Das Ding / Dj Overdose – AM / PM [GFEP04]

Go! Finger returns to the vinyl grooves again! And this time showing a more dramatic and darkest side. Holland’s underground legends Das Ding and DJ Overdose, join forces, for the first time, to deliver “AM/PM”. A puzzling split release composed of two pairs of gloomy, sinister and hard to classify gems of the finest west coast electro. A delightful and state of the art chiaoscuro of today’s freshest dark electronics.

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Das Ding / Dj Overdose – AM / PM [GFEP04]

DJ Overdose / DJ Technician – When Cities Collide EP [RHR001]

RotterHague is a new label dedicated to electro music in all it’s forms, this issue showcasing brothers from other mothers DJ Technician and DJ Overdose. Lot’s of E-mu SP1200 programming as this is for both of them the weapon of choice. Funky robotics to make the people shake is about as close as you can get to a description for the four tracks delivered on this E.P.

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DJ Overdose / DJ Technician – When Cities Collide EP [RHR001]

Sumerian Fleet – Pendulum [DE178]

Sumerian Fleet is a trio formed by Dutch producers Alden Tyrell and Mr Pauli, joined by Zarkoff after their 2010 debut EP. Sumerian Fleet have returned to release their sophomore LP ‘Pendulum’ of all new material as well as a remixed version of “This Game Has No Name” from Zarkoff’s other band, FFFC. ‘Pendulum’ contains 80’s Dark Wave/EBM inspired tracks with an industrial tinge, 8 songs of vintage dark electro with a Gothic tinge and a touch of bass guitar. The album’s been put together in a way that the listener can connect the dots, create a narrative, and become immersed in this attitude that the band’s trying to convey, such as Vigny’s idea of accepting despair: ”A calm despair, without angry convulsions or reproaches directed at heaven, is the essence of wisdom.” All songs were initially recorded at Mr Pauli’s studio in Den Haag, with overdubs and additional recordings at Zarkoff’s Sensorium Studio in Croatia, and then final mix downs at Alden Tyrell’s studio in Rotterdam.

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Sumerian Fleet – Pendulum [DE178]

Dj Overdose – Feeding The Fad [UTTU074]

Label-hopping Dutchman DJ Overdose can usually be relied upon to bring the goods. Happily, he’s in fine form on this first solo Unknown to the Unknown appearance since 2015’s fantastic Housejam Freaker. Wisely, he’s decided to steer clear of well-worn retro-futurist cliches (jungle breaks, hardcore revivalism and so on), instead delivering a trio of raw cuts that blend elements of electro, 1990 style European techno and blistering acid house. Flipside “Probably Too Commercial”, a rough-and-ready dose of distorted, high octane electro smothered in alien electronics, is probably the pick of the bunch, though sweaty, stab-tastic opener “Feeding The Fad” – all razor-sharp electronic riffs, wayward drum machine beats and old school vocal samples – also impresses.

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Dj Overdose – Feeding The Fad [UTTU074]

DJ Overdose – 05 Poly 800 Loop [DD001]

The 05 Poly 800 Loop EP was born in the name of the Dutch-Hungarian friendship when DJ Overdose collaborated with the Budapest based record label Dalmata Daniel, and Hungarian acts, S Olbricht & 12z. A wide range of styles release from dark and mid-tempo to hard-hitting electro. Just how we like it from mister Model Man. The EP also features two remixes both of which are complete reworks of the originals. S Olbricht transformed ‘Path To Wrath’ into a dark abstract techno wave that manages to end up light and romantic. Meanwhile 12z, the newest mascot of Nicolas Jaar’s ‘Other People’ label have made an experimental symphony from ‘Be(h)anger’ and this pathos covers the whole essence of this EP. A promising start for the Dalmata Daniel label.

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DJ Overdose – 05 Poly 800 Loop [DD001]

Model Man – Hidden Waves EP [BAP057]

Bordello A Parigi is returning to where it all began. Four years ago DJ Overdose inaugurated the label under his masked Model Man moniker. Now he’s back. Missile crisis and intercepted communique, Hidden Waves collects six underhanded secret music documents of Cold War espionage. Screaming out of the frost-biten night comes the mean and fast new wave inspired “Peeking Through The Blinds”. Softer encounters lurk, “Hidden Waves” and “The Plot Thickens While Pangea Cracks” being silver screen steeped soundtracks. Twist after twist are added to this narrative. “Burning Bed” smoulders with rich synthlines whilst “Antidote” ducks down an alley and dons a bleaker punk-wave mantle. The final late night exchange arrives with “Flying Knives”. Cool and smooth the track takes its cue from velvet lined wine bars and strong martinis. Model Man rising from the shadows to, again, show how things should be done.

