VA – Dekmantel 10 Years 03 [DKMNTL10YEARS03]

Dekmantel has wheeled out the big guns for this third volume in their 10th anniversary vinyl series. Mr Consistency himself, Leon Vincent, kicks things off with “UK Spring Vibes”, a pleasingly deep and softly spoken shuffler piled high with attention-grabbing analogue bass, stretched-out chords and twinkling piano flourishes. Legowelt excels himself (as usual) on the darting, synth-heavy intergalactic fun of “Blue Astral Techno”, while Joey Anderson is an ultra-positive mood on the melodious, slightly melancholy, synth-heavy deep house of “Opened Gate”. Central’s “Six Five Two”, a wavy and Balearic-minded trip though gentle, sun-kissed sounds and bubbling electronic rhythms, draws a fine EP to a close with an intoxicating flourish.

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VA – Dekmantel 10 Years 03 [DKMNTL10YEARS03]

Levon Vincent & Marcel Dettman – NS 10 T Rex Edition [NS010]

New Novel Sound. “Fear” has been an in-demand since it was featured on his Fabric mix back in 2012, and remains one of Vincent’s most striking compositions – a spacey, melancholic mixture of classic Detroit influences, unfussy deep house beats and new wave-era synth and bass touches. The flip boasts a more recent collaboration between Vincent and Marcel Dettmann, which is equally as tasty. “Vengeance” is synthesizer-heavy and intergalactic in design, with EBM style motifs and tumbling, atmospheric melodies riding a similarly no-nonsense groove.

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Levon Vincent & Marcel Dettman – NS 10 T Rex Edition [NS010]

Interval 100 @ Bucharest, November 27 – December 2, 2015

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Interval is the longest musical event in European nightlife history. Planned as a 100 hour nonstop party, it takes place in 3 of Bucharest’s central hubs devoted to house & techno fans. Interval features 100 international and local artists as well as over 380 hours of music throughout its 5 days.

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Levon Vincent – Levon Vincent [NS009] FREE DOWNLOAD

Levon Vincent chose to announce the release of his long-await debut album by drip-feeding information on social media. The subsequent meltdown among the online techno community may have been amusing to watch, but is testament to the Berlin-based New Yorker’s impact over the last 10 years. Typically, concrete info has remained thin on the ground aside from the fact it stretches across some four slabs of vinyl and features a homage to Levon’s cat Mona. Just before the physical copies were due for release, Vincent elected to give out the 11 track LP digitally for free so it’s highly likely you know how it sounds already. If you are a true advocate of his output you’ll want this quadruple wax edition! Next-level house and techno dedicated to the “ugly ducklings of the world”!

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Levon Vincent – Levon Vincent [NS009] FREE DOWNLOAD

Levon Vincent – Fabric 63 [FABRIC125]

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Given his meteoric rise over the last two years, it’s perhaps no surprise to find New York-based techno star Levon Vincent behind the decks on this latest Fabric mix. His mixing and production style – dubby, fluid and loose, but prone to periods of paranoid darkness and intense moments of sun-bright clarity – is tailor-made for an album like this. As a result, Fabric 63 is a memorable journey that touches on all of these traits, from the spine tingling, dubwise deepness of his own “The End” and apocalyptic “Early Reflections”, to the elastic, melody-driven rubberyness of Joey Anderson, reflective groovery of Jus-Ed and growling menace of Anthony Parasole.

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Levon Vincent – Impressions Of A Rainstorm [NS006]

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New Levon Vincent on the cultishly adored Novel Sound label. The A-side is a modern tribal House masterpiece, shaking the drums into a mammoth, speaker-owning subbass while layers of star-screaming synths expand and envelope your mind with jaw-dropping psychedelic dynamism. Then there’s the B-side. ‘Revs/Cost’ opens the account with steppin’ snare punctuations and rib crushing subs before a lashing dub chord rifles thru the whole thing, syncing with a flooded subbass to spine-chilling effect. For measure there’s also the staggering ‘Pivotal Moments In Life’, a life-affirming piece of House music if we’ve ever heard one.

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Levon Vincent – Impressions Of A Rainstorm [NS006]