (3:42) 60 BPM
Monolake - "ForC160q" - (6:36) 80 BPM Hot
David Morley - "Traytor" - (6:26) 110 BPM
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ASGDE 025
05 Jul 19
Experimental/Electronic
DE:10.05
Terrace - "Estrings" - (7:02) 125 BPM
Nu Era - "A Future Within" - (4:49) 128 BPM Hot
Carl Finlow - "Photon Array" - (6:49) 124 BPM
London Modular Alliance - "D6" - (5:35) 129 BPM
Review: Initially a party organisation from Belgium, De:tuned has become a record label for reanimating the sounds from electronic music's early days. Run by Ruben Boons and Bert Hermans, it continues with the cherry-picked selections for its 10th anniversary with volume 5 in the celebratory series. Terrace (aka Stefan Robbers) and Nu Era (aka Marc Mac, best known as a founding member of 4 Hero) channel the timeless spirit of Detroit styled hi-tech soul and Jupiter jazz with their stellar contributions. While electro is the order of the day elsewhere, courtesy of legend Carl Finlow on the dystopian electro bass of "Photo Array" and new school heroes London Modular Alliance going further into dystopian and sci-fi aesthetics on the powerful "D6".
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ASGDE 024
07 Jun 19
Minimal/Tech House
DE/10.04
Peshay - "Live At 8.28" - (6:24) 175 BPM
PFM - "Runaway" - (9:00) 158 BPM Hot
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ASGDE 023
03 May 19
Drum & Bass / Jungle
DE:10.03
John Beltran - "Juliette" - (5:48) 134 BPM
Mark Archer - "Depth From Within" - (5:55) 124 BPM Hot
Future Beat Alliance - "Reflected Notes" - (4:14) 125 BPM
Max 404 - "Butterflying" - (5:52) 127 BPM
Review: De:tuned's tenth anniversary series continues with another rock solid EP packed with previously unheard treats. John Beltran steals the show with inspired opener "Juliette", an outer space Detroit techno number that underpins melancholic chords and dreamy electronics with a bustling, futurist rhythm track. Elsewhere, Altern8 man Mark Archer wraps dreamy, mood-enhancing riffs around crunchy machine drums on the luxurious "Depth From Within", Future Beat Alliance doffs a cap to vintage ambient techno and IDM on the shuffling bliss of "Reflected Notes" and Max404 gets busy with pots-and-pans drum hits, smooth acid bass and elongated organ chords on excellent EP closer "Butterflying".
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ASGDE 022
05 Apr 19
Deep House
DE:10.02
Sun Electric - "Every Now & Then" - (8:05) 136 BPM
Higher Intelligence Agency - "Shift" - (6:41) 128 BPM
Deepchord - "Garden" - (10:45) 125 BPM Hot
Review: Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the De:tuned label digs deep into the world of 90s ambient to mark the occasion with three sublime cuts. "Every Now And Then", courtesy of Thomas Fehlmann's Sun Electric project, is a wispy, ethereal affair, while on "Shift", the brilliant - and often overlooked - Higher Intelligence Agency deliver a glorious slice of acid-soaked electro. It's the kind of track that inspired the current penchant for the glitchy end of electronic music. However, the real highlight here is Deepchord's "Garden". Led by breathy, textured synths and a gentle, rolling groove, it's the definition of deep music for the head and feet.
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ASGDE 021
08 Mar 19
Techno
DE:10.01
As One - "Elsewhere" - (4:34) 131 BPM
Sensurreal - "NewBrandDesign" (As One remix) - (6:41) 120 BPM Hot
Jedi Knights - "Solina" (As One remix) - (11:00) 123 BPM
Review: Three despatches from the outer limits of the jazz spectrum make up an EP that defies easy categorisation. As One's 'Elsewhere' is up first, and comes on like a free jazz excusion underpinned by the intriguing combination of a live double bass line and an almost jungle tempo breakbeat. As One are then back again to take on Sensurreal's 'NewBrandDesign', which again has Reece/Bukem-ish drums but married in this instance to long, lingering pads, disco stabs, shimmering keys and more. And then there's Jedi Knights' 'Solina', again remixed by As One into a head-fried slice that draws on Detroit techno for inspiration. An interesting package that rewards repeat listening.
