Oscar Mulero – Pattern Series Compilation [WUPSD1]

It’s time to celebrate, nothing less than 50 releases spreaded along 17 years of existence. For this very reason we have planned an awesome remixes pack, splitted in two EP’s based in the limited clear vinyl Pattern Series originals and with an amazing digital release including all original cuts of the series not available digitally until now. If you weren’t lucky enough to get the translucent limited vinyl pattern series, now you have the chance of having them in your digital crate via the online version of the release.

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Oscar Mulero – Pattern Series Compilation [WUPSD1]

Oscar Mulero – Grey Fades To Green – Disc 2 [WU026LPDISC2]

‘Grey Fades To Green’ is the first album Oscar Mulero has released under his own name, after two acclaimed LPs under the moniker Trolley Route. This is the second part of the album. ‘Road To Pleasure’ is in the same vein. Out of this world drum programming, scientific labours on the synths and again a complex and mutant arrangement for this floor filler. ’46 (re-work)’ and ‘Repeater’ are the soundtrack to a post Blade Runner futuristic city, where everything is hidden under the acid fumes and the sunlight has never been seen. The sound of asteroids falling on a deserted city. Pure techno from outer space.

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Oscar Mulero – Grey Fades To Green – Disc 2 [WU026LPDISC2]

Alderaan – Retina EP [WU049]

The argentinian Alderaan makes his debut on Warm-Up Recordings. He offers three slices of modern techno, heavy percussive based but whit a lot of intelligent elements inside. Oscar Mulero remixes one track, getting rid of the textures and focusing in rhythm and repetition in a minimalistic remake.

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Alderaan – Retina EP [WU049]

Jeroen Search – Presentism EP [WU048]

Jeroen Search, delivered four cuts of sci-fi techno for Spanish label Warm-Up Recordings. Starting with the direct “Frontal Lobe”, which boasts alien pulses, crispy hi hats and rides, and white noise galore. “Presentism” takes us paradoxically to the future: its synth bleeps, 909 classic beats and a lot of delay make it the perfect mixing tool. “Time Loop” is a journey into robotic landscapes, with a high pitched sequence, the usual Roland drum artillery and the funkiness and rawness of the early Chicago days. Rounding off the release, “Inward Force” paces down the beat, adds dreamy frequencies, resonant bubbles and an enormous tom on a spacey and floaty vibe.

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Jeroen Search – Presentism EP [WU048]

Sleeparchive – Windows EP [WU041]

Window 057′ is an arpeggiated tool made of a crazy synth sequence, shuffled hats and subtle kick drums in a constantly moving structure.’Window 092′ starts with a massive bass drum accompanied by synthetic bleeps and noises that soon are joined by repetitive sequences carrying the flow. Oscar Mulero’s remix for ‘Window 057’ is a cleaner approach to the original, less shuffled on the rhythms but with a lot more movement on the arpeggiated synth lines. The ‘Window 092’ remake slows down the pressure on behalf of a more liquid approach on the drums, and is more reverberated and deep. Oscar adds more percussive elements and puts the bleeps away using the main sequence as the centre of the arrangement.

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Sleeparchive – Windows EP [WU041]

Svreca – Övergång EP [WU036]

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Spanish DJ and producer, Svreca has been travel ling around the world for a while and his label Semántica has earned its place amongst the best cult labels. This release comes in two versions: a four-track EP and a six-track digital release with two bonus edits by Oscar Mulero.

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Svreca – Övergång EP [WU036]

Go Hiyama – Discreet Marble [WU032]

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The Japanese lord of darkness comes back home with this brand new release. This time he delivers three original tracks, plus two Oscar Mulero remixes;  five tracks of the purest techno around: incisive, cyclical and futuristic. On the A side, “Dull acuity” is a power-fuelled track with repetitive synth sequences, massive kick drums and shuffled 909 hi hats. Subtle micro drones fly over the beat, constantly evolving and changing. “Common Blank” starts with broken rhythms till the metallic percussions come in. A high-pitched pad sound adds tension to the arrangement, as do various digital noises. On the B side, OM reworks “Common Blank”. He uses fatter kicks, but preserves the broken rhythms, and the same opaque and grey sounds you can hear on his latest album, Black Propaganda. “First refusal” slows down the speed a lot, introducing organic Koto sounds, and guitar-like sequences. Dreamy atmospheres add melancholy to the overall feeling, creating a great intelligent techno track with an industrial gothic flavour.

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Go Hiyama – Discreet Marble [WU032]

Hipodrome’s 2012 Review (Part III)

Finally we are at the last part of the 2012 review. In the first part of our review, the preferences of our followers are shown, according to the number of click and stars. Top 3 albums of the years, top 3 EPs, compilations and mixes loved by our followers can be seen here.

In the second part, I presented some of my favorite events and performances from last year. For more details go here.

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Oscar Mulero ‎– Black Propaganda [WU031]

Warm Up Recordings presents Oscar Mulero’s new album: Black Propaganda. Nine new tracks that reflect a new twist in his sound, going deep into dark territories; a black and white approach to dance electronics, where shades and echoes and drones are mixed with obscure rhythm treatments that go from slow tempos to more uplifting beats. Sonically speaking, his sound has become simpler, with less elements but better sound design. Less is more. All tracks have a common feeling, like a soundtrack for a sad European landscape: mental, industrial, repetitive and definitely non-melodic.

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Oscar Mulero ‎– Black Propaganda [WU031]