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The Spelling EP
POLEGROUP 040
23 Sep 16
Techno
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The Spelling - (6:34) 130 BPM
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The Spelling (Zadig remix) - (6:54) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Gate - (5:29) 130 BPM
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Gate (Oscar Mulero remix) - (5:24) 133 BPM
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Played by: Subdermic
Internal Conversion
POLEGROUP 024
02 Jun 14
Techno
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Internal Conversion (original mix) - (3:19) 50 BPM
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Flourescence (original mix) - (5:37) 125 BPM
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Auger Electrons (original mix) - (5:32) 126 BPM
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When The Process Is Expected (Tommy Four Seven remix) - (3:44) 111 BPM
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Ionized (original mix) - (5:29) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Radioactive Decay (original mix) - (6:48) 85 BPM
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Nuclear Transition (original mix) - (3:02) 121 BPM
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Graphene (original mix) - (5:35) 126 BPM
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Fixed Fraction (original mix) - (5:47) 127 BPM
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Review: Christian Wunsch is becoming as much of a formidable force as his fellow Spanish and Pole Group patriarch Oscar Mulero and close cohort Developer. Last year Pole Group released the debut album of Spanish duo Exium and now they move the spotlight over to Wunsch, who shines brightly from the first track onwards. The album is of course full of huge club productions like "Auger Electrons", "Ionized", "Graphene" and "Radioactive Decay" - but Wunsch delivers the type of techno in productions like "When The Process Is Expected", "Nuclear Transition" and "Fixed Fraction" that makes Internal Conversion more than just a heavy weight slab of booming DJ tools. One of the best releases to come from Pole Group yet.
Random Mutation EP
POLEGROUP 038
10 Jun 16
Techno
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Microorganisms - (5:32) 127 BPM
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Organic Molecules - (5:47) 127 BPM
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Cosmic Radiation - (5:37) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Chemical Reactions - (5:32) 127 BPM
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Played by: Miss Electric, N-TER
Review: It's been a few years since Christian Wunsch last released on Polegroup, but Mutation shows that he has lost none of his potency. "Organic Molecules" is a dense, drum-heavy workout with little else than clicking, steely percussion joining the monstrous kicks. "Cosmic Radiation" is equally dense, with rickety slivers of percussion bouncing off a central bass and drum combination of concrete weight. By contrast, "Chemical Reactions" has a loose, almost organic rhythm, like the straightest, most clubby iteration of Cosmic / Lost Recordings. Finally, "Microorganisms" sounds like Wunsch has been listening to a lot of Mike Parker, with pneumatic bass and dark bleeps prevailing.
1975 EP
POLEGROUP 023
21 Apr 14
Techno
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1975 A (Reeko remix) - (8:37) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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1975 B - (5:45) 128 BPM
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1975 C - (6:39) 128 BPM
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1975 A - (6:14) 129 BPM
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Review: US producer Developer teams up with Mulero's Pole Group label for a fine dancefloor techno release. "1975 A" is a tough rhythm track, its distorted kicks and grinding riffs pushing into Mills-esque territory. "B" is just as dense, but not as visceral. While the central rhythm bangs away, Developer uses swirling filters and dreamy chords to create a deeper sound. The same is true on "C", where snappy percussion and dramatic string stabs unfold over a pulsing, predatory bassline. The label has commissioned a great remix of "A", with Spanish producer Reeko making the original less abrasive thanks to its surging chords and intricate percussive filaments.
A Sensible Alternative To Emotion: Remixes
POLEGROUP 025
21 Jul 14
Techno
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The 12th Planet (Silent Servant remix) - (5:59) 123 BPM
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Nucleoid (Jonas Kopp remix) - (6:37) 127 BPM
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Massless Particle (Oscar Mulero remix) - (5:39) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Dronid (Tripeo Digital edit remix) - (9:24) 84 BPM
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Massless Particle (Oscar Mulero digital bonus remix) - (5:54) 126 BPM
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Parallel Computing (Tripeo remix) - (6:35) 127 BPM
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Review: Oscar Mulero's Polegroup calls upon a storied cast of producers to remix Exuim's 2013 album, which begins with this EP's highlight: a fresh, post-punky - supremely techno sounding - Silent Servant remix to "The 12th Planet". Jonas Kopp's remix to "Nucleoid" is a deep vamp of circulating darkness for the warehouse set, while Oscar Mulero turns in a dubby, liquid-coated production of throbbing bass frequencies when reworking "Massless Particle". The digital version of this EP presents two bonus remixes and the first comes from Dark Esser's Tripeo alias with an edit of "Dronid". It's both booming and calm while Mulero provides a second subterranean option of "Massless Particle". Tripeo's official remix of "Parallel Computing" completes the EP with a combination of bleep and chime sequences wavering on top of watery basslines and industrial atmospheres. Something here for every techno DJ.
