Ross 154 – Fragments [ART-EL1]

Originally released on Stefan Robbers’ Eevo-Lute label in 1993, Ross 154 aka Jochem Peteri – now best known for his productions as Newworldaquarium – released four tracks of deep, dark, mysterious hybrid techno interspersed with four delicate ambient interludes.

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Ross 154 – Fragments [ART-EL1]

VA – Texas Instrumentals [TRU003]

Texas Recordings Underground presents Texas Intrumentals EP, featuring deep techno from 4 well-respected producers from the Lone Star State. The A-side features classic techno from 2 well-respected producers in Brooks Mosher and Convextion, the brainchild of Dallas producer Gerard Hanson. Magic Hat and Summer Indoors harken back to late 80s Detroit, filled with strings and harmony that exude the type of emotion you often heard in early Transmat records. Ill76 opens the B-side with the aptly-titled New Years Night, a peak hour techno banger produced by Dallas producer Lacy Lawson, a figure on the Dallas techno scene for 2 decades. Submersible Machines rounds out the EP with the deep techno cut If You Know How I Feel.

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VA – Texas Instrumentals [TRU003]

Gavin Guthrie – Into The Box EP [COTB001]

Welcome to the all new Children Of The Box, a label heavily inspired by the edgier side of Chicago’s legendary club, the “Music Box”. We’re getting things rolling with a whirlwind of raw Analog recordings by Gavin Guthrie, aka TX Connect. First up is “Dripping”, which carries a vintage (yet modern) Gherkin Jerks sound. The song continuously builds throughout the track, ending in a frenzy of synthesizer’s & 707 drum patterns. The title track “Into the Box” takes you on a hypnotic journey through the mind of Hellraiser’s very own Pinhead. A melodic interlude gives the listener a slight break, but only to return with a vengeance. “Not Forever” brings a “back to the future” vibe, equally stacked with both vintage & modern elements. The song comes complete with an overpowering low synth line & 707 drums.
Closing things out is “Destinies”, a track inspired by the deeper side of the Windy City. A more than perfect ending to a stellar release.

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Gavin Guthrie – Into The Box EP [COTB001]

The Disciples Of Jovan Blade – Take Me Away [MU004]

Next  on Mojuba’s new Underground series is The Disciples Of Jovan Blade: a less known alias of the legendary Terrence Parker that spawned two releases between 1994-95. “Take Me Away” is smooth, soulful and emotive deep house that only peeps from Detroit were capable of at the time. The flip side features a handy instrumental version for those of you not so keen on those sweetly seductive vocals.

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The Disciples Of Jovan Blade – Take Me Away [MU004]