K Lost Acid Dub – Lost Acid Dub Untitled A+B [KLAD03]

The K Lost Acid Dub series makes it come back with the third output with more reinterpretations/remixes of inspiring tracks from the past. This record challenges the trainspotters for a game of sample hunting. Of course, like the earlier ones, there is loads of acid.

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K Lost Acid Dub – Lost Acid Dub Untitled A+B [KLAD03]

Teknoafro – Teknoafro Mix [DSND008]

Borgo Dora is a multiethnic neighborhood located in the centre of Torino. A perfect example of inclusion between different people from (mainly) the Mediterranean area and home to Porta Palazzo, the largest open-air market in Europe. In 1991, a newly born studio located in the middle of the district guided by Biagio Puma decided to give birth to a dance LP called Teknoafro with the support of local Techno dj Bart Spinelli. The title almost speaks for itself, mixing the Italian “Afro” dj culture and the new Akai samplers with 909-driven Techno rhythms. The result was impressive, giving birth to a quite unique recording that reveals many aspects of the ’90s Italian dance creativity and tapestry. Dualismo Sound comes with a fully remastered selection of 6 tracks taken from the original LP.

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Teknoafro – Teknoafro Mix [DSND008]

VA – Boots & Legs Vol. 4 EP [BOOT004]

From over the hills and far away, the cobblers and their boots are here to stay. The sartorial scallywags return with another collection of kaleidoscopic, Italo-tinged party pleasers. First off the block, London royalty Super Drama team up with homeboy Kayroy for ‘Something New’, a cut of propulsive glitterball synth-funk, with just the right amount of cowbell. Next up, Italy’s Disco Mortale and Futuristant take us for a tour of the dark side, with cyborg vocoders and cyberpunk arpeggios painting a vivid dreamscape of neon and steel. ‘Until Forever’ flirts the line between sinful and sincere, abandoning you to the rise of the machines, and a dance-off to the death. Flip that wax and step on the gas because Gabto reunites with collaborator Kauan Marco for the colossally cool ‘Ki Ko Ho’. These brilliant Brazilians have delivered a bonafide gem, complete with drums that hit you in all the right places, and a killer synthesiser solo – brilliant stuff. For the cherry on top, Marching Machines bring their intoxicating and hypnotic flavour of Belgian chug and psychedelic dark disco to the table with the festival-ready epic ‘Seraphic’ – molto bene!
An electrifyingly eclectic and adventurous collection of toe-tappers and hip-snappers, made with love and coming soon to a discoteca near you.

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VA – Boots & Legs Vol. 4 EP [BOOT004]

Elfenberg – Forever Alone EP [BAP174]

One of Stockholm’s finest exports, Elfenberg arrive at Bordello with four slices of synthesizer goodness. The duo open with “Forever Alone”. A cruising arpeggiator steers its way through glistening snares, rolling kicks and classic italo vocals. Night falls in the jungle “Conga Coronation”. The treetops bristle with birdsong, thickets of bongos, toms and rain sticks lead a path to dawning melodies. A wonderfully textured percussive piece, the track is intricately carved and demonstrates the diversity and depth of Elfenberg. The disco dipped futurism of “Sphere Of Missing Out” follows. Echoes of “Conga Coronation” rhythms are countered by beaming synth bars and vocoder lyrics with the Swedish pair pushing for the floor. “Cosmic Tribune” is the curtain close. Astral chords, spiralling key shifts and incising drums coalesce in this space inspired finale.

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Elfenberg – Forever Alone EP [BAP174]

Acid Jerks – Counter Balance EP [NG125]

Following their standout debut on Nu Groove ‘Remote Area’ enigmatic Berlin duo Acid Jerks return with another solid EP on the essential label. Continuing to demonstrate the two selectors’ breadth of influences and musical knowledge, the ‘Counter Balance EP’ showcases Acid Jerks ability to genre-bend. The A-Side traverses from the classic, piano house of the title track, to the tougher, industrial sounds of ‘Distant Power Plant’. On the flip the chugging, rolling sounds of ‘A Thousand Kisses’ opens, before the organ stabs and buttery synths of ‘Organ Grinder’ close out the EP, making for another unmissable release on a label deserving of its cult status.

