Drvg Cvltvre With Chris Moss Acid – American Psychosis (Part One) (Shipwrec SHIP0231 – 2014)

Legit koala acid on Dutch label Shipwrec with two slow-moving tracks conceived by Drvg Cvltvre. Thus compared to his Ra-X days of fast and furious acid techno, Drvg Cvltvre’s Vincent Koreman walks at the other end of BPM spectrum. The first track “Acid Flash” co-features the skills of the UK producer Chris Moss and pours not surprisingly excessive 303 all over the place. But the real treat is on the flip: The knight of doomdisco keeps repeating “I’ll Wear Your Face On a Chain” in a heavily percussive piece with wicked acid programming. Buy vinyl from JunoBuy vinyl from Clone

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Dino Sabatini & Edit Select – Mnenosyne (Outis Music Outis005 – 2014)

Release date is in May 2014 Glaswegian artist Anthony Scott MacKinnon, known in the scene as Edit Select, is Dino Sabatini’s new production associate for Outis Music and for the Italian’s collaboration series dedicated to Greek mythology. In the heels of “Journey Back To Ithaca”, excellent dark-tainted functional electronics with Donato Dozzy, three-track “Mnemosyne” will be a regular in many DJ booths. Whereas hacked tribesman rhythm of “Terpsichore” reminds strongly of the previous Outis release while “Euterpe” gets a powerful 4/4 boost, appealing to the floors under domination of hyperactive smoke machines. After astronomical first tones, the B-side’s “Urania” continues with the […]

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Paul Birken – Acid Youth Of Malibu Remixes (Earwiggle ‎EAR 006 – 2014)

Paul Birken’s sledgehammer track “Acid Youth Of Malibu” from a collab EP with Freddie Fresh belonged to the very top of 2012 floor destroyers and has been virtually begging for remixes since then. Now the prayers have been heard and four explosive reworks by the insiders of tech-banger faction are out of Dublin imprint Earwiggle. Blawan kicks it off with a properly whipping techno tool, largely stripped of the initial bass line and boasting the fastest pace of the lot. Dutchman Bas Mooy is the champion here when gives a rougher twist to Birken’s lunatic acid line, exposed to an […]

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Roebin de Freitas – Doubt (Ante-Rasa RASA01 – 2014)

In “Doubt” the Belgian producer Roebin de Freitas invites to factory sightseeing. Whereas the title track has some doubts about the direction to take when the beats are limping to the abstract side of post-dubstep. Entirely different mood prevails when Irish duo Lakker serves a 105 BPM remix: Calling it a sluggish slam is pure understatement because of irresistible dark groove with floor-detonating effect.On the B-side de Freitas exhibits purist techno side with simple but vigorous “Twitch”, followed by the Stanislav Tolkachev’s rework of the track where the Ukrainian stays true to his intense and fidgety programming. The 180gr wax […]

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Klankman – Klankman (Bunker Records ‎4002 – 2014)

A new vessel docked to pier of The Hague’s notorious Bunker. It’s steered by fearless Klankman, in real life known as the local fellow Maarten Epskamp. Contrary to the expectations, the opener “Losing Control” is not a DBX rip-off but a pacemaker for hardened acid house homies, built on muddled Dutch vocals and captivating bass line. “Dangerous Night” boasts a considerably higher sulfur content for hazardous moments in moonless nights. On the B-side, “Love Hurts” is a pain-filled exercise with massive drum work and Shitcluster-like moaning while “Insomnia” moves in even weirder spheres that could be called freaky ambient house. […]

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Lucindo – Human Invasion (3TH Records 3TH004 – 2014)

Release date is in April 2014 Having debuted in the first release of Berlin-based 3TH Records, the label’s co-founder Lucindo returns with a fierce four-tracker. The artist might have adopted the one-time moniker Lucifer for “Human Invasion”as the EP is launched with gaseous fireballs like “Act 83” and “Act 86”, both corrosive and distorted cuts driven by psychotic bass.After looking into predator eyes of “Act 100”, a bit of easing is promised in “Act 63” – a secret weapon with traces of rave classics and Aphex chords. For fans of 3TH’s big brother Repitch.Buy vinyl from JunoBuy vinyl from Clone

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Terminal 313 Podcast – April 2014

The tracklist with buy links (not all of them available as of 11 April):Architectural – Cold Wet Grass (Architectural Records)*Juho Kahilainen – Xemx (M_Rec Ltd Grey Series)Klankman – Love Hurts (Bunker)Iron Curtis – Spirals (Polytone Recordings)John Osborn & Tallmen785 – Deskjam (Tom Dicicco Remix) (Run Out Run)*Terrence Dixon – The Fall Guy Pt2 (Still Music)Ricardo Donoso – Diagonal Environment (Recondite Remix) (Digitalis)PVS – Black Paranoid 7 (Key Vinyl)*RVDE – Kuglar (Somewhere Recordings)*Adriana Lopez – Permanent Condition (Semantica)Jose Pouj – Stealth (Jonas Kopp Remix) (Injected Poison Records)Damaskin – Kaona II (Concrete Records)*Kangding Ray – Amber Decay (Raster-Noton)Qoso – Jura (In Paradisum)Device […]

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Various – Nonnative 06 (Semantica NNN06 – 2014)

Sweden, Colombia, Ukraine and USA – this is the background of artists featured in the sixth part of Semantica’s Nonnative series. Pär Grindvik, the Berlin-based founder of Stockholm LTD and a trusted source for rolling techno tracks, leads in with oxygenous bells-and-bass cut “Mould, Damp, Love”. Adriana Lopez, a producer from Bogota and now residing in Barcelona, possesses the talent for, daring to say that, funky techno and her pumping contribution “Permanent Condition” speaks for itself.“Paradigm” by Kiev’s Etapp Kyle is neat but usual club track before closer attention is required again. Israel Vines has chosen thinner textures than in recent […]

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Device Control – The Age Of Disinformation (Device Control Recordings DCR01 – 2014)

It’s a new label it’s a new dawn. Colin Bain, the artist behind Device Control, hails from Glasgow and launches the self-titled imprint with a sharp-cut EP. At closer listening “The Age Of Disinformation” sporadically sounds like a tribute to Neil Landstrumm’s similarly titled “Understanding Disinformation” from 1996, if only to think about “The Glasvegas Experience”. The opener is a standout techno track: “Business Separation” reflects volcanic emotions of proxy fights in a melting pot of raw bass and crushing loops. Punchy drums of the original “You And Others” make a bold reference to The Infiltrator’s “The Extraction” while Galaxian, electro-obsessed fellow […]

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Ø [Mika Vainio] – Konstellaatio (Sähkö Recordings SÄHKÖ-28 – 2014)

The artwork of “Konstellaatio” gives a clue to the foundations of Mika Vainio’s new album as Ø. It’s about summers in the Nordic countryside, grandma’s mythological tales from the memorable days between self-indulgence, when kids went picking wild strawberries under the burning sun, and suspense, when they were spying at a haunted house in the woods.Considering Vainio’s recent work, “Konstellaatio” is unsurprisingly of very different breed than Ø’s debut album “Metri” from 1994 or early EPs, which were in line with Sähkö’s rhythmic sci-fi fare of that time. Twenty years later Vainio comes with a constellation of life experiences, offering an inward-looking mix […]

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