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BRITISH MURDER BOYS - Don't Give Way To Fear, Counterbalance
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BRITISH MURDER BOYS

Don't Give Way To Fear

Counterbalance

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: 5051142096425

Second in the British Murder Boys 'series'. While the trademark intense, industrial atmosphere is still at the fore, there's also an increasing use of disorientating and ever-evolving delays that give the EP a dub edge. Of course the beats are still slamming, so club destruction is inevitable...
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BRITISH MURDER BOYS - All the Saints Have Been Hung, Counterbalance
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BRITISH MURDER BOYS

All the Saints Have Been Hung

Counterbalance

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: 5051142096449

Demented, brutal, astonishingly heavy squashed techno, the collaboration between Surgeon and Regis that just gets better and better.
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SURGEON - Midnight Club Tracks (Vol. I), Counterbalance
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SURGEON

Midnight Club Tracks (Vol. I)

Counterbalance

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: 5051142096388

One of the finest Surgeon twelves now available on download formats.
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SURGEON - Waiting for Me, Counterbalance
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SURGEON

Waiting for Me

Counterbalance

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: 5051142096371

Another sick twelve, "Waiting for Me" finds Surgeon digging deep into his diverse mine of influences to produce another variation on his always-expansive techno templates. Utilisng samples from the cult Delia Derbyshire produced album 'An electric storm in hell' by White Noise, he builds three deeply atmospheric pieces that ebb and flow but always keep the floor in mind.. Ambient techno anyone? Killer twelve.
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SURGEON - Midnight Club Tracks (Vol. II), Counterbalance
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SURGEON

Midnight Club Tracks (Vol. II)

Counterbalance

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: 5051142096395

Three utterly classic tracks from Surgeon on the 2nd in the Midnight Club Tracks series, a deeper excursion that centres around the ultra filtered opener which deploys an addictive riff played on modelled noises, backed by a crisp and crunchy techno underlay. With Surgeon hitting the filters hard, check the last cut on the flipside, a relentlessly oppressive track that heads off with clanging percussion and tight drums and a couple of synth lines that gradually seep into the mix to sound like an old Rhythim is Rhythim hook.
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SURGEON & JAMES RUSKIN - Sound Pressure, Dynamic Tension
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SURGEON & JAMES RUSKIN

Sound Pressure

Dynamic Tension

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: 5051142096500

Now available on download formats.
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SURGEON - Whose Bad Hands Are These? (Pt. 2), Dynamic Tension
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SURGEON

Whose Bad Hands Are These? (Pt. 2)

Dynamic Tension

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: 5051142096562

The second of two specially selected reworks of sections from Surgeons recent operations, the remixes come from the esteemed hands of Monolake, Vex'd and Surgeon himself with two versions of bad hands break. The Monolake remix is possibly their toughest industrial techno workout to date, reinforcing the original samples with precise beat engineering evidently inspired by T++, and Robert Henke's super-structured pad arrangements. Roly Vex'd takes a less direct approach and diverts the energy of the original breakbeat techno into an industrial subbass stepper falling into a … Read more
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SURGEON - Whose Bad Hands Are These? (Pt. 2), Dynamic Tension
SURGEON / AUTECHRE - Whose Bad Hands Are These? (Pt. 1), Dynamic Tension
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SURGEON / AUTECHRE

Whose Bad Hands Are These? (Pt. 1)

Dynamic Tension

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: 5051142096555

Operating at the bleeding edge of current techno, the latest package from Surgeon is the first of two remix selections featuring some of the most forward thinking techno constructions in recent times. Surgeon draws first blood with the original mix of the bone hard 'bad hands break', first heard by these ears in the perfect setting/state of the Ae headlined Sequence rave in Manchester last year, and belying Surgeon's current fixation with the darker end of the dubstep/breakstep spectrum. Also played that same night was the headf*cking 'DisinVectant Dislocated Fing… Read more
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SURGEON / AUTECHRE - Whose Bad Hands Are These? (Pt. 1), Dynamic Tension
SURGEON - Hello Oslo, Counterbalance
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SURGEON

