Max_M – Dissertation [MRECLTD024]

Powerfull trippin techno tracks by Max_M on his m_rec label. Opener “Exceeding Brightness” sets the tone, with nagging, intergalactic loop melodies riding a forthright, heavily compressed techno groove. He opts for a deeper approach on “Architectural Lie”, with woozy, near dreamy melodies, thumping kick drums and trippy top-end percussion creating a hypnotic, locked-in groove. Finally, he indulges his melodious side with “Scape Sequences”, where looped Marimba melodies tussle with hissing cymbals and stretched-out percussive builds.

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Max_M – Dissertation [MRECLTD024]

Fabrizio Lapiana – Isabel [ATTIC007]

Isabel, the first of a new Attic series dedicated to hurricanes, is the latest EP signed by Fabrizio Lapiana on his own label and including remixes from Reeko and Max_M. Lapiana delivers two tracks with mighty and warm bassdrum, hihats and evolving percussions everywhere focused on diffuse electric click and vivid minimalism. The Pole Group artist shapes “Dfract” into a more bodily and harder structure while the M_Rec boss takes the same track and makes its own atmospheric and ultra-rhythmic style.

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Fabrizio Lapiana – Isabel [ATTIC007]

Max_M / Fabrizio Lapiana – 1001 [M_RECLTD1001]

Driven by the inherently political nature of techno, M_Rec Ltd. launches a new series of 10” vinyl editions aimed exclusively at showcasing quality techno tracks. As straightforward black label 10” records, with the tracks info etched on vinyl, these releases offer Max_M and his label the opportunity to quickly distribute new exciting productions to dedicated djs and vinyl lovers. On this very first release, label owner Max_M and Attic Music founder Fabrizio Lapiana explore the dark corners of techno with two hypnotic cuts. Stirring away from the techno-tool formula, these tracks are fully formed narratives, journeys that seem to pay tribute to the vinyl format itself, meant to be played in their entirety.

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Max_M / Fabrizio Lapiana – 1001 [M_RECLTD1001]

Max_M – Invisible For All [WNBLMTD003]

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Italian DJ / Producer Max_M arrives at Woods N Bass Records to present the third edition of their vinyl-only imprint. Three good examples of explorative but yet refreshing dub techno, in which Maxs reversed, delayed chords should make this a secret weapon, perfect for some dancefloor euphoria.

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Max_M – Invisible For All [WNBLMTD003]

Asma – Zwartjes [MRECLTDGS003]

The third of M_Rec Ltd’s vinyl only Grey Series comes from Asma, a new collaboration between Ascion and M_Rec boss Max_M. Supposedly inspired by Dutch experimental filmmaker Frans Zwartjes’ 1968 short film of the same name, “Birds” offers some expectedly atmospheric techno; opening with tribal, rolling, warehouse-sized drums and foggy strings in the background, the track soon gives way to a heady concoction of bristling static and plucked textures played over a sonic void. Sandwell District alumnus Silent Servant’s remix is a stark contrast, pairing some vintage chord stabs, snare rolls and drum machine percussion to create a basement ready house jam laced with spectral atmospherics that is possibly one of the more club-ready tracks he has produced to date.

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Asma – Zwartjes [MRECLTDGS003]

Max_M & Obtane – 8 Years Down [MRECLTD013]

This new EP on M_Rec Ltd., which sees label owner Max_M collaborate with Zooloft co-owner Obtane, certainly fits the musical profile people have come to associate with Italian underground productions. ’28 August 1972′ is a tribute to hard edged sounds and the loops of archetypical techno: eight minutes of pure darkness, a perfect techno tool. On the flip side, ’3 June 1980′ is pure techno hypnosis. A journey wrapped around a simple and obsessive bell sound, where an ever-changing drumscape slowly welcomes a crepuscular melody set to reveal an unexpected maximal dancefloor gem.

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Max_M & Obtane – 8 Years Down [MRECLTD013]

Max_M – The Kidnapper Bell [MRECLTD009]

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Max_M with an original on his own M_Rec LTD, a journey with a very deep sound, something that comes from his background, a walk through Detroit, Birmingham and Berlin. A rhythm that is not heavy, repetitive riff that nullifies any inhibitions. It’s definitely evil, it’s a reminder of the deep and pure techno. Remixes by Shifted and Ascion.

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Max_M – The Kidnapper Bell [MRECLTD009]