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Thursday, 16 October

ANDREW PEKLER - The Prepaid Piano & Re-played, Senufo Editions / Entr’acte
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ANDREW PEKLER

The Prepaid Piano & Re-played

Senufo Editions / Entr’acte

Format_dot_vinylLP // £11.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: E177

**Edition of 300** Andrew Pekler and Entr'acte present hypnotic, deviant selections from the installation The Prepaid Piano, recorded 21-24 February 2013 during the Unmenschliche Musik/Inhuman Music exhibition at Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin. The title is a very canny description of the installation: a grand Piano was prepared by laying five pre-paid mobile phones on the strings in five different areas on the soundboard, which the audience was encouraged to ring from five stationary telephones. Using contact mics, the vibrations of the strings were then sent to a modu… Read more
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ANDREW PEKLER - The Prepaid Piano & Re-played, Senufo Editions / Entr’acte
SHAFIQ HUSAYN - It's Better for You, Eglo Records
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SHAFIQ HUSAYN

It's Better for You

Eglo Records

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.49

DISCO / BOOGIE / FUNK

Cat. Number: EGLO39

Sa-Ra's Shafiq Husayn leans on a soulful downstroke with 'It's Better For You', the first glimpse of his upcoming album, 'The L∞p'. It's both his Eglo Records debut and his first solo release since 2009. Up top, 'It's Better For You' strikes to the hip with greazy bass licks, keys and shuffling drums laying the ground for his male/female harmonies with Anderson Paak beside an instrumental version and the cosmic boogie budge of 'Re-Incarnation' featuring J Mitchell. Downtown, the strident 'Twelve' bubbles up the plushest soul symphony next to further instrumentals.
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THE WIRE - Issue 369: November 2014, Wire
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THE WIRE

Issue 369: November 2014

Wire

Format_dot_stuffMagazine + CD // £4.50

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE369

*Includes a 20-track Wire Tapper CD* Richard Dawson, he of 'The Magic Bridge', appears on the jacket of this month's edition with half his face covered by a 20-track copy of the Tapper 36, including music from Susanna, Der Plan, Esa Shields RapoonTomaga and many more. There's also an Invisible Jukebox with Cooly G, Belgian composer Moniek Darge in cross-platform, articles on Katei Gately, Ascetic House, Beatrice Dillon, and a fine primer on Autechre's myriad remix works. All the usual news, reviews, listings, too.
WITCH - Vent, PT5
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WITCH

Vent

PT5

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £6.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: PT5001

Diverse techno murder from UK's Witch duo backed with Shifted and Truss remixes on the 1st release from Happa and Al Gill's Part Five Records. From the heads-down, rugged approach to their noisily visceral production values, Witch's original tracks stand as prime examples of the new techno skool, differentiated from former classes by their more ascetic, blistered style. The A-side is a spring-loaded industrial kicker packing proper heat which is channelled into a more funked-up, carefully stuttering remix by Truss. B-side, they come on like AFX's 'Elephant Song' with the strobing alarm stabs and crushed … Read more
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DORIAN CONCEPT - Joined Ends, Ninja Tune
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DORIAN CONCEPT

Joined Ends

Ninja Tune

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

BEATS / HIP HOP

Cat. Number: ZEN214

**180g vinyl. Foil-blocked jacket with download code** A long time coming, 'Joined Ends' finally provides a follow-up LP to Dorian Concept's hyper-coloured debut, 'When Planets Explode' (2009). In the meantime the Austrian producer has been conspicuous by his absence from the scene, during a time which the likes of FlyLo, Rustie and HudMo have flourished with a lush, complex sound quite similar to his own. On return with 'Joined Ends' he's now best compared with the jazzy fruit of FaltyDL or Dego, a nimble warp and weft of classically trained virtuosity and processed instrumentation done … Read more
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DORIAN CONCEPT

Joined Ends

Ninja Tune

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

BEATS / HIP HOP

Cat. Number: ZENCD214

A long time coming, 'Joined Ends' finally provides a follow-up LP to Dorian Concept's hyper-coloured debut, 'When Planets Explode' (2009). In the meantime the Austrian producer has been conspicuous by his absence from the scene, during a time which the likes of FlyLo, Rustie and HudMo have flourished with a lush, complex sound quite similar to his own. On return with 'Joined Ends' he's now best compared with the jazzy fruit of FaltyDL or Dego, a nimble warp and weft of classically trained virtuosity and processed instrumentation done with a light-hearted soul and heavy funk. Now working wit… Read more
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DORIAN CONCEPT - Joined Ends, Ninja Tune
ANJOU - Anjou, Kranky
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ANJOU

