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Thursday, 10 July

PLASTIKMAN - EX - Performed live at the Guggenheim, NYC, Mute
'EX' is the first new Plastikman album in over ten years. It was recorded live at the Guggenheim Museum in New York at the behest of fashion designer, Raf Simons, a big Plastikman fan who booked Richie on behalf of Dior. And yet, whilst that setting may be a far cry from Plastikman's roots in warehouses and basements, the results distinctly hark back to the glacial modulations and optimised pulses of classics such as 'Sheet One' or 'Musik', but perhaps with smoother sort of tonal gradients and slippery arrangements that simply couldn't have been achieved two decades ago when Richie wrote the blueprint for minimal techno...
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PLASTIKMAN - EX - Performed live at the Guggenheim, NYC, Mute
VARIOUS - Brothers & Sisters, Mister Saturday Night
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VARIOUS

Brothers & Sisters

Mister Saturday Night

Format_dot_cd2CD // £18.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: MSNCD001

After ten solid releases (12 including Misterio sub-label), NYC's Mister Saturday Night round up their best on 'Brothers & Sisters' - an epic 25 track comp featuring their finest moments so far, as well as newly recorded exclusives. Combining the perpetual momentum of house music with the possibilities of electronica and an over-arching, jazz-wise looseness, the label have coined an aesthetic fetishised by lovers of leftfield dance music. Of these 25 tracks, jazz/electronica trio Archie Pelago present three pieces which sum up the label's vibe, alongside the emotive movements of UK's Dark Sky… Read more
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VARIOUS - Brothers & Sisters, Mister Saturday Night

Thursday, 03 July

JULIUS STEINHOFF - Flocking Behaviour, SMALLVILLE
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JULIUS STEINHOFF

Flocking Behaviour

SMALLVILLE

Format_dot_cdCD // £8.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: SMALLVILLECD09

Sterling solo debut album from Smallpeople's Julius Steinhoff. From the core of Hamburg's Smallville crew/label/record shop, Julius delivers a suite of sweeping yet personal romantic gestures ripe for intimate deep house sessions. Echoing the classic moods & grooves of Chicago, Detroit and New York with crisp German production values and radiant sense of space, the eight trax of 'Flocking Behaviour' are testament to a proper passion for deep house and an awareness of when minimalism can go too far in one direction. Make sure to check for the chiming couplet of late night beauties, … Read more
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JULIUS STEINHOFF - Flocking Behaviour, SMALLVILLE
COLA & JIMMU - I Give To You My Love & Devotion, Herakles Records

COLA & JIMMU

I Give To You My Love & Devotion

Herakles Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: HRKL-003CD

"Recording artists Jimi Tenor & Nicole Willis return with their follow-up to ‘Enigmatic’, featuring their production and compositions with instrumentations by Tenor and beats procured from the vintage gear of Jori Hulkkonen in his Turku studio, Alppihouz by Willis. There are plenty of string pads, flutes and flute pads, etc to prick up your ears. COLA&JIMMU once again capture the genuine, old school sound…"
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VARIOUS - Enter.Ibiza2014, Minus

VARIOUS

Enter.Ibiza2014

Minus

Format_dot_cd4CD // £16.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: ENTER2014CD

Epic 4CD set celebrating Richie Hawtin’s Enter nights in Ibiza. Tracklisting as follows: CD1: ENTER.Sake mixed by Bella Sarris 01. Francis Harris - Lean Back 02. Alexkid - Belly Jean 03. MP - Soup Of Souls 04. Malin Genie - Ked Blokken 05. Maksy - Ode To M 06. Vid Vai - The Daytripper 07. Birdsmakingmachine - Antonio's Swing 08. Jack Wickham - Jury Dub 09. Vid Vai - Lapsed 10. Fernando Costantini - TroubleR 11. msdeep - rhadzikar 12. Sons of Tiki - Deep Down the Motion Room 13. Alci - Lessthan 14. Livio & Roby - Invers De Palma 15. Francis Harris - What She Had CD2: ENTER.Terrace mixed by A… Read more
VARIOUS - Enter.Ibiza2014, Minus

