Plant43 – Three Dimensions [CPU01001000]

Plant43 aka Emile Facey, one of CPU’s originators delivers his fourth album ‘Three Dimensions’. Eight tracks of crystalline electro with his signature epic pads and Blade Runner-esque melodies. Facey is one of the most respected electro artists of today and this album galvanises this reputation. DJs will find several weapons amongst this package of beautiful electronic music that rewards both headphone listeners as much as a big room.

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Plant43 – Three Dimensions [CPU01001000]

Animistic Beliefs – Molucca Quake EP [CE029]

 

Rotterdam’s finest new analogue electro technicians Animistic Beliefs start 2019 running with a full EP on Cultivated Electronics. Four tracks of pure machine funk electro with a remix from Solar One head honcho and CE regular The Exaltics.

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Animistic Beliefs – Molucca Quake EP [CE029]

Psyk – A Moment Before [TRESOR308]

Tresor Records celebrates the return of Spanish Manuel Anós aka Psyk on its catalogue, with his new album “A Moment Before”. This is Psyk’s first long player since his debut “Time Foundation”. The album is undoubtedly Psyk’s most advanced piece of work to date. It dialogs with practices in reduced forms of techno, as originated by artists like Robert Hood, through the recently re-released “Internal Empire” on Tresor.

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Psyk – A Moment Before [TRESOR308]

VA – Amsterdam_Madrid [RYC010]

With it’s 10th release, Reclaim Your City is set to enter a new aesthetic cycle, sloughing its old skin for a brighter, all the more edgy one. Not content with counting some of the finest names in today’s techno landscape on board in the persons of Oscar Mulero, Psyk, Sterac and Dimi Angélis, ‘RYCL010 – Amsterdam_Madrid’ is the occasion for Reclaim Your City to take a new breath and explore deeper the intrinsic values and key-words that make for the label’s very raison d’être: music, energy, action, city, quality, art, underground, activism, rebellion, global community.

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VA – Amsterdam_Madrid [RYC010]

Sansibar – White Swan [NATURAL026]

Sometime FTP contributor Sansibar is the latest experimentalist to make his bow on Natural Sciences, a label that we reckon is amongst the most vital and interesting around right now. Spat out of Helsinki’s underground punk and metal scene of the Lepakkomies institute, Sansibar steps up with his debut vinyl release of chronic electronic plague pulled from winters of darkness, new beat and discarded political manifestos.

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Sansibar – White Swan [NATURAL026]

Smallpeople – Afterglow [SMALLVILLELP12]

It’s been seven years since Smallpeople’s debut album, ‘Salty Days’. In the time since, much has changed in the world of dance music, yet the Hamburg duo have remained dedicated to their unapologetically reassuring vision of house music as-a-whole. With ‘Afterglow’ we get a record carved directly from the hearts and record collections of two individuals whose understanding of dance music appears to be some sort of blissful second-nature.

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Smallpeople – Afterglow [SMALLVILLELP12]

Aroy Dee & Ma Spaventi – The Way We Love [MOS026]

Marco Spaventi and M>O>S label head Aroy Dee link up for another of their intriguing collaborations. Their latest offers another vital mix of raw house and ambient. Opener ‘The Way We Love’ features typically rough, blistered drums and sci-fi synths, but this time with a heavenly vocal and uplifting chords up top that tug on your heart strings. An ambient reprise of the same track is a perfect excuse to kick back and get lost in your own thoughts. ‘The Way We Move’ then takes a long view, with far-gazing Detroit pads and mid tempo drums getting you deep into a dreamy groove that is wide open and expansive. Last of all, Marco remixes this one on his own and flips it into something that is even more melodic, with circling pads and a musical bassline all making for a beautiful piece of timeless house music.

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Aroy Dee & Ma Spaventi – The Way We Love [MOS026]

Juju & Jordash – Slack Trax Vol. 2 [SLACKTRAX02]

Juju & Jordash presents the second release on their new label Slack Trax, an outlet that focuses solely on material focusing firmly on the dance floor. Slack Trax Vol. 2 includes no messing club missiles from the dextrous duo.

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Juju & Jordash – Slack Trax Vol. 2 [SLACKTRAX02]

Gil.barte / Lostsoundbytes – Split EP [BT34DDQ5]

The 5th entry on the Discos del Quebranto series continues to rake the kerbside muck of ‘club music’, presenting 2 disparate visions from 2 label heads. KUMP’s mastermind Gil.barte opens proceedings with the stuttering bodysludge of Guédé and Egareur. Two kleine nightmusiks to drag you out of meatspace, with the Kyuss-ala-PCP throb of Guédé especially sure to find favour on fog-bothering 8 AM+ floors worldwide. Tempos pick up and lights turn down on the B-side, with Lostsoundbytes (Vastechoses label head), driving disintegrating delays and snares into 3 Belgiqué-nouveau tools, keeping the rhythm & textures bumping throughout.

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Gil.barte / Lostsoundbytes – Split EP [BT34DDQ5]

Lvrin / Maoupa Mazzocchetti – Split EP [ARMA020]

Arma continues to explore the dark and wild corners of contemporary machine music via a new split 12′ featuring Lvrin and Maoupa Mazzocchetti. Lvrin occupies a sound world where blown out boxes spit out gnarled beats and slimy basslines through an overdriven sesk, with the ghosts of post punk and industrial looming over his nocturnal incantations. Maoupa Mazzocchetti has been weaving defiantly unconventional strains of electronic music. He delivers hhree rugged, body-poppin’ grooves to the B side.

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Lvrin / Maoupa Mazzocchetti – Split EP [ARMA020]

Legowelt – Star Simulator [CJFD32]

Travelling from star to star, from galaxy to galaxy, visiting any planet, moon, or asteroid with the ability to explore the alien landscapes. Legowelt’s ‘Star Simulator’ alters the perception of space time and give you the ability to observe a nearby exoplanet or a faraway celestial phenomenon.

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Legowelt – Star Simulator [CJFD32]