Report: Svreca, Samuli Kemppi and Juho Kusti in Nokia Factory

One might say: Techno, oh yes, we know all about that but in fact it’s constantly re-inventing itself. Another proof was given when Svreca, the head of Madrid label Semantica, dropped DJ set at the Deep Space Helsinki (DSH) party along with DSH residents Samuli Kemppi and Juho Kusti.DSH is a label, radio show and event organizer run by purveyors of the techno culture in Finland who summoned the scene to the Nokia Factory at Kallio District in the Finnish capital.High-end sound system and cozy venue with two bars and Heineken costing €5.50 led DSH heads to a vibrating night.When […]

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V. Hold – Antagions (Further Records ‎FUR 068 – 2012)

Behold, it’s V. Hold from Philadelphia, one half of the experimental techno duo Metasplice, about to launch their second release “Churn / Decant” on Morphine Records.But honorable Mr V. Hold has decided not to limit his range of action to unconventional sound processing for Morphine and addresses the cassette and digital nation with the solo debut on Seattle’s ever-surprising Further Records.After checking the bass system in improvisational “Sub-railing”, takeoff is completed in “Oxygen Loan”, built on a limping beat for industrial witch dance experiencing deliberate glitches closer to the end. “V-Hold”, a modulated sick drone, is followed by über-intense “Lfoilburn” […]

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Skirt – Tumulto (with Yuji Kondo, Shifted remixes) (SEMANTICA 27 – 2013)

Bethany DeMoss aka Skirt is becoming a frequent visitor on Semantica if we only recall her collaboration with Svreca and one-sided vinyl featuring the first part of Shifted’s remix of the riot-sounding theme “Tumulto”, of which the Madrid label now prepares three additional tracks.For the start it’s Skirt herself underscoring her expert touch for beatless sounds, to a certain extent known from the Horizontal Ground releases. Now she unveils the original “Tumulto” with a long stretch of orchestral drone moving over the icy tundra with Arctic winds biting like a razor blade, taking us gradually to the dark ambient territories.The uproar episode with […]

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The 15 Dead Minutes – Scheming Things (Trensmat TR035 – 2013)

Release date is April 2013 Contrary to the assumption that Trensmat is a tribute to Derrick May’s cult label, the Dublin imprint shows rougher face of the electronic music with the debut EP by The 15 Dead Minutes. Scheduled for February 2013, the four-track vinyl with two digital extras is a stimulating shot for the sleepless of the night.The act from the UK fires up the floor with squelching 808 and sturdy bass lines in „The Runway” for a cyborg version of acid house. More juice is squeezed out in “Children of the 303” where the good old silver box […]

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