Following in the tradition of artists like Detroit in Effect and DJ Di’jital, Kid Ginseng brings us another dose of classic, analog-driven electro with his newest EP, Twenty One. The EP features two versions of three hyper-catchy cuts, and both the remixed versions and originals are capable of holding their own.
The Kraftjerkz compilation series “Machine Funk Is Our Game” is back with another installment. Volume 5 features some long-time players like Alonzo and DJ Di’jital, while also introducing some new names to the Kraftjerkz roster like Konerytmi, Zarcon, Cybereign (remixed by Mr. Kraftjerkz himself, Kid Ginseng) and Bart Karlos. There’s really no filler on Machine Funk is Our Game, Vol 5. It might even be the best installment of the compilation series yet. In terms of quality, this is electro at its finest, and any of these six tracks would enhance any late-night set.
Lost Soul Enterprises with a retrofuturistic tour of the electro galaxy. Polymer is a brand new project from Nico Nightingale (Neud Photo) and Jean Lorenzo (Silent Em). They appear with two tracks on the A side. The B side, presents the Kraftjerkz label boss and champion of NYC electro, Kid Ginseng, distills the essence of machine music to an austere art form.
New York Electro residents meet Latvia. Diverse comp. EP with hot machine-funk tracks for real freaks only. Alonzo, a New York resident and Miami native brings the sub-bass and pocket calculator sounds. Dmitry Distant and Starpliktuve deliver eastern European hot, traditional electro. New York’s Chase Smith brings back a funky version of late 1990’s electro-disco. New York’s Kid Ginseng brings a combination of mid-1980s New York/LA electro to the table. This is a very diversely packed compilation EP with the loudness and depth typical of Kraftjerkz.