VA – Draw The Line [SEM150]

‘Draw The Line’ is a brand new techno compilation from Semantica featuring Regis, Oscar Mulero, ASC, Stanislav Tolkachev, Anthony Linell, Jonas Kopp, Claudio PRC & Blazej Malinowski, Valentino Mora, D-Leria, Sciahri & Desroi, Simone Giudice and Svreca.

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VA – Draw The Line [SEM150]

VA – Diez [NON050]

Non Series turned 10 years last December since its inception in 2011. And they celebrate it with this great, deep, minimalistic, forceful, lethal compilation from friends and artists of the label. Tracks by Distant Echoes, DJ Nobu, Lugi Tozzi, Neel, Orbe, Ryogo Yamamori and more.

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VA – Diez [NON050]

Mark Broom – 100% Juice LP [REKIDS201]

UK techno legend Mark Broom returns to Radio Slave’s imprint Rekids for his latest full length, ‘100% Juice’. Title track ‘100% Juice’ leads the charge, barreling forward with phased hats and trippy bleeps, before ‘Slush’ carries the rest of the A-side with dense synths and stereo trickery. ‘Rainbow’ bridge sees muted chords drifting in and out of focus alongside rattling drum programming before ‘Reverse’ mutates dub techno inspired elements with swathes of spacious FX and pitch-perfect processing. Opening the second disc is the aptly titled ‘Wonky Workout’, which sees hard-hitting kicks meeting freaked out leads, followed by the fast-paced ‘I Want’, which brings crunchy, shuffling percussion and effected vocal samples together to devastating effect. The final side of vinyl is the one-two punch of ‘Boxed In’ and ‘Wiggle Me This’, with the former bringing sharp keys, rumbling low end and glistening pads, while the latter closes out the LP with warped acid lines and crisp drums.

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Mark Broom – 100% Juice LP [REKIDS201]

Pfirter – Imagery 2 [ODDEVEN037]

Pfirter with his 3rd release on Odd Even. His productions are always filled with the depth of energy that is needed right in the middle of the floor to really forget everyday life. unbelievable drive and perfect harmony. real techno in its pure perfection. we can t say more than to be incredibly happy to have him back on board.

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Pfirter – Imagery 2 [ODDEVEN037]

Terrence Dixon – Other Dimensions LP [30DEXOLP-001]

‘Other Dimensions LP’, Terrence Dixon’s latest work and the new adventure in 30D’s ExoPlanets sublabel, comes for the very first time released in full length format, split in two sides, showing Terrence’s two faces. As everyone knows, words can not describe the music of this Detroit visionary, but we’ll try. Futuristic, avant-garde-esque, mesmerizing, trippy and minimalistic / reduced techno funk as expected in A side, but highly emotional and evocative, as only he can do. On the flip side, Terrence redefines and takes to another level the concept of dark, experimental, abstract, atmospheric, alienated and dystopian music, a true musical trip (perhaps a nightmare) to dive into. An extremely personal and intimate album.

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Terrence Dixon – Other Dimensions LP [30DEXOLP-001]

Space Drum Meditation – SDM004 Remixes [SDM004RMX]

The fifth release on Space Drum Meditation comes with seven club-focused remixes of the previous record. Turning the once psycedelic SDM004 into a straighter, heavy percussion driven record with subliminal techno spirit. Featuring remixes by Mateo Hurtado, Talismann, Marco Shuttle, Anthony Linell, Konduku and Discknocked.

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Space Drum Meditation – SDM004 Remixes [SDM004RMX]

Psyk – About Time [KVALIA005]

Sweden’s Kvalia Records, an all-vinyl affair, continues on its path towards becoming a key player in delivering deep, psychedelic techno. For its 5th edition the label invites Psyk and Anthony Linell to join forces. “About Time” consists of two smooth, melancholic originals by Psyk and one pumping, icy remix signed Anthony Linell.

