The Anti Group ‎- 4 X 12 [PM27]

Following the original dissolution of legendary Sheffield industrial funk outfit Clock DVA in 1984, founder member Adi Newton struck out on his own with The Anti-Group: an experimental project in which he could explore a variety of sonic worlds with the aid of a revolving cast of likeminded Steel City stalwarts (Richard H Kirk, Stephen Mallinder, Martyn Ware and Warp co-founder Robert Gordon included). “4×12″ is a retrospective of sorts, gathering together tracks from three 12” singles (“Ha-Zulu”, “Big Sex”, “Broadcast Test”) and one mini-album (“ShT”). Musically, it veers from collage style sample patchworks and dark ambient soundscapes to rubbery industrial funk, twisted post synth-pop, EBM-influenced workouts and madcap experimental escapades.

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The Anti Group ‎- 4 X 12 [PM27]

The X Initiative – Snapshots of the Past [F//014]

The X Initiative is the follow-up to Adam X’s ten volume series project “The Secret Initiative”. Now one year on since unveiling the secret, Adam continues the spirit of the original project with four previously unreleased songs recorded in the end of the aughts decade. New beat grooves awash with icy atmospheres that were well ahead of their time in their moment of creation.

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The X Initiative – Snapshots of the Past [F//014]

Lock Eyes – INTLBLK007 [INTLBLK007]

The latest installment in the International Black series comes from Lock Eyes representing an unusually versatile EP from the Italian producer, catering to both ecstatic peak time dance-floors with ‘Love$lust” as well as exploring new ground with his own twisted take on the slow motion 90’s Tribal Italia sound on “La Guida” without betraying his signature sonic universe.

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Lock Eyes – INTLBLK007 [INTLBLK007]

Dark Circles – DC Trax 005 [DCTRAX005]

This is latest release by London duo Dark Circles on their own vinyl imprint DC Trax, harnessing the full force of their influences of acid, techno, house and rave directly for the dancefloor. ‘Lariat’ is a acidic psychedelic spoken word odyssey with an incredible breakdown. This is accompanied by a remix NYC Bunker dj Justin Cudmore. ‘Mandy’ on the B side takes us back to 1993 the height of rave and includes life changing question for a certain young lady.

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Dark Circles – DC Trax 005 [DCTRAX005]

Musical Tasting #12: Kenya & Etiopia @ Flow Coffee Roasters (Sibiu) 02.08.2019

Musical Tasting is a series of events, a collaboration between Asociatia My Transylvania and The Hipodrome Of Music, aiming to promote countries, regions and their musical genres, combining auditions with traditional recipes from the area, cooked with as many local and seasonal ingredients. We will have musical and culinary trips in Turkey, South Africa, Italy, Japan, Middle East, Greece, India, The Caribbean, Yugoslavia, England, Guinea or Romania.

Hipodrome is a blog born in 2009 in the Hipodrom neighborhood of Sibiu, its aim being to promote a music that is less known to the wide public. Hipodrome is a mixture of electronic music, new wave, jazz or disco from different places of the world.

#12 Musical Tasting – Kenya and Ethiopia:

We will listen to music from Kenya and Ethiopia and we will taste some coffee based dishes and coffee based alcoholic cocktails.

Free entry/ pay at the bar.

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Musical Tasting #12: Kenya & Etiopia @ Flow Coffee Roasters (Sibiu) 02.08.2019

The Lewis Express – Clap Your Hands [ATA016]

Primarily based in Leeds, The Lewis Express is comprised of many of the musicians that have graced previous ATA releases: George Cooper, Piano (Abstract Orchestra) Neil Innes, Bass (The Sorcerers, The Magnificent Tape Band, Tony Burkill), Sam Hobbs, Drums (Dread Supreme, Tony Burkill, Matthew Bourne) and Pete Williams, Percussion (The Sorcerers, The Magnificent Tape Band, Tony Burkill). Recorded over an intense two-day session, ‘Clap Your Hands’ is heavily influenced by the classic soul jazz recordings of The Young Holt Trio / Young Holt Unlimited, and Ramsey Lewis, from who this group take their name. As with many of the classic Ramsey Lewis cuts this album was recorded live, capturing the rich inter-relationship between the players and leaving in some of that chunky room noise. The band’s intention was to produce an album of dancefloor friendly, uplifting, funky soul-jazz with a stripped back line up of Piano, Bass, Drums and Percussion. ‘Clap your hands’ builds on the template set by their eponymous debut album and further explores the 60’s soul-jazz of Ramsey lewis, Young-Holt and Ray Charles as well as the latin boogaloo of Eddie Cano and Pete Terrace.