A Sensible Alternative To Emotion Remixes
POLEGROUP 025
21 Jul 14
Techno
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The 12th Planet (Silent Servant remix) - (5:59) 124 BPM
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Nucleoid (Jonas Kopp remix) - (6:37) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Massless Particle (Oscar Mulero remix) - (5:39) 128 BPM
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Dronid (Tripeo Digital edit remix) - (9:24) 126 BPM
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Massless Particle (Oscar Mulero Digital Bonus remix) - (5:54) 126 BPM
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Parallel Computing (Tripeo remix) - (6:35) 127 BPM
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Complex
POLE 009
03 Oct 11
Techno
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Complex (Rolando remix) - (7:58) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Complex - (5:22) 132 BPM
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The Quiet Man - (5:15) 134 BPM
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Mantra
POLE 005
15 Nov 10
Techno
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Mantra (Peter Van Hoesen remix) - (7:08) 129 BPM
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Lifeforce - (5:14) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Mantra - (5:43) 136 BPM
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A Sensible Alternative To Emotion
POLEGROUP 016
03 Jun 13
Techno
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Dronid - (4:36) 123 BPM
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Massless Particle - (4:52) 125 BPM
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Parallel Computing - (4:41)
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Absolute Magnitude - (5:53) 128 BPM
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Biosh - (5:11) 123 BPM
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Dagma - (2:34) 165 BPM
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Cimmerian Trail - (6:32) 120 BPM
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Novakron - (5:49) 123 BPM
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Nucleoid - (5:40) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The 12th Planet - (5:19) 123 BPM
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Review: Exium continue to strengthen their working relationship with Pole Recordings, gracing Oscar Mulero's label with A Sensible Alternative To Emotion, their second studio album. Having spent over a decade refining their own vision of hard edged techno, Exium use this platform of a second album to expand on their established sound, at times easing down the tempos and intensity for a more balanced listen across the 10 tracks. Productions such as the granite heavy "Massless Particle" or tunnelling abstraction of "Absolute Magnitude" demonstrate this is no drastic departure from the Exium sound but there's an equal consideration for melodic arrangements and more subdued moments.
Rotating Frames EP
POLEGROUP 032
15 Jun 15
Techno
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Monopoles - (5:48) 128 BPM
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Magnetic Flux - (5:53) 127 BPM
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Rotating Frames - (5:33) 128 BPM
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Early Life - (5:41) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Exium continues his strong run of releases. As this four-tracker so ably demonstrates, what's really impressive about the Spanish producer is his ability to integrate existing tropes with his own sound. On "Monopoles", this approach sees him fuse a Function-style linear pulse with a repetitive vocal sample, while "Magnetic Flux" goes further and deeper into this direction, a dank, tunneling rhythm led by tonal bleeps and blips. On the title track, he changes direction again, with the kind of drones that one would associate with Hospital Productions fused with shaking percussion, while "Early Life" brings the release to a close to the sound of Mills-inspired, panel-beating drums.
Seleccion Natural Parte 5 EP
POLE 004
26 Jul 10
Techno
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Exium - "After Exposure" - (5:27) 135 BPM
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Oscar Mulero - "Simulated Visibility" - (5:10) 133 BPM
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Reeko - "6 Sievert" - (5:18) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Christian Wunsch - "Sacred Geometry" - (5:46) 134 BPM
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Enemies Of The Indestructible EP
POLEGROUP 014
12 Nov 12
Techno
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DragN - (6:10) 130 BPM
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Zero Summing - (5:18)
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Electrica Phenomena - (6:26) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Emission Of Electrons Of A Surface - (4:55) 128 BPM
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Unknown Landscapes Vol 3 (unmixed tracks)
POLEGROUP 35CD
01 Jan 16
Techno
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Exium - "Unknown Landscapes Vol 3 - Mixed By Exium" (continious DJ mix) - (1:12:57) 128 BPM
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Edit Select - "The Freezing Process" - (4:01) 160 BPM
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Vril - "KnokOKknok" - (6:37) 128 BPM
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Samuli Kemppi - "Bioskop" - (6:02) 128 BPM
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Birth Of Frequency - "ColdSpell" - (6:04) 125 BPM
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Refracted - "Separate Action" - (7:01) 124 BPM
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Jeroen Search - "The Method Differs" - (6:15) 140 BPM
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Echologist - "1968" - (6:30) 127 BPM
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Francois X - "Crisp" - (6:56) 128 BPM
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Eric Fetcher - "Commender" - (5:41) 133 BPM
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Antigone - "Printers Devil" - (6:05) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Mental Resonance - "Resonant Object" - (5:34) 127 BPM
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Reeko - "Regnum Asturorum" - (5:35) 130 BPM
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Oscar Mulero - "Ascension" - (5:49) 127 BPM
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Ribe - "Deviation" - (5:55) 130 BPM
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Inigo Kennedy - "The Shepard Tones" - (7:31) 130 BPM
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Christian Wunsch - "Blazar" - (5:36) 127 BPM
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UVB - "Fantastic P" - (5:45) 136 BPM
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Kwartz - "Doctrine" - (5:33) 128 BPM
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Sleeparchive - "Multicolored Works" - (6:07) 132 BPM
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Dino Sabatini - "Enigmatica" - (5:15) 121 BPM
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Pulse One - "Estrangements" - (5:38) 127 BPM
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Exium - "Bextar" - (5:31) 128 BPM
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Allen - "Altered Memory" - (5:12) 117 BPM
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Conrad Van Orton - "Nathalie" - (8:01) 124 BPM
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Seek EP
POLEGROUP 041
04 Nov 16
Techno
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Jonas Kopp - "Grey Area" (original mix) - (2:05) 154 BPM
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Jonas Kopp - "Intelligent Seeker" (original mix) - (5:45) 130 BPM
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Jonas Kopp - "Akut" (Orignal mix) - (4:51) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Pfirter - "Into Another Dimension" (original mix) - (2:37) 148 BPM
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Pfirter - "Euritmia" (original mix) - (6:04) 128 BPM
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Pfirter - "Earth Rising" (original mix) - (5:35) 129 BPM
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Played by: Miss Electric, Brumaag
Chains Of Abstraction EP
POLEGROUP 044
17 Feb 17
Techno
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Cloned Motions (original mix) - (6:22) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Chains Of Abstraction (original mix) - (5:38) 127 BPM
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Sensorium (Reeko remix) - (7:06) 130 BPM
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Sensorium (original mix) - (6:08) 128 BPM
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Played by: Brumaag
Form & Void
POLEGROUP 026
15 Sep 14
Techno
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Form & Void (original mix) - (6:03) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Form & Void (Reeko remix) - (5:37) 129 BPM
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Breakage (original mix) - (7:24) 128 BPM
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Breakage (Exium remix) - (5:51) 128 BPM
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Review: Spanish outpost Polegroup is the archetypal techno label, and Kwartz is a purveyor of the finest techno workouts. After having released artists such as the US' Developer, the nomadic Kwartz touches down on the label with two daring and sublimely bleak tracks for the midnight hour. Both "Form & Void" and "Breakage" are perfect Berghain tracks for the likes of Dettman or Klock, but that's not all - Reeko and Exium remix the former and the latter respectively, turning up the power considerably and making things that little bit heavier.
