SARIN x Scarlit Port – Daevas [MTRONW009]

SARIN/SCARLIT PORT - Daevas

“Daevas”, meaning divinities of chaos and disorder in the Zoroastrian faith, is the combined effort of SARIN x Scarlit Port recorded in Berlin during the lockdown of 2020. The six track 30 minute EP is a winding journey that dives into both artists’ shared Persian heritage by referencing ancient pagan Gods, mysticism and the more recent tragic histories of colonialism, dictatorships, longing and a sense of being uprooted. These unwinding stories and artefacts are imprinted within a dark cascade of sounds incorporating and combining each artist’s influences to create a total work that encompasses elements of techno body music, acid, industrial and the subtle application of more traditional Persian musical forms.

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SARIN x Scarlit Port – Daevas [MTRONW009]

Morah – Bizarre Beauty [BDM00X]

New self-released album from Morah, producer, DJ and head of Phormix Records from Athens, Greece. ‘Bizarre Beauty’ consist of 10 tracks on cassette and digital and a limited vinyl EP on Filmmaker’s Body Musick. Ferocious beats and hits for corporal and metaphysical experience.

Morah – Bizarre Beauty [BDM00X]

Alpha Sect – Dark Rituals [SOIL016]

Hailing from Thessaloniki, Greece, Alpha Sect is a project of George McCall, which is focused breaking electro patterns and pumping body music with serious punk influences. Soil Records presents his new release “Dark Rituals” featuring 4 original tracks and remixes by Trenton Chase, Filmmaker, Sydney Valette, Opioid Slot Machine, R Gamble and Ne Re A.
Alpha Sect – Dark Rituals [SOIL016]

Spammerheads – Bricks for Reconstruction [SOTA053]

Spammerheads is a Valencian duo formed by Ana Escudero and David Garrido. An audio-visual project forged in 2019 under the punk concept “do it yourself” in which both sound and graphic creation (videos and covers) have been developed by the duo. “Bricks for Reconstruction” is their new album released on cassette by Soil Records.

Spammerheads – Bricks for Reconstruction [SOTA053]

Jayson Wynters – Filtered Xploits [EON004]

WYNTERS, Jayson - Filtered Xploits

The EON label’s fourth vinyl release features an original from Birmingham producer Jayson Wynters with Chicago innovator Hieroglyphic Being on the remix. Wynters invites us ever deeper into his nebulous deep techno world with a superb new single ‘Filtered Xploits.’ It’s a punchy but dynamic cut with lush ambient pads smeared across a cosmic sky while chattery percussion and lithe synth power onwards. It has a futuristic soul that recalls early Detroit techno and might be his best work yet. Jamal Moss is on reworks and in his hands, ‘Filtered Xploits’ becomes a brilliantly raw and textured track with layer upon layer of fractured melody and gurgling acid. The prickly, jacked up drums will make an impact on any floor, and as the chords shine through the mix they bring a sense of hope and optimism.

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Jayson Wynters – Filtered Xploits [EON004]

VA – Palace Of Memory Where Nostalgia Is Fear [PSR007]

VARIOUS - Palace Of Memory Where Nostalgia Is Fear (featuring Container, Privacy, Beau Wanzer, DJ Richard, Kluentah etc.)

Always hot on the hard-as-steel plates and murky subterranean atmospheres, Public System turns in a haunted double package from the crypt. Spanning hi-octane indus bullets, half-baked mutant salvos and shadow-clad juicers from a host of reputed names and rabid underdogs, this new comp collates ruff’n’tuff joints from gritty techno don Container, genre-unbound explorer E-Saggila, Berlin’s electro arsonist Privacy, acid-spitting hydra DJ Loser x Penelopes Fiance, basement guerilla Yabboq Penuel alias Le Syndicat Electronique, neo-punk beat thrasher Crave, Yves Tumor collaborator and sine-wave crusher Anthem, expert circuit dissector Beau Wanzer, Liquid G as remixed by Mick Wills, Night Gaunt’s Lower Tar, occult machine funk preacher Maenad Veyl, DJ Chupacabras under new guise 110, soundwaves cross-pollinator DJ Richard, vibrant mood-scapist Gavilán Rayna Russom, as well as label boss Myn going ubiquitous with studio fellows Kluentah as Myntha, and NYC’s R Gamble under their Fade Accompli moniker. A much desirable feast of raw, unhinged, all-round spine-tingling jams for both inside and outside the club.

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VA – Palace Of Memory Where Nostalgia Is Fear [PSR007]

Frak – Formless Obstruction EP [FP006]

FRAK - Formless Obstruction EP

Futurepast welcomes for their sixth release the Swedish trio Frak. On their ‘Formless Obstruction’ EP, Frak have provided a window into the sinister twists and turns of their work. On the A-side, you see creeping Detroit stylings of ‘Scientific Bella’ set against ‘Wrong Owl’ with it’s EBM underpinnings and industrial inflections. On the flip, ‘Concentrated Feed’ bubbles next to the razor sharp ‘Capacity Faun’, both are filled with characteristic machine quirks and experimentalism.

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Frak – Formless Obstruction EP [FP006]

Arnaud Rebotini – Outlaw [RMR005V]

REBOTINI, Arnaud - Outlaw
The new vinyl from the creative label Rotation Mecanique has been handed by the experienced French musician and producer Arnaud Rebotini. “Outlaw” EP contains 3 original compositions and a crushing remix from the heavy – sounding mastodon Terence Fixmer.
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Arnaud Rebotini – Outlaw [RMR005V]

Ausgang – Output [KEYLP02RP]

AUSGANG - Output

In the last years the Berlin-based duo Ausgang got attention in the worldwide techno scene through releases on their own label Ausgang Records. Nico and Roseen show on their first LP a clear vision of taste and quality, coming from the true techno culture. Eight tracks moving from electro to techno, based on radical essential elements reflecting their 90ies roots. Both share the basic idea of techno: raw and gritty sounds with pounding rhythms. Made for darkened rooms with fog and strobe lights. Nothing more, nothing less.

