DMX Krew – The March To The Stars (Strange Life 038) – 7/10

Ed DMX rocked the Tallinn Art Academy in May 2002 with a blazing live set, along with Cylob who among other tracks manipulated the masses with his techno-electro version of “What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor?” Now on Legowelt’s Strange Life label DMX Krew gives daylight to a new Cd-R that is more wave and pop than electro. Certainly he had piled up a lot of analog equipment for this one. First tunes are happy cartoon music with disco and funk influences, not too challenging. “Lip Chime” and “Tension” are more abstract and slower letting out some NASA […]

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Kompleksi – [I Aint No] Lovechild / Moscow Nineteen Eighty (Lal Lal Lal 19) – 8/10

Definitely, the singer was not a choir boy of merit. Especially on “Lovechild” carrying a tune is a real challenge for him – but it could be just a clever disguise to keep this seven-inch as weird as possible. Because the guy doing the vocal part is Erkki Rautio AKA pHinn, an instigator of the Finnish electronic music scene and founder of PhinnWEB with Kompleksi being this website’s “house band”. “Lovechild” is like early-morning karaoke after a heavy night in the bar where only the boldest, and not necessarily the most beautiful, have survived. “Moscow Nineteen Eighty” is a bombastic […]

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Low Limit vs Lando Kal – The Golden Handshake EP (Numbers 1) – 8/10

The clash of the guys equipped with laser swords, one side for both of them. Low Limit loves a dirtier mix of electro and dubstep, experimenting with rhythms and varied percussion. All three tracks splatter like fountains in front of the cheering old school fans. “Where You Been 7.0” is a full-on bomb constructed with a kind help of chemical beats and real ghetto flavor. A bit like Modeselektor and Puppetmastaz in a jam session.Lando Kal is smoother and believes that house and broken beats together can create magic, especially in the first track. The following, “Exotic Jesus”, could be […]

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DUST OFF: Various – Privileged Frames For Reference (V/Vm Test Records 0002) – þ/10

Back off, keep off – this bunch has to be isolated from the society because it’s not music. It’s terror. And it’s error. V/Vm is like 100-watt light bulb that attracts all kinds of weird insects. Purgatorian parasites and bugs gone berserk crash your ear canals and paint their graffitis inside: “V/vm was here“. You get no sleep after listening to this mayhem. Alien Porno Midgets swing the hula hoop on „High Altitude Over Hawaii“ but then Japanese Industrial Agents give with a metal hop a pre-taste of what is coming. Oleg Satichenko’s „Emissions From Reactor Room 17“ is an […]

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Nacho Patrol – The Africa Jet Band (M Division Recordings 04) – 9/10

For this occasion Danny Wolfers AKA Legowelt is king of the jungle, under the Nacho Patrol moniker. Dutchman’s fantasy in inventing cool artist names is boundless. More impressive is his ability to control all the music machines and produce tracks that are retro-sounding and contemporary same time. As Nacho Patrol he pours gallons of funk to the discomobile’s tank, steps on it and let’s the fun out. “El Fuego En Nosotros Todo” is a powerful start and my favourite here. Psychedelic and etherial mood set in the first track carries on throughout the release. In “Cheetahman” we encounter a chimpanzee […]

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Neil Landstrumm – Bambaataa Eats His Breakfast (Planet Mu 246) – 6/10

Kaks ketast täidetuna tehnoveterani, kuid viimasel ajal eksperimenteeriva ning biitidega mängiva Neil Landstrummi toodanguga. Plaadi nimi lubab oodata kummardust “Planet Rockiga” elektro ajalukku vajutunud Afrika Bambaataale, kuid tegelikkus on midagi muud. Rütmid kargavad siia-sinna, meenutades kohati Electronicati ja big beati artiste. B-poole esimene “How do you feel” sisaldab kõiki koostisaineid, mida dr Landstrumm oma laborist leidis ning ühte katseklaasi kokku segas – kõike liiga palju ning samas liiga vähe.Edasi läheb paremaks. B2 “Can’t See Me” juures on õnnekombel abiks vokalist Profisee, kes loob Landstrummi kaoses oma konkreetse riimiladumisega korda. C1 ehk “Say ‘N Do” ongi plaadi kulminatsioon vana kooli hõngulise […]

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Dopplereffekt – Tartu, 3. mai 2008

Kui Berk Vaher mainis mõne nädala eest Fantaasia saate tutvustuses, et Dopplereffekt väisab Eestit, tundus see esialgu infomürana. Kuid tõepoolest, Protoeclectica-nimelisele üritusele olid juba piletid müügis. Eelinfo teatas, et programm algab kell 20.00 ja tõsi tundus see olevat, sest paarkümmend minutit enne 21 Athena saali astudes oli Kiwanoid juba platsis ning mürgeldas masinate taga. Jõuline ja kärarikas, illibenti mõjudega eeskava, mille tunnistajaks paarkümmend huvilist. Ärevakstegevalt vähe. Peale Kiwanoidi üritas oma asja tegema hakata Wochtzchee, kuid pidi enne ära ootama vahepala, kus inimestele näidati rohelise laseri trikke. Siis tuli Wochtzchee vokaalartistist noormehega, kes laul-kõne läks mikrofoni sisse ning peagi Wochtzchee masinate […]

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Syncom Data – Beyond The Stars (Remixes) (SD Records 05) – 7/10

SD Records, one of the luminaries in the new coming of dub techno with emphasis on the first part of the genre definition, with three remix treatments of “Beyond The Stars”. Speedy J, historical figure behind the floor hymn in praise of to the high-collar knitwear*, makes a powerful apperance on the A-side. He delivers a dark and deep voyage to subconciousness of machines with warped dub effects, clicks and slaps. Nine and a half minutes of the full-on track where BPMs not reach the skies. On B1, Syncom Data does not give much efforts to reinterpret the original but […]

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