Lash Out - (5:40) 130 BPM
   
Game Theory - (5:01) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Vorm Variaties (sic) is a new series from Alden Tyrell, which is due to yield a total of five records. In contrast to his Italo-inspired records, this first instalment is pure warehouse techno mayhem. The aptly-named "Lash Out" is built on concrete kicks and a sledgehammer rhythm, with Tyrell deploying a stuttering vocal sample to great effect. "Game Theory" isn't quite as visceral, but it does uses similar tactics: the backing track is tough and jacking and there's also a looped vocal sample, but his love for melodies resurfaces in the form of an infectious, churning chord sequence.
CBS 0261
06 Dec 19
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Galactic Highways - (5:57) 130 BPM
   
Phase Two - (6:29) 129 BPM
   
Dimensions - (6:02) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: With a slew of inter-threaded releases to her name since 2012 Brazlian DJ and producer Anna has slowly ascended through the ranks of techno by the way of releases for Novamute and Kompakt Extra. This has come by the way of labels like Twin Turbo and Terminal M with her arrival at Drumcode coming with three deep and driving techno tracks designed for warehouse play. Full throttle Detroit acid rears its head at large in "Dimension" while "Phase Two" sends in a deeper sail of luminous scandic trance and linear Italian techno. The title track merges both previous styles substituting acid lines for percussive bass stabs, with the added touch of rave atmospheres and arpeggios. Missiles.
DC 215
02 Dec 19
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Boss Rhythm - (6:52) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Niio Rhythm - (8:25) 133 BPM
   
Boss Rhythm (dub) - (5:52) 132 BPM
   
Boss Rhythm (Tool) - (1:46) 134 BPM
Review: With releases on R&S, Figure and 50 Weapons to his credit, Benjamin Damage is probably not the most likely producer to release on Feel My Bicep. However, BDB is a new side project from him, and "Boss Rhythm" is a typically barnstorming affair; focusing on a pounding rhythm and wild, filtered stabs, it sees Damage craft a distinctive but effective peak-time track. "Nilo Rhythm" is more atmospheric and its rolling back beats lend it a more spacious sensibility. At the same time, the focus remains on the peak time, and his atmospheric synths are underpinned by a wiry but relentless rhythm.
FMB 016
06 Dec 19
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Major Public Holiday - (6:17) 130 BPM
   
Mark The Day - (5:45) 130 BPM
   
Voter Turnot - (6:17) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: The latest release on Groove Manipulation comes from east European artist Buben, with a three-tracker that's tailor-made for the dance floor. The title track is a tough, acid-soaked metallic banger, underpinned by hollowed out drums and steely high hats. Buben ups the ante on "Mark The Day", where more intense 303 lines are combined with a relentlessly dense rhythm that is populated by looped vocal snippets. Changing tact radically, "Voter Turnot" is a dubbed out groove that resounds to ponderous vocals and dramatic organ stabs. It serves as a reminder why this prolific artist is held in such high regard.
406170 7267574
05 Dec 19
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Waiting For The Sun To Rise Again - (5:56) 116 BPM
   
Anno 1123 - (4:40) 87 BPM
   
That's My Tribe - (5:26) 128 BPM
   
Testing LF OSC - (6:08) 129 BPM
   
Metallic Synthesis - (5:34) 128 BPM
   
The Social Mark - (5:58) 126 BPM
   
Destructive Place - (3:42) 121 BPM
Review: With releases notched up on Subosc and Circular Limited, Cavum now debuts on Rhod. Thrones is an expansive affair, moving from the emotive synths of "Waiting For The Sun To Rise Again" into the wobbling bass and whiplash percussion crackle of "Anno 1123". On "That's My Tribe", Cavum heads down a rolling techno wormhole, while on "Testing LF OSC" and "Metallic Synthesis", he opts for different approach to the dance floor; layering filtered chords and eerie synths over a rolling groove, both tracks pack a powerful punch. Meanwhile, "The Social Mark" sees him change tact once again with its stripped back rhythm and throbbing bass designed for maximum impact.
RRLTD 003
06 Dec 19
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DolorousEXCLUSIVE
   