Control Is An Illusion EP
POLEGROUP 047
06 Oct 17
Techno
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A Tragic End - (7:19) 126 BPM
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Right Discipline - (5:27) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Dissociation Of Body & Mind - (6:22) 127 BPM
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Theory Of Emptiness - (5:29) 127 BPM
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Review: Pole Recordings, as it was known back in 2014, was one of the first labels to release material by Kwartz aka Mario Campos. Fast forward three years and a number of EPs later, and the Spanish producer returns to Oscar Mulero's renamed imprint. "A Tragic End" starts the release in somewhat reflective mode, as Campos brings together atmospheric textures with a dense, stepping rhythm. There is no musical element on "Right Discipline", where a rolling, hammering groove and metallic drums collide. The release takes an intense turn on "Dissociation of Body and Mind", where waves of electronic fury unfold over a rough, mangled rhythm and pile-driving percussion. By the time he reaches the relatively serene "Theory of Emptiness", Kwartz's fans will be craving its dubbed out nuances.
Blood EP
POLEGROUP 034
30 Oct 15
Techno
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Blood - (4:49) 128 BPM
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Blood (Exium remix) - (6:04) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Skin (original mix) - (5:04) 128 BPM
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Skin (Kwartz remix) - (5:37) 131 BPM
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The Ascension Of Mind LP
POLEGROUP 46
16 Jun 17
Techno
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Psychopath - (2:00) 128 BPM
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Entering - (5:37) 128 BPM
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Subconscious - (5:28) 120 BPM
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Diffracted - (5:37) 128 BPM
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Rentless Pain - (5:59) 130 BPM
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Seasick - (5:11) 128 BPM
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Furrow - (5:02) 130 BPM
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Cyclic Human - (5:02) 130 BPM
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Optic Chiasm - (5:03) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Brain Revolution - (3:33) 85 BPM
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Played by: Persohna
Review: Mind is Fautzi's third album and follows two long players for Soma as well as a brace of EPs on Figure, Warm Up and Pole. It's a mysterious, textured affair that begins with the ambient noise of "Psychopath" before moving into the eerie sound scape menace of "Entering". The Portuguese producer then shifts his attention towards the dance floor - "Subconscious" is a stripped back, minimal groove laden down with eerie soundscapes, while on "Defracted" and "Rentless", he veers down a tunnelling, acid soaked path, like a murky, visceral version of Sandwell District. "Seasick" is darker and more droning, led by a Mike Parker-style bass, but no matter what style he tuns his hand to, Mind demonstrates that Fautzi is a master.
Electric Storm EP
POLEGROUP 022
10 Mar 14
Techno
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Electric Storm (original mix) - (6:12) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Electric Storm (Sigha remix) - (6:07) 128 BPM
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Cave (original mix) - (5:54) 130 BPM
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Cave (Tommy Four Seven remix) - (5:12)
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Review: Arguably one of Spain's most prolific techno talents, Oscar Mulero returns to the super label PoleGroup with the Electric Storm EP. The title track combines Mulero's trademark throb and reverb-heavy ambience with powerful drums, while "Cave" takes things in an even darker direction, with brittle percussion resonating against reverb-heavy ambience. The remixes aren't too shoddy either; Our Circula Sound boss Sigha delivers a remix of the title track with some prickly yet powerful synth blips, and Tommy Four Seven coats "Cave" with an industrial fuzz and into a broken techno nightmare which will destroy any dancefloor.
Like A Wolf
POLE 006
28 Mar 11
Techno
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Like A Wolf - (5:40) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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In A Silent Way - (5:35) 130 BPM
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Horses - (5:13) 133 BPM
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Review: Spanish producer Oscar Mulero always brings an experimental edge to dancefloor techno, and Like A Wolf is no exception. "In A Silent Way" starts off life as a solid dubby rhythm, but gradually Mulero raises the intensity levels, turning it into a jarring industrial workout, but adding airy atmospheric textures to offset the austerity. "Horses" makes no such concessions, featuring noisy beats and a recoiling bassline from the outset, but "Like A Wolf" sees him revert to an unpredictable approach. Underpinning the evil acid licks are heavy break beats and the kind of eerie sound textures that wouldn't sound out of place on an Autechre album.
