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Entre Lineas - (6:32) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Sin Sentido - (5:46) 129 BPM
Intuiciones - (6:05) 128 BPM
En Ningun Lugar - (6:18) 129 BPM
Played by: Subtenant
Review: Lopez began her musical journey on Modularz back in 2012 and following a series of Eps on Grey Report she now returns to Developer's label. Unlike the harder end of the Modularz spectrum Percepciones is an understated expertly weighted exercise in techno purism. It starts with the chugging chords and noisy interference of "Entre Lineas" before retreating to Sandwell/Sleeparchive ground courtesy of the sine-wave bleeps on the linear "Sin Sentido". "Intuiciones" remains in a similar place but is more mysterious and powerful and is propelled by dynamic percussion. Finally, there's the subtle whooshing feedback and steely rhythm of "En Ningun Lugar".
MOD 25
13 Oct 16
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Foreign Drum Sequence 1 - (6:57) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Foreign Drum Sequence 2 - (7:36) 135 BPM
Foreign Drum Sequence 3 - (6:23) 132 BPM
Foreign Drum Sequence 4 - (5:20) 133 BPM
MOD 23
29 Apr 16
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Eduardo De La Calle - "The Promise" - (7:10) 128 BPM
Elyas - "Adiccion" - (6:45) 128 BPM
Takaaki Itoh - "Dusker" - (6:05) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Adriana Lopez - "Acta" - (6:36)
Review: The link between architecture and techno is long established (as is the connection between music journalism and building design) and on Portfolio One, Developer's label delivers diverse constructions from some of the finest new school techno practitioners. Eduardo de la Calle 's "The Promise" features chords that move from foreboding and menacing to spacey and tranced out, all over a rolling groove. Elyas' "Adiccion" is also designed for the dance floor, but more driving and percussive, while Takaaki Itoh's "Dusker" juxtaposes breathy vocals with pounding beats. Adriana Lopez also balances the demands of the dance floor with melodic elements and her 'Acta' sees chiming bells unfold over a lithe, steely rhythm.
MOD 012
26 Jul 13
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In Pure Form 01 - (5:58) 129 BPM
In Pure Form 02 - (5:52) 128 BPM
In Pure Form 03 - (5:53) 126 BPM
In Pure Form 04 - (5:45) 85 BPM
In Pure Form 05 - (6:07) 127 BPM
In Pure Form 06 - (6:00) 128 BPM
In Pure Form 07 - (6:26) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
In Pure Form 08 - (5:46) 128 BPM
In Pure Form 09 - (5:40) 129 BPM
In Pure Form 10 - (4:28) 126 BPM
In Pure Form 11 - (6:16) 85 BPM
In Pure Form 12 - (6:15) 128 BPM
In Pure Form 13 - (6:02) 128 BPM
In Pure Form 14 - (5:21) 128 BPM
In Pure Form 15 - (5:32) 128 BPM
In Pure Form 16 - (5:17) 128 BPM
In Pure Form 17 - (6:03) 128 BPM
In Pure Form 18 - (4:08) 129 BPM
In Pure Form 19 - (6:59) 126 BPM
In Pure Form 20 - (6:24) 128 BPM
In Pure Form 21 - (6:25) 129 BPM
In Pure Form 22 - (6:34) 128 BPM
In Pure Form 23 - (5:51) 126 BPM
In Pure Form 24 - (6:02) 129 BPM
In Pure Form 25 - (7:07) 128 BPM
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.
MOD 016
08 Aug 14
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Edificio (original mix) - (8:31) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Edificio (Silent Servant remix) - (5:42) 126 BPM
Edificio (Raudive remix) - (7:27) 125 BPM
Edificio (Audio Injection remix) - (6:59) 124 BPM
Edificio (Mikael Stavostrand remix) - (8:01) 125 BPM
Edificio (Truncate remix) - (6:22) 126 BPM
MOD 001
09 Dec 10
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The Provoker - (5:29) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Extension - (5:19) 129 BPM
Alone - (5:33) 129 BPM
Frames - (5:09) 128 BPM
Collections Of Time - (5:19) 128 BPM
Review: The first track from this EP, "The Provoker", draws parallels with some of the genre's finest; namely Ben Klock's remix of Kerri Chandler's "Pong" and Marcel Fengler's string epic "Enigma". "Extension" is grubby, linear, and infinite techno that's slave to a four-four time signature, while "Alone" and "Frames" offer the dubby Berghain beats that he and Truncate do so well. Developer, take a bow.
MOD 013
07 Jan 14
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Programma (original mix) - (4:27) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Programma (Truncate remix) - (5:58) 127 BPM
Space & Concrete - (6:22) 127 BPM
Migrations - (5:31) 125 BPM
Review: This is Developer's fourth outing for Modularz and it's clear that with each release, he sounds closer to the level of world-beaters like Fanon Flowers and Silent Servant who also release on the label. "Migrations" starts things off in loopy housey mode, the insistent, slightly detuned chords giving an offbeat feeling to the arrangement. "Space & Concrete" is more up tempo and denser, but the insistent bass licks are accompanied by skeletal percussion and dubby filter sweeps. The title track is a more intense proposition and the surging bass and chain mail hats are only matched in the intensity levels by Truncate's remix. There, reverberating claps and rattling snares provide the base for an intense, tunnelling bass that tries to drill its way to the earth's core - via the listener's cranium.