Dolorous (radio edit) - (3:43) 123 BPM
   
Dolorous (Club mix) - (5:43) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Next up on Donald Wilborn's long-established Embarcadero label is US duo Dahli aka Shaun Valentine and Darin Carter. In its radio edit format, "Dolorous" resounds to a throbbing bass and evocative synth builds, as the pair conjure up a dramatic, euphoria-inducing tracks that's on the right side of epic. On the club mix, Dahli opt for a leaner approach; the bass is throbbing and menacing, the synth melody soars with dark abandon and the overall result is the perfect, moody counterpart to the radio edit mix. It goes to show that Dalhi can cover both bases with effortless ease.
EMBREC 099ALW
02 Dec 19
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Vector - (5:47) 120 BPM
   
Vidur - (6:36) 125 BPM
   
Februar - (7:54) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
CS30 - (4:20) 156 BPM
Review: After a great first release from NonniMal, Icelandic label Lahar is back with a new drop from Den Nard Husher, who was also recently spotted on US label Strobelight Network. The project is a collaboration between Octal Industries and Vector, and finds the pair conjuring up a limber strain of techno with industrial tones and textures but a more springy execution that makes it sound undeniably fresh. "Vector" is especially strong in this regard, while "Februar" juggles a smart array of wriggling rhythmic elements to create a highly technical club track with sound design and FX to get synapses firing all over the joint.
LAHA 02
06 Dec 19
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Dubrunner - "Zoya's Trip" (original mix) - (5:26) 130 BPM
   
An Avrin - "Cave People" (original mix) - (4:49) 125 BPM
   
Avernian - "Odiham" (Terror mix) - (4:33) 85 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Young Muscle - "Vivid Dream Of Death" (original mix) - (5:09) 131 BPM
Review: As one of the most exciting electronic music imprints currently working in the UK, High Class Filter's Scuffed Recordings return here for another tasty selection as they bring forward the third edition of their 'Scuffed Presents' series. We kick off with Dubrunner's exceptional original as the metal drum chops and unpredictable rhythms of 'Zoya's Trip' wade into view, followed closely by the perfectly distorted 808 movements and percussive involvement of 'Cave People' from An Avrin. Next, we take a peek at the Terror mix of Odiham from Avernian, another stuttered masterclass in rhythmic ideas and funky influence, before the smoothened breakbeat themes of 'Vivid Dream Of Death' from Young Muscle brings us to a close.
SCUFPRES 003
06 Dec 19
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Sagittarius A - (5:15) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Pleasure Discipline - (5:56) 135 BPM
   
Ertrinken - (5:38) 140 BPM
   
Growth Cycle (feat Robert Owens) - (5:52) 117 BPM
   
Zahlensender - (8:34) 122 BPM
   
The Approach - (3:32) 160 BPM
   
Nylon Mood - (6:27) 85 BPM
   
Alphabet City - (5:41) 120 BPM
   
Don't Ask, Don't Tell - (6:09) 127 BPM
   
No Entiendes - (6:56) 129 BPM
   
Kurzstrecke - (6:43) 121 BPM
   
Golden Dawn (feat Stefanie Parnow) - (7:14) 133 BPM
   
Interdimensional Interferenc - (5:58) 137 BPM
   
Distant Paradise - (8:04) 128 BPM
   
Be (feat Robert Owens) - (4:50) 138 BPM
   
Vampir - (6:29) 127 BPM
   
Downtown 161 - (11:36) 132 BPM
Review: Existenz is Dave Sumner's third artist album as Function, and it partly ushers in a change in style. While there are echoes of his typical brooding, hypnotic techno on the mysterious, acid-tinged "Nylon Mood" and the heads-down roller, "Golden Dawn" - which features Stefanie Parnow - much of the album comprises a more mellow mood. There's the wonderfully hypnotic 90s ambient of "The Approach" and "Sagittarius A (Right Ascension)", while Function hooks up with vocalist Robert Owens to do deep house on the layered, textured "Growth Cycle". It's without doubt Function's most diverse long player, and ranges from the rickety electro of "Pleasure Discipline" to the dub shanty of "Interdimensional Interference".
TRESOR 315
06 Dec 19
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Sagano - (6:35) 120 BPM
   
