Billy Ray de la Haye, a studio artist with sketchy public CV, comes allegedly from Rotterdam and not from The Hague that was my initial guess, because of ‘la Haye’ of course. By sound, he could be unmistakingly located in the Dutch west coast, when disco riffs and vocoded lyricsRead More →

In the early 90’s, Electric Indigo was as a vital player in the techno scene between Vienna and Munich and her acid and techno sets were integral part of the legendary Ultraschall club. Now in 2020, the sound of the Austrian-born musician travels in comparatively different paths, which actually isRead More →

Not sure if there’s any empirical evidence that during the pandemic people’s preferences turned to ambient music. Might be, because of its mostly relaxing nature and I have to admit that a number of the genre’s new releases have sparked my interest, either as arrivals in my collection or findsRead More →

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 whoRead More →

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 IrishmanRead 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 →

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 20Read More →

A special of digital-only electro releases that all would deserve a crowdfunding campaign, for being pressed in heavy wax. ***** Any Act – Гражданский Акт EP (Any Act self-released – 2o19) Seismic tremors from Russia, a manifest of civil society by the means of bass and breaks from a (soRead More →