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Tuesday, 15 July

VARIOUS / 14 TRACKS - 14 tracks: Architectronics, Boomkat / 14 Tracks

VARIOUS / 14 TRACKS

14 tracks: Architectronics

Boomkat / 14 Tracks

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14 TRACKS COMPILATIONS

Cat. Number: bundle_302

This selection documents bold, emergent worlds colliding between the dancefloor and virtual dimensions. Breaking down and refracting the structures of grime, hip hop and techno in computerised prisms, they form a compatible nexus of future-shocking styles best described in terms of dynamic geometry, sheer textured gradients, simulated space and ambience. Modelling polymetric rhythms and intricately impossible sonic environments, they're all acutely reflective of how the internet has re-calibrated our perception of time and space, opening portals to a possible future w… Read more
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VARIOUS / 14 TRACKS - 14 tracks: Architectronics, Boomkat / 14 Tracks

Monday, 14 July

TESSELA - Rough 2, R&S Records
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TESSELA

Rough 2

R&S Records

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: RS1406D

Scything breakbeat techno and electro from Tessela on his follow-up to 'Nancy's Pantry' for R&S. A-side brings the bullish 'ardcore churn of 'Rough 2' with its febrile bleeps, rattling breaks and hovering chords built to demolish warehouses, whilst flipside 'Butchwax' updates that pre-'ardcore sound of NYC electro and UK fast rap breaks with modern discipline, and 'C'mon Let's Slow Dance' teeters on the edge of EBM, concrète noise and current Grime styles.
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DETTMANN & WIEDEMANN - Masse (Remixes II), OSTGUT TON
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DETTMANN & WIEDEMANN

Masse (Remixes II)

OSTGUT TON

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: OTON078

Marcel Dettmann and Âme's Frank Wiedemann remodel their pieces from ballet suite, 'Masse', for the club. Considering who's involved the results are perhaps more pedestrain than you'd hope for, giving up a very minimal and moody piabno house piece called 'Spiritoso' up top and the poised drone techno rolige of ''Martellato' on the turn.
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HENRIK SCHWARZ - Masse (Remixes III), OSTGUT TON
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HENRIK SCHWARZ

Masse (Remixes III)

OSTGUT TON

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: OTON079

Henrik Schwarz gives the 3rd and best yet remixes of Berghain/Ostgut Ton's ballet suite, 'Masse'. His stuff's normally a bit too sweet and sickly for this palate but the dry pound and scratchy shuffle of 'Lockstep' is primed to really put dancers thru their paces, whilst the pizzicato strings and poised groove of 'Unknown Touch Two' finds the right balance of classical elegance and house function.
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WALLWORK & RZR - Mad Techno Invasion, INFINITE MACHINE
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WALLWORK & RZR

Mad Techno Invasion

INFINITE MACHINE

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: IMSL20

Killer, Club Constructions-style futurism from Hackney Wick's Wallwork & RZR. From a shared past as ghost-writers for other producers, the duo step up a strikingly bold, forward sound comparable with the likes of Night Slugs, Her Records and Various Production. We've no doubt that 'Mad Techno Invasion' is the best yet from Canada's Infinite Machine label, proving itself at every turn from the super rugged chops of 'The 361' to the dynamic sound design of 'Massive Reactor' and the whip-cracking jungle-techno futureshock, 'Mad Techno Invasion' and breakstep rave hulk, 'Keep Going'.
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WALLWORK & RZR - Mad Techno Invasion, INFINITE MACHINE
DONATO DOZZY - K, FURTHER RECORDS
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DONATO DOZZY

K

FURTHER RECORDS

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: 0827170438781

Much needed reissue of the debut album of ambient Techno meditations from much loved DJ and producer Donato Dozzy. 'K' consists of two extended tracks clocking in at nearly half an hour each. The first roams sparse half-tempo terrain like some ancient AI chillout session, the atmosphere coloured with pale synth washes and splashing downbeat 909 rhythms. It's actually a number of tracks segued together, but it's seamless so you'd never notice anyway. The second track flows more like one of Dozzy's DJ sets, floating along linear drum machine pulses enveloped by enchanting drones and choral voices...
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DONATO DOZZY - K, FURTHER RECORDS
PALMISTRY - Protector SE5, Mixpak Records
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PALMISTRY

Protector SE5

Mixpak Records

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: MIX050

Superb new dancehall ballad from South London's Palmistry bak on Mixpak following last year's underrated 'Catch' ace. 'Protector' is sweeter than a rubicon shower, pairing proper JA pop hooks and squeaky clean R&B synths with Palmistry's affected vocal for the most romantic flex. So. Damn. Good!
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ATM - Xerox, 1080p
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ATM