MOD 005
21 Oct 11
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Take The Key - (5:22) 128 BPM
Tele - (5:16) 128 BPM
Orgins - (5:02) 127 BPM
Orgins (Jeroen Search mix) - (6:25) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
MOD 007
10 May 12
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Law Of Attraction - (2:13) 123 BPM
Catch My Flow - (6:37) 129 BPM
Descendants Of Builders - (6:41) 129 BPM
Abnormal Normality - (6:56) 129 BPM
The Charmer - (6:53) 130 BPM
Ears For Eyes - (2:00) 120 BPM
Scriptures - (5:18) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Stories Of Gain - (7:01) 128 BPM
Disrupted - (5:16) 128 BPM
Review: Los Angeles' finest and Modularz main man Developer steps up for the fifth anniversary edition of his always reliable imprint for peak time techno weapons. "Catch My Flow" is a ferocious journey through dark side futurism and is just begging to be played at techno mecca Berghain. On the flip "Abnormal Mentality" is completely hysterical: with its mentasm style melodies dancing on top of a beastly bassline and belting rhythm: it's got all you need really. Finally it wouldn't be a Developer EP without one of his tunnelling and hypnotic epics would it? "The Charmer" satisfies such cravings, executed as brilliantly as always.
MOD 22
30 Mar 16
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Key Maker - (6:47) 128 BPM
Spiral Form - (6:46) 128 BPM
Ascender Calling - (6:48) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
The Sphere - (6:40) 128 BPM
MOD 26
30 Nov 16
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Risky - (6:21) 132 BPM
24hrs In Beijing - (6:24) 130 BPM
Gypsy Theme - (6:52) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Boogie Down - (8:11) 130 BPM
Jive Kept Me Live - (5:35) 132 BPM
Over Cold Seas - (5:36) 132 BPM
Head Hunter - (5:35) 132 BPM
Savage Nights - (6:26) 130 BPM
Jackem Tool 20 - (5:51) 132 BPM
Tears It Is - (6:25) 130 BPM
Cultivation - (6:24) 130 BPM
Review: Deep within the pores of techno you'll find Developer, an artist tirelessly producing techno like a motor-neuron being printed in 3D. This album, Sangre Por Oro, translates to that (and Blood For Gold in English) with a soundtrack that sends our consciousness spiralling into a new cosmological space. Flecked with sci-atmospheres, subtle industrialisms, trippy vocal snippets and touches of dub techno, Developer's tracks come together for full warehouse purpose. Thematic and melody can be found in numbers like "Over Cold Seas" alongside heavier tracks like "Headhunter" and "Boogie Down", with dubby touches in "Jive Keep Me Alive" and opener "Risky". Golden.
MOD 046
01 May 20
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He Was - (6:33) 132 BPM
Get Down Motive - (6:48) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
The Resistance - (6:26) 132 BPM
Faded Nights - (5:45) 128 BPM
Review: Developer has many facets to his sound, but he starts Off Grid with its most visceral iteration. "He Was" features noisy kicks, snappy percussion and a somewhat disturbing vocal sample proclaiming 'he was a Londoner'. Vocal samples also feature on "Get Down Motive" but they murmur their way over a leaner, less visceral rhythm track peppered with eerie organs. However, it seems like the LA producer's default setting remains on the darker side for this release; "The Resistance" is led by urgent percussion and Sleeparchive-style lone bleeps as ghostly textures unravel in the background, while "Faded Nights" is another noisy, visceral workout.
MOD 038
16 Nov 18
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Developer - "They Ring For Madness" - (5:23) 126 BPM
Adriana Lopez - "Estructura" - (6:11) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Developer - "More Matter" - (5:42) 127 BPM
NX1 - "MZ2" - (7:18) 129 BPM
Review: This split release on Developer's label brings together some of the finest names in modern techno. The label owner weighs in with two excellent tracks. "They Ring for Madness" is a tracky, moody affair, led by eerie textures and a functional rhythm. "More Matter" is more groovy, its rolling rhythm punctuated by big filter sweeps and hissing percussion. Adrian Lopez follows a similar route with "Estructura", with snappy percussion and up-building chords providing the basis for the rolling groove and concrete beats. Finally, the mysterious Spanish producer NX1 completes the package with "MZ2", its drum-heavy arrangement full of dramatic chord sweeps.
MOD 09
12 Oct 12
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Developer - "Power Dynamics" - (7:03) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Ascion - "WRTH23" - (4:35) 129 BPM
Developer - "Defined By Gravity" - (7:01) 129 BPM
Ascion - "Exaline4" - (4:35) 129 BPM
Review: Next up on Modularz, ever-prolific label boss Developer has invited former guest Ascion back to contribute to a new split EP. Of course with Developer you always know where you stand, and sure enough the techno comes focused and functional on "Power Dynamics" where a minimum of elements is needed to stamp out an instructive techno command. "Defined By Gravity" is a busier affair with its off-key synth lines, but the beats stay right on course. Ascion however has a fuller sound that embraces bigger dynamics, even on a track as carefully steered as "Wrth 2". "Exaline" makes for the deepest kind of acid techno you could wish for, drowning the 303 in reverb for a wonderfully psychedelic effect.
