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Ewer EP
ITF 003DIGITAL
19 Aug 16
Techno
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Taxon - (8:45) 125 BPM
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Torus - (7:04) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ewer - (7:46) 117 BPM
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Aymara - (5:20) 130 BPM
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Suburban Hues
ITF005 DIGITAL
10 Feb 17
Techno
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Red Suburbia (original) - (5:29) 111 BPM
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Drifty (original) - (8:54) 111 BPM
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Red Suburbia (Zopelar remix) - (8:46) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sleepin' On (original) - (4:49) 111 BPM
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Night-Dwellers (original) - (2:54) 111 BPM
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Review: Dieckmanns is the latest alias from Vinicius Duarte - who is better known as Thingamajicks. On Hues, he shows an ability to tease unusual shapes from existing forms. "Red Suburbia" and "Drifty" are low-slung, acid-heavy grooves that rumble along at just over 110bpm. Similarly, "Sleepin' On" and "Night Dwellers" sees him embrace rattling electro drums, buzzing bass tones and the haunting spirit of hardcore to create two percussive, gloomy workouts. The only conventional dance floor track comes from fellow Brazilian artist Zopelar. Stripping away the frazzled 303s that surround "Red Suburbia", he delivers a bleak, bass-heavy techno track that seethes with menace.
Capitao Pinto
ITF 002
13 May 16
Techno
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Capitao Pinto - (5:42) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Lamm - (9:15) 122 BPM
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Rua Ferreira - (7:31) 120 BPM
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Review: Sebastian Voigt may be a newcomer, with just three Eps to his credit so far, but it sounds like he has been making and releasing music for decades. The title track on this release is an epic electro affair, all flickering strings and robust 808s reminding the listener of classic Detroit-style electro like Lost Trax. On "Lamm", he puts his focus on the dance floor, with crisp beats and clanging metallic percussion underpinning pulsing acid, while on "Rua Ferreira" he fuses high-pitched acid tones with a bubbling bass and blasts of brittle percussion for a techno track in the Speicher vein.
Mercurio EP
ITF004 DIGITAL
28 Oct 16
Techno
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Mercurio - (8:35) 100 BPM
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Dinamo - (7:27) 113 BPM
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Toraxica - (7:51) 116 BPM
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Mercurio (Davis remix) - (8:22) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Sphynx is a collaboration between Brazilian DJs Zopelar and Marcio Vermelho. On Mercurio, their third release, they present a fresh vision for electronic music. While rooted in techno, the duo's grooves are teased out and low-slung, shot through with hypnotic synths and melodic Italo influences. On the title track, hazy guitar lines swirl in over foggy pads and a languid groove to form an epic soundtrack. Both "Dinamo" and "Toraxica" are more lively, with the pair adding some disco ball glitter to their love of melodies and the latter's tight claps and crashing drums veering into Legowelt territory. Fellow Brazilian producer Davis closes out the release with a rumbling, bass-heavy take on the title track.
Escape From Sao Paulo
ITF 006D
01 Dec 17
Techno
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Sphynx - "Escape From Sao Paulo" - (5:17) 110 BPM
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Davis - "M1 Riff" - (4:24) 114 BPM
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Mari Herzer - "Narcosis" (feat Zopelar - Short edit) - (7:54) 112 BPM
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Vermelho - "Toy Boxx" - (5:56) 119 BPM
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Sphynx - "Amnesia Jam" - (8:38) 116 BPM
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RHr. - "Quebrada" - (6:11) 125 BPM
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Zopelar - "Sempione" (Live At Pbar Version) - (6:45) 127 BPM
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Zopelar - "The Waiting" (Davis edit) - (5:46) 123 BPM
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Zopelar & RHr. - "Acid Republic" - (6:54) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Zopelar - "Esquina" - (5:13) 124 BPM
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Arica - "Along The Path" - (5:02) 150 BPM
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Continuous Mix By Zopelar - (1:01:33) 125 BPM
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Review: Following on from a series of EPs, Brazilian label In Their Feelings unveils this ambitious compilation project, featuring some of the country's most promising electronic music producers. Sphynx. who debuted on the label last year, delivers the laid-back melodic title track, while on "M1 Riff", Davis, another close label affiliate, drops a stuttering, acid-soaked break beat workout. A spaced out sensibility underpins Mari Herzer's languid "Narcosis", while on Vermelho's "Toy Boxx", there is a similar aesthetic, this time with wide-eyed synths and bleeps playing out against the back drop of a jacking Chicago track. There is also a tougher edge to In Their Feelings' sound - displayed mainly on Zopelar's gritty contributions - but in the main this is a colourful, flamboyant take on electronic music.
Hamato
ITF 001
22 Jan 16
Techno
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Hamato - (8:44) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Bibing - (6:26) 122 BPM
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Bonanza - (7:36) 122 BPM
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Piramidal - (6:58) 128 BPM
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Review: Part of the Muting the Noise collective, Brazilian producer Zopelar delivers a diverse but accomplished release to kick start this new label. The title track is led by hissing percussion and rolling, dry drums, sounding similar to the early-00s classic Basscharger by Masa - until Zopelar drops distorted tones. In contrast, both "Bibing" and "Bonanza" are beautiful deep house arrangements, shot through with flowing piano keys and warbling but mellow acid lines. He rounds off the release with another stylistic shift; "Piramidal" is a rough, stepping affair. Once again, the 303 is present but this time it is coarse and visceral, clashing with Zopelar's heavy drums for attention.
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