If the name Olivier Abbeloos doesn’t ring any bell, T99 and Quadrophonia certainly do. Especially if you remember the emergence of European techno many decades ago, when Abbeloos co-produced party bombs “Anasthasia” and “Quadrophonia”, respectively. With the fellow producer and promoter Analog Devices, the two seasoned players are full of
Having previously raided bastions like трип, bbbbb or Sweaty Records, the Reykjavik-born artist Volruptus has now joined the French label Tripalium, wearing the same armor as Locked Club. A new EP pursues deliberately ugly and irritating sounds, which will have certain appeal when the clubs are reopening and people just
“Zenosyne EP” is a rave-minded gust from Tripalium, which is a renowned yellow smiley brotherhood from France and steadily providing vitriolic noise for the floors. The fourth release within the Tripalium Records Rave Series sees Minimum Syndicat in the controls, a French collective that has been around for almost ten
The French label Acid Avengers continues its program of caustic beats with a cross-European split EP. Under scrutiny of a flock of smileys, ProOne79 from Sardinia sets the mood with rave whistles and ‘acid’ yells in a classic 303 cut (“Grinder”). Then the Italian picks up a much-exploited theme (“Loosing
SYNTH POP/BIG BEAT *** Coloba – Death of Nathaniel York EP (self-released) Coloba hails from Uruguay and is a project by the rock guitarist Javi who’s fond of electronic music. A few tracks are big beat derivatives and the title cut expresses melancholic sadness with the language of electronics.
Current nostalgia wave is not limited to numerous reissues and wide usage of decades-old sound templates. It also means that simultaneously several well-known names from the past are around. Among them, with a new album “Lethal” on Kniteforce, is Liquid – known from early 1990’s superhits “Liquid Is Liquid” and
MasCon – Tongemisch (Snork Enterprises Snork109) Distorted “Passion Master” is a tool of choice for rush-hour DJ sets, reminding of robust UK sound on 1990’s Tresor. Hints to the M-Plant in “Extrakt” – all in all good functional techno by the German label. Patrick Siech – Tales from the Crypt