Rating: 8/10 Firstly, there was a shock: The record sleeve that emerged from the mailer looked very much second-hand and a merry couple, who did not look like electronic artists, smiled at me from the illustration. Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams, what the … Then I flipped it over and, to my
Seminal, utopian, enigmatic – all these words and more have been said about Drexciya. Its EPs on Detroit labels like UR, Shockwave and Submerge are monumental electro that became instant classics – if we only recall wavejumpaaaa… Drexciya’s first album, “The Quest”, was out in 1997 and included cuts from
Ambassadors of blue light have descended on the Earth. They glimmer, they roar, they vibrate behind the controls and are full of microchips, delivering a message of electro. No sterile gloved research in a secluded lab, but a demonstration of spectacular blazing energy to the world. The first album of
Metaphers of oceanic fauna are very appropriate. “Sphere Of Influence” is a jellyfish floating calmly in the tropic floods of the Caribbean. Warm and even melancholic electro with hints of acid that, despite of certain softness, feels very deep and futuristic.“Sentiment” is a highlight of 2010 – hot-tempered stingray, who
Well, the artist name could have been smarter. But here we have Michael Black Electro or Mr Janne Hyttinen from Finland, on the crossroads of electro and hip hop, the latter dominating on this record.Author’s fellow countrymen hit with four remixes of MBE’s album tracks, full of rhymes and beats.
Miami Vice meets seismic bass in “1986 Was The Future”. Bristol resident Mensah Anderson presents a brighter side of dubstep, combining 80’s sound aesthetics, buzzing effects and tension-raising breaks. In fact the first track is even closer to electro and old school influences can’t be overheard. A catchy melody lends
It feels like sitting in your favourite cafe and knowing the menu by heart but still enjoying familiar atmosphere and those sweet cakes. The label and the artist tell what to expect. Another strike from Strange Life Records featuring Smackos-like floating and spinning vintage synths with a certain concept, including