Synchronous Rotation
POLE 010
05 Dec 11
Techno
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Tidal Acceleration - (5:26) 130 BPM
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Orbital Resonance - (5:32) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Rotation - (5:19) 130 BPM
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Muscle & Mind
POLEGROUP 031
20 Apr 15
Techno
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Mind-Body Interaction - (3:01) 152 BPM
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Dualistic Concept - (8:53) 126 BPM
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Involuntary Response - (5:16) 84 BPM
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Anatomical Variation - (5:38) 125 BPM
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Mentally Induced Action - (6:37) 51 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Interrelated - (5:49) 125 BPM
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Mindful Body - (5:47) 127 BPM
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201 Element - (6:30) 160 BPM
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Mechanical Function - (6:16) 120 BPM
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Muscle & Mind - (6:01) 120 BPM
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Mental Causation - (4:00) 132 BPM
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Unconscious - (5:11) 120 BPM
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Review: Spanish techno stalwart Oscar Mulero trailed this fourth album in as many years with Dualistic Concept, a set of typically dark, hypnotic and ghostly remixes. That can be found on the second disc, and ties in neatly with the robust, forthright and atmospheric sound of the album itself. Muscle & Mind has moments of beauty, of course - see the blissful ambience of "Mental Causation" and enveloping chords and found sounds of "Unconscious" - but for the most part it's concerned with the power of rhythm. Few are better at wringing maximum intensity from loop-heavy jams, and Mulero's love of dusty white noise, trippy melodies and skittering percussion guarantees variety in the grooves throughout.
Seleccion Natural Parte 6 EP
POLEGROUP 013
16 Jul 12
Techno
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Oscar Mulero - "Reverberation" - (6:06) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Exium - "No Sign Of Weakness" - (5:45) 130 BPM
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Christian Wunsch - "Sleeper Cell" - (5:51) 128 BPM
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Reeko - "Lynx" - (5:25) 129 BPM
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Review: Spanish techno power clique Oscar Mulero, Reeko, Exium and Christian Wunsch load and fire part six of their Seleccion Natural series out of Mulero's Polegroup canon. The previous five blasts came from Reeko's Mental Disorder, Christian Wunsch's Tsunami Records and Mulero's native Warm Up Recordings. Reeko's "Lynx" is a hi-octane power-trip of scratchy industrialism and gunshot snares jacked with a ferocious pace, as is Mulero's "Reverberation" only to a more bleepy and streamlined effect, with obvious fidelity toward Surgeon, Regis and Jeff Mills. Had Wunsch's booming "Sleep Cell" not been released here, it could easily hold its own among the factory-made releases of Perc Trax. Exium proceed with break-beat drums in "No Sign Of Weakness" which aggressively lends itself to a trove of over-driven bass squelches, piston pushing white noise and a tribal ramshackle of percussion - cabalistic techno at it's most dangerous.
Unknown Landscapes Mix Vol 1 (DJ Mix)
POLEGROUP 020
25 Nov 13
Techno
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Unknown Landscapes Mix Vol 1 (continuous mix by Oscar Mulero) - (1:08:56) 126 BPM
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Second Skin EP
POLEGROUP 037
11 Mar 16
Techno
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Second Skin (original mix) - (6:24) 83 BPM
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Second Skin (Architectural remix) - (5:41) 123 BPM
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Second Skin (Architectural Digital Bonus remix) - (5:53) 123 BPM
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Rotar (original mix) - (6:43) 120 BPM
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Rotar (Tensal remix) - (6:06) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Rotar (Tensal Digital Bonus remix) - (6:36) 127 BPM
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Played by: S-File, JAK, Resident Advisor
Review: Spanish techno veteran Oscar Mulero goes deeper than usual on Second Skin. The title track is underpinned by a typical Mulero stepping rhythm, but has he added feature of chords flowing and churning overhead. In a similar vein is "Rotar". Based on a straighter arrangement, firing percussion and a rumbling groove underpin synths that soar and swoop like autumn leaves in the wind. The mood changes for the darker with the remixes. Architectural's two versions of the title track are characterised by jagged percussion and intense acid burns, while Tensal's takes on "Rotar" are spring-loaded with churning filters and tough kicks.
Internal Pressure EP
POLEGROUP 051
29 Jun 18
Techno
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Internal Pressure (original mix) - (5:48) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Dissolution (original mix) - (5:48) 128 BPM
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Dissolution (Tensal remix) - (6:22) 128 BPM
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Exceed By Delicacy (original mix) - (5:18) 129 BPM
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Played by: Persohna, Phase Fatale
Empirical Science
POLE 007
06 Jun 11
Techno
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Cyberpunk - (6:33) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Dystopic Futures - (6:44) 130 BPM
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Empirical Science - (5:50) 130 BPM
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Review: Spanish producer Reeko impresses with a killer three-tracker for Oscar Mulero's label. "Cyberpunk" starts off with a high-paced, pulsing electronic rhythm featuring snappy percussion, which midway through veers towards jarring, industrial riff-led intensity. The end product sounds like the soundtrack to a chase scene in a sci-fi movie. Despite its title, "Dystopic Futures" is less frenetic but still sees Reeko test the limits of techno acceptability with repetitive metallic jabs. Finally, the title track features the bassy menace of Orphx, but is combined with an evil filter that could only be the work of this maverick talent.