Tuesday, 01 July

KINK - Under Destruction, Macro Recordings
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KINK

Under Destruction

Macro Recordings

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: MACROM38CD

KiNK follows up 12" frivolities for Dirtybird and Systematic with a proper album showcase of studio jams for Stefan Goldmann and Finn Johansen's Macro label. In contrast with his infamously eccentric live shows, 'Under Destruction' is testament to the spirit of spontaneity and eccentricity which made KiNK's live shows notorious in house circles. It's all far more loose and freaky than his solid DJ tool tracks and anthems, using an array of pulsing, thrumming, chugging house patterns to carry a constellation of bleeps, pings and mutating pads thru black hole techno vortices and avant-house perime… Read more
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KINK - Under Destruction, Macro Recordings

Thursday, 26 June

VARIOUS - I'm Starting To Feel Okay (Vol. 6), MULE MUSIQ
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VARIOUS

I'm Starting To Feel Okay (Vol. 6)

MULE MUSIQ

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: MMCD44

*2CD Set featuring Jd Twitch, Lawrence, Fred P, Dj Jus Ed, Naum Gabo, Eddie C, Lauer and more plus a download code to redeem a mix by Dj Kent* “The first cd lifts off with a short but extra smart arranged track by matt karmil, an englishman in cologne whose house music easily loops in your head forever. just as the other house leaning one-off-tracks by the likes of the hamburg natives lawrence and julius steinhoff, new berliner eddy c, amsterdam’s rush hour weapon tom trago, or sweden’s always smiling seducer axel boman. Between their exceptional always good for dance tracks so… Read more
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VARIOUS - I'm Starting To Feel Okay (Vol. 6), MULE MUSIQ
HIEROGLYPHIC BEING - The Lost Transmissions, MATHEMATICS
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HIEROGLYPHIC BEING

The Lost Transmissions

MATHEMATICS

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: MFMCD007

Killer Jamal Moss recordings first issued in 2010. This is is the one that Morphine Records and Alter lifted the title track, 'A Romance Of 2 Planets' and 'Spheres Of Madness' from. The rest ain't too shabby either. Well it is, but that's part of the point!
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APPLICATION - System Fork, Dust Science

APPLICATION

System Fork

Dust Science

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: DUSTCD041

"Application are Martin & Richard Dust aka The Black Dog. System Fork was designed around the principle of Itamae, where ever detail was described and thought about before any work in the studio was done. This process took two years before a set of rules and principles were fully realised for the creative process in the studio. Working with Human & Shaun Bloodworth, Application also applied more design aesthetics to artwork, videos & photographs which will become the prototypes to a live show with video."
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Tuesday, 24 June

HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR - The Feast Of The Broken Heart, Moshi Moshi

HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR

The Feast Of The Broken Heart

Moshi Moshi

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: MOSHICD57

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Thursday, 19 June

JOEY ANDERSON - After Forever, Dekmantel
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JOEY ANDERSON

After Forever

Dekmantel

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: DKMNTL017CD

Very special debut album from one of modern American house and techno's finest. Having mastered the dark art of dancefloor science with a string of deeply respected 12"s since 2011 on his own Inimeg label and the likes of Deconstruct Music, Avenue 66 and Synchrophone, 'After Forever' is a definitive display of Anderson's hypnotic, serpentine style. These ten tracks carefully balance uniquely intricate, tactile rhythm programming with lush, spaced-out synthlines to stunning and gratifying effect. It's a full sensory experience for mind and body, acclimating listeners with the cosmic wormhole… Read more
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JOEY ANDERSON - After Forever, Dekmantel

Thursday, 12 June

MARTYN - The Air Between Words, Ninja Tune
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MARTYN

