ARA-U & Radioactive Man turn a bad situation into a great collection of tracks with their latest collaborative release The Houghton Blues EP. When cult Norfolk gathering Houghton Festival was cancelled in 2019 because of high winds, this pair had just bought some booze and were already on their way. After a moment’s sadness, they decided to turn bad news into good and head to the studio to work on some tracks. Across two sides of vinyl on ARA-U’s NO STATIC / AUTOMATIC label, the accomplished electro innovators once again serve up pure analogue vibes and raw machine funk.
VA – Exit Planet Earth: Nitrogen [EPE03]
‘The third edition of the Exit Planet Earth vinyl series features four more exclusive intergalactic selections from Ralph Lawson. First up is a true legend of the UK electro scene, Keith Tenniswood aka ‘Radioactive Man’, who creates a constantly evolving sonic trip called ‘One Out’. Sharing the A side is the Spanish producer Annie Hall, creating melodic landscapes, layered with intricate string orchestration driven by deep bass. On the flip side Helsinki-based Sunny Seppa aka Sansibar shows exactly why he is fast becoming hot property following his immense debut album on FTP – ‘Targeted Individuals’. Sansibar brings the record back to the 4/4 with a flowing yet subtle working of synths and pads. Also based in Finland yet hailing from Holland is VC-118A, delivers some deep space dub with expertly crafted production centring on low end theory.
VA – CAREBOT$ (raising money for the NHS and Médecins Sans Frontières)
“The international electro and techno producer community has come together to raise money for two charities doing vital health work during the Covid-19 crisis – NHS Charities Together and Médecins Sans Frontières. The project began in April this year. The resulting release is an essential compendium of techno and electro featuring some of the most respected creators working in the genre including The Hacker, Radioactive Man, Anthony Rother, Delta Funktionen, John Selway, Carl Finlow, Kronos Device, and more than 120 more!”
Derailleur – Hydraulic Performer EP [DB001]
Derailleur announces new vinyl label Decade Box, acting as a sonic time capsule, the imprint will present the music honed by the producer over the last 10 years. Hydraulic Performer EP is the first in a series of releases to share the fruits of his dedication to machine made music. The release sets the tone for the label series, showing off two different sides of Derailleur’s production styles. Title track Hydraulic Performer is a raw and cutting rave-primed electro track. Radioactive Man is called up for remix duties, upping the ante with his precision drum programming and unique sonic trademark. Device One rounds up the EP, a wonky, jacking cut warmed up by stepping synths.
Carl Finlow – MIDI Archeology Box Set [FR019]
Fundamental Records presents a limited to 250 copies 7×12″ vinyl record box, that includes: 4×12” with tracks by Carl Finlow, 2×12” with remixes by Radioactive Man, The Exaltics, Cygnus, Jensen Interceptor, Morphology & Sync 24, Mr. Velcro Fastener, Hardfloor, ADJ and an extra 12” from the remix contest with a selection by Carl Finlow of his favorite remixes by Brice Kelly, Relaxant, Varaz, Dibu-Z and N-Ter. Also in the box is a high quality black T-Shirt silkscreen printed: ”Electro Music There Is Only One Truth”, info-sheet about the project, silkscreen printed in white over a black paper, personally signed by Carl Finlow, and direct access to midi data, including Ableton Live project files and individual samples. All packed in a really nice stackable wooden box. Please note that because there are so many tracks on this release, our soundclips only represent a small portion of all tracks available.
214 – Ingalls Way EP [VIS303]
After previous outings on electro institutions Frustrated Funk and Central Processing Unit, Chris Roman aka 214 now appears for the first time on 20/20 Vision. From the atmospheric tones of ‘Potential Events’, the manic energy of ‘Windeye’ and the deeper grooves of ‘Back To Sine’, it’s an EP that leaves no stone unturned in the intergalactic sonic quest. On remix duties we have none other than Keith Tenniswood aka Radioactive Man, who also makes his first appearance on the label.
Second Story – Lucid Reworks [HTH082]
Houndstooth presents 4 remixes for Second Story by Marcel Dettmann, Radioactive Man and The Exaltics.
VA – Ten Year Electronics [CE020]
Cultivated Electronics celebrates 10 years as a label and the closing of CE’s collaboration series. For this EP Sync 24 has teamed up with 4 electronic heavy hitters to deliver 4 tasty electro cuts.
VA – Killekill Megahits [KILLEKILL010]
Killekill is at catalogue number 10 and is an occasion to make something special. They had collected tracks from their regular label artists plus some guests. The compilation features dark and epic experimental tracks by Lakker, Dadub and Bill Youngman, electro stompers by DJ Stingray, Radioactive Man and The Almost People, techno and acid beasts by Furfriend, J.T.C., Cassegrain & Tin Man, Snuff Crew and Neil Landstrumm plus a breakbeat rave superhit by Affie Yusuf.