Bad Mood EP
POLEGROUP 033
31 Aug 15
Techno
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Empty Streets - (6:01) 128 BPM
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Bad Mood - (5:11) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Dishonest Thoughts - (5:43) 128 BPM
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Sunday Night - (6:18) 124 BPM
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Review: Spain's Reeko returns to the dance floor for his latest excursion on Oscar Mulero's label. Tough, tribal beats, rolling grooves and insistent rhythms are on offer across these four tracks. However, to describe Reeko's music in such simplistic terms is to do it a disservice. Each track on this release has an extra layer, an added dimension that makes it stand out from the increasingly crowded tough techno scene. On "Empty Streets", this manifests itself in the form of niggling percussion, the title track is characterised by its tough tribal beats and best of all, "Dishonest Thoughts" resonates to gut-wrenching sub-bass.
Humans Or Animals EP
POLEGROUP 048
17 Nov 17
Techno
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TZXX-1 - (7:13) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Dusty Humans - (5:42) 133 BPM
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Dog Bite - (5:11) 128 BPM
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Animals Fight Back - (5:55) 133 BPM
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Played by: MOD3LLR, Kessell
Momentum
POLEGROUP 011
27 Feb 12
Techno
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Momentum - (7:39) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Miracle - (6:20) 133 BPM
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Indonesian's Dream - (5:21) 133 BPM
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Review: Reeko's reputation as a hard techno producer takes something of a battering - in the best possible way - on Momentum. The title track starts with ticking percussion and a squelchy, cavernous rhythm, but rather than intensify, it leads into a mellow, filtered denouement ending in textured ambience. "Miracle" maintains and builds on this approach, its beats softer and its chord sequence sounding like it would be more at home on a deep house release. Reeko reverts to type on "Indonesian's Dream". There, tight rhythms play out over dense, dubby beats, but the inclusion of dreamy, Detroit-style pads shows that for this release at least, Reeko is leaving his banging sensibilities at the studio door.
Perctrax vs PoleGroup Part 1
POLEGROUP 019
18 Nov 13
Techno
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Reeko - "Recharger" - (5:30) 125 BPM
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Sawf - "Trivoli" - (8:07) 128 BPM
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Perc - "405" - (6:06) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Christian Wunsch - "Alpha Particle" - (6:01) 126 BPM
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Review: The only question that arises from this collaborative release is: why did it take so long? As this split release shows, Perc's label and Oscar Mulero's Pole Group share a lot of common ground, but the key difference is that the UK operation has an underlying grittiness. This is evident on the sweeping chords and grinding rhythms of Sawf's "Trivoli" and Perc's "405", the latter a stomping, slamming affair led by distorted kicks and a ferocious, militaristic rhythm. By contrast, the Pole Group material is more considered. Reeko's "Recharger" is a drummy affair led by a tapestry of hissing percussion, while Christian Wunsch's "Alpha Particle" is a deep space serving of alien, acid-led techno.
Unknown Landscapes Vol 4 (unmixed tracks)
POLEGROUP 42CD
09 Dec 16
Techno
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Daphne RXX - "Aspects" (original mix) - (1:44) 83 BPM
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Mike Parker - "Serrated Formation" (original mix) - (5:24) 128 BPM
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Reggy Van Oers - "Unobtrusive" (original mix) - (8:26) 127 BPM
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Reeko - "Basic Sentence" (original mix) - (5:52) 133 BPM
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Karl Bult - "System" (original mix) - (7:00) 130 BPM
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DJ Hyperactive - "A Running Start" (original mix) - (6:03) 130 BPM
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Jonas Kopp - "Fu Factor" (original mix) - (4:33) 128 BPM
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Exium - "Fluid Dynamics" (original mix) - (5:35) 85 BPM
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Kwartz - "Slow Motion" (original mix) - (5:44) 127 BPM
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Pfirter - "Ver" (original mix) - (6:00) 128 BPM
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Oscar Mulero - "In Full Circle" (original mix) - (5:42) 126 BPM
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Unbalance - "Rejected" (original mix) - (5:29) 130 BPM
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Tensal - "Concatenation" (original mix) - (6:08) 127 BPM
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Kessell - "Addictive States" (original mix) - (6:01) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Reeko - "Dead Animal" (original mix) - (6:32) 132 BPM
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Refracted - "Positive Charge" (original mix) - (7:03) 127 BPM
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Kangding Ray - "Khat" (original mix) - (8:09) 87 BPM
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Donor - "Last Cause" (original mix) - (6:37) 128 BPM
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Mod 21 - "Phasing" (original mix) - (7:03) 127 BPM
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Trolley Route - "Sunflowers" (original mix) - (6:25) 122 BPM
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Lussuria - "Dockside Pickup" (original mix) - (7:05) 117 BPM
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Positive Centre - "Forever Optimun" (original mix) - (4:57)
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Reeko - "Unknown Landscapes Vol 4" (continuous DJ mix) - (1:13:47) 129 BPM
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Played by: Kessell, OPTICIAN
Review: Oscar Mulero's Polegroup label closes the year with a mammoth compilation that defines the current state of the techno nation. As Unknown Landscapes shows, it is a diverse place. There's droning ambience from Daphne RXX, while Reeko, Reggy Van Oers and Mike Parker deliver bleep-heavy, hypnotic groove that draw on the influence of F.U.S.E and Sandwell District. Heads-down loopy fare is also catered for - with the spiky percussion and bleak filters of Jonas Koop's "Fu Factor" standing out - and the form also revisits the rough, analogue sound of the 90s thanks to Karl Bult and American scene veteran DJ Hyperactive's contributions.