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Model Man – Hidden Waves EP [BAP057]

DJ Overdose – Housejam Freaker [UTTU052]

DJ Overdose heads over to Unknown To The Unknown for a spot of techno-jackin’. Thrillingly, “Housejam Freaker” combines fizzing, upbeat machine drum rhythms, deep space chords and wild, sped-up Motor City electronics to create something that sounds like the bastard offspring of Jeff Mills, Drexciya and Phuture. Willie Burns provides the obligatory remix, offering something that retains the original’s energy whilst increasing the beauty factor tenfold. Elsewhere, he wanders into deep acid territory on the straight-up jacker “Dikzak”, and delivers a surprisingly funky dose of intergalactic electro on the cheery “Vinca”. A string of handy locked grooves complete a tasty package.

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DJ Overdose – Housejam Freaker [UTTU052]

DJ Overdose – Hero’s Gone Mental EP [LIES062]

Must have record from a key figure in the West Coast’s (of Holland that is) underground scene. DJ Overdose has already smashed this year with his Master Control release on Viewlexx and picks up right where he left off with these four tracks. Moody, dramatic, filled with basslines and insane drum programming, this record is meant to be played loud on the dancefloor. Check the curveball title track Hero’s Gone Mental for maximum heads down in the cut vibes.

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DJ Overdose – Hero’s Gone Mental EP [LIES062]

DJ Overdose – Master Control [V026]

After being returned from his abduction by aliens from the hidden planet Nibiru, DJ Overdose was given an alien synthesizer ‘the HAEX-HRLL’ as a thank you for all the cerebral research the aliens did on him. On returning back to Earth all DJ Overdose had to do was finish the 6 tracks the aliens had started to work on, which became this EP. Straight forward Techno Hop Electro Funk without any fancy-pants pretentious hooha. It’s like a black and white movie which makes you think ‘why the hell is there colors anyway?!’ After completion, the only record label he could imagine being fit for such rawness would be Viewlexx… and so here it is.

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DJ Overdose – Master Control [V026]

Sumerian Fleet – Just Pressure [DE068]

Sumerian Fleet aka Alden Tyrell and Mr Pauli with vocalist Zarkoff. Their debut eponymous EP was released on Clones West Coast series in 2010 and the Sturm Bricht Los EP came out in 2012 on the Creme Eclipse branch of Creme Organization. Sumerian Fleet is ready to release their first full length album Just Pressure all new material recorded between 2013 and 2014 as well as a remixed version of the title track from the Sturm Bricht Los EP. Just Pressure contains 80s Dark Wave/EBM inspired tracks with an industrial tinge. Citing inspiration from Fad Gadget, Front 242, Bauhaus and Sisters of Mercy, Sumerian Fleet deliver 9 songs of vintage dark electro. Their sound brings to mind rough 80s/90s Industrial dance with a Gothic tinge and a touch of bass guitar as the lead instrument. The band utilizes vintage analog gear like the Linn Drum, Roland TR-808, MiniMoog, Korg MS-20, and Roland Jupiter 8 . All songs were recorded at Mr Paulis studio in Den Haag and Alden Tyrells studio in Rotterdam. The album has been mastered for vinyl at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley by George Horn. Each LP is packaged in a custom-made jacket by our in-house designer Eloise Leigh, incorporating Mesopotamian pyramids and occult symbols, offset printed with gold ink at Stumptown Printers in Portland.

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Sumerian Fleet – Just Pressure [DE068]

DJ Overdose – The Future Of The Planet EP [LDR013]

Not a month has passed since his stunning album Bizarro World and Dutch electro champion Overdose returns with a handsome set of five new productions. Tip-toeing the line between Nordic disco, classic electro and good old fashioned house music, variety abounds while the quality, as always, remains consistent. Highlights include the uptempo swing and jazz chords of “141 Gates” the Faltermeyer style Outrun breeziness of “Nibiru” and the more menacing, loopy electro of “Sandokan”. The future of the planet depends on you…

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DJ Overdose – The Future Of The Planet EP [LDR013]

DJ Overdose – Bizarro World 2LP [CRECLP001]

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The bomb that should have dropped way back when. After a career spanning almost two decades DJ Overdose debuts on Creme with his first full length album, upon which we remark with carefully considered understatement: ‘A veritable tour de resistance in film noir electronics, Bizarro World is a dank and dark alley made flesh. Overdose’s heavy soulful beats and soundscapes snatch your dreams right from under you like a shadowy kleptomaniac, masterfully pairing melancholy and ennui with fear and voyeuristic tiger-lurking-in-the-bushes paranoia. So lock up your future plans or you might very well find yourself without any’. For those who don’t know, DJ Overdose is one of the OG’s of the La Haya underground, one half of Novamen and the other half of The Hasbeens with classic and sought after releases on Bunker, Viewlexx, Murder Capital, Clone and Strange Life to name a few. In his spare time he doubles as a hand model for Bruce Willis.

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DJ Overdose – Bizarro World 2LP [CRECLP001]