Hakim Murphy, a Bachelor in music composition, is another proof that Chicago is not sleeping. Initially fascinated by deep house, Murphy adds throbbing subnotes to the second release on Episodes, recalling the rawness of Warehouse and dryness of Jamal Moss.Navigating in a magnetic storm, “Technis” might vaguely stick to deepRead More →

Release date is in October 2012 For proper techno action in 2012 Developer’s “Trade Beliefs” is one of the main suspects. It has been noticed also by Semantica because an EP with reinterpretations will see the light of the day. Each of four tracks is remixed by different artist, startingRead More →

A collective effort on Semantica’s number 50, which does not indicate the extent of the label’s catalog with arithmetics seeming quite chaotic – but rather emphasizing the weight of the release with techno luminaries like Surgeon and Svreca plus the rising star Skirt. Especially Anthony Child’s appearance on the labelRead More →

With the first album “Progress Chance” Ricardo Donoso, born in Rio de Janeiro and living in Boston, propelled into the consciousness of synth-crazy audience with anti-gravitational tunes for inner-self explorations. So after the splendid debut Donoso might have felt pressure in anticipation of “Assimilating The Shadow”.Adoring the debut, the secondRead More →

Release date is in September 2012 Perc Trax is a sure bet for uncompromising and oppressive techno, if we only think of Perc’s recent “A New Brutality” or Forward Strategy Group’s album. Now Truss, a gear wizard from London and trusted associate of the Perc camp, follows up his recentRead More →

Release date is August 2012 Iori Asano’s “Floating Matter” is the highlight on the second installment of Semantica’s Nonnative series. The title could not better express the powerful yet buoyant nature of the EP’s opening track – booming bass is complemented by floating sequences we know from Iori’s earlier outputRead More →