A classic Levonesque piece of dubbed out house that moves and shakes across 10 minutes of heady deepness on the A-side and an equally dubbed out Red D affair on the B-side inspired by the likes of Maurizio and Echocord. An E.P. in the vein of its authors…with attitude and determination.
Vril – Animist [152DSR]
Channelling his own explorations in search of the soul inside the machine, VRIL draws from the deep well of his live performances to present his third LP for Delsin, Animist. Inside lie 12 pieces which seem to probe at the unknowable distance between tangible consciousness and the astral plane, imbuing even the most seemingly synthetic of materials with a living essence. Given his illustrious back catalogue, it’s no surprise to hear VRIL conjure explicitly electronic music with such loaded emotional impact and seemingly organic animus, but in the process he also toys with the idea of how far the technology’s spiritual potential can reach.
O-Wells – Liquid Sun EP [A.R.T.LESSXTR1]
O-Wells aka Frankfurt Bass is back on Mojuba sub label a.r.t.less with some very tasty life affirming sun showered Detroit Techno for your heart and soul. This special musical treat called Liquid Sun comes in four different mixes to suit your every needs from club dance floors to living rooms and beyond.
Steve Rachmad – Midnight Magic [ITF09]
Hollands’ finest Detroit Techno producer is back in great shape with 3 tracks full of mysterious chords, groovy basslines and subtle charm that are simply too catchy to be missed. Typical Steve Rachmad style.
VA – Outer Base [BS1818-001]
Boomstraat 1818 is a new techno label from Amsterdam. The label aims at releasing timeless Detroit techno music on vinyl and digital formats, from international artists and local talents. Outerbase ep is inspired by the 90’s Purpose Maker and M-Plant sound and delivers a club friendly 4-track various ep with esteemed artists like Stefan Vincent, Kuba Sojka and Taupe.
ORBE – Cronon EP [EOPEP005]
First solo Ep of the End Of Perception vinyl series comes from the Spanish techno sci-fi master ORBE which includes four original cuts. Deep, raw and hypnotic sounds are the main character of this endless journey.
Steve Parker – Soul Seeker EP [PRRUKDUB006]
Steve Parker debuting for Planet Rhythm with 4-tracker “Soul Seeker”.
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D_Roots – Shapes of the Roots LP [KL-NR11LP]
The whole Shape of the Roots project by D_Roots in one go. On part1, 4 serious, energetic, sharp, melancholic electro tunes. Rock solid dance floor material from this super talented Italian producer. On part 2, 4 tracks focusing on the deeper side of his production skills for beautiful, driving Detroit electro/techno, the LP digital package comes with 2 bonus track.
VA – 5 Years Of Hilltown Disco EP [HIL5YRS]
Hilltown Disco celebrate 5 years with a star-studded compilation of artists that have featured and helped shape the label over the past half decade. On the A-side of the vinyl we find w1b0, Wibo Lammerts who sadly passed away during the production of the record, and Ole Mic Odd, who offer crunchy, dark electronics, perfectly sewn together, producing two future classics, with their bass-heavy electro. Flip to the B-side and the record ups tempo, with the first track from Larionov & St. Theodore that showcases their slick, punchy electro productions, followed by a spiraling, hypnotic, machine-funk weapon by PRZ. The record finishes with Robyrt Hecht’s stripped-back electro track with classic Hecht, signature, captivating vocals.
2022 Best Albums
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Plague Pits – Punishment & Extinction [YCR-161]
Plague Pits is a collective from Bern and Zurich, Switzerland. Inspired by the D.I.Y. electronic tape underground of yore, they play disco dirges for the Anthropocene – cold wave for a heating planet. “Punishment & Extinction” compiles some of the stand-out tracks from an array of self-released, cassette-only EPs Plague Pits have put out since late 2021.
Schulverweis – Mehr b/w No Future [FLR03]
The third release on the Ferry Lane label comes from Schulverweis, the German duo formed by Levente Pavelka and Johannes Haas (L.F.T.), presenting a new record revisiting the idiosyncratic Neue Deutsche Welle sounds. On the A-side, Mehr merges electro with wave while on the flip we have the snazzy garage punk of No Future.
Zonetech – Passing Shadows EP [SOF]
Billy Bates & C.L.A.W.S. return to Squirrels On Film as Zonetech, presenting an EP of murky, slowbeat machine jams suitable for the dimly lit basement of your choice.
Mark Grusane – A House Of My Own [DMLP-01]
Mark Grusane’s latest offering, A House of My Own is a testament to his long-standing discipleship to the craft of producing hard-hitting house tracks with authenticity and depth.
Boo Williams – Emergency Teck [BMM50]
BMM 50 kicks off with some tech-leaning grooves that swing back and forth underneath cosmic pad work. ‘Limited Time’ is a more percussive and laid-back vibe, with deep house chords and jazzy feelings. ‘Emergency Teck’ then comes in two further versions – one acid one, and one beat tool for layering up your sets. It makes for another timeless outing from this vital house voice.
Soichi Terada – Asakusa Light Remixes [RHM046]
Heavy hitting remixes by Alex Attias and Byron The Aquarius of tracks from Soichi’s ‘Asakusa Light’ on Rush Hour.