Fluxion – Vibrant Forms III [SUBWAXFXCD002]

Konstantinos Soublis, aka Fluxion, and Subwax Bcn have decided to pick up the banner and release Vibrant Forms III. It contains everything anyone could hope for and more: The massive, booming basses, the clicks and hisses, the atmospheric thunderstorms, the opium smoke-scented streaks of reverb, dub echoes and the warmth. Yes, above all else the warmth: Sometimes moist and dripping as in “Safe Harbour”, sometimes blisteringly dry as in “Variant”. It’s no easy task, giving cold, dead machines warm breaths. And no-one quite does it like Fluxion.

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Fluxion – Vibrant Forms III [SUBWAXFXCD002]

VA – 15 Years With Echocord [ECHOCORD071]

VARIOUS - 15 Years With Echocord

After 15 years in the game, Kenneth Christensen’s Echocord mark that achievement with an exclusive ten track compilation spanning their broadest parameters, from a beatless panorama by STL thru mesmerising dub techno from Deadbeat.  Along the way they present a clinical, squashed dub-stepper from Arovane, Struktur 1; the Detroit ghetto acid of Hoodmode by Luke Hess; purified dub suspension from Fluxion; and strangely enough, a vocal turn from Mike Dehnert in Track Providing Home.

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VA – 15 Years With Echocord [ECHOCORD071]

Fluxion – Bipolar Defect [SUBWAXFX002]

Dub techno legend Konstantinos Soublis aka Fluxion is back with another album, his first since 2014’s Broadwalk Tales on Echocord. Bipolar Defect is presented by Barcelona based label Subwax Bcn and is a further exploration of Soublis’ delay drenched, smoked out and chillingly glacial soundscapes that have earned him releases on a who’s who of the niche sub genre’s finest labels such as the legendary Chain Reaction and his own Vibrant Music imprint. Highlights include the signature sounds of “Multidirectional”, “Friction Pulse” and “Stream II” which sound like soundtracks for stoned and spiritual explorations through the Arctic, while there’s some immersive and drifting affairs like “Omnibus” and “Aviation” that’ll totally drown you in sound.

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Fluxion – Bipolar Defect [SUBWAXFX002]

Fluxion – Broadwalk Tales Remix EP [ECHOCORD062]

To date Fluxion, AKA Greek dub techno artist Konstantinos Soublis, has released three albums on Danish imprint Echocord, settling in nicely alongside the likes of Luke Hess, Deadbeat, STL, Conforce and XDB. Kenneth Christiansen’s label revisits the most recent Soublis long player, Broadwalk Tales which arrived back in April, for a remix 12″ packing some high calibre names in Deepchord and Joey Anderson. In the hands of the highly regarded Anderson, “You Don’t Know” is transformed from its vaporous origins into a slab of typically deep and jacking Jersey house, while Rod Modell naturally opts for fading resonance and cloudy white noise in his two DeepChord variations of “For You”.

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Fluxion – Broadwalk Tales Remix EP [ECHOCORD062]

Fluxion – Broadwalk Tales EP [ECHOCORD059]

2 tracks from the CD Album which are not on the vinyl album. K. Soublis (aka Fluxion) met Jamaican vocalist Teddy Selassie in NY. After a brief discussion they started exchanging music and lyrics and by the end of 2013, the ‘Broadwalk Tales’ album came to life. This ep contains 2 tracks, one instrumental and one with the amazing vocal by Teddy Selassie.

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Fluxion – Broadwalk Tales EP [ECHOCORD059]

Fluxion – Traces [ECHOCORDCD011]

Second album by Fluxion on Echocord. The sounds, influences and aesthetic of his actual travels, expectation-journey-destination, alongside the music influences deriving from them. Through his prism those sounds, pictures, travels, emotions left traces of new directions, of future journeys to take. Fluxion captured the “Motion” in his travels with a different feeling each time. On “No man Is An Island” with the unreleased Dennis Brown vocal version, an influential song, with a clear message.”Desert nights” a kind of desert rock meeting dub on a road movie. “Stations”, a place between destinations always a felling of something promising, “Butiama” an actual place, where variations and consistency in rhythm is within people’s DNA, “Migration” a new start, a promising start.

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Fluxion – Traces [ECHOCORDCD011]

Decoside – Reload Vol. 3 [ECLIPSELTD003]

Decoside delights us with a 12 “containing two tracks inspired by the legacy of the dub techno pioneers but focusing on the evolution of the genre! Reload 5 is a massive floorkiller based on tribal rhythms that moves on dub chords and ethereal pads, all powered by a fat kick drum! definitely groundbreaking! On the other hand we have Disorder much softer and atmospheric track with all the typical dub techno elements on the inside. The release is completed with an emotional version of Disorder remixed by Fluxion.

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Decoside – Reload Vol. 3 [ECLIPSELTD003]

Soul Designer – The Soul Is Back [3EEP201003]

SOUL DESIGNER - The Soul Is Back (remixes)

After releasing an album on Fine Art, Fabrice Lig brings this great Third Ear release with remixes by Underground Resistance, Timeline (Mike Banks and Jon Dixon), Luke Slater, Marco Passarani and Fluxion!

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Soul Designer – The Soul Is Back [3EEP201003]