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The Lewis Express – Clap Your Hands [ATA016]

Minami Deutsch – Can’t Get There EP [HNRPIC010]

Minami Deutsch crushes negativity, sorrow, and depressive energy on their new Hoga Nord Rekords release, ‘Can’t get there’, a five-track EP. The Japanese psych-scene is being kept vital by picking up all the best influences from all the best psychedelic music and mixing that with a delicate touch of Japanese music tradition. On this EP, you hear all that you love and miss from the 70’s krautrock bands plus a cover on cult band Index’s song ‘Israeli blues’ from 1968. Also on this record are two remixes of the title track by HNR household names Jamie Paton and Mythologen. Listening to this, you get the feeling of leaving half your brain in a Volkswagen down an endless Autobahn in 1972 and one-half lost in the astral plane as boundless light, above space and time.

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Minami Deutsch – Can’t Get There EP [HNRPIC010]

The Strictly Jaz Unit – The Tempest [SJUDLP1]

Astonishingly, 23 years have passed since Glenn Underground and Boo Williams established the Strictly Jaz Unit project, a fluid collective of underground Chicago deep house producers. These days, SJU mainly operates as a duo, and it was this stripped-back line-up that produced “The Tempest”, a rare album-length outing bristling with quality cuts. Every track is naturally dynamic with sonic rich musicality & keyboard melodies. As a whole, the album is far more intergalactic, electronic and sci-fi sounding than either man’s solo productions, with just a few hints of the luscious instrumentation and swinging grooves associated with their previous work. There’s no dip in quality, though, with the dubbed-out deep house hypnotism of “Heard Syndrome”, the Patrick Cowley/Giorgio Moroder influenced “The Struggle”, the Chicago-goes-Yorkshire bleep flex of “Time of Speed, Not Day” and acid-fired gorgeousness of “The Flat (London Projects)” standing out.

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The Strictly Jaz Unit – The Tempest [SJUDLP1]

Afrodeutsche – RR001 EP [RR001]

River Rapid is the new label from Eclair Fifi. Known for her tastemaking dj sets steeped in upcoming exclusives and unknown rarities as well as her essential monthly radio show on NTS it seemed only right that she should start her own imprint. The first release features 4 brand new tracks by Afrodeutsche AKA Henrietta Smith-Rolla . These raw hardware driven tracks evoke classic Rephlex in the same breath as Underground Resistance. Respectful to the originators whilst keeping an eye firmly on the future.

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Afrodeutsche – RR001 EP [RR001]

Fred P – Reaching For The Stars [NERO046]

Neroli welcomes NYC very own FRED P aka Black Jazz Consortium for a very special EP. Here he delivers four songs where his trademark rich emotive melodies meet with fresh syncopated beats. Four soul hurricanes that range in weight and emotion, the two poles here can be found slap-bang in the middle of the EP: “Moonlight” is a sultry brushed-drum break for lovers while “Riverside Drive” jacks like a rhino but soothes you with big breeze feels. Elsewhere “Reaching For The Stars” cruises on a skippy break with airy early 90s New York pads and “New Ways” closes on a stunning 88 tip. Have nice dreams y’all.

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Fred P – Reaching For The Stars [NERO046]

Peter Van Hoesen – Kelly Criterion [C91-002]

“Kelly Criterion” is a forceful EP of high energy constructions, diving straight into the core of a peak time set with little respite. Using his trademark ear for sound design of the utmost detail, each track combines an amalgam of immersive textures to forge intense, driving dancefloor bombs. Sparking a blazing fire from the offset and dousing it with lighter fluid throughout, “Kelly Criterion” is a relentless package for the most discerning techno fans.

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Peter Van Hoesen – Kelly Criterion [C91-002]

PS+ISF – PS+ISF [LIES135]

Dutch powerhouses Parrish Smith and Interstellar Funk team up for their debut collaboration on L.I.E.S. with a new four track EP. Striking up the perfect balance of both their signature styles, this record hits the sweet spot between metallic synthwave, slow beat industrial, and clanging EBM hybrids. The duo effortlessly weave together a sonic narrative with nods to the past but unmistakable emphasis on their ever expanding foward thinking future sound.

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PS+ISF – PS+ISF [LIES135]

Unhuman / Roberto Auser – Split 12″ EP [ET065/GOOILAND39]

Both Unhuman and Roberto Auser should be names that ring a bell… Unhuman crafted two tracks which pay tribute to old school EBM, perfect for the dance floor early in the morning, while Roberto Auser came up with two harsh pounding tracks with dark beats and industrial sounds and a true rave spirit.

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Unhuman / Roberto Auser – Split 12″ EP [ET065/GOOILAND39]

Sturqen – Marginais [ET063/GOOILAND38]

Sturqen is a highly overlooked techno duo from Portugal. They have been releasing their own style of techno for 10 years. This new EP showcases their style of dark beats… from EBM orientated to pounding industrial to flirts with electro all of this in a very much dance floor minded style.

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Sturqen – Marginais [ET063/GOOILAND38]

Sandro Brugnolini / Alessandro Alessandroni / Teimar ‎– Akriliko [CMT44]

1975/1979 rare music from the Cometa Library Vaults containing unpublished music of the 70’s composed by: Sandro Brugnolini, Alessandro Alessandroni and Teimar.

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Sandro Brugnolini / Alessandro Alessandroni / Teimar ‎– Akriliko [CMT44]