Mirror Box – Minimal Compliance [TRU005]

Mirror Box is the solo analog synth project of Dallas musician Sean Kirkpatrick. Blending together elements of Giallo moodiness, dub texture, techno propulsion, a passing nod to your favorite wave music, and a flare for the kosmiche, Mirror Box’ debut release, Minimal Compliance EP, is a tour de force of the veteran musician’s exploration of a wide range of influences and experience.

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Mirror Box – Minimal Compliance [TRU005]

VA – Texas Instrumentals [TRU003]

Texas Recordings Underground presents Texas Intrumentals EP, featuring deep techno from 4 well-respected producers from the Lone Star State. The A-side features classic techno from 2 well-respected producers in Brooks Mosher and Convextion, the brainchild of Dallas producer Gerard Hanson. Magic Hat and Summer Indoors harken back to late 80s Detroit, filled with strings and harmony that exude the type of emotion you often heard in early Transmat records. Ill76 opens the B-side with the aptly-titled New Years Night, a peak hour techno banger produced by Dallas producer Lacy Lawson, a figure on the Dallas techno scene for 2 decades. Submersible Machines rounds out the EP with the deep techno cut If You Know How I Feel.

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VA – Texas Instrumentals [TRU003]

VA – T.R.U. Halloween EP [TRUHWN001]

TX Connect’s Gavin Guthrie is a horror soundtrack enthusiast and regularly DJs gigs with that premise. So it’s no surprise that he’d produce an EP that implements these themes. The T.R.U. Halloween EP is a special edition EP that collects and compiles 5 tracks from Gavin’s inner circle that range from 80’s era horror soundtrack chase scene music to dark techno. With the recent surgence of Survive and Stranger Things, this EP fits right in the pocket and is slated for a Halloween 2016 release.

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VA – T.R.U. Halloween EP [TRUHWN001]

Bill Converse – 7 Of 9 And Ahead [TRU002]

Texas Recordings Underground made its mark this Spring with the well-received techno/electro Cyber_Tex EP that featured electro wizard Cygnus and E.R.P. aka Gerard Hanson. Not to rest on his laurels, TX Connect’s Gavin Guthrie is following that up with the 2nd release on the label by Austin’s man-of-the-moment Bill Converse. His debut on T.R.U. contains 2 deep excursions with 7 of 9 and Ahead, both tech house masterworks that mix elements of Chicago and Detroit with a Texas flair that keeps it definitively Bill Converse.

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Bill Converse – 7 Of 9 And Ahead [TRU002]