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 me
Being an offshoot of the Indigo Area label, ÆX is a series of hand-stamped limited editions that has reached already the tenth release, which give a peek into Amsterdam’s local scene. A few artists have been featured in previous samplers too and here’s a reminder about the catalog’s number nine.
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 only
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 20
Monthly life cycle of Central Processing Unit (CPU) fans is well prioritised: first get a new record and pay your utility bills thereafter. It’s true that CPU’s incessant flow of new music keeps the label in the spotlight and despite of busy publishing schedule, no concessions are made to the
Random XS, one of Djax’s cult acts, was spreading acid techno bacteria up to the mid-1990s when they closed a short but prolific period with their only album “Braincloud”. Thereafter the group members pursued other projects until a comeback in 2015 with two long journeys on Shipwrec. This year a
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 for