Johannes Volk – Mutable Motor Units [EFR008]

VOLK, Johannes - Mutable Motor Units

Johannes Volk debuts on Eternal Friction Records with a 4 track EP called “Mutable Motor Units”. The result is a powerful EP filled with powerful grooves, smooth leads and uplifting rhythms, that clearly demonstrates Johannes unique and personal approach to techno.

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Johannes Volk – Mutable Motor Units [EFR008]

Octave One – Locus Of Control Vol. 3 [4W745]

OCTAVE ONE - Locus Of Control Vol 3

Detroit techno icons Octave One serve up the third volume of their Locus of Control EP series. The two-track offering again explores the ‘power or powerlessness people feel over the things that shape their world,’ and never has that been more true than during the last 18 months of the pandemic.

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Octave One – Locus Of Control Vol. 3 [4W745]

Precession – Retrograde Motion EP [RSO-02]

PRECESSION - Retrograde Motion EP

RAWAX presents Precession aka Steve O’Sullivan with the second release on his own series. This one is very special as it’s the first release Steve ever did 25 years ago. 2 tracks on this outstanding ep were co-produced by WIS. Retrograde Motion EP came out originally on the legendary Ferox label, runned by Russ Gabriel.

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Precession – Retrograde Motion EP [RSO-02]

Sterac – Numbers EP [MOTE059]

STERAC - Numbers EP

Steve Rachmad, aka Sterac returns to Luke Slater’s Mote-Evolver imprintto release the ‘Numbers’ EP, with four tunneling techno tracks. Kicking off the release is ‘Ghost 37’, which employs vacillating grooves, ominous synths and intricate mechanics before ‘Lost Track 22’ fuses sizzling 303s, dynamic drums and mammoth, alien-sounding modulations. On the flip, ‘Rey Fur 2.1’ keeps the energy flowing with a high-impact clapper featuring bustling fx and expansive tones until ‘Tr-15’ masterfully rounds off the EP with twisting synth flutters, rattling highs and hypnotic bass grooves intricately unfolding underneath.

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Sterac – Numbers EP [MOTE059]

Sterac – Asphyx [DSR/STC1]

STERAC - Asphyx (reissue)

Steve Rachmad’s richly melodic strain of techno has resulted in a huge body of work he has been growing since the early 90s. His sound is the perfect distillation of machine soul – dubby atmospherics and crisp, danceable dynamics balanced in perfect unison. Amsterdam’s Delsin Records gathers together some of the Dutch techno figurehead’s most important, sought-after works in a new EP series, all remastered from the original DAT tapes from Steve’s archives. His flagship Sterac project is present with Asphyx EP, featuring four absolute classic Sterac works dating from 1995.

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Sterac – Asphyx [DSR/STC1]

Terrence Dixon – Reporting From Detroit [RHM035]

DIXON, Terrence - Reporting From Detroit

Seven years after the classic ‘Theater of a Confused Mind’ (as Population One), Detroit techno phenomenon Terrence Dixon is back on Rush Hour with a new album, this time under his own name. ‘Reporting from Detroit’ is another prime example of the distinctly unique sound language Dixon has developed over the last three decades – defiant, forward-thinking afrofuturist techno that could only have been made in the Motor City.

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Terrence Dixon – Reporting From Detroit [RHM035]

Ø [Phase] – Before This [MDWXLP001]

O aka PHASE - Before This

“Before This” is the third studio album by London based techno producer Ashley Burchett and the first release for his label Modwerks. The culmination of three years work, this project has been produced almost entirely by Ø Phase from the music to the artwork to the accompanying videos.

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Ø [Phase] – Before This [MDWXLP001]

Subradeon – We Are Resilient [SBRDN003]

SUBRADEON - We Are Resilient

Although now based in Berlin, Subradeon began their career in home city Naples. The Neopolitan twosome specialises in a brand of techno that combines the crunchy, full-throttle techno sounds of their native Italy with a soulful musicality that deftly draws on classic house and Motor City techno sounds. It’s an ear-catching and entertaining formula that delivers more hits than misses. For proof, check out the pair’s latest EP, and in particular bouncy, sun-splashed opener ‘We Are Resilient’ and the stab-happy joy that is retro-futurist anthem ‘Don’t Fake The Funk’. Subradeon’s love of combining cheery, looped riffs and heavy grooves is further explored on ‘Wisdom’, which is then given a more dubbed-out, late-night re-fit by Underground Resistance crew-member Rolando.

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Subradeon – We Are Resilient [SBRDN003]

K1 feat. Dopplereffekt – Star Gazing EP [PBX-32]

K1 feat DOPPLEREFFEKT - Star Gazing EP

Keith Tucker and Gerald Donald of Dopplereffekt finally got together. The combination of these two musicians has created a bombardment of funk as only Keith Tucker and Dopplereffekt can bring. That unearthly eerie funk and strings from other worlds. That snappy intelligent funk that Detroit so heavily influenced and unleashed to the universe.

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K1 feat. Dopplereffekt – Star Gazing EP [PBX-32]

Conforce – Wavetable EP [SNG008]

CONFORCE - Wavetable

Conforce signs ”Wavetable” to Sungate – an energetic and diverse four-track EP produced using mostly wavetable synthesizers. These chord-driven tracks showcase a sophisticated danceable approach with proper groove. Rotterdam techno in its purest form.

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Conforce – Wavetable EP [SNG008]

Stasis – Time is Right EP [FP003]

STASIS - Time Is Right EP

Third release on Steve Pickton’s co-owned Fencepiece record label features something special from the Other World Studios archive – the first ever Stasis release from 1993. Three sublime examples of classic UK Techno from one of the true originators – Vanmannans Answer also features an early studio collaboration with fellow UK legend Nuron. Originally released on the tiny Time is Right label.

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Stasis – Time is Right EP [FP003]