Partout begins a new series dedicated to various artists compilations, called Everywhere. The first release features 8 tracks from European artists: BufoBufo, Cedric Dekowski, Corp, Do Or Die, Hüebsch Originators, Le Loup, Saverio Celestri and -=UHU=-.
Second release of the Eastern Europe series by Partout, EP signed by -=UHU=- aka Gatis Pastars from Latvia.
If you can feel a chill in the air it must mean there’s more arcane sorcery being cooked up in the Blind Allies labs. This Latvian label are surely providing some of the strongest strains of pitch-black underground electro from lesser known operators in the machine funk catacombs. On this new various artists 12″, White Mane Horse and Deputy Bender fire off sleek and sinister rhythms while UHU has a little tongue in cheek fun behind the veil of icy whispered vocals and nervy bleeps on “No Body Knows Electro”. Theory Of Noise sound taut and robotic, Olloy keeps things plush but noirish, Rnbws fires off a high-definition sound and Theory Of Noise returns for the simply brilliant “Mission”.
Stunning 6 track VA record with loads of funky and icey Electro from the scandinavian parts of the mind. From listening to the dancefloor feel free to discover the teamwork glued together from Sweden, Iceland, Finland, Germany & France…
After some quiet years Stilleben Records is back. This VA 12″ goes on in exactly the same style as earlier records from Stilleben. A mix between electro and electro disco. Many records are planned and in the making right now for the future to be heard. This 12″ has a nice mix from E.R.P’s more 4/4 and harmonic melodies to more stiff electro-funk from up north.
With a fleshy mix of acid and electro cuts from Sync 24, Privacy, Luke Eargoggle, Etcher and -=UHU=-, Berlin’s longstanding machine-driven music collective, Mechatronica, forcefully unites the classic and new sound on their first record release. A first-ever collaboration between established electro commanders Luke Eargoggle and Sync 24 opens the record in toxic floor buming fashion, followed by a cold and tightly programmed electro journey by -=UHU=-, blending the mechanic and the monotone in a comment on today’s relationship between machine and man.
Madrid’s Fundamental Records not only release a high volume of contemporary electro, but they do so in fine style thanks to their overloaded packs and comprehensive compilations. This time they really done a number on us with this 808 Box release, a jaw-dropping fifty-tracker sealed in a trendy DJ shoulder bag tagged with the most infamous of all drum machines on the planet..! The music comes from all corners, and we see familiar faces laying down some truth on those beats; check the gear by Patronen, CPU, Alex Stark, Luke Eargoggle, Sync24, Tau Sagittarii and UHU.
Germany’s Robotmachine Records steps up with a gorgeous little collection of tracks by some new names in the game and delivers a fine lesson in electro-ridden foul-play. Das Muster’s “Immaterieller Export” is a noisy, Drexciyan blaster with all guns blazing, whereas “Astral Exit” by =UHU= is a spacier, more sci-fi kind of track – a glorious mashup of electro squalls and battleship sonics. Thomas Kress gives us “Fabelhafte Welt Der Anomalie”, another nasty and hard-hitting power-cut, whilst Bruno Binary’s “Binary Control” takes Kraftwerk-style robotics and adds a harder edge to create yet another floor-burner.
Its time for the 20th anniversary Solar One Music release. Monster compilation with 22 Tracks on 2 CD´s beautiful presented in a glossy A4 sized Magazine with interviews, storys and info of the several artists. Featuring names such as Guy Tavares aka Schmerzlabor, The Exaltics, Heinrich Dressel, -=UHU=-, Defekt, Elec Pt.1, Dcast Dynamics, Scape One and many more.