Corporate Park / Beau Wanzer – CP / BW [BW003]

CP/BW is a collaboration between Corporate Park and Beau Wanzer. The LP collects material recorded over the past 3 years from various fits and bursts in Denton, TX. It’s a slimy hodgepodge of varied influences processed by warped minds and melting hardware, displaying Wanzer and Co.’s unique brand of American electronic madness.

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Corporate Park / Beau Wanzer – CP / BW [BW003]

Random XS – The Return [SHIP032]

Here’s something of a surprise treat for techno fans: a first 12″ in 20 years from legendary Dutch acid techno combo Random XS. The two tracks featured were originally recorded, but never released, in the ’90s, and have been brought back to life by Random XS in collaboration with other producers. “Errant”, which was co-produced by fellow Djax-Up Beats graduate Binaural, is a spacey affair, with undulating acid lines working in tandem with woozy chords, bubbling electronic melodies and clattering analogue percussion. Lost Trax lends a hand on flipside cut “Truant”, which explores deeper techno territory via relentless rhythms, percussive builds, darkly ambient chords and deep space electronics.

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Random XS – The Return [SHIP032]

Jean Nipon / The Magendie High School – Industry Steal Vol.2 [LIES068]

Jean Nipon most recently known for his standout productions on Parisien label ClekClek Boom joins the L.I.E.S. stable. The a-side sees Nipon go straight for the throat with a Chicago-esce muted-synth beating drum track, not unlike early Poindexter or Ricky Smith productions- it is effective, dj ready, and geared for the club. The two track b-side takes a more mellow and dusty approach- without losing his sense of rhythm engaging drum programming push along tape warbled melodies as the tracks expand and release, balancing out and letting this ep breathe perfectly.

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Jean Nipon / The Magendie High School – Industry Steal Vol.2 [LIES068]

Seixlack – Vulto [777006]

Grainy and overdriven machine house from Brazil on Berlin label 777 which sounds like it’s been recorded from tape. This stuff is properly dirty in a seriously lo-fi way… First track “Charlie” is dirty techno punk using a rusty pawn shop drum machine pattern and backed by growling black metal guitar feedback; pretty serious! Next up “Mini Folia” clangs and clatters about the shop with a skipping and antagonising melody plus more overdriven guitar grunt in the background. On the flip “Metados” is more uplifting and dare we say… soulful? This melancholic deep house number still packs some punch with its overdriven kick and bumping bassline though, don’t worry. Finally “Damas” is one more underground basement jam; a driving vintage groove with equals parts emotion and machine hiss and squeal!

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Seixlack – Vulto [777006]