Haru Wa Akebono - (6:13) 115 BPM
Review: ESP Institute has become synonymous with championing left of centre dance music and this debut by Hoshina Anniversary is testament to the label's knack of supporting unusual releases. "Sagano" revolves around a low-slung groove and robust drums that support droning textures and colourful synths. On "Haru Wa Akebon'", the Tokyo producer moves towards some semblance of convention; designed for more discerning dance floors, staccato percussion and an understated, pulsating rhythm play host to warm house keys and the sound of machines malfunctioning in the background. It rounds off the latest eccentric EP to be issued by the ESP roster.
ESP 097
13 Dec 19
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Signs Of Disarray - (6:06) 132 BPM
   
Invisible Intruder - (5:10) 114 BPM
   
Nickel From The Bumper - (6:11) 115 BPM
   
Mystified - (5:59) 112 BPM
Review: It's rare for Intergalactic Gary to release his own music, and yet ironically, Disarray sums up much of what is great about his DJing. The tracks range in style from the brutal to the beautiful: on one end of the spectrum, there's the title track's barrelling industrial techno and the low-slung but equally robust steely drums of "Nickel From The Bumper". At the other end, the storied DJ displays his more melodic sensibilities: there's the atmospheric, dreamy Italo of "Invisible Intruder", while "Mystified" sees him trip out to jacking Chicago house. Taken together, these tracks provide a vivid snapshot of his sets.
MNSX 018
13 Dec 19
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Sacred SpacesEXCLUSIVE
   
Aldebaran - (9:25) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Outsider - (9:25) 124 BPM
   
Compuphonic - (6:42) 124 BPM
   
Guiding Missions - (9:19) 124 BPM
   
Autonomous Orbit - (9:46) 124 BPM
   
Anthropocene - (8:30) 83 BPM
   
Pollux - (9:54) 124 BPM
   
Globular Cluster - (8:50) 124 BPM
   
Red Point - (7:28) 124 BPM
   
Planet Nine - (10:25) 124 BPM
   
Entropy - (8:03) 126 BPM
   
The Spinning Magnet - (8:43) 124 BPM
   
Megastructures - (6:58) 127 BPM
   
Frontiers - (6:32) 124 BPM
   
Beyond The Terra - (11:57) 124 BPM
   
Qumuamua - (8:43) 127 BPM
   
Distant Worlds - (8:03) 124 BPM
   
Global Conciousness - (8:34) 124 BPM
   
Exoworlds - (7:16) 124 BPM
   
Expanding Realities - (9:50) 124 BPM
   
Ghost Nebula - (10:27) 124 BPM
   
Future Zen - (8:28) 160 BPM
   
Sacred Spaces - (5:38) 154 BPM
Review: Sacred Spaces is John Ov3rblast aka Ioannis Vlastaris' follow up to his 2017 long player, Sounds Of The Universe. Issued on his own Spaceal Orbeats imprint, it sees him deliver a master class in left of centre electronic music. It ranges in style from the Sandwell District-esque hypnotic steeliness of "Aldebaran" into dubbed out pieces like "The Outsider" and "Compuphonic" as well as the atmospheric space techno of "Guiding Missions" and the dramatic "Autonomous Orbit", the latter being somewhat reminiscent of Vapourspace. Clearly, Vlastaris is at home making a wide variety of underground electronic music - the common bond is his ability to focus on the deeper end of the spectrum.
SPRO 24
04 Dec 19
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Accelerator - (6:38) 136 BPM
   
