Helena Hauff – Kern Vol. 5: Exclusives & Rarities [KERN005LP]

Switching within digital binaries, analogue flux, and all forms of degradation in between, a creature is kickstarted to life, as if awoken with locomotion’s full might. Helena Hauff delivers a mix for Tresor’s Kern series, lashing together a sound world with a potent barrage of industrial dance music. Helena Hauff and Morah, Umwelt, Machino, Galaxian and L.F.T. all contribute with five previously unreleased tracks, exclusive to the compilation. Rare titles are also featured, such as the late Curley Schoop’s “Mayhem” under the name Esoterik, “City Of Boom” by DJ Godfather & DJ Starski, Nasenbluten’s “Intellectual Killer“ and “After Dark” produced collaboratively by Andrea Parker and David Morley.

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Helena Hauff – Kern Vol. 5: Exclusives & Rarities [KERN005LP]

Privacy – Autonegotiation [KL-NR1]

First up on Klakson’s NR series is Berlin-based producer Privacy. There’s plenty to set the pulse racing throughout the EP, from the punchy electro beats, squelchy bass and foreboding synth-strings of opener “Slide Back”, to the rolling mid-tempo dancefloor melancholy of closing cut “(Not) Again!”, whose cascading chords and unsettling bassline help set a suitably clandestine mood. Elsewhere, “Filestream” is a fuzzy but melodious chunk of lo-fi late night electro, while “Go” is a high-octane ghetto-tech thriller capable of causing devastation on dancefloors that like it raw and speedy.

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Privacy – Autonegotiation [KL-NR1]

Tred – Planet Perth EP [DEE002]

Sydney label Doe Dee continues it’s exploration of Australia’s outer limits with Tred’s ‘Planet Perth’ EP delving into the realm of fast paced electro over 4 cuts. Tred’s 2 original tracks explore the mature sonic range of the young Perth born Berlin based producer with ‘(To)Night’ bringing deep driving melodic euphoria and ‘S2003’s shimmering pads building into a moody mysterious crescendo. Fellow Perth export Privacy provides the S2003 remix where a steppy half time intro leads the way into a surprise half mark arpeggio rinse-out and Sydney’s Jensen Interceptor rounds things out with a full throttle acid mindmelting version of (To)Night.

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Tred – Planet Perth EP [DEE002]

VA – Compact Wrecks [COM1]

Klasse Wrecks present the first release in the new Compact Wrecks series, a new set of releases coming on Compact Disc. Compositions on COM1 come from label founders Luca Lozano and Mr Ho in addition to producers associated with the label, namely Omega III, Fett Birger, Privacy, Your Planet Is Next, Dawl and Alphonse. The compilation, which clocks in at just over an hour, ranges from frantic jungle and breakbeat-infused acid to chilled-out trance, making time for forays into bleep, electro and house

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VA – Compact Wrecks [COM1]

Privacy – New Product EP [WRECKS018]

Privacy returns to Klasse Wrecks after a 3 year hiatus and the wait has most certainly been worth the while. Four original tracks make up the ‘New Product’ EP, with the artist exploring new styles and tempos. Ranging from electro-speed to stomp-wave, each track is a masterclass in the style of Privacy’s ever expanding body of work.

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Privacy – New Product EP [WRECKS018]

VA – TM-101 [TM-101]

Machines redefined and shaped the way we make music and gave access to new sounds. Enabling the availability of music instruments to a wider spectrum of artists gave birth to many genres and sound aesthetics. The sound of Roland machines from the 80’s have had a huge influence on underground music and is outstandingly beautiful. Therefore this very first Talking Machines v.a. is dedicated to the synthesizer Roland SH-101.

