Gene Hunt – Feeling It [MNSX010]

One of the founding fathers of Chicago house, himself a grandson to a DJ and frequently alongside other greats such as Ron Hardy on the decks, Gene Hunt summons a 3-tracker for the Midnight Shift label. True house and techno direct from the source and in his own words, a rather ‘jungly’ take of it due to the tracks’ chaotic percussion.

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Gene Hunt – Feeling It [MNSX010]

Identified Patient – Weeshuis Der Verloren Zielen [PNKMN019]

Identified Patient debuts on Pinkman with a brimming 12” with claustrophobia and paranoia. Acrid acid lines have been boiled down and smeared across cranking percussion. Sired in a soup of static, a blackened groove stalks the entire EP. Dusty beats are rinsed in smelting liquor, a smouldering EBM undercurrent surfacing as the noose tightens to a close.

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Identified Patient – Weeshuis Der Verloren Zielen [PNKMN019]

Alessandro Adriani – Fall Elsewhere and Shatter [PBD007]

Alessandro Adriani weaves a nightmarish scenario as the Mannequin man returns to Pinkman’s Broken Dreams with four hardened works. Beats are shaven into rigid points as EBM echoes are speared with contemporary contempt. Throughout the quartet are moments of exotic abstraction, psychological stresses and visceral disorders. Music for sleepless nights and addled minds.

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Alessandro Adriani – Fall Elsewhere and Shatter [PBD007]

The Mulholland Free Clinic – The Mulholland Free Clinic [AWAYLP001]

Even though they’ve only played together on three occasions since 2013, The Mulholland Free Clinic has already been praised as one of the ultimate collaborations when it comes to underground and improvised electronic live music. Move D, Jonah Sharp, and Juju & Jordash build this so-called super-supergroup by combining their individual and mutual projects rEAGENZ and Magic Mountain High. Using an armada of analog hardware, The Mulholland Free Clinic’s self-titled debut album is the product of a live set recorded at Berlin’s emerging party series AWAY at ://about blank in August 2016.  Their three-hour long, totally improvised jam session was edited down to a little over 80 minutes with seven tracks internalizing the motto that you won’t benefit from diverse perspectives if you aren’t open to utilizing differences. Like a well-coordinated ensemble, The Mulholland Free Clinic develops a common language by acknowledging their multi-variant range of influences and dynamics while constantly shifting, rearranging, and finally communicating ideas without being beholden to any genre. Whether it’s the rich and beat-less ambiance or the synth-dominated excursions, the cosmic futurism or the overall melodic playfulness: the quartet knows its crafts, mastering the off-the-cuff approach to illuminate all corners on and off the dance floor.

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The Mulholland Free Clinic – The Mulholland Free Clinic [AWAYLP001]

Baltra – No Regrets [OP003]

Of Paradise welcome Baltra into the inner circle for number three; a 2XLP reissue of his “No Regrets” album. Originally released in February 2016 as a limited edition cassette on the artists own 96 And Forever label, this is the first time any of these tracks have been made available on vinyl. “No Regrets” captures the deep, raw emotion of the big city, taking the preconceived ideas of underground electronic music and lovingly twisting them into something new.

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Baltra – No Regrets [OP003]

Elka + D.Tiffany – Deep Intervention [HTH007]

Two of the Canadian Riveria’s most prolific artists come together for this special edition split record on Heart to Heart. Elka (ESB) and D Tiffany (Dj Zozi) team up to elevate your minds with Detroit schooled house and sprawling dubby experiments, a colourful melange on offer for the heads. Ready to take you to the ‘zone’ whatever the place or ‘vibe’.

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Elka + D.Tiffany – Deep Intervention [HTH007]

Robert Hood – Paradygm Shift [DKMNTL050]

Paradygm Shift is the first Robert Hood album to be released since 2012. A staggering record of techno dynamite sees the Detroit legend excelling at what he does best. Paradygm Shift is return to the distinguished style that defined Robert Hood’s music in the early 90s. It is the older, and more mature brother to Hood’s classic Minimal Nation, highlighting his more evolved, technical craftsmanship, It is an album of crisp, smooth and delicately orchestrated techno that is quintessentially minimal in focus, and grandiose in sound, juxtaposed with electronic funk, wrapped up in blisteringly urgent, and honest, pulsating techno.

