11/2011: Darkestral, Sandwell District, Kann

November was a month of several quality releases that required to extend the Terminal 313 top at Juno to twenty entries. Label of the month title goes to Darkestral that tops the ranking with “Last Train To Lexington”, a raw electro two-tracker by Transportation AAD. In the third spot is “Darkestral EP”, a various artists release featuring Grey Goo, Vaalhaala and Transportation AAD with tracks ranging from fine-painted electro to dark ambient sounding cuts. Another winner is Sandwell District, recently excelling with high-voltage techno by Rrose (“Merchant Of Salt”) and by Silent Servant (“Hynosis In The Modern Age”).Since its launch […]

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10/2011: Red Stars Over Tokyo, Alva Noto, Stingray

Long formats with experimental angle dominated my Juno charts in October. Was pleased to learn that Red Stars Over Tokyo did a great mini-LP “Hits Of Sunshine”, containing both ambient warmth and pulsating bass. Grinding sounds in excess are found on Alva Noto‘s (Carsten Nicolai) “Univrs”, released by German experimental imprint Raster-Noton. Sherard Ingram is becoming a resident in top three, this time under the moniker Stingray Enters The Unknown. The release has two versions of “The Sadist” plus reworks by electro luminaries like Heinrich Müller and Cestrian. The fourth spot goes to Zeal, a new artist with strong mix […]

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09/2011: Kassem Mosse, Blawan, Mark Ernestus

The last month’s chart generated in Juno sees Kassem Mosse leading the game with “Enoha EP“, a percussive deep house experience in electro dressing. Blawan is another guy to watch out and although his EP on tradition-filled imprint R&S received controversial critics, it’s a blatant mixture of techno and house. Mark Ernestus Meets BBC delivers two superb versions of dehydrated dub techno, while Consequence comes with surreal and depressing ambient and bass. Mu EP was a strong start for Japanese 10 Label, featuring also Ancient Methods, and “Lostbahnhof” by Lada goes along the same ways of industrialized techno. Ricardo Donoso […]

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08/2011: DJ Stingray, Container, Regis

Always keen to learn what DJ Stingray is up to and the new EP, released in August on his own Micron Audio imprint, hit the first slot in Terminal313 charts last month. Container is from the USA, more precisely from Nashville, and lines up with other wild side leftfield electronic producers from the States, like KPLR, Innercity. Regis has been the most talked techno artist in recent months and his contribution to Blackest Ever Black catalog was black-black as expected. Cologne label Magazine came with another strong release and late Conrad Schnitzler‘s sound library inspired Borngräber and Strüver to a […]

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Terminal 313 chart at Juno (July 2011)

Italian dominance resumes in the newest chart that is led by Manuel Fogliata aka Nuel. He managed to put new life into stratospheric electro by doing a great four-tracker for the Aquaplano Ltd series. Dominating the global club floors is Levon Vincent who understands the balance between maximum output and minumum input. Tevo Howard‘s solid package of acid, Chicago house and even italo will get plenty of rotation this summer. Drone priest Giorgio Gigli does not cease to push dark journeys and Miles (Whitaker) made not-easy experiments for Modern Love. Cassegrain, another excellent member of Prologue Records, rounds up the […]

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Terminal 313 chart at Juno (June 2011)

Another month of excellent releases, topped by another masterpiece by Prologue when Donato Dozzy and Neel embarked on an aquatic trip in “Silent Drops”. The boys of Unit Moebius were sighted again at the sewers of La Haya, to team up with Shitcluster for weird electro tracks. Perc‘s “Wicker & Steel” is the album of the month, refraining from industrial techno stereotypes and delivering a varied choice of harder sounds. German act Robotron represents the electro faction and Zooloft shares again somber deepness on EP by Giorgio Gigli, Obtane and Milton Bradley. Music Institute 20th Anniversary Series comes with the […]

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Terminal 313 chart at Juno (May 2011)

The May charts herald another return of acid. Twenty years after his first release, Italian Lory D is in a great form when reinforces surprisingly the roster of Numbers, hitting with EBM-minded acid tracks. Japanese producer Iori combines droning techno journey with subtle acid confirming that Prologue Music is a techno label to watch in 2011. Albert van Abbe is a new striker of the Dutch electro squad and comes with the second release of own No Comment label. Thereafter acid again: Uncanny Valley label is a revelation with quality mini-compilations of which the latest is dedicated to oldschool bubbling […]

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