On 26 February, hundreds of Israeli settlers went on a violent late-night rampage in Huwara and other villages in the northern West Bank, leaving one local resident dead and 100 others injured and the town ablaze. This compilation of music was put together in order to raise funds that can hopefully give some aid to the residents of Huwara, all of the proceeds Confused Machines make from digital sales will go directly to Physicians For Human Rights – Israel (PHRI) www.phr.org.il An NGO that works in the occupied Palestinian territory, promoting Palestinians’ right to health and providing direct medical and humanitarian assistance. The compilation hosts a roster of both local and international artists spanning a wide spectrum of leftfield electronic music. Acid, Drone, Noise, Downtempo, Techno, SoundCollage and more. All of these tracks are new and have not been heard before, many of them have been created with Huwara and Palestine in mind.
Chris Mitchell – Rip Run Ride Die [DC018]
Chris Mitchell is back on Dead Channel, delivering 7 tracks of mutated psych-apocalyptic acid, icy minimal wave, and blown out machined rhythms. Dense hammered percussion, kicking you straight in the sternum, sends you reeling into the abyss. Dire, unsettling vocals dowsed in gritty, unrelenting squelched out 303 madness. Spectral atmospherics blanket bit-crushed drums in a disconcerting fog. With ‘Rip Run Ride Die’, Mitchell melds a black sea of contorted electronics into a twisted, utterly unique vision that pulls you under..
VA – FC002 [FC002]
Following up on last year’s first EP by Chris Mitchell, Feral Colony continues to bring grimey cuts. 5 tracks of gutter realness for adventurous DJs only.
VA – Through Consumption and Entertainment [SOTXX]
”Through consumption and entertainment’ is the latest full-length compilation from the Sons of Traders label in collaboration with Mutant Radio. It features a gritty cast of affiliates of label owners Mike Tansella jr. and TANS who curate this release.
Le Brouf – ProAntiAnti Going Nowhere EP [PHY122]
The Romanian duo Le Brouf presents “ProAntiAnti Going Nowhere” a six songs EP that will be released by Diffuse Reality’s sublabel Periphylla Records. The band goes through several musical genres and styles, from post punk to alternative rock with electro and industrial influences. The entire release can be listened on youtube and is available for pre-order on Diffuse Reality’s official Bandcamp page.
Composed of Edward Nicoara and Mircea Florut, Le Brouf was founded in 2017 in Oradea, Romania. After almost 2 years of experimentation, Le Brouf took its final form towards the end of 2019 when they started working on their first album titled ‘Charade’, self-released in April 2020, followed by ‘Counter Measures LP’ which came out on January 24th, also self-released.Continue reading “Le Brouf – ProAntiAnti Going Nowhere EP [PHY122]”
Feral Colony – FC001 [FC001]
Feral Colony is the new label from U.S. based artist Chris Mitchell (Vanguard Sound, Annunaki Cartel, Sistrum, Sons of Traders, Black Lodge etc), focused on direct, improvised methods. In a world of over-production, outlandish claims, and endless editing, we stand firm.
VA – Frigio All Stars Vol. 4 [FRV037]
Summer 2021 sees the fourth in the Frigio All Stars series hitting all respectable shelves. Jack Carel opens the 12” with the acid burning grunge of “Fuck This Shit” followed by Sons of Traders with the chugging 4/4 nastiness of “A for All.” A trippy, dark industrial streak runs in the snares and swagger of Rambal Cochet’s “Doomsday Scenario Interface” and in the powerful introspection of Daniel Holt’s “The Recluse.” Neud Photo arrives on Frigio with a menacing debut, “The Split” which pierces a haze of smoke in this late-night floor-filler. Honored Matres who appeared on the first volume of these series, returns with the blackest of the compilation. Machine gun percussion close the 12” with Chris Mitchell offering the chopped and gnawed “Alsina”.
Chris Mitchell – s/tep 2 [SOFXX]
The new digital exclusive Squirrels On Film release is from Floridian squirrel funk master Chris Mitchell, four potent doses of lysergic cyber boogie for putting bodies in motion.
VA – The Belligerents Vol.3 [GRTWXXX]
Gravitational Waves presents the third chapter of the Belligerents, feat Entire City, Hannibal lll, Facemelt, Anna Funk Damage, Chris Mitchell, Moken, Meshes, Midnight Climax, Religius Order, Diana Berti and Mchy i Porosty.
