“Sam Baker’s Album” operates within recognisable Brainfeeder territory: instrumental tracks with compressed sound; unquantized, misshapen beats, with an analogue haze hanging over it all like smog (although Baker actually works digitally, favouring the Roland SP-303). But within these familiar parameters Baker successfully applies his creativity to making funk-derived sample-based hip hop sound fresh.
Ilian Tape presents “Suspended In Time” by Andrés Zacco, a two tracks EP gesturing a deep techno sound with strong Detroit influences.
Traumprinz drops some fairy tale prince tracks. Deep sultry house tracks with sexy vocals on a new Giegling sublabel.
This is the free CD-R “Confused House Vol.1″ that was given for free with every order of the Steve Summers – Lucid Fingers EP from the site of Echovolt Records. It includes exclusive unreleased tracks from all his aliases and collaborations. Mixed by Steve Summers.
Science & Washington are two marvellous and catchy minimal wave tracks from synth pop duo Oppenheimer Analysis, Andy Oppenheimer and Martin Lloyd.
Danny Wolfer’s is back again on Greece’s Echovolt label. Once again we see his trademark style of soulful, narrative electronic music spread across these four barrio tinged tracks, the standout being the massive Poverties Paradise which is a deeply emotional vocal excursion reminiscent of some of the most classic Chicago cuts with the signature Legowelt stamp planted firmly on it.
Sizzling rework of one of the deepest house tracks ever, originally composed by Larry Heard aka Mr. Fingers. Ensuing mysteries as this mix rocks on at warp speed, scorching the rings of the cosmic onion to bake a sweet intergalactic omelet.
Microthol return to TRUST with a new EP ‘Supergravity’. Far fiction electro once again serves as a way point for tracks like ‘Supergravity Solutions’ and ‘Atlas Detection’, while the outlandish polyrhythmics of ‘Andolit Swaras’ prove microthol’s ability to create strangely compelling abstract electronica. The EP’s final track, ‘The Bliss’, provides another surprising turn. Working with Sensational, legendary MC for the NYC Jungle Brothers, and Dj Brace, Microthol deliver a weighty workout of industrial acid hip-hop.
The first full Om Unit release of 2011 comes courtesy of Civil Music. Namely “The Timps”, a full electro workout featuring 3 original tracks and remixes from Salva. As digital bonus a Hrdvsion remix is available.
Continuing from where the recent album left off, Skudge continues to unfold their story on this incredibly strong 3 tracker from the moodiest sounding machines in Stockholm.
Unmissable modern House groove from Ostgut Ton’s co-founder Nick Höppner. ‘A Peck And A Pawn’ is pure groove science, augmenting the crisp and spacious aesthetic of Berlin-style House with a subtly accentuated Funky swing to exceptional effect. Flipside, ‘She Parked Herself’ is Detroit-influenced, with classic-sounding and sweeping melody guided by shook square bass and drums.. ‘Swivel Flick’ is slower, more intimate and involved with sensuous atmosphere and supple, kinky flow.
The first record of the Enlightened Wax series is a fine blend of incandescent house and techno tracks, flaring through the darkness of the night. All the tracks are written, mixed, and produced by Restoration and Appointment Records co- founder Marieu, without the use of any software.