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Psyk – About Time [KVALIA005]

Monobox – Regenerate [MPM040]

MONOBOX - Regenerate

Robert Hood presents the return of his Monobox alias with an album featuring seven tracks. For the return of Monobox, Hood has envisaged that the vessel has been lying dormant for 40 or 50 years and is now beginning to rise up again, or regenerate. The new Monobox album, ‘Regenerate’ creates an all-enveloping story from its opening chapter and the atmospheric ‘Rise’. Stripped-back tribalism ensues with ‘Blackwater Canal’ before the ominous ‘Wargames’, while ‘Angel City’ brings a lighter, sparkling touch. Disc two delivers the gritty ‘Exoplanet’ running at over nine minutes as it gradually draws you in, then flip over for the sweeping grooves of ‘Drydock’. The album closes on the album’s title track where vintage melodies sit alongside techno futurism.

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Monobox – Regenerate [MPM040]

Giri – Cauldron Rho [NOSIGNAL002]

GIRI - Cauldron Rho

The next chapter of Nosignal Records comes from Giri, Neapolitan DJ and producer, owner of Antiterra Records. Giri delivers three perfect tracks of extreme quality, ranging from vibes between space and forest. Following the remix of the Spanish techno master Tadeo, with a superb work.

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Giri – Cauldron Rho [NOSIGNAL002]

Atonism – Kiki [KEY027]

ATONISM - Kiki

Atonism has apparently been production electronic music for 12 years, but somehow this is a first ever official release. It lands on the Key Vinyl label and suggests the artist has a love of proper techno. Opener ‘Stampede’ piles on the pressure with its hurried drums and slinky synths all racing ahead in hypnotic linear fashion. ‘Still’ is a mind melter where drums, bass and synths all interweave freely and manically, then ‘Waiting For You’ mangles fragments of melody into a tight arrangement next to slapping hits and drums and oversized and frazzled hi hats. ‘Kobalt’ is a peak time, strobe lit bit of techno funk.

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Atonism – Kiki [KEY027]

KSEL – Kontrast [KEY026]

KSEL - Kontrast

Swedish duo KSEL is made up of Kim Stockblom and Elias Landberg (Skudge). This is their debut offering on the Key Vinyl label and it is couched in Jeff Mills style Detroit techno minimalism. Opener ‘Kontrast’ is all chattery claps, hurried drum loops and subtly evolving synth melodies, ‘Dash’ is edgy and keeps you in suspense, while ‘Reformed’ gets even more manic with its pinging drums and silvery hi hats overlaid with restless and warped synths lines. ‘Codex’ closes out with searching sonar blips and supple drums designed to take you deep down a rabbit hole.

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KSEL – Kontrast [KEY026]

Terrence Dixon / M.R.E.U.X – Total Chaos [BLUG015]

DIXON, Terrence/MREUX - Total Chaos

A stylish return from Blumoog Music with 4 tracks of pure Detroit style techno. Psychedelic sounds demonstrate, again, the great mentality of these two artists, loyal to old school underground techno. Terrence Dixon presents two minimalist tracks which will capture attention from everybody on the dancefloor; M.R.E.U.X insists with his unique style, distinguished by dizzying rhythms and pure energy.

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Terrence Dixon / M.R.E.U.X – Total Chaos [BLUG015]

Ausgang – Output [KEYLP02RP]

AUSGANG - Output

In the last years the Berlin-based duo Ausgang got attention in the worldwide techno scene through releases on their own label Ausgang Records. Nico and Roseen show on their first LP a clear vision of taste and quality, coming from the true techno culture. Eight tracks moving from electro to techno, based on radical essential elements reflecting their 90ies roots. Both share the basic idea of techno: raw and gritty sounds with pounding rhythms. Made for darkened rooms with fog and strobe lights. Nothing more, nothing less.

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Ausgang – Output [KEYLP02RP]

Donato Dozzy – 124 [TRESOR332]

DOZZY, Donato - 124

The unassuming maestro of techno music Donato Dozzy returns to Tresor Records on its 30th year with a new EP entitled 124. True to form, 124 meddles sharp rhythmic minimalism and diverse textures, each track pushing at the epiphanic threshold as the boss of Spazio Disponibile allows his deeply intuitive productions to take effect.

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Donato Dozzy – 124 [TRESOR332]