-=UHU=- – Ezzential Electro 004 – Kosmic Kasino [ERZZ004-36]

Known for his work on Transient Force, Gigolo, and of course as a contributor for Fundamental’s Time Capsule a.k.a. 808 Box project, -=UHU=-‘s album is a selection of his best unreleased tracks. Compiled from an old folder full of tracks that have that twenty years old spirit in each of them, that futurist funk that -=UHU=- can deliver so well. ”Ezzential Electro” is the biggest project Electro Records has done so far. It consists of 36 vinyl records produced by artists they consider essential for the current underground electro movement.

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-=UHU=- – Ezzential Electro 004 – Kosmic Kasino [ERZZ004-36]

Mokotron – Ezzential Electro 003 – Tatau O Te Po [ERZZ003-36]

Electro Records welcomes Mokotron por la puerta grande to the Ezzential Electro project, who is a great example of what the project stands for. In his own words: ”Mokotron is an exploration of what it means to be an Indigenous Maori person in urban spaces, combining elements of Electro and Bass music with my Indigenous language Te Reo Maori and traditional instruments and pre-European chants.” ”Ezzential Electro” is the biggest project Electro Records has done so far. It consists of 36 vinyl records produced by artists they consider essential for the current underground electro movement.

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Mokotron – Ezzential Electro 003 – Tatau O Te Po [ERZZ003-36]

DMX Krew – Unhooked EP [UTR001]

Over the years, Ed Upton has released an insanely large volume of records as DMX Krew, though his quality level as rarely dipped below “brilliant”. While many of these EPs and albums explore his love of electro, he’s not averse to exploring sci-fi techno, jacking house and throbbing Italo-disco. ‘Unhooked’, the track that opens his first 12″ of 2022, is deliciously dark and creepy, sitting somewhere between the lo-fi techno of L.I.E.S, the acid-fired rave-era insanity of Aphex Twin and bittersweet dancefloor melancholia. Elsewhere, he peppers a crispy breakbeat with ghostly chords and bubbly lead lines on ‘Orange Cat Print’, summons the spirit of the apocalypse on doom-laden acid-electro number ‘Didgerididnt’ and delivers sturdy, mind-mangling electro thrills on ‘Dust Devil’.

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DMX Krew – Unhooked EP [UTR001]

/DL/MS/ – Calanhi [TRUST040]

“Every 4,044 years comet Calanhi enters the inner solar system, returning from its long and silent voyage through the Oort cloud. As it approaches perihelion, billions on Earth gaze into the night sky, transfixed by the celestial spectacle of their lifetime. While solar winds tear at the comet’s surface, deep inside the glowing ball of ice, ancient machinery springs to life…” Over the past five years Daniel Lodig and Martin Sovinz aka /DL/MS/ have been continually commuting through the electro singularity, constructing their unique brand of fragile bass music from extradimensional sound salvage, and spreading their frequency patterns via the subspace channels of Frustrated Funk, Pomelo, and TRUST. ‘Calanhi’ is the Viennese duo’s debut album – 12 tracks that combine the eternally fresh aesthetics of Detroit-style electro with a relentless curiosity for rhythmic and harmonic experimentation. Seismic club thumpers like ‘Invisible Bits’, ‘Mountains’, and ‘Trusted Funk’ alternate with moody ambient interludes, boldly constructed beat inventions, and blissfully melodic acid breaks. Two collaborations further switch up the flow: Nigerian artist G.Rizo (Hezekina Pollutina, Deejay Gigolo) drops her cryptic rhymes on ‘Divide & Conquer’, and Spanish singer Xx Isis xX provides vocals for ‘Accelerated Frequency’.

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/DL/MS/ – Calanhi [TRUST040]

Martin Matiske – Circle of Enlightenment EP [LDI007]

Martin Matiske’s superb new six-track EP Circle Of Enlightenment on LDI Records is based around the concept of one-mindedness and togetherness. The EP aims to describe the direct connection between human beings and the universe. Martin says: “Human beings are aliens always looking for answers to questions like why are we here and what life is about? We know the answer but won’t accept it. We are made up of the elements of space and are directly connected to the universe. Each person contains the energy of the universe and is connected with everything that surrounds it. We are one! We are here because we are here! Our mission is to be!” Circle Of Enlightenment is a brilliantly adventurous and storytelling new EP from the ever-excellent Martin Matiske.