Expeditions EP
POLEGROUP 045
14 Apr 17
Techno
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Expedition 1 (original mix) - (6:08) 127 BPM
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Expedition 1 (Exium remix) - (6:36) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Expedition 2 (original mix) - (6:43) 127 BPM
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Expedition 3 (original mix) - (7:35) 127 BPM
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Played by: Subdermic
Review: Berlin-based Refracted has released on a range of labels, including Silent Season and Slow Life, but no matter where he puts out material, the result is the same - hypnotic, mesmerizing techno. This debut on Polegroup is a case in point; "Expedition 1" takes its cues from Mike Parker and even Hawtin's FUSE project, but Refracted uses 303s to build and build over a fathomic sub-bass and hissing, lean percussion. "Expedition 2" uses a similar approach, as Refracted substitutes the pulsing acid with chiming chords. On the third "Expedition", the sound is more earthy, with heavy kicks providing the backing for Refracted's percussive bursts, while Exium's take on the first "Expedition" completes the release with dubby effects and a cavernous bass.
Prime EP
PGAINE 01
02 Mar 18
Techno
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RibA© - "Atop" - (6:07) 127 BPM
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Oisel - "Erosione" - (6:21) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Refracted - "The Drums" - (7:03) 127 BPM
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Ruptur3 - "28064212" - (5:26) 125 BPM
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Digital Bonus EP
POLEGROUP 0501
02 Jul 18
Techno
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Negative Selection - (5:43) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Struggle For Existence - (4:59) 130 BPM
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Review: As its title suggests, Digital Bonus is an EP designed for non-vinyl fans of Seleccion Natural, the techno super group comprising Reeko, Tensal and Oscar Mulero. The good news for digital DJs is that this is not something that has been rushed out or released as an afterthought. "Negative Selection" catches them in full flight, with tough, steely drums and pounding kicks delivering the kind of killer, punchy techno that they are best known for. "Struggle for Existence" is better still, with Seleccion Natural combing surging chord sequences with a murky, meat bass that will level sound systems. Overall, it's a great digital selection.
Seleccion Natural
POLEGROUP 050
01 Jun 18
Techno
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Expression Gnt - (5:28) 130 BPM
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Molecular Genetics - (5:31) 130 BPM
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Hox Genes - (5:16) 130 BPM
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Biological Fitness - (5:28) 130 BPM
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Random Mutations - (6:42) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Genotype - (6:29) 130 BPM
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Geometric Animal - (5:31) 130 BPM
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Evolution - (5:24) 130 BPM
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Review: To mark the 50th release on PoleGroup, its owner Oscar Mulero has teamed up with Exium and Reeko to create the Selecci?n Natural project. Beginning with the stepping rhythm and bleak acid of "Expression Gnt", this release defines everything that the Spanish label stands for. There's the pile-driving tribal beats and swooshing filters of "Molecular Genetics", while on "Hox Genes", the trio veer into dense broken beats and wild, psychedelic reverberations. "Biological Fitness" is a straighter, more industrial groove, while a reminder that the Spanish label is nothing if not diverse comes in the shape of banging, tranced out peak-time "Random Mutations". Here's to 50 more releases.
Polar Angle
POLEGROUP 015
18 Feb 13
Techno
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SCMWY-01 - (6:13) 126 BPM
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SCMWY-02 - (5:54) 123 BPM
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SCMWY-03 - (6:37) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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SCMWY-04 - (6:52) 126 BPM
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Review: The producer behind Polar Angle probably won't win any prizes for track titles, but in the world of underground techno, such small issues don't matter. All that counts is that SCMWY-01" is a rolling, dense affair, supported by dense claps, while SCMWY-02 opts for an alternate approach, favouring more tranced out chords and grimy beats. But neither track can prepare the listener for SCMWY-03". Its thundering drums come hurtling in over a high paced groove, like a juggernaut veering out of control, while the fourth installment is the hardest track of them all thanks to its searing, aggressive drums.
Fixed Zenith
POLEGROUP 017
16 Sep 13
Techno
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SCJKN-06 - (6:05) 127 BPM
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SCJKN-13 - (6:05) Biggest-selling track on this release
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SCJKN-15 - (5:58) 126 BPM
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SCJKN-09 - (6:02) 127 BPM
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Direct Isometry
POLEGROUP 027
10 Nov 14
Techno
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SCBPA - 23 - (6:46) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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SCBPA - 20 - (6:13) 128 BPM
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SCBPA - 24 - (6:37) 128 BPM
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SCBPA - 07 - (6:00) 127 BPM
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Played by: Paul Mac, Alert, Marco Bailey
Review: Oscar Mulero and Christian Wunsch's Spherical Coordinates collaboration may have a home away from home in Belgian techno titans Token, but their HQ will always be Pole Group. After two releases on Token, Mulero and Wunsch return to Spain for their fifth Spherical Coordinates record together and another masterclass in burrowing club constructions. Those techno selectors whose every weekend is spent in the booths testing the soundsystems and dancefloors of basements and warehouses will naturally gravitate towards these four cuts, where relentless drums and deep, ever evolving atmospheres rule at large.
Cause Effect EP
POLEGROUP 039
05 Aug 16
Techno
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Cause 1 - (6:51) 127 BPM
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Cause 2 - (6:06) 127 BPM
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Effect 1 - (5:55) 127 BPM
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Effect 2 - (6:03) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Hector Sandoval's Tensal has been brewing the brood since 2014 and he's played a significant role in shaping the current aesthetic of Developer's Modularz label in recent years. Closely aligned with Modularz is Oscar Mulero's formidable Pole Group, and now Tensal brings his aggression to the label for the first time. The EP provides two "Cause" and two "Effects" tracks with both halves definable by their sound; "Cause 1" is cold and bleepy, Cause 2" a little warmer and electronic, while "Effect 1" is some serious heat for the Tresor vault. But for us all roads lead to "Effect 2", a bombastic wave of techno terror with a deathly arpeggio of staccato synths. Bomb.
