Vin Sol – Off The Chain (Clone Jack For Daze ‎C#JFD23 – 2015)

In recent times, a number of Chicago reissues is popping up, to quench the thirst for classic house releases. However, a new life of the oldies by Trax, DJ International, Chicago Underground, etc. does not mean that ghetto and jack are sending only messages from the retirement. Clone sublabel Jack For Daze is in the front row of Chicago-inspired music, combining the Windy City’s nostalgic flair with the new production energy. JFD’s recent “Off The Chain” comes from Vin Sol, a Californian export to the world located in sunny San Francisco, where he runs Soo Wavey Records with another artist Matrixxman and has previous label experience with UTTU. A Dance […]

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DJ Deep & Roman Poncet Present Adventice – Extraction (Tresor.274 – 2015)

No kidding, techno institution Tresor goes post-Harthouse when two French producers, DJ Deep and Roman Poncet, are pacing the night with swirling trance-induced cuts in “Extraction”. It is a different and stimulating release in current techno landscape, although during first listen I felt a little puzzled how to take it. Having started with spectacular air show “Extracapsular Extraction”, the highlight arrives with intrepid arpeggios and steaming bass stabs in “Data Retrieval”, a reanimation session for the goa generation. The B-side is filled with seven minutes of intense pulses in “Extraction Force”, for broadcasting in Elon Musk’s Hyperloop. DJ Deep has been active for over 20 years […]

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Terminal 313 Mix: Promos & Classics Vol. 3 (March 2015)

This is another edition of the “Promos & Classics” series. While most of the tracks used in this mix are new and belong to those that have caught my attention recently, it features also 1990ies material. Please meet Steve Stoll’s and Damon Wild’s project Voyager 8, Detroit’s Scan 7, Oliver Lieb’s Solieb project, ACV’s Riccardo Rocchi and for the end, a real timeless classic, UR‘s “The Final Frontier”.   Tracklist with buy links: Louis Guilliaume – Careless (Ruff Draft) DSCRD – Apparition Hill (Stroboscopic Artefacts) Synthek & Audiolouis – Unwise (Polar Inertia Remix) (Natch Records) Senyawa – Di Kala Suda (Charles Cohen Remix) (Morphine Records) Mr […]

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Stave – After The Social EP (Repitch Recordings RPTCH05 – 2015)

For me, Stave begins with the EP “Trust” on the Irish Trensmat, which now has sadly entered cold storage, as the label put it. The tracks were scripted in harsh machine language, including an outstanding remix by Israel Vines. It was in 2013, but Jonathan Krohn, a Chicago electronics artist behind Stave, was not a newcomer as his previous musical experience included experimental project Male with guitarist Benjamin Mjolsness, a band many people might not have heard about. More familiar are the doings of Talker, Krohn’s notorious noise and drone venture with Karl Meier, that has been twice hosted by Downwards. Considering Trensmat’s […]

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DJ Overdose – Master Control (Viewlexx V-026 – 2015)

For Viewlexx, a trusted offshoot of I-F’s empire, 2015 marks the 20th year in the business. The journey that once began with “Portrait Of A Dead Girl 1”, continues with DJ Overdose’s “Master Control”, a new EP by the master of robust electro funk. However, the opener deviates from the familiar line, when catchy italo hommage “Timewave Zero” sounds like DJ Overdose hanging out with Bordello A Parigi fellows. After negotiating some curves in the autostrada, “Errorless Computer” is hooked on the 1980ies in slick West Coast boogie for the Hollywood Wives pool party. Heavier blows emerge in darkish “Blacklight” and the title track “Master Control” has the honour to represent the Dutch hallmark […]

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Tripeo – Anipintiros Reworks Part I & II (Tripeo TRILPRMX1 / TRILPRMX2 -2015)

In 2014, Dutch techno artist Darko Esser completed the album “Anipintiros”, the first under Tripeo alias, and now six producers have remixed a number of tracks. Artist lineup of the two-part release is impressive and the material would be good for club use. But in my view, above the others are two reworks of “Anipintiros #7” and, unfortunately, they do not share the same piece of vinyl. Blawan is off the leash, when Yorkshire noisemaker shakes the place with a grinding, throbbing version and acid bits. My other pick, Mike Parker’s trim of the acid-soaked original, complies with the minimalist scrub of the Buffalo man and keeps the heat on. Of the […]

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