MOD 018
25 May 15
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Developer - "Rattle Bell" - (5:35) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Astronomical Telegram - "Saara" - (6:04) 124 BPM
Rhomb - "Haunted Cave" - (5:51) 130 BPM
Heretic - "& We Are Left To Dance In The Ashes" - (7:51) 126 BPM
Review: Modularz marks 10 years at the forefront of underground club techno with a release that will surprise as much as it entertains. Label owner Developer sets out a ferocious agenda with the thundering "Rattle Bell", which forms around a repetitive, ringing tone, while on "Haunted Cave", Rhomb tunnels down the worm hole with a serving of mysterious throbbing rhythm. Surprisingly, there's a deeper dimension to this anniversary release; Heretic's "We Are Left To Dance In The Ashes" resounds to a dramatic, bleak synth-led melody, while a chord-heavy workout from Astronomical Telegram in the shape of "Saara" shows that Modularz isn't as singular as might have been imagined.
MOD 040
05 Apr 19
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Developer - "Infinite Numbers" - (7:30) 128 BPM
Developer - "Glimmer" - (5:43) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
DJ Surgeles - "Hidden Places" - (3:54) 136 BPM
DJ Surgeles - "Pulsating Orbs" - (3:58) 127 BPM
DJ Surgeles - "Out Of The World" - (2:16) 83 BPM
Review: US techno wizard Developer is back on his trusted Modularz imprint, this time alongside the lesser known DJ Surgeles, and the duo pack quite the punch with these five cold-hearted dance burners. Developer's "Infinite Numbers" opens on a bit of a cavernous tip, unleashing whole swarms of chilling bleeps over a stripped-back techno beat, and "Glimmer" ups the ante with yet more speed - and by that we mean velocity, not the powdered type! DJ Surgeles' "Hidden Places" follows with an echoing, hollow mass of drums and bass, while "Pulsating Orbs" bounces up and down with a distorted tone of voice, and "Out Of This World" steadies the ships by forming a thick, oozing layer of beatless ambience. A dish best served cold...
MOD 035
24 Mar 18
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Developer - "Hexmode" - (5:55) 127 BPM
Developer - "Variations" - (5:34) 127 BPM
Eduardo De La Calle - "The Solution" - (6:27) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Developer - "Under" - (6:37) 126 BPM
Review: Variations manages the rare feat of sounding suitably austere without resorting to the industrial-themed cliches that many techno producers are guilty of. Adrian Sandoval aka Developer's "Hexmode" is based on steely rhythms, but dank acid seeps through its metallic cover and later on, jarring riffs are sprayed over its framework. The title track is like Sleeparchive on downers as a series of insistent bleeps unfold over hissing percussion and ghostly synths loom in the background. There's an air of familiarity also on Eduardo de la Calle's "The Solution", where billowing dub techno chords are tempered by a nagging percussive underbelly, while Developer's combination of vocal snippets, cloudy percussion and dubbed out chords on "Under" keep the listener guessing right until the end.
MOD 006
13 Feb 12
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Developer - "Mover Of The Mercury" - (7:03) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Developer - "Sequencia 85" - (5:42) 131 BPM
Elyas - "Camberwell" - (7:01) 128 BPM
Psyk - "Transito" - (5:59) 130 BPM
Developer - "Gaining" - (5:59) 130 BPM
Developer - "Sequencia 88" - (6:00) 127 BPM
Rhomb - "Reboot" - (6:25) 126 BPM
Ascion - "The Exporter" - (5:16) 128 BPM
Review: Creeping ever closer towards their third year of existence, Modularz have remained steadfast in their aesthetic approach, deftly combining the dynamism of straight up techno with an intricately textured approach that has proved enduringly rewarding. Label boss Developer once again features prominently on their tenth entry, contributing four cuts. The expansive bassline to the opening track "Sequence 85" practically consumes you, with "Sequence 88" markedly sparser, allowing the rigid percussion and booming kicks centre stage. "Mover Of The Mercury" meanwhile combines linear, tribal drumming and bleak, distant drones, while "Gaining" is imbued with a surprisingly funky character a la Gesloten Cirkel, as dark synth horns snake around precision drums. The producer's allies put in a fine showing too; last seen on Mote Evolver, Spaniard Psyk adds further balance with the subaqueous dub techno of "Transito", whilst the unknown quantity Rhomb is on electrifying form with the Mike Parker-esque "Reboot". Elyas' "Camberwell" may seem to take its name from one of South London's more picturesque locations, but the slamming techno stabs and granite drums are anything but polite, recalling Shed's Equalized material; Ascion rounds things off with the trippiest cut of the release, as savage waveforms twist themselves around abstract atonal beeps.
