A diverse eight-track album by PurpleAndroid from Exeter, UK who connects many dots in the genre landscape. A urban field recording opens “The Bampfylde Headphase” that gathers speed with caustic breaks, while vehement current affairs report “Superspreader” is loaded with big beat wobbles and “Ion Curtain” is setting sail toRead More →

For Detroit techno headquarters at East Grand Boulevard, this spring was unlike many others in recent times. After a prolonged ‘under construction’ phase, the periscope finally went up at Submerge when the webshop reopened with a selection of vinyl and merchandise. Signs of life came also from Underground Resistance thatRead More →

My first contact with I-Robots was a compilation with 1980’s italo smashes like “Spacer Woman”, “Penguin’s Invasion” and others, which well substituted  a painstakingly expensive mission of acquiring the originals on wax. Behind I-Robots and Opilec Music is the Italian Gianluca Pandullo whose mission is to unite sounds from differentRead 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 →

Tresor is a phenomenon of our time. Instead of leaning back and enjoying reissue royalties of its gigantic back catalogue, the label from Berlin keeps going with an impressive repertoire. It would be wrong to assume that ‘ah, Tresor again, we know’ because with a skilful A&R work they onlyRead More →

As a DJ collective, Meltdown has been around since 1993 when it was set up in the Finnish town Vaasa. Last year saw the Meltdown’s debut as a label with Vesa-Matti Kivioja’s (Ostrobothnia Power Discs, Ljudverket) “Miller Street Sessions”, a five-track EP between acidic floor action and experimental soundscapes. InRead More →