Moscow community System 108 representing new vinyl series, showcasing the sound of label residents. First to go is Kyiv-based producer Daniil Syenichkin aka Bejenec. The EP “Ruslan Tislenko” includes 4 tracks balancing on the verge of Uk Garage aesthetics and Detroit melodism .
Central Processing Unit welcomes Biochip with their debut release ‘Synthase’. Eight tracks of analog electro and acid techno, all recorded live. Very much of the Selected Ambient Works Vol. 1 ilk. Beautifully noisy, highly melodic and raw, with those emotional mid nineties IDM tendencies that very few successfully capture. Biochip are Melissa Speirs and Julian Kochanowski from Montreal, Canada. Listening to Synthase you can tell they are huge fans of vintage analogue synths, magnetic tape and drum machines; their sound has a reassuring warmth and human feel to it.
This is latest release by London duo Dark Circles on their own vinyl imprint DC Trax, harnessing the full force of their influences of acid, techno, house and rave directly for the dancefloor. ‘Lariat’ is a acidic psychedelic spoken word odyssey with an incredible breakdown. This is accompanied by a remix NYC Bunker dj Justin Cudmore. ‘Mandy’ on the B side takes us back to 1993 the height of rave and includes life changing question for a certain young lady.
LostSoundBytes throws us by force into the deep end of a poorly lubricated engine with this 5 tracks mini album. Hear the dirty mechanical rumble of an old abandoned tractor that LostSoundBytes has just hot wired and driven off with, leaving road kill on his way. Driving fast or slow, you may ask. Who cares ! For our beneluxian shaman puts the pedal to the metal destroying the speakers on the way with Rusty Tractor. A certain vision of combustion by our mechanic LostSoundBytes : saturated rhythms on beaten up drum machines dragging us between Brussels and Paris.
Nice uptempo club ready tracks, driven by vicious arpeggios and bit crushed drums.