Sizzling and rattling power beats by George Lanham under his The Sixteen Steps moniker. Credit 00 takes responsibility for the remix of the Trinxat track in his own remarkable style.
Gravitational Waves presents the third chapter of the Belligerents, feat Entire City, Hannibal lll, Facemelt, Anna Funk Damage, Chris Mitchell, Moken, Meshes, Midnight Climax, Religius Order, Diana Berti and Mchy i Porosty.
Up to kick off 2021 in the most adequately frenzied, thoroughly corrosive fashion, DDS04 serves up a quintet of chrome-tanned, hi-velocity beats courtesy of Italian hardware fetishist Anna Funk Damage and Austrian-Hungarian outfit Dutch Courage – alias Superskin & Uj Bala – each of whom step up to the plate to deliver an exquisitely ear-wormy slice of their deranged industrial gospel.
“Slip The Pick” is a Street Electro industrial ghetto eight tracken album from the Greek producer who is based in France, Boris Barksdale. “Slip The Pick” strongly remind of the now-iconic electro of the mid-late 1980s, confused with unconventional elements, industrial textures, featuring atonal noise, distorted drums and ghetto vocals.
‘Shadowland’ is Marguerite Records’ 11th release, kindly provided by Francesco Baudazzi, the mastermind behind Diana Berti and Violet Poison and other countless wonderful musical aliases. Slowly emerging from the Ligurian Sea waters, A side comes from the mysterious Diana Berti; the opening track is a minimal synth with industrial attitude jam called ‘I wanna spend the night with you’, followed up by the melancholic italo-wave affair ‘Lonely soul’ on A2. Closing the first side is the retro cinematic high-tension roller ‘Mistral’. On the flip side Francesco summons his Violet Poison alias with 2 dancefloor ready tracks: B1 – the title track, ‘Shadowland’, – a mutant jam that you will absolutely love if you dig the Smersh, and the atmospheric new-beatish cut ‘The Mistake’. Closing up the EP is the clumsy wave ‘There will be always hope’, a heartful positive hymn for the new-romantics, inspired by Italian new wave bands from the 80’s such as Victrola and 2+2=5.
Idlestates welcome Frankfurt-based Raw Ambassador to the label for their first solo album release. The Italian producer has gone from strength to strength over the last 4 years building up an impressive collection of 12″ and cassette releases, this debut solo LP is no exception. Drawing inspiration from a variety of genres, spanning from 80s sci-fi-inspired body music merged with harsher industrial and punk elements. Ultimately, we are delighted to share with you eight no-nonsense tracks that are sure to intensify the dancefloor.
Russian producer Rambal Cochet aka Volta Cab, an artist very much influenced by Goa Trance brings three new tracks with a sound that captivates us to that time, adding New Beat and EBM waves close to ‘Valencia Sound’ and its legendary ‘Ruta Destroy’. The record includes an absolute banger: a Kris Baha remix to burn the dancefloor, as usual.
Cavalry Stone duo its back on Soil Records along side with another Soil Records member like Rambal Cochet and a very warm welcome to Toni as he already work with the group Moken also already on the crew. A quite different way of EBM with two remix that goes from industrial to Goa/Trance feeling.
!Bang Elektronika started in 1986 as a solo project of Dave Rout to develop his electronic music wanderings. He recorded material off an on, but most of his time was spent working on Techniques Berlin, a band which he started with Andreas Gregor in 1985. The first !BE release was the “Audio Beat Warfare” cassette on Bombshelter in 1989. For the second !BE tape, “The Rhythm Screams Electronic”, also released in 1989, Andreas contributed with some vocals. After these releases Dave was moving into more EBM / industrial sounds and wanted some harsh German vocals for the new tracks so he asked Andreas to sing on some of them and join permanently the project. Their first release as a duo was the cassette entitled “Aktivierung!” on Shadow Records in 1991. Time after, the project was put on hiatus with just some sporadic releases and a few shows, until 2011 when they did their first and only show in Berlin and release a compilation CD. This year the band is celebrating their 35th anniversary releasing their dance floor stomper “Aktivierung” for the very first time on vinyl. This release includes, along the original version from 1991 and the b-side “Ich Bin So Ätzend!”, two new killer remixes crafted by Randolph & Mortimer and The Horrorist.
