VA – Elsewhere LVI [ERS042]

Emotional Response presents Elsewhere LVI. the 4th of soFa’s compilation series. This double LP takes us to the darker side of the elsewhere ouvre, via another 12 artist / 12 track travelogue. With certain future-retro feelings, this is club music for the open minded. An album that roams from dreamy ambient territories to rhythmic patterns – internationalism for the adventurous DJ. Rusty slow-mo bangers and post-industrial synth-wave kidnap the listener to a dystopic and shady wasteland. Elements of ethnic folk, vintage vocoders and Gamelan samples all united on one homogeneous selection. With artists now known to welcoming new brethren, this is an audio trip to leave reality behind. Exotic, hypnotic, tactile, trance-inducing meditations, washed down with a spoonful of magic.

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VA – Elsewhere LVI [ERS042]

Jan Schulte – Sorry For The Delay: Wolf Müller’s Most Whimsical Remixes [ST010-LP]

Over the course of his seven-year recording career, Jan Schulte has delivered countless revolutionary remixes under the now familiar Wolf Müller alias. Now, Safe Trip has gathered together some of his most celebrated and hard-to-find reworks on Sorry For The Delay: Wolf Müller’s Most Whimsical Remixes.

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Jan Schulte – Sorry For The Delay: Wolf Müller’s Most Whimsical Remixes [ST010-LP]

VA – Elsewhere MCMXIII [ICI003]

Elsewhere MCMXIII is a 12 track journey of future retro oddities that navigates through different waves of electronic territories, all that with a taste for experimentation while being great to dance to. Put together carefully by DJ soFa for débruit’s ICI label, the track listing’s emotional depth balances between retro and modern, lo-fi and high end, warm and cold… make the listening experience an exciting, surprising journey. Genre-wise the music floats between borders of disco, new wave, synth-pop, kraut and trad elements.

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VA – Elsewhere MCMXIII [ICI003]

Denis Mpunga & Paul K – Criola Remixed [MFM023]

Having thrilled dusty-fingered crate diggers with a reissue of Denis Mpunga and Paul K’s impossible-to-find mid-’80s cassette album Criola – an unusual but rather fine combination of post-punk and traditional Congolese music – Music from Memory has decided to give some of the tracks the remix treatment. As you’d expect, there’s many more hits than misses. Dutch rising star Dazion delivers a wonderfully cosmic revision of “Intermezzo B” full of fluttering new age synth lines and drum machine polyrhythms, while Tolouse Low Trax turns “Veronika” into a woozy and dreamy chunk of dub-flecked, loved-up downtempo bliss. Late night dancefloor thrills are provided by Interstellar Funk’s intergalactic tribal techno take on “Intermezzo 2” and Prins Emmanuel’s tactile take on “KWEI!”, which sits somewhere between dub disco, boogie and proto-house.

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Denis Mpunga & Paul K – Criola Remixed [MFM023]

Khidja – Microb [MT011]

Khidja are back on Malka Tuti and this combo cannot and will not dissappoint. They continue their current direction of leftfield-club music exploration, this time in the form of Microb, a track that is a wolrd of its own, fusioning heavy industrial vibes with their own take of “worldly music” to create this peak time dancefloor bonanza. On the flip side Salon Des Amateurs Tolouse Low Trax delievers two takes on the original track, stripped down and turned upside down, adding those Massive vocals. These takes are hypnotic as they are groovey and they complete a unique package for the modern dance floor explorers.

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Khidja – Microb [MT011]

VA – Five Years Of Loving Notes [ATN5YEARS]

5th Birthday comp featuring a host of artistst who’ve graced the label over the perioid.. Exclusives from Tolouse Lowtrax, Geena, Iueke, Domenique Dumont, . Inoue Shirabe, Raphael Top-Secret and more… Gatefold Sleeve. The music on this compilation covers a wide spectrum of moods and atmospheres, from the dark and raw excursions from Tolouse Low Trax or Iueke to the lush instrumental crafted by Nico Motte and Syracuses Antoine Kogut; however as the listener gets deeper into the compilation, the whole of the tunes, sitting side by side on the records, start to make sense as they all seem to point towards the same direction. If one should try isolating a common trait from all these songs, one might come to the conclusion that it lies in the way they all speak directly to the listeners emotional receptors, unvarnished and without abusing of producers tricks.

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VA – Five Years Of Loving Notes [ATN5YEARS]

Tolouse Low Trax – Decade Vol.3/3 [ATN030-03]

The thrid an final installment of archive material. Tolouse Low Trax just needs an MPC, a small Synthesizer set up and some effects to create subliminal hypnotic music trips, driven by dark synthlines and drunken shuffled patterns. ”The primitiveness in my music is linked to something simple, and that don’t have to be obligatory minimal. For me it is enough to dance rough around the core. Music you don’t shape till the end contains of a moment of beauty. A veil of secrecy. I work very simply. I rather reduce my possibilities in ompass. Limitations offer lots of liberties.”

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Tolouse Low Trax – Decade Vol.3/3 [ATN030-03]

Tolouse Low Trax – Decade Vol.2 [ATN030-02]

Further unreleased jams from the great Tolouse Low Trax. The producer’s distinctive musical voice – wayward, dystopian, and fearlessly experimental – seems particularly fitting given recent political events. Opener “Calirough”, all sustained horror chords, distorted percussion and ghostly samples, is particularly potent, though the warped, metallic chug of “Hiroglyph” is not far behind. He returns to 4/4 pastures with the post-truth throb of “Wooden Words”, before imagining a bleak future on the intense hum of “Monia”, a typically dark and crunchy workout that’s as chilling as a Donald Trump presidency.

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Tolouse Low Trax – Decade Vol.2 [ATN030-02]

Eva Geist – Dniheb [MMX909]

Eva Geist is an italian electronic musician and composer based in Berlin. Her early musical experiences in electronic music were largely self-directed, beginning with use of synthesizers and sequencers to different audiovisual computer and mobile technologies. Geist’s music builds up a cinematic musical journey around rarefied melodies, arpeggiators, soft beats and space disco. Under the Eva moniker hides the underground polyedric artist Andrea Noce, who previously released a mini-LP last year with David Kristian on Macadam mambo. This EP includes a wonderfull remix of «Tanz Im Morgenmantel » by Salon des Amateurs head’s Tolouse Low Trax, transposing it in a very subaquatic version.

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Eva Geist – Dniheb [MMX909]

Tolouse Low Trax – Asimiad [SD024]

Hypnotizing acid-EBM-electro-wave masterpiece from Düsseldorf’s  Tolouse Low Trax aka Detlef Weinrich. Tolouse Low Trax remixes Noblesse Oblige’s already fantastic ”The Great Electrifier” into a mesmerizing and highly original blend of electronic dub and new-wave-like techno. The other three tracks are solely by the hand of Tolouse Low Trax. Teutonic marching beats with layers of spaced-out, dubby electronics.

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Tolouse Low Trax – Asimiad [SD024]