If the name Olivier Abbeloos doesn’t ring any bell, T99 and Quadrophonia certainly do. Especially if you remember the emergence of European techno many decades ago, when Abbeloos co-produced party bombs “Anasthasia” and “Quadrophonia”, respectively. With the fellow producer and promoter Analog Devices, the two seasoned players are full ofRead More →

Having previously raided bastions like трип, bbbbb or Sweaty Records, the Reykjavik-born artist Volruptus has now joined the French label Tripalium, wearing the same armor as Locked Club. A new EP pursues deliberately ugly and irritating sounds, which will have certain appeal when the clubs are reopening and people justRead More →

“Zenosyne EP” is a rave-minded gust from Tripalium, which is a renowned yellow smiley brotherhood from France and steadily providing vitriolic noise for the floors. The fourth release within the Tripalium Records Rave Series sees Minimum Syndicat in the controls, a French collective that has been around for almost tenRead More →

BREAKS/HOUSE *** Loopchasers – Lunagenesis (TerraFirm 8) The duo’s debut on a sublabel of Pittsburgh’s well-curated is / was. On the A-side two versions of “A World Of Swirls” with a progressive touch in the 2019 mix and the one from 2022 repainted in intense tones. The 2018 mix ofRead More →

Current nostalgia wave is not limited to numerous reissues and wide usage of decades-old sound templates. It also means that simultaneously several well-known names from the past are around. Among them, with a new album “Lethal” on Kniteforce, is Liquid – known from early 1990’s superhits “Liquid Is Liquid” andRead More →

MasCon – Tongemisch (Snork Enterprises Snork109) Distorted “Passion Master” is a tool of choice for rush-hour DJ sets, reminding of robust UK sound on 1990’s Tresor. Hints to the M-Plant in “Extrakt” – all in all good functional techno by the German label. Patrick Siech – Tales from the CryptRead More →