Xerox

1080p

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: 1080P20

1080p's Perfume Advert and M/M deliver the laid-back output of their email exchanges between Middlesbrough and New York. Meeting between the wires somewhere in the Mid-Atlantic, 'Xerox' is a charming, gently insistent set of ambient house grooves distilling bits of R&B, New Age electronica and deep house in foggy, clapped-out constructions. In the finest tradition of ambient music, their sound is both a beautiful atmospheric enhancer with near subliminal effects, coaxing us into their swing with illusive sleight of hand and hypnotic vibes flitting from warm, dusty beatdown in 'Colour Block' to the str… Read more
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ATM - Xerox, 1080p
LUSSURIA - Immemorial, HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS
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LUSSURIA

Immemorial

HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS

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DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: HOS423

Arch dark ambient master, Lussuria returns to Hospital Productions with the follow-up to his widely-acclaimed 'American Babylon' volumes. Whilst those tapes - later compiled as a 2LP - tended to beat-driven structures and varied arrangements, 'Immemorial' tends to purer dark ambient sensations inspired by Current 93's 'In A Foreign Land, In A Foreign Town', Coil's 'Time Machines' and the films of Konstantin Lopushansky: all drawn-out, sub-aquatic drones, whispered voices and pensive torture chamber atmospheres spread viscous like slow moving blood on polished flagstones. There are four x 18 … Read more
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LUSSURIA - Immemorial, HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS
VATICAN SHADOW - Elohim City, HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS
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VATICAN SHADOW

Elohim City

HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: HOS424E

A quiet highlight of Vatican Shadow's recent 6 tape boxset, 'Death Is Unity With God', his first release since 'Remember Your Black Day'. Making reference to the Oklahoma City bombing, his 'Elohim City' session is one of the bleakest episodes, taking in the haunting chorales and chiming percussions of 'Living on and off at the Shadows Motel' and the scything techno roil of 'Small Explosives and Blasting Caps Inside the Pages of a Phonebook', plus a particularly affective chamber-like meditation, 'McVeigh Figure' drawing aesthetic lines between ambient black metal, Coil and early Autechre.
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VATICAN SHADOW - Elohim City, HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS
VATICAN SHADOW - Enduring Mysteries, HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS
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VATICAN SHADOW

Enduring Mysteries

HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: HOS424B

'Enduring Mysteries' yields some of the most kinetic, driven gear from Vatican Shadow's recently-released 6-tape boxset, 'Death Is Unity With God'. With 'A.T.F. Sinful Messiah' he pounds a blistered techno steppers tattoo juggling grimy drums and cold drones, whereas 'F.B.I. God' reduces the drums to scorched blasts against some of his most delectable darkside chords, and 'Koresh Babylon' ratchets the urgency with a blitz of percussive thunder.
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VATICAN SHADOW - Easing Of Our Task, HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS
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VATICAN SHADOW

Easing Of Our Task

HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: HOS424C

'Easing Of Our Task' is one of the most concise and thrilling from Vatican Shadow's 6 x tape boxset inspired by American cults and the war on terror, 'Death Is Unity With God'. Compared with rest of the set, these are short, sharp, uptempo attacks rattling off machine gun rhythms and blunted drones in four worm-holing pieces.
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VATICAN SHADOW - Oklahoma Military Academy, HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS
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VATICAN SHADOW

Oklahoma Military Academy

HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: HOS424D

From Vatican Shadow's super-limited 'Death Is Unity With God' 6-tape boxset… Four tracks of burned-out, blunted rhythms and atmospheres nodding to classic Muslimgauze but inspired by the parallels between religious fundamentalism at home in the USA and abroad. Includes the spirit-crushing drones and gunfire of 'Theology Is Life And Death (Pakistan)' and the bruising torrent of 'Arms Of Yahweh' plus the quasi-speed trudge and torment of 'Manufactured Silencers Under Direct Orders'.
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VATICAN SHADOW - April Silencer, HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS
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VATICAN SHADOW

April Silencer

HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: HOS424F

Another amazing piece from the 'Death Is Unity With God' 6 x tape boxset by Vatican Shadow. Marking his first new material since 'Remember Your Black Day', we find Dominick Fernow at his most vulnerable in the misty-eyed glaze and detached, distant synth washes of 'Shadows on the Courthouse Wall', whilst Waco (Postmortem)' also operates nearly out of earshot with elegant, sashaying synth motifs persisting with its struggle against the patina of hiss and exasperated rhythms.
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VATICAN SHADOW - Fireball, HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS
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VATICAN SHADOW