MOD 010
20 Mar 13
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Developer - "Enhancer" - (6:06) 126 BPM
Developer - "Climate" - (5:34) 127 BPM
Developer - "Revisited" - (5:04) 126 BPM
Fanon Flowers - "Prado Oscuro" - (5:53) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Developer - "More Seduction" - (5:39) 126 BPM
Developer - "Edificio" (Silent Servant remix) - (5:39) 126 BPM
Developer - "Corridor" - (5:35) 126 BPM
Developer - "Time Framer" - (6:07) 127 BPM
Review: US producer Fanon Flowers contributes the impressive "Prado Obscuro" to this release - its building, billowing chords are as good as his recent Sect and Mechanism Industries releases - but it's fair to say that this release is mainly about mystery artist Developer. From the ominous bass and clanging metallic chords of "Enhancer" to the darker, droning rhythms of "Climate", the artist behind the moniker demonstrates their mastery of the tougher end of techno. There is also a softer side to Developer's sound on display, as evidenced by the woozy melodies and housey rhythms of "Time Framer". Silent Servant completes this essential techno release with a brooding, dubby take on "Edificio".
MOD 004
14 Jul 11
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Developer - "Utero" - (6:12) 130 BPM
Rhomb - "Helix" - (6:26) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Rebekah - "Reflex" - (5:47) 134 BPM
CNCPT - "Frazil" - (5:56) 130 BPM
Review: The fourth instalment in the Dead Architect series is a proper heads-down affair. It starts off with label owner Developer delivering "Utero", a visceral, pulsing groove encased in concrete kick drums. Rhomb, who has released a few EPs on Modularz, also keeps the focus on peak-time sounds with the rave stabs and subterranean bass of "Helix", which unfolds over a galloping groove. Rebekah maintains the intensity levels with the chain mail percussion and relentless rhythm of "Reflex", while CNCPT, another artist who has released before on the US imprint drops "Frazil". While it's not as fast-paced as other tracks, its dark tones and rasping hi-hats bring this split release to a close with a menacing undercurrent.
MOD 034
08 Dec 17
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Developer - "Ritual Master" - (5:32) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Developer - "Lone Mystic" - (5:35) 132 BPM
Roll Dann - "Secular" - (6:19) 133 BPM
Roll Dann - "Soul Bag" - (5:51) 132 BPM
Played by: Felix Kroecher
Review: Celebrating its tenth anniversary, Modularz delivers a split EP featuring label owner Developer and upcoming producer Roll Dann. "Ritual Master" is every bit what you would expect from a Developer track - ominous, streamlined and deadly effective as he loops a hypnotic electronic riff over a pounding kick. "Lone Mystic" reveals a different side to his canon, as he fuses a repetitive vocal sample with an eerie organ riff. On the flip side, Roll Dann immerses a tough techno track in colourful rave riffs to create an unusual hybrid, while "Soul Bag" is a more typical Modularz track, as eerie tones unfold over a lithe, rolling groove.
MOD 042
28 Jun 19
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Developer - "Horizon" - (5:40) 130 BPM
Roll Dann - "The Raid" - (5:18) 128 BPM
Conrad Van Orton - "Routine" - (5:58) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Patrik Carrera - "Nis" - (6:12) 125 BPM
MOD 033
03 Nov 17
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Developer - "Heated" - (6:02) 128 BPM
Truncate - "Diffraction" (original mix) - (5:15) 128 BPM
Truncate - "Diffraction" (Jonas Kopp remix) - (6:02) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Truncate - "Diffraction" (Markus Suckut remix) - (5:46) 128 BPM
Developer - "Dirty Drive" (original mix) - (5:35) 128 BPM
Developer - "Dirty Drive 2" - (5:32) 128 BPM
Developer - "Dirty Drive" (Shifted remix) - (5:55) 127 BPM
Stanislav Tolkachev - "Building Peaks" - (4:16) 136 BPM
Review: With his Modularz label becoming a firm bastion of unfiltered techno machinations, Developer sets about bombarding our senses with his productions and curations across this eight track release. His own track "Heated" rattles through an industrial landscape devoid of colour, instead populated by reverb decays and distant clangs of metal, while "Dirty Drive" sees him stretching to work a melody into his machinery, coming out with a metallic dub chord drowning in its own echo, and "Dirty Drive 2" adds some complexity to the musicality and creates an utterly engrossing hook in the process. Shifted's remix meanwhile keeps a careful distance between the clean beat and the murky textures of the dubby elements. Handing over to Truncate, "Diffraction" flips the script with a central melodic hook and a thoroughly austere beat, while Jonas Kopp's remix beefs up that same theme by doubling up the phrase and edging towards a peak time monster, and Markus Suckut takes things deeper and into a more house compatible realm. For a real lesson in refined techno composition however, head straight to Stanislav Tokachev's "Building Peaks". Simplicity doesn't come more captivating than that synth line.