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Martin Matiske – Circle of Enlightenment EP [LDI007]

Transparent Sound – Freaks Frequency EP [TRANS009]

Orson Bramley and Martin Brown’s Transparent Sound project reaches way back to the mid 90s, and they’re still going strong rolling out the most on-point electro in the business. There’s a reason they’ve been picked up in the minimal scene as much as in purist machine funk circles, but their co-signs go back to the legendary Colin Dale, who signed Freaks Frequency to his Abstrakt Dance label back in 1998. The title track has been remixed plenty over the years, and it sounds as alien and nasty as it did when it first landed. ‘What Goes On’ is another mind-melter of dexterous synth lines and freaked out vocoder which quite frankly lays waste to the competition in the overstuffed electro scene. Diverting from the original EP, we also get a remix of ‘Freaks Frequency’ from the mighty Ectomorph and a previously unreleased cut called ‘Mistakes Happen’

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Transparent Sound – Freaks Frequency EP [TRANS009]

Jauzas The Shining – Dancing in the cold [SEED01]

Seed it’s here! Growing inside of Soil Records. Focused on different styles and tempos that usually recognize at Soil which will be more focused now on mainly EBM, Darkwave and Industrial Sounds. Seed will be irrigated with DIY screen print design to keep the textures alive.

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Jauzas The Shining – Dancing in the cold [SEED01]

Sound Synthesis – Ezzential Electro 001 – Access In My Heart [ERZZ001-36]

Keith Farrugia a.k.a. Sound Synthesis delivering top quality electro tracks made up of dreamy melodies and a touch of acid. Produced with tons of analog devices and coming with that seal of quality he is known for. ”Ezzential Electro” is the biggest project Electro Records has done so far. It consists of 36 vinyl records produced by artists they consider essential for the current underground electro movement. The first six parts of the series come in beautiful white silkscreen printed sleeves on recycled cardboard and include a real puzzle piece on the front cover, indicating which part of the series you have in your hands.

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Sound Synthesis – Ezzential Electro 001 – Access In My Heart [ERZZ001-36]

N.A.D. – Electro EP [RHM037]

Doing exactly what it says on the tin – a tough four track electro set from Mustafa Ali under the N.A.D. moniker, with influences coming from what sounds like vintage L.A. and Miami bass styles to UK bass and deep space techno. An all killer no filler affair of exceptionally high quality as per usual.

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N.A.D. – Electro EP [RHM037]

Zarkoff – Completed With Errors [TRPLM009 ]

Sasha Rajkovich, aka Zarkoff, member of Sumerian Fleet, NauGrau, FFFC, Kali jugend and other collaborations, has been active in underground music since the mid 90s. EBM, acid and electro are most frequently visited genres in his musical output, with occasional drifts into post punk or techno. He also likes to express himself through lyrics, influenced by the likes of Leonard Cohen, Philip K. Dick or Vladimir Mayakovskij. For this new EP, he delivers four cold and melancholic synth-electro tracks, inspired by Old Testament and Gnostic teachings about the nature of the Demiurge. All the vocoded and speech synthethised lyrics are direct quotes from King James translation of the Holy Bible.

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Zarkoff – Completed With Errors [TRPLM009 ]

Transpac – Ezzential Electro 002 – Telecommunication [ERZZ002-36]

Transpac’s new album could be his best work to date. All sounds, sequences and beats are created with heavy analog machinery, including the classic EMS AKS. Highly addictive album! ”Ezzential Electro” is the biggest project Electro Records has done so far. It consists of 36 vinyl records produced by artists they consider essential for the current underground electro movement. The first six parts of the series come in beautiful white silkscreen printed sleeves on recycled cardboard and include a real puzzle piece on the front cover, indicating which part of the series you have in your hands.

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Transpac – Ezzential Electro 002 – Telecommunication [ERZZ002-36]

VA – Peraceamid EP 1 [RL41]

Big week for Manchester’s Red Laser, with label chief Il Bosco serving up the label’s first installment of Peraceamid. Terry Perace gets into some Typhoon club style tribal on “Trip Pop 2020”, followed by his Inslaved mix of Kid Machine’s “SDM” getting some vintage Italo vibes in effect. Over on the flip, you’ll be ushered aboard the acid express on the strobed-out groove of Marcus Paulson’s “Wrecked In Utrecht” followed by the classic Chicago house throwback vibes of Ste Spandex’s “Examples Of You”.

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VA – Peraceamid EP 1 [RL41]

VA – Red Laser Records EP 12 [RL40]

Manchester’s Red Laser Records returns with a four track various artists EP curated by label chief Il Bosco. 12 features Mark Wilkinson aka Kid Machine returns to the label with the neon-lit ’80s mood of “Only Machines Allowed” going for that Axel Foley vibe, followed by Count Van Delicious doing his best impression of the Centre Neptune man on “I Wonder How Flemming Dalum Is Doing?”. Over on the flip, things get pretty Balearic on Ste Spandex’s “Edit 2” (2021 Re-Pop) and Ernesto Harmon gets stuck into some electro beat synthpop on the infectious “Search For”.

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VA – Red Laser Records EP 12 [RL40]