New York Electro residents meet Latvia. Diverse comp. EP with hot machine-funk tracks for real freaks only. Alonzo, a New York resident and Miami native brings the sub-bass and pocket calculator sounds. Dmitry Distant and Starpliktuve deliver eastern European hot, traditional electro. New York’s Chase Smith brings back a funky version of late 1990’s electro-disco. New York’s Kid Ginseng brings a combination of mid-1980s New York/LA electro to the table. This is a very diversely packed compilation EP with the loudness and depth typical of Kraftjerkz.
Parrish Smith has quietly been making a name for himself over these last years with releases on Knekelhuis and Contort Yourself as well as with his projects Volition Immanent and Sige Bythos. We see him appear on L.I.E.S. in a strong fashion through four varied dense tracks. From slowbeat EBM to Belgium klang to classic Den Hague crushers this ep forges its own path taking these cues and putting Smith’s unqiue spin on them. Heavy yet still possessing groove and hypnotic rhythm, damage will ensue if used correctly. Fresh stuff from this up and coming talent.
From Poland to the UK via the USA, Jeals delivers a full journeyman debut EP for Lobster Theremin spanning ambient, racheting break-y house, lucid techno and heartbreaking electro. Five slices of thought-provoking electronic music, rich with emotion and sincerity, each one a crucial momentum in time, sonically cemented once and for all.
Science Fiction shifted from their early deep territories of house to the current broken beats of electro, keeping the characteristic classic analogue warmth. This EP is made by various artists, and it comes under the signature of an obsessive majestic presence of the 808 beat, that sounds like an accidental tribute to the creator of this drum machine, founder of Roland Corporation, that has died on april the 1st as a fool that changed the way to make music since early 80es. Tracks are mostly sustained, from synched sequences of Hinode to the final atmospheric obscure modular landscapes of Exterminador, chromed by Ngly distortions in track 02. DJ Nephil on the B side introduces a solid visionary Chicagesque mellow atmosphere.