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Robert Hood – Paradygm Shift [DKMNTL050]

Seph – Rom [AMR010]

The Aula Magna team presents the label’s tenth release, Rom by Seph, featuring Cosmin TRG as remixer. A modern and energetic EP that showcases the artist’s unique techno sound: deep, robust & daring. Lead track Rom kicks off the record in breakbeat manner, an epic cut that twists its sounds progressively through distorted percussive and melodic riffs. This is followed by Cosmin TRG’s tribal take on the title track, a mind-dazzling and hypnotic reinterpretation. Two techno highlights from Seph’s latest live sets thrust the B side even further into the dance floor. Inner warps its solid rhythmic core through swirling dub noise mayhem and P+1 ends the record with a steady synth chord that evolves throughout the track on top of a powerful, stripped down beat.

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Seph – Rom [AMR010]

Eduardo De La Calle – Rosert EP [MNG067]

Eduardo De La Calle presents his new brand, the Monogram Systems. The new and fresh 12inch will be the first reference catalog number on the Monogram Series. Four new solid techno scifi tools especially made for vinyl DJ lovers and dancefloor killers. This time Eduardo has left his imagination, leaving stereotypes and minimalist alucinations to focus on a more technical mode and puristic style in terms of music production. The whole ep is a musical journey based on a concept “modern tools for the current time we are living” and its defining itself.

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Eduardo De La Calle – Rosert EP [MNG067]

VA – Voiceless Z [AF005Z]

Analogical Force drops the third and last part in the voiceless series taking no prisoners. For this EP AF mastermind Pervert has teamed up with incendiary friends to deliver a must for the collectors of the label. Heavy line up that includes the Hamburg’s well respected Helena Hauff, Zurich’s acid lover CCO (50% of Savage Grounds), the legendary UK techno imprint B12, Canada’s Suction Records co-funder Lowfish and Utrecht based Endfest. Stunning 5-track record with loads of acid-drenched techno, super wide basslines, melancholic pads, slamming 808’s…enough to fill brains as well as floors. This release is dedicated to Rhys Celeste.

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VA – Voiceless Z [AF005Z]

VA – Boxed Out EP [CBTRAX006]

After an amazing duo of vinyl releases from Jordan Fields and Vincent Floyd, Chicago Basement Trax keeps banging out the jams! The Boxed Out EP sports another lost tape from Jordan Fields with Oriental. No fake added noise here from this original 80’s synth and drum machine creation just more uncut raw from JF’s archive that seems to have no end!! Check out more old school and acid by jack Jeremy Williams, Italy’s Giuseppe Gatti and Paris underground pushers Wondernature.

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VA – Boxed Out EP [CBTRAX006]

VA – Time Marches On (Part 2) [LDR2020]

Lunar Disko presents… Time marches on with two Various Artist EPs to celebrate the 20th release on Lunar Disko Records. Eight tracks encompassing the modus operandi of the label since the beginnings. Part 2 features another selection of Lunar Disko favourites, with the return of DJ Overdose and Raiders of the Lost ARP, while two of Ireland’s finest in Tr One and Automatic Tasty complete this stellar line-up. ..and time is still marching on

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VA – Time Marches On (Part 2) [LDR2020]

Steve Summers – Artifical Light [CLEAR004]

The prolific Jason Letkiewicz returns to his Steve Summers alias for a suite of post-apocalyptic jack tracks. Across labels like L.I.E.S., Future Times, Echovolt, Nation and Clone, Letkiewicz spent the last decade exploring dimensional rifts between techno, house, noise, ambient and more. After occupying nearly as many cities as monikers he’s landed in Chicago and on local outpost Clear.

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Steve Summers – Artifical Light [CLEAR004]

D’Marc Cantu / Rival – Omega Red / Sustain [DRONE010]

D’Marc Cantu’s second release on Drone is an introspective, emotive piece of electro. With it’s deep pads, ‘Omega Red’ provides the soundtrack to a trek through the snowy wastes, never letting up and calling through the night. In contrast, under his Rival alias Cantu delivers ‘Sustain’ a ferocious track with monotonous drum lines that slowly takes you into the night.

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D’Marc Cantu / Rival – Omega Red / Sustain [DRONE010]