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ASGDE 020
08 Feb 19
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
Reflections
Capricorn - (9:30) 170 BPM
Dangerous - (3:47) 130 BPM
Feel It - (6:36) 168 BPM
Jazz Chronicles - (6:07) 175 BPM Hot
Give Me Some More - (6:43) 175 BPM
Just A Vibe - (6:04) 174 BPM
Knee Deep - (6:40) 175 BPM
Reflections - (7:54) 170 BPM
Riviera - (4:14) 177 BPM
Summer Breeze - (10:18) 175 BPM
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ASGDE 019
08 Jun 18
Drum & Bass / Jungle
Arcadia
Balath - (3:14) 157 BPM
PHlacid - (6:28) 119 BPM
Arcadia - (6:27) 116 BPM Hot
Worry Ledge - (4:35) 111 BPM
Review: Belgian label De:tuned delivers another cracking release after trawling through Luke Vibert's archives. "Balath" sees the maverick UK producer fuse mind-bending acid lines with crisp, up-tempo electro rhythms, while a similar, but somewhat noisier approach applies on "Worry Ledge". There, eerie tones and buzzing acid unfold over a fast, rolling 808-driven groove. "pHIacid" sees Vibert slow down the tempo and introduce what sounds like a mixture between an easy listening arrangement and funfair music, with this unusual fusion daubed in layers of acid. Finally, "Arcadia" resounds to noisy drums and twisted 303 lines. Irrespective of its provenance, the material on Arcadia makes for a fascinating release
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ASGDE 018
16 Mar 18
Techno
Rare & Unreleased
Hyperspace (Kirk Degiorgio Unreleased mix) - (6:54) 122 BPM Hot
T.R.Y. 2004 Funk (Kirk Degiorgio mix 2) - (4:50) 133 BPM
Locator - (9:08) 127 BPM
Cosmos - (6:10) 142 BPM
Review: Here's a reissue that stands tall and proud above most re-releases. Belgian label De:tuned has worked with UK producer Kirk Degiorgio to unearth some UK techno gems from his Future/Past DATs. First up is a melancholic break beat take on "Hyperspace", which Degiorgio has dubbed the ultimate version of the track. "TRY 2004 Funk Mix 2", a wiry techno funk affair that leans on Detroit influences, is also made available here, alongside the busy, bleepy "Locator", which also only appeared on a CD compilation. Rounding off this excellent reissue is 'Cosmos'; previously unreleased, its crunchy, hyper-speed break beats and low slung tones define the wild, weird and wonderful sensibilities that prevailed during early 90s UK techno.
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ASGDE 017
02 Feb 18
Techno
Phosphenes
Funktroit - (7:09) 124 BPM Hot
Expectations - (5:56) 124 BPM
For A While - (7:21) 124 BPM
Velocity - (7:24) 124 BPM
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ASGDE 016
15 Dec 17
Techno
Moth
Wet With Rain - (6:02) 127 BPM
Flight - (5:48) 130 BPM
The Returning Dance - (6:16) 120 BPM Hot
Nineteen Eighty Nine - (5:12) 127 BPM
Whatever The Road Brings - (4:23) 126 BPM
Moth - (7:21) 130 BPM
Street Lights - (2:10) 154 BPM
My Robot - (2:33) 115 BPM
Moving Moons - (6:50) 132 BPM
Review: Moth is John Beltran's follow-up album to his 90s long player Ten Days of Blue, and proves to be a worthy successor. There's the jittery rhythms of "Wet With Rain" and the Detroit techno "Flight", while on "The Returning Dance" and "Nineteen Eighty Nine", the US producer looks to Larry Heard for inspiration as he drops emotive deep house tracks that centre on bleeding basslines and vivid melodies. Beltran's trademark ambient sounds are also present, with "Whatever The Road Brings" delivering chiming melodies over subtle rhythms, while the ethereal "Street Lights" and "My Robot" represents Beltran at his esoteric best.
