Eoism – Backyard Alchemy EP [USR005]

Undersound Recordings is back with a new electro infused EP called ‘Backyard Alchemy’, this time courtesy of the trio Eoism. The side showcases two classic fast tempo electro dancefloor killers, ‘Xontics’ and ‘Transmutation Scheme’, plus a special bonus IDM track on A3, ‘Volatile Conjunction’. The B side is dedicated to dreamy and melodic synth driven tracks like ‘Cold Fire Equation’ and ‘Anima Dissolution’.

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Eoism – Backyard Alchemy EP [USR005]

Drvg Cvltvre – Presents H-World: Recolonization [SHIP0521]

1997. ‘Drexciya don’t have no phone. They’re too busy to do your remix’. Mad Mike’s response was short and to the point, enough to put off some; but not Vincent Koreman. Addicted from an early age, the dutch producer dug deeper and deeper into the mythology and mystery of James Stinson and Gerald Donald. The sounds, images and ideas conjured up by the Detroit electro duo pulled Koreman in, his “fascination” growing ever more “intense” as the underwater dwellers sonically prospered. Fast forward twenty years and that fascination has not diluted one drop, in fact the aquatic dream of the wavejumpers is the inspiration for “Recolonization”. These tracks “would have never had existed,” says Koreman, “if it wasn’t for Stinson and Donald creating that great, energetic, abstract electronic music and coupled it with an original vision on the African diaspora, art and culture.” This music is an homage to the enigma of Drexciya, a tribute to the machine marine men who pioneered electro and a vision. Drvg Cvltvre continues that vision, one of “an underwater race” that has reconquered Earth, overcoming “big business, corporate greed and water pollution” to reclaim the surface from man. Forget mankind. Our time is over, ‘Recolonization’ is here.

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Drvg Cvltvre – Presents H-World: Recolonization [SHIP0521]

John Beltran – Moth [ASGDE015]

After a career spanning more than 25 years John Beltran lands on the Belgian De:tuned label with the long-awaited follow-up album to his widely acclaimed classic 90s masterpiece ”Ten Days of Blue”. On ”Moth” Beltran opens his heart by combining melody, emotion and soul with infectious grooves. As such he lays down the definitive and timeless Detroit sound with a clear nod to the early innovators. From 4/4 dance floor burners to tribal shufflers and ambient interludes, ”Moth” is a well-balanced journey full of blissful atmosphere for both the mind and feet.

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John Beltran – Moth [ASGDE015]

Seph – Aces [DU069]

Hailing from Buenos Aires, Sebastian Galante a.k.a. Seph is one of Argentina’s main electronic music artists. With nearly 10 years of activity in the techno scene, he has established himself as a multi-fac- eted artist, dividing his time between roles such as an energetic, prolific producer, heavily requested remixer, Aula Magna Records label manager, and a live act which has driven him to perform all across the globe. A sound experimentalist at heart, he devotes himself into expanding the sonic experience on the dance-floor and in the mind.

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Seph – Aces [DU069]

SCB – Below The Line [HF044]

Scuba refocuses his SCB project with ‘Below the Line’, coming on Hotflush Recordings. ‘Below The Line’ inaugurates a fictional timeline of events set in a hypothetical future. A climate-related disaster acts as a catalyst for a complete overturn in society, the repercussions of which will be explored subsequently.

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SCB – Below The Line [HF044]

Henry Keen – 70’s Baby [MJR002]

Debuting under his given name for Maddjazz Recordings’ second offering, is DJ, producer and synth enthusiast Henry Keen. Henry’s music was discovered after a long night of online digging, and after several exchanges, it was apparent that Henry was making music that defined exactly what Maddjazz is striving to achieve; honest music that’s free of form and not constrained by any genre or tempo. 70’s Baby is a raw and honest record. A collection of uptempo grooves written in various locations around hectic inner London. It’s spirit is born out of the freedom of the CDR sessions at the now defunct club Plastic People, where many of Henry’s productions were first shared, and where tempo and genre were irrelevant. It references Henry’s love for the instrumentation, recording techniques and sounds of the 1970s, the decade of his birth. Featuring a tasteful blend of worldly and otherworldly sounds, It owes itself to modern and ancient dance themes alike.

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Henry Keen – 70’s Baby [MJR002]

Funkadelic – Reworked By Detroiters [SEW3158]

Funkadelic have created an enduring legacy, and the power of their impact is visceral in Detroit. Their records not only played with genre, but possessed a diabolical sense of humour that led to music domination by the late 70s with Parliament, Funkadelic, Parlet, Bootsy’s Rubber Band and the Brides Of Funkenstein all releasing albums the same year for two years in a row. The music itself is beyond stereotype, but equally huge is that they were a black band not allowing themselves to be limited by anyone else’s notions of who they could be, having a massive impact on the next generation of Detroit music, Detroit Techno. But more than just Techno, it is a freedom of thinking that extends beyond boxes, so we included all sorts of today’s generation of Detroit musicians and producers to show the wide range of music that was Funkadelic and how these ideas are still contemporary, they endure and inspire.