Hello Oslo

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: 5051142096470

Recorded at the Fabrikken club in Oslo on July 4th 2008, these are four sick reworks of tried and tested Surgeon classics culled from his live set. But don't worry, this is defintiely not "Surgeon Unplugged" so there's no acoustic guitars or bongos in earshot, instead you get fortified versions of 'Screw The Roses', 'Body Request', 'October Request' (nope, us neither) and 'Bad Hands Break', all retooled with an intuitive and deadly effective flavour so pungent you can almost taste the sweat on the walls of the club. In the absence of any new Surgeon gear this will fill the gap nicely, but if … Read more
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SURGEON - Hello Oslo, Counterbalance
SURGEON - Floorshow (Pt. 1), Counterbalance
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SURGEON

Floorshow (Pt. 1)

Counterbalance

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: 5051142096456

Resurrecting the Counterbalance imprint for his own devices, Surgeon gets back to making stone cold club killers in the the same mould as 2000's classic midnight club tracks, but given a rigourous overhaul of '06 techniques. Surgeon applies his unique touch to 3 tracks of deadly techno ranging from monolake-indebted deepness to wavey synthetic floaters. Lean future techno bombs.
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SURGEON - Patience, Dynamic Tension
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SURGEON

Patience

Dynamic Tension

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: 5051142096487

Surgeon's seminal 'Patience' 12", the first release on his Dynamic Tension imprint recieves an invaluable reissue, bringing these four tracks of elegant yet brutally effective techno.
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SURGEON - Learning, Dynamic Tension
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SURGEON

Learning

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: 5051142096494

Now available on download formats.
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SURGEON - East Light, Dynamic Tension
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SURGEON

East Light

Dynamic Tension

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: 5051142096524

A four tracker from Surgeon on the 5th Dynamic Tension release, with his straighter sound dropped perfectly on the opener, pure percussive techno with that looped feel executed superbly and the filters put to work on the percussion, backed by a driving 4/4 and a rough as hell bassline that sticks to the groove throughout. A2 is similar but comes complete with bright looped synths that get louder and more prominent as the track progresses, lots of little drum edits keep the groove tight, and the vibe is a tad lighter than the full frontal A1. Flip for a funkier Surgeon heading out with crunchy… Read more
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SURGEON - East Light, Dynamic Tension
SURGEON - Dry, Dynamic Tension
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SURGEON

Dry

Dynamic Tension

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: 5051142096531

The 6th release on Dynamic Tension delivers 4 stormers from Surgeon, and one incredible edit that sounds like a Carl Craig edit, looped out and squashed with precision. The dark chugging a2 cut dispenses with the kick drums for a hard beatless groove, ultra looped and very industrial, while the flip has two dry house cuts from Surgeon. The drums are less distorted, the eq's are a little softer, and the percussion is more funky than sharp, both cuts are minimal, and well worthy of checking for a different take on the Surgeon sound.
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SURGEON - Klonk, Dynamic Tension
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SURGEON

Klonk

Dynamic Tension

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: 5051142096548

Surgeon continues to be the most consistent and impressive Techno producer in the world. Forget about all dancefloor variants, fashion, minimalism or any other trends that happen to cross your radar - Surgeon has developed the kind of intricate yet funked-up hybrid of propelling 4/4 shuffles and impossibly intricate productuion that people have tried to emulate with no success for most of the last decade. Despite (or perhaps because of) his immensely punishing schedule over the last few years, there have been few Surgeon 'solo' releases. Instead he has concentrated recently on British Murder Boys … Read more
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SURGEON - Klonk, Dynamic Tension
SURGEON - Breaking the Frame, Dynamic Tension
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SURGEON

Breaking the Frame

Dynamic Tension

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: 5051142096586

Ten years since his last album, Surgeon returns riding a nine-headed beast on 'Breaking The Frame'. A decade is a relatively long time in musical terms, and while his (increasingly uncommon) singles over that period have remained resolutely 4/4 and heavy, his DJ sets have incorporated a wealth of influence from Dubstep and Bass music in general. This album absorbs those influences and refracts them into an impressive spectrum of styles. His taste for Scorn-like halfstep manifests on opener 'Dark Matter', finding that dynamic tension between turbulent flow and hunchback lurch. Next 'Tr… Read more
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SURGEON - Breaking the Frame, Dynamic Tension
SURGEON - Compliance Momentum, Dynamic Tension
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SURGEON

