“As a direct response to Russia’s diabolic invasion of Ukraine, Northern Electronics assembles a sonic charity collection in order to raise funds for UNICEF, helping the children and families who’s suffering under the rage of their occupier.
Marking its ten-year anniversary Dynamic Reflection is set to release Continuum, a collection of five uniquely intertwined EP’s. The special series commemorates the label’s roots, evolution and establishment and honors its residents and friends. The Continuum-series will feature twenty exclusive tracks. The EP’s Sonos, Magno Hyacinthum, Fluctus, Luna Frigus and Terra Nova are planned as part of Continuum. Collectively they become the articulation of a decade of techno. Featuring tracks from Donato Dozzy & Mike Parker, Abstract Division, Deepbass & Ness and Ben Buitendijk, Fluctus represents the third planet in the Continuum-constellation, consisting of five exclusive releases in celebration on the 10th anniversary of Dynamic Reflection.
Mike Parker on Float Records with two originals he steals the show. Known for his iconic sound which is much imitated, never bettered. Just listen and enjoy both pieces of craftsmanship. On the flip side is Cirkle. With two successful releases on Float so far he now gets the chance to present himself on the magic black wax next to his personal hero Mike Parker.
Donato Dozzy and Neels Spazio Disponibile label has come correct with a fantastic new EP, this time from Donato Dozzy in collaboration with US artist Mike Parker. Parker has a very unique and well styled brand of techno that fits in perfectly with the deeply hypnotic sounds favoured by Dozzy. Together they cook up four more brain frying cuts that are expertly crafted and meticulously sculpted.
Donato Dozzy and Neel’s Spazio Disponibile keeps up the pressure here with a fine fourth EP of 2016, this time from Mike Parker. The label – which also has a party of the same name in Rome attached to it – deals in heady techno, so the Geophone label owner and New York artist Parker is a perfect fit with his always deep offerings.
Lanthan.audio, the newest label from Christian Gerlach, makes it’s debut EP featuring an original mix from UK’s Edit-Select and spotlights remixes from two hypnotic troopers, Claudio PRC and Mike Parker. Lanthan, literally, is a rare earth metal in addition to something hidden or evasive in terms of Greek mythology. By combining music with both architecture and photography the goal is to not lose sight of all three art forms. Born out of the desire to deliver a diverse package, the label will feature innovative, indestructible, and powerful remixes from some of his most respected producers.
Another new face graces the halls of Soma’s roster as American based Techno artist Jeff Derringer make a blistering debut with Panic. Jeff weighs in with 2 top-notch hypnotic Techno tracks and we also welcome a debut on Soma from the incomparable Mike Parker who whips up his usual storm of sound on his remix of title track Panic.
Geophone returns with a four track various artists EP curated by the label boss Mike Parker. The A side begins with new artist Eastern Renaissance, who delivers a melodic and acidic dreamscape in classic form. Mike Parker continues this science fictional atmosphere with his contribution, Night of 21 Hours with whirling analogue sequences that remind us of flying saucers and outer space. The B side moves in a harder direction with Echologists buzzing and bleeping syncopations backed with heavy drum programming. The always surprising Stanislav Tolkachev concludes the EP with a track that pushes the boundaries, reflecting his unique interpretation of techno music.
The fourth EP from Raw Waxes includes two tracks from The Noisemaker.. Both original tracks have got a delightful groovy soul, amplified by a dark arpeggio, which drives strong energy in stomach and legs of the listeners. The sounds he chose are captivating, dynamic, and push feelings to an high vitality. The deepness of the original tracks is perfectly interpreted by the remixers, who kept his mood and added a personal touch to it. On the A side, Mike Parker keeps a sinister atmosphere and beautifies it with noisy and raw sounds, which coherently distinguish his productions from many others. On the B side, Haiku develops mostly the dance floor mood of the original track with an upbeat based production going through mind trip breaks and industrial pads, giving to the entire release a summer breathe.
Cassegrain´s brilliant Tiamat releases are back. After the amazing original tracks from Cassegrain, well known and respected Remixers like Svreca, Mike Parker, TM404 and Inland aka. Ed Davenport have designed 4 Tiamat tracks in order to provide a completely dedicated view on Cassegrain´s fantastic EP.
Yan Cook has started a close collaboration with Silent Steps 2 years ago since he released his first full lenght album.
For this new EP, Yan made new synthesis and sampling experimentations and went even further in his own music development. Mixing raw fat kicks and basslines with exciting rythmics and mind blowing synth loops, every track is unique and brings its own energy but a similar color of sound hook up the whole package. Yan’s EP features a quality remix from the well known and highly respected artist, Mike Parker, which is the perfect reflection of his very own hypnotic and linear Techno, obviously recognizable.
Here is the third and final part of my 2013 review, featuring my favorite albums released last year. In the first part of the review, the preferences of hipodrome followers are shown, according to the number of click and stars. In the second part, I presented some of my favorite events and performances from last year.
Now here it comes the serious business. Because there are so many good albums and different genders, I took the same approach as in the 2012’s review.
The list is covering all the genders that I like and post on The Hipodrome Of Music, so I came up with no more than 20 gender lists, going from house to techno, disco and funk to electro and new wave …
The Essentials of Techno! It’s been twelve years since the first and last Mike Parker album called “Dispatches”. 12 years later, Prologue is very excited to host the second album from Mike and this time it’s all about techno performed as a kind of ritual. Let us open the secrets of Mike Parker’s “Lustrations”. The title has multiple meanings and stands also for clarity. Clarity is in general the attitude of Mike’s tracks. He has the massive aptitude to bring techno back to the essentials. Mike’s music has clarity in sound structures, bass lines, drums and arrangements. Everything is lead by puristic sound engineering and exactly this kind of unique and authentic Techno can be discovered on “Lustrations”. 12 hypnotic driven tracks designed to be timeless, produced to be played in techno temples in order to set the audience in hypnotism and to clear the mind.
Spherical Coordinates is the new project by Oscar Mulero and Christian Wunsch. “They join software and hardware to explore the deeper side of techno, heavily inspired by space and futurism, focusing on liquid textures, harmonic sequences and classic drum machine sounds, yet preserving the danceable feeling.”Mike Parker and Reeko on a deep tip on the B-side.