Beatwave - (5:49) 134 BPM
   
Zoned - (6:13) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Part 4 - (5:39) 137 BPM
Played by: DJ Lukas
Review: Since breaking through in 2016 with his Interstellar Systems EP for Berlin label Dystopian, Jon hester has since gone on to release with the likes of DJ Deep, Radio Slave and Derrick May. In four years the likes of Deeply Rooted, Transmat and Rekids have all released the American's music and this Momentum EP continues Rekids' techno assault in 2019 (see EPs from P.Leone, Roberto and the always faithful Phillipe Petit). Industrial beats all round, "Zone" sends in spiraling rhythms, claps washed in reverb and a relentless forward motion, and "Part 4" is a touch syncopated in comparison, its held together by a hypnotising vocal snippet. Same goes for "Beatwave" only with deeper atmospheres and bleep inspired notation, while a fan's favourite can be in the happy hardcore and contemporary rave of "Accelerator".
RSPX 18
13 Dec 19
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Sun Universe - (6:36) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Purple - (6:11) 128 BPM
   
Catnatized - (4:17) 122 BPM
Played by: DJ Lukas
Review: Having been such the civil servant to an unwieldy scene it's always a pleasure to see legends arnd staunch advocates of their sound make their way onto Cocoon. With the boom of ice cannons and confetti, Landstrumm arrives on the label with some deep, trippy and well inspired electro sounds, with the smooth club-aggro and bassline bounce in "Purple" a nice start. The record pulls slightly leftfield with with the computer electronics and baddass vocals of "Catnatized", with the title track "Sun Universe" your direct route to a sour-faced electro-rave banger.
COR 12167DIGITAL
06 Dec 19
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Blasphemy - (6:11) 135 BPM
   
Unshut - (6:01) 128 BPM
   
Four Feet - (6:35) 126 BPM
   
Four Feet (Metrist remix) - (5:09) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Following a succession of acclaimed releases on Dext, Otik turns to Boogie Box for his latest release. Joining a label that includes STL and Appleblim in its catalogue may be daunting for some artists, but clearly Otik has no such concerns. The tile track is led by dubbed out drums and a subtle, stepping rhythm, while on "Unshut", he veers into deeper waters thanks to the use of blurry textures and ticking bleeps. On "Four Feet", Otik changes tact again, with a focus on atmospheric synths and organic drums, while Metrist rounds off the release with a busy, rhythm-heavy rework of "Feet..."
BOOGIE 007
06 Dec 19
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Confronted (Pan-Pot Basement remix) - (6:45) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Confronted (Frazi.er Raw remix) - (7:25) 133 BPM
   
Confronted (Farrago Welcome To Goa remix) - (6:49) 136 BPM
   
Confronted (Pan-Pot Up In The Air remix) - (6:25) 132 BPM
   
Confronted ([ Wex 10 ] Bigroom remix) - (7:08) 130 BPM
   
Confronted (Anfisa Letyago Stranger remix) - (6:27) 129 BPM
   
Confronted (Pan-Pot Paradise remix) - (4:27) 131 BPM
Review: Ten years ago, Pan-Pot's "Confronted" appeared on Anja Schneider's Mobilee label and in recognition of this milestone, they are issuing remixes on their own imprint. Pan-Pot's own interpretations are inspired; the 'Basement' remix is a superb peak-time affair with the spooky vocal narrative about the girl with red hair playing out over thumping kicks. By contrast, their 'Paradise' remix is far deeper and more atmospheric. Anfisa Letyagos' 'Stranger' version steers "Confronted" back towards the dance floor with a pulsating, electronic groove, while the Frazi.er Raw and Farrago interpretations revert to a peak-time approach, with the latter adding a snatch of tranced-out bliss.
SNDST 070
06 Dec 19
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Artefact - (5:54) 132 BPM
   
