Jura Soundsystem – With You EP [TEMPLE003]

Following last year’s ‘Monster Skies’ comes another 6 track mini-lp of original works from label head Jura Soundsystem. Once again the EP aims to bring together the melting pot of influences that also inspire the label, Dub, Ambient House, Leftfield Disco and Balearica. The EP was made with the Roland classics, the Juno 106, SH101, D-05, TR 707 & 727 and includes guitar and sax work to balance the electronic sound palette.

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Jura Soundsystem – With You EP [TEMPLE003]

Emotive Response – Emotions ’95 [AAL011]

Part 1 of a Trilogy inspired by Belgium Dance Music from early/mid 1990s till early 2000. Produced by Thomas Blanckaer aka Innershades under his new alter Ego ‘Emotive Response’. Belgium Trance was at its commercial peak during those years and while Dj’s showcased their skills on national television (TMF!), a new group of producers stood up injecting the lively scene with big tunes. The often dramatic and dark melodies that defined their typical sound can be found again in the four club bangers collected on this first EP. All containing that energetic and uplifting sound from those days, but with a an own twist from the man Innershades.

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Emotive Response – Emotions ’95 [AAL011]

Mark du Mosch – Magneto [PNKMN37]

Mark du Mosch returns to Pinkman, after his debut EP The Red Hour back in 2016. Magneto takes you on a rollercoaster ride from an industrial factory workout to a soulful frenzy and back. Filled with heavy, borderline tribal rhythms intertwined with glitchy loops and spacey melodies, it’s a vortex into a dreamlike state where the routine is the villain and the practice of discipline unfolds into the liberation of creativity. And all given groove Mark du Mosch’s style.

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Mark du Mosch – Magneto [PNKMN37]

VA – Electronic Emergencies selected by I​-​Robots

Early 2020, while the Covid-19 crisis was taking over the world, I-Robots was introduced to Electronic Emergencies. Calling it a magical parallel world, I-Robots immediately fell in love with the retro electro and disco noir feel of the label from Rotterdam. It was a nice surprise to discover that the guys of Electronic Emergencies have been fans of I-Robots since the early days. I-Robots and Electronic Emergencies have found each other in their eclectic taste in electronic music. While their friendship evolved, they started discussing ideas on how to collaborate. As a first step in this collaboration, I-Robots has curated this digital compilation of 14 of his favourite Electronic Emergencies tracks. These reflect the deep melodic eighties atmosphere of the label and the elaborate and sophisticated taste of I-Robots.

VA – Electronic Emergencies selected by I​-​Robots

Project X – Project X [BLACKLP006]

A non-partisan group primarily operational in the late 20th Century. Their only confirmed action was creating and compiling previously unreleased music to highlight various events of the time. Although there continue to be persistent rumors of technological inventions and other creative diversions, no evidence exists to support these ideas. The plans outlined in the half completed and frankly garbled manifesto was to distribute the music and text to several sources simultaneously in the hope of sharing the stories of the various situations that best needed attention. Most contacted media outlets initially postponed the release saying the information could interfere with ongoing operations and that disclosure might have minor effects on their prime narrative. Whilst the music survives, the text has been scrambled beyond recognition. The names of the situations, locations and characters have been changed but the story remains the same.

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Project X – Project X [BLACKLP006]

VA – Purple [UV050-3]

This is the second to last UV050 compilation records. Purple kicks off with Krakow’s Chino, who shows us how to balance perfectly between straightforward urgency and mystic playfulness. His acidic “Forbidden Voices” sports just the right amount of chaos to make you go crazy on the dancefloor. Berliner Johannes Albert brings his debut releases on Uncanny Valley with his “Vision Utopia”, a subtle House bomb, that pushes just the right buttons to trigger your desire to escape into cosmos. Also from Berlin comes Lake People, who does what he does best with “Roaming The Streets”. A subtle and razor-sharp track that points out that good dance music can sweeten your life everywhere, not only in the club. Finally, RVDS, one of Hamburg’s finest, blesses us with “Moon Operator”, a deep and masterful dive into sonic sceneries.

