Dustin Zahn makes his Blueprint Records debut as James Ruskin’s label continues to celebrate 25 years at the forefront of Techno. ‘Hand Over Control’ EP features four new tracks of deep dance floor techno.
Marcel Dettmann delivers the 4th Faith Beat. House & Techno for your feet and mind, showing you a side of him that you’ve never heard before.
Subtle and energetic groovin techno tracks by Markus Suckut on Andre Kronert’s Odd Even label.
Rator Mute presents a track-mini LP by MANASYt with a remix of Telephasycx. “Madness Reigned” takes you on a hypnotic journey to a futuristic dystopian world, blasting this 6 track record as loud as possible is highly recommended.
The Raval Breakers strike back, blasting a rather fitting soundtrack to the dystopian times we are living in. This third volume gets together old and new friends of the M.U.S.A. family who show their personal takes on electro. The first track is a deep and explosive yet somehow contended cut; made in Rub by its legendary producer Univac, inspired by The Hague and remixed in Russia by the duo Fractions. La Maquina Corrupta sends a trancy, breaky and acidic cut from Berlin and Sistema, which inaugurates his new alias Brodmann 41 for some paranoid electroclash action. On the flip, Privacy does a great remix of Exzakt & BFX, mixing electro rhythms with a narcotic and nocturnal atmosphere that adds dubstep flavor to the formula. Finally, Barcelona’s own RNXRX closes this third EP with a broken and dirty track that sounds like a high-definition face punch.
“Blood flowers” is a heavy duty 4 tracker for the freaks. Electro, dungeon techno, slinky acid and tribal excursion – properly damaged party starters for lowlight dreams and nightmares. Over the last 10 years, Mule Driver has been making special 808 day releases. This latest set is his most convincing effort to date, jumping from idea to idea but retaining a solid guideline of sci-fi weirdness and collapsing body movements.
A short visit to the Indochinese Peninsula at the wrong time of the global pandemic breakout, led Ian Richter to over a year and a half of living in Vietnam, and to a deep love affair with the Vietnamese folk religion. Ian was intrigued to find a place drenched in culture and mysticism existing hand in hand with hyper capitalism (yet officially committed to socialism). Over the course of the last 18 month Ian recorded, mentally and physically, the sounds of his encounters and experiences. From daily life, through industrial and natural landscapes, to ancient and modern dance, forging foreign with familiar, mysticism with science, and claustrophobia with liberation.
Vibraphone presents the upcoming release by basiC realitieS – Sommer Love/ Desert Valley. An incredible release by Stefano Curti including two remixes by Master Larry Heard aka Gherkin Jerks.
Libertine Records welcomes Marco Passarani for its 18th release, the Italian legend delivers 5 dope cuts between techno and electro, not to be missed.
Channeling her innermost depths, Oshana reveals her widest body of work to date, “Disciples of Dystopia;” a multi-faceted expression of the emotions, influences, and sounds that have guided her on her musical journey. The album aptly marks the fourth release on her very own, Psionic label, and is the first double 12” in the catalogue.
EPM continue their 20th birthday celebrations with an ep dedicated to electro featuring The Advent, Carl Finlow, Detroits Filthiest and Freddy Fresh. As all good electro-heads will know, The Advent (Cisco Ferreira) is as renowned for electro as he is for techno. On ‘Strangeform’ he works alongside his son and rising talent, Zein to turn in pure electro-funk that’s blistering to the last beat. Another absolute master of the scene is Carl Finlow who brings deep bass notes, carefully crafted melody and his meticulous production skills to ‘Optogenetic’. Detroit’s Filthiest has been wowing listeners with his work for labels like Casa Voyager, Bass Agenda, Philthtrax and his own MCEC. His track ‘Werewolf’ is the electro monster the title suggests – dark and tough Detroit-electro book-ended with a playful vocal. The EP closes with the legendary, Freddie Fresh who after three decades is a genuine virtuoso. Under his Modulator guise he layers beautiful retro synth stylings and sci-fi atmospherics on ‘ProMars’. The third EP featuring four house tracks will follow in July, with the ‘EPM20’ compilation after the summer.
PHXS18 is coming from Los Angeles based Machino. 9 tracks album 45 minutes of music, surrounds a dark atmosphere of Electro which combine with Electronic Body Music and a blend of industrial visualizing the fragmented, vulnerable state of the occurring within an isolated, controlled space where robots learn to function solely from the movement of their human subjects. the subject’s demeanour of fragility and curiosity towards the robot creates a sense of eroticism within their synchronous relationship.
Next up on Avoidance is another Helsinki local, 53X. Opening with a boomy EBM-tinged techno cut, the record then moves into more slowed-down electric, trancey and trippy jams, all four live-arranged.
Bunker returns with the third volume of Rogue Frequencies. Selected from Mike Hellboii’s archives, a whole set of predominantly heavy ’80’s-and-’90’s-Bruxelles-and-UK-styled electro-wave-synth-poppin’ EBM and other ever-tragically ‘New Romantic’ techno ‘massive-rave-and-lonely-dance floor classics.
First co-edition between Soil and Fill-Lex records. Bestial Mouths’ creations in the last two years are the phoenix cries of the project’s rebirth under the guiding hand of vocalist Lynette Cerezo, melding noise and darkwave pop into a theatre of skin-shredding catharsis that brings the project’s post-punk roots to new levels of club-ready destruction—equal parts intensity and accessibility. “Thousandneedles” pierces that veil with warped reimaginings of both releases, from a diverse selection of artists in the dark underground. Each brings their own unique twist, whether it’s to a dance ritual of pounding EBM and industrialized techno, fog-shrouded darkwave dives, cosmic washes of synthpop bliss, or soul-smashing noise dredged from a sewer cathedral. Dance through the pain, and make new paths of your scars.
Fourth installment of Syntetyk’s record venture comes in the split format – a collab between Mchy i Porosty and DogPatrol. Both artists sharing a love to the dirty and nostalgic, both writing their narrative on the respective sides of the 12″. A side guardian, Mchy i Porosty, is a spirit residing deep in the Polish woods. By twisting and mutating the soul of the forest with his craft, he was able to produce a very distinctive sound on the edge of euphoria and delirium covered with ruthless saturated drum work. On the B side resides DogPatrol, a notorious player overwatching the streets of Mannheim, Germany. Just like that murky tape you played loud while riding in the night, he asserts total dominance with his unique mixture of oddities, brutal patterns and razor-sharp technique.