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Acid Jerks – Counter Balance EP [NG125]

Lorella Cuccarini – La Notte Vola (Fabrizio Mammarella Lullabye Edit) [FREE DOWNLOAD]

‘Slow Motion / Wrong Era label head Fabrizio Mammarella gives ‘Lorella Cuccarini’s’ ‘La Notte Vola’ a sophisticated, powerful lift with his unmistakable approach to heavy-hitting, infectious productions. Mammarella’s distinctive laser plucks instantly propel this edit into action. Maintaining the charm of the original, he adds respectful weight to the authentic instrumentation. ‘Lorella Cuccarini’s’ electric nature is beautifully preserved.’

Lorella Cuccarini – La Notte Vola (Fabrizio Mammarella Lullabye Edit) [FREE DOWNLOAD]

VA – LYO Presents : Driving Blind (Vol. 3) [LYO-DIGI#003]

LYO is back and ready to take your breath away with the third volume of their compilation series “Driving Blind”. They follow up on their second exquisite offering with a selection of 23 tracks from captivating artists from all over the globe. Selected with care and love, it will bring you on an electronic journey pushing boundaries of style featuring only fresh new original music.

VA – LYO Presents : Driving Blind (Vol. 3) [LYO-DIGI#003]

Max Lessig – Ácido Me Salvó EP [LAXACID1]

Max Lessig, DJ and music creator based in Leipzig, on his new release for Skylax label refines his vision and sound accuracy with a 12 inch “Ácido Me Salvó” containing 5 demential titles. A mix of house, italo-disco and acid. It starts off with a bang with the brilliant heartbeat of “Alba Trentino”, a murderous track on any dancefloor. “Calling infinity” with its smoother tempo reminds us the class and elegance of the best Omar S. It is to better leave with house imbued with the trance of astral memories with always those little acid tips that explode your head. On the B side, the rascal does not stop revisiting you the most pumpy 90s house (think about Jark Prongo or Gat decor) with “The Limbo Project” a title that continues to grow along your skin. And to finish its demonstration, the fabulous “Dance Equation” which will delight fans of Krystal Klear and more generally those of the region of the Piedmont lakes. This is Modern italo-disco. This is a master stroke.

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Max Lessig – Ácido Me Salvó EP [LAXACID1]

VA – Yellow Jackets Vol. 5 [YJ005]

Time for another chapter in the ever expanding Yellow Jackets series from Mother Tongue. On the A side we have Marcellus Pittman’s rework of the Belgian 1983 cult track ‘Death Disco’ by Arbeid Adelt! Not much to say about this one, it’s simply a nasty piece of industrial acid disco. On the flipside Chicago’s genius, Hieroglyphic Being , brings the listener to an astral ceremony with ‘An Astronomical Object’.

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VA – Yellow Jackets Vol. 5 [YJ005]

Maxine – Alien [THANKYOU017]

Going back to the vaults of the iconic X Energy Records label from Italy, Thank You presents yet another Balearic house masterpiece for your listening pleasure. Deep and sensual androgynous vocals, dreamy synth melodies, generously pulsating bass lines that blend with the playfulness of the rhythm – all boxes are checked. Surely a soundtrack that would have graced a daytime outdoor dance floor at Amnesia in the early 90s.

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Maxine – Alien [THANKYOU017]

ESB – Constructed Grooves 3 [CG-03]

ESB is back with more of his Constructed Grooves. This third volume is another direct to dancefloor offering of stylish deep house. Opener ‘Stripe It’ is warm and dubbed out with wispy synths and nice muted chords. There is a little more swing and swagger to ’08 Track’ that taps into a classic dusty Detroit sound. The pace picks up with the hi-tech soul of ‘Pointsource’ and its sleek synth stabs and clacking hits. The fourth and final cut offers yet another house sound, this one with loopy melodic patterns and pixelated chords that dazzle and shine.

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ESB – Constructed Grooves 3 [CG-03]