DMX Krew – Generic Wizard [SHIP050]

Shipwrec is 50 releases old. No mean feat and to celebrate the dutch label is returning to one of its stalwarts, Ed Upton aka DMX Krew. For this very special 12″ the veteran audio alchemist conjures up five tracks of machine music magic. Squirming, acid soaked electro forms and melts in “Bush Baby Bug Eyes” before the shapeshifting “EQShift Trak.” “Language Reponse” goes up a gear, rhythms zipping along on a highway of bright bars as synth lines beam warmth. The flip skids into the corners for the chiptune freshness of “Irrational Momentum” before the wave funk wizardry of the title piece. Ed Upton cracking open the champagne for this Shipwrec milestone and once again proving his undeniable prowess behind the machines.

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DMX Krew – Generic Wizard [SHIP050]

Igors Vorobjovs / Dmitry Distant – In The Dark Again 08 [DARK008]

In The Dark Again welcomes back two old friends: Dmitry Distant and Igors Vorobjovs. They’ve come up with an EP, featuring 6 tracks. You’ll find Igors delivers some intergalactic Electro, and Dmitry lets the melancholy of a gloomy Wave sound rise.

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Igors Vorobjovs / Dmitry Distant – In The Dark Again 08 [DARK008]

Luxus Varta – Aquamarine Puzzle [SHIP049]

Aquamarine Puzzle marks a new step in the sound of Luxus Varta. Six paths are etched for this journey into time, space and the machine. A spectrum of sound is allowed to roam, to wander into strange worlds of galvanised synthlines, serrating snares and soulful strings. The 12″ is perfectly balanced, astral melodies countered by crisp and precise rhythms, distant harmonies tethered to absorbing bass. A renewed partnership with machinist in arms Paris The Black FU of Detroit Grand Pubahs is formed for the mechanical dreamscape that is “Globb.” A complex and utterly compelling encounter with the Luxus Varta nebula.

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Luxus Varta – Aquamarine Puzzle [SHIP049]