J.C. – Portrait Of The Flying Sky [SPMBLP001]

Fred P’s Soul People Music returns with a full length from the artist formerly known as Kapser and Esperanza main man Jose Cabrera. Last seen on Peterkin’s newly inaugurated Boards imprint, the Madrid native presents us with some killer techno tracks on here. “Endorphinas” sounds like a restrained take on the Jeroen Search & Dimi Angelis sound, and sounds great! “Human Behaviour” is brooding moody techno at its finest. On the other side “Nebula 584 (feat. Dario Zenker)” is the kind of steely cyclical techno you would expect from such a collaboration while “Hyperion” is more on the Robert Hood tip with its entrancing stabs that repeat on and entrance you with, you guessed it; claps on the kick; and it’s rather infectious.

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J.C. – Portrait Of The Flying Sky [SPMBLP001]

Jonas Kopp – HHH EP [TRESOR279]

Jonas Kopps returns to Tresor with a powerful and club-oriented EP, ”HHH”. Over the past 10 years Kopp has explored and found himself confortable in many genres of music ranging from housey beats to hypnotic techno. This particular release finds itself comfortably in the middle of a dark and dusty dance floor.

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Jonas Kopp – HHH EP [TRESOR279]

P.E.A.R.L. – Desolation EP [WCR008]

P.E.A.R.L. surges through with an emanating soundscape of near, far and leftfield embodiment of energy. Abrasive and dancefloor-focused “Desolation” is no stranger to the harder sounds of percussion. With a subtle ghost, and ever tense, this track rides through red traffic lights, and begins at the end of your comfort zone.

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P.E.A.R.L. – Desolation EP [WCR008]

Von Grall – No Contact EP [PRRUKBLK007]

Already featuring on two earlier Planet Rhythm samplers and on the digital imprint, it was just a matter of time for his 12″ solo-debut to come; Von Grall presents his “No Contact EP” on the Planet Rhythm Black imprint.

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Von Grall – No Contact EP [PRRUKBLK007]

Fabrizio Lapiana – Maysak [ATTIC009]

The third installment of Attic Music Hurricane Series. Here Fabrizio Lapiana returns with three melodic techno cuts, a mix of dark and calm vibes on the b-side, where a vibrant chord defines a melancholic atmosphere in “Leading Nowhere”. A corrosive bass line snakes the ground in the ambient-techno’s “Water Smoke”, a track that express the hypnotic and peaceful concept behind the series.

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Fabrizio Lapiana – Maysak [ATTIC009]

Indigo Kennedy – Requiem Remixed [TOKEN054]

Token are back with their very own Indigo Kennedy, and he’s brought along a squadron of remixers to transform his recent “Requiem” tune. First up is Dial’s Efdemin, who quickly adds his signature brand of freeform deep house – sinister pads all around – followed by Kangding Ray and his slo-mo version, a truly chuggy affair in all sense of the word. The flip sees Downwards master and UK techno legend Regis inject his deep and menacing style onto the framework, and Full Panda’s Dasha Rush takes the straight-ahead techno approach but proceeds to surround the beats with gorgeous swirls of instrumentation.

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Indigo Kennedy – Requiem Remixed [TOKEN054]

VA – Berlin Atonal Vol. 3 [ATONAL001]

Berlin Atonal is proud to pick up on a tradition begun in 1984 with the publication of two volumes of live recordings from the 1983 edition of the festival. Those records bore witness to the most inventive, adventurous sounds of the festival. Berlin Atonal Vol. 3 carries this custom forward three decades with selections from four of the standout performances of Berlin Atonal 2014. Of course Cabaret Voltaires lauded and historical first show in over 20 years is featured, Richard H Kirk’s no-nostalgia and machinery driven set firmly putting the Cabaret Voltaire project in a future-facing direction. Miles Whittaker’s surprising and muscular live performance also contributes a cut, as does festival favourite Fis with his characteristically lumpy, textural soundscapes. Finally, two selections from Abdulla Rashims memorable session gesture toward a possible future for synthesised music.

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VA – Berlin Atonal Vol. 3 [ATONAL001]

VA – Terminal Operations 001 [TO001]

The A-side starts with one nasty UK-influenced techno banger by Kuno which is followed by Spaceinvasion’s pure raw acid onslaught. On the flip side Fallbeil deliver another distorted acid bomb with brutal vocals and Neuspotter NS465 finishs off with some synth-driven madness.

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VA – Terminal Operations 001 [TO001]

VA – Pater Noster 001 [PATER001]

Pater Noster unleash their first 12”. Overdriven hardware excursions sprinkled with a dose of distortion and red lining their way to completion. An incredibly mature first release composed of five tracks from separate artists, all seamlessly channeling the same curiously destructive vibe.

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VA – Pater Noster 001 [PATER001]

B. Loda – Obscure Cuts II: Italian Arabic Disco [OSCI002]

This is the second release of the ‘Obscure Cuts’ series, curated by Berlin’s Oscillator party resident Beppe Loda. This EP sets us off on a magic carpet ride of Middle-Eastern-influenced Italian obscure disco gems from the 70’s. This release is a great ambassador for the Oscillator parties from which the label originates.

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B. Loda – Obscure Cuts II: Italian Arabic Disco [OSCI002]

The Exaltics – The Truth (Remixes) [SOM035]

Solar One Music presents the follow up to The Exaltics retrospective “The Truth 2008 – 2013” released early this year. Five of The Exaltics best tracks are revisit by  ERP, Gosub, Dopplereffekt, Objekt, and Ultradyne. On the A side, E.R.P. aka Convextion turns the opener “My Language” into an emotive electro rework where sweet drums combine to soft synth layers. Followed by Ultradyne’s disturbing “Compressed Thoughts” remix, expect experimental electro beats and distorted modulations straight from Detroit. On the flipside, a SOM regular signature, Gosub injects on “IMOEH” a serious dose of electrofunk vibes. His classy remix gives a breath of fresh air while “Journey To Jupiter” reworked by Objekt propels you in orbit after an epic trip though space. Merging electro beats to groovy lines and contemporary synths colors, Dopplereffekt keeps the pressure: “Instinct” signs here a masterly conclusion to the EP.

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The Exaltics – The Truth (Remixes) [SOM035]

Arcanoid / Diffuse Arc – La Colera De Los Debiles [OD001]

New label Odio emerge with a real statement of intent for their debut release which finds Diffuse Arc and Arcanoid sharing sides on a 12″ with some excellent sleeve art. Diffuse Arc handles the A side with eleven minute modular epic “Acto 1 Origen” which swells from its initial almost-silence into a far sighted monster that will have you pulling the needle back time and time again. Semantica and Tabernacle affiliate Arcanoid provides two tracks with “Acto 2 Esencia Del Drama” a classicist take on Drexciyan electro complemented by the more abstract sounds of “Acto 3 Conclusion”.

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Arcanoid / Diffuse Arc – La Colera De Los Debiles [OD001]

Hugo Gerani – EP [GCR001]

Hugo Gerani offering a grab bag of quality night-time tackle sure to land you the big one. Three tracks rooted in the best early Chicago traditions, from the deep jacking ‘About Face’ to the VIP ‘deep sea’ dub of his classic ‘Baited Drum Lines’ through to luminescent throbber ‘Freeze Action (Desire)’, there’s something for every condition and skill level.

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Hugo Gerani – EP [GCR001]