Beokraft – The Time Machine LP [DCM-011]

Beokraft is a true supergroup of Yugoslavian electronic music pioneers Dejan Stanisavljevic (group Beograd), Zoran Jevtic (DATA, Sizike, The Master Scratch Band) and Nikolaj Bezek (Consequential). The Time Machine is their album inspired by Kraftwerk- the fathers of electronic music. The album consists of three parts with each artist creating their own repertoire of three songs. It begins with Nikolaj Bezek and his core Kraftwerk approach: simple musical phrases combined with striking rhythmical patterns and huge analog effects, especially the vocoders. Tracks The Time Machine, Robot Men and Transformator are beautifully rounded, almost like a memory lane to the early Kraftwerk’s world from Autobahn, Radio-Activity and Trans Europe Express. The similar impression continues with Dejan’s Stanisavljevic’s part, but in a broader context. In addition to his composing and arranging skills, Dejan shows exceptional talent to describe contemporary phenomena in Kraftwerk’s language. Tracks Ex Yu Roy At The Control, Quantum Computers and Into The Future, strikingly describe today’s problems with a rather dark message at the end. The album rounds off with Zoran Jevtic’s song set: Man, Women And In-between, Artificial Mind and Ja Sam Tvoj Robot, brilliantly produced tracks with almost synth-pop tone found in Electric Cafe and Tour De France albums. Rich and colorful production done with good-old “right from the start” sound is something any record collector or a DJ whose tastes go beyond the mainstream, will value.

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Beokraft – The Time Machine LP [DCM-011]

Konerytmi – Muotiviesti [EUDEMONIA012]

Konerytmi aka Kirill Jonolainen has been around the electronic music scene for quite some time. Even though he didn’t see his first vinyl release as Konerytmi until 2020, he was already able to make a name for himself with a lot of EPs under various other aliases like JLM Werx or Dr. Floyd. For eudemonia Kirill created a unique 6-track EP tingling between Electro and Italo showing what an outstanding producer he is.

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Konerytmi – Muotiviesti [EUDEMONIA012]

Egyptian Lover – Lose Control / Vocoder Jam [DMSR8501]

The Egyptian Lover’s 2021 album 1986 was a widely-hailed blast of electro funk perfection from a true lifer – is there anyone other than Greg Broussard you would trust to bring the heat with an 808 and not much else? Now one of the album’s standout cuts, ‘Lose Control’, is getting the single treatment with an extended mix which lets Jamie Jupiter and Brian Ellis’ bonus musical contributions to the track take off in full flight. As a bonus treat on the flip, we get the sparkling new joint ‘Vocoder Jam’, ensuring you have two sides of raw electro heat from one of the sound’s true originators.

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Egyptian Lover – Lose Control / Vocoder Jam [DMSR8501]

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.

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Le Brouf – ProAntiAnti Going Nowhere EP [PHY122]

Christian Kroupa X LCN – Worlds Connect EP [KRI001]

From a Balkan basement comes an EP so filthy that we had to cover the record with a color photo. KRI records first installment oscillates between EBM and electro, ready for sweaty dancefloors and those extra long afterhours needing some “warm leatherette”. A well crafted five tracker journey is a debut collab by two veterans, Christian Kroupa and Le Chocolat Noir. Get ready for plenty of melodies, massive chords and menacing vocals spiced with an epic acid remix by the Mannequin boss Alessandro Adriani.

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Christian Kroupa X LCN – Worlds Connect EP [KRI001]

O-Wells – Moldoom [ORKL-X-96]

O-Wells is back on Die Orakel with his fourth transmission, called “Moldoom”. This 4-track séance is mainly made of uplifiting, spaced out electro tracks, some rolling along with subtle or acid basslines, lush pads and gently subdued detroitish chords.

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O-Wells – Moldoom [ORKL-X-96]

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]

Controlled Weirdness – In The Shadows [CELTD010]


A new EP by UK DJ / producer Controlled Weirdness lands on Cultivated Electronics Ltd (CE’s vinyl only sister label). On ‘In The Shadows’ he delivers 4 earthy and raw Electro cuts with exciting electronics, tough beats and wonky acid.

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Controlled Weirdness – In The Shadows [CELTD010]

VA – Clear Memory 008 [CLEAR008]

Welcome onboard flight number CLEAR008 with service from Leipzig to the Bermuda Triangle. We are experiencing some difficulties at the moment, caused by an overpowered VR-System. As a result, we are subjected to steely bass thunders. Oddities of crisp and bouncy fashion. Dark, yet tempting. Bright, yet unsettling. We’ll initiate Project 15. The weather at our destination is expected to be leicht bewölkt, sonst hayter, though. This is the new normal, this is the new fear. Fasten your seatbelts and prepare to overtake reality.

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VA – Clear Memory 008 [CLEAR008]

Sound Synthesis – Motor Space Maps [INFILTRATE12]

The Maltese machine funk specialist himself Keith Farrugia is back once more with yet more of his impeccable electro business as Sound Synthesis. This time the prolific producer is shoring up on Burnski’s Infiltrate label with four cool and deadly cuts.

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Sound Synthesis – Motor Space Maps [INFILTRATE12]