Cylob – Inflatable Hope (Power Vacuum POWVAC012 – 2015)

New Cylob creates some random associations. In 2002, the UK artist was DJing at the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn, offering a blazing set where Cylob’s own version of “What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor?” was a highlight. He shared the night with the Rephlex teammate Ed DMX, whose palmares include the kick drum slaughter “Cerberus” on Power Vacuum. Now it is Cylob’s turn to join Milo Smee’s sulphuric label for the catalogue entry number twelve, after having recently appeared on a mini compilation. For Power Vacuum, Cylob preserves good old braindance rephlexes, for a mixture of rowdy electro and mutated synth pop. The opener “Concrete Corporal” takes a wild ride on […]

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A Thousand Details & Sturqen – Kantes (Reaktivate RKTV002 – 2015)

Reaktivate is a label from the harbour city Porto, Portugal, the majority of its output coming in digital format, for DJs fuelling the techno floor. Of recent outings, it is worth to mention Jönsson Tõll’s wonderfully titled “Mulla Ei Oo Aavistustakaan Mitä Tää Kaikki Paska Suomeksi Tarkoittaa”, a tribute to Finland containing both deeper and storming side of techno. The label has not ignored the vinyl format either, the debut dropping in 2013 with peak-time material by Astronomical Telegram. Pretty different from the previous is RKTV002, featuring local expertise of A Thousand Details, a project of the label co-founder Gustavo Lima, and dusky electronics duo […]

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Mogano – Sycomore EP (Arboretum ARB002 – 2015)

Drøp’s “Vasundhara EP”, the debut release of the Berlin-based Arboretum Records, laid the necessary groundwork for the label’s next outing, appealing four-tracker “Sycomore EP” by Mogano, which was released in April 2015. Mogano is the moniker of the electronic musician and Arboretum co-founder Marco Berardi, whose artist name means ”mahogany” and refers both to ‘the percussive and string infused nature of his music’, as the label says. After Drøp’s rather darkish ambient abstractions, Mogano seeks a more relaxing environment if to judge by the A-side. Meditative opening “Retama” is purified electronic folk in a time-lapse mode, where elegiac strings and horns lend an exotic and even New […]

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Mix: Electro From Coast To Coast (2015)

Tracklist: 1. Malcolm McLaren – Zulu Nation Party 2. Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock 3. The Mechanic – Sweat 4. The World Class Wreckin Cru – Planet 5. Drexciya – Living on the Edge [Instrumental] 6. Kronos Device – See The Light 7. Luke Eargoggle – Protecting The Krown 8. Insect Jazz – Transmission From Istanbul 9. Ultradyne – v.1014 10. Ekman – Gödelian Argument 11. DJ Overdose – Girl In Trouble 12. Composite Profuse – Homeless Dweller 13. UR – Electronic Warfare [Vocal] 14. Rutherford – Closure 15. Mr. Velcro Fastener – Phlegmatic 16. […]

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