Madagascar, a remote island in warm oceanic waters where aye-ayes are cozily hiding in tree branches. It might be a perfect setting for a “Chill Out in the Paradise” soundtrack but Tuomas Rantanen, a student of philosophy from Tampere, Finland, believes in the opposite, in hidden magic and darker undercurrents.“MorningRead More →

The plot is clear: First the hammer hits the head and then the sickle cuts the throat. Decorated with communist visual identity on the logo side, the Russian Torrent Versions add another level to the immense hype surrounding Ron Morelli’s L.I.E.S. when the label’s shooting stars are engaged in aRead More →

One can’t deny unique aura of the Chicago house heritage and those archives seem endless, as tracks from the scene’s very young years resurface time after time.Still Music owner Jerome Derradji is on a mission to explore the vaults of the Windy City, now continuing the tour in Chicago’s b(l)ackRead More →

A release that should not be overlooked. Cape Town native Alan Abrahams aka Portable emerged during the much-cursed minimal craze in the noughties, though being among most remarkable proponents that time.Since 2002 Portable has been running own imprint Süd Electronic that dropped this spring impressive “Albatross Remixes”, which is definitelyRead More →

Italian SNTS imprint taps into the saturated market of droning techno with another anonymous release to supply dark moments to the floor. Despite of several genre tropes “Chapter III” will find a place in respective DJ bags. Starting  in “S7” with atmospheric loops and distant hum which reminds of recent Abdulla Rashim,Read More →