Fireball

HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: HOS424A

Dominick Fernow back to his best as Vatican Shadow with 'Fireball' from the blink-and-miss 'Death Is Unity With God' boxset. All the bombast and military pomp is substituted for oppressive atmospheres and depressed rhythms in three extended scapes, crawling hungry from 26 minutes of blank-eyed synth and crushed groove reminding of Ensemble Economique in 'Al Qaeda (Branch Davidian)' to the arid ambient climes of 'Desert Storm (Waco)' and the gutted toil of drums and drone in 'It's To Come'.
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SANDRA ELECTRONICS FEAT. KARL O'CONNOR - Sessions, Minimal Wave
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SANDRA ELECTRONICS FEAT. KARL O'CONNOR

Sessions

Minimal Wave

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INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: MW053

Minimal Wave present the quintessential collection of rehearsals, rare outtakes and live recordings by Karl O'Connor and co's notorious Sandra Electronics. Spanning the group's early years in Birmingham circa late '80s/early '90s thru to more recent re-dos with Juan Mendez (Silent Servant), 'Sessions' gives room for O'Connor's post-punk/goth alter ego to really get his rocks off, rending clear the binds between punk and techno in the process. It includes a handful of reworked tracks from rehearsal tapes, including electrifying, snotty versions of 'Her Needs' plus t… Read more
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SANDRA ELECTRONICS FEAT. KARL O'CONNOR - Sessions, Minimal Wave
ALESSANDRO CORTINI - Sonno, HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS
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ALESSANDRO CORTINI

Sonno

HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: HOS-412

*Hospital Productions debut from Nine Inch Nails’ Alessandro Cortini, a suite of 9 analogue synth pieces complete with found and ambient sounds* Alessandro Cortini is best known as the lead electronics performer in Nine Inch Nails’, but in recent years his work as ‘Sonoio' and a pair of fine albums for Important Records under his own name have highlighted his own individual productions. Known as one of the pre-eminent Buchla masters in North America, Cortini makes a surprising departure on this debut album for Hospital Productions by making use of little more than a Roland MC 202 fed th… Read more
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ALESSANDRO CORTINI - Sonno, HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS
GULP - Season Sun, Sonic Cathedral
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GULP

Season Sun

Sonic Cathedral

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INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: SCR085D

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YOUANDEWAN - Youandewan EP, AUS Music
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YOUANDEWAN

Youandewan EP

AUS Music

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: AUS1463

Youandewan plays out three sultry house swingers backed with smoove Andrés remix on his solo debut for Aus. The bouncing acid groove of 'Tino' is the one for us, whilst 'Alright Son' leans on a warm Larry Heard vibe, and 'FM Jam' cuts some late night boogie house rug. Always sought after, Detroit's Andrés gives a sweeter, looser remix of 'FM Jam' with juicy live bassline and keys.
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DVA DAMAS - Brand New Head, DOWNWARDS
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DVA DAMAS

Brand New Head

DOWNWARDS

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INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: DO5

The unpredictably brilliant Downwards label spins out three tracks of snotty goth garage from California's Dva Damas (pronounced duh-va duh-mas apparently). Their songs are brief but assured, from the the ghoulish Rock-a-billy strut of 'Brand New Head' with its sneering bassline and numb synth drones to the motorik bass rev and cascading circus synths of 'See Me' or the cantering Suicide-inspirations of 'Time Dilation'. In essence this record draws a line between the attitudes and aesthetic of leather-jacketed 50s rockers, late 70s New York punks and 90s techno industrialists to end up in 2010 where it's everything, all at once. Need!
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DVA DAMAS - Brand New Head, DOWNWARDS
HOLGER CZUKAY - Der Osten Ist Rot_Rome Remains Rome, Groenland Records
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HOLGER CZUKAY

Der Osten Ist Rot_Rome Remains Rome

Groenland Records

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EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: DAGRON137

Double feature starring selections from two solo albums by the Can mastermind. Includes the odd mix of bellicose tribal drums and MIDI orchestrations from 'Der Osten Ist Red (The East Is Red)' (1984) and mellow but eerie palette of motorik drums, spooky organ and African chants of 'Rome Remains Rome' (1987).
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JON PHONICS - White Neckle, First Word Records
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JON PHONICS

