Teersom – Forms: Groove EP (Basement Grey Records BEGR-002 – 2016)

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After impressive double debut on Sähkö’s sublabel Keys Of Life, Finnish producer Niko Pettersen aka Teersom quickly set up his own label Basement Grey Records, which has now brought out a new solo release from the Turku native. By the sound palette, three tracks conceived during hardware trials in the studio are closer to the 2013 debut than to Basement Grey’s first release and simultaneously “Forms: Groove EP” proves the ongoing emergence of the original Sound of Teersom, because it’s not easy to identify sources of inspiration feeding the artist’s mind. Teersom’s personal way is to put out a compound of stone-cold, mechanical tracks that in […]

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Detroit Diesel – Dimension (DUM Records DUM 033 – 2016)

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Kimmo Rapatti aka Mono Junk seems to be unstoppable these days: After making a personal comeback on foreign labels, the Finnish underground maestro rebooted his own DUM Records. Relaunched with new material by Coopers, the label aims at combining the past and the present, which means that reissues and new tracks/versions are going hand in hand. Under the sign of Detroit Diesel, Rapatti has previously released a couple of timeless EPs and on “Dimension’s” B-side he’s exactly bringing back the 1990s with stunning acid tracks produced over 20 years ago. Of them, “Fu-Dimension” is a filthy tool with distorted drums to match Edge Of Motion and […]

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DUST OFF: DATA newsletter about records, raves, retailers – Tampere city, 1992

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Found among old papers, DATA was a techno/rave newsletter published in Tampere (FI) in 1992. The first page told what’s happening inside the brain of Mr Kirk, a techno DJ and party promoter who listed current top singles and LPs. It also announced “From The Edge Of Nowhere”, a Finnish techno compilation, that was issued under another name in 1993. A number of upcoming raves, including Mayday III, and shops offering ‘smart nutrient products’ were featured too. The second pages continues with shops and lists a number of contacts, including Monojunk [Mono Junk], that time reachable on the phone [90] 754 1209, and Metal […]

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