Swedish acid producer Etcher makes their debut on Posthuman’s I Love Acid series. Three sublime cuts of analogue hardware-led deep acid house & electro, plus a woozy ambient piece to finish the EP.
Madrid-based producer Corp releases his ‘Fatal Deep Space Journey EP’ on Partout. This four-tracker with it’s Electro, Breaks and Acid influences is a definitely party starter.
Chiwax presents the second release of Robert Armani on his own platform called Robert Armani Traxx Series. This time in the rebound the masterpiece from 1990 formerly out on legendary Dance Mania: : Armando presents Robert Armani – Armani Trax / Circus Bells.
Northern powerhouse Perseus Traxx is on spaced out form with this four-tracker celebrating ancient Greek mysticism. Basslines as deep as sunken treasure, acid that’s worthy of the psychedelic origins of its name, and synths that spin off into infinity make up an uncompromising, mesmerising EP.
Jack Smooth AKA Ron Wells returns with more acid tracks for Furthur Electronix on PH Scales volume 3.
Producer and DJ from Strasbourg, France – Itako’s anachronistic influences combine a wide range of sounds from the 80’s to the early 00′, from industrial to disco & trance to new beat. Itako presents a 5 tracks EP of raw and unadulterated electro for his debut on Lone Romantic titled ‘Ligotage EP’.
Takeshi Kouzuki returns to Alley Version label for sharing with the brothera duo FLML, the split mini-LP “Tracks From The Alley”. Takeshi Kouzuki keeps crossing old school house with his recognizable classy signature. The warm but hitting acid of “福”, opens the Takeshi Kouzuki’s side, while in the second track “1986” deep-and-dark synthetic magic atmospheres are driven by the beating of the twins TR707 and TR727 drum machines. “Yellowacid” burns in its acid-jackin’ madness. Opening FLML’s side “Hot Spread” is obscure jackin’ techno mechanical psychedelia, the following “Jack That Strings” is a pure raw windy city deep‘n’acid track. In the closing “Does Mean It’s You” a freaky FM synth melody is driven by the pulsing of liquid and creepy analog synths and drums, while an 8-bit sampled Andy Warhol’s speaking fragment marks the space, until dies in a delay feedback.
Two classic Finnish acid house remixes from year 2004 by Jori Hulkkonen. Where the A-side’s remix of unreleased Acid Kings track makes Jori’s rapping sound as embedded as resonance in a silver case – the flip side is deep, driving, juxtaposing pop and underground in a way Manchester’s dance scene was famous for in the hayday-80’s. What’s that sound so fresh and wicked..?
New Furthur Electronix sub label, limited hand stamped copies stating with a four tracks release from Obergman.
Finnish Inceptum Records returns powerfully with this electro & detroit techno oriented four-tracker from the label boss Forehard. The A-side begins with a dreamy title track that takes you to the deep and rolling sounds of the motor city. A-side ends with an epic acid electro with tasty bassline and melancholic melodies which gives light into darkness. The first track of B-side is an iconic and powerful melodic techno track. Safe warm pads, percussive drum work and chicago style bassline combines it all into one. Last track of this ep is totally dancefloor burner, which shows producer’s many-sided talent.
Roman producer, DJ and label head Marco Passarani is back to duties with a new 12” on his own imprint Unrelatable. Marco’s explores advanced deep acid grooves balancing traditional approach with updated writing techniques, where analog and digital blend in consistent harmony. “Road to P’Jem” is a solid jam with old school Belgian techno flavor while “Katra’s groove” has a deep nocturnal touch thanks to suspended thrilling melody on top of a bubbling fm bass. The package is completed by the uptempo acid techno jams “HyperUno” and “HyperDos”.
On a newly arisen Amsterdam – Berlin axis, Daniel Monaco and Sauvage World unite for their first collaboration EP on San Francisco based Roam Recordings. Includes two remixes by Niv Ast and Fabrizio Mammarella.
backtotheparty, focused on restructuring and representing, without compromising the original spirit. Three cuts as versatile as they are captivating, from a crunching acid-laden powerhouse to a jazz funk bomb, rounded off with a hip house flecked, percussive groover.
Cold Blow has once again dipped into Jason Adkins’ archives – this time to deliver a compilation of his turn-of-the-‘90s UK techno works as part of cult Bedford-based trio Liquid Son. Released in collaboration with fellow archival electronic music specialists Musique Pour La Danse, “Garden of Eden” gathers together tracks made and released by Liquid Son in 1991 and ’92, as well as a previously unheard demo version of the trio’s best-known track, ‘Tone Float’, which Adkins made in his bedroom way back in 1985. The compilation contains a string of sought-after gems that frequently blur the boundaries between Detroit techno, early UK bleep & bass, electro, EBM and the industrial funk of Cabaret Voltaire, while also boasting the kind of slick technical polish and musical depth so often missing from British club tracks of the period.
Fresh from his recent contribution to the Harvest 001 compilation, label boss Sarayu offers up the fourth entry to his More Rice label, entitled ‘Pridi 303’ – four acidic cuts for
the dancefloor. Including a remix from Mr. Ho.
Jack Smooth AKA Ron Wells returns with more acid tracks for Furthur Electronix on the second PH Scales volume.
Originally recorded to cassette, these five acidic tracks from Spanish-born producer and record store owner Dip Shim are a paean to his neighbourhood in Malmö, Sweden. The breadth of styles across the EP is impressive, taking in uplifting techno, mid-tempo electro, banging acid, and ambient, all created with classic analogue machines, suffused throughout with that warm tape sound and sweet sweet 303.
New EP by the acid master Freddy Fresh on Assemble Music.
Tracks from local boys R-A-G, (Aroy Dee, Ma Spaventi & G-String) and solo work from Ma Spaventi. Nostalgic to the bone- going deep on the Acid House, Italo and Chi-town flavours.
Lou Karsh returns on X-Kalay with his next effort “Lifeforms”, a finely crafted knack for electro, and the 303 in particular.