Compliance Momentum

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: 5051142096579

Two tracks of advanced techno transmissions from the one and only Surgeon. 'Compliance Momentum' is the first new Surgeon release in three years (not counting the "live" release 'Hello Oslo'), making an assuredly solid return to the scene with two pure and incremental progressions of his legendary style. 'Compliance Momentum' bravely shows his ability to draw in outside influences while remaining resolutely techno. He fires off an intricately shaking pattern of sliding Afro-latin syncopations swung around the all important kicks while even incorporating Theo-styled midnight chords bu… Read more
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SURGEON - Compliance Momentum, Dynamic Tension
SURGEON - Body Request, Dynamic Tension
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SURGEON

Body Request

Dynamic Tension

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: 5051142096593

'Body Request' from 2000 is an excellent full-length excursion for Dynamic tension and Surgeon, including the classic 'Instinct', which you should check straight away if you're unfamiliar with it, awesome chords looped over spacious and crisp beats, bright percussion carrying over punchy kick drums and almost Red 2 synths looped tightly and set to a solid and tight groove. 'Sleep (Ultra Violet)' heads in another direction, an almost tech house template that carries the sonar-esque synth noise that repeats and modulates throughout the track, and a more subtle Rob Hood synth that flows across… Read more
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SURGEON - Body Request, Dynamic Tension
SURGEON - Screw the Roses, Counterbalance
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SURGEON

Screw the Roses

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: 5051142096401

'Screw The Roses' is just immense, kicking off with a typical dark starter 'The Prowler' which makes its intentions known straight off the bat. There's a searing ambient number, 'Another Body' which has a cold and bleak feel, but head for the storming tour de force of 'Exhibit (Send The Dogs)' which deploys relentless clanging synth and drums, while 'Shaper Of The Unknown' offers harrowing Ligeti style vocal strings for a serious and dark excursion from the outer reaches of Techno.
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SURGEON - Floorshow (Pt. 2), Counterbalance
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SURGEON

Floorshow (Pt. 2)

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: 5051142096463

Acting as a counterpart to the first floor dedicated installment, Surgeon makes no bones that this is for the dancers, with the first untitled track uncannily prophesising the dubstep/techno crossover thing with dub chords licked into shape over a brittle shaking Surgeon-special rhythm. The second is an outright Chicago styled box banger for all the Green Velvet lovers with an added metallic sheen, thirdly a heads down dark chuggin tool, and finally a Suburban Knight influenced midnight cruiser with ace Detroit synthlines. Ideal!
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SURGEON - Credence, Dynamic Tension
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SURGEON

Credence

Dynamic Tension

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: 5051142096517

"Credence" features some of the most cutting techno from Surgeon - from the opener with its brutal and crunchy percussive line that builds up with a tweaked single kick drum that's added to complete the groove and turn it into a demented breakbeat techno number. A2 has a more looped feel with grinding synth noises and ringing percussion that's a tad more minimal than its predecessor, yet still retaining that signature complex sound. The beatless B1 is pretty full-on and distinctive, Surgeon builds the atmosphere up with percussion, a tense and cold vibe, but with a severe jackhammer bass sound that rams across the rhythms and cements the track to the floor.
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SURGEON - Credence, Dynamic Tension
CARIBOU - Can't Do Without You (Extended Version), City Slang
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CARIBOU

Can't Do Without You (Extended Version)

City Slang

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: SLANG50070DXUK

Dan Snaith (Daphni) puts his Caribou bonnet on for an extended mix of 'Can't Do Without You' from his upcoming 'Our Love' LP.
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TO ROCOCO ROT - Instrument, City Slang
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TO ROCOCO ROT

