Chinaski – Unschuld Der Sinne [BAPXX3]

Chinaski on Bordello. Beats parry and pound with the intensity of an EBM hammer, yet, strolling through those meaty kick drums stride shimmering melodies that sport elements of new beat, italo and techno. The rakish grooves of ‘Surfin’ Dead’ occupies the A-Side. Bold rhythms fly in the face of burbling bass and cascading chords as Chinaski takes control. A body pumping work out follows. ‘Unschuld Der Sinne’ throws beat shaped fists from the needle drop as a brawl breaks out. Born in the smoke machines of Belgium, this bruiser balances its rough edged rhythms with beaming bars. There’s to be no relenting as the closer screams like a nitro-fuelled missle. ‘Ab In Die Ewigkeit’ soars is a muscle-bound sky rocket set to keep any floor rumbling to the break of dawn.

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Chinaski – Unschuld Der Sinne [BAPXX3]

VA – Mdm D [MDM001]

The first vinyl release by the cassette label Mmodemm, comes with a crackling electro by Lobster Theremin newcomer Privacy, a melodramatic dance tune by Robert Johnson resident Chinaski and skittering house by partner in crime DJ S aka DJ Slingshot. Completed by giallorific tones of Umberto and harsh compressor-experiments by Nick Klein.

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VA – Mdm D [MDM001]

Chinaski – Rivers Edge [UV035]

Chinaski’s first solo EP for Uncanny, the Dresden based label. “Rivers Edge” is one hell of a ride through the nightmarish and schizophrenic side of House and Disco music. “Disaster” is a journey through Dark House territory with its Italo-sounds and that catchy synth spiral along the way while “Cash” leans more to the Chicago side of things to merge into a true dance floor killer. The flipside starts things off with “Lifetime” and an uncompromising bass line. When the beat finally kicks in you’re in the game for anything. “Street” hits the same atmospheric spots but with a slightly sweeter topping over it. Finally, the stomping “Never Look Back” is a fun example for that typical neon-shimmering flavour that shines through all of Chinaski’s productions.

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Chinaski – Rivers Edge [UV035]

VA – Knives Replace Air Vol.1 [COMMONTHREAD005]

For the fifth installment in the Common Thread series we are launching our series of Various Artists EPs called *Knives Replace Air*. For the first effort in this series we have the likes of Chinaski, MangulicaFM, 33.10.3402 and Gitchell Moore cooking up stuff. Expect an odd mixture of genres all sharing a common thread in terms of feel. Maybe not the most dancefloor friendly record but definitely some kind of miniature soundtrack in its own right.

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VA – Knives Replace Air Vol.1 [COMMONTHREAD005]

VA – Five Years On Parole: What’s Happening [UV030]

Believe it or not but Uncanny Valley looks back on five years of releasing records this summer. Instead of just turning into the typical Greatest hits-routine the label heads Albrecht, Carl, Conrad and Philipp decided to look back and forth. So, besides a record that unleashes four tracks from the vaults of these five years there will be a record with new material too. Here’s “Uncanny Valley: Five Years On Parole – what’s happening”. Tracks by Chinaski, Derive (Sneaker and June), Panthera Krause and  Iron Curtis.

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VA – Five Years On Parole: What’s Happening [UV030]

VA – The Lifesaver Compilation [PLAYRJCCD010]

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After a string of twenty plus 12-inches, various high-flying mix-compact-discs, other audio-visual eccentricities and even books, she is finally ready to make a collection public that embodies the very character of Live At Robert Johnson and its affiliated club in Offenbach am Main. During this collection of 11 tracks, you will meet old and new companions; hear withdrawn songs and extrovert composi- tions, experience Frankfurt skyline techno-soul, hobo house and divergent disco. Starting off with new kid on the block Chinaski and an extended mix of the fragile “Lunch”, Live At Robert Johnson old hands Massimiliano Pagliara and Lauer are on top of their respective games, Roman Flügel sends warped and gifted droid funk, The Citizen’s Band precedes him, while newcomers Benedikt Frey and Orson Wells set good examples of their own. Not too shabby either: San Laurentino in his state of overjoy, Portable and Lcio bring their flutes of mellow madness, while the Tuff City Kids close of with “People Is A Crackhead” and some blue-eyed steppers business. Modern, old-fashioned, post-nostalgic, history-addicted and future-ridden all at the same time, “The Lifesaver Compilation” is exactly that: a life saving apparatus.

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VA – The Lifesaver Compilation [PLAYRJCCD010]