XXXV Edits – XXXV Edits 08 [XXXV08]

Marco Erroi – from Common Series camp – returns on his own XXXV Edits project with the number 8. Acid and TB-303 on the A side, 90s reminiscences on the B side. Included collaborations with Italians Robert Crash and The Mechanical Man.

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XXXV Edits – XXXV Edits 08 [XXXV08]

Andy Toth – Subspace EP [IT048]

Fierce interdimensional acid tracks on the latest outing from the I.T. HQ in Detroit. Andy Toth casts a long shadow in the Detroit scene, from being co-founder of the Detroit Grand Pubahs to working as an engineer and mixer, he’s worked on so many records that you know but in his egoless way, didn’t know he was part of. Being the co-author of ”Sandwiches” took him around the world, but more importantly, it was the hold music for Mudgie’s, a legendary Detroit Deli run by another long-standing denizen of the Detroit underground, Greg Mudge. Greg Mudge was a true pillar of our techno community in Detroit, from showing us the venue for the first leaky roof No Way Back, to throwing his own events and supporting great people. One of those people was Andy Toth, who he was constantly pressuring to release his music, and this became a major theme of Greg Mudge’s memorial. When Greg suddenly passed last September, some friends came in to DJ his memorial like Derek Plaslaiko. When it was Andy Toth’s turn he played only his own productions and we were all just so blown away. Mudgie was always asking Andy ”what’s up with those tracks?” And this record is the answer, a testament to that thought, and to the deeply layered and detailed work of Andy Toth. Andy has created a uniquely dense Detroit Sci-Fi trip through sound, with elements of acid, electro, techno that result in an advanced and mature adventure in sound, reflecting his roots in the Detroit scene, but pushing it into new hypnotic futures, to boldly go where no one has gone before.

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Andy Toth – Subspace EP [IT048]

Otis – Danger At The Tendo Dojo EP [EYA019]

EYA Records continue to bring up some of the most inventive and forward-thinking Techno and Electro jams, this time welcoming back Berlin-based live performer and producer Otis. “Danger At The Tendo Dojo” EP is flawless, trippy and explorative. A unique journey into the artist’s mind through the rhythms and sounds of analog machines and synthesizers.

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Otis – Danger At The Tendo Dojo EP [EYA019]

NBI – NBI EP [PUU52]

Basic and straight forward approach on old school House spread out between four tracks, all with a familiar pallett of traditional Rolandesque sounds. When the acid lurks the tracks presents themselfs at its best. Produced by NBI aka Nasty Boy Italy aka Nicola Penna.

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NBI – NBI EP [PUU52]

VA – Tracks From The Alley Vol. II EP [ALV008]

MOSS, Jamal/TAKESHI KOUZUKI/FLML/MITUO SHIOMI - Tracks From The Alley Vol II EP

Jamal Moss, Takeshi Kouzuki, FLML and Mituo Shiomi take part in “Tracks From The Alley Vol. II”, a Various Artists four-tracker E.P. which follows the imprint of the previous release of the Bologna based underground music label Alley Version. Here the jackin’ and acid house/techno sonic palette is diverted in a raw, immersive and screwy signature. Rough vibes for freaky minds.

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VA – Tracks From The Alley Vol. II EP [ALV008]

DimDJ – Acid Tracks [GTD.016]

DIMDJ - Acid Tracks

Greek genius DimDJ is no stranger to a live jam, pushing his machines to produce gritty dancefloor stompers since the heady days of 2004. He makes his Gated debut with an EP of uncompromising 303 workouts, once again driving those silver boxes to produce addictive, floor-focused DJ tools. But it’s not all heads-down squelch, with a final track squeezed onto the B-side that brings a surprisingly punk twist to an EP that’s also appropriately named… Acid Tracks.

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DimDJ – Acid Tracks [GTD.016]

Lost Trax – Mind Over Matter [148DSR]

LOST TRAX - Mind Over Matter

Lost Trax pops up at Delsin once more. It’s their second EP with new material on Delsin after their Surface Treated EP from 2019. On Mind Over Matter, Lost Trax steps in the world of old school pre-nineties jackin’ Chigaco and Detroit sounds. Four tracks filled with razor sharp 303s, bubbling FM-basses, jacking drums and offworldy emotive melodies, making this an excellent pack for the late nights.

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Lost Trax – Mind Over Matter [148DSR]

Acid Jerks – Remote Area [NG120]

ACID JERKS - Remote Area

The new era of Nu Groove continues to release exquisite house music with its latest package from Acid Jerks. An anonymous project from two of Berlin’s hottest selectors, this four-track EP demonstrates a breadth and depth of house knowledge, as Acid Jerks take the listener on a cosmic trip. The deep grooves of ‘Chocolate Factory’ kick off the package, followed by the more melodic and emotive ‘Remote Area’ with lush strings and keys. ‘Square One’ has a raw, synth-heavy sound that verges on the ominous, before the tough low end and analogue muscle of ‘The Tribute’ gives added grit to the package.

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Acid Jerks – Remote Area [NG120]

DJ Steve – Secret Touch EP [WRECKS036]

DJ STEVE - Secret Touch

The question ‘Who is DJ Steve?’ gets closer to being answered with the exciting release of his second EP on Klasse Wrecks. WRECKS036 brings more of the heat that DJ Steve is becoming known for. Direct lines are traced to back the formative years of UK Rave and Bleep music, production techniques are kept stripped back and faithful to the classic combinations of those numbers 808, 909, 303 and 101. ‘Secret Touch’ is a melting pot of acid lines, perfectly placed chord stabs and atmospherics that wouldn’t sound out of place in a Sheffield warehouse in 1992. The three original tracks are backed up with a hypnotic and perfectly grooved-out remix from Klasse Wrecks boss Luca Lozano.

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DJ Steve – Secret Touch EP [WRECKS036]

Ani-Roy – Tilt [PLA041]

ANI ROY - Tilt

When Aniruddha Das (DSPSSSSD) and Gary “Roy” Stewart (Dubmorphology) met at Trent University in the mid-80s, they started on a life-long friendship and musical collaborative partnership that continues today. While Das went on to acclaim as part of Asian Dub Foundation, Stewart is an artist and experimental sonic musician, producing projects featuring sound design and immersive works, for the likes of Tate Museum. In 1990 they took their first steps in a recording studio, mixing the early influences of Acid House with their interest in drone and sound effects, to create to two pieces, Tilt and Fari 116. Recorded as improvisational jams and dubbed live to the mixing desk, they were pressed as very limited white labels. Archival testaments and simply great music, here remastered and reissued some 30 years later by Platform 23.

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Ani-Roy – Tilt [PLA041]