The 17th sonic tale on Childhood Intelligence is written, produced & mastered by German Electro artist E-Control. The debut album entitled “D.N.E.”, presents a lifetime legacy compilation of tracks, which were written and programmed throughout various years, ranging from 1996 – 2010. Inspired by the passion for 80s Electro, early Bleep, Techno and House – E-Control transforms sounds and rhythms into his own sequence – his own powerful & mystic D.N.A. engineered to the future.
D-UFO – Sant Bernat 8 [ACT103]
Timeless high quality electronix sounds from The Underground Music Network’s head honcho D-Ufo.
Piroman – The Piroman EP [PIRO001]
Having been lost in the Discogs realms for many years, without many sound clips online, each of The Piroman’s EPs began to gain a lot of traction online. The Piroman EP, the first of 2 projects released back in the 90s, features three tracks with rolling electro/ breaks elements throughout, inspired from the West Coast. All 3 tracks were given a European twist and will fit onto modern day dance floors comfortably.
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Ben Pest – Amirite [MTRON027]
Ben Pest touches down with four lethal electro cuts, built to morph minds and move bodies.
Data Theft – Data Theft [RAT20]
Since a couple of years there has been a lot of data transfer between the thief and the rat. After the first bytes got exchanged, it was clear they speak the same code: Communication on the basis of rhythmic structure! After some interferences and transmission drop-outs, we can finally announce the transfer is complete and will materialize in form of a 12“ vinyl record. Data Theft is a six piece strong selection of Rhythm Beat Master ship. It will be difficult to find more bang for the buck anywhere else. You can now own this magnum opus that is Rat Life Records 20th release.
Hans Berg – A Floor of Stars [LOZHANSO]
Swedish born, London based producer Hans Berg provides the title track ‘A Floor of Stars’ for a brand new white label from Klasse Wrecks. Starry-eyed rave nostalgia for the 2020s, produced and presented without a cheapshot gimmick in sight. Luca Lozano provides a interpretation on the flip, increasing the breakbeat pressure slightly and taking a left turn into the hoover-vortex continuum. Its a space race journey of sorts, with the producer adorning the track with more rave decoration and climactic pianos flourishes.
CRC – Derelict EP [FE075]
Michael Diekmann from Morphology, here under his CRC alias with a high quality acidic breakbeat EP.
No Moon – Small Moves EP [MTRON026]
No Moon returns to Mechatronica with an intricate blend of tripped-out machinefunk, colorful breaks, obscure bass music slo-chuggers and outsider electro.
VA – Scena Acid [SCENAC1D]
New Analog Concept side project focused on the local acid scene. The project was born after a forest trip in August 2021 and includes four tracks from the like of Larionov, Low Orbit Satellite & Esmi, Low Tape and RSN.
Suddi Raval – Kanlab 01 [KL01]
Balkan Vinyl is kicking off a new run of 7″ vinyl releases – the “Kanlab series” – focused on celebrating underground artists from the label roster, is Suddi Raval. He makes his Balkan debut here with two deep-space hardware electro jams.
Exzakt – Essential Cuts [MON023]
Larry McCormick’s Exzakt brings back that sleazy electro as well as unreleased material. Bringing back classics such as Speaker Breaka and Citi Of Bass, and a new remix by Jensen Interceptor. Putting Monotone Records back on the map.
Ulysses – The Most Successful Algorithm [SC023]
NYC based Ulysses is a master at his craft when it comes to abstract and experimental electro sounds. ‘The Most Successful Algorithm’ showcases just that as he goes through many flavors of his mindset when it comes to making long lasting and thoughtful electronic music. On the remix of ‘Noodles’ is NYC electro and techno legend John Selway.
