VA – Acid Avengers 021 [AAR021]

For that new split of the series, we welcome two heavyweights of the deviant electro scene. On the A side, the French producer Maelstrom. On the B side, Russian punks Locked Club and RLGN, known for their no-holds-barred nuts tunes on Private Persons. Expect some cold groove, loony breaks, high-pitched distortions, oriental influences, ravey vocals and of course much TB-303 !

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VA – Acid Avengers 021 [AAR021]

VA – Dalmata Daniel – Compilation for Ukraine [DDC05]

“As a result of Russia’s cruel invasion of Ukraine, the lives of millions have turned from living in peace to instability and fear, facing attacks and occupation. In order to help the people of Ukraine, we release this compilation album to raise funds to United Help Ukraine – a charitable non-profit organization for medical aid and humanitarian relief for the front lines. All income we receive from sales of this V/A goes to support their work.

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VA – Dalmata Daniel – Compilation for Ukraine [DDC05]

Maelstrom / CT Kidobó – DDS05 [DDS05]

MAELSTROM/CT KIDOBO - DDS 05

Maelstrom links up with newcomer CT Kidobó for a deep exploration of raw, violent analogue electro on the fifth instalment of the Dalmata Daniel Split series. The opening track sets the tone for what to expect in the next twenty minutes: 16T50 is like the soundtrack of a spaceship escaping from a cosmic imperial incident, trying to dodge the unknown anti-pleasures lurking in every corner of the dark nebula. RSZALCAXN then creates a strong gravitational field of confidence with its heavyweight instrumentation, sending the message that the desertion mission was successful but staying vigilant is still inevitable. CT Kidobó picks up where the Frenchman named after the wild vortex left off: the ever-tense Dark City wraps itself around a single powerful and metallic leitmotif, holding our attention while William Gibson nods appreciatively in the background, on the autumn streets drenched in tired neon lights. Finally, the Primer, which starts airy and gradually thickens, brings the calm and release we have been longing for all along, but which may not last long in this universe constantly shaped by gargantuan forces.

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Maelstrom / CT Kidobó – DDS05 [DDS05]

Maelstrom & Louisahhh – Ascender EP [DATO08]

MAELSTROM/LOUISAHHH - Ascender

French duo Maelstrom & Louisahhh, make their debut on Discos Atonicos with an excellent 3 tracker of metallic and twisted textures, riding between the electro and darkwave, backed with the pulses of EBM. An absolute weapon that comes with a heavy remix delivered by Snare-Master Cardopusher.

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Maelstrom & Louisahhh – Ascender EP [DATO08]

VA – Aid EP [MTRONAID1]

If you’re currently lucky to be in a position to spare some funds, please consider making a charitable donation in your community to help fight the Covid-19 outbreak. Should you still have any additional good fortune left, we have put together an Aid EP, to help support the artists on our label, currently under financial pressure due to the massive amount of event and DJ gig cancellations – and to keep the lights on in our collective, which is heavily dependent on income from event production.

The Aid EP additionally enables us to provide a bit of work for our mastering engineer, also a DJ and producer, financially impacted by event cancellations. All sales will be split 50/50 between the artists and ourselves, after mastering costs have been recouped.

Stay healthy out there – and if you have the means, we encourage you to find ways to reach out and support those affected in your local communities.

VA – Aid EP [MTRONAID1]

Maelstrom – Alph4 [CPU00111000]

French producer and RAAR co-founder Maelstrom makes his debut on CPU with ‘Alph4’, a seven track electro-leaning mini LP of one-take recordings. Maelstrom’s sound on Alph4 is comparable to Aphex Twin’s more restrained Analord output. Focussed, highly detailed production alongside an abundance of evocative synth melodies will ensure these tracks become firm favourites with forward thinking DJs and electronic music fans.

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Maelstrom – Alph4 [CPU00111000]

DeFekt / Maelstrom – Acid Avengers 006 [AAR006]

On this new split EP, we welcome two knights of the European electro scene. On the A side, the Irish man DeFeKT, who already released several bombs on Earwiggle, Solar One Music or Newflesh. On the B side, the french killer Maelstrom, who shows us his darkest face here, after some strong releases on RAAR, Zone or Cititrax. One EP, two buddies, four heavy tracks for the bangers.

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DeFekt / Maelstrom – Acid Avengers 006 [AAR006]

VA – Cititrax: Tracks Volume Two [CITI019]

TZUSING/LFDM/SILENT SERVANT/MAELSTROM - Tracks Volume 2

Cititrax present the second in a series of four song samplers showcasing the talents of some of the most innovative producers of the moment. Tracks Volume Two features the fearless and ultra-talented Chinese producer Tzusing, the raw avant-garde electronics of London based producer L/F/D/M, creative West Coast powerhouse Silent Servant, and prolific underground French producer Maelstrom. The overall sound can be described as modern, uncompromising and guttural. Each artist reinvents dance music by bringing their own unique vision to the floor.

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VA – Cititrax: Tracks Volume Two [CITI019]