Anjou

Kranky

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

MODERN CLASSICAL / AMBIENT

Cat. Number: KRANK185LP

Anjou is the beautifully enigmatic reunion of Labradford's Mark Nelson (Pan American) and Robert Donne with fellow Kranky star, percussionist Steven Hess. The result of four years writing and editing, it marks Donne and Nelson's first collaboration since Labradford's 'fixed:content' (2000) and the first meeting of Pan American's Nelson and Hess since 'Cloud Room, Glass Room' (2013). Now older, wiser, quieter, the trio offer a subtly involving, hazily detailed ambient suite gleaned from an intricate process of modular synthesis, Max/MSP programming and live instrumentation. Essentially it takes the trio'… Read more
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ANJOU - Anjou, Kranky
VARIOUS - Tempa Allstars (Vol. 7), Tempa
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VARIOUS

Tempa Allstars (Vol. 7)

Tempa

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £11.49

GRIME / FWD

Cat. Number: TEMPA094

Tempa Allstars Vol.7 represents a widening and readjustment of UK dread/bass space with a mixture of new halfstep and cyber/tribal aesthetics. Keysound hero Wen defines the new sound with the gutted grime-techno sound designs of 'Push Back', where Alex Coulton and Batu follow suit with a palette of tribal drums and cyber-dub dread also at 130bpm - Batu's 'Ghosted' is a big one for Beneath fans. The rest of the session tends towards subtle mutations of the halfstep genome, from Innasound's Loefah-style loper 'Step Fourth' and the tectonic shockwaves in Perverse's 'Jacobin', to the biting electric edge of 'Nano' from AXH.
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VARIOUS - Tempa Allstars (Vol. 7), Tempa
VARIOUS - Arkansas at 78 RPM: Corn Dodgers & Hoss Hair Pullers, Dust to Digital
*The ever-excellent Dust To Digital compile 1920's Hilbilly and 1930's country music across a packed CD* "This album carries the listener from the hillbilly music craze of the ’20s to the song-based country music of the late ’30s. Scarcely more than a decade, but a period, in music as in all American life, of galvanic change. This CD serves as the soundtrack album to the newly-released photograph book, “Making Pictures: Three for a Dime” by Maxine Payne. All of the photos in this package are from the same cache of photographs taken by the Massengil family in t… Read more
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VARIOUS - Arkansas at 78 RPM: Corn Dodgers & Hoss Hair Pullers, Dust to Digital
MARCELUS - Shine, Tresor Records
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MARCELUS

Shine

Tresor Records

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £6.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: TRESOR269

Strongback techno from a spearhead of the new French techno wave for Berlin's Tresor. 'Red Dance' runs ruffshod with clattering drums and guttural bass shift yoked to a tight, driving momentum; 'Worship The Bass' brings a grittier Chicago-style buck; 'Shine' dices with trippier, hypnotic dubbing, cutting the kick drum anchor before drifting into the celestial ambient space of 'Astral'.
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HUXLEY - I Want You (w/ Youandewan Mix), AUS Music

HUXLEY

I Want You (w/ Youandewan Mix)

AUS Music

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £9.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: AUS1470

Huxley expands upon 'I Want You', the moody lead track from his debut album, 'Blurred'. Roses Gabor coats chiming chords, wraped bass and icy trance sprinkles with her velvety vocal in the original, which Huxley beefs up with more rugged bass and straighter arrangement in the Club Rub. Youandewan's version takes it to a much quieter corner of the dance for some heads-down, neckin' effect, and Huxley brings the party up with again with the infectious, swinging momentum of 'Sphere'.
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FUTURE 3 - With & Without, Morr Music
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FUTURE 3