MOD 008
06 Aug 12
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The Drifter - (7:56) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Last Seen Leaving - (6:44) 126 BPM
Never Somewhere - (6:17) 126 BPM
Review: Aside from his own Edit Select Records, Anthony MacKinnon aka Edit Select has been a big player in some very big labels like Prologue and Ostgut Ton throughout the years. The present Modularz has also been a core driver of the man's deep-minded techno frameworks, and this new EP feels like a return to form. Opening the skies is "The Drifter", a classic slice of headstrong techno spewing with bleeping atmospherics and propelled forwards by a sleek, tenebrous gust of ambience. "Last Seen Leaving" heads deeper into the whirlpool thanks to a hypnotic groove, and "Never Somewhere" offers a much needed dose of acid to inject a little nerves into the equation. That's us enjoying ourselves in case you hadn't understood...
MOD 030
04 Jul 17
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Exium - "Nebulae" - (5:58) 126 BPM
Exium - "Star Ancestors" - (5:48) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Elyas - "Surgery" - (6:15) 128 BPM
Elyas - "Take Off" - (8:32) 130 BPM
Review: When it comes to Modularz you always know what you're gonna get: techno. This split Specifics In Realism EP is the first time Exium has appeared on Developer and Fanon Flowers' label, and it's the third time for Elyas, whose next step can only be a solo release after two VA appearances on Modularz. It's business as usual for Exuim who provide "Star Ancestors" and "Nebulae", the first, a drubby and booming chunk of big room techno, while the other leans towards something more spacey. Elyas then provides a hissing, clav-clucking "Surgery" and a dank, suspense-themed "Take Off". Killer club cuts.
MOD 014
20 Jan 14
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Sword 1 - (6:12) 129 BPM
Sword 2 - (6:24) 131 BPM
Sword 3 - (5:46) 134 BPM
Sword 4 - (5:51) 131 BPM
Sword 5 - (5:54) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Sword 6 - (6:53) 131 BPM
Sword 7 - (6:35) 131 BPM
Review: Apparently recorded near Mount Fuji in Japan, The Sword is a functional but atmospheric affair. It starts with the driving rhythm, razor sharp percussion and eerie synths of "Sword 1", which sounds like Terrence Dixon and Mike Parker jamming together. On "Sword 2", Hanzo focuses on pummelling tribal drums, which provide the backdrop for tone-shifting bleeps. "Sword 3" is deeper and dubbed out, and sounds like a slightly tougher, steely take on the house sound of labels like Sistrum, while on the fourth "Sword", Hanzo puts his focus back on a stripped back approach, with a lean rhythm providing the basis for otherworldly soundscapes.
MOD 047
24 Jul 20
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One Ten - (4:36) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Entranced - (7:32) 128 BPM
Mist - (6:03) 128 BPM
Alley Groove - (4:49) 137 BPM
Review: Mark Hawkins takes a break from his controversial house project Marquis Hawkes to deliver four purist techno cuts on Developer's label. In some ways, Singularity sees the UK producer return to his roots. After all, Hawkins originally released hard techno on labels like Djax and Uglyfunk in the early 00s, but this new approach is more linear and streamlined. "One Ten" sees him drop a firing percussive track that resounds to eerie riffs, while on "Entranced", he combines a mesmerising synth riff with a pulsing acid backing. "Mist" is slower and more murky, while "Alley Groove" is the rawest track on the release, combining a stripped back metallic rhythm with frequency shifting tones.
MOD 30
07 Aug 17
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Ecliptica 1 - (5:20) 128 BPM
Ecliptica 2 - (6:04) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Ecliptica 3 - (5:34) 128 BPM
Ecliptica 4 - (5:42) 126 BPM
Ecliptica 5 - (5:24) 126 BPM
Review: Spanish producer Valentin Corujo knows how to get a groove on. On his latest release as Kessell - this time on Developer's label - he drops five killer dance floor tracks, each one as functional as the next. The first "Ecliptica" revolves around the kind of nocturnal bass that sounds inspired by Suburban Knight, while the second one is metallic and stripped back, but undercut with an acidic flavour. Number three is tough and pushing towards the edge of distortion thanks to its grainy kicks and noisy filters, while on the fourth version is slightly more reserved and sees Corujo draw on the spacey end of Sandwell District for inspiration. Closing the release is the fifth instalment, a rolling, hypnotic track that draws on loop techno's legacy but deploys these sensibilities in a visceral setting.
MOD 29
17 Apr 17
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Sub Atomic - (6:30) 131 BPM
Interaction - (5:41) 128 BPM
DP - (6:01) 130 BPM
Angular Momentum - (7:18) 130 BPM
Mystery Of Time - (7:58) 84 BPM
Entanglement - (5:55) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: The latest release on Developer's label contains the kind of detailed but functional tracks that are now inextricably linked to Modularz. The Italian pairing of Conrad Van Orton and VSK set the scene on "Sub Atomic", with its subtle off beats and intricate chords, before dropping the deep pulses of "Interaction". The tempo shifts considerably on "DP", where a tougher, acid-led groove prevails and "Entanglement" is a heads down, peak time banger. However, like many releases on Modularz, the release moves through a range of moods; "Angular Momentum" sees the pair do their best Sandwell District impression with a hypnotic, bleep-laden groove, while best of all, "Mystery of Time" is a beautiful ambient piece.
