It would be pure guessing who would take responsibility for “STAUB005” as it’s credited only to unknown artists. The fifth of STAUB mini compilations is again curated by Berlin’s event series of the same name, which tends to practice blind-date nights in the sense of not releasing any advance line-ups.
A set of familiar and novel flavours is now up for grabs from ‘schmergasbord’, provided by a sublabel of Serotonin Records. Leaving the electro repertoire to the parent, Schmer is on a techno mission in the six-tracker “Serious Bidness”. We are driving off with the label’s co-founder John Selway who
Speaking of an academic in electronic music, with Cristian Vogel we have a real one. Not only because of his impressive and long-lasting career as composer, sound innovator and DJ, with plenty of evidence about lifelong learning as an artist. On top of that, in 1995 Vogel graduated from the
By sleeve art, one may think the record belongs to the same section with The Moomins or The Smurfs soundtracks, a visual diversion that signals the content being somewhat surprising too. Because when speaking of DeFeKT, another set of electro tunes would have been a reasonable expectation as the Irishman
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