DJ Surgeles – Moonlight Serenade [TECH-UM313-001]

“Moonlight Serenade” was originally released on Axis Records. ear 3036, the Third Empire of Human spans hundreds of star systems, only accessible by a faster-than-light spaceship. No other intelligent beings have ever been encountered, not until a light sail probe enters a human system carrying a dead alien. The probe is traced to the Ursea, an isolated star system in a thick dust cloud, and an expedition is dispatched. After a search that lasted thousands of years, humans stand on the verge of first contact with an alien race. The mission’s objective: learn everything there is to know about the extraterrestrial intelligence.

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DJ Surgeles – Moonlight Serenade [TECH-UM313-001]

Gravitational Effect – Passenger 1982 [MTROND011]

Gravitational Effect debuts on Mechatronica, and blasts through the cosmos with an extraterrestrial blend of emotive electro funk, alien basslines and quirky rhythms, soaked in intergalactic ambience. One for the travellers.

Gravitational Effect – Passenger 1982 [MTROND011]

Drexciya – Digital Tsunami [TRESOR182X]

Tresor Records announce forthcoming special editions of its entire catalogue of Drexciya and related projects. 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of James Stinson and the releases of the Transllusion and Shifted Phases albums. In recognition, the rightsholders, their families, and the label have commissioned Detroit-based contemporary artist Matthew Angelo Harrison to re-conceptualize the covers of Tresor’s Drexciya-related catalogue. On November 11 are cominng ‘Harnessed The Storm’ and ‘Digital Tsunami’.

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Drexciya – Digital Tsunami [TRESOR182X]

Drexciya – Harnessed The Storm LP [TRESOR181LPX]

Tresor Records announce forthcoming special editions of its entire catalogue of Drexciya and related projects. 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of James Stinson and the releases of the Transllusion and Shifted Phases albums. In recognition, the rightsholders, their families, and the label have commissioned Detroit-based contemporary artist Matthew Angelo Harrison to re-conceptualize the covers of Tresor’s Drexciya-related catalogue. On November 11 are cominng ‘Harnessed The Storm’ and ‘Digital Tsunami’.

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Drexciya – Harnessed The Storm LP [TRESOR181LPX]

Theo Parrish – DJ Kicks: Detroit Forward [K7414LP]

Growing up in Chicago, later Detroit-based music producer, Theo Parrish is internationally well known for his own inimitable downtempo house music style. The approach Parrish took to compiling DJ-Kicks was very ambitious, inviting his Detroit peers to produce a collection of brand new material, and in turn creating the first ever all exclusive entry to the esteemed series. “Detroit creates. But rarely imitates. Why? We hear and see many from other places do that with what we originate. No need to follow. Get it straight. In the Great Lakes there are always more under the surface than those that appear to penetrate the top layer of attention and recognition. What about them that defy tradition? Those that side step the inaccurate definitions often given from outside positions? This is that evidence. Enjoy.”

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Theo Parrish – DJ Kicks: Detroit Forward [K7414LP]

Gravity Waves – Satellite LP [CRTSX009]

The ninth release on Curtis Electronix catalogue is from the new collaborative project where Kalean, Z.I.P.P.O and CEM3340 join forces under the name of Gravity Waves. The project is a reflection of the bond developed over a bunch of jam sessions down at the Curtis’ basement, where they discovered to orbit similar spaces. As the title may suggest the sound is deeply rooted in the Detroit side of the electro utopia, with that heady and atmospheric approach.Satellite LP is a seven tracks Album where they combine moments of sub-aquatic and evocative synth works with dancefloor heavyness excursions which level of composition reveals a clear and undoubted mastery of the machines. All tracks are recorded and mixed in Bari, South of Italy.

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Gravity Waves – Satellite LP [CRTSX009]

EDO8 presents Binary System – Binary System [CWCS021]

EDO8 aka Mr. Portamento, part of Doubledutch and half of the Cosmic Force (who had their debut on Clone Records in 1998!). EDO8 comes back with solo work on the Clone West Coats Series. After years of relative silence the dutch electro master hits back hard with this funked up 6 tracker of pure machine funk. Techno, House and Electro rooted in the classics…. the undoubtable influences of early Detroit techno, Kraftwerk and 80’s electro are present and stirred to a unique blend which results in EDO8’s signature sound carefully developed and crafted over the last 25 years.

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EDO8 presents Binary System – Binary System [CWCS021]

Drexciya – Hydro Doorways [TRESOR137X]

Tresor Records announce forthcoming special editions of its entire catalogue of Drexciya and related projects. 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of James Stinson and the releases of the Transllusion and Shifted Phases albums. In recognition, the rightsholders, their families, and the label have commissioned Detroit-based contemporary artist Matthew Angelo Harrison to re-conceptualize the covers of Tresor’s Drexciya-related catalogue. After the album release of ‘Neptune’s Lair’ in September, its companion 12″ ‘Hydro Doorways’ will be second in the series.