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VA – Purple [UV050-3]

Andrew Weatherall – Pamela #1 [PAM001]

Pamela Records is the new sister label to Moton Records Inc – the London imprint headed up by Dave Jarvis & Darren House, who have carved a name for themselves in quality and very collectable edits over the last two decades. The legendary Andrew Weatherall had produced and written Pamela’s first EP alongside studio partner Nina Walsh before his devastating and untimely passing. The tracks were written by Andrew in a studio laboratory inside of the Woodleigh Research Facility with Nina Walsh sharing the writing credits in part and also contributing samples from her extensive arsenal of weapons.

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Andrew Weatherall – Pamela #1 [PAM001]

Wolfey – Powell St. Blues [EVR034]

Appearing on Echovolt for the very first time, Vancouver-based producer Wolfey offers up a four-track excursion that draws direct inspiration from the often-rainy climate of his sleepy home city. “Powell St. Blues” E.P. is a dance record of rare emotional depth that sees the Canadian bring out an impressive amount of warmth and soul from the machines he uses to make music. Drawing inspiration from early house and techno producers out of Chicago, NY and Detroit, Wolfey likes to work with a small selection of synthesizers, drum machines and outboard effects processors – only using the computer to record, edit and mix-down long multi-track takes and improvised jams. The resultant tracks bristle with vivid detail and texture while evoking distinctly hypnotic and alluring atmospheres.

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Wolfey – Powell St. Blues [EVR034]

Freddy Fresh – 1996 [EAR028]

Freddy Fresh returns on Earwiggle to provides some choice material from the year 1996, remastered and ready for modern consumption. We start with the tunneling acid tour-de-force of ”Abraxas”, that first appeared on Freddy’s ”Analog Space Funk” album on Analog, followed by a similarly spaced out (yet previously unreleased) track of the same period, ”Aerial”. Originally released on Cari Lekebusch’s Hybrid label, ”Logical Grooves 1” is prototype supernatural techno on an almost morbid tip, while ”Barogue” is a classic Freddy Fresh cut to wrap up (fittingly taken from his ”Accidentally Classic” album on Harthouse), where weighty Mr. Fingers style chords play over an epic and deep-building exotic soundscape. ”1996” marks a special snapshot in time – when Freddy Fresh did ‘out there’ techno in a way that no-one else did, techno that we believe will always stand the test of time.

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Freddy Fresh – 1996 [EAR028]

FIT Siegel – Formula EP [FIT-025]

After five years of on-off collaborations and side projects, Aaron ‘FIT’ Siegel has finally got round to making a new solo record. The A-side “Exist On” delivers a brilliant blend of breakbeat-driven turn of the ’90s grooves, chunky bass, ultra-dreamy chords and the kind of bleeping top-end melodies. Title track “Formula” moves even further towards bleep techno territory via deep space chords, thumping techno beats, Kraftwerkian lead lines and the kind of distorted analogue bass found on LIES releases, while “Wayne County Stomp” sounds like a mutated, mind-altering cover of Steve Poindexter’s “Computer Madness”. Dedicated to those who find transcendence through music.

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FIT Siegel – Formula EP [FIT-025]

FILIPP – Miletus EP [GEODESIC002]

FILIPP (co-founder of kosmogonik) appers on the Geodesic series with his epic EP “Miletus”. Miletus, the ancient city of Ionia, was FILIPP’s source of inspiration for this musical épos. Having been the place of birth for 3 great thinkers of the Presocratic era (Thales, Anaximenes & Anaximander), Miletus symbolizes both the origin of thought & the birth of the universe. The Milesians placed great importance on natural elements like water, fire or air in their cosmogonies, elements that were depicted very well in FILIPP’s choice of sounds on this release.

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FILIPP – Miletus EP [GEODESIC002]