F. Vinuesa – Self-Programming EP [D91004]

VINUESA, Fabio - Self Programming EP

Fabio Vinuesa returns to Distrito 91 to deliver the fourth installment of the label, a five-track EP with essential club material. On side A we have “Analog Activity” a track focused on the dancefloor with speedy drums, raw basslines and dreamy pads. “Acid Pepa” immerses us into retro style using classic synths and acid hits. Side B begins with “Self-Programming” heating our instinct showing the most darkest track on the record.”Corrupted Data” bring us the electro-cybernetic sound mixing acid basslines and vocal-glitches from Google´s I.A. And finally closing the album “28045” with an evocative ambient sequence.

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F. Vinuesa – Self-Programming EP [D91004]

VA – Exit Planet Earth: Radon [EPE07]

EXALTICS, The/PARIS THE BLACK FU/ALEX JANN/LOST SOULS OF SATURN/KIM COSMIC - Exit Planet Earth: Radon

The 7th edition in the Exit Planet Earth vinyl series features another serving of electronic cuts designed for space travel with 20/20 Vision debuts from The Exaltics & Paris The Black Fu, Alex Jann, Lost Souls of Saturn and Kim Cosmik.

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VA – Exit Planet Earth: Radon [EPE07]

Frak – Formless Obstruction EP [FP006]

FRAK - Formless Obstruction EP

Futurepast welcomes for their sixth release the Swedish trio Frak. On their ‘Formless Obstruction’ EP, Frak have provided a window into the sinister twists and turns of their work. On the A-side, you see creeping Detroit stylings of ‘Scientific Bella’ set against ‘Wrong Owl’ with it’s EBM underpinnings and industrial inflections. On the flip, ‘Concentrated Feed’ bubbles next to the razor sharp ‘Capacity Faun’, both are filled with characteristic machine quirks and experimentalism.

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Frak – Formless Obstruction EP [FP006]

VA – Lightsplitter [ZC-ELEC004]

HUMAN BEHIND PLUTO/JOHNFAUSTUS/VSO - Lightsplitter

The fourth release (ZC-ELEC004) of the Electro Acid Series has arrived. With ”Lightsplitter”, you can expect four dancefloor fillers that also provide truly captivating listening experiences. Created by The Human Behind Pluto, Johnfaustus and VSO who’s passion for electro, acid and IDM meet.

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VA – Lightsplitter [ZC-ELEC004]

Nite Fleit / False Persona – Acid Avengers 018 [AAR018]

NITE FLEIT/FALSE PERSONA - Acid Avengers 018

This new Acid Avengers EP celebrates the new UK electro scene with two of his most talented ambassadors : London-based producer Nite Fleit, known for some killer records on Unknown To The Unknown, Return to Disorder and International Chrome, and Bornemouth-based producer False Persona, who just released an EP on Nite Fleit’s label Atomic Alert. The result of this association is six punchy acid tracks, somewhere between funky electro and dark techno.

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Nite Fleit / False Persona – Acid Avengers 018 [AAR018]

Kuldaboli – Stilleben Records 059 [STILLEBEN059]

KULDABOLI - Kuldaboli

Mr Kuldaboli hails from Reykjavík and brings with him the subtle sounds of his homeland on this new EP for Stilleben. It is an electro EP with a unique personality, one built on excellent basslines and with plenty of romantic electro overtones. ‘Baktus Theme Song’ with shiny chords and a pixelated bottom end over crunchy drums, then ‘Hlith VIth Hlith Helviti’ gets more dense and busy, with squelchy sounds and distorted vocals. ‘Skulagata’ is a more clean and sparse sound that voyages off into the future while glitchy mashing sounds and far-sighted chords play off against one another to great effect on ‘Sorry Meth Mig.’

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Kuldaboli – Stilleben Records 059 [STILLEBEN059]

VA – 10 Years Of Acid Test [ATLP-014]

VARIOUS - 10 Years Of Acid Test

Ten years ago, Acid Test began with a simple concept – each track the label released would make use of the Roland TB-303. Like a producer purposefully paring down their studio setup, or the continuous imperative within underground electronic music to reduce, this concept engendered creativity with the introduction of what seemed to be an aesthetic limit. However, the decade that followed, which now culminates in the triple-LP compilation Ten Years Of Acid Test, proves acid is limitless. That the Berlin-via-LA label would expand upon the classical conception of acid house and techno is no surprise considering the cast of characters that have come in fold over the past decade. Ten Years Of Acid Test gathers key material from the label’s extended family of acid acolytes. There’s that Vienna-via-LA maestro of sad, elegant acid Tin Man (Johannes Auvinen), whose “Afters Acid” is both a highlight within his prolific catalogue and a distillation of his symphonic approach to the 303. Detroit giants Erika and Marcellus Pittman, both of whom have released remixes on Acid Test, present their respective and singular Bass Line visions. Erika, the Interdimensional Transmissions lynchpin, crafts a dark, delicate take on broken techno on “Violet Fungus” while Pittman continues his cubist house explorations on “Unknown Species,” both tracks straying from typical acid lines in favor of the intricate textures achievable on the 303. This variation in approach applies to tempo as well. Irish-based master Lerosa, as well as Delsin affiliate VC-118A, delve into downtempo atmospherics. Meanwhile, Japanese deep techno virtuoso Wata Igarashi, SUED co-founder SW. (a regular on Acid Test’s leftfield sub-label Avenue 66) and Patricia (one-half of Acid Test act Ociya) use acid as a creative jumping-off point for complex melodic concepts. Wata layers an orchestra of synth-bliss drone overtop a squelchy bassline on “Ephemeral.” SW.’s “ChaIAnJAzzz” cycles through an array of dusted chords eventually landing in skewed, fuzzy rave nostalgia, anthemic chords held aloft by a wicked UK-flavour bass line. Patricia’s “Higher Still” explores dreamy, IDM-flavoured acid, cinematic synthlines counterbalanced by propulsive, squelching acid. Acid Test devotees will be thrilled at the return of various luminaries from the catalogue, including Achterbahn D’Amour, Skudge, AAAA, John Tejada and Donato Dozzy, whose memorable remix of Tin Man’s “Nonneo” from Acid Test 01 served as a kind of proof of concept for the label. There’s new blood too. San Francisco up-and-comer Sepehr makes his label debut with the excellent “Persian Acid Prince,” as does Andreas Tilliander’s beloved hardware techno project, TM404. Ten Years Of Acid Test is a valuable portrait of a group of artists linked by a dedication to innovation within acid, in line with the genre’s storied roots. Over ten years, Acid Test has gracefully made a case for the 303’s past, present and future, the story of acid continuing to unfurl in unpredictable, addictive patterns.

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VA – 10 Years Of Acid Test [ATLP-014]

VA – Dead Beats 1 [DDM07]

“Dead Beats 1” brings together new and returning artists to Death Decay Magic, featuring tracks by Daniel Holt, Happy707, Heidi Sabertooth, Hissarlik, Man 2.0, Stockholm Syndrome AU and label boss Black Light Smoke.

VA – Dead Beats 1 [DDM07]