Review: This pair of Dutch electro-tech smashers have had a busy summer touring the world's clubs and festivals, but are officially back off tour with these three huge new tracks for Lektroluv Records. "Thunderbad" is a low down bass monster, guided along with some epic trance chords and rattling 808 snares, while "Eivissa" goes in for a glistening and uplifting electro vibe complete with some piano breakdowns and huge white-noise rises. Keeping the listener firmly on their toes, closing track "Drop The Beast" is a straight-up techno delight, driven along forcefully by a relentless, live-sounding bassline.
Review: After dropping big EPs such as March's "Hurricane" release or their killer mix of ZZT's "Zzafrica" and Proxy's "Vibrate", Belgian electroists Sound of Stereo go under the remix knife themselves on this revisit of their Mineral EP. Of the many highlights, Dutch duo TWR72 (who made a huge splash with this year's "Summer of '91" single) remix "Opal" into a minimal bomb, while Loops of Fury turn in a devilish Tiga-esque remake of the mighty "Diamond". For a much more soulful and stripped down treatment though, definitely check out Errorism's glorious textbook house treatment.
Review: Having dropped sophisticated electro bombshells since 2010 that have been welded into the sets of 2manydjs, Tiga, Erol Alkan and Crookers, Belgian duo Mumbai Science return in style with this EP. Part 1 of the release boasts "Researchers" - a typically tight, acid-influenced belter with a touch of Kraftwerk melody and old-school electro drums on the echoey fills. There's also "Commandments", which takes a slightly slower approach but doesn't skimp on the mind-exploding synth pile-ons and huge squelchy drops for a second. Destined to be rinsed hard in the next few months.
Review: Teaming up with fellow Belgian Dr Lektroluv to release this new electro banger on the latter's Lektroluv Records, Modek smashes it over the course of these two newies. "Willow" builds with a crunchy, Mumbai Science/Boys Noize-styled acid lead line before smoothly breaking down into a John Carpenter-esque set of doomy choir stabs that get looped into armageddon for a mighty drop. "Dust" keeps things on an equally filthy tip thanks to generous bass distortion and 808 snares, both fused together for an almighty electro stomp. Strong stuff indeed.
Review: A huge double-tracker from Dutchmen Mightyfools that's already got support from Ettienne de Crecy, Larry Tee and Shinichi Osawa amongst others. With some corrosive basslines, enormous electro drums, peak-hour builds and an MC egging you along every step of the way, "That's The Shit" is a big big tune and with the glitched-out rave-steppin' "Baguette" on the flip, this is a single not to be missed.
Review: Hands up who loves switch flipping! Well you're in for a treat... "1975" starts off as deep, stripped back groove with a strange spoken word bassline. Then BANG: a full fuel acid bassline bombards the mix, bringing a whole series of trippy additional noises with it. "Models" is equally naughty; rolling with a set of Detroit-inclined synths, it extends into another stomping groove complete with an automated list of models past and present. Unique, heavy and distinctive: this is Mumbai Science at their best.
Review: Zu drummer, Mike Patton collaborator and performer in The Bloody Beetroots' new live show, Mooro gets around a bit. Here we find him making his debut on the well respected Lektroluv imprint and it's something of a pristine party showcase. "M66R6" is like Justice if they became glue sniffers, "No Stoppin'" is a jagged electro dagger, "Drums Ignorance" is full-flavoured techno-tastic lash-out with all the grit, distortion and chaos of a late 70s punk gig. "For Those About To Funk" complete this accomplished debut with psychedelic slow-mo gusto. Fantastic stuff. More Mooro please!