Polegroup 5yrs
POLEGROUPBOX 1
09 May 16
Techno
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Architectural - "Sorrow" (original mix) - (6:06) 123 BPM
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Tripeo - "Lugom" (original mix) - (5:28) 130 BPM
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Kessell - "Prana" (original mix) - (5:22) 126 BPM
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Kwartz - "Simulacrum" (original mix) - (5:50) 128 BPM
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Oscar Mulero - "Genetix" (original mix) - (7:34) 120 BPM
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Exium - "Biolag" (original mix) - (5:32) 128 BPM
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Jonas Kopp - "M31" (Reeko remix) - (5:50) 131 BPM
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Christian Wunsch - "Emission Lines" (original mix) - (6:02) 127 BPM
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Spora - "Critical Consequence" (original mix) - (6:17) 127 BPM
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Tensal - "Pgb5a" (original mix) - (6:21) 127 BPM
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Exium - "Nucleoid" (Lewis Fautzi remix) - (5:25) 130 BPM
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Developer - "No Introduction" (original mix) - (7:41) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Oscar Mulero - "Horses" (Exium remix) - (6:36) 127 BPM
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Pearl - "Memoria" (Oscar Mulero remix) - (5:39) 130 BPM
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Reeko - "Electrical Phenomena" (remake) - (5:52) 128 BPM
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Christian Wunsch - "Radioactive Decay" (Tripeo remix) - (6:43) 129 BPM
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Lewis Fautzi - "Centaurus A" (original mix) - (6:03) 128 BPM
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Perc - "Body Con" (original mix) - (5:42) 129 BPM
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Review: Oscar Mulero's other label celebrates its fifth anniversary with this mammoth compendium. For fans of the Spanish imprint's club techno there is no shortage of material to get excited about; the Lewis Fautzi remix of Exium's "Nucleoid" is a hypnotic groove par excellence, its confluence of acid and droning pulses arcing to a tantalising climax, while Christian Wunsch and Exium once again represent the tough industrial and dub-meets-noise sound of the label on "Emission Lines" and "Biolag" respectively. However, there is also a more musical, reflective side to Poelgroup's sound. In this regard, 5 Years delivers most impressively with the chilling strings of the Architectural project from Reeko as well as the Spanish producer's cinematic, break beat-led reshape of Jonas Kopp's "M31".
Unknown Landscapes Selected 1
POLEGROUP 021
09 Dec 13
Techno
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DVS1 - "Strobe" - (7:18) 132 BPM
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Oscar Mulero - "Second Layer" - (6:09) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Christian Wunsch - "Thooft" - (5:53) 127 BPM
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Exium - "Solar Masses" - (5:42) 125 BPM
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Oscar Mulero - "Electric Storm" - (7:11) 129 BPM
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Reeko - "Enlightenment Process" - (7:02) 125 BPM
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Adam X - "Meridien Arc" - (6:18) 126 BPM
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Forward Strategy Group - "Plough" - (8:30) 124 BPM
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Victor Martinez - "Relay Truncate" - (6:45) 128 BPM
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Jonas Kopp - "M31" - (7:32) 130 BPM
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Kwartz - "Hate" - (6:08) 127 BPM
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Developer - "Hold It Down" - (6:18) 129 BPM
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Pfirter - "Graviton" - (5:40) 127 BPM
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Spherical Coordinates - "SCHLN-10" - (6:04) 127 BPM
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NX1 - "P1" - (7:10) 127 BPM
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Tadeo - "They So" - (6:03) 128 BPM
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Review: Oscar Mulero's Pole Group closes out the year with a collection from some of techno's most respected producers. While the overall tone on Unknown Landscapes is dark and at times unsettling, it never strays into the plodding furrowed-brow seriousness that often besets contemporary techno. DVS1's "Strobe" sees the US DJ deliver churning chords over a grinding, metallic rhythm, while Reeko's "Enlightenment Process" shifts from pounding broken beats into a spacey, filtered segue. That's not to suggest that the label or its owner have gone soft either; the squelchy acid and stinging riffs of Jonas Kopp's "M31" is as intense as it gets, but at the same time, contributions from Adam X and Forward Strategy Group tingle and pulse in a dubby, fuzzy afterglow.
PoleGroup: Recomposed Part 1
POLEGROUPDC 1
20 Oct 14
Techno
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Reeko - "Miracle" (original mix) - (6:20) 133 BPM
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Oscar Mulero - "Tidal Acceleration" (original mix) - (5:41) 130 BPM
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Exium - "Mantra" (original mix) - (5:47) 136 BPM
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Christian Wunsch - "Complete Surrender" (original mix) - (6:13) 129 BPM
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Exium - "Complex" (Rolando remix) - (8:02) 130 BPM
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Spherical Coordinates - "SCJKN-13" (original mix) - (6:05) 84 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Reeko - "Cyberpunk" (original mix) - (6:33) 133 BPM
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Oscar Mulero - "Horses" (original mix) - (5:18) 133 BPM
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Christian Wunsch - "Planetary Alignment" (original mix) - (6:53) 129 BPM
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Exium - "After Exposure" (original mix) - (5:27) 135 BPM
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Review: Oscar Mulero's label consistently puts out forward thinking techno - and this compilation is no exception. It may start with a surprise for some fans of the Spanish producer's broken beat sounds, with Reeko's "Miracle" delivering ghostly synths over a snaking bass line and Exium's "Mantra" featuring the kind of warbling trance melodies that one would associate with deep Detroit techno. Mulero's own "Tidal Acceleration" heralds a shift back towards more typical sounds as distorted, mangled drums support cold bleeps and a stepping rhythm, while Rolando drops a firing, percussive take on Exium's "Complex". Still, there is enough room for diversity as the skewed metallic rhythms and broken beats of Christian Wunsch's "Complete Surrender" demonstrate.
