VA – Adventures In Techno Soul 3 [FERLP009]

The original Adventures in Techno Soul compilation was released back in 1996 with remixes of Ferox tracks from the likes of Derrick Carter, Carl Craig and Kenny Dixon Jr. A full 16 year’s after its follow up “Further Adventures in Techno Soul” comes this 8 track album of new and unreleased material on double vinyl from 8 different and exciting artists. Ferox is proud to welcome established and respected producers such as Fred P and Germany’s Move D to the roster, as well as a welcome return from Affie Yusuf, Nebraska and Bush Funk (Steve O’Sullivan and Winlord X) who were last seen on Soma Records back in 1996. The label is also proud to introduce two new artists, Darren Harris and Spain’s Hoax Believers who alongside label boss Russ Gabriel round off this package of soulful electronica.

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VA – Adventures In Techno Soul 3 [FERLP009]

Home Invasion – #3 [HI003]

Home Invasion is the new label from Real Tone man Franck Roger, a man whose career has scaled the full depths of house music over the past decade or so. Evidently seeking a new challenge, the Parisian’s new imprint promises to adhere to a vehemently underground way of working, with every EP released on vinyl-only terms and produced exclusively on analogue equipment.

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Home Invasion – #3 [HI003]

Bicep – Circles EP [AUS1462]

Jet-setting Irish duo Bicep return to Will Saul’s Aus label with two steady analog techno grooves ready for deployment in either their own wildly celebrated sets or those of any DJ looking for modern dance tracks that are still faithful to the classics. Using gritty, vintage-sounding rhythm sections as solid foundations, each track gradually builds up its own lush, melodic embellishments overtop – ‘Circles’ stays true to its name with a cyclical main melody, shadowy bass and fuzzy house pads, whereas ‘NRG106 sets spacey, dramatic chords and breathy vocals against the insistent, chittering machine percussion. As usual these two esteemed bloggers / DJs / artists / all around polymaths prove themselves to be paragons of taste, but here it’s clear that they are also steadily growing as producers, taking on different styles with aplomb and making it all look much easier than it really is.

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Bicep – Circles EP [AUS1462]

Ed Davenport / Ozka – Mosaic Split Series: Part Three [MOSAICSPLIT003]

The Mosaic split series is beginning to gather pace and is throwing together some interesting names of old and new vintage with truly compelling results. Volume three of the series draws for tracks from Ed Davenport and Ozka with the resultant tone most definitely one for fans of techno with a darker hue. echno veteran Aubrey turns in a storming techno monster of a remix of Ed Davenport’s unreleased “Islands”. Representing the new school is rising Belgian techno talent, David Nizet (aka Ozka) comes with the wonderful bass line driven dub-stab-fest “Thirteen Years”.

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Ed Davenport / Ozka – Mosaic Split Series: Part Three [MOSAICSPLIT003]