***** Fadi Mohem – MOHEM 01 (MOHEM 01 – 2022) Did Fadi Mohem ignite a new club trend by offering something many may have subconsciously anticipated: Dub techno for peak times? Without interruption, the school of Basic Channel has been present in electronic music, either in worshipping sessions of the
A new arrival on Persephonic Sirens is a precious one: Giorgi Kolbaia aka Downwell from Georgia is not holding his horses and delivers four armor-clad workouts. After well-received 2019 debut on the Spanish label Oráculo Records, the artist from the Caucasus joins the acclaimed industrial techno label, doing it with
For a change, Detroit’s electro eminence Keith Tucker delves into the world of techno, applying his Optic Nerve alias for an EP of kaleidoscopic sounds. Consistently paced at 140 BPM, the four-tracker “Fragments” opens with the dynamic dash “Linear Motion”, which recalls Kraftwerk’s Tour de France themes. Darker shades appear
Connecting Australia and Austria: Reptant, electro musician from down under who won many hearts and minds with the debut album “Return To Planet X’trapolis”, is warmly welcomed by the Vienna’s friendly inn TRUST, known for hosting electro artists from around the globe and now offering bed & breakfast to Reptant.
Dopplereffekt’s magic has been accompanying us from the mid-1990’s, when the extraordinary Dataphysix releases by Gerald Donald aka Rudolf Klorzeiger and Kim Karli appeared with sterile mechanics and a bit of sleaze (“Pornoactress”). Since then Dopplereffekt has remained Donald’s core project, in recent years in collaboration with his wife Michaela
Woody McBride’s label empire Communique is reporting back with a number reissues. Having started with my long-time wantlist member “Lovers” by Modal, excellent house reductions from 1996 on Sounds. label, the spotlight turned to the label head’s classic “Basketball Heroes”. Also seeing the daylight are two releases by Timeblind, a
**** Konerytmi – Muotiviesti (Eudemonia 012 – 2022) For a change, prolific electro artist Konerytmi gets dressed in disco outfits and animates the crowd with nonchalant synth-pop on the A-side. After hanging out with neon-clad soccer moms (“Turun Palloseura”), “Ikuisesti Nuori” seeks eighties sweetness with a bubbling 808 and “Uimaranta”
Amusingly energetic two volumes of “White Keys” were something to remember from 2020, with sweeping cuts like “Trouble In Tahiti” or “The Flying Dutchman”. These two EPs came from Alpha Tracks, a project of the Austrian artist Felix Benedikt, who now teams up with the Norwegian trance producer Filip Storsveen