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Juno Recommends Electro Best of 2021

Juno Recommends Electro

Juno Recommends Electro

Juno Recommends Electro Best of 2021
Cat: EMOTEC 001. Rel: 26 Jul 21
Dreamcoast (6:03)
Wheel Of Time (6:02)
Echolab (5:12)
Cyclotron (5:55)
Review: MOY has been whipping a very tasty strain of braindance over the past year across a number of labels such as AC Records, Batrachian and Exalt. These are surely bountiful times for warm, playful acid and tricksy electro, and this latest drop from the London-based artist on new label Emotec surely adds fuel to the fire. MOY's sound is rounded and self-assured, striding forth with the moody, breaks n' bleeps vibe of 'Dreamcoast' and bolstered by the emotional jack of 'Wheel Of Time'. 'Echolab' has a fatter, more polished finish to it, but once again the gnarly 101 and 303 lines are front and centre. 'Cyclotron' offers up something a little deeper to close the EP out, completing a beautifully rendered set of braindance dynamics.
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 in stock $8.50
Carl Finlow - "The Oberth Effect" (6:37)
Plant43 - "Forcefield Deactivation" (5:56)
Mr Ho & Xiaolin - "No Change To How I Feel" (6:32)
Alfred - "Galaxy Quest" (6:08)
Review: 20/20 Vision's intrepid explorations beyond the ionosphere continue apace with the latest gaseous exchange in their Exit Planet Earth series, once again welcoming a stellar hit list of electro operators onto spacebound wax. First up is label mainstay Carl Finlow, who once again exercises his considerable production prowess with a lithe and limber body popper, while Plant43 takes things stripped and sinister with the deliciously dark 'Forcefield Deactivation'. Mr Ho and Xiaolin team up for the spacious techno thumper 'No Change To How I Feel', and Alfred completes the set with twinkling delights of 'Galaxy Quest'.
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out of stock $12.23
The Kingdom Of Scotland (3:47)
Without You On Christmas (1:59)
Keep Him On The Line (7:01)
The Kingdom Of Scotland (English version) (3:25)
The Kingdom Of Scotland (Roy Of The Ravers remix) (5:05)
Review: Acid Waxa take a break from carrying Roy's mind-warping rave gear to bring you the deep donking, hardstyle hype-up of 'The Kingdom Of Scotland' by Romeo Taylor. You may have already heard the track bouncing around the odd mix or two for those with a penchant for full-fat hard dance with a wry comedic edge. On one hand it's a patriotic pelter, on the other it's a neo-rave laff which will comfortably lodge itself in your brain, more than ably backed up by some more wayward ravey gags and headsy gear (watch out for the simmering, heads-down wave-splashed techno of 'Keep Him On The Line'. Roy Of The Ravers is on hand to deliver a more direct remix of 'The Kingdom Of Scotland' on the B side which blows the original out into a wigged out, spooked up acid gurgler. oot!
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 in stock $7.44
Cat: MON 021. Rel: 12 Apr 21
Exzakt & BFX - "Nasty Girl" (5:25)
Exzakt & BFX - "Nasty Beat" (5:41)
BFX - "Jelly" (5:50)
Exzakt - "Taking Over The System" (5:24)
Review: With a sleazy electro steez that would make The Egyptian Lover blush, Exzakt and BFX shore up on Monotone with the kind of dark and steamy workout that can't fail to do the damage in the club. 'Nasty Girl' rides a razor sharp 808 beat with some Kraftwerk embellishments, a dirty line in monosynths and some creepy vocoder action. If the vox are too much, there's a stripped back 'Beats' mix too, while on the B side BFX goes it alone on the bleepy 'Jelly', and Exzakt rounds things out with the more atmospheric, sci-fi channeling 'Taking Over The System'.
out of stock $11.69
Carl Finlow - "Islands"
Carl Finlow - "Conflict"
Voice Stealer - "Undercover"
Silicon Scally - "Moment"
Carl Finlow - "Equilibrium"
Carl Finlow - "Texture Map"
Voice Stealer - "Evaluation"
Carl Finlow - "Endgame"
Review: REPRESS ALERT: Carl Finlow is one of the great unsung heroes of British electronic music, with a raft of aliases and projects that burst with inventive production, warmth and a sense of fun that so much slickly produced techno and electro misses. For Those That Knoe are doing the right thing in gathering together some choice cuts from over the years - the Voice Stealer jams in particular stand out with their miscreant tones and overall uneasy atmosphere tapping into the malaise of the darker Drexciya-related output. There are all shades of electro to be enjoyed on here though, and hopefully it'll place Finlow on the radar for a few more heads.
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out of stock $21.27
Cat: ACIWAX 32. Rel: 15 Feb 21
Melchester Acid (part 3) (6:30)
Melchester Acid (part 2) (5:49)
Emotinium (11:45)
Home Game Acid (edit) (13:16)
Away Game Acid (edit) (12:04)
Review: Hold on to your gum boots and pack the squelch-proofs, Roy Of The Ravers is back with more of his peerless machine gurgles from the acid dimension. 'Melchester Acid (Part 3)' picks up midway through what sounds like a particularly gnarly jam where a grotty thump and slow sweeping filter work is finely balanced by a seductively spooky atmosphere. If 'Part 2' that follows is from the same jam it doesn't show, as this beast takes a more malevolent route into the heart of acid darkness. The big news on this release though is a much-needed vinyl pressing of 'Emotinium', the track that broke Roy to the wider populace back in 2015 thanks to its keen, AFX-approved sense of braindance romanticism.
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out of stock $22.33
Cat: VIS 323. Rel: 08 Nov 21
Proton Mass (6:15)
Centronix (6:02)
Axiom (6:55)
Cascade Lasers (6:14)
Review: Carl Finlow has been a prominent name in UK electro since the mid-90s, releasing music at an astonishing rate under a variety of monikers. Silicon Scally defines his most strictly electro-oriented project, reflective of the Kraftwerk era and the emerging electro-scene, with releases on respected labels such as Cultivated Electronics, CPU and of course 20/20 Vision, with music from a variety of Carl's monikers being amongst the labels earliest releases.

