The pressure is mounting for the end-of-the-year lists. It’s not an easy task when every week brings dozens of releases tagged as ‘unmissable’, ‘lethal’, ‘timeless’, and many of them are that, working well either in clubs or at home. The question is, which tracks are real survivors that will be applauded
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.
This month’s selection is topped by an odd four-tracker by Chicago’s Beau Wanzer out soon on Nation Records. “Power Outage” is an experimental amalgamation of turbo disco, dark wave and viagra. Listening to Ekman‘s eerie new strike on Panzerkreuz one can understand all the fuss about the Dutch producer fond of dirty
Detroit’s Terrence Dixon is the undisputed champion of the Terminal 313 Juno Chart for October. Both the vinyl and CD versions of the “From The Far Future Pt. 2” are strong statements about the persistence of Detroit’s traditions and Dixon’s distinctive programming.On the second spot is Muhk Music, a new
September was a great month for new music, topped by a deadly collaboration of industrial techno greats Ancient Methods and Kareem with “Exstinctio Conscientia” for the vinyl debut of the French label Fondation Sonore. London’s Avian is in a firm grip of acid techno, delivering with “Ely / Squatter’s Dog”
A selection of ten new releases listed by Juno in August. Large headline in Techno Today would exclaim “Perc Trax did it again”, with a vinyl selection from Forward Strategy Group’s recent album. Metal is shining in the “Labour Division EP2” and also check out beautiful “Ident”.With riddim journeys of the “Call
“Obscur. Final”, a follow-up to the first “Obscur” edition by Semantica label head Svreca, heads the Terminal 313 best-of list with a strong techno package, including the remixes by Regis, Orphx, Silent Servant and Skirt. Vakula dropped two fine cuts under the Vedomir guise, releasing “Orthodox Ambient” on Dekmantel and
Drexciya‘s much-anticipated compilation landed in the first position of the Juno chart in December – although it features only one unreleased track, the fact of having access to the back catalog of Detroit’s most prominent electro act deserves full respect. Italy’s Nuel abandoned droning techno for a while and released