Freerotation Records returns with another 12” featuring Freerotation residents and regulars. The theme for this release is live hardware techno and the A side features two cuts from Juju and Jordash’s live improvised set from Freerotation 2017, while the flip showcases two of Freerotation 2017’s live hardware acts, the evergreen Shawn Rudiman from Pittsburgh USA, and the recently revived North-Easterners Cubic Space Collective. Collectively these artists are some of the best live techno performers in the world today, with decades of experience behind them, and true dedication to their craft.
The second release of the relatively newborn, Berlin-based Italian label Autarchy Records offers yet another various artists release, as for the first output, the label gives light to Autre and D Roots – both producers are near to the label – and invites relevant figures of the scene to reinterpret the original tracks, specifically Hiver and Juju & Jordash.
Juju & Jordash have announced a new label called Slack Trax, an outlet that focuses solely on material focusing firmly on the dance floor. The first release, from the pair themselves, is entitled Slack Trax Vol. 1 and includes three no nonsense dance-floor oriented techno slayers.
This release is a collaboration between Needs label and the nonprofit UN Women in support of #HeForShe arts week; a solidarity campaign which explores the power of the creative arts as a means to shatter stereotypes and allow all genders to reach their full potential. Featuring the beautiful sonic soundscapes of the super talented Peggy Gou and Juju & Jordash, the release is housed in fully printed sleeves with bespoke cover artwork courtesy of The Line Girl.
Prolific and always inventive live pair and studio wizards Juju & Jordash are back with another fantastic album on their home label, Dekmantel. Called “Sis-boom-bah!” it features nine tracks that once again showcase their musical maturity and free thinking. The pair say it is an album “steeped in traditionalism” and to us it sounds spiritual, musical and beautifully thought provoking.