When after a number of digital releases a record label seeks tangible output for its ideas and emotions, it’s like coming of age. The same applies to the vinyl debut of the Portuguese imprint Reaktivate, which presents for the vinyl challenge a rookie from Colombia and several household names on
First mentioned in the Liber Census Daniae in 1241, the Kau Manor (Kõue mõis) in Estonia was originally a medieval vassal stronghold. The location dating back to the 13th century is an appropriate setting for a live performance by Ancient Methods, the lord of Berlin’s pitch black techno war funk.
Apart from three vinyls in the beginning of its existence, Spanish imprint Subsist has focused on digital releases and might seem for wax-obsessed music lovers as a label “among others”. However having hosted several household names like Shxcxchcxsh, Stanislav Tolkachev, Elektrabel, etc., the label from Valencia deserves more attention. The
New York-London connection at work again when Donor and Truss drop another collab, this time for M_Rec Ltd Grey Series. The vinyl-only EP follows Donor’s recent metronomic “H9” on Semantica and fits to Truss’ post-MPIA3 phase. Although it’s essentially a techno record it consists of two partitions: Both “Spacial” and
Deka (Terminal313.net) DJ Mix at Kultuuritolm Festival 2013 in Tallinn by Terminal313 Tracklist: Mihkel Lüdig – Fuuga do minoor played by Hugo Lepnurm Smackos – Saturday Morning Plant43 – Bioluminiscent Trees DJ Naughty – Gigolo Style Faustian Pact – Critical Futurist Espion – MKYF Dino Sabatini meets Donato Dozzy –
Attention, “Menete” goes off the beaten track of current techno productions by reaching back to EBM textures with a pinch of dark aggression. Sawf is flying across the cyberspace with a stoned vocal sample and fictious guitars, good for rocking with Ministry to issue a headbanger alert.Then “Toolio” is a perfect match
Next up on Abdulla Rashim’s imprint is another Ethiopian-themed release carrying the title “Alem Maya”. Across three tracks Rashim lifts off from the sea level, starting with A-side’s reverberated hiss and repetitive indigenous rhythm that sounds like a joint jam with The Durian Brothers.On the B-side Rashim reverts to earlier
UK artist Emile Facey operates the Plant43 moniker which is increasingly becoming a safe bet for harmonic albeit driving electro productions with a boom. Now Plant43 follows up its last year’s EP on Semantica with a five-tracker that remains faithful to the theme of the Sentient City. Rich textures and