Detroit’s technological belly dance Gary Martin and his Teknotika Records are a special phenomenon in the history of Detroit techno. Compared to the city’s traditional electronic sound – UR’s hi-tech funk, 430 West’s rolling house or Metroplex’s stellar electro -, the output curated by Martin aka Gigi Galaxy would ratherRead More →

A diverse selection of nineties US techno With recent releases on Tar Hallow, Planet Rhythm and his own label Mechanism Industries, experienced US artist Fanon Flowers is not willing to send any signals about retirement. Born in Michigan’s Kalamazoo, a musically important location between Detroit and Chicago, current L.A. resident FlowersRead More →

The wallets of classic electro addicts have been challenged around the Christmas time when several reissues have showed up. Detroit’s Direct Beat recalls early days with “Bass Magnetic”, the only album of James Stinson’s Lab Rat XL is the newest addition in Clone Aqualung series, mysterious Scopex material was reissuedRead More →

On November 14, 1992 The Temple rave was held in Helsinki. This a personal view on the event I attended. For me, all that happened because of Tapani Ripatti, a legendary radio host in Finland who ran Tri Patti’s Partyline on Radiomafia channel in 1992. In my memory, ever sinceRead More →

If Dutch music writer Erik Müller aka E. Muul does not sound familiar, his Tintin-inspired alias Haddock & Müller may well do because it’s credited as the producer of fabulous cosmic electro conceived in the last decade by Freak Electrique (“P.H.A.S.E.R.”) for Viewlexx. For getting terminally lost in the alias jungle, let’sRead More →