Unknown Landscapes Vol 5 - Mixed By Jonas Kopp
POLEGROUP 49CD
26 Jan 18
Techno
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Elemnt - "No 4" - (2:11) 131 BPM
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Reeko - "Princess Of Nothing" - (7:01) 127 BPM
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Oscar Mulero - "Carousel" - (5:53) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Exium - "Recovery" - (5:07) 128 BPM
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Makaton - "First Order" - (6:50) 128 BPM
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Fanon Flowers - "Metallic Conduction" - (5:46) 128 BPM
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Kuf - "Dromloop" - (5:58) 132 BPM
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Astronomical Telegram - "Keter" - (7:00) 129 BPM
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Milton Bradley - "SYS 2064" - (4:30) 133 BPM
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Oisel - "Vortice" - (5:58) 135 BPM
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Lewis Fautzi - "Internally" - (5:28) 130 BPM
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Dold - "Fatal Error" - (5:30) 131 BPM
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Farceb - "Skeptical" - (5:32) 87 BPM
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Alderaan - "Celtis" - (6:07) 128 BPM
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Steve Stoll - "Road Agent" - (5:00) 132 BPM
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Marcelus - "Nucleus" - (5:27) 132 BPM
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Oliver Rosemann - "Dekoharenz" - (6:44) 130 BPM
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Kwartz - "No Way Out Of The Hole" - (5:23) 130 BPM
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Dimi Angelis - "Static Fields" - (5:13) 132 BPM
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Pfirter - "Automatic" - (5:39) 130 BPM
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The Transhumans - "Bodiless" - (5:41) 133 BPM
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Dold - "Isolate" - (2:56) 90 BPM
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Various - "Unknown Landscapes Vol 5 Part 1" (continuous DJ mix by Jonas Kopp) - (34:41) 128 BPM
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Various - "Unknown Landscapes Vol 5 Part 2" (continuous DJ mix by Jonas Kopp) - (35:16) 129 BPM
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False Flag
POLE 008
11 Jul 11
Techno
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Buried Mistakes - (6:59) 128 BPM
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Complete Surrender - (6:08) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Inevitable War - (5:54) 129 BPM
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Played by: Jay Wong, Joton
Magnetic Changes
POLEGROUP 012
23 Apr 12
Techno
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Planetary Alignment - (6:47) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Seismic Waves - (6:09) 129 BPM
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Pole Shifting - (6:05) 128 BPM
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Review: Christian Wunsch offers up three distinctly different interpretations of techno for Oscar Mulero's label. "Planetary Alignment" is a dense, soaring groove, led by thundering claps but also containing half-heard, murmured vocals, as if Wunsch is trying to drop subliminal messages into the arrangement. "Seismic Waves" is more sinister with a pulsing bassline unravelling over a skipping rhythm and waves of lapping percussion, its repetition unflinching. Finally, "Pole Shifting" marks a more radical departure as a dubby groove underpins dreamy synths that intensify gradually, while at the same time the rhythm becomes more ponderous and introspective. Like Reeko, Wunsch is pushing the boundaries of techno and coming up with some stunning results.
Unknown Landscapes Vol 2 (DJ mix)
POLEGROUP 28CD
15 Dec 14
Techno
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Unknown Landscapes Vol 2 (continious mix by Christian Wunsch) - (1:07:00) 128 BPM
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Reeko - "Busted" (original mix) - (5:10) 125 BPM
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Claudio Prc - "Atik" (original mix) - (6:15) 129 BPM
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Kessell - "Kelva" (original mix) - (5:43) 126 BPM
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Tensal - "PGA1" (original mix) - (5:41) 128 BPM
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Lewis Fautzi - "Desinformation" (original mix) - (5:32) 130 BPM
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Adriana Lopez - "Close Resemblance" (original mix) - (6:16) 129 BPM
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Ness - "Neuronic" (original mix) - (7:01) 127 BPM
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Woo York - "Farewell Old Friend" (original mix) - (6:09) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Spherical Coordinates - "SCNWO-20" (original mix) - (6:10) 127 BPM
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Subjected - "Shift" (original mix) - (5:45) 125 BPM
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Beta V.05 (original mix) - (5:48) 127 BPM
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Kwartz - "Control" (original mix) - (6:05) 129 BPM
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Error Etica - "TV Treated" (original mix) - (5:42) 127 BPM
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Tripeo - "Zebog" (original mix) - (6:50) 131 BPM
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Giorgio Gigli - "Synergetic Exposure" (original mix) - (6:25) 125 BPM
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Donor - "Cell 424" (original mix) - (6:20) 130 BPM
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Oscar Mulero - "Northern Work" (original mix) - (6:16) 127 BPM
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Go Hiyama - "Mean" (original mix) - (5:48) 86 BPM
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Ben Gibson - "Devine Process" (original mix) - (5:34) 129 BPM
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Exium - "Arkanis" (original mix) - (5:25) 128 BPM
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P E A R L - "Memoria" (original mix) - (6:42) 128 BPM
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