VA – Sons of Traders 002 [SOT002]
Sons of Traders 002 is an 8 tracks compilation Ep of loosely knit artists that surround the duo Sons of Traders (Mike Tansella Jr. and TANS). Leading the EP, the title track “Rotten to the Core” is a slow stomper with a forceful vocal sample and some various squelches. LA’s Kosmik picks up the tempo with “Murmurs” which features a hypnotic synth loop over a 4/4 beat. On “Chomping at the Bit” C.L.A.W.S. and Tyrell trade off between claps, hi hats and short delays underneath a sinister synth tone. To close the A side of the record is Future Blondes out of Texas with “2020 ultra visions”, a cut that can only be described as a sinister barrage of slamming drums and tones. The B side launches with “The Other Side of Town” by The White Lines, a dark electro workout with vocal samples, dark synths and growling bassline. Frigio label boss Juan Pablo brings us an intricate drum pattern with layers of synths on “Night Drive in Beijing”. “Self Feral” by Chris Mitchell is something with a hip hop swing, heavy drums, various feedback and vocals. Closing the EP is Dragée, a new artist from Haifa, Israel. “Them” features a hard snare that holds together the demented vocals, claps and bassline that develop throughout the track.
Sons Of Traders – Crollo Nervoso LP [BLF1C007]
“Crollo Nervoso” (Nervous Breakdown) is a collection of tracks recorded in Berlin Schönlein Strasse between 2018 and 2020 by Italian super-duo (and cousins) TANS & Mike Tansella Jr. as Sons Of Traders. This is their 2nd full album, with over 80 minutes of sonic mayhem from SOT mostly inspired by Genesis P. Orridge, 242, A.S.F., Esplendor Geometrico etc. in the Italian 80’s wave tradition. Additionally there are over 24 minutes of remixes by the likes of Chris Mitchell, Chupacabras, Elena Sizova, Jaundice, and Memory Clap Acid.
Chris Mitchell – SOF 006 [SOF006]
Vanguard Sound’s Chris Mitchell follows his contribution to Squirrels On Acid with an EP of four absolute Rippers at the intersection of classic booty bass & new-school goth electro.
VA – Squirrels On Acid [SOFWHITE002]
In the era of micro dosing, Squirrels On Film will provide you with a generous portion of the good stuff. Build your Acid House into an Acid Pleasure Fantasy Castle Extravaganza with the current selections from these various squirrels (on Acid). Solar’s “Unless You Have Wings Like a Bat” will conjure the ghosts of rave past for the séance, and all your funky friends have been invited. The Warehouse has drum machines in the red, and skeletons in the closet, all wearing smiley face masks and handing you gel tabs you probably shouldn’t take. Chris Mitchell hits next with “trks.” The dystopian dance party is on tonight. There’s no going back. You’re too far gone. The walls only appear to be shaking and breathing heavily like they’re dancing and you’re standing still. Sepehr jacks the tab further on “Servant’s Taunt” like the Criminal Justice Act had never been passed. It could be Miami Bass or a field in England but it’s a party, and everyone’s eyes are perfectly dilated. Bayview Acid Squirrels “Love Is The Slug” is pure phuture phantasy pleasuredome meltdown.
VA – Monsters EP [GRTW003]
DJ Nephil steps up with the third self release on his Gravitational Waves label, featuring new artists from across the Atlantic as well as one experienced American producer. Dark jacking hypnotic 707 wavey techno tracks by Chris Mitchell, Dj Nephil, Vault & Retrograde Youth.
Chris Mitchell – Remnants [AC009]
Anunnaki Cartel is up next with another release from label co-owner Chris Mitchell. This is his follow up to the Din Gir Dialectic EP that was released last year. “Remnants” is a more introspective outing with a sobering feel. These are heady selections for a darker floor, and will satisfy those DJ’s who want to inject this into their sets.
VA – Legacy [SFRLP001]
Great techno/electro compilation on Science Fiction Recordings featuring Spoiled Drama, Chris Mitchell, Dj Nephil, Hinode, Moonknight, Jaymond, Arcarsenal, Rawmance, Jared Wilson & Dj Richard.
Modular One – Segue One [SISMODONE]
Patrice Scott and Chris Mitchell are back at it under their Modular One moniker. Segue One sees the duo pushing forward on their thematic journey into deep, interstellar techno. Adding to the fire, UK deep techno maestro, Aubrey blesses the EP with a remix crafted in his signature textural style.
Chris Mitchell – Feng Shui Flow [VS007]
Vanguard Sound follows up on Guerilla Soul’s self-titled EP with label co-head Chris Mitchell delivering Feng Shui Flow. Feng Shui Flow is an exploration into deep harmonic textures in the form of three distinct offerings.
The End Game Is Now – Rationalization Is Not Realization EP [SUBWAXWLS001]
Hinode & Chris Mitchell join forces and deliver 4 tracks of pure underground analog techno & acid action.
VA – Subwax Record Store Day Series 2014 [SUBWAXRSD2014]
Versatil EP with strong tracks by Amir Alexander / Hinode / Samuel Andr Madsen / Chris Mitchell. Special Record Store Day 2014 release.