VA – TRUST XX – Silver Future [TRUST-XX]

Charity compilation from the Viennese electro label TRUST. All proceeds will support ZARA – Zivilcourage und Anti-Rassismus-Arbeit – zara.or.at
Tracks from Alex Cortex, Biepang, Clatterbox, DJ Glow, Epy, Kamikaze Space Programme, Lok44, M_Step, Microthol, ph03, Second Storey, Stingray313, The Exaltics, Urban Tribe, Versalife , VC-118A and /DL/MS/.

VA – TRUST XX – Silver Future [TRUST-XX]

VA – Killekill Megahits II [KILLEKILL025]

Killekill catalogue number 025 is a jubilee release and it’s also a milestone and turning point in the Killekill history, because with this release Killekill closes one chapter, and opens up another. So far, there is this compilation, which has been carefully compiled for your pleasure. Label regulars such as Cassegrain & Tin Man, Furfriend, Alex Cortex or Eomac have delivered high quality stuff of all kinds, but we are also introducing a lot of artists who will feature on the coming labels: Umwelt with his epic and dramatic electro, Dez Williams with his genre-crossing sound which works on every dance floor plus Power Vacuum’s Bintus who delivers his portion of electro/acid madness on Record 1. Record 2 features the legendary Detroit Grand Pubahs, who present their electro outfit Techmarine Bottom Feeders, The Fool’s Stone, which is a new project by Hard Ton, electro legend Adriano Canzian and italian queer artist Brigida plus London’s underground hero Jerome Hill, who lets it jack and roll with his Memory Machine. On Record 3 Kamikaze Space Programme surprises with some bell-driven percussive techno and what can we say It is with great pride that we include the acid techno epos by none other than the legendary ‘Prince of Techno’ Blake Baxter.

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VA – Killekill Megahits II [KILLEKILL025]

Alex Cortex – Multi [BAR003]

Cortex means the nerves in brain used for thinking. On fishing boat this part of brain can sometimes stop working due to lack of sleep and repetitive noise of sea. Alex Cortex is clever man who thinks much about music and also names because ‘Spike Train’ is actually a science word for what nerves do. This confuse simple fishermen at first because this track does not sound like a train, more like when you drive very fast and noises outside your window vanish fast into the distance so that you experience much in a short time. But does not matter as we like the sound – drums on this one are snappy and funksome with big deep bass and a lot happening to occupy nerves. As well as original there is nice mix from Florian Kupfer which is very much simpler and has loud scary kicks which are like the 90s gabber music but actually nice to listen to. ‘Multi’ EP also has ‘Time Texture’ which is maybe not so much a track for dancing to and sounds more like frog blowing bubbles in x-ray machine. Perseus Traxx takes this tune and adds a big descending electro bassline so frog can journey to centre of earth. People who wish techno to tingle head nerves and then forget about head nerves because body nerves are working should buy this record.

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Alex Cortex – Multi [BAR003]

Alex Cortex – Hyperfocus [KILLEKILL014]

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Acid house curmudgeons Killekill have unveiled Hyperfocus, Alex Cortex’s fifth EP for the Berlin label-conglomerate since he launched it in 2011 as one half of Bad Cop Bad Cop. Hyperfocus’ two originals blend acid house and gritty techno with Killekill’s ironic rave aesthetic, while a sleek-yet-beat-down Skudge remix muscles up the B-side for some extra eye candy.

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Alex Cortex – Hyperfocus [KILLEKILL014]

Bad Cop Bad Cop – Wings Of Techno [POM032]

Bad Cop Bad Cop are underground veteran Alex Cortex (XX Badcop) and glam-tech-hero Lopazz (ZZ Badcop). So different they are in their respective solo-projects, so indistinguishably they melt their unique visions into one flow of effervescent creativity when they hit the studio or stage together. Bad Cop Bad Cop’s music is deeply rooted in early to mid-nineties techno, house, and electronica but at the same time peeps through wormholes into the future. Driving, roaring, epic, and cosmic are all apt descriptions of their sound, but so would be jacking, funny, surreal and -above all- alien. A typical trip to Bad-Cop-Land is a full on crash through a psychedelic wall of sound that has to be experienced rather than understood. Now, Pomelo label brings Bad Cop Bad Cop’s debut album “Wings of Techno”. It’s a trippy puzzle of styles and moods that blends the most absurdly divergent tracks effortlessly into one coherent piece of intriguing musicality.

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Bad Cop Bad Cop – Wings Of Techno [POM032]

Alex Cortex – RAW [KILLEKILL009]

KILLEKILL 009 comes from Alex Cortex with some vintage material recorded in the years 1996-2000, raw and substantial. With Future Acid the A-Side features a bomb acid track recorded live at the legendary HD800 club in Mannheim, which displays the raw power of Alex’ live sets. The B-Side features R-BYTE, a minimalistic Chicago-style stomper and MEM, a hood-like abstract and minimalistic techno piece.

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Alex Cortex – RAW [KILLEKILL009]

Alex Cortex – Oh Yeah [KHT001]

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Killekill announces the start of a sub label focusing the housier side of music. Killekill House Trax starts with the release of a track by Alex Cortex. Quite uptempo but groovy as hell “Oh Yeah” comes along with a strong reminiscence to classic chicago house with its strong bassline and the catchy vocal sample. Tyree Cooper added a simple but well working piano and packed the original into an even more classic outfit.

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Alex Cortex – Oh Yeah [KHT001]

Alex Cortex – Kihon [POM027]

Pomelo presents Alex Cortex’ third album. ‘Kihon’ is a very personal effort, as suggested by the self-portrait on the cover. The carefully elaborated design of this gatefold double LP speaks as a whole and in true minimalist fashion about the passing of time, without ever declaring nostalgia to be a means for itself. In 11 nameless tracks, ‘Kihon’ takes us on a journey through organic worlds of sound that invites us to flow with the music and connect with the feelings contained in it. Concentrating on the bare essentials, the music begins to speak, turning the album into a harmonic whole. ‘Kihon’ therefore is also a return to listening, away from a utilitarian perception of music as a background sound.

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Alex Cortex – Kihon [POM027]

Alex Cortex – Unshell [POM025]

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New release on Pomelo, “Unshell” featuring 4 modern dancefloor tracks in best Alex Cortex style, characterized by tight rhythmic structures and a unique and irrestistible hypnotic power. From deep stumbling house grooves with piano stabs and a male vocal admiring´Your sexy moves´ and a Chicago Jacker with a repetitive voice on the A Side, to athmospheric dark techno with warped sound effects and breakbeat house layered with modulating 8-bit sounds on the flip, this record shows once more Alex Cortex´ skills to move off the beaten tracks in his very own style.

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Alex Cortex – Unshell [POM025]

Alex Cortex – I Won’t Conform [Pomelo022]

Alex Cortex - I Won't Conform

Expert techno producer Alex Cortex returns with a four tracker, which includes some of his best work to date. Alex Cortex is best known for his versatile output, from melodic downbeat electronica for labels like Ann Aimee to kicking techno or Drexciya-style electro.

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Alex Cortex – I Won’t Conform [Pomelo022]