VA – TRUST XX – Silver Future [TRUST-XX]

Charity compilation from the Viennese electro label TRUST. All proceeds will support ZARA – Zivilcourage und Anti-Rassismus-Arbeit – zara.or.at
Tracks from Alex Cortex, Biepang, Clatterbox, DJ Glow, Epy, Kamikaze Space Programme, Lok44, M_Step, Microthol, ph03, Second Storey, Stingray313, The Exaltics, Urban Tribe, Versalife , VC-118A and /DL/MS/.

VA – TRUST XX – Silver Future [TRUST-XX]

Lok44 – 44problems [TRUST038]

Four tracks of jacking outsider electro have escaped Lok44’s petri dish and make up ’44problems’, the artist’s fourth EP for TRUST. Known for his inventive style ever since his sought-after 2003 debut ‘Ghetto Of The Mind’, Lok44 continues to defy conventions – from infectiously twitching opener ‘Spandex’, across acid-tinged electric funk bangers ‘Volta’ and ‘Dexta’, to the contemplative bass manoeuvres of ‘She’s In’.

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Lok44 – 44problems [TRUST038]

Microthol – Transmissions [TRUST035]

2019 marks the return of Austrian electro duo Microthol with the project’s first EP in 8 years. ‘Transmissions’ is the culmination of years of sonic research. From techno-esque opener ‘Hostile Invasion’ to ‘Transmission 0604’s soundtrack of a burning space ship spiralling out of control – ‘Transmissions’ is much the sonic equivalent of a wormhole linking the aural orbits of Ultradyne and Autechre.

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Microthol – Transmissions [TRUST035]

/DL/MS/ – Exit Ghost [TRUST031]

Deep space techno electro on TRUST celebrating the label’s year XX. /DL/MS/ is the viennese duo behind recent Frustrated Funk outing, ‘Omakuda’, last year’s TRUST29, ‘Rogue Intent’, as well as one of the most-played electro tracks of 2017 – their remix of Second Storey’s ‘Attack Of The Modlings’. ‘Exit Ghosts’ takes the /DL/MS/ sound far into haunted new orbits, trading some of its earthy rumble for more ethereal emanations. stark and sombre bass signals return, but find themselves enveloped in delicately threaded string anomalies, copious amounts of melodic ectoplasm, and spirit-like liquid funk dilutions.

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/DL/MS/ – Exit Ghost [TRUST031]

/DL/MS/ – Rogue Intent [TRUST029]

Lok44 and Dibek are /DL/MS/, dropping a malicious four-tracker as their joint TRUST debut. The haze hangs heavy as /DL/MS/ leave straight techno by the wayside, drilling deep underground into unexplored acid break deposits. ‘Rogue Intent’ shakes tectonic plates, colliding grinding breaks with fierce analogue instrumentation, and the fumes oozing from their boreholes are likely to set your head spinning.

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/DL/MS/ – Rogue Intent [TRUST029]

M_Step – Cold Dust [TRUST028]

M_Step’s roots go back to the heyday of Vienna’s Cheap Records, and the echoes of that label’s seminal style can still be heard on his TRUST debut: Stone-cold electro funk meets the kind of low-slung basslines and laid-back jazz chords that the Viennese producer, DJ, and (double) bassist contributed to classic releases of 550 Rondy, Pulsinger & Tunakan, Sluts ‘n’ Strings & 909, and even Kruder & Dorfmeister remixing Madonna. Fourth release in the ‘Covert Systems’ series.