MOD 24
24 Jun 16
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Rotula - (6:13) 126 BPM
Rotula (Truncate remix) - (6:03) 129 BPM
Transversal - (7:22) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Transversal (Sleeparchive remix) - (4:42) 125 BPM
Review: Continuing his foray into the pitiless world of pitch-black techno, Oscar Mulero brings the pressure on this latest EP for Developer's Modularz imprint, stepping up to the label's remit for forward-thinking industrial styles. "Rotula" falls slow and heavy, somehow achieving grace even as the unforgiving bottom end thuds out and the hats shudder with nervous energy. Truncate brings a remix that plies a more compacted trade in cyclical techno, less booming but more pointed than the original. On the flip, Mulero's "Transversal" does the damage with a scant list of ingredients, largely dominated by a stuttering square wave bass stab bringing the doom to great effect, while Sleeparchive reacts with a version that brings everything you could want from a Sleeparchive cut; a bleak soundscape devoid of human warmth with a central bleep the only source of light.
MOD 011
19 Jul 13
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I Will Guide Thy Hand - (6:12) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Jack And Verge - (6:22) 129 BPM
Value Of Icons - (5:28) 132 BPM
Played by: Kike Pravda
Review: There's no info on the producers behind the latest missive for Modularz, but suffice to say that it'll appeal to fans of the label's heads-down sound. The title track starts the release in firing form, with oppressive kicks and a steely rhythm providing a basis for the pair to deliver a stinging, pulsating groove. On "Jack And Verge", Nurbak & Temudo follow a relatively similar approach, albeit with sharper drums and a searing bass to the fore. Rounding off this impressive release, on "Value Of Icons" the production pair put their focus on tribal drums and the kind of loopy approach that will appeal to fans of Ben Sims.
MOD 041
17 May 19
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Cortex Shedding - (5:45) 127 BPM
Wave Impartial - (4:54) 125 BPM
Cyclic Shadows - (5:14) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Pineal Discord - (6:10) 125 BPM
Phase Delusion - (4:57) 127 BPM
Peyton Consequence - (4:56) 127 BPM
Coercive Paradox - (5:29) 127 BPM
Daher Werden - (4:38) 125 BPM
MOD 37
04 Jul 18
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Nuit Blanche - (7:01) 130 BPM
Insomnie - (7:02) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Revelation - (8:43) 132 BPM
Rixe - (6:55) 87 BPM
Sirene - (6:59) 133 BPM
Review: Over the past 15 years, Paul Ritch has released music on some of techno's most respected labels, including Drumcode, 100% Pure and SCI + TEC. So it makes sense that he has hooked up with Developer's Modularz. In keeping with the imprint's style, "Nuit Blanche" is a looped, chord heavy affair, while on "Insomnie", Ritch opts for a similar approach, albeit this time with broken beats supporting the steely percussion. "Revelation" sees him deliver a straighter dance floor track, thanks to the use of monstrous kicks, while he keeps the audience guessing with the abstract, layered piece of electronica that is "Rixe".
MOD 044
14 Oct 19
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Petter B - "Global Edit" - (7:03) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Petter B - "Global Writes" - (6:48) 128 BPM
Rhomb - "Global Output" - (5:47) 130 BPM
Rhomb - "Global Glitch" - (6:14) 131 BPM
Review: Swedish producer Petter B has been knocking about for a few years now, releasing music for labels like Drumcode, and more recently, his own Bond. For this split EP on Developer's Modularz, he really lets loose, delivering two huge steel slabs of warehouse techno. On the flip is Rhomb, a fledging producer who debuted on Modularz last year providing one production to a four-track EP featuring Psyk and Developer. For this EP he delivers a steamy and dub-driven "Output", while "Glitch" is militant with a horror-thematic break down that's silenced by more booming techno beats. This is a huge record.
MOD 015
09 Jun 14
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Population One - "Code Of Conduct" - (5:09) 129 BPM
Population One - "Concrete Playground" - (4:33) 125 BPM
Terrence Dixon - "Touching Bass" - (4:07) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Terrence Dixon - "The Beholder" - (4:21) 120 BPM
Review: It's a good thing that Terrence Dixon wasn't being serious when he announced that he's stopped making music. In this day and age, he is the one true pioneer left in Detroit, and his utterly singular brand of techno is an essential part of our daily existence here at HQ. This time, Dixon returns under his own name and under his most successful alias, Population One, on one split EP for Developer's Modularz label. "Code Of Conduct" and "Concrete Playground" represent the Population One side, the first tune being a subdued kick filled with cavernous space above it while the latter is more classic Population One thanks to those bizarre melodic twists. Dixon serves up "Touching Bass" and "The Beholder" on the flip, two jazzy techno sculptures that are instantly recognizable as his own. Recommended, as always.