Bladymore Galaxy – Far From Galaxia [VOYA006]
Following several reported sightings, a time travelling biplane from Galaxia has arrived on planet earth. The pilot on board was transporting a USB stick containing cryptic code from an artist by the name “Bladymore Galaxy”. Having received the data in Italy, Free Voyage owner SMS(IT) got straight to work decoding the data. Inside he found a selection of timeless melodic music, with clear influence taken from travels to the past and future. Now converted to vinyl format, the music is ready for release on Earth.
Marcela Dias Sindaco – Beijo Elétrico [GTD018]
Marcela Dias Sindaco’s music captures the essence of Gated as a label, sitting half way between so many genres: bass-heavy electro, funky breaks, squelchy synth-boogie… but driven by Marcela’s breathy Portuguese vocals, expressing the depths of her carioca soul. Marcela grew up in Rio de Janeiro, and as a classically trained pianist and cellist, music was in her blood, but it was her dad’s obsession with Krautrock that influenced her early music taste. Later, travelling around Europe as a model, she discovered the clubs of Berlin, Paris and Milan and incorporated what she heard into her own music, using a studio filled with analogue equipment. The result joins the dots between heads-down club stompers, electrofunk, Prince, and Brazilian samba.
System 01 – 1990-1994 [MNQ150]
Mannequin Records presents a 2xLP compilation of System 01, the legendary techno project of Johnny Klimek & Paul Browse. Moving from acid basslines, 808/909 minimalistic reminiscences and hidden movie samples, the core of the compilation is covering Johnny and Paul whole activity as System 01, spanning from their 1990 debut EP “From Psychodelics To Cybernetics” on Interfisch with Timothy Leary, father of the LSD generation, to 1994, with the release of their most acclaimed album “Drugs Work” on Tresor, naturally placing them in the “Der Klang Der Familie”.
Oshana – Disciples of Dystopia [PSI004LP]
Channeling her innermost depths, Oshana reveals her widest body of work to date, “Disciples of Dystopia;” a multi-faceted expression of the emotions, influences, and sounds that have guided her on her musical journey. The album aptly marks the fourth release on her very own, Psionic label, and is the first double 12” in the catalogue.
Planar Traits – Portal Vision EP [RIDE04]
A smokey hookah lounge lies nestled amongst Saturn’s outer rings – for those who know where to look. Its sole occupant for a thousand years, the being known as Planar Traits. Lick the cosmic toad and strap yourself in for a fourth ride on the Magic Carpet. Propulsive breaks and mystical atmospheres send us crashing through the waterfall, deep into the velvet jungle beyond.
Tracing Xircles – Air Lock [BLUEHOUR015]
Tracing Xircles return to base after debuting ‘Gaia’s Requiem’ back in 2017. During that period the duo contributed to Air Texture VI curated by Steffi & Martyn and have been quietly readying their new record ‘Air Lock’. The 4 track EP develops their signature sound palette into new territory with references to timeless UK & Detroit flavours, sealing the record with a retro futuristic collage of ambient techno and timeless electronica.
The Master Scratch Band – The Breakwar [FOX006LP]
The Master Scratch Band was first break-dance / hip-hop / electro funk band in Yugoslavia in 1984. The band members were Zoran Vracevic, Zoran Jevtic and Milutin Stoisiljevic, previously known as Data and Sizike. Jugoton, the biggest label in Yugoslavia, published Data 7” and MSB’s ‘Degout’ 12” with limited edition cassette containing two bonus tracks. Impossible to find on the collectors market, Fox & His Friends team in collaboration with Jugoton / Croatia Records is releasing a full, complete version of the rare “The Breakwar” tape, with tracks “Tonight” and “Pocket” never pressed on vinyl. All tracks are sourced from original studio tapes. With the kind help of Zoran Vracevic on credit list and liner notes, this is now the ultimate Master Scratch Band album, released originally in a year 1984 when break-dance was in the peak of its popularity in Yugoslavia. This release is pure breaks and hip-hop electro, done old-school way in one of the best studios in Yugoslavia, Enco Lesic’s ‘Druga maca’ in Belgrade.
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