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M_Step – Cold Dust [TRUST028]

Versalife – Self-Replication [TRUST027]

Best known to the techno world as Conforce, Boris Bunnik’s sprawling body of work reaches far beyond his acclaimed techno productions. Recording under names as Silent Harbour, Hexagon, Vernon Felicity, and Versalife he has contributed sublime releases to the genres of ambient, electronic dub, acid house, and electro over the years. It is his Versalife project that now receives its first outing on DJ Glow’s long-running TRUST imprint, and if any further proof is needed that Bunnik is a master of the resurging electro genre, this should easily win over any doubters. ‘Self-Replication’ starts out with a nod to the aquatic innovators of the genre on ‘Raptures of the Deep’, but quickly leaves their many imitators behind in its wake, effortlessly contrasting subtle textures with clanging beats, spiraling arpeggios with grumbling basslines. Bunnik’s sonic boldness peaks on ‘Gentrification’, a sprawling 7-minute journey through jittery rhythms, bottomless echoes, and foreboding harmonies, before ‘Pathogen’ closes the EP almost with a touch of pop, combining a Boards of Canada-style bassline with FM chimes that hark back to the golden days of synth music.

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Versalife – Self-Replication [TRUST027]

Lok44 – Bous [TRUST025]

Lost spaceship Lok44 returns to its home planet, and it has been mightily upgraded with alien bass technology since dropping ‘Ghetto of the Mind’ and ‘Derailed’ on TRUST over 10 years ago. ‘Bous’ is a vigorous comeback, touching on lean and mean electro funk, broken house, and hypnotic outer-orbit bleeps across its four tracks. Lucky owners of ‘Bous’s two highly sought-after precursors will recognise common stylistic threads spanning the decades, but just as before, Lok44 prefers to veer off on tangents, sketchily exploring unknown bass music quadrants. Second release in the ‘Covert Systems’ series, limited quantity.

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Lok44 – Bous [TRUST025]

VA – Trust XV-II [TRUSTXVII]

Trust’s anniversary series continues with its second of three chapters: Six far-fiction electro tracks by DJ Stingray, Dez Williams, Scape One, DJ Glow, Microthol, and Biepang continue the story of a human mining operation on 61 Cygnus e, a remote planet orbiting Bessel’s star.

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VA – Trust XV-II [TRUSTXVII]

The Exaltics – Muted World [TRUST023]

Germany’s #1 electro project The Exaltics joins TRUST for a special EP: ‘Muted World’ shows the project at its most original, pairing subaquatic electro and electronica with acid touches and epic synths. Bristol hotshot Kamikaze Space Programme (DecaRhythm) supplies a sharp and hard hitting, AFX-inspired rework.

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The Exaltics – Muted World [TRUST023]

VC-118A – Information System [TRUST022]

Cover art - VC-118A: Information System

Samuel van Dijk (Mohlao, Multicast Dynamics) introduces his new project VC-118A on Trust. Four tracks of sparse and spacious, yet intricately textured techno and electro that are both a departure and a continuation of his acclaimed and much sought after productions for Meanwhile and Field Records, as well as his recent collaboration album with Delta Funktionen as Inward Content.

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VC-118A – Information System [TRUST022]

Clatterbox – Semi-automatic [TRUST021]

UK breakbeat legend Clatterbox returns to TRUST with two killer hard-hitting electro tracks. The remixes are a real treat as well, coming from the elusive Creepy Autograph with a 6min electro-step-tech monster and Pomelo Records main man, Dan Lodig, recording under his Lok44 guise.

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Clatterbox – Semi-automatic [TRUST021]

Scram – Scram01 [SCRAM001]

New release from the Trust orbit: SCRAM01 combines cold futurism with a pulp sci-fi mood, cool Berlin dub techno flavours with melodramatic Detroit strings. Side A is a pounding acid trance epic by Vienna’s Patrick Pulsinger, side B has the slightly more melodic original plus bonus beats.

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Scram – Scram01 [SCRAM001]

Stingray313 – Misinformation Campaign [TRUST020]

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‘Misinformation Campaign’ is Sherard Ingram’s third EP for TRUST. Sherard Ingram contrasts his lightning-fast electro-inspired rhythms with lush synth melodies and glistening arpeggios, on occasion more menacing and dystopian moods gain the upper hand.

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Stingray313 – Misinformation Campaign [TRUST020]