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Drexciya – Hydro Doorways [TRESOR137X]

Body Mechanic – High Octane EP [PHLTRXXL004]

High Octane is a timeless, driving EP from the 313. While ‘Detroit Electronics’ is on the single tip, it’s ‘Interplay’ that will appease the 4am dance crowd. ‘Electroit’ is a classic left-field B Side, but for some collectors, the gliding sounds of ‘Electricity’ will serve as the main attraction.

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Body Mechanic – High Octane EP [PHLTRXXL004]

The AM – Sexworker EP [DPTX031]

Empathy is the codeword when it comes to The AM’s second solo EP: The ‘Sexworker’ EP. Sat in a not-so distant neon tomorrow, downtown Detroit, this is the vivid concept and narrative conjured by Detroit native, violinist-turned-techno artist Ann-Marie Teasley. ‘Sexworker’ is another revelation from the agenda-setting artist who’s crafted a completely immersive narrative that ranges from the playful electro beats of ‘Intercosmic Lap Dance’ to the runaway juggernaut ‘Black Galaxy’ (a collaboration with Scan 7’s Track Masta Lou). Each track adding layers of tension and intrigue, cutting through the late night sleaze and exploitation with raw machine soul.

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The AM – Sexworker EP [DPTX031]

Drexciya – Neptunes Lair [TRESOR129LPX]

Tresor Records announce forthcoming special editions of its entire catalogue of Drexciya and related projects. 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of James Stinson and the releases of the Transllusion and Shifted Phases albums. In recognition, the rightsholders, their families, and the label have commissioned Detroit-based contemporary artist Matthew Angelo Harrison to re-conceptualize the covers of Tresor’s Drexciya-related catalogue. The series starts with Neptune’s Lair, first released in 1999.

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Drexciya – Neptunes Lair [TRESOR129LPX]

Robotron – Fehlfunktionen [SKYNETT.1]

There could be no proper introduction as “Fehlfunktionen” by Robotron to design the future of termination by Skynet Cybersonix. T.1 (termination one) is the debut concept album by the man behind several underground labels and projects like Interfunk and HIEROGLYPHICA – representing pure Detroit electro/techno machinery resistance on this limited 12″ 6-track LP.

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Robotron – Fehlfunktionen [SKYNETT.1]

Interfunk – The Mand Behind The Screen [BOOTSEKTOR2]

The 2nd output on Robotron’s lo-fi label Bootsektor represents the very first recordings by Adalbert C. Kupietz as Interfunk. Created in 1997 on a MS-DOS 8/16 bit tracker under heavy influence by the west coast sound of Holland. Doomy, dark and moody – the soundtrack of “The Mand Behind The Screen”.

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Interfunk – The Mand Behind The Screen [BOOTSEKTOR2]

Dj K1 / Dj Maaco – Unidentifiable Beings EP [PBX35]

Two heavyweights of the Detroit underground come together on this kicking new EP from Puzzlebox. K-1 aka Keith Tucker brings his famously repetitive sounds and rugged electro-funk to ‘On My Computer’, which bumps irresistibly as smeared sci-fi chords set your sights on the future. Add in robotic vocals and supple bass and you have an instant classic. It’s then to the Eastside of the Motor City for DJ Maaco’s ‘The People’ which is just as funky but in totally different ways; his laid-back groove is embellished with lush synth sequences and late-night cool that is topped off by a more seductive male vocal. Two very different but equally brilliant tunes.

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Dj K1 / Dj Maaco – Unidentifiable Beings EP [PBX35]

The Paradox – Live At Montreux Jazz Festival LP [AX108]

Techno legend Jeff Mills and keyboard wizard Jean-Phi Dary embark on a live musical trip, documenting their most recent performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland – and encapsulating their mission to fuse techno and jazz. In the past Jeff has spoken of the need to “take a few steps back and try and assess what has been done, and what might need to be approached to be able to go forward.” Jeff’s reassessment manifests as jazz-hno, film music-hno, conceptechno… anything to happily build of the mad range of influences he’s drawn on over the years. Paradox: Live at Montreux is the result. Jeff Mills – electronics; Jean-Phi Dary – piano, Fender Rhodes, synthesizer; Zaf Zapha – electric/upright bass.

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The Paradox – Live At Montreux Jazz Festival LP [AX108]

Theo Parrish – It’s Out Of Your Control EP [SS087]

New Theo Parrish single appears on vinyl in the form of two mixes differing in vibe but consistent in quality and suitability for DJ use. The original rides along on a shuffling, almost Afrobeat version of house, with Maurissa Rose’s gorgeous vocal floating above the gloopy, hypnotic bassline which gets the full filter treatment. The instrumental dub places that b-line very much at the centre of the mix, starting from a single kickdrum before building up to a more techno-edged, vocal free climax. all throbbing bass, solid bears and minimal, glitchy keyboard interjections.

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Theo Parrish – It’s Out Of Your Control EP [SS087]