VEYL welcomes Harlem to the label for a new seven track album titled ‘Bait’. The Stockholm-based duo of Martin Thomasson and Johan Skugge bring a vast history of production behind them, operating since the early aughts and known for their work in dub and minimal techno. ‘Bait’ ventures into new territory for the project, delivering infectious strains of body music, new beat, industrial and beyond coupled with soul-stirring vocals which quickly dig beneath the skin. The release is about everyday manipulation, soft power and persuasion. We exist in a world in which corporate management techniques are deployed in our everyday lives, nudging each other for short-term gain, slowly hallowing out any lasting trust while ultimately all being crushed by a hyper-capitalist system. From the opening synths of the title track to the ominous ending notes of ‘Night Vision’, we also uncover funky grooves and diabolical floor shakers which remind us of something from the past but exist perfectly in this corrupted new world.
Tel Aviv based producer E-bony debuts with his first EP, thus joining the dark forces of our infamous sister label Wrong Era. “Stray Cats” is six tracks killer EP with rumbling basslines, cutting edge synth sounds, and an unstoppable rhythm that hits you in the stomach and takes you for a spin with no way back. From the dark electronic sounds, to howling cats like synths flying through your ears. E-bony puts his machines to full operation and gets a remix by no other than disco heavyweight Franz Scala.
Established during the UK’s lockdown, E.L.I. has been a means of escaping the monotony of a bleak situation. This new project of Mike Smith aka Crossover Network has been created for compositions only made with TR-707, TT-303, MS20, DX21 and a discordant voice. The result is a six-tracks EP between EBM, acid and dark electro : six crepuscular bangers for the body and the mind.
First blood on Body Musick is propitiated by Filmmaker with his longest release to the date. Vlad Tapes is a four-sided impaling sound collage full of new and old explorations, all mixed on a trippy yet muddy way. This raw jams will guide the vibe’s idea for the next sonic manifestos on the Body Musick discography.Continue reading “Filmmaker – Vlad Tapes [BDMS001]”
RNXRX returns to VEYL for his debut album, ‘Impreciso’. No stranger to the label, the artist first made an appearance on ‘Previously Undisclosed Rituals’ and then again with ‘Sigil’, a collection of B-sides which act as the perfect prelude to this offering. Derived from an alchemy of inspiration, the album is the result of endless nights unearthing samples, vinyl oddities, effects databases from a bygone era and the artist’s own post-processed vocals – imprecise components which all combine perfectly to form this LP. Unconstrained by genre, ‘Impreciso’ journeys through strains of body music, psychedelic rock, soundtrack and more, delivering electronic experimentations which expose the artist’s darkest tendencies while revealing a long admiration of post-punk, hip hop and science fiction’s finest. Twelve tracks falling somewhere between homage and reinvention, ‘Impreciso’ operates with 80’s circuitry, throws back to 90’s beat nostalgia and drills into a cyber-verse for a familiar yet unexpected trip perfect for this moment.
Raw Culture turns 5 and for its fifth anniversary it is its handyman Asymmetrical to blow out the candles, with the album, Blind Faith. Inspired by Ben Elton dark, savagely comic novel where he imagine a post-apocalyptic society where religious intolerance combines with a confessional sex obsessed, self-centric culture to create a world where nakedness is modesty, ignorance is wisdom and privacy is a dangerous perversion, Blind Faith aims to be a critique of post capitalist society and to redesign the idea and the relationship in the contemporary club. Two densely engraved sides for a total of 8 tracks ranging from EBM to techno, from electro to New Wave, all connected by raw rhythms, noise and distant voices.
New Swiss label Rababoo presents its first release coming from Marcel de Sie. Oscillating between melodic industrial and shaky psychedelic music, Mr. de Sie overcomes his first 3 tracks with a static approach of electronic low drifts – in that sense, we decided to call it a soundtrack “to schuss”, in dedication to all our skiing friends from here and there. For his 1st release, Marcel de Sie is joined by Greek producer Anatolian Weapons and Belgian’s Victor de Roo for the remixes.
Split #1 marks the debut of a new vinyl series, to be hosted on the Various Artists catalogue of Pi Electronics. The split series will be bringing two artists on the same vinyl, with this very first release presenting music by Greek producers Fragedis and Nemmett. Coming from different backgrounds of electronic music, prolific figure of the Cretan islands’ dance scene, Fragedis and one of the Athenian founding members of the π crew, Nemmett, contribute their sharpest weapons to this release.
Death Decay Magic Remixes Vol. 1 draws on the first three releases from the label: Black Light Smoke “Lines & Shadows”, Daniel Holt “Traveler”, and Man 2.0, Black Light Smoke “Holy Hammer”. With remixes from The Hacker, Cardopusher and others, DDM05 hits hard with EBM and electro vibes.