VA – Structures & Solutions: 1996-2016 [BP20167]

Founded 20 years ago, Blueprint Records has remained one of the true driving forces behind British techno. To celebrate this special anniversary label founder James Ruskin and Blueprint friends have created a compilation of brand new music to celebrate this landmark. These exclusive tracks are released here as the ‘20 Years Of Blueprint Compilation’ limited edition box-set, with a collection of four clear vinyl records as well as poster and sticker inserts.

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VA – Structures & Solutions: 1996-2016 [BP20167]

VA – LGBT Rights for Russia Now!

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Russia’s official policy and attitude towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people has fallen down a slippery slope. This is a compilation by 24 left-field techno producers to raise money, awareness and show our support to the Russian LGBT people.

VA – LGBT Rights for Russia Now!

Donor / Truss – Aber [MRECLTDGS005]

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Despite the watery divide between them, Brooklyn-bound Greg Schappert and London-based Tom Russell have fostered a production partnership as Donor / Truss for the last six years, emerging today as one of technos more robust and hardworking duos. For Grey Series 05 they don the Donor / Truss moniker once again after a spell apart, proving themselves as accomplished and unpredictable as ever with the fully formed ‘Aber’. On the A-side swampy techno is bruised with house in “Spacial”, turning soupy on the sluggish and barely rippling “Beneath”. Fidgety “Ease” then does an about turn on the B-side before plunging headlong into swollen substrata stuff on the close.

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Donor / Truss – Aber [MRECLTDGS005]

Heiko Laux – Re-Televised Re:Vision [THEMA034]

Throughout the ’90s and early 2000s, the Missile imprint was responsible for releasing a slew of blistering techno cuts from production heavy weights DJ Hyperactive, Inigo Kennedy, Frankie Bones and DJ Slip. In 1998 the label released Heiko Laux’s Re-Televised EP, which 15 years later has earned itself a repressing on New York imprint Thema. It has commissioned two 2013 remixes in Donor and Truss, the labels New York connection and Stroboscopic Artefacts boss man Lucy. Haux’s original may lack the weight of their modern day reworks, but its stone-crunch kicks certainly don’t lack punch. Donor & Truss share the B-Side with Haux’s exemplar, creating a quintessential ’90s infinity loop, intermittently injecting a rough samples from “Re-Televised”. Lucy’s remix remains loopy also, only adding dour and industrial atmospherics, unsettling children’s voices and Strobo’s trademark low end.

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Heiko Laux – Re-Televised Re:Vision [THEMA034]

Truss – Splot [OCS006]

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Truss continues his recent run of form with a 12″ on Our Circula Sound that demonstrates the depth and breadth of his palate. Auden’s slow burning groove and metallic dub call to mind Silent Servant’s Historia Y Violencia imprint, while Splot’s distorted kicks and frantic pace blur the lines between Truss’ sound and his current MPIA3 project. A huge MPIA3 remix of Beacon takes over the B side for maximum acid damage.

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Truss – Splot [OCS006]

Dax J & Chris Stanford – Programm EP [ETG001]

EarToGround presents their first label release. Out of London comes the Programm EP with original sounds written and produced by Dax J & Chris Stanford. With their strong influences of traditional techno they have brought it’s rawest stripped back elements to life. A mechanism of deep synthesizer stabs, a hard but sweet kick drum and complementary hi-percussion & shakers setting a solid platform for this new born label. On the flip side, EarToGround welcomes remixes Shifted and Truss.

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Dax J & Chris Stanford – Programm EP [ETG001]

Donor / Truss – Endo [TPT0486]

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Transatlantic duo Donor / Truss return on Perc Trax, with a four tracks release. ‘Endo’ represents a new peak for the Donor / Truss sound with each individual section working as both a self-contained track and a quarter of the entire Endo experience. Together the 4 parts join together to make a complete piece of music, stretching across 23 minutes and 2 sides of vinyl.

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Donor / Truss – Endo [TPT0486]

Lucy – Beelines For Working Bees [SA008]

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‘Beelines For Working Bees’ is a 12” that sees four of the most innovative artists in electronic music rethinking and reconfiguring the strands of Lucy’s forthcoming album ‘Wordplay for Working Bees’. The relationship between the point of origin and the end point is not a prescribed one: the beelines of Tommy Four Seven, James Ruskin, Peter Van Hoesen and Truss return to the hive of Lucy’s album taking the most experimental and cross-pollinated paths. SA008 acts as a case in point for techno, melding and fusing genre boundaries to reveal new hybrid sounds. SA008 presents a utopian vision that’s puckering at the seams. The artists chose the tracks that they wished to remix and fused their own defined sound identities with that of Stroboscopic Artefacts. In anticipation of Lucy’s debut album this is a delicious foretaste of what’s to come and a cryptic insight into four of techno’s leading minds.

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Lucy – Beelines For Working Bees [SA008]