Terminal 313 Mix: Winter Gymnastics (December 2014)

Tracklist: Social Interiors – Lucas Heights (Extreme) Man In Maardu – Euromant (Trash Can Dance) Ilpo Numminen – Osa 1 (Vuosi) Aïsha Devi – Throat Dub (Tool) (Danse Noire) Septic Shock – Adult Vainio / Väisänen / Vega – Sick Sick USA (Blast First) Nukubus – Skylark (Louis Guilliaume’s New Tomorrow Mix) (Vonk) Shitcluster – Beyond A Joke/A2 (Bunker) Ancient Methods – First Method/B1 (Ancient Methods) Kareem – Just When You Thought It Was Over (Perc Trax) The Devil & The Universe – Calling Of The Shades (aufnahme + wiedergabe) Headless Horseman – Legend (Headless Horseman) Qoso – Laphroaig (In […]

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DJ Roach – Nuestro Futuro (Nuestro Futuro NF-01 – 2013)

‘This is our future’, told DJ Roach to the world when launched Nuestro Futuro, a new Detroit label distributed by Submerge. The debut turned out a good one and now, before the label’s next release, it is time for a late but vital addendum to the year 2013. The EP cannot have any better start than “My Riot”, a simple but efficient motorway take on UR’s harsh techno funk. Carelessly swinging “Yo No Se”, where filtered vocal sample is bitten by techno’s teeth, suggests to join a ‘muy caliente’ block party. Other tracks, “Festivas” and “Tec-Troit”, are more restrained but keep the percussive edge without any annoying droning. That all means […]

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Ilpo Numminen – Vuosi 1​/​12 (VUOSI – 2014)

Thirty-year old Ilpo Numminen is a teacher in Finland who plays modular synth and repairs his rubber boots with bicycle tire patches. His fashion preferences consist of dad’s old coat from the 1990s, sweatshirt from Numminen’s elementary school years and glasses found in a second-hand store. The vintage look is an attempt for conscious understatement, which cannot be said about the Finn’s music and the inaugural release of VUOSI (‘year’ in Finnish) series. It is a project of four sound artists, Ilpo Numminen, J. Koho, Olli Aarni, Tuukka Salonen, who have decided to produce twelve tape releases during a year. A true vintage man, Numminen opened the series in […]

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DJ Spider & Marshallito – Contest For Supremacy (The Trilogy Tapes TTT029 – 2014)

Everybody hopes that ‘nuclear winter’ is just doomsday fiction actually not going to happen whereas a piece of vinyl titled “Nuclear Winter” is a stimulating undertaking, executed by NYC producers DJ Spider and Marshallito for the London-based The Trilogy Tapes. In the first instance, DJ Spider equals shuffled techno stompers with a pinch of funk, mostly appearing on his own label Plan B Records. His pal Marshallito’s home is fittingly named subBASS Sound System, a label that has seen three collabs of the two producers. After “Deadly Structures”, the current EP is DJ Spider’s and Marshallito’s second joint effort on Will Bankhead’s label and one can expect seismic beats when the two enter […]

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AD \\ HH \\ SS \\ DC ‎– Dead Hush (Brothers BROS006 – 2014)

AD, HH, SS, DC – this is a cryptic way how the Brothers label describes the artist lineup, which stands for well-known producers from techno’s noisy side. The story is built around Manchester duo AnD who have teamed up with three remarkable players for the label’s sixth release. “Dead Hush” is AnD (AD) track with Headless Horseman (HH), built on morose compressor beats as suspected. At the four-minute mark the whispers of black-lipped fairies start a fadeout process before the bass throb reclaims the spotlight. Sunil Sharpe’s (SS) “Security Breach” is an acid-contaminated tinny pounder, followed by winding and scrubbing  “Sonic Erosion” that reflects techno’s attractive ugliness […]

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Jonas Kopp – Beyond The Hypnosis (Tresor TRESOR273LP – 2014)

Let us start with the obvious: Techno history is unthinkable without Tresor, the club and the label, and both are more than two decades after the inception still up and running. Sometimes the label looks like a heritage preservation society, if to think about Drexciya and Transllusion reruns that always generate worldwide acclaim. However, Tresor has not neglected the label’s initial task to try the pulse of techno community and after adding this year Marcelus and Zenker Brothers to the roster, now Jonas Kopp has dropped his debut album and accompanying EP on the Berlin label. Producing and DJing since he was 19 years old, Kopp could be […]

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Relax: There is life after Loefah / BH 0.5

This week it was Loefah all over the place when the UK dubstepper’s long-lost „Midnight / Woman“ got finally a limited-edition release on Berceuse Heroique (BH). It took the blink of an eye the twelve to evaporate from the stocks of selected retailers – Honest Jon’s and Idle Hands. The public outrage was immense and self-justice against the label was in the air. On top of that, a new dude hiding behind the Discogs username ’tyler00o’ offered that slab of vinyl for a 39-digit pound price. By the way, it is not listed anymore which adds more fuel to conspiracy and […]

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DUST OFF: DJ Boris – Black Damien (Relief Records RR733 – 1995)

It was the autumn of 1995 when I spent my two-month vinyl budget on “The Future Sound Of Chicago“, a triple pack documenting the resurgence of harder side Chicago, spearheaded by Green Velvet, Gemini and others. Previously guided by DJ Jokke’s (FI) thematic mini mix, I was very convinced the new raw sound from Chicago is the event of the year. “The Future Sound Of Chicago” itself deserves a closer look but I would like to focus on the artist behind the weirdest track on the comp. It was DJ Boris aka Jerome Baker, a Chicago native, whose bone-dry funk […]

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Hot Guts – Wilds (Avant! Records AV!032 – 2014)

It was the debut EP of Phase Fatale that made me aware of the Italian outlet Avant! Records and now its time to turn the eyes to another production of the US origin. After picking the opening track “All Suns” for my recent “Promos & Classics” mix, a listen to the entire album of the Philadelphia based post-industrial group Hot Guts looked as a good idea. Except for synth interlude “Gold Silent”, the album is about real electronic songs, performed by Wes Russell with backing vocals of Shari Wallin who does also synth and drum machines. They clearly cherish the past and feel inspired by earlier […]

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Paula Temple – Deathvox (R&S Records RS1412 – 2014)

Rejuvenated R&S Records continues with the second EP by Paula Temple who is still a rather new face despite of being a producer for more than a decade. Last year’s “Colonize”, featuring a Perc remix, pushed Temple into the awareness of the techno community and the new EP indicates she may become the label’s regular along the artists like Lone, Paul White or Tessela. In Temple’s recent outing the winner is the title cut “Deathvox”, a screaming Grim Reaper track marked by violent percussion. Spooky vocal effects that may come from a distressed Tuvan throat singer remind of “Throat Dub”, recently out by another techno lady Aisha Devi. “Monstro” […]

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