The Air Between Words

Ninja Tune

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: ZENCD213

Martyn continues the wholesale switch to House and broken beat with ace 3rd album, 'The Air Between Words' for Ninja Tune. The D&B, techno and dubstep influences are now bound tighter into his inimitably slinky, driving arrangements, compared with the diversity of debut album 'Great Lengths' (2009) and the darker 'Ghost People' (2011) for Brainfeeder. 'The Air Between Words' feels fluid and organic, flowing naturally from piece to piece with an effortlessness that's become Martyn's signature. Ten tracks are sequenced sweetly from the field recorded textures and warm chords of 'Forgiveness… Read more
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MARTYN - The Air Between Words, Ninja Tune
WILL SAUL - DJ-Kicks (Album), !K7 Records

WILL SAUL

DJ-Kicks (Album)

!K7 Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £12.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: K7316CD

Aus Music's Will Saul in the driving seat for DJ-Kicks' latest edition. A seamless 24-track sequence of sophisticated modern house touching on all corners of the deep and techy spectrum with cuts from Sei A, Axel Boman, Marquis Hawkes, Legowelt, Cottam, Youandewan, Gerry Read, October, Animal Hands and more.
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DEETRON - fabric 76: Deetron, Fabric Worldwide

DEETRON

fabric 76: Deetron

Fabric Worldwide

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: FABRIC151

"A captivating ride through disparate sounds, scenes and styles, all brought together immaculately by Swiss maestro Deetron’s perfect sequencing and tight, inventive mixing. There’s everything from Chicago and Detroit classics, modern gems from fast-rising artists, no-nonsense techno and a series of pleasing leftfield diversions, making for a truly kaleidoscopic set - the sound of a DJ digging deep, having fun and stamping his distinctive character all over the mix..."
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Thursday, 05 June

ANSWER CODE REQUEST - Code, OSTGUT TON
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ANSWER CODE REQUEST

Code

OSTGUT TON

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: OSTGUTTONCD31

Answer Code Request steps out of the Berghain shadows with a noirish debut album of '90s-informed techno sound design for Ostgut Ton. 'Til now, ACR's made his presence felt with a small but perfectly formed haul of 12"s distinguished from the Berlin techno crowd by virtue of their UK-styled breakbeat and AI-era atmospheres. But where UK breakbeat techno might get over agitated or crazy, ACR curbs his enthusiasm with a typically stoic sort of composure indigenous to Berlin residents and their music, balancing both poles with a warm sense of Detroit melancholy, much like his label mate, Shed. T… Read more
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ANSWER CODE REQUEST - Code, OSTGUT TON
HUREN / KAREEM - Huren & Kareem 1995-2000, Zhark Recordings Berlin

HUREN / KAREEM

Huren & Kareem 1995-2000

Zhark Recordings Berlin

Format_dot_cdCD // £5.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: ZHARKCD01

Turn of the century CD from Huren & Kareem featuring 10 new tracks plus three previously released killers from the archive.
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HUREN - PUB(L)IC MEAT, Zhark Recordings Berlin

HUREN

PUB(L)IC MEAT

Zhark Recordings Berlin

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Cat. Number: ZHARKCD02

2002 release from Kareem's Zhark imprint, includes Additional Video Segment "Vestibule Promo 0.5 beta: A Preliminary Document of Huren Visual Activities...
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Monday, 02 June

GLITTERBUG - Dust, Notown Records

GLITTERBUG

Dust

Notown Records

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: NOTOWN025CD

"Dust, Glitterbug’s fourth studio album, sees the artist and producer continue his path of exploring musical frontiers beyond the beaten tracks of current electronic dance music. Dust is an album about hidden remains and traces. It follows things and people that were, past lives and stories that silently echo through deserts fields, overgrown forests, urban decay, and our homes, staircases and attics. It’s not by chance that ‘Dust’ is released on Gold Panda’s NOTOWN Recordings label. Not only is there a loving friendship and previous collaborations between the two, but ‘Dust’ also picks up the pieces … Read more
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GLITTERBUG - Dust, Notown Records

Thursday, 29 May

PHILIPP GORBACHEV - Silver Album, Cómeme
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PHILIPP GORBACHEV

