Monday, 20 April
Straight from the overactive dome of Gobby, a trio of crooked techno-tronic constructs for LA's TAR label. Working off to the side of Physical Therapy and Tuff Sherm, his 'Hidden Temple' sp;aices strange flighty melodies and languid micro-house groove; 'Your Final Catalog' cracks open a can of noise in your face; 'Holt!!! Spanish Level 1' is a surprisingly well-developed strain of his patented freakiness, mutating a cracked sci-fi aesthetic over nine minutes of hall-of-mirrors techno.
*Narcotically effective tech-house* "Ferenc Stenton's 'Hover Drone' is a sonic glass consisting of tonal silica, in non-crystalline form. It differs from traditional releases in that it contains no other active ingredients, which are typically added to sonics to lower the melt temperature of the tracks. All tracks on the 'Hover Drone', therefore, have high working temperatures. The optical and thermal properties of Stenton's production often create vacuums in other tonal ranges due to its purity. For these reasons, it has better ultraviolet transmission than most other releases."
Kelis receives a diverse dancefloor overhaul… Quadrant, Kid Hops and Iris turn 'Change' into a tear-out D&B monster; Machinedrum juggles dancehall/hiphop and footwork tempo switches in a slick 'Runnin'' version; Hyper gives 'Forever Be' an epic, new skool 'ardcore headrush.
Plush and emotive widescreen synth composition from Osaka's Overscan. Composed and recorded between 2013 and 2014.
"Moral was the trio of Marco Andreis (Guitars, Bass), Hanne Winterberg (Vocals) and Ingolf Brown (Synthesizers, Rhythm Box, Sequencer) from Aarhus, Denmark formed in 1981. They released their debut mini-album “Dance of the Dolls” on cassette in 1981 and the album “Whispering Sons” on cassette in 1982. The group played very few concerts, but supported both Monochrome Set and Nico. In May 1983, they contributed three songs to the Irmgardz Records sampler “Somewhere Outside”, a compilation featuring groups from outside of Copenhagen. During the summer of 1983, Moral recorded and produced their de… Read more
Sunday, 19 April
Tuesday, 14 April
From the viral footwork scene to the UK's current jackin' sound, the influence of Chicago House has never been felt stronger since its late '80s explosion. Thanks to several recent compilations and digital reissues, we've never had so much vintage and (previously) rare-as-chuff trax available at our fingertips. This selection presents a ruck of those phreakier, raw-ass mutants that were less known outside the city, yet, were arguably integral to the scene's hardcore 'floors and beyond. We snaffled highlights from a stack of brilliant sets - we urge you to ch… Read more
Monday, 13 April
**Includes digital download code redeemable from the label** Super sturdy reissue of Surgeon's now-classic debut album, Communications'. First released by Downwards in 1996 - the same year as Regis' debut, 'Gymnastics' - it served to define the Brummie techno sound and, in a broader sense, set a high water mark of UK techno. It's a resolutely stripped down and directly functional collection of six trax drawing inspiration from the concentrated energies of Coil as much as Chicago house and the Detroit / Berlin techno axis, channeling a stoic black country grit and humour into t… Read more
Mike Simonetti (Italians Do It Better) inaugurates his 2MR (Two Mikes Records) label with this lush debut double slab as Pale Blue with vocalists Liz Wight (Silver Hands) and Jana Hunter (Lower Dens). The vibe gauge is set to heartfelt from the outset, strafing component elements of melodic techno, dream-pop and disco with a dancefloor-honed sense of motorik trance momentum and romance. Simonetti's previous credentials are as diverse as they are impressive, covering so much ground between his punk background at Troubleman Unlimited and the disco inspirations of Italians Do It … Read more