Mark Ambrose – The Journey Vol.2 [REPEAT15]
Over the years veteran producer Mark Ambrose wrote some of the most unique, energetic house / techno tracks. The Journey is an essential and timeless compilation that collect his most rare and hard to find classics. Volume 2.
K’Alexi Shelby – Bad Manners 11 [BM11]
Bad Manners welcomes none other than Mr Vertigo himself, K’ Alexi Shelby to the label. One of the founding fathers of Chicago House blesses the label with a four track EP ranging from far-out twisted-ness to puristic deep house class with a stop in uplifting piano-land in between.
Moralez – Twilight EP [STX20]
Snuff Trax is back on wax, after a loooooong forced break full of exhausting twists and turns. Snuff Trax 20, the „Twilight E.P.“ by Moralez, including dope remixes by the great Etcher.
Acid Synthesis – Rhythm Of Life [P303.04]
Keith Farrugia under his acid alter ego Acid Synthesis with some proper 90’s acid with a trance feel.
Wladimir M – 2023 [DSR/EEVO009]
‘2023’ is the rather unexpected new project of the Dutch cult hero Wladimir Manshanden. 32 years ago, in 1991, Wladimir M founded together with techno icon Stefan Robbers, one of the first Dutch techno labels: Eevo Lute Muzique. While Robbers (as Terrace and Acid Junkies) pursued an international techno career in the years that followed, Manshanden preferred to remain in the shadows. His discography is as small as it is peculiar. But his track ‘Evil’ is an undisputed classic. On ‘2023’ he disassembles the eighties pop hits of his youth into sober, futuristic spoken-word techno. On the one hand, he does not shy away from some cringe (Dire Straits, Simple Minds, Tina Turner). On the other, he pays tribute to some genuine electronic heroes like Kraftwerk, New Order or Master C&J. The path to the bare essentials leads through a futuristic labyrinth. Along the way, you get hints of monotone voices, cipher codes and wondrous Dutch titles like ‘Privé Onderzoek.’ The outcome is alienating and magical at the same time.
Sololust – Too Much Days on a Row [SOIL022]
As a part of Soil Records’ 5th anniversary we have a special 7 inch edition of Sololust “Too much Days on a Row”, originally released in 2020, with an additional rework of this emotive song by the master Rude 66.
Magnum Opus & Ravetop – Fear In Our Veins [SOIL021]
Soil’s 5th anniversary is just around the corner and they chose some tracks that were released in the past years on tape and now gave them a spin on a 7 inches edition. This is the case of Magnum Opus & Revetop track “Fear in our Veins”, Colombian artist collaboration released in 2021 and now it comes with an authentic destroyer remix by Autumns.
Alchemulator – A Lonely Larper on LARPA net [NW035] [FREE DOWNLOAD]
This is the follow up the 2021 Alchemulator – “Larping At Fairsnake Hamlet” album that was released on Hunger! records. The sound goes in a bit of a different direction, the cheap digital FM homekeyboard is replaced with simple FM synths, old “obsolete’ samplers and some other stuff. There are a lot of vocals and experiments with them. I would describe them as synthesizer ballads…or hauntological hypnogogic synthesizer folk songs….a bit of a devotional psychedelic spacejazz influence. Instruments used: AKAI X7000, S900, Yamaha DX100, Yamaha DX21, Arturia Microfreak, Korg Microstation, Yamaha PSR373, Alesis Quadraverb, Alesis Midiverb II ZOOM mS70CdR, zILog Vocoder, Soundcraft Mixing desk, computer running Ableton Live.
Monolake – Hongkong [FIELD35]
Field Records presents the first complete vinyl edition of Monolake’s seminal excursion into experimental dub techno, Hongkong. Originally released on the now-classic Chain Reaction label in 1997, this collection of early singles by Robert Henke and Gerhard Behles has gone on to become a vital listening experience in its own right, a genre classic.
Move D – Solitaire [MULE285]
Mule Musiq dives into the archives of humanoid Ambient music history, bringing the vinyl premiere of a classic work by German DJ, producer, and musician David Moufang, globally known as Move D. Released in 1995 on Pete Namlook’s fabled Fax +49-69/450464 label, the album marks his only output as Solitaire, featuring heroic, supple ambient scenes, that some people call one of the best works by Move D.
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VA – Ravexistence [ROD16]
Rave Or Die’s sixteenth release signs a 100% frenchies masterpiece that will leave you breathless. As an absolute must-have for anyone who loves old-school music, this collectible double 10″ features tracks from techno pioneers The Hacker, David Carretta, Terence Fixmer, and Umwelt.
Umwelt – Collapsar [SHIP069]
Umwelt knows his craft. From no-nonsense acid-drenched electro assaults to more thought-provoking works, the Frenchman can shred speakers as well as soothe souls. The two sides of the New Flesh boss’ sound combine as he returns to Shipwrec with the five tracks of “Collapsar”.
Kalcagni – Mute Mode EP [CMB002]
Label owner Kalcagni returns with another 4 tracker of vibey electro and breaks for the second Cosmoba release. Kicking off with ‘Mute Mode’, which channels deep house and acid influences, laced over chunky breaks and a warm analog bass. ‘Up Here (In The Head)’ follows up with another 303 workout, layered with infectious bass hooks and effected synth trills. On the flip side, ’System Addict’ ups the BPM’s and flexes a more upfront electro groove, with beefy drums, gnarly melodic stabs and a twisted, resonant bassline. Whilst ‘Worn Out Version’ provides a more mellow and alternative vibe to close
DJ Surgeles – Triglav [TECH-UM313003]
The exploration craft Isis001, a spaceship sent by humanity, has crashed into the unknown world of Triglav, with one of the most important discoveries in galactic history. Below, a handful of humans fight an armed group of outsiders and the entire hostile planet to protect the secret – the fate of the Triglavs, the legendary first species to show wisdom in the stars. Over time, the group of astronauts begins to understand what is going on on the planet,and begins to understand Triglav’s secret, but will they be able to return to our planet and share the secret about Triglav? Triglav’s heads were believed to represent Sky, Earth and the Underworld. It was believed that Triglav has three heads because he ruled these three kingdoms and had a golden binding over his eyes and lips so he could not see people’s sins nor speak about them.
Terrace – Perks [DSR/EEVO010]
Robbers was at the flying centre of Dutch techno in the early 1990s. “Perks” is Robbers’ fifth EP for Delsin in a relatively short time. On the one hand, it contains his signature sound: melancholic melodies and complex drum patterns wrapped in outstanding production; on the other, Perks surprises on many fronts. For starters, the overall vibe is a lot more sombre, the chosen route much more experimental. Take ‘Model A’, a dreamy, 12 minute-long meandering epic that nods to the kraut-infused electronica of Tangerine Dream and Cluster but at the same time proudly carries the techno DNA.
Head Front Panel – At the Spinning Wheel [WEGS006]
Four raw cuts of uncompromising grooves from Head Front Panel, unprotected by walls of learning & confines of style.
Jerical – Weapon Of Choice EP [JR01]
After the debut release on Construct Re-Form, Jerical is launching his own label with a four stomping monotone techno tracks EP. Detroit techno weapons.
Lenson – Tar 14 [TAR014]
Excellent cuts by Lenson, the man behind Rotterdam Electronix, as he returns on Tar Hallow.