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]

Shedbug- The Krabben EP [10PILLS009]

Shedbug rips into 2019 with a shell-hardened, cave-crushing, dystopian 5-track crabmageddon EP. Crammed to the brim with scorched acid, crunchy electro and flame-throwered techno tropes. Belting bizz from down under, cooked at the afters and topped up with heaps of poppers & liquor for good measure.

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Shedbug- The Krabben EP [10PILLS009]

Shedbug – Destination Love [LT047]

Lobster Theremin dig back down unda’ to bring another fresh salty Aussie experience to the table with well seasoned young talent Shedbug aka Geordie Elliot-Kerr at the helm for this one. As Shedbug he makes entrancing house, acid-tinted techno, cosmic electro and heavily stepped UK-influenced jams. On Destination Love, Shedbug harnesses the emotive, pad-heavy sound showcased on previous outings whilst mixing in blend of interstellar synths, jagged breaks and crusted-yet-cutting drum work – all mixed down with some serious studio finishing.

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Shedbug – Destination Love [LT047]

VA – SALT001 [SALT001]

As label debuts go, SALT001 feels like a genuine statement of intent. Run by Melbourne producers Shedbug and Rudolf C (who both contribute tracks), Salt Mine’s first outing touches on a number of contemporary deep house trends whilst retaining the kind of hazy, Balearic feel most associated with the Australian city. Mall Grab & Rudolf C’s dreamy “Untitled (Track 2)” pays tribute to the new age house sounds of Vancouver, while Shedbug’s “End of the Drone” inhabits the ambient techno territory recently visited by Shine Grooves and the Acting Press crew. Elsewhere, Coastdream’s “Untitled 16” sits somewhere between Motor City futurism and the raw rhythms of L.I.E.S, and DJ Phlowgod’s “Summer” is a pitch-perfect analogue jam full of clattering machine drums, boogie synths and jackin’ intent.

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VA – SALT001 [SALT001]