MOD 020
12 Oct 15
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To The Sun - (5:47) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Moon Direction - (5:35) 130 BPM
Star Phases - (6:04) 128 BPM
Saturn Sequences - (5:49) 128 BPM
Played by: Ben Klock
MOD 017
27 Feb 15
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Rebus - (6:04) 129 BPM
Worn Out Places - (6:47) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Run In Circles - (5:41) 128 BPM
Bullet Train - (6:02) 130 BPM
Review: This is Rhomb's third outing on Developer's label, but it's the first release that he hasn't shared with a peer. Listening to "Rebus", which unfolds to tense clicks and foreboding textures that linger over its bass-heavy rhythm, it sounds like this solo flight was well deserved. Rhomb's star quality is reinforced by "Worn Out Places", where he shifts styles to deliver a bleep heavy, nickel-plated percussive workout. "Run In Circles" sees a deeper departure into that sound, with the track's dubbed out, hypnotic groove recalling Silent Servant's contributions to Sandwell District. "Bullet Train" marks another change, but this time it's towards the dense, drum-heavy approach favoured by Modularz' owner.
MOD 27
13 Jan 17
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Rhomb - "System C01d" - (6:33) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Datura Dilema - "Illuminance" - (5:51) 131 BPM
Christian Wunsch - "Marduk" - (6:02) 127 BPM
Christian Wunsch - "Tilmun" - (6:25) 127 BPM
Review: Apart from boasting one of the best ever names for a series, the second in the Dead Architect Series sees a wide range of sounds represented. Christian Wunsch's "Tilmun" is a killer peak time affair, its distorted beats and metal bar riffs sounding like it came from a horrific dystopia. Datura Dilema's "Illuminance" is less abrasive but just as hypnotic, with heavy dub beats underpinning a rolling, hypnotic groove. Wunsch's other contribution, "Marduk", sees him opt for a more considered approach, as he delivers a stripped back, stepping rhythm. Rounding out the release is Rhomb's excellent "System C01d", an understated but hypnotic deep techno late night groove.
MOD 019
07 Oct 15
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Deuda - (5:15) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Resultado - (5:49) 130 BPM
Intencion - (5:35) 129 BPM
Habito - (6:10) 131 BPM
Supervivencia - (5:19) 132 BPM
Metafora - (5:40) 130 BPM
Gran Forma - (5:42) 130 BPM
Accion - (5:58) 130 BPM
MOD 36
04 May 18
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A Game Of Guessing - (3:01) 134 BPM
Revoke - (5:47) 91 BPM
Mystery Man - (5:47) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
The Mind Is Racing - (6:06) 134 BPM
Induced Compliance - (7:19) 134 BPM
Illusion - (4:59) 133 BPM
Path - (4:45) 132 BPM
The Experiment - (6:39) 136 BPM
Review: With releases on Balans, Field and Stockholm LTD to his credit, there is no doubting Staffan Linzatti's pedigree as a producer. What is surprising on this record for Modularz is his ability to create a wide palette of styles. There's the string-led, neo-classical "A Game of Guessing", followed by the complex, stepping rhythm of "Revoke". In line with the usual style of Modularz, "Mystery Man" is a tough, tribal affair that resounds to robust drums and ticking percussion. On "Induced Compliance" and "The Mind is Racing", Linzatti ventures into a sci-fi dimension, thanks to the use of eerie synth sequences and rolling, steely drums.
MOD 045
06 Dec 19
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Transmisiones 1 - (6:06) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Transmisiones 2 - (5:36) 127 BPM
Transmisiones 3 - (5:51) 127 BPM
Transmisiones 4 - (5:51) 127 BPM
Atlanticas 1 - (5:40) 127 BPM
Atlanticas 2 - (6:04) 127 BPM
Atlanticas 3 - (5:55) 127 BPM
Atlanticas 4 - (6:02) 127 BPM
Review: Produced by Hector Sandoval, one half of Exium, Atlanticas is a hard-hitting techno affair. The first four tracks on this release - four installments of "Transmisiones" - follow a relatively similar route. Panning effects, acidic bleeps and churning filters all sweep and soar over distorted beats and hammering rhythms. It's intense, mesmerising material and on the first and third "Atlanticas", the Spanish producer goes even heavier and harder, as industrial drums, panel beating rhythms and nightmarish filters prevail. There is a more restrained side to Tensal's sound, and this is audible on the insistent pulses of "Atlanticas 2" and the deeper "Atlanticas 4", but at both of these tracks' core is the same relentlessness that defines the rest of the release.
MOD 021
29 Oct 15
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Contrasts 1 - (4:42) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Contrasts 2 - (4:43) 123 BPM
Contrasts (Santiago Salazar remix) - (5:26) 128 BPM
Contrasts (Developer remix) - (6:33) 127 BPM
MOD 002
17 Feb 11
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The Vizier - (5:23) 132 BPM
Centotaph - (6:01) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Veiled Reunion - (6:53) 130 BPM
Theory Of Alienation - (6:36) 132 BPM
Review: Coming up in the music scene of Kansas City and currently residing in Detroit, Ryan Maloney aka Uun is also involved in the label and event series Modern Cathedrals; known for their eerie broken beat techno and Eden events. He has released previously on Mord and Soma and makes a welcome return to production with this riveting EP for ever reliable Los Angeles-based imprint Modularz. Be captivated by his skillful sound design and surrender to the void, on the brooding atmosphere presented on the Disruption Phases EP. The deep mentalist trip of "The Vizier", to the full throttle peak time intensity of "Cenotaph" or the body bashing broken beats of "Veiled Union" - this is modern techno at its most austere.
