Itako hails from Strasbourg , France. His music creation speciality is blending an array of consciousness-expanding sounds over slower electro and technoid beats. His debut album “Broken Material” on SonicGroove splashes acid, dashes Body music basslines , and sprinkles Belgian New Beat over a ten song album creating a perfect concoction of sci fiction cyber psychodelia that will you drive you into unexplored dimensions.
Ireen Amnes @ HÖR (Berlin) 07.07.2022
Dasha Rush – Dark & Filthy [SG2192]
Dasha Rush resurfaces on Sonic Groove with her fourth EP for the label. The Russian born, Berlin based producer drops four fierce tracks decidedly for dancefloor use and abuse. Starting with some enticing meticulous and exciting EBM flavored hard beats “El Kinky” seems poised to be a summer Berlin classic, with Dasha’s haunting vox riding the groove. “Psycho Runner” simply said, is an olympic, punishing piece of acid TB303 techno that will be one of the darkest things recorded this year. Her B-sides take it a little deeper, with the hypnotic, industrial and marching in-your-face flavored sounds on “Gallic Message” and finally ‘Darkness Digital” which presents an , EBM- esque groove, with wild broken hard beats patterned underneath another ear- worm sequence.
Ireen Amnes – In The Land Of Silence [SGXLP002]
Debut by Ireen Amnes. “In The Land of Silence” is the first full length album by experimental artist Ireen Amnes. The founder of the London based collective Under My Feet debuts on Sonic Groove with an immaterial journey contemplating suffering, liberation, the importance of affection and unity. This ambient album reveals a hidden connection between these human emotions. From anger and rejection, to love and unity, the sounds explored by the artist represent a recent journey within. Recollections of distant memories are expressed with nostalgic sounds; by contrast, darker tracks are symbolic of those moments when it is more dif ficult to accept reality for what it is. Ireen expresses in this album that there wouldn’t be any joy without suffering.
Beta Evers – Transient [SGX004]
Beta Evers returns to Sonic Groove Experiments with another re-issue of one of her classics from the late aught decade. Three cuts of seductive vocal-charged post-punk, wave / body music.
Adam X – Recon Mission [SGLP05]
Adam X returns to his imprint Sonic Groove with his first album in four years, a 56 minute excursion into EBM and Cyberdelic Industrial Techno titled “Recon Mission”. The mission begins with beat driven hypnotic electronics that invoke paranormal illusions of Easter island mythology and Bermuda Triangle disappearances. Climbing forward the album crosses the line into harder industrial territories, conjuring visions of New York City’s dystopian past and CIA shadow government experiments. Adam has survived the ups and downs of the industry while continually raising the bar for production value and sound design.
Beta Evers – Eruption [SGX03]
The sub label of Sonic Groove, “Sonic Groove Experiments”, returns after a 4 year hiatus with a stellar re-release of the Electrowave classic “Eruption” by Beta Evers. Originally released as a Limited Edition 12” back in 2005 on Beta’s own Kommando 6 label. Now in 2017 the original pressing goes for quite a fortune on the record collecting market.
Realmz – Left To My Devices [SG1255]
Realmz returns to Sonic Groove with some spectacular tracks of hard edged Industrial Techno. Entitled ”Left To My Devices”, Realmz once again shows off his originality in combining elements of Industrial music with Techno. You will even find a nice deep dark acid track to close things out.
Henning Baer – Drop Out EP [SG1252]
Henning Baer makes his debut on Sonic Groove imprint with an EP that sees abrasive industrial tones rub up menacingly against solid funk in a curious matching of audio devices. “Folsom” celebrates its graininess, but the beat remains an addictive and accessible one in the vein of the Live Jam collective. “The Spies” is more dangerous in its demeanour, as the stop-start groove does battle with decaying bleeps and kettle drum bass hits. “You Rhyth Me” on the flip ups the ante even more with a positively gruesome slow techno throwdown designed purely to terrify.
G-Man & Rob Strobe – Acrophobia [SG1151]
G-Man returns with Robert Hauck aka Rob Strobe to bring forth Acrophobia. A three track dancefloor burner of chord driven pumping techno, the purist Sheffield / Detroit techno kind mixing classic styles of techno into the contemporary field of where techno is at in the present.
Northern Structures – Service & Devotion [SG1149]
Copenhagen’s Northern Structures duo return on Sonic Groove with their second release entitled “Service & Devotion”, following up perfectly with three more songs of well crafted industrialized dark pumping techno.
Orphex – Traces EP [SG1147]
Orphx continues to build upon the dark & deep atmospheres they created with their two previous Sonic Groove EPs, this time with three tracks that foreground relentless rhythms, modular synthesis, and ghostly like voices. This is mind and body music, deeply hypnotic and infused with erotic tension.
Dino Sabatini – Small Steps Ep [SG1045]
Dino Sabatini continues exploration into the dark side of the industrial techno Sonic Groove with his four track” Small Step EP”. Deep dark electronic music ranging from peak floor burners to dark deep mind burners that techno & industrial lovers from around the universe will surely love.
Northern Structures – Self Similarity [SG044]
Northern Structures (Troels Baunbaek-Knudsen and Lasse Buhl) are a copenhagen based techno duo delivering raw stripped techno tracks.
Obtane – Mercury’s Influence [SG1043]
Stripped down motorik techno from Italy’s Francesco Baudazzi aka Obtane. Obtane is a part of a new breed of Italian techno producers who in counterpart to the raw, minimal (and I don’t mean M-nus minimal) techno being championed by Berghain, have created something even more sparse, crude, and menacing.
Orphx – Black Light [SG1039]
Dasha Rush – Sonic State [SG1038]
20 years of brutal, no-holds barred techno. Adam X’s Sonic Groove imprint has rarely wavered in intent or in sound, a compellingly consistent watchword for the sort of electronic music that puts hair on the chest of its male fans and God knows what for its female followers. Dasha Rush’s new EP for the label continues in this vein. It’s a cleaner ride than Obtane’s recent 12-inch, but it’s no less intense, trading dank random industrialism for deep tracks that parcel out their steam pipe explosions carefully.