Gravitational Effect debuts on Mechatronica, and blasts through the cosmos with an extraterrestrial blend of emotive electro funk, alien basslines and quirky rhythms, soaked in intergalactic ambience. One for the travellers.
Ben Pest touches down with four lethal electro cuts, built to morph minds and move bodies.
No Moon returns to Mechatronica with an intricate blend of tripped-out machinefunk, colorful breaks, obscure bass music slo-chuggers and outsider electro.
Zeta Reticula returns for his third EP on Mechatronica with a dystopian blend of cold machine funk and ominous electro rollers.
Credit 00 links back up with Mechatronica, this time in their White series, to manifest a lawless mirage of digital dread, paranoid energy and hallucinatory desire.
“Daevas”, meaning divinities of chaos and disorder in the Zoroastrian faith, is the combined effort of SARIN x Scarlit Port recorded in Berlin during the lockdown of 2020. The six track 30 minute EP is a winding journey that dives into both artists’ shared Persian heritage by referencing ancient pagan Gods, mysticism and the more recent tragic histories of colonialism, dictatorships, longing and a sense of being uprooted. These unwinding stories and artefacts are imprinted within a dark cascade of sounds incorporating and combining each artist’s influences to create a total work that encompasses elements of techno body music, acid, industrial and the subtle application of more traditional Persian musical forms.
Anthony Rother links up with Detroit heavyweights Keith Tucker and DJ Di’jital for a deep exploration of psionic robot engineering and extrasensory electro styles. Truly extending the work of Kraftwerk and others, Anthony, Keith and Lamont came to define electro in the late 90s and tirelessly continue to develop their sound to this day, culminating in the Psi Robotics EP – a cold scan of the minds of future machines and their hypnotic influence.
Following his Red Pyramid EP, L.F.T. returns to Mechatronica with fearless visions, Nils Fock on vocals and a cold-blooded Dollkraut remix on the flip.
A monstrous introduction to the brutally dystopian soundscapes of Leipzig based Liebknecht aka Daniel Myer and Rinaldo Bite.
Drenched in gloom and gloss, OorsprongPark’s soundscapes hexed our minds once again, and we couldn’t be happier to welcome back the Utrecht-based producer for his second release on Mechatronica. Dark Marble is bleak, gleaming and doubtlessly fluid, a sublime followup to his 2019 debut album Velvet Curtain.
From time to time I like to take a brief look at what our readers enjoyed the most and the end of the year is always a good time to do so. In order to do this I compile a top 3 of the most appreciated albums, compilations, mixes our readers liked in the last year.
As a cover for this year’s post I choose a map showing from where our visitors come and the first 10 places are the US, Germany, Romania, UK, Ukraine, The Netherlands, Spain, France, Russia and Italy.
“Should you still have any additional good fortune left, we have put together a second Aid EP, to help support the artists in our community and on our label, currently under financial pressure due to the massive amount of DJ gig and live set cancellations within our scene – and to keep the lights on in our collective, which is heavily dependent on income from event production. All sales will be split 50/50 between the artists and ourselves, after production costs have been recouped.”
Another exploratory and bulletproof data delivery by Das Ding, returning for his second record in the Mechatronica White series following ”I Am Not A Robot” from last year – this time assisted by Heap’s radiant interpretation on the flip.
Dez Williams returns to Mechatronica with a critical blend of deadly machine funk, hazy breaks and hi-octane electro, backed by L.F.T.’s menacing remix on the flip.
Los Angeles-based Inhalt assemble a strikingly unique selection of eight producers across generations styles and musical backgrounds to remix and simulate Inhalt’s 2018 Commerce EP. On a backdrop of EBM, techno, electro, industrial and more these new remixes vigorously intensify Inhalt’s examination of neo-liberal capitalism and identity. Through this process a new alluring narrative of the tensions of 2020 is born.
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.
Hamburg and Berlin coalesce as L.F.T. debuts on Mechatronica with a blood-soaked, club-ready blend of punked out electro, industrial, acid, techno and EBM cuts. Watch your spine.