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Ausgang – Output [KEYLP02RP]

VA – Lightsplitter [ZC-ELEC004]

HUMAN BEHIND PLUTO/JOHNFAUSTUS/VSO - Lightsplitter

The fourth release (ZC-ELEC004) of the Electro Acid Series has arrived. With ”Lightsplitter”, you can expect four dancefloor fillers that also provide truly captivating listening experiences. Created by The Human Behind Pluto, Johnfaustus and VSO who’s passion for electro, acid and IDM meet.

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VA – Lightsplitter [ZC-ELEC004]

Nite Fleit / False Persona – Acid Avengers 018 [AAR018]

NITE FLEIT/FALSE PERSONA - Acid Avengers 018

This new Acid Avengers EP celebrates the new UK electro scene with two of his most talented ambassadors : London-based producer Nite Fleit, known for some killer records on Unknown To The Unknown, Return to Disorder and International Chrome, and Bornemouth-based producer False Persona, who just released an EP on Nite Fleit’s label Atomic Alert. The result of this association is six punchy acid tracks, somewhere between funky electro and dark techno.

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Nite Fleit / False Persona – Acid Avengers 018 [AAR018]

Audition – Irrational EP [ADT03]

AUDITION - Irrational EP

The 3rd release from Audition goes further into the sci-fi sound he is renowned for. “Irrational” invites you into a paranoid trance with its relentless synth line that seems to want to haunt you forever. Next up is “Tense” which, as the title suggests, creates a hard-hitting tension throughout the track supported by heavy syncopated rhythm. The EP ends with “Rumours” a beatless, brooding track that feels like you re entering a never-ending black hole.

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Audition – Irrational EP [ADT03]

VA – 10 Years Of Acid Test [ATLP-014]

VARIOUS - 10 Years Of Acid Test

Ten years ago, Acid Test began with a simple concept – each track the label released would make use of the Roland TB-303. Like a producer purposefully paring down their studio setup, or the continuous imperative within underground electronic music to reduce, this concept engendered creativity with the introduction of what seemed to be an aesthetic limit. However, the decade that followed, which now culminates in the triple-LP compilation Ten Years Of Acid Test, proves acid is limitless. That the Berlin-via-LA label would expand upon the classical conception of acid house and techno is no surprise considering the cast of characters that have come in fold over the past decade. Ten Years Of Acid Test gathers key material from the label’s extended family of acid acolytes. There’s that Vienna-via-LA maestro of sad, elegant acid Tin Man (Johannes Auvinen), whose “Afters Acid” is both a highlight within his prolific catalogue and a distillation of his symphonic approach to the 303. Detroit giants Erika and Marcellus Pittman, both of whom have released remixes on Acid Test, present their respective and singular Bass Line visions. Erika, the Interdimensional Transmissions lynchpin, crafts a dark, delicate take on broken techno on “Violet Fungus” while Pittman continues his cubist house explorations on “Unknown Species,” both tracks straying from typical acid lines in favor of the intricate textures achievable on the 303. This variation in approach applies to tempo as well. Irish-based master Lerosa, as well as Delsin affiliate VC-118A, delve into downtempo atmospherics. Meanwhile, Japanese deep techno virtuoso Wata Igarashi, SUED co-founder SW. (a regular on Acid Test’s leftfield sub-label Avenue 66) and Patricia (one-half of Acid Test act Ociya) use acid as a creative jumping-off point for complex melodic concepts. Wata layers an orchestra of synth-bliss drone overtop a squelchy bassline on “Ephemeral.” SW.’s “ChaIAnJAzzz” cycles through an array of dusted chords eventually landing in skewed, fuzzy rave nostalgia, anthemic chords held aloft by a wicked UK-flavour bass line. Patricia’s “Higher Still” explores dreamy, IDM-flavoured acid, cinematic synthlines counterbalanced by propulsive, squelching acid. Acid Test devotees will be thrilled at the return of various luminaries from the catalogue, including Achterbahn D’Amour, Skudge, AAAA, John Tejada and Donato Dozzy, whose memorable remix of Tin Man’s “Nonneo” from Acid Test 01 served as a kind of proof of concept for the label. There’s new blood too. San Francisco up-and-comer Sepehr makes his label debut with the excellent “Persian Acid Prince,” as does Andreas Tilliander’s beloved hardware techno project, TM404. Ten Years Of Acid Test is a valuable portrait of a group of artists linked by a dedication to innovation within acid, in line with the genre’s storied roots. Over ten years, Acid Test has gracefully made a case for the 303’s past, present and future, the story of acid continuing to unfurl in unpredictable, addictive patterns.

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VA – 10 Years Of Acid Test [ATLP-014]

808 State – In Yer Face (Bicep Remixes) [FMB007WHITE]

808 STATE - In Yer Face (Bicep remixes)

Bicep continue to bolster their Feel My Bicep imprint with another reimagined classic. With this – the seventh addition to the catalogue, the Irish duo pay homage to another equally seminal recording as they rework ‘In Yer Face’ by 808 State.

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808 State – In Yer Face (Bicep Remixes) [FMB007WHITE]

VA – Dead Beats 1 [DDM07]

“Dead Beats 1” brings together new and returning artists to Death Decay Magic, featuring tracks by Daniel Holt, Happy707, Heidi Sabertooth, Hissarlik, Man 2.0, Stockholm Syndrome AU and label boss Black Light Smoke.

VA – Dead Beats 1 [DDM07]