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VA – TM-101 [TM-101]

VA – Mexico Relief

Mexico was hit by a severe earthquake on September 19. The capital Mexico City, and many neighboring towns suffered massive damage as hundreds of buildings collapsed, thus trapping many people alive inside. The Mexican Red Cross is currently taking care of many of the victims and is need of any type of aid. In support of the crisis that our Mexican brothers and sisters are experiencing right now, some of the music producers in our community have put together a compilation with the purpose of donating all proceeds to the Mexican Red Cross. Internationally renowned producers, such as Legowelt, Silent Servant, Tevo Howard, Alessandro Adriani and Black Merlin have contributed with amazing music, as well as solid tracks from local talent like AAAA, Gsr.brg, Bad Name Roy and many others. With a price of 9.99 Euros, you can buy this compilation at the official bandcamp page; however, you can contribute with any higher amount by naming your own price. Help is always needed, especially in countries like Mexico. Show some love and enjoy 26 mind-melting tracks from Mexico and around the world.

VA – Mexico Relief

Privacy – Zero Value [KLAKSON026]

New school electro wunderkind Privacy makes his debut on Klakson with a dark four tracker that checks all the right boxes. The EP kicks off with “Four IO”, a haunting, spacey dubbed out acid roller with lush pads throughout. “U Can Tell” and “NCSC” are both specimens of the finest EBM tradition, re-interpreting the sound for 2017, while “Shove” on the B2 effortlessly transports us into deep, uptempo aquatic electro territory.

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Privacy – Zero Value [KLAKSON026]

VA – Mdm D [MDM001]

The first vinyl release by the cassette label Mmodemm, comes with a crackling electro by Lobster Theremin newcomer Privacy, a melodramatic dance tune by Robert Johnson resident Chinaski and skittering house by partner in crime DJ S aka DJ Slingshot. Completed by giallorific tones of Umberto and harsh compressor-experiments by Nick Klein.

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VA – Mdm D [MDM001]

VA – Mechatronica 1 [MTRON001]

With a fleshy mix of acid and electro cuts from Sync 24, Privacy, Luke Eargoggle, Etcher and -=UHU=-, Berlin’s longstanding machine-driven music collective, Mechatronica, forcefully unites the classic and new sound on their first record release. A first-ever collaboration between established electro commanders Luke Eargoggle and Sync 24 opens the record in toxic floor buming fashion, followed by a cold and tightly programmed electro journey by -=UHU=-, blending the mechanic and the monotone in a comment on today’s relationship between machine and man.

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VA – Mechatronica 1 [MTRON001]

Privacy – Default Query [VV019]

Privacy debut on Valcrond Video. Mr. Privacy would hang around all day eating stuff and listening to Siamese Dream with Luke until the office manager who keeps things in line was forced to ask them both to leave. A deal was struck: In exchange for a continued flow of free snacks and treats, Privacy agreed to provide these 4 tracks. In the same way Privacy is unable to resist a warm chocolate croissant, no one who plays records in public for a living will be able to resist these audio delights.

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Privacy – Default Query [VV019]

Privacy – Human Resource Exploitation Manual [LTBL006]

Privacy returns to Lobster Theremin with three slabs of slimy, modular, machine-driven electro. Human Resource Exploitation Manual is an aural guide in the optimum exploitation of human substance and material.

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Privacy – Human Resource Exploitation Manual [LTBL006]

Privacy – Command Pattern EP [WRECKS004]

Australian born and Berlin based producer Privacy debuts a fantastically coherent EP for Klasse Wrecks. Classic Electro structuring and Detroit pads mingle to produce a forward thinking collection of music that also nods to the past, included in the EP is a screwed up and slowed down remix from Hamburg artist extraordinaire Helena Hauff.

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Privacy – Command Pattern EP [WRECKS004]

Privacy – Hypertext EP [LT010]

Lobster Theremin debut yet another young Berlin talent in the form of the electro and new wave future-son Privacy. Drawing on a rich heritage of Detroit and Dutch staggered soundworks and beat engineering, Privacy’s debut is a spectral reminder of the power of the swung beat with roaring synthesizer mechanics and industrial leanings all present and correct.

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Privacy – Hypertext EP [LT010]