K1 feat. Dopplereffekt – Star Gazing EP [PBX-32]

K1 feat DOPPLEREFFEKT - Star Gazing EP

Keith Tucker and Gerald Donald of Dopplereffekt finally got together. The combination of these two musicians has created a bombardment of funk as only Keith Tucker and Dopplereffekt can bring. That unearthly eerie funk and strings from other worlds. That snappy intelligent funk that Detroit so heavily influenced and unleashed to the universe.

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K1 feat. Dopplereffekt – Star Gazing EP [PBX-32]

Aux 88 – Voice Modulation EP [PBX-31]

AUX 88 - Voice Modulation EP

AUX88 brought the first of the Mad Scientist Cd Release tracks from their pivotal LP. Two classic Aux88 cuts pressed onto vinyl for the first time. AUX88 proves once again not only are they one of the best live bands in electronic music, but one of the genres funkiest groups in the world.  The vocals are what set Aux88 apart from everyone else and the beat is dark, precise with thumping bass line.

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Aux 88 – Voice Modulation EP [PBX-31]

Optic Nerve – Detropolis EP [PBX023]

Cover art - Optic Nerve: Detropolis EP

The enigmatic Optic Nerve aka Keith Tucker returns with the aptly named Detropolis 12″ on Anthony “Shake” Shakir’s Puzzlebox imprint. Deep sea melodies, stabby chords and ravey basslines litter the EP which floats somewhere between shuffling techno and bubbling electro of the Detroit kind. Optic Nerve’s soothing original is a fast-paced slice of electro-techno gold, while Aux 88 up the percussive elements of Tucker’s original, escorting a plodding bassline from out back to up front. The “Detroit vocal Mental mix” sheds all but the basics and pumps up the bass, using a vocodered “Detropolis” vocal as its centrepiece. Discreet Drexciyan pads and Model 500 magic flash throughout the “M5 Central Station Mix”, closing a quintessential Detroit classic.

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Optic Nerve – Detropolis EP [PBX023]