Silver Album

Cómeme

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: COMECD05

Brilliant debut album of kinky-assed industrial funk from Cómeme's Berlin-based Russian ex-pat producer. Part-produced by Butthole Surfers' Paul Leary and starring Battles' John Stanier on drums, the aesthetics are uncommonly high-end yet with sufficient amount of grit to put a real itch in yer gruds. Borrowing heavily from the blueprints of Liasons Dangereuses, DAF, and later '80s New Beat, Philipp animates his lean, powerful constructions with killer vocals blending his native tongue with indecipherable, punkish gibberish that even the most Vodka sozzled Russian would fail to comprehe… Read more
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PHILIPP GORBACHEV - Silver Album, Cómeme

Tuesday, 27 May

GUSGUS - Mexico, Kompakt

GUSGUS

Mexico

Kompakt

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: KompaktCD116

New full-length from GusGus after nearly 20 years of service...
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Thursday, 22 May

ELEKTRO GUZZI - Observatory, Macro Recordings
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ELEKTRO GUZZI

Observatory

Macro Recordings

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: MACROM39CD

"Live "techno-tanzband" trio Elektro Guzzi return with their new studio album 'Observatory'. Still a string and a drum skin at the source, the sound emanating from the speakers seems to have travelled light years. Despite advances in software, ironically it is this live band that initiates a redesign of how techno could leap into the future. There is nothing retro about it. No citations of historic moments. The album resembles a party on the edge of the solar system, with scraps of distant sound memories - a shocking abandonment of anything an instrument was supposed to do. The recordings' w… Read more
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ELEKTRO GUZZI - Observatory, Macro Recordings
LA FLEUR - Watergate 16, WATERGATE

LA FLEUR

Watergate 16

WATERGATE

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

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Cat. Number: WG016

"After remixing Kerri Chandler’s ‘The Watergate Files’ EP, recent label addition La Fleur compiles the 16th ‘Watergate’ compilation. With fifteen tracks, including six exclusive ones, the Swedish producer and DJ offers proof of her skills over 78 minutes of playtime. Her musical spectrum extends from house classics to contemporary techno pearls, mixed with love and intuitive feeling. The compilation starts with dreamy vinyl crackles and an exclusively deep production of Matthias Meyer - ‘Miss Appre Gate (Beatless Version)’ is a perfect, moody opener and sets a high standard from the beginning. … Read more
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LA FLEUR - Watergate 16, WATERGATE

Thursday, 08 May

VARIOUS / MULE MUSIQ - Enjoy The Silence (Volume 3), MULE MUSIQ
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VARIOUS / MULE MUSIQ

Enjoy The Silence (Volume 3)

MULE MUSIQ

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Cat. Number: MMCD043

Mule Musiq entice some sweet ambient compositions from house and techno producers, alongside pieces by artists better known for work in neo-classical/ambient echelons. The likes of Petre Inspirescu, Roman Flügel, John Roberts and Recondite all step out of their usual domain into feathered, glassy, beat-less zones, alongside tranquil moments from seasoned ambient composers such as Hauschka and Koss. If we're picking any one highlight, it's gotta be Terre Thaemlitz aka DJ Sprinkles' remix of the Nobody Mix for Primula's 'Nobody's In This Classroom'.
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PSYK - Time Foundation, Mote Evolver

PSYK

Time Foundation

Mote Evolver

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: MOTECD02

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Thursday, 01 May

MARK E - Product of Industry, SPECTRAL SOUND
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MARK E

Product of Industry

SPECTRAL SOUND

Format_dot_cdCD // £11.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: Spectral122C

West Midlands man-machine Mark E pays tribute to his heritage with this timely, disco-toiling sophomore album. Crafted with an all-analogue palette (predecessor 'Stone Breaker' was 100% digital), 'Product of Industry' bears the unmistakable hallmark of the man who's made mid-tempo disco/house chug his speciality over the last half decade or so. Nine tracks groove with a grind and grit indigenous to the region's people and industry, using imported traces of Chicago house and industrial European disco together with locally sourced field recordings to forge a moodily tempered dancefloor alloy r… Read more
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MARK E - Product of Industry, SPECTRAL SOUND
REBOLLEDO - Momento Drive (Album), Kompakt
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REBOLLEDO

