The sound of Rotterdam may have changed over the years but Black Merlin’s new release for the city’s Pinkman imprint carries the same nasty mechanics we know from hakkuh days. Even when in “SFORMATOR 2” the BPMs are modest, compared to the Terrordrome days, its daunting dark tribal makes meRead More →

The last days of December 20 years ago were spent in great anticipation of the Millennium Bug. The darkest plots saw the future of the (wo)mankind endangered, if the computers would have flipped out. Luckily, hardly anything of these predictions materialised and doomsday scenarios were postponed. Which means that 20Read 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 →

Lerosa has been a trusted name for house and deep techno connaisseurs and not necessarily someone for the covers of glossy scene mags. I discovered him just recently, after the EP “Voyageur Nissart” and his remix for Costelloe’s “Infinity”. In a way he compares to a nice and timid chapRead More →

***** Bartosz Kruczyński – Baltic Beat II (Growing Bin Records GBR019 – 2019) The record sleeve promises agri ambient: scattered straw balls in a serene rural landscape under fluffy clouds, in a beautiful day at the harvest peak. This adorable view painting pictures from my childhood creates the first impressionRead More →

Exactly when Gary Martin’s absence became almost unbearable and the only relief (not financially) was to join the stampede for Teknotika’s back catalogue, the artist reports back with a telling four-tracker on his home label. Since mid-2010s “Post Techno Life” and “Miriam”, four years have passed and the wait forRead More →