Nexus 21 – Progression Logical [NEXUS21-3]

NEXUS 21 - Progression Logical

Network’s 30th Anniversary celebration continue with a dig in the vaults finding three timeless treasures from UK Techno pioneers Nexus 21. The “Progression Logical” highlights how skilfully the Stafford duo – Mark Archer and Chris Peat – combined their love of Detroit inspired Techno with North of London Bleep culture. The third track is well and truly an historic piece of Techno history – Carl Craig’s first ever remix no less.

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Nexus 21 – Progression Logical [NEXUS21-3]

Erell Ranson – Different Moods [PROS007]

RANSON, Erell - Different Moods

Erell Ranson confidently displays his renowned character of finely textured Electronics with old school aesthetics on Propersound 007. Electro, Deep Techno, and Downtempo are the styles traversed to you from the machines with emotive class, and ambient pads across 4 lovely tracks.

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Erell Ranson – Different Moods [PROS007]

Chez Damier & Ron Trent, M.D. – Hip To Be Disillusioned Vol. 1 [PRES107]

DAMIER, Chez/RON TRENT MD - Hip To Be Disillusioned Vol 1 (reissue)

As long term partner of Ron Trent, Prescription Records will present in future some of this iconic label’s greatest releases back on vinyl. Starting with ”Hit To Be Disillusioned Vol.1” from 1994.

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Chez Damier & Ron Trent, M.D. – Hip To Be Disillusioned Vol. 1 [PRES107]

DJ Jus-Ed – Tribute To Mike H. [UQ080]

JUS ED - Tribute To Mike H

Jus-ED: ”We all lost Mike Huckaby…This is my way of keeping him alive. I believe the body die’s… Yet the spirit continues. One of his Mike’s life passions and motivation was Music…All Music! This EP is just a few moments I had with Michael Huckaby. All The tracks are composed from… Mike Huckaby My Life With The Wave sample cd”

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DJ Jus-Ed – Tribute To Mike H. [UQ080]

Nesa Azadikhah/ Alison Marks – Limbic Resonance [VR009]

AZADIKHAH, Nesa/ALISON MARKS - Limbic Resonance

The 2nd release for Verdant in 2020 ‘Limbic Resonance’ is a double A side 12″ sharing the hearts and minds of 2 talented producers. The imprint once again provides a stage for a nascent artist; Nesa Azadikhah from Iran is a key voice for the underground scene in Tehran. Her unique style of music assimilates her culture and personal experiences with a worldly and studious appreciation of deep techno. Alison Marks, an established producer from London has an enviable catalogue of releases as herself, Lumina and as a member of Wallflower with Leah Floyeurs. Notably heard on Rebirth and Dogmatik her music is typically filled with warmth and soul.

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Nesa Azadikhah/ Alison Marks – Limbic Resonance [VR009]

Specter – Dreamscape [ITDR006]

SPECTER - Dreamscape

Chicago based Tetrode mastermind Specter takes up the torch with a (too) long awaited solo EP on Into The Deep records. As a true soldier of the underground, Andres has been designing his sound for two decades, bridging the gap between Chicago and Detroit. A spectacular EP exploring jazz, raw, deep and spacey territories from one master of the genre: that’s what Dreamscape is all about.

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Specter – Dreamscape [ITDR006]

Mike Huckaby – Baseline 87 (Sushitech 15th Anniversary reissue) [SUSH04.5]

HUCKABY, Mike - Baseline 87 (Sushitech 15th Anniversary reissue)

In loving memory of the late Detroit legend, Mike Huckaby. Originally released on Sushitech back in 2011 this is a limited 10″, 15th anniversary reissue on a clear vinyl. The label will donate all the profits to Detroit youth in need.

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Mike Huckaby – Baseline 87 (Sushitech 15th Anniversary reissue) [SUSH04.5]

Nexus 21 – Made In Detroit [NEXUS21-2]

Of all the Network treasured relics set to be released this year to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the label there’s nothing as appropriate as the Nexus 21 “Made In Detroit” EP – it was recorded in the 1990 starter year and has been stuck In the vaults gathering dust ever since.

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Nexus 21 – Made In Detroit [NEXUS21-2]

Reedale Rise – Barbary Coast EP [ORN027]

Since 2015 Reedale Rise’s refined strand of electro and techno has quickly established him as one of the most inventive artists operating in the current crop of machine manipulators coming out of the UK underground. Liverpool-based producer Simon Keat has released a prolific body of work under the alias in a short space of time, notching up appearances on crucial labels such as Frustrated Funk, Hizou, Where We Met and many more besides. With a sound indebted to the early wave of UK techno artists like B12, the electro experimentation of Silicon Scally as well as Detroit forefathers such as Drexciya and Model 500, it’s not hard to see why Reedale Rise makes perfect sense on Ornate. Technically astounding and emotionally charged, across all three tracks ORN027 marries shimmering, hi-def synth lines with crisp rhythms spanning 2-step shuffle, broken beats and understated techno propulsion.

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Reedale Rise – Barbary Coast EP [ORN027]