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Funkadelic – Reworked By Detroiters [SEW3158]

30/70 – Elevate [RS020]

30/70 are the latest collective to emerge from Melbourne’s buzzing scene. ‘Elevate’ is a sublime statement; at once a cry for help and a call to arms, it balances delicate poetry and potent aggression with ease – all of this done with a beguiling pop sensibility. This collection of songs, their second studio effort after their debut LP, ‘Cold Radish Coma’, is set to elevate them to the international stage.

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30/70 – Elevate [RS020]

S. English – Eris [LIES102]

Following up his self titled 12 inch earlier this year Austin, Texas based Shane English continues in his path exploring the deep and bizarre edges of the American DIY electronic world. Over these eight tracks we get English’s wide spanning take on the music touching upon elements of industrial on “Invasion Threat” darker ambient with opening track “Sanctuary” and even hints of Stinson on “Bilocation Drift”. English’s signature sparse and melancholic tone is present throughout again using minimal percussion and voice to glue it all together in a haunting fashion. Another engaging listen direct from the depths of the American underbelly.

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S. English – Eris [LIES102]

Ernestas Sadau – Gonzo On Tour [PBD009]

Pinkman’s Broken Dreams welcome a new midnight malcontent into the fold, Ernestas Sadau debuts with his first 12”: Gonzo on Tour. Sirens blare, samples hiss in a haze of static before a grizzled snare introduces “Riots in Jail Near Kaunas.” Grubby basslines curl into shards of acid, full figured thump sweetened by fragile bars. “Crackheads from Lyon” is steeped in the traditions of garage bands and D.I.Y. punk. Strings snarl and sneer at crashing drum beats, lonesome notes floating in the surge. The foul tempered “Hiroshima (Acid Breaks Your Body Mix)” demands the flip. Beats break and buckle under the leer of lewd 303 lines, a finale bubbling over with violent intent.

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Ernestas Sadau – Gonzo On Tour [PBD009]

Seer – MJZ002 [MJZ002]

Machine Jazz brings you the dystopian sci-fi duo Seer (alter ego and collaboration of M. Parent and Maroje T.). After their incredible debut release on Detour the duo keeps breaking the rules combining broken 808 beats with Hip-hop breaks, gnarly trippy vocals swelling over dissonant synth notes and sprinkles of dark IDM/EBM that brings pure raw energy to the dance-floor making time-space-mind become irrelevant.

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Seer – MJZ002 [MJZ002]

Identified Patient & Sophie du Palais – Aborting Your Dreams [PBD10]

Having already debuted on the Pinkman main label, Identified Patient now steps up for the Pinkman “Broken Dreams” series. The whole EP is furnished with the sinister and commanding vocals of Sophie du Palais, also known as ‘Vrouwe Fataal,’ creating an infectious vortex of panic and scare to abort your dreams. Throughout the release, hazy percussion is carefully seasoned with the bitter synth lines and guitar riffs from Lasznkioff. The first track, ‘Peaceful Panic’ is in full seduction and fetish mode, setting the scene for the better corners. ‘Sleep Without Rest’ violently tightens up the leather and gives you your kicks for thrills. The EP ends with frenzy: messed up intermezzos with Lasznikoff, mixing up an 808 with his destructive guitar rig and, as he states, ‘everything is done.’ Throughout the release, hazy percussion is carefully seasoned with the bitter synth lines and guitar riffs from Lasznkioff. The first track, “Peaceful Panic” is in full seduction and fetish mode, setting the scene for the better corners. “Sleep Without Rest” violently tightens up the leather and gives you your kicks for thrills. The EP ends with frenzy: messed up intermezzos with Lasznikoff, mixing up an 808 with his destructive guitar rig and, as he states, ‘everything is done.’

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Identified Patient & Sophie du Palais – Aborting Your Dreams [PBD10]

Job Sifre – Worries [AD001]

Artificial Dance is a new record label from Amsterdam curated by Interstellar Funk. This is the imprint’s debut release and it is the first ever from young Dutch DJ/producer Job Sifre. “Worries” offers an extended glimpse at Sifre’s unique musical vision. It is one that draws heavily on vintage electronic music for inspiration, but also feels fresh and futurist in tone. In turns dark, industrial, hypnotic and mind-altering, the six-track EP bristles with impactful moments of magic.

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Job Sifre – Worries [AD001]

Pleasure Model – Update 1.1 [DD006]

Dalmata Daniel’s next up is a collaboration with the Bristol-born – weirdo disco guy’ Antoni Maiovvi and also a contribution of Heinrich Dressel who is an unavoidable column of Rome’s electronic music scene. Maiovvi’s Pleasure Model project is all about youth – replaced by Blade Runner-esque replicas. It aimed for presenting a persuasive world of fiber optic paranoia and technoid effacement. The tracks are driven by the characteristic haggard drum machine’s sound on side A with a melancholic or dark synth themes what becomes a dreamy melody in the – Prism Riot’ on side B. The remix by Heinrich Dressel is a turn back directly into the darkness, but it is faster and more like a film soundtrack with his own characteristics, of course. The whole EP has a strong vintage mood and sound.

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Pleasure Model – Update 1.1 [DD006]