White Neckle

First Word Records

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BEATS / HIP HOP

Cat. Number: FW123DD

Four neck-snapping, collapsing hip hop beats from UK's Jon Phonics. "Drawing as much from early 90’s hip-hop as it does early 00’s grime and 80’s funk, the predominantly instrumental EP is topped off with two stand- out vocal performances from South-London rapper Rup and soul vocalist Yasine. With early support from Alexander Nut, Moxie, Scratcha DVA and more, this is a must have for any fans of twisted hip hop-infused electronica."
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THE ANALOGUE COPS - Hot Brass Dance EP, Hypercolour
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THE ANALOGUE COPS

Hot Brass Dance EP

Hypercolour

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: HYPELTDDIG018

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RELAY - Untitled 1-3, OUR CIRCULA SOUND
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RELAY

Untitled 1-3

OUR CIRCULA SOUND

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: OCS011

Shifted dons his Relay guise for Sigha's Our Circula Sound label. It's tuff stuff, coming to maul your bassbins with the blown-out undertow and struggling hi-hats of the A-side backed by a Downwards-style Industrial punishment and a Rrose-like wormhole to close.
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KELIS / VISIONIST - Friday Fish Fry (w/ Visionist / Darq E Freaker Mixes), Ninja Tune
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KELIS / VISIONIST

Friday Fish Fry (w/ Visionist / Darq E Freaker Mixes)

Ninja Tune

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GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: ZENDNLS403R

Kelis' homely soul number 'Friday Fish Fry' backed with an extensive remix suite. We'd Rrecommend running straight for the Visionist and Darq E Freaker version - the former dicing Kelis with his signature synthetic cadence and 'ardcore grime bounce, the latter drawing her out over what sounds like an old AGCG rave riddim played on 33 not 45.
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MODESELEKTOR - Modeselektion (Vol. 03 #2), Monkeytown Records
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MODESELEKTOR

Modeselektion (Vol. 03 #2)

Monkeytown Records

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: MTR046

Coherently diverse 2nd set of trax cut from Modeselektor's latest round-up. A-side features the emotive posh-trance charge of Alex Banks and Elizabeth Bernholz's 'Be The One' and the killer hyper-boogie 'Blast' by Onra. B-side holds Henrik Schwarz's jazzy tech-house pop number 'We Are Bankrupt', and the squirming funk of Brandt Brauer Frick's 'Jungle Love' starring Om'Mas Keith and Vic Mensa.
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VARIOUS - Eccentric Soul: The Way Out Label, Numero Group
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VARIOUS

Eccentric Soul: The Way Out Label

Numero Group

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DISCO / BOOGIE / FUNK

Cat. Number: NUM053CD

"Fueled by the financial drippings of number runners and boosted by Hall-of-Fame running back Jim Brown, Cleveland, Ohio's Way Out Records offered asylum for a rising crop of rogue soul men, rust-belt vocal ensembles, and trial-by-fire producers. Helmed by a friendly consortium of hustlers, police officers, and gridiron giants, pet project beget obsession as Motown arrangers, gospel choirs, and the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra were all beckoned to the wrong side of the tracks to mint masterpieces for the Sensations, Volcanic Eruption, the Exceptional Three, and Bobby Wad… Read more
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VARIOUS - Eccentric Soul: The Way Out Label, Numero Group
DIN - Masse (Remixes I), OSTGUT TON
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DIN

Masse (Remixes I)

OSTGUT TON

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: OTON077

Marcel Fengler & Phillip Sollmann aka DIN rework their contribution to Ostgut Ton's ballet music suite, 'Masse'. 'Euphorium' is a right big room builder tiered with lush synths and driven by aerodynamic Detroit/Berlin-style techno groove. 'Aetas' is more expansive, fluidly dubwise, rolling off warm bass into a sea of shimmering machine rhythms for the dancers.
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VARIOUS - Masse Box, OSTGUT TON
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VARIOUS

Masse Box

OSTGUT TON

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: MASSEBOX01

*22 Track Digital Edition* The Masse Box comprises the album “Masse“ and the three remix EPs from DIN (Efdemin + Marcel Fengler), Dettmann & Wiedemann and Henrik Schwarz in one set.
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SCUBA - Phenix 2, Play It Again Sam
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SCUBA

Phenix 2

Play It Again Sam

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: PNX002DS1

Classier gear from Scuba on his 'Phenix' series. Four tracks drop in on abstracted dub sound design in 'Aphids', the dry rolling techno heave of 'Choke' and the acidic ambient techno of 'Solitary Confinement' to a Ruskin-like IDM techno piece 'Distance'.
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