Surface emerges from the murky depths with a new project / sub-division ‘Beneath the Surface’; a series of releases forthcoming sporadically over the next year or so, delving quite literally beneath the surface and showcasing some of the finest and deepest shades that techno and house has to offer with a select line up of old friends and some very special new faces….The first instalment ‘Journeys To The Deep Vol.1′ sees label head honcho Nick Dunton.
The Restoration crew strikes back with “AMBER” E.P., a celebration of the necessary power to feed the machines and to keep them working. Live recorded on tape, it’s pure raw analogue sound, it’s true dedication to urban dance music. Tracks from Third Side, Lucretio and Marieu.
After several releases on Mathematics as Contra Communem Opinionem, CCO presents his latest release on the promising new label Lux Rec. With his impressive EP “The Secret Life of a Transistor Bassline” CCO proves us once again his ability to space out and rock hard at the same time. It’s a nice space acid & jack 3 tracks EP.
Alden Tyrell and Mr. Pauli invade the West Coast of Holland in their Sumerian Fleet guise, hand-stamped red label stylez! This is quite simply one of the best new school dark wave records we’ve heard, utilizing the skills of one master producer – Alden Tyrell – and the infamous Mr. Pauli, to create powerful tracks. ‘Jenseitflugsmachine’ is a filthy big speed freak anthem, leather duds on, top off. ‘Smack Is Back’ is grungier, scared shitless with ghoulish synths and goth punk bass. ‘Blech Erkrankung’ is spiky industrial funk that just begging for some agitated yelping over the top.
The ‘Temporary Thrillz’ doublepack vinyl release sees Jack advancing his signature sound over this maxi EP format, that also includes 4 locked grooves and comes in a limited first run on purple splattered vinyl! People have difficulty pinning down the SDC sound, I’ve seen it described as electro, space funk, cosmic disco, pop-psychedelic, techno-funk, jazz fusion, disco house and electronica. It’s probably all those things and more, and we are proud of the fact that its so hard to pigeonhole. The ‘Temporary Thrillz EP’ contains intergalactic slow jams, deep club excursions and mid tempo space funk, all with the SDC trademark depth, soul and finesse.
After their collaboration with Traxx on a previous MOS-release, James T. Cotton and D’Marc Cantu team up as 2AM/FM for more serious Chicago House roughness. ‘Desolate Cities’ has all ingredients we love to hear in proper dark house track, this very reminds us to the best works by Phuture. ‘Give This World’ goes more on the melodic tip, and reminds to classic tracks by Virgo, Ron Trent and G-Strings.