With & Without

Morr Music

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: MM131

**Electronic pop and ambient electronica from a trio of Denmark's most trusted producers, Anders Remmer (Dub Tractor), Jesper Skaaning (Acustic), Thomas Knak (Opiate) aka Future 3, joined by vocalists Benoit Pioulard and Anja T. Lahrmann** "Future 3 return with an album of airy, ethereal-yet-epic compositions that both nod to the trio's nineties roots but also take in all the various musical experiments, ventures, and releases that have seen the light of day since 2001. The band's first album in 13 years, With and Without inhabits, as the title indicates, two different kinds of sonic realms: The… Read more
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FUTURE 3 - With & Without, Morr Music
FUTURE 3 - With & Without, Morr Music
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FUTURE 3

With & Without

Morr Music

Format_dot_vinylLP // £17.49

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: MM131LP

**Electronic pop and ambient electronica from a trio of Denmark's most trusted producers, Anders Remmer (Dub Tractor), Jesper Skaaning (Acustic), Thomas Knak (Opiate) aka Future 3, joined by vocalists Benoit Pioulard and Anja T. Lahrmann** "Future 3 return with an album of airy, ethereal-yet-epic compositions that both nod to the trio's nineties roots but also take in all the various musical experiments, ventures, and releases that have seen the light of day since 2001. The band's first album in 13 years, With and Without inhabits, as the title indicates, two different kinds of sonic realms: T… Read more
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FUTURE 3 - With & Without, Morr Music
I.N.T - Percy La Rock EP, Rwina Records

I.N.T

Percy La Rock EP

Rwina Records

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £6.99

BEATS / HIP HOP

Cat. Number: RWINA025

**Diverse, classy beat suite by Dutch DJ/producer, from neck-snappers to softer soul styles including an ace with Detroit's Guilty Simpson** "Percy Samidjono, better known by his stage name I.N.T. is a Dutch producer, DJ and performing artist originally from Amsterdam and Rwina's newest addition to its artist roster. "Percy La Rock" was the name given to I.N.T. by Charlie Ahearn, the director of Wildstyle. This seven-track EP is a diverse and unique record in the hip-hop/soul spectrum, with dreamy vocals from singers like Steve Hartley and Sasha Vee and some proper brag n' boast raps from the… Read more
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I.N.T - Percy La Rock EP, Rwina Records
SEBASTIAN MULLAERT & EITAN REITER - Reflections Of Nothingness, MULE MUSIQ
"“Enter The Spiral” - the title of the opening track by the first collaborative work between Sebastian Mullaert and Eitan Reiter - emerged out of a freeflowing improvised communication between the DJs and producers from Sweden and Israel. They first met at a festival in Tulum, Mexico where they played together at the end of the Mayan calendar. You cannot put their collaboration into one stylistic corner - you can only say that all their music distributes the feeling of an unvarnished musical trip. If you like you can call “Reflections Of Nothingness” a Rolan… Read more
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SEBASTIAN MULLAERT & EITAN REITER - Reflections Of Nothingness, MULE MUSIQ
JULIO BASHMORE - Simple Love feat. J'Danna, Broadwalk Records LTD
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JULIO BASHMORE

Simple Love feat. J'Danna

Broadwalk Records LTD

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.49

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: BW010

'Floor-raising disco-house tackle from Julio Bashmore back on Broadwalk. Gunning for the mirror-ball on both sides, his 'Simple Love' workout is more low key, cruising on plump subs and shuffled hi-hats with the kind of glowing, wavey chords that make it feel like you've mistakenly gobbled a Gary with your lunch (no pun intended). 'Petals', on the other hand, is bang up for it, cutting shapes with skewed disco loops hingeing on massive claps and shuttered rhythms like some Soundhack track deployed during happy hour at P'bar.
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THURSTON MOORE - The Best Day, Matador
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THURSTON MOORE

The Best Day

Matador

Format_dot_cdCD // £9.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: OLE1062

Thurston Moore’s first solo record since 2010’s Demolished Thoughts features James Sedwards of Nought (guitar), Deb Googe of My Bloody Valentine (bass) and Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth (drums), the album radiates with both his signature thrashing electric guitars as well as blissful 12-string acoustic ballads..
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THURSTON MOORE - The Best Day, Matador
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THURSTON MOORE

