Toronto’s rave enfant prodige AADJA makes her solo debut on Pushmaster Discs family. On the side A the Canadian producer shows his perfect Acid/Techno infected sound inspired by 90’s Rave style with the track “Interaction Sphere”. On the same side a minimalistic killer tool techno remix by the dutch DJ/producer Deniro. On the side B “Acidphoria” is another massive techno tune with acid melodies and 909 big rhythms. To complete the side a funky and minimal speed remix by the Berlin based producer Hector Oaks with his alias Cadency.
Deniro returns back home to his own Tape Records with a warm 4 track Detroit techno EP.
Rising Dutch talent Deniro (aka Reynier Hooft van Huijsduijnen) returns to with a double EP of original works. ‘Mendoza’ is an 8-track quest into the spheres of polarity and tension. Anxious distortions jitter in controlled spaces, angular melodies disfigure warm tones and frenetic cross rhythms flutter through minimalist forms. Contrasting messages are weaved together with precision to facilitate a dialogue where dancefloor function and cerebral stimulation interact. Deniro navigates his way round vintage gear with a meticulous accuracy, held together by an intuitive ear for timbre, an ingrained passion for Detroit soul, and a firm understanding of sonic balance.
Amongst those on the Amsterdam club scene, Tom Ruijg is highly regarded as a DJ and producer. “Skyfall” is his first 12” for Voyage Direct, following a fine contribution to the First Mission compilation back in 2015. More pertinently, the EP marks the first time he’s used the Tracey moniker for a release. Perfect balance between head-in-the-clouds melodiousness – delivered via cascading, new age influenced synthesiser motifs, starry electronics and crystalline lead lines – and serious dancefloor grunt.
Amsterdam label Indigo Aera, the brainchild of Jasper Wolff & Maarten Mittendorff, celebrates five years with Lost Archives Special compilation. The five-vinyl box set features 18 tracks from the likes of Skudge, Makam, Don Williams, San Proper & Antal, Ø [Phase], Deniro, Louis Haiman, Antigone, Sterac, Stephen Brown, Joris Voorn and label heads Jasper Wolff and Maarten Mittendorff.
part I / part II / part III / part IV / part V