As we always do at the end of a year, we take the chance to thank you, our readers, for your continuous support and we also have a look at what you enjoyed the most on hipodrome. This is a summary of the top 3 albums, compilations and recordings that you liked the most this year. I’m really happy and proud to see that we have very similar taste in music.
Italo Moderni brings Modernation Vol. 4 it’s the last compilation from 4 and this time on vinyl. We finish this compilation with the best quality in production with artists like Timothy J. Fairplay, Alessandro Adriani, Chino, Chupacabras, Leroy Se Meurt, Univac and Adrian Marth. The A-side sounds like a late-80s industrial EBM cut but with a strictly new future concept inside of each track, while the b-side goes more Electro eighties weird sounds strong with metallic beats perfect for the adventurous working DJ. Everything with that futuristic touch that surrounds us today in the electronic music scene.
Up North Records presents volume 5 of Crime Violente featuring tracks by Anna Funk Damage, B1980, Beau Wanzer, E.L.I., Happy707, LBEEZE, Religius Order, Rudiment, Violet Poison and more.
The year is 2021. Music is outlawed and creativity crushed. Amidst the rubble of a Derelict Dundee, the resistance has assembled. Exiled Records is born. An all out audible assault against the forces that be. A voice for the unheard. For those cast out by society. For those who stand on the other side of normal. A story of anguish, resentment and undying fight. The first wave of attack comes from LBEEZE. True to nature, bold and twisted vocals accompany his own brand of psycho electronics. You will listen when he’s talking. Kluentah provides the ammunition with an electro-fueled remix.
We have four albums more on the electro side coming from DMX Krew, Men With Secrets (Donato Dozzy and Retina.it), Nullptr and The Exaltics & Heinrich Mueller, while on the industrial/EBM side we have albums by A Civil Terror, La luna sotto il ponte and LBEEZE and impressive works from Black Meteoric Star, Ian Martin and Trenton Chase.
On the synthier side of music we have four albums coming from Das Ding, Linea Aspera, Newclear Waves and Jake Schrock, while for the Detroit lovers we have two Detroit influenced album by The Beneficiaries (Jeff Mills, Eddie Fowlkes and Jessica Care Moore) and The Nightstalker (Dan Piu and Martin Akeret).
Closing the list are the debut album of disco-don Franz Scala on Slow Motion, Obergman‘s acid album on Furthur Electronix, Anthony Collins with his album on Lobster Theremin under the Grant alias and Shifted with his first album on Avian.
The list is compiled in chronological order.
Up North is a independent Record / Tape Label founded by LBEEZE. Prioritizing in Electronic Body Music, Post-Punk, Techno, Experimental, Live cuts and even Hip-Hop. From showcasing new talent from all over the globe, to throwing parties in the heart of Melbourne. This new compilation brings EBM/ experimetal cuts from all over the world.
The next release on Phormix Tapes welcomes LBEEZE’s live lost breaks and heartbreaks EBM styled cuts. That’s the first solo release of the half Australian and half Transylvanian artist consisting of 10 tracks, 35 minutes of music. The album “Induced Expressions” is programmed to make you dance and remember the good times.
Cardopusher kicks off Psyops Part Two with ‘Disobedience’ (feat. Lbeeze) a slow-motion drum workout that is like dark disco mangled through a psychedelic filter, with robotic vocals and stiff arp jerking your body. ‘Abyss Antidote’ is then a flurry of drum breaks and electro bass, frazzled synths and whipping hits that keep you on the edge of your seat. Darkness abounds on the gritty ‘Initial Decay’ (ft. Lbeeze), which layers up taught drums and hits with spraying synths that come from a dystopian planet. Closing out this epic mini-series is ‘Mutant Brain’, a cyborg techno meltdown with manic acid for company.
“Whilst the world is on pause, we thought it be a good idea to showcase some works that have been moving us months before the lockdown kicked in. We wanted to share and replicate the same amount of electric vibrational emotions it initially had on us upon first listening to them, so the best way we could describe that feeling was by calling this VA series, Currents I. In this compilation theres some faces you know from the Power Station roster intersected with some soon to be Power Station release inductees, once this mess clears up obviously.”
Dame-Music kicks off 2020 with a bang. For her first release of the decade, label head Bloody Mary has teamed up with Barcelona-based artist Cardopusher to deliver an EP full of hard-hitting, acidic EBM weapons. On the A-side sees the pair serve up the EP’s title track “Conformity Kills” – a high-energy original complete with a broken-beat alternative mix. On the flip side, the pair are joined for additional vocals by Lbeeze on “Out Of Control”. The package is rounded out with a heavy remix from EBM man of the moment, Sarin.
Throbbing EBM / Electro / Techno from the Hiroshima 45 Chernobyl 86 Windows 95 posse.
June Records latest compilation welcomes new artists on the label, the Australian newcomer Lbeeze, Raum-Zeit (Toni Quiroga & Eindkrak), Mannequin Records’ boss Alessandro Adriani, Morah (Phormix), Penelope’s Fiance and Outermost & Venus Volcanism.