The Best Day

Matador

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £14.99

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: OLE1061

Thurston Moore’s first solo record since 2010’s Demolished Thoughts features James Sedwards of Nought (guitar), Deb Googe of My Bloody Valentine (bass) and Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth (drums), the album radiates with both his signature thrashing electric guitars as well as blissful 12-string acoustic ballads..
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VARIOUS / LTM - The American Avant-Garde in the 20th Century, LTM Recordings
Following on from "A Young Person’s Guide to the Avant-Garde”, LTM compile a more comprehensive overview of The American Avant-Garde in the 20th Century. Commencing with early pioneers Charles Ives and George Antheil (including the celebrated, Futuristic Ballet Mechanique of 1924), this chronological double disc collection also includes pieces by emigre arrivals in the New World such as Leo Ornstein, Dane Rudhyar and Edgard Varese, as well homegrown composers including Henry Cowell, Carl Ruggles and Roger Sessions. The second half of the disc offers works by a … Read more
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VARIOUS / LTM - The American Avant-Garde in the 20th Century, LTM Recordings
KILLAWATT - Convoys EP, RUN OUT RUN
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KILLAWATT

Convoys EP

RUN OUT RUN

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £6.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: RUNOR1005

Killawatt continues to explore techno styles and tempos with severe results on his debut for Tom Dicicco's Run Out Run label. Four tracks veers farther than ever from his dubstep output and into a twisted form of techno resembling something like Rrose raised in bassbin. The A-side tweaks out a proper minimal vortex in 'Convoys' beside the offset stagger and tribalist cadence of 'Ball & Socket'; B-side ' arches up a hairy-backed stomper called 'Primary Panic', and gfets back to breakbeat business with the taut, Fairlight-style bass lashes and gear-grinding drums of 'Sinkhole'.
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KILLAWATT - Convoys EP, RUN OUT RUN
DRAX - Phosphene (Perc & Truss / AnD / The Exaltics Mixes), Perc Trax Ltd
**Clear wax in PVC sleeve with insert** Perc & Truss, AnD, and The Exaltics remix Drax's 'Phosphene' banger. A-side, Perc & Truss trample the life out of it with hoofing industrial kicks and blood-drawing synthlines; B-side, AnD lock into airless white bread loops laced with EBM bassline progression, and The Exaltics pump it hard with pneumatic electro bass and scrabbling acid synthlines balanced by moody pads.
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KATE TEMPEST - Circles (Micachu / Mike Skinner Remixes), Big Dada
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Award-winning poet, playwright and rapper Kate Tempest drops the 3rd single from her acclaimed album, 'Everybody Down' for Big Dada, backed with crafty Mike Skinner and Micachu remixes. In 'Circles' she's like London's answer to Sleaford Mods, bouncing street-level bars over a skippy minimal backing, whereas 'The Truth' feels more rugged, on the cusp of old electro and hip hop swagger. Miek Skinner jives 'Circles' with elegant triplets and strings, whilst Micachu gives the highlight in a slow-slamming but piquant remix of 'The Truth'.
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THE BODY / SANDWORM - Split LP, Thrill Jockey
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THE BODY / SANDWORM

Split LP

Thrill Jockey

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: THRILL379LP

**Transparent green vinyl w/ download code** "The Body and Sandworm are two bands with roots in the Providence underground that take unbridled negativity and spin it in opposite directions. The Body, legendary in both underground extreme music enclaves and the wider community of metal fans, are masters of expansive expressions of pure sadness that incorporate sounds and instruments far beyond what is typical in the realm of heavy metal. Sandworm is the young and hungry duo of Ben Eberle and Pat Reilly, bursting out of the gate on this, their first proper release, with a collection of raw … Read more
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THE BODY / SANDWORM - Split LP, Thrill Jockey
JANE WEAVER - The Silver Globe, Finders Keepers Records
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JANE WEAVER

The Silver Globe

Finders Keepers Records

Format_dot_vinylLP // £15.49

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: 019EGGSLP

Like all good parables Jane Weaver’s sixth solo album, a concept album called ‘The Silver Globe’, is as multifaceted as it is beguiling. Part coming of age / part cautionary tale and part romantic paeon, this twelve track synth ridden post- apocalyptic prog pop opus is based on tightly embroidered, non-linear recurring themes and inspired by esoteric stories, cosmic imagery and refiltered past experiences. Written from the optimistic vantage of a long- standing female independent artist, in an desperately evolving industry, Jane’s latest set of self penned pop abstractions combine mecha… Read more
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JANE WEAVER - The Silver Globe, Finders Keepers Records
JANE WEAVER - The Silver Globe, Finders Keepers Records
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JANE WEAVER