Instrument

City Slang

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: SLANG50062DUK

The brothers Lippok and Stefan Schneider are joined by downtown NYC legend Arto Lindsay for their first new album in half a decade. Back on Berlin's City Slang, who recently reissued To Rococo Rot's classics, 'Veiculo', 'The Amateur View' and 'Music Is A Hungry Ghost' with I-Sound, we find the trio at their most colourful and playful, and for the first time, including vocals thanks to three contributions from minimalist and mutual admirer, Arto Lindsay. Neatly timed for festive climes, the dry title of 'Instrument' is at odds with the warm charm of their music; ten spaciously layered, s… Read more
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TO ROCOCO ROT - Instrument, City Slang
SMOKEY EMERY - Soundtracks for Invisibility Vol. III: Qui Mal y Pense, HOLODECK Records
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SMOKEY EMERY

Soundtracks for Invisibility Vol. III: Qui Mal y Pense

HOLODECK Records

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ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: HD023

"Since the age of seventeen, Houston-born Daniel Hipólito has been capturing, fragmenting, and reconfiguring his life experiences as Smokey Emery… Soundtracks for Invisibility Vol. III: Qui Mal y Pense depicts a catalog of human conditions from multiple viewpoints and chronologies, allowing each composition to coalesce into a greater framework of substantive contextual meaning and expression… Recorded between 2006-2010 during stints in Austin and San Francisco, Qui Mal y Pense is an Anglo-Norman phrase that translates as "Who Thinks Evil of It" a… Read more
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SMOKEY EMERY - Soundtracks for Invisibility Vol. III: Qui Mal y Pense, HOLODECK Records
BRONZE TEETH - A Waif’s Rent, DIAGONAL
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BRONZE TEETH

A Waif’s Rent

DIAGONAL

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INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: DIAG011

**Diagonal deliver the second of two EP’s from Bronze Teeth, a new project from Dominic Butler of Factory Floor and Richard Smith of Optimo Music’s L/F/D/M. First pressing comes in a limited spot gloss jacket designed by Guy Featherstone. Mastered and cut by Matt Colton** Bronze Teeth bite back with a 2nd EP of bony, hardware-driven techno fizz for Diagonal, housed in another blinding sleeve by Guy Featherstone. Cut from the same electrifying sessions which yielded their debut 12", 'A Waif's Rent' follows suit with rolling, driven momentum and caustic electronics. A-side they jack up … Read more
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BRONZE TEETH - A Waif’s Rent, DIAGONAL
AD BOURKE - Equal Turns EP, FIVE FOLD
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AD BOURKE

Equal Turns EP

FIVE FOLD

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: FFOLD003

Rome's Adam Bourke returns to Fivefold with four slick grooves on the cusp of deep and tech house. 'Divvy' starts up with clipped garage/micro-house shuffle harking back to vintage Farben, and 'Driving Flow' ducks deeper to a dubbed-out aquatic house sound. Flipside, the laidback and hypnotic pastoral arpeggios and jagged electro-house move 'Redlight' marks the EP highlight, and 'Naked Eye' closes to a beatless flutter of jazz piano chords and ambient electronics.
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CASSEGRAIN - Blood Distributed as Pure Colour, PROLOGUE
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CASSEGRAIN

Blood Distributed as Pure Colour

PROLOGUE

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: 0827170440180

Experimental and functional techno from the Cassegrain duo. 'Blood Distributed as Pure Colour' jacks up jagged industrial rhythm and keening, discordant synth lines, and 'Yokai' locks into a tunnelling acid formation whereas 'Hexagon Fifteen' pares back to sort of robotic tribal ritual.
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SIGWARD & OLIVER SUDDEN - Tall Tales, Shabu Recordings

SIGWARD & OLIVER SUDDEN

Tall Tales

Shabu Recordings

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: SHA009

Review to follow shortly…
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VARIOUS - Field Records - Collection, Field Records
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VARIOUS

Field Records - Collection

Field Records

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: FCD01

20 track comp featuring Szare, Remote, Voiski, Resoe, Bleaching Agent and more.
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ERDBEERSCHNITZEL - The Ample Waters, Delsin Records
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ERDBEERSCHNITZEL

The Ample Waters

Delsin Records

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TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: DSR-H8

Frisky boogie disco-inflected house from Erdbeerschnitzel, following 12"s for Delsin and 4Lux. Check for the Amp Fiddler-esque funk of 'The Ample Waters', Lone-style electronic house melabcholy in 'With Level Hopes', and the sweetend downstroke of 'Yet Unfulfilled'.
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