In a blind test, “Like No One Is Watching” sounds like the opener of a Terrence Dixon EP. However, the credit for the track and entire EP goes to the Ukrainian producer Stanislav Tolkachev, now increasingly listed among the top players of contemporary techno.Tolkachev’s distinctive, jittery style has not always
A group of ladies in traditional black, pictured in an old Turkish street of Thessaloniki in 1902. The sleeve predicts a folk music mashup, but in this respect the visual appearance is deceptive. “ΑΚΡΟΠΟΛΕΩΣ” is a truly appealing platter of acid house in Greek style conceived by Anopolis, a producer
Well-known hardliners from Repitch expand the roster with two famed producers. Berlin’s Sleeparchive aka Roger Semsroth has gone a long way after emerging in 2004 with bleepy, Sähkö-inspired minimalism in “Recycle EP”. Recent outings on Tresor and some remix duties have exposed the artist’s rugged side and it is not
Another session of intrepid acid techno by the Berlin-based Italian D. Carbone, this time paying a visit to Bas Mooy’s Mord imprint. Relying on the formulas developed in his Repitch labs of industrial techno, unstoppable Carbone serves with “Anomalies EP” another set of machine-driven rudities. Acid showers and boisterous kick
Without any promo drumming, Michael Cullan aka Mike Dred has dropped a 11-track acid album “Techno Satellites”, out digitally on Dred’s own Machine Codes label.Dred has been part of techno’s evolution for over 20 years and produced several memorable tracks like “Macrocosm”, still one of my fave acid excursions. Some
A selection of most exciting records from August. Switzerland’s Aisha Devi, replacing her Kate Wax alias with the real name, impresses with hardcore-inclined experimental EP “Hakken Dub/Throat Dub” on own Danse Noire imprint. Seasoned techno pal Surgeon still in strong form, dropping “Fixed Action Pattern“, a two-tracker of infectous grooves and deep drones.
Tracklist with buy links: 1. R-Zone – Xochi’s Awakening (R-Zone) 2. Sendai – Directive (Monad XVIII Stroboscopic Artefacts) 3. Svaag – Sade (Semantica)* 4. Rrose – Drowned by Sight (Stroboscopic Artefacts)* 5. As Patria – The World (Attic Music)* 6. Voiski – Ode To A Model (Sheik’N’Beik)* 7. Edit Select