The Silver Globe

Finders Keepers Records

Format_dot_cdCD // £10.49

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: 019EGGSCD

Like all good parables Jane Weaver’s sixth solo album, a concept album called ‘The Silver Globe’, is as multifaceted as it is beguiling. Part coming of age / part cautionary tale and part romantic paeon, this twelve track synth ridden post- apocalyptic prog pop opus is based on tightly embroidered, non-linear recurring themes and inspired by esoteric stories, cosmic imagery and refiltered past experiences. Written from the optimistic vantage of a long- standing female independent artist, in an desperately evolving industry, Jane’s latest set of self penned pop abstractions combine mechani… Read more
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NIGHTMARES ON WAX - A Word Of Science (Vinyl Reissue), Warp Records
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NIGHTMARES ON WAX

A Word Of Science (Vinyl Reissue)

Warp Records

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £17.49

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: WARPLP4R

*Double gatefold vinyl repress with printed inner sleeves and a download card for the full audio* Reissue of Nightmares On Wax’s first and finest album. ‘A Word Of Science’ - capturing the hardcore rave sound of the initial duo line-up of George ‘E.A.S.E.’ Evelyn and Kevin ‘Boy Wonder’ Harper. The original vinyl release of ‘A Word Of Science’ was a single LP which dropped three of the tracks included on the CD version. For this edition Warp have re-cut the album as a double LP for improved bass response and the missing three tracks (‘B.W.T.M.’, ‘Sal Batardes’ and ‘E.A.S.E.’) appear on vinyl for the first time.
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NIGHTMARES ON WAX - A Word Of Science (Vinyl Reissue), Warp Records
NIGHTMARES ON WAX - Carboot Soul  (Vinyl Reissue), Warp Records

NIGHTMARES ON WAX

Carboot Soul (Vinyl Reissue)

Warp Records

Format_dot_vinyl2LP // £17.49

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: WARPLP61R

*Double gatefold vinyl repress with printed inner sleeves and a download card for the full audio* Reissue of Nightmares On Wax’s third album from 1999. Four years on from the critically acclaimed ‘Smokers Delight’, the follow-up is an extension of the dreamy soul and jazz-influenced downtempo hip hop of the former record.
DAUWD - Saleh, Kompakt
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DAUWD

Saleh

Kompakt

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £7.99

TECHNO / HOUSE

Cat. Number: Kompakt317

Six months since his Kompakt debut, Dauwd returns to Cologne's finest with two supple, hypnotic tech-house rollers. 'Saleh' sashays across the A-side, ushered by padded kicks and woozy acid bass smudged with celestial melodies in the nicest manner. 'Moiety' on the other hand is urged by a pensive bass hook and dusty, slinky drums to levitating effect for floaty dancefloor moments.
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NEIL LANDSTRUMM - Knights Of Shame, Kick + Clap
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NEIL LANDSTRUMM

Knights Of Shame

Kick + Clap

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.49

INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: BEC5161865

Landstrumm gets on a bonky acid bogle with guest appearances from The Ghost Plumber and Bill Youngman. Uptown, he delivers two solo shots, the natty 8-bit techno burner 'Cheeseburgers With Beltram' and the cheeky bubble of 'Cloud Berries'. Downtown, he links with The Ghost Plumber for a rugged bleep techno jack called 'I Can't Keep Up', and with Bill Youngman for the percolating rimshots, soggy bass and splashing bleeps of 'Let Me Twist Her'. Debut release from the Kick + Clap label, great name…
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DJ ROCCA - Destination To The Sun, ITALIAN RECORDS
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DJ ROCCA

Destination To The Sun

ITALIAN RECORDS

Format_dot_vinyl12" // £8.99

DISCO / BOOGIE / FUNK

Cat. Number: EXIT0004

Updated yet timeless Italo-disco by Dimitri From Paris collaborator, DJ Rocca. Frontside fires up the original 'Flying Mix' of 'Destination To The Sun' replete with dreamy vocal and well toned 12-cylinder bass arpeggios. Backside drops the vocal for a driving, elated Dubstrumental, and a more spaced-out remix from Leo Mas & Fabrice.
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