Various – Telex Magick (Marguerita Recordings Mar 0099 – 2013)
High rating alert. Inspired by the analog era when telexes dominated the telecommunications, a group of international comandantes from Europe and USA has gathered under the banner of Marguerita Recordings for a full-fledged electro compilation.
The duo called Middle Men gets the party started with rocking 808 in “Another Think Coming”, followed by Gosub’s sexy “I Know You Know”, which lands between Dopplereffekt futurism and Model 500 brilliant Detroit pads. After the choral intro Rude 66 turns “The Anvil” to a break dance joint while Boris Divider and MANASYt convert the sound bytes into thermal energy.
On the B-side Kronos Device haunts with dark textures without giving up the hope for light and the label runner Cosmic Force combines acid washes with intense vocoder passages. After Edo 8’s electrotech follies, rookie producer Alonzo revisits Planet Rock and Soundchasers conclude with a tribute to Push Buttons. A value pack of ghetto beats.