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ASG_DE 015
10 Nov 17
Techno
Expressed
Drag Me To Oblivion - (6:05) 89 BPM
01100110 01101100 01101111 01100001 01110100 01110010 - (7:23) 130 BPM Hot
Reserv Me - (4:59) 136 BPM
Breaking Down - (6:32) 130 BPM
P Interlude - (1:04) 152 BPM
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ASGDE 014
19 May 17
Techno
Unboxed Brain
B12 - "Worlds End" (Kirk Degiorgio Future/Past remix) - (5:22) 129 BPM
B12 - "Worlds End" (Mark Broom remix) - (6:45) 89 BPM
Scanner - "Eros" (Bitten By The Black Dog) - (5:54) 122 BPM Hot
The Future Sound Of London - "Monolith" - (3:59) 93 BPM
Review: There's no doubt that 90s UK techno is popular again - just look at Discogs prices for confirmation of the renewed interest in this form. But what do those revered acts sound like now? The exhaustive 2016 compilation, Brainbox, did much to shine a light on those artists' current trajectory and this follow up remix package also does a fine job. The Black Dog deliver an atmospheric ambient take on Scanner's "Eros", while on Future Sound of London's "Monolith", a somewhat bleaker, dystopian take on ambience is audible. That said, classic UK techno also had a place on the dance floor; Kirk Degiorgio's tunneling take of B12's "World's End" - remixed under his Future/Past name - and Mark Broom's skeletal electro version of the same track show that nearly 25 years later, that this remains the case.
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ASGDE 012
17 Mar 17
Techno
Brainbox
Various
In Sync - "Crack In The World" - (10:10) 126 BPM
John Beltran - "Nineteen Eighty Nine" - (5:12) 127 BPM
B12 - "Worlds End" - (6:15) 133 BPM
Seba - "Ryu-ki" - (8:14) 109 BPM Hot
Move D & Dman - "Redundanz & Aufmerksamkeit" - (6:07) 150 BPM
Leo Anibaldi - "PanacAaa" - (7:08) 110 BPM
Deepchord - "Citrus & Wood" - (11:46) 120 BPM
As One - "Where Did He Go... & Why" (original version) - (7:51) 160 BPM
Scanner - "Eros" - (6:21) 100 BPM
The Future Sound Of London - "Obollis" - (4:44) 87 BPM
As One - "Where Did He Go... & Why" (Heinrich Mueller Lamb Shift Model) - (4:40) 148 BPM
As One - "Where Did He Go... & Why" (Plaid remix) - (4:38) 107 BPM
Nu Era - "The North View" - (5:55) 128 BPM
Total Science - "Winds Of Change" - (8:43) 53 BPM
Spacetime Continuum - "Tri Decagon" - (5:47) 164 BPM
PFM - "Aspirations" - (9:09) 85 BPM
Mike Dred - "Gate Of Origin" - (7:32) 121 BPM
David Morley - "Mode 90" - (5:49) 123 BPM
Robert Leiner - "Psalm 101" - (7:41) 120 BPM
Cristian Vogel - "Edit Out Wanky Solo" - (7:01) 134 BPM
A - "Fermionit" - (5:53) 100 BPM
Meat Beat Manifesto - "Synthesizer Test" - (5:52) 122 BPM
Aµ Ziq - "Lilt N'Vectif" - (4:08) 89 BPM
Locust - "Dispelling 84-94" - (4:27) 132 BPM
Speedy J - "Halvemaan" - (6:07) 90 BPM
Review: Most box-set releases tend to focus on reissues and re-releases, but on Brainbox De:tuned opts for a different approach. The compilation features artists who defined European techno and electronica's golden age during the 90s, but the Belgian label has commissioned new or unreleased material from these acts. Fans of that era will be thrilled by B12's moody electro, the raw, analogue warmth of John Beltran's "Nineteen Eighty Nine" and the resonating bass-y techno of In:Sync's "Crack in the World". While not every track impresses - Move D's contribution sounds tepid - there are enough jaw-dropping piece of music on this compilation, witness the autumnal majesty of as One's "Where Did He Go & Why" to make Brainbox an essential release.
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ASG_DE 011
18 Nov 16
Techno
Transient Life
Soar & Glide - (4:40) 120 BPM
Brownian Motion - (4:50) 120 BPM
Forced Restart - (6:39) 152 BPM Hot
Symbiotic Form - (4:08) 120 BPM
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ASGDE 009
26 Feb 16
Electro
Agraphobia Relapse
Agraphobia (original Remastered) - (9:04) 129 BPM Hot
Agraphobia (Plaid remix) - (5:36) 121 BPM
Agraphobia (Ian O Brien remix) - (8:41) 129 BPM
Agraphobia (Terrace remix) - (8:14) 123 BPM
Agraphobia (ADJ Rework) - (6:38) 128 BPM
Agraphobia (Carl Finlow's Transmogrify remix) - (9:01) 129 BPM
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ASG_DE 008
06 Nov 15
Techno
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