Hipodrome 4 Years Anniversary with Delta Funktionen

Δ November 9th, 2013, Hipodrome 4 Years Anniversary, Bohemian Flow Pub (Sibiu, Romania)

It’s that time of the year when celebrations are coming around and this year we have one more reason to celebrate. In November 2008, being in a trip to Amsterdam, I’ve attended a party at the famous club Studio 80. There, in the small & dark backroom of the club,  I was absolutely mesmerized by the eclectic session of a young DJ that crafted together techno, electro, Chicago and italo. Now, exactly 5 years from then and 3 years of trying to book this man, finally we made it!

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Hipodrome 4 Years Anniversary with Delta Funktionen

Monuments – Age [MNQ040]

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Mannequin are pleased to present a crown jewel from the early 80s Italian Minimal Synth scene. The Monuments came into being in January 1981 in Turin when Mauro Tavella (keyboards, programming) and Andrea Costa (keyboards, voice) pooled their artistic experiences. From the outset they produced exclusively synthesised music, following the natural evolution in electronic music from the early days with monophonic synthesisers to the latest virtual sounds generated with the aid of computers.

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Monuments – Age [MNQ040]

Dust – Onset Of Decimation [MNQ039]

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Widely regarded for their efforts to promote the minimal synth scene in home town Rome, the Mannequin label have always proved themselves capable of looking much farther afield with equally good results. Mannequin return to the States here, but swap coasts landing in NYC to present this excellent release from Brooklyn troupe Dust. Described by the label as “a contemporary ouroboros of acid house, combat techno, and late italo”, Dust are a Bushwick-based music collective whose numbers include avant garde Korean noise goddess Green Jellyfish, psych musician/model Angela Chambers, dungeon wizard/tech genius audio engineer Michael Sherburn and DIY nightlife entrepreneur /DJ John Barclay. So far so Brooklyn you might say, but there’s evidently something special about Dust on the basis of all four tracks on the Onset of Decimation 12?, with final track “I’m Melting” particularly memorable; it feels like the work of Legowelt and Xosar shaken free of any tape dust by the sheer force of the reverberating acid lines that propel matters forward.

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Dust – Onset Of Decimation [MNQ039]