VA – Flight Mode 002 [FM002]

The second release of Flight Mode has landed with four artists from four different countries. On the A-side, Dawl delivers ‘Microbe’, a sleek acid slow burning that truly stalks the listener, before Kiddmisha ups the speed and the eerie moodiness with ‘Anxiety’. Acid Charlie’s ‘Por La Paz’ has the most old school favour of the quartet – even before sirens hit – underpinned by a thunderous drum machine. Then the mysterious producer SPAC closes the single with more cunningly employed acid shenanigans.

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VA – Flight Mode 002 [FM002]

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]

Juaan – Lorenzo [SO003]

Hailing from Mar Del Plata in Argentina, Juan is bringing the 3rd release from Subterranean Odyssey. The “Lorenzo EP” is dedicated to Juan’s newborn son and showcases his sound perfectly with a variety of different moods. This EP includes 4 tracks that are sure to be club (Ju)anthems in the coming months.

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Juaan – Lorenzo [SO003]

Dan Piu – Hypnophobia EP [TF009]

Hypnophobia is the bleep fueled beginning to a six release series from Dan Piu on Terrestrial Funk. Recorded from 1993 to 2021, the 27 tracks pose a reflection on the relativity of time. Each release will be accompanied by a foldout poster featuring oil paintings of city skylines at different points in time, all painted by Dan Piu himself. It start in present day London.

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Dan Piu – Hypnophobia EP [TF009]

Zeta Reticula – Star’s Wobble [CNSRM005]

Zeta Reticula (Umek) makes his Censor debut with Star’s Wobble EP. A sizzly, mega-compressed five-track compendium of electro with ultra-scratchy highs and phase-freaked lows, it consists of three originals and two remixes. Of the former, ‘Unaided Eye’ boldly goes where few electro artists go, opting for a lower tempo, sparser soundscapes, and a more melodic underpinning. Of the latter, Sync 24 and Alex Jann serve up a tune that sounds like the bioindustrial workings of the Engineers’ spaceship from the Alien franchise. An overall extraterrestrial affair, transcending the limits of mere humanity.

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Zeta Reticula – Star’s Wobble [CNSRM005]

Client_03 – Sense Combiner [CE044]

Client_03 comes to Cultivated Electronics with more of that razor sharp electro-bugging business, hyper-detailed soundscapes to inspire vivid sci-fi reveries in the midst of the dance. From the tuned up cybernetic pressure of ‘Sense Combiner’ to the slow and tense Sync 24 collab ‘Counterfactual Interaction History’, the quality is as unrelenting as the intricate fusions of drum machines and squelchy synths.

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Client_03 – Sense Combiner [CE044]

Dr Boomber – Time To Go Back EP [ATVS004]

Italian The Villains Inc. moves up a gear with its fourth release to date and already the second in less than a year. ‘Conscious ‘Time To Go Back EP’ introduces the exclusive collaboration between label owner Gab.Gato (Dominance Electricity, Drivecom, SolarOne) and his partner in crime Jack Bags (La Sabbia) from Milan. Together, they drop an untouchable dancefloor oriented five tracker based upon a terrific concept. Coming from the year 2106 with a preventive message to save Earth from manhandled destruction, scientist Dr Boomer understands how much it’s too late to prevent the planet from Armageddon.

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Dr Boomber – Time To Go Back EP [ATVS004]

Soft Crash – Your Last Everything [BITE023]

Soft Crash is the collaborative project of two Italo Body Music trailblazers: BITE founder – Phase Fatale, and one of the label’s protagonists – Pablo Bozzi. United by a mutual passion for a particular melancholic yet sensual approach, and a sound that combines influences of synthwave, EBM, Italo and techno, the two have proved themselves to be a perfect match with ‘Spritzkrieg’ (2020) – their first EP on BITE. This time, Soft Crash present their first long player ‘Your Last Everything’. The album further expands the Italo Body Music palette into electro, acid house, bleep, hi-nrg, and IDM. Each of the eight tracks on the LP sounds layered and intricate, with a variety of interactions between different technical elements and intertwining melodies that reference high production methods from the 80s and 90s turned contemporary. The album centers itself around themes of dystopian cyberpunk and surreal cinematics. It looks to invoke emotion in cold and mechanical elements, making it feel like an organic new chapter in the duo’s ongoing exploration of the relationship between technology and the body.

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Soft Crash – Your Last Everything [BITE023]

Heap – False Hope [ISLA32]

Over the past decade, Vienna-based Florian Stöffelbauer – also known as Heap, has built a consistent reputation as a skilled DJ, producer and Neubau’s label head. Isla presents his latest effort “False Hope” which explores the intersections between industrial, electro and dark wave – all with a leftfield twist. As diverse as it is powerful, the 7 tracks featured here almost feel like nocturnal tales, chalking out Heap’s observations wandering through the streets of a silent city, with cigarette smoke permeating the air and sirens ringing in the distance.

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Heap – False Hope [ISLA32]

Helena Hauff – Living With Ladybirds [FRO003]

German DJ Helena Hauff and ‘Return to Disorder’ label owner was the first female to be named BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix of the year in 2017. Helena’s focus has always been on productions and DJing making her characteristic gnashing electro, acidic techno and chugging EBM tunes and sets her focus ahead of the limelight and fame that so many court. Hauff’s background comes from fine art, maths, physics and acoustics meaning her creative flair is perfectly expressed through the coaxing of weighty club sounds from her machines. With ‘Living With Ladybirds’ Hauff lays down four EBM-infused tracks recorded in her method of using strictly analogue equipment. There’s the eccentric electro of ‘Jonas’, the travelling melody behind ‘Your Turn To Fly’, the stripped down pulsing techno of ‘Touching Plastic’ and the rich rolling acid techno of ‘Pinch’.

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Helena Hauff – Living With Ladybirds [FRO003]

VA – Sailor Of Wrong Era Volume Three

“Volume Three” of the compilation on Slow Motion’s international sister label Wrong Era: “Sailor of Wrong Era”, named after the infamous Berlin boat parties that became a true happening in Summer 2021, is finally here. Ten tracks comprising the very own Wrong Era style, crafted by renowned veteran artists and upcoming international talents from all around the globe.

VA – Sailor Of Wrong Era Volume Three

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]