Head Front Panel – HFP 14 [HFP014]

Proper banging techno by Head Front Panel aka John Heckle. Relentless analogue techno tracks rooted in the early and mid 90’s styles. Intense, atmospheric, bass heavy, percussive, raw techno gems for the dancefloor. Includes beautifully crafted + absorbing ambient interludes. A definite nod to Jeff Mills 90’s Axis / Waveform Transmissions.

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Head Front Panel – HFP 14 [HFP014]

Head Front Panel – HFP #9 [HFP009]

Brilliant energetic techno tracks with 90’s aesthetics. Last one in the Head Front Panel series according the label. Head Front Panel has demonstrated the sheer diversity one can achieve within techno if you are as talented as Merseysider John Heckle.

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Head Front Panel – HFP #9 [HFP009]

Head Front Panel – HFP #8 [HFP008]

Should you desire techno that sounds like it’s sampled an ongoing laser battle in some sci-fi B movie, head straight for the opening track on this eighth edition of the Head Front Panel series from Tabernacle. The track is overflowing with laser like samples, expertly EQed into some form of forward momentum over tumbling kicks and malfunctioning modular synthetics. Following this, “Track 2” will appeal to anyone that is an advocate of the recent Population One material whilst the full on thrust of the third track may sound familiar to those that lock into the Hessle Rinse show. To close matters there is a touch of the Sun God about the final track, though the execution is done with a dash more clarity than you get from Jamal Moss.

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Head Front Panel – HFP #8 [HFP008]

Head Front Panel – HFP #7 [HFP007]

It’s magnificent number seven for the Head Front Panel series on a 12″ that feature four potent untitled techno tools of varying shades. As ever it’s pointless to waste air debating who is behind the music, but they certainly know how to bend minds on the basis of this record. Hurried Martian rhythms characterise the opening track, offering a distinct contrast to the unhinged almost Bunker levels of craziness that unfolds on the track that follows. The third production takes matters a bit deeper, though those drums still kick and the final track is the craziest of the lot.

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Head Front Panel – HFP #7 [HFP007]

Head Front Panel – HFP #003 [HFP003]

Those looking for concrete information about the music they’re listening to should probably steer clear of Tabernacle Records’ offshoot Head Front Panel. They’ve yet to announce the identity of any of the producers behind the series blend of slowed-down futurism, discordant electronics and feverish techno. This third installment in the series is similarly mysterious in origin, and once again features a range of intriguing cuts. Opener “Track 1” sounds like an explosion in a “Speak & Spell” factory – a veritable whirlwind of discordant beeps and throbbing techno rhythms – while “Track 2” offers a smoother and more hypnotic variation on a similar theme. Best of all, though, is the jaunty, late night bounce of slow techno excursion “Track 3”.

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Head Front Panel – HFP #003 [HFP003]

Head Front Panel – HFP #002 [HFP002]

Some serious cool and banging techno on this 2nd Head Front Panel release, the new Tabernacle sub label with a focus on Techno. Not the looped kinda thing but proper tracks. Techno as techno once used to be… full of energy, cool sounds, exciting basslines, and no taboo’s (who the F**k gives a shit if the tracks are faster then then 125… techno never had any speed regulations). These tracks makes you wanna go to a party and rave all night long.

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Head Front Panel – HFP #002 [HFP002]