Various – Untitled.2 (REPITCH 000.2 – 2013)

Release date is in July 2013 Repitch triumvirate consisting of D. Carbone, Ascion and Shapednoise – all hailing from Southern Italy and now on a techno mission in Berlin – continue the “000” series with three saw-toothed industrial-flavored works inspired by distressing utopias, causing either a slow kill or a slow orgasm, whichever you prefer.All tracks are called “Untitled.2” and for the start D. Carbone drops a grim and teasing symphony about convulsing synths and dashing hi-hats colliding with furiously half-stepping bass. Next up is Ascion who keeps the dark atmosphere when bombing with reverberated acidic elements and mystery chorus. […]

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Ancient Methods – Seventh Seal (Ancient Methods AM 07 – 2013)

The Bible story tells that Jericho fell on the seventh day after seven priests had blown their seven trumpets. The industrial techno engineer Trias, now a sole operator behind Ancient Methods, proclaims time has come for the “Seventh Seal”, which might carry some underlying symbolical meaning. For the time being, the further agenda of Medieval-minded yet prophetic sonic warrior is unknown but the seventh installment of Ancient Methods series is again dark as night, encompassing sounds difficult to match. It belongs to the set of records I have decided to buy without any pre-listening and, as expected, no regrets on […]

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Various – V/A EP (Newrhythmic LTD NR013 – 2013)

Spain’s Newrhythmic Records presents a quadruple mission with joint forces from Helsinki, Berlin, Kyiv, and León, the label’s home city. Coming from the soul of a sci-fi romancer, Samuli Kemppi’s bold mechanical workout “Plasma Disco” hits the spot here while sizzling “Rota” by long-time Tresor resident Pacou is served with tech house elements. Ukrainian duo Woo York and label boss José Ángel Palacios Robles aka Joton launch the “Rocket” that flies in a straight and steady trajectory before Joton’s solo effort is “In The Mood” for an easy-going floor fare. <a href=”http://newrhythmic-records.bandcamp.com/album/plasma-disco”>Plasma Disco by SAMULI KEMPPI PACOU WOO YORK . . .</a> […]

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Dino Sabatini meets Donato Dozzy – Journey Back To Ithaca (Outis Music Outis004 – 2013)

Release date is in July 2013 Travels in mythology continue on Dino Sabatini’s Outis when the label’s frontman teams up with fellow Italian Donato Dozzy for two trippy tracks inspired by the epic paths of Odysseus. In a convincing manner the sails are set for a home journey back to Ithaca.One might hear cyclopes hooting from distance when “Telemacus” follows up Sabatini’s recent shamanic paths combined with Dozzy’s rigid percussion programming. Jolty drum loops would fit to the Blackest Ever Black plate while another serving suggestion is “The Point”, a 1997 track by Surgeon & Vice. On the flip, like […]

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Oscar Mulero – Transversal EP (Modularz MOD11 – 2013)

Oscar Mulero has landed on Developer’s Modularz imprint and the informed know what to expect. The four-tracker of straight techno tools starts in ruthless manner with “Rotula” by the Spanish producer himself, to proclaim a state of emergency on the floors with pounding kicks and metallic pads. Truncate keeps the tempo of the original while extra dubs are thrown to the game by Mulero in “Transversal”. For the end Sleeparchive’s version of the title track is positioned between his trademark minimalist loops and rougher percussive edge. Buy vinyl from Juno

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Tin Man – Underdog EP Pt.1 (Pomelo Records POM33 – 2013)

Intelligent acid is often seen as Tin Man’s signature sound but his output does not always have floor grading and touches experimental spheres (for example “Vienna Blue LP”). However not in the case of sonic statement “Underdog EP Pt. 1” on the Austrian imprint Pomelo, where he has prepared a floor-friendly two-tracker with house elements.Symbolically titled “U.R.” opens with acid house showers before Detroit’s early techno chords emerge to keep the track running for about 13 minutes. Whereas field testing confirmed “U.R.’s” excellent DJ set potential. “Stay Down” is built on a lukewarm groove with filtered kicks and soft keys […]

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DJ Deka (terminal313.net) @ Kanala Cafe in Tallinn (June 7, 2013)

Last Friday’s diverse set by DJ Deka played in Kanala Café in Tallinn. The tracklist: Jean Piché – La Mer à l’Aube Panabrite – Index of Gestures Varg – Mount Analogue SEEKERSINTERNATIONAL – TouchRiddim Plant43 – Bioluminiscent Trees Portable – Albatross Model 500 – Ocean To Ocean (Global Mix) Eduardo de la Calle – Quasi Calligraphic Cheap And Deep Productions – Words, Breaths And Pauses Teersom – Tia War Easy Made – A Tin Man – U.R Alva Noto – Uni Acronym (Feat. Anne-James Chaton) Tom Dicicco – Return To Dust Sensurreal – Sideshield Sensurreal – From Subversive Territory NX1 […]

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Tom Dicicco – Under The Aquadrome Pt.1 (Run Out Run RUNOR1001 – 2013)

Release date in in June 2013 Having released before on Traut Muzik, Inner Surface, Semantica and other labels, the UK producer Tom Dicicco launches his own imprint Run Out Run with a four-tracker. Mostly dedicated to the rugged side of British techno he starts with top-end track “Return To Dust” which is exposed to the firm grip of expressive machine language. It’s centered on a metallic riff that makes it a good mix with “Echo Final” by Schalt 42 aka Richard Bartz.“Mist Of 1897” and “Werk” stay close to the rumble on the floor with complex techno textures until the […]

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DJ Deka (terminal313.net) podcast for MRK.EE

This is my first podcast for Mrk.ee, the Estonian organization for techno parties. The mix starts with „Choice“ from Perc’s fabulous album „Wicker & Steel“ and features some other tracks from the archives. However the focus is on new or unreleased material; labels represented are Semantica, M_Rec Ltd, NX1, Keys Of Life, Headless Horseman and many more. Shouts go out to the excellent techno crowd of MÜRK! Tracklist: Perc – Choice Eduardo de la Calle – Quasi Calligraphic Liss C. – Modulation (Truncate Remix) Samuli Kemppi – Extragalactic Stanislav Tolkachev – No Home No Flag Juho Kusti – Twin Oaks […]

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Samuli Kemppi – Parallax Of One Second EP (M_Rec Ltd M_RECLTD17 – 2013)

Release date is in June 2013 Deep Space Helsinki operative Samuli Kemppi feels inspired. In addition to running DSH imprint with Juho Kusti, Kemppi’s recent release schedule has included EPs on Chronicle, Balans, Komisch and now it’s the turn of Milan’s M-Rec_Ltd to host the space explorer from up North.Watching the oscillations on the control unit screen, Kemppi embarks to multi-faceted techno mission with “Extragalactic” that catches the floor essence with modulating synth lines. Particle shower continues in more atmospheric but still strongly bass-centric “Astrometric Precision” which would be a perfect match to Something In The Sky releases.Heavily slamming “More […]

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