Although partying and club going was very limited in 2020, there were several tracks that would have worked on the floor or were just neat tunes for humming along. Distinctive in hindsight, to be remembered in a blind test in a few years time and ‘catchy’ in a good sense.Read More →

***** Datafreq Vs. Hozerz (Paper+Sound Paplus6 – 2020) What sounds like a mystery entry from the catalogue of Definitive, Toronto’s nineties imprint with yellow labels, is actually a collaboration of Dave Rout, Kris Helstrom and Heiki Sillaste – all seasoned artists from the Canadian metropolis. When looking at the arrayRead More →

Billy Ray de la Haye, a studio artist with sketchy public CV, comes allegedly from Rotterdam and not from The Hague that was my initial guess, because of ‘la Haye’ of course. By sound, he could be unmistakingly located in the Dutch west coast, when disco riffs and vocoded lyricsRead More →

***** Various – Carebot$ (Carebots) (Bass Agenda BA105 – 2020) A cavalcade of electro artists, virtually a Who’s Who of the genre have been summoned by UK’s Bass Agenda, for a good cause of supporting NHS and Médecins Sans Frontières. Before embarking on this charity mission, the label head AndyRead More →

It would be pure guessing who would take responsibility for “STAUB005” as it’s credited only to unknown artists. The fifth of STAUB mini compilations is again curated by Berlin’s event series of the same name, which tends to practice blind-date nights in the sense of not releasing any advance line-ups.Read More →

A set of familiar and novel flavours is now up for grabs from ‘schmergasbord’, provided by a sublabel of Serotonin Records. Leaving the electro repertoire to the parent, Schmer is on a techno mission in the six-tracker “Serious Bidness”. We are driving off with the label’s co-founder John Selway whoRead More →

A special of digital-only electro releases that all would deserve a crowdfunding campaign, for being pressed in heavy wax. ***** Any Act – Гражданский Акт EP (Any Act self-released – 2o19) Seismic tremors from Russia, a manifest of civil society by the means of bass and breaks from a (soRead More →