Lima - (6:34) 130 BPM
   
21 - (5:54) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Loor - (6:15) 132 BPM
Review: Having impressed with releases on Developer's Modularz label, Yan Cook now brings his Rhomb project to the ARTS imprint. "Artefact" is a hypnotic roller, featuring high-frequency electronic blips exploding over a robust, menacing rhythm. "21" sees Cook venture farther down this direction, with jagged string stabs fired like arrows over tough drums and a relentless, looped groove. The title track marks a shift in direction: while it is also primed for club use, it has a less intense feeling thanks to its tranced out melodies and acidic undercurrents. Consolidating this shift towards a deeper sound is "Lima", where the sublime synths and lean rhythm sound similar to Petar Dundov's reflective techno.
ARTSX 010
09 Dec 19
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Exhibit 2.1: Tilly - (7:23) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Exhibit 2.2: Clava - (6:03) 125 BPM
   
Exhibit 2.3: Pro Foreste Sulgo - (11:49) 125 BPM
Review: Having released on Cocoon, Rico Puestel is now turning his attention to the conceptual Exhibition series. With a focus on analogue production and 303 influences throughout, the second volume in this series delivers a selection of vivid dance floor tracks. There's the propulsive percussion, slamming beats and gurgling acid lines on "Tilly", where the German producer sounds like a halfway house between Hardfloor and Border Community. "Clava" is harder and more intense, as sheet metal drums and layered, discordant tones compete with acid lines for the listener's attention, while on "Pro Foreste Sulgo" Puestel delivers a unique take on electronic disco, the pulsating bass struggling to be heard over shrieking acid and dreamy synths.
XBIT 02
13 Dec 19
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The Crows Battle - (6:21) 124 BPM
   
Elethnic - (7:20) 125 BPM
   
Spaceballad - (7:12) 125 BPM
   
Neurotic Saturday - (5:33) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Vega - (7:15) 122 BPM
   
Sigh (Sunset At Experimental Beach mix) - (6:10) 120 BPM
Review: The latest instalment of the Picture series comes from Sasha Carassi, who has previously released on labels such as Drumcode and Harthouse. Drawing on dreamy synths and airy melodies, both "The Crow's Battle" and "Elethnic" are reflective but also clubby, with the latter in particular resounding to a powerful bass and ponderous vocal samples. Elsewhere, Carassi combines disco house and Italo influences for the clubby "Spaceballad", while on "Neurotic Saturday", the Italian producer fuses warbling acid with insistent brass samples for an infectious house track. Clearly, Carassi is a talented, versatile producer and the spacious production and tripped out samples of "Vega" prove that he can turn his hand to a variety of styles.
DIYNAMIC 121D
13 Dec 19
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VestaEXCLUSIVE
   
Vesta - (7:33) 129 BPM
   
Crossed Wires - (5:42) 126 BPM
   
Peculiar Duality - (5:13) 130 BPM
   
Kamek - (6:31) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Within the UK, we have seen a real rise in popularity with the more experimental, unusual side of bass music, a sound that the team at Jelly Bean Farm have now been championing for a hot minute. This latest four track piece from Squane is a perfect example of just how cool it can get, as we kick off proceedings with a look at the silky subs and subtle breakbeats of the title track 'Vesta'.The smooth vibes continue as we parade through the luscious synthesizer sweeps of 'Crossed Wires' and clicky rhythms of 'Peculiar Duality'. Finally, 'Kamek' lands with colourful percussive melodies and bubbling atmospherics to round us off with a bang!
JBF 012
13 Dec 19
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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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Night Alone - (5:46) 126 BPM
   
Lost Codes - (5:43) 127 BPM
   
White Echoes - (5:13) 127 BPM
   
Wild Palms - (5:30) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: After breaking through in 2013 to a fanfare of applause and reviews thanks to a string of releases on the all encompassing RVNG Intl label, SOS's place within its catalogue presents a foundry of synthy analogue jams. With a penchant for huge vamps and startling crescendos, Dutch powerhouse Dekmantel welcome SOS back to the mainstage, lifting off with the massive "Lost Codes" - a track impersonating what a launch into trans dimensional hyperspace might sound like. Descending further into the cosmos with "Night Alone", it brings with it a small capsule of 80s-sounding New York club and pop influences. Deeper house sentimentalities find their way into the skipping rhythms of "Wild Palms", with "White Echoes" throwing down a gauntlet of acidic bass stabs and pitch-shifting rhodes for a bouncing session of warehouse blues.
DKMNTL 075
09 Dec 19
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Various
   
