V.V.A.A. – Raval Rave Breakers Pts.1 [MUSA002]

First record of the “Raval Rave Breakers” compilation. This VVAA contains 5 tracks of electro with artists like Boris Divider, the remix of the American Patricia to the Argentinean Nehuen, or the flagship artist of M.U.S.A, RNXRX delivers a psychedelic jam, an industrial acid track as catchy as it can be. Heroine From The North sounds a bit like when New Beat became faster and more agressive, being mixed with styles like EBM and trance.

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V.V.A.A. – Raval Rave Breakers Pts.1 [MUSA002]

Automata Festival 2018 @ Control Club (Bucharest) 8-10.11.2018

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Automata Festival 2018 @ Control Club (Bucharest) 8-10.11.2018

Patricia – Free Lunch [NONA019]

For his new release on Nona Records Brooklyner Max Ravitz changes the formula again and delivers five spirited acid electro tracks .Continuing to tool and retool his modular synth rack, on ‘Free Lunch’ Ravitz produces energetic electro tracks that show a shift from the familiar hazy murkiness to a more present sound and almost song-like writing that introduces some more layered melodies, acid grooves and luscious pointillism.

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Patricia – Free Lunch [NONA019]

Koova – Conducere [BT24]

Koova returns to Brokntoys for a second EP after his Empty Spaces . Conducere presents the producer showcasing his personal take on the genre, with 4 tracks of tense, melodic electro. The EP is backed up by a remix by Max Ravitz AKA Patricia who takes the originals into eerie, ghostly territory.

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Koova – Conducere [BT24]

M. Rav – Common Purpose [LIES088]

Max Ravitz has made a name for himself with his hazed dance not dance productions over these last couple of years appearing on a handful of different labels under a handful of different monikers. Here on the 15 track, ”Common Purpose” cd we get Ravitz in all of his different forms as he teams up with numerous artists from his local Brooklyn scene and beyond, serving up unheard cuts from numerous recording sessions done over the last years. Through the record we hear the producer’s versatility from tripped out downtempo vibes, to mid-paced acid, to high bpm dust burners, as Ravitz and Co. explore almost all possible avenues while in the studio. Collaborators include Huerco S., Jahiliyya Fields, NGLY, Terekke, Bookworms, Cloudface, and Josephine.

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M. Rav – Common Purpose [LIES088]

Inhalants – Deep Florida [LIES070]

New Yorkers Matt Morandi (Jahiliyya Fields) and Max Ravitz (Patricia) take the buyout, cash in their 401k’s, and opt for early retirement down to ”Deep Florida” on their debut LP for L.I.E.S. Titles like Humid Widow, Dark Duties, and Chasing the Dream set the tone for what can only be called a tropical storm of synthesizer chaos atop dusted drum programming and hazy vibes.

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Inhalants – Deep Florida [LIES070]

Pulpo – Russian Torrent Versions 16 [CCCP016]

Bookworms and Max Ravitz aka Patricia team up as Pulpo and givimg you some dusty Brooklyn haze. While it may be challenging for most dancefloors, the guts and murk of these tracks are sure to get you in the proper headspace for a night sinking deep into the couch.

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Pulpo – Russian Torrent Versions 16 [CCCP016]

VA – VA01 [FARB011]

The Hungarian Farbwechsel’s first vinyl release has arrived, and it’s a real international effort featuring five artists from four countries on four tracks. Gazing through the Venetian blinds, it’s the label’s promising talent, Route 8 kicking it off with a vibing, 90s inspired house cut. Next up, Lumigraph and Patricia reset with a slow-churning, acid-flavoured techno. It’s the sort of track you would expect to be played on an endless loop in all coal mines 500m below ground level. On the back side, Farbwechsel’s founding father, S Olbricht gets in motion with the weirdly melodic. To close it off, it’s another label head, Basic House of Opal Tapes fame testing your stamina with the EP’s most direct, uptempo track.

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VA – VA01 [FARB011]

Masks – Food Plus Drug (II) [OPAL055]

In addition to his solo work as Patricia, Brooklyn-based Max Ravitz also spends his time in several collaborative projects. There is Inhalants with Jahiliyya Fields, the superbly punned Patreke with Terekke and Masks with Alexis ‘Arp’ Georgopoulos. As Arp, Georgopoulos has been responsible for some wonderful releases on Smalltown Supersound and RVNG, though as you’d expect Masks finds the artist deviating much closer to the dancefloor. The Food Plus Drug (II) 12″ for Opal Tapes will appeal to fans of hazy, smoked out techno (think Huerco S) with “Zebra” the sort of track that will bend minds on the dancefloor.

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Masks – Food Plus Drug (II) [OPAL055]

Spoiled Drama – Black Drama EP [US004]

Nous #4 is here featuring 5 moody, tracky cuts by Berlin’s enigmatic Spoiled Drama. The show stealer comes courtesy of NY’s Patricia who takes the lead track’s disembodied vocal sample and proceeds to intertwine it around an at once sinister yet beatific piece of atmospheric po-mo techno.

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Spoiled Drama – Black Drama EP [US004]