VA – 10 Years Of Jaunt [JR007]

Jaunt celebrates a decade in the game this year, with the British clubbing institution marking the milestone in typically esteemed fashion. 10 Years of Jaunt – Sea, Land, Air is a 12 track V/A compilation spread across three distinct vinyl discs, each of which is based around some of the world’s core elements; themselves a mode of transport or a manner to embark on a ‘jaunt’. Each featured artist is somebody who the label has forged a connection with at some stage during their ten year journey – and each track has been titled to the artist’s own interpretation of a ‘jaunt’. The tracklisting itself has been tailor made to build and develop like their a Jaunt event, with deep, hypnotic, up tempo strands included alongside numerous surprises along the way.

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VA – 10 Years Of Jaunt [JR007]

VA – And Silently Vanish Away [SFR004]

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.

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VA – And Silently Vanish Away [SFR004]

VA – Legacy [SFRLP001]

Great techno/electro compilation on Science Fiction Recordings featuring Spoiled Drama, Chris Mitchell, Dj Nephil, Hinode, Moonknight, Jaymond, Arcarsenal, Rawmance, Jared Wilson & Dj Richard.

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VA – Legacy [SFRLP001]

Hinode – Interstate Highway EP [D3006]

D3 Elements continues its carefully curated run with a new EP from Berlin based Italians, Hinode. Featuring four cuts of tough deep house. Opener ‘State to State’ is a raw, punchy house track with jazzy chords injecting some real soul into the physical beats. Rasping synths and rainy melodies have a hint of the old school about them and ensure that dance floors will be in raptures. ‘Endless World’ is more spacious, with a drunken acid sounding bassline roaming beneath a nicely mechanical groove. It’s one to make you stomp, and so is b-side opener ‘Shades of Grey’ with its bombastic, kicking drums, twinkling melodies and lazy chords. Despite being a sweat inducing house banger, plenty of warmth and musicality remains. Lastly, ‘Memory Alpha’ hurries along with muddled voices, icy hi hats and a flurry of rubbery kicks and squelchy acid stabs. It’s beautifully authentic house music that takes subtle cues from the best of Chicago and Detroit.

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Hinode – Interstate Highway EP [D3006]

Hinode – Neptune [SFRLMT002]

This time Hinode launch their satellite to Neptune, the eighth and farthest planet in the Solar System, in order to explore its dense atmosphere and raw uninhabited texture. Guided by the Roland rhythmical sound, the deep acid tracks wander around dark extraterrestrial dimensions and take their listeners to the bottomless depths of techno jams.

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Hinode – Neptune [SFRLMT002]

VA – The Primates #01 [TMBR003]

The Monkey Bar has proved to have no boundaries music-wise. This composition of tracks pictures a state of mind, a bridge between the past and the future. A selection made by producers that can speak with the heart, the mind and the soul. The Primates #01 is a great techno EP with tracks by Eduardo De La Calle, Hinode, 333 aka Alfonso & Diego Gamez and a Marco Shuttle remix.

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VA – The Primates #01 [TMBR003]

Hinode – Science Fiction Recordings 002 [SFR002]

Hinode is production name for emergent duo Matteo Chisari and Mario Resta, who’ve really hit their stride since making the move from Italy to Berlin, featuring on records with the likes of Patrice Scott, Eduardo De Calle and Amir Alexander. Launched earlier this year, Science Fiction Recordings is Hinode’s label and this second release features four untitled cuts that highlights Chisari and Resta’s ongoing development as Hinode. At times the music draws from the same deeply spiritual pool as the likes of Rick Wade, DJ Qu and Joey Anderson, while other parts sound like something that might come from the Restoration Records camp. A record for house DJs that like to get deep without the pretence.

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Hinode – Science Fiction Recordings 002 [SFR002]

Hinode / Marieu – Punch In the Face [ENW003]

HINODE/MARIEU - Punch In The Face

Enlightened Wax returns with a fistful of kick drums to the face and a whole load of crunchiness to boot. Marieu makes a return to his own label alongside Berlin’s rising analogue fiend, Hinode who makes himself heard right from the start of A1, submerging us into a shuffling, funked-out frenzy of samples and ruthless percussion. The A2 is another brutal monster, where bursting toms, cascading synths and analogue rawness align to form an irresistible peak-time burner; but it’s on the B1 that things turn really nasty – some seriously off-kilter percussion moulds seamlessly with gorgeous strings only to fall back apart into a winding bundle of slicing drums. Not much can be said about the B4, it’s just a classic “MG” (Marieu-Groove) bomb: dusty drums, shredded vocal samples and those jagged piano keys grinding their way into that seductive Enlightened Wax vibe.

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Hinode / Marieu – Punch In the Face [ENW003]