Nina Kraviz - "Da" - (4:11) 140 BPM
   
Steffi - "Ankertje" - (5:12) 93 BPM
   
IMOGEN - "Bizant" - (4:42) 141 BPM
   
Marcel Dettmann - "Taste 2.0" - (5:42) 127 BPM
   
Cassy - "Joey" - (5:36) 126 BPM
   
Anastasia Kristensen - "Go Getter" - (5:41) 137 BPM
   
Margaret Dygas - "Zeitgeist" - (10:35) 120 BPM
   
Call Super - "Echothread" - (5:54) 144 BPM
   
Maya Jane Coles - "Reason" - (5:27) 124 BPM
   
Sasha - "Comet Chaser" - (7:11) 126 BPM
   
Special Request - "Codename Turbo Nutter" - (5:38) 85 BPM
   
Source Direct - "Vigilante" - (7:23) 113 BPM
   
J. Majik - "The Lost Tribe" - (5:14) 162 BPM
   
Shackleton - "Drawn And Quartered" - (8:09) 136 BPM
   
Pinch & Trim - "That Wasn't It" - (2:43) 128 BPM
   
Daniel Avery - "Whilst We've Got Metal In Our Blood" - (4:00) 144 BPM
   
Mantra - "Embers" - (5:22) 127 BPM
   
B.Traits - "Mameya" - (6:06) 126 BPM
   
Groove Armada - "Wesley Nightshade" - (6:09) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
UNKLE - "Catch Me When I Fall" (Fabric Club mix) - (10:46) 115 BPM
Review: Take a look down the tracklist of Fabric 20th anniversary release and you'll be met with a generation of artists that have helped shape the institution in all manner of ways, be it legendary DJ sets or residencies to previous releases to the FabricLive mix compilations and so on. Inside you'll find a who's who of genre influencers, be they Margaret Dygas and Marcel Dettmann with their European minimal and techno connection, to the more left field and UK-centralised club sounds from Pinch & Trim, Call Super and Special Request. Classics have been leafed from Source Direct, UNKLE and Shackleton, with B.Traits, Maya Jane Coles and Daniel Avery rankable alongside Sascha, Nina Kraviz and Groove Armada in filling a most influential time capsule of club music and DJ culture history.
FRO 000D
06 Dec 19
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Various
   
WLDERZ - "Colombia" - (7:26) 126 BPM
   
Nicolas Bouga?eff - "Nocturne 5" - (7:26) 130 BPM
   
Electric Rescue - "Syncopa" - (6:43) 130 BPM
   
Wisna - "Liquid Soul" - (6:17) 132 BPM
   
Industrialyzer - "Expansion" - (4:58) 130 BPM
   
Juan Trujillo - "Staring At The Light" - (5:25) 130 BPM
   
Responder - "Shift" - (5:30) 132 BPM
   
Andres Campo - "OMG" - (6:42) 130 BPM
   
Ignacio Arfeli - "No Regrets" - (6:05) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dominik Vaillant - "Confront" - (5:59) 129 BPM
Review: Techno never dies. Noir Music, a label littered in the glitz of artists like Dusty Kid, Thomas Schumacher, Butch and Reset Robot, sends in the drones for this Resolute compilation. Banging big room dub techno from Industrialyzer, minimal dusty grooves and spatial atmospheres from Nicolas Bougaieff and some harsh tribal touches from Juan Trujillo. Electric Rescue too turns in a refined take of loopy industrial minimal with the compilation at large a sure fire hit for techno fans, especially those into the early mechanical Detroit stuff, harder UK industrial styles, moody Basic Channel beats and heavier warehouse sessions.
RSLT 001
06 Dec 19
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Various
   