Momento Drive (Album)

Kompakt

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Cat. Number: KompaktCD117

Pachanga Boys' Rebolledo reminds us that a great mix always equates to more than the sum of its components with the filigree weave of 'Momento Drive' for Kompakt. The mix kicks off and ends with his edit 'Wally's Blues' by psychedelic Pinoy rock star, Wally Gonzales, and segues, with peachy timing, back and forth between sophisticated new grooves by his Kompakt family. Taking its title from the paradoxical duality of the word 'Momento' in Spanish - meaning both a space in time and inertia - the mix is defined by a constant sense of motion, sequencing the compatible gait and textures of gr… Read more
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REBOLLEDO - Momento Drive (Album), Kompakt

Thursday, 24 April

PRINS THOMAS - Prins Thomas (Vol. 3), Full Pupp
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PRINS THOMAS

Prins Thomas (Vol. 3)

Full Pupp

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: FPCD11

**The Norwegian disco chug-master in full, creamy effect** "In Prins Thomas’ own words: “Hi there, this is my new album. Keeping with the tradition I decided to call it ‘III’. There's no great concept, no specific theme, no scheme, no plan... no space disco but still plenty of ‘space’. It is just documentation of the music I made during the recording period. A musical diary so to speak. Diary entry number three. Musically I feel it belongs somewhere between my last two albums - 2009’s ‘Prins Thomas’ and 2012’s ‘II’. They where both a result of the recording techniques and musical ideas … Read more
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PRINS THOMAS - Prins Thomas (Vol. 3), Full Pupp

Thursday, 17 April

MAYA JANE COLES - fabric 75: Maya Jane Coles, Fabric Worldwide

MAYA JANE COLES

fabric 75: Maya Jane Coles

Fabric Worldwide

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.49

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Cat. Number: FABRIC149

MJC marks the next big step in her flourishing catalogue with a signature mix of deep and techy house for Fabric 75. Since the late naughties, the London-based British-Japanese producer has been at least partly responsible for a sub-mainstream swing towards fresh, raw house music with a classic integrity. This mix showcases where she's at right now, blending mature house grooves with party-time peakers in seamless style. Over 17 tracks she wends a way from Trus'me's 'Somebody' to Fran Von Vie's trancy synth-pop piece 'Lonely Nights' via her own edits of KSKY's 'Madness' and he… Read more
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MAYA JANE COLES - fabric 75: Maya Jane Coles, Fabric Worldwide

Thursday, 10 April

FRENCH FRIES - Kepler, ClekClekBoom Recordings
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FRENCH FRIES

Kepler

ClekClekBoom Recordings

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: CCBCD002

South American-born Parisian Valentino Mora returns with a tough and convulsive take on dance music with this long awaited 13 track album for ClekClekBoom. Named after the NASA vessel currently in orbit (which itself is named in honour of seminal Astronomer Johannes Kepler), the album builds on the sound made popular by 2012's "Yo Vogue" fusing elements of House, Ghettotech and Electro nicely over-compressed for maximum impact. Highlights include the Levon Vincent aping "Change The Past" and the Millsian 'K62' featuring compatriot and labelmate Bambounou.
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Thursday, 03 April

FARBEN & JAMES DIN A4 - Farben Presents James Din A4, FAITICHE
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FARBEN & JAMES DIN A4

Farben Presents James Din A4

FAITICHE

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: FAITICHE12

Jan Jelinek's Faitiche label presents a new album and, at the same time, a well-known name: Farben presents James DIN A4. In the summer of 2013 Farben (Jan Jelinek) remixed his way through the extensive oeuvre of the sample and collage artist James DIN A4 (Dennis Busch) – and gathered ten of his favorite titles here.
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