Julien H Mulder – The Sequence EP [SYMLTD006]

Swedens’s Julien H Mulder delivers the sixth release for Ben Sims’ Symbolism LTD imprint this Autumn. Mulder, who has been releasing his brand of tripped out, spacey techno since 2007 received what is perhaps the ultimate techno compliment early this year when Jeff Mills mistakenly released Mulder’s ‘Patterns in Nature’ as his own on Axis offshoot, Str Mrkd. Now, we’re treated to a full EP of spaced out but punchy techno cuts.

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Julien H Mulder – The Sequence EP [SYMLTD006]

Mike Storm – Explores The Potential [SYMLTD005]

Symbolism Ltd keeps up the pressure with another super limited 12inch, this time from Dutch producer Mike Storm. Four urgent, trippy dancefloor movers in typical Symbolism Ltd style make for an essential slice of four to the floor techno for those that know.

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Mike Storm – Explores The Potential [SYMLTD005]

Tadeo – Zilog [SYMLTD004]

Symbolism Ltd returns with four tracks from Tadeo which aptly display the Spaniard’s ability to create perfect hypnotic grooves whether they’re simple, abrasive numbers or melodic, textured kickers. Zilog 89 is made up of the sort of cuts that stay in the box (and mind) for a good while.

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Tadeo – Zilog [SYMLTD004]

VA – Journey To A New Reality [SYMLTD003]

Closing out the year, Ben Sims’ Symbolism Ltd returns with an ultra limited vinyl VA which further explores the hypnotic yet squarely dancefloor focused side of modern techno and features a cut from Synewave legend, Damon Wild.

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VA – Journey To A New Reality [SYMLTD003]

VA – Emerge From The Darkness [SYMLTD002]

Following a superb start last year with his edits of Mike Storm, Ben Sims’ Symbolism imprint returns with it’s second ultra-limited drop featuring Biemsix, Scott Franka, Stef Mendesidis and Raul Alvarez. Deep, hypnotic techno for the ‘floor.

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VA – Emerge From The Darkness [SYMLTD002]

VA – Standing Before The Unknown [SYM020]

Ben Sims’ Symbolism celebrates its 20th release with an 8 tracker featuring the first original Ben Sims material in the past few years. Launched in 1999, Symbolism was initially intended as side project of Sims’ Theory imprint but quickly developed in to a standout label itself with releases from Sims (as Aural Emote), Exos, Reeko and a split release with Function hitting home on the circuit. After a 9 year hiatus Symbolism was reactivated in in 2015 and has since dropped 12”s from the likes of Mike Gervais, D_Func, JC & Kastil and George Tounisidis, ‘Standing Before The Unknown’ is a heavy package from start to finish and takes in a number of tones while remaining firmly dancefloor focused. Paul Mac’s solo contribution ‘Off a Cliff’ kicks things off in typically pristine style while ‘Ishishish’, his collaboration with Sims, is a rougher, percussive affair that marks a fine return to the studio for Sims. Russia’s Rodion Stankevich makes two contrasting appearances; first with the abrassive ‘Umustgothruit’ and later with intricately layered and hypnotic ‘Any Questions Any Answers’. Joton also appears twice with his playfully tough ‘Fatum’ working nicely against the later night sonics of ‘Filia’. Minneapolis’ Mike Gervais returns to Symbolism with his most intense cut to date in ‘Crisis’ whilst Dutch producer Mike Storm debuts on the label with the strident ‘Confirmed Life’.

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VA – Standing Before The Unknown [SYM020]

Binny – Subtractive Rhythm EP [SYM015]

Ben Sims’ Symbolism continues apace with a release from Binny, a Liverpool-based producer DJ otherwise known for some superb output as part of Phantom Planet Outlaws. Comprising three original tracks, the Subtractive Rhythm EP also takes in a remix from long-time Sims collaborator and British techno legend, Paul Mac.

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Binny – Subtractive Rhythm EP [SYM015]

Ben Sims – Theory Of Completion [THEORY050.2/THEORY050.3]

Ben Sims presents ‘Theory Of Completion’ the final release on his label Theory. He unleashes four forward forward-thinking Techno cuts for 050.2, two of these receiving the remix treatment from Planetary Assault Systems and DVS1. On 050.3, Sims goes all out with a grip of dancefloor killers, backed by a stunning remix from none other than Surgeon.

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Ben Sims – Theory Of Completion [THEORY050.2/THEORY050.3]

Ben Sims vs Stephen Brown – Fuego / Polar [THEORY041]

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Theory Recordings is back with a vs EP featuring label boss Ben Sims remixing two original cuts from Scottish techno legend Stephen Brown. His unique brand of intelligent and soulful goodness has graced many labels over the years. He is backed with 2 firing remixes from Ben Sims that have been doing plenty of damage all over.

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Ben Sims vs Stephen Brown – Fuego / Polar [THEORY041]

Ben Sims – In The City [THEORY039]

The prolific run of Ben Sims and his Theory imprint shows no sign of stopping, this time it’s a tough but DJ friendly 3 tracker featuring remixes from 2 of Holland’s finest. Orlando Voorn, a bonafide Techno legend, graces the E.P with a firing and typically quirky, funked up, analogue drenched reworking. While ‘Ritzi Lee’ returns with another no nonsense, raw as fuck, balls to the wall monster.

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Ben Sims – In The City [THEORY039]

VA – The Box Vol. 4 [THEORY038]

The Box series returns on Theory with 3 peak time tough edged tracks. “Bite This” sees Ben Sims drop an anthemic analogue fuelled jacker. “Reverse Processed” from Holland’s Ritzi Lee is an uncompromising old school Techno banger and “Dry Run” by Paul Mac is a drum heavy DJ tool with a crowd pleasing vocal sample

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VA – The Box Vol. 4 [THEORY038]