MOD 043
09 Aug 19
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CNCPT - "New Science & Telekinesis Facility 10" - (6:33) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Merino - "New Science & Telekinesis Facility 15" - (5:33) 135 BPM
Emitto Audio - "Mars Radiation Terminal 20" - (5:58) 130 BPM
Patrik Carrera - "Mars Radiation Terminal 25" - (5:12) 128 BPM
Electric Rescue - "Cern Research Center 30" - (7:00) 132 BPM
Insolate - "Cern Research Center 35" - (5:06) 133 BPM
Roll Dann - "Apollo 8 Mission Administration Building 40" - (5:49) 132 BPM
Kontal - "Apollo 8 Mission Administration Building 45" - (7:38) 130 BPM
Adriana Lopez - "Europa Department Of Sound 50" - (5:30) 132 BPM
Alex Dolby - "Europa Department Of Sound 55" - (5:01) 128 BPM
Joton - "Institution Of Foreign Communication 60" - (5:45) 131 BPM
Juxta Position - "Institution Of Foreign Communication 65" - (5:20) 132 BPM
DJ Surgeles - "Center For Cyborg Data And Control 70" - (7:11) 135 BPM
Ryogo Yamamori - "Center For Cyborg Data & Control 75" - (6:20) 128 BPM
Conrad Van Orton - "Center For Cyborg Data & Control 80" - (7:03) 130 BPM
Fabrizio Lapiana - "Psychic Analysis Department 85" - (5:56) 132 BPM
Kalter Ende - "Psychic Analysis Department 90" - (6:22) 128 BPM
Zachary Lubin - "Psychic Analysis Department 95" - (6:38) 127 BPM
Review: Developer's label drops a monster 18-track compilation that showcases a diverse range of modern techno styles. There's the drum-heavy loops of CNCPT's "New Science & Telekinesis Facility 10" and the buzzing, percussive grooves that define the contributions from Emitto Audio's "Mars Radiation Terminal 20" and Insolate's "Cern Research Center 35". Taking the compilation to a bleaker place is the eerie, oppressive mood on Patrik Carrera's "Mars Radiation Terminal 25", but there are also more esoteric contributions such as the hypnotic tones of Ryogo Yamamori's "Center For Cyborg Data & Control 75". If you are looking for a view of where dance floor techno is headed, WAV1095 offers a ringside seat.
MOD 039
08 Mar 19
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Talking With The Analogs - (6:42) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Centuria - (6:19) 125 BPM
El Salvaje - (7:15) 126 BPM
Entrada - (6:36) 126 BPM
Moving Forward In Reverse - (8:47) 126 BPM
Hypnotica Erotica - (6:39) 126 BPM
Sondos - (6:27) 125 BPM
Talking With The Analogs (Moctezuma remix) - (6:40) 126 BPM
MOD 003
12 Apr 11
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Roll Dann - "The Researcher" - (6:03) 128 BPM
Roll Dann - "Drink Over" - (5:01) 129 BPM
Roll Dann - "Deep View" - (5:58) 130 BPM
Roll Dann - "Express Feelings" - (5:33) 128 BPM
Roll Dann - "Classe D" - (5:18) 128 BPM
Elyas - "Dead Planets 1" - (6:05) 133 BPM
Elyas - "Dead Planets 2" - (5:50) 133 BPM
Elyas - "Dead Planets 3" - (6:16) 130 BPM
Elyas - "Dead Planets 4" - (6:02) 130 BPM
Elyas - "Dead Planets 5" - (6:15) 84 BPM
Elyas - "Dead Planets 6" - (5:52) 128 BPM
Elyas - "Dead Planets 7" - (6:21) 128 BPM
Elyas - "Dead Planets 8" - (6:09) 130 BPM
Rhomb - "Quetzal" - (6:09) 130 BPM
Rhomb - "Kompas" - (5:47) 130 BPM
Rhomb - "Golden Pheasant" - (5:55) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Rhomb - "Lavina" - (6:04) 131 BPM
Rhomb - "Lorikeet" - (4:52) 131 BPM
Rhomb - "Rockhopper" - (5:46) 130 BPM
MOD 032
09 Oct 17
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Seeking Loyalty - (5:57) 126 BPM
Distinction - (5:54) 128 BPM
Next Form - (6:17) 126 BPM
Obtain It - (6:06) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Inquiry Of Truth - (9:02) 123 BPM
Drawing - (6:38) 123 BPM
Review: Having only just released an EP through Midgar, 2017 looks set to be a winning year for techno deviant Von Grall. The Semantica associate is up on Modularz this week, and from the tenebrous sounds of "Seeking Loyalty", it's clear that the producer is in absolutely no mood to stray outside of the techno framework. This is some pretty dark material. "Distinction" is another hefty roller of a tune, this time stripped-back to a hypnotic sequence of bleeps and airy pads while, "Next Form" bashes out a cacophonous flurry of electrifying tones, and "Obtain It" flutters its pulsating bass tones over a minimalistic array of 6am sonics. Nasty, unforgiving gear for the dancefloor.
MOD 28
10 Apr 17
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