Nina Kraviz - "Test" - (0:38) 159 BPM
   
Ryan James Ford - "Royal Legion" - (4:45) 138 BPM
   
Kyoka - "Link" - (4:19) 130 BPM
   
Analemma - "Plunging Asymptote" - (4:37) 136 BPM
   
PTU - "Black Smokers" - (4:26) 140 BPM
   
ANTIGONE - "DANCE" - (3:00) 147 BPM
   
Carlota - "Locus Error" - (4:00) 145 BPM
   
PTU - "(M1n0r) F1ss10n" - (5:27) 150 BPM
   
Analemma - "Liminal Crisis" - (2:28) 160 BPM
   
Alan Backdrop - "Nizaj" - (8:24) 138 BPM
   
X-Dream - "Superintelligence" - (5:28) 142 BPM
   
X-Dream - "Superintelligence" (Clever mix) - (5:54) 142 BPM
Review: The latest compilation on Trip claims to be inspired by classic trance, but on label owner Nina Kraviz' "Test", it sounds like gabba is the main influence. That said, the 't' word does raise its head on a number of occasions: it is audible on Ryan James Ford's pummelling, rolling "Royal Legion" thanks to the use of eerie melodies, while Antigone's high-octane stepper, "Dance" features lo-fi melodies amid its grinding rhythm. Meanwhile, Analemma's "Plunging Asymptote" features a different dynamic at play: austere vocal samples announce the title, while wild bursts of Frankfurt Trax-synth populate its rickety rhythm. Like all releases on Kraviz' label, Error is a wild sonic trip.
TRP 029
13 Dec 19
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Various
   
Sleeparchive - "Recreant" - (4:32) 136 BPM
   
Jeroen Search - "Radaris" - (6:16) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
TWR72 - "Ruffle" - (5:00) 135 BPM
   
Sev Dah - "Izolacija" - (6:12) 137 BPM
   
Eric Fetcher - "Vein" - (5:29) 134 BPM
   
N?rbak - "FRV" - (6:25) 132 BPM
   
Cirkle - "The End Of Our Future" - (5:16) 135 BPM
   
Oisel - "Dx3" - (6:02) 130 BPM
   
Hemka - "Boogly Woods" - (6:22) 133 BPM
   
Leghau - "Timing" - (6:14) 130 BPM
Review: Dutch imprint Float has decided to celebrate five years in business with two split releases. This second volume starts with the visceral, spiky minimalism of Sleeparchive's "Recreant", with the revered producer substituting tonal bleeps for coruscating percussion. On "Ruffle", label owners Twr72 drop a firing, tribal banger, while Eric Fetcher goes deeper on "Vein". Forsaking the straight dance floor approach in favour of frosty synths and rickety electro drums, it provides some relief before Jeroen Search delivers the lean, streamlined Robert Hood-style techno of "Radaris" and Sev Dah brings this second instalment of the label's fifth anniversary celebrations to a close with the visceral, crunchy rhythm of "Izolacija".
FLOAT 040
02 Dec 19
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SpoitEXCLUSIVE
   
Spoit - (6:09) 128 BPM
   
Mount Castle - (6:14) 129 BPM
   
Tiger - (7:18) 112 BPM
   
Touch - (5:38) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Following an impressive debut on the excellent Pluie/Noir last year, Yuzo Iwata returns with a new EP of leftfield goodies on Malin Genie's self-titled label. Preferring to span a variety of styles, Iwata glides gracefully from the dubbed out oddball techno of "Spoit" to the dubstep-inflected delicacy of "Mount Castle", all the while firing off tasteful splashes of FX and noise to create a vivid sonic imprint. "Tiger" is a switch in mood again, whipping up a distorted mutant acid-disco hybrid that defies easy categorization. "Touch" brings things back to a more linear groove, but there's still plenty of space for psychoactive experimentation atop the forthright beat.
MGM 07
06 Dec 19
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