The Ukrainian techno producer Stanislav Tolkachev will release his third record with Semantica.
Cortex means the nerves in brain used for thinking. On fishing boat this part of brain can sometimes stop working due to lack of sleep and repetitive noise of sea. Alex Cortex is clever man who thinks much about music and also names because ‘Spike Train’ is actually a science word for what nerves do. This confuse simple fishermen at first because this track does not sound like a train, more like when you drive very fast and noises outside your window vanish fast into the distance so that you experience much in a short time. But does not matter as we like the sound – drums on this one are snappy and funksome with big deep bass and a lot happening to occupy nerves. As well as original there is nice mix from Florian Kupfer which is very much simpler and has loud scary kicks which are like the 90s gabber music but actually nice to listen to. ‘Multi’ EP also has ‘Time Texture’ which is maybe not so much a track for dancing to and sounds more like frog blowing bubbles in x-ray machine. Perseus Traxx takes this tune and adds a big descending electro bassline so frog can journey to centre of earth. People who wish techno to tingle head nerves and then forget about head nerves because body nerves are working should buy this record.
Lanthan.audio, the newest label from Christian Gerlach, makes it’s debut EP featuring an original mix from UK’s Edit-Select and spotlights remixes from two hypnotic troopers, Claudio PRC and Mike Parker. Lanthan, literally, is a rare earth metal in addition to something hidden or evasive in terms of Greek mythology. By combining music with both architecture and photography the goal is to not lose sight of all three art forms. Born out of the desire to deliver a diverse package, the label will feature innovative, indestructible, and powerful remixes from some of his most respected producers.
One Detroit legend takes on another here with Carl Craig tackling some classics from Kevin Saunderson’s legendary KMS imprint. First up is his revision of the classic ”Ahnonnghay” by Inner City with its epic, soaring strings and superb synth lead that just reeks of the Motor City. The relentless handclap workout of his take on Esser’ay’s “Forces” and an honourable mention to the classic that is ”Till We Meet Again” with its razor sharp arpeggio, soulful diva strings and strings arrangement that builds and builds with the Carl Craig touch.
Tangible Assets returns with its fourth release in the series by label owner Stojche. An outlet that’s given the Berlin based producer the freedom to explore and distill his trademark dubbed out Detroit fueled productions.