VA – CPU Remixes [CPU00110010]

Following their 50th release milestone CPU celebrate 5th anniversary with a 2×12 LP remix compilation. CPU has been reticent in regards to remixes, with a grand total of zero during its first five years of existence. This all changes with this dedicated remix compilation celebrating the label’s 5th anniversary. The exalted roster have chosen their favourite tracks to remix from the label’s back catalogue and are brought together in a very special 2×12 gatefold sleeve. B12, Jensen Interceptor and Morphology all make an appearance alongside some of the label’s seldom seen artists. There is also a posthumous Microlith remix of Tryphème – Mélodramatique. Electro has again proven its staying power and CPU has played a key role in championing some of the genre’s greatest: bringing new artists to the front line and cementing the status of the established. This five year celebration showcases the diverse tastes and backgrounds of the roster, crossing many genre boundaries – all executed with precision and attention to detail that the label is known for.

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VA – CPU Remixes [CPU00110010]

VA – Time Marches On (Part 2) [LDR2020]

Lunar Disko presents… Time marches on with two Various Artist EPs to celebrate the 20th release on Lunar Disko Records. Eight tracks encompassing the modus operandi of the label since the beginnings. Part 2 features another selection of Lunar Disko favourites, with the return of DJ Overdose and Raiders of the Lost ARP, while two of Ireland’s finest in Tr One and Automatic Tasty complete this stellar line-up. ..and time is still marching on

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VA – Time Marches On (Part 2) [LDR2020]

VA – Vortex Traks Vol.1 [VTX001]

Berlin based label Vortex Traks is brought to life with the release of their first EP. Mesak kicks things off with high energy electro funk which is followed by a flight across the galaxy piloted by Jeremiah R. Flipside goes deeper, with Matti Turunen delivering a dubby acid flavored electro cut. Automatic Tasty finishes things off with a magnificent track featuring an addictive bassline and some very emotive chords.

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VA – Vortex Traks Vol.1 [VTX001]

VA – Tetramer EP [RI004]

Rebel Intelligence was never the most prolific of labels, with its’ first three releases – a trio of excellent analogue workouts from Matt Whitehead – coming out over a two-year period. This fourth 12″ – the imprints first since 2011 – sees a new wave of artists bringing their synthesizers and drum machines to the party. JTC’s “Habit” opens proceedings, sounding not unlike a cross between classic EBM, sparse analogue deep house and pitched-down early Detroit techno. Automatic Tasty impresses with “Winters Evening”, a deliciously melodic chunk of Claro Intelecto style electro, before Elec Pt1 charges off on an intoxicating 303 acid tip (“Daytime Acid”). Finally, Abraham Cowley flies off into space with “Shifting Seasons”, a wonderfully evocative fusion of constantly building analogue beats, melancholic chords and eyes-wide-shut melodies.

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VA – Tetramer EP [RI004]

Automatic Tasty – Rites of Wrong EP [COMMUNICATION003]

Wrong Island returns with yet another big hitter, welcoming Automatic Tasty to the fold with a 7 track mini-LP. The record starts with a Cassette Boy style attack on the emptiness of daytime TV before firing into a half hour of psychedelic acid house. From the bleepy funk of A Public Service Announcement to the all-out acid assault of Cheers Curtis this record is like what we think Drexciya would have sounded like if theyd written tracks about the hills and fields of Ireland instead of underwater kingdoms, this is perfect summertime music as good for drinking cider in the Sun as it would be for the dancefloor.

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Automatic Tasty – Rites of Wrong EP [COMMUNICATION003]

VA – Various II [030LP003]

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The second comp on Holland’s 030303 shows the beauty, depth and variety of the Roland TB-303 more than ever in the history of the label. Moving away from IDM and braindance this time, all that’s presented to you is gorgeous dancefloor mayhem with great personality. Contributions by Elec Pt.1, Jonny 3 Snares, Automatic Tasty, Cosmic Force and Dexter all have a classic yet leftfield feel to it. About half of the 10 tracks diverge a little from this excellent recipe. Roy of the Ravers’ track ‘Acid Hors d’Oevre’ stands out for it melodic raving ecstacy; the track may well be the main hit of the Bangface-style rave community this year. Further down the line, Kid Machine’s ‘Mirage’ brings impressive synth-wave-disco madness on a distinctive 80s tip – this one is for fans of Legowelt. Then Jared Wilson’s cut – amazingly – brings us back to the time we first heard Choice’s ‘Acid Eiffel’: classic stuff that will never bore the ones who feel it. Another BIG one is for Drvg Cvltvre who delivers some down-to-midtempo sickness, distantly reminiscing of 33 1/3’s ‘Searchin”, but then on acid.

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VA – Various II [030LP003]

Hipodrome’s 2012 Review (Part III)

Finally we are at the last part of the 2012 review. In the first part of our review, the preferences of our followers are shown, according to the number of click and stars. Top 3 albums of the years, top 3 EPs, compilations and mixes loved by our followers can be seen here.

In the second part, I presented some of my favorite events and performances from last year. For more details go here.

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Lakaband & Automatic Tasty – Clownfish EP [MEKA003]

Lakaband is back, this time for a symbiotic EP with Automatic Tasty. The Automatic Tasty’s anemone mix is a spirited and vigorous take on the acidulated languor of the original Clownfish, Lakaband’s smooth track, and the bouncy effervescence of the Irish mogul’s Morning Again meets the casual nonchalance of Lakaband’s track Protandry. With all tracks having been under the well advised mastering supervision of Alden Tyrell, and coming in a pretty limited number of copies, this release will be a nice addition to your collection.

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Lakaband & Automatic Tasty – Clownfish EP [MEKA003]

Automatic Tasty – Life After Debt LP [CF052] FREE DOWNLOAD

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Automatic Tasty (real name Jonny Dillon) has released a new free web-only album ‘Life After Debt’ through The Centrifuge. The thirteen tracks gathered here see Dillon throwing the focus upon warm analogue house and electro atmospheres that favor subtle disco-funk elements as much as they do darker, more leftfield-oriented retro-acid excursions.

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Automatic Tasty – Life After Debt LP [CF052] FREE DOWNLOAD

Automatic Tasty – In It For The Money EP [LDR006]

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Lunar Disko present their 6th release, a fine five tracker from young Irish producer Automatic Tasty. ‘I’ve missed the last bus home’ delivers a cracking electro acid jam, peppered with punchy Alden Tyrell style edits and elegant synthwork. On a slower electro jacking tip ‘I Can See You House From Here’ works out crisp 707 patterns with a nod to Drexciya. The most affecting track here must be the final cut of 606 & 101 interplay ‘Autonomous System’, undoubtedly owing to Japanese Telecom releases, but executed with a heartfelt melancholy requiring the attention of any electro fiends. The release comes with a free CD with 3 extra tracks from Automatic Tasty when you buy the record from Lunar Disko.

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Automatic Tasty – In It For The Money EP [LDR006]