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]

J.C. & Kastil – No Spiritual Surrender [CBR010]

J.C aka Jose Cabrera and Kastil collaborate and come with the exciting results. A fresh blend of fierce techno, ambience, industrial, noise and found sounds recordings. A full length captivating album that pushes and pulls you through an edgy and engaging world of sound. Part 1 mixes up trance-inducing deep techno with punishing drum programming. Synths have a life of their own as they whip and snap about and bring a post apocalyptic sense of foreboding. Some tracks are abstract modular gurgles and others are lo-fi, heavily textured affairs that are beguiling beautiful. The use of modular synths lends the whole thing an unpredictable and analogue feel that makes is bristle and brim with life throughout. Part 2 focuses on more suspensory ambient sounds. It means tracks zone you out and get you thinking, with distant melodies drifting next to warm solar winds. When drums do appear they are deep down below and dubbed out affairs that unfold slowly.

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J.C. & Kastil – No Spiritual Surrender [CBR010]

J.C. – The Rebellion of the Overman Part 2 [CBR002]

J.C. with part 2 of his Rebellion of the Overman project dropping some physical techno tracks that will work the body and mind/ J.C. communicating through his machines and laying down solid grooves and effective machine rhythms topped by vulnerable contrasting synths.

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J.C. – The Rebellion of the Overman Part 2 [CBR002]

J.C. – The Rebellion of the Overman Part 1 [CBR001]

J.C. aka Jose Cabrera is launching his own new label, Cabrera. This 1st release that includes a strong remix by Jonas Kopp will be the starting point of an adventurous fresh new Techno label that is promising to reach for the dark corners of the dancefloors.

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J.C. – The Rebellion of the Overman Part 1 [CBR001]

J.C./ NX1 – Split 01 [JCSS001]

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Some more quality techno by Madrid’s Jose Cabrera who is having a mighty good run of releases at the moment, we must say. This inaugurates his new label. It’s bleeping and majestic Jeff Mills style techno that’s the flavour on “Exodus”. “J1” by NX1 though is a tribute to? You guessed it: Robert Hood. This time with cyclical and entrancing synth stabs and claps on the kick, and a fine tribute we must say.

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J.C./ NX1 – Split 01 [JCSS001]

J.C. – Portrait Of The Flying Sky [SPMBLP001]

Fred P’s Soul People Music returns with a full length from the artist formerly known as Kapser and Esperanza main man Jose Cabrera. Last seen on Peterkin’s newly inaugurated Boards imprint, the Madrid native presents us with some killer techno tracks on here. “Endorphinas” sounds like a restrained take on the Jeroen Search & Dimi Angelis sound, and sounds great! “Human Behaviour” is brooding moody techno at its finest. On the other side “Nebula 584 (feat. Dario Zenker)” is the kind of steely cyclical techno you would expect from such a collaboration while “Hyperion” is more on the Robert Hood tip with its entrancing stabs that repeat on and entrance you with, you guessed it; claps on the kick; and it’s rather infectious.

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J.C. – Portrait Of The Flying Sky [SPMBLP001]

JC / FP aka Jose Cabrera / Fred P – Determinism EP [SPMB001]

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Commencing a new series for Fred P’s Soul People imprint, Jose Cabrera and Fred himself deliver four tracks of uncharacteristically tough rhythms that suggest an exploration of more driving, DJ-focused cuts compared to the luscious soulful tones normally found on the label. Cabrera takes up the A side, kicking off with the hefty throwdown of “General Relativity”, all thunderous kick, snagging hat and desolate bleep over a fearsome high-pitched tone. “Framework” is housier in its demeanour, but still packs a mean punch as it twists out a chunky chord line. Fred P’s “Quantum Effects” on the flip is a perfectly scattered techno excursion, both minimal and engaging at the same time. “String Theory” is more twitchy with its dextrous layers of percussion and discordant notes claging around in the distance, a far cry from the soothing lullabies he can often be found crafting.

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JC / FP aka Jose Cabrera / Fred P – Determinism EP [SPMB001]