Gladio Operations inaugurates 2023 with its seventh release titled “Split Machine”, a new series of shared EPs, where in this first episode the producers Jauzas The Shining and Cycloplex go halves on the EP. The French producer returns to Gladio with three cuts which possess his peculiar and characteristic rugged sound. The EP launches with “Business Machines” and “Isla De Encanto”, two powerful cuts with aggressive and noticeable basslines filled-up with dark textures. Jauzas gifts us a last cut titled “Equation”, a nod to the EBM sound, where he preserves the same darkness as in the previous cuts. On side B we encounter the Spanish producer Francisco Aguado, who has recently released his first work under the “Cultivated Electronics” label under his new electro alias, Cycloplex. With two cuts titled “Intercepted” and “Acid Machine”, Cycloplex reveals his particular minimalist vision of electro sound in an abstract journey of excellent monotonous rhythms.
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VA – For Huwara [CM21]
On 26 February, hundreds of Israeli settlers went on a violent late-night rampage in Huwara and other villages in the northern West Bank, leaving one local resident dead and 100 others injured and the town ablaze. This compilation of music was put together in order to raise funds that can hopefully give some aid to the residents of Huwara, all of the proceeds Confused Machines make from digital sales will go directly to Physicians For Human Rights – Israel (PHRI) www.phr.org.il An NGO that works in the occupied Palestinian territory, promoting Palestinians’ right to health and providing direct medical and humanitarian assistance. The compilation hosts a roster of both local and international artists spanning a wide spectrum of leftfield electronic music. Acid, Drone, Noise, Downtempo, Techno, SoundCollage and more. All of these tracks are new and have not been heard before, many of them have been created with Huwara and Palestine in mind.
VA – The Analog Theory EP [GO006]
Gladio Operations presents its sixth work, the third compilation tilted “The Analog Theory” featuring renowned producers from the electro scene in Europe. Side A EP opens with the French producer Jauzas The Shining and continues with the Spanish producer Univac. On Side B we have the debut in Gladio Operations of three artists. First off is the Dutch artist Lloyd Stellar, followed by German producer Martin Matiske and closes with the young and talented producer from Valencia, Uranio Empobrecido.
Jauzas The Shining – Dancing in the cold [SEED01]
Seed it’s here! Growing inside of Soil Records. Focused on different styles and tempos that usually recognize at Soil which will be more focused now on mainly EBM, Darkwave and Industrial Sounds. Seed will be irrigated with DIY screen print design to keep the textures alive.
UHF – Fact Or Fiction? EP [GO004]
Gladio Operations is back with a new release from the Spanish duo, UHF. The pack opens with the track “Fact Or Fiction?” and where UHF gifts us with a steamroller of a track, with vertiginous drops and well accompanied by a masterful remix by the Romanian producer Andrew Red Hand, which converts it into a more emotional piece and highly influenced by the Detroit sound. On the B side we encounter “Morning Glory”, a more atmospheric and enveloping cut, accompanied by a fantastic 303-scented bass line. This track comes with another great remix, this time by the French producer Jauzas The Shining, where he unveils a darker and deeper vision than the original cut. The EP ends with “Like Bad At Things” a theme similar to IDM style, with an effective mix of dark textures and melancholic melodies.
VA – 3 Years Compilation [SOTA047]
3 Years Compilation from Soil Records, coming with tracks by Bestial Mouths, Notausgang, TYVYT-IYTYI, Mimmo, Larionov & Daniel Holt, Urban Matrix and more.
VA – A Call Too Close
A Call Too Close is a digital compilation released by brokntoys to raise funds for Tottenham food banks. Music from Aldrich, Alex Jann, Barking, Constructive nature, Das Muster, Dez Williams, Eduardo, Isolated Material, Jauzas the Shining, Marco Bernardi, Poperttelli, Rings Around Saturn, Rugon, Sam Lowry, The Jaffa Kid, Timothy J. Fairplay and XY0815. All profit from the release will be donated in equal parts to the Selby Food Hub and Tottenham Food Bank.
VA – CAREBOT$ (raising money for the NHS and Médecins Sans Frontières)
“The international electro and techno producer community has come together to raise money for two charities doing vital health work during the Covid-19 crisis – NHS Charities Together and Médecins Sans Frontières. The project began in April this year. The resulting release is an essential compendium of techno and electro featuring some of the most respected creators working in the genre including The Hacker, Radioactive Man, Anthony Rother, Delta Funktionen, John Selway, Carl Finlow, Kronos Device, and more than 120 more!”
Jauzas The Shining + Foreign Sequence – Talking Machines [NF22]
Jauzas The Shining returns to New Flesh Records, this time accompanied by his compatriot Eliot Forin aka Foreign Sequence. The unexpected duo delivers four killer cuts of high caliber. Very Sci-Fi-esque ”Talking Machines” takes place in a dystopian future and brings together a collection of powerful electro tracks incorporating elements of rawness, acidity, and melancholy at the focus of this intent.
VA – MTRON009 [MTRON009]
Mechatronica drops another forceful electro release, this time with a diverse collection of new and familiar faces. The Moroccan Casa Voyager crew conducts the A-side in style, Kosh carefully manufacturing an expanding, fat and spacey electro drive while OCB laces old school electro flavours with breaks, acid and devastating groove. On the flip, harder and darker electro sounds evolve as decade-long French electro producer Jauzas The Shining drops a potent electro/acid track in ‘Machine’, followed by the relentless energy of Stella – a murky, ever-intensifying journey through electro, breaks and industrial soundscapes by French producer Ersatz Olfolks.
Jauzas The Shining & Victoria Lukas – Shadows [TRAJECTORY1018]
Collaboration project between Jauzas the Shining & Victoria Lukas featuring Ekman and Orgue Electronique. Lukas, drawing upon personal sensations, melds diary-like lyrics into dreamlike ambiance and textures, beautifully fusing with the infectious electro-pop grooves of Jauzas the Shining. Songs encapsulating lost love and longings for sensation, emotional stimulation and experiencing feelings through those of another are conveyed via vocal pieces, ‘Cold Sweat’ and ‘Coral Eyes’. Ekman contributes a driving, acidic groove version of ‘Cold Sweat’ more apt for the dancefloor, while Orgue Electronique pushes the electronic pop vibes into house territory.
Alek Stark – Lights In The Horizon [TRAJECTORY1005]
Alek Stark teams-up with some of electro’s freshest talent for this potential electro hit. The original version here is a full-on workout to get down to, with agitated vocal and hard beats; while next in line is the totally sublime ‘I Can See the Lights’ featuring Victoria Lukas of Zerkalo (Heinrich Mueller & Victoria Lukas). Not to be over-shadowed however are two stealthily executed reworks from Proto 70 and Jauzas the Shining – most definitely forward thinking electro for the body and mind.