'Crushed' is a sought after album project originally self-released on Finlow's Bandcamp during the 2020 lockdown. We felt the release was to important to be overlooked without a much deserved run of vinyl, so have pressed a limited run of records featuring futuristic electro highlights and the best unreleased cuts.

'Proton Mass' kicks things off with perfectly crafted robotic funk, solid mechanical breaks and mind bending glitches, setting the landscape for a journey into the abyss with Silicon Scally unshakeably at the helm. 'Centronix' follows up with razor-sharp rocking beats, squelchy bass and jarring grooves as if designed for high pace no nonsense club sets from the likes of DJ Stingray or Helena Hauff.

On the flip side 'Axiom' takes us deeper into the void with dark basslines, complex drums and unapologetically disorientating frequencies. A track that makes us question if Finlow has transcend to a future state where he is more machine than man, sending psychoactive messages in the form of killer electro cuts.

'Cascade Lasers' wraps up this epic dose of electro with interstellar energy, driving things home with deep bass wobbles, high octane breaks, wrapped grooves and tormenting yet playful synth licks. Yet another release that has us convinced the late great Andrew Weatherall was indeed correct!

"For quite a number of years now I have been convinced that Mr Finlow is a conduit for musical transmissions beamed from a parallel universe, sometime in the future" - Andrew Weatherall.

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 in stock $10.63
Danger (feat Paris The Black Flu) (4:23)
Floorwax (feat Foremost Poets) (4:39)
Floorwax (feat Foremost Poets - Cardopusher remix) (5:10)
Floorwax (feat Foremost Poets - Hrdvsion remix) (5:05)
Review: Captain Mustache is a new energy in the club scene who surfaced with a bang last year and has since notched up releases on Bordello A Parigi, My Favourite Robot, Bedrock and Kompakt no less. Now he's stepping forth with his biggest belters to date on Return To Disorder, kicking off with the massive 'Danger' featuring certifiable legend Paris The Black Fu on vocal duties. 'Floorwax' is also packing some club scene clout into its electro fantasy, with the mighty Foremost Poets sneaking some spooky lyrics into the mix. On the flip, 'Floorwax' gets remixed by Cardopusher and Hrdvision, who respectively jack the track up and freak it right out, widening the scope of the record without leaving the seedy ambience Return To Disorder prefers to lurk in.
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out of stock $10.63
Cat: PLANT43 005. Rel: 10 May 21
Interlinked (5:51)
Ancient Voice (6:12)
The Silent Flock (5:44)
Review: 'Interlinked' is the fifth release on Emile Facey's new imprint, however the title track was originally written just after the UK's EU referendum in 2016. Having forged many strong musical ties with other European countries over many years, the UK's vote to leave the EU left him feeling disconnected and saddened. Now that the UK has left the EU and musicians try to navigate the impact on electronic music, a culture that thrives on being completely 'interlinked' he felt it was time to release this track that expresses that sadness but also conveys some hope for a future in which music can connect us all again. The B side starts with the driving urgency of 'Ancient Voice', future electro designed to move dance floors when they return. Closing track 'The Silent Flock' is a slower, more contemplative expression of discovery and hope.

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out of stock $12.75
Cat: VIS 325. Rel: 22 Nov 21
Direct Hit (7:13)
Direct Hit (Cignol remix) (6:26)
Iris (5:21)
Core Velocity (6:11)
Review: 20/20 Vision has always been a label that sets the bar high when it comes to dancefloor releases - one of Yorkshire's most treasured institutions, to say the least. And while historically the imprint has often been on a tech-y house tip, lest we forget the is the crew that were letting a then-emergent Paul Woolford explore the outer reaches of electro house and breaks way back when, and that attitude hasn't really changed since.

Here the team hand the spotlight to another Leeds name, Alfred, who responds with three original tracks that are punchy, funky, engaging and hugely impactful. Broken beats, subtle rave hoover lines, mind-melting synth arpeggiations and a thoroughly futuristic feeling throughout. Definitely a powerful addition to any DJ's arsenal - the sort of tunes that can marry up well with so many styles and always grab maximum attention.
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out of stock $10.63
Cat: INFILTRATE 07. Rel: 18 Jan 21
Moderated Lies (4:59)
The Least Resistance (5:46)
Propeller (4:59)
Logicphrenia (5:37)
Review: Alex Jann continues to be a vital force within the contemporary electro scene. Following standout spots on Unknown To The Unknown, DMK and Censor over the past couple of years, he now lands on Burnski's Infiltrate label with some especially taut, heads-down gear for those looking to stretch out the dynamics of their machine funk DJ sets. 'Moderated Lies' is a snappy, eerie workout with a rasping snare and nagging low-end synth hook, while 'The Least Resistance' works deeper dimensions of texture and atmosphere around a snaking beat. 'Propeller' is a more malevolent affair that ups the tempo and fires off a more snarling, acidic sound palette. 'Logicphrenia' revels in the richest sound design of the EP, sounding like an orchestra of malfunctioning machines locked into a serious groove. That's a good thing, obviously.
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out of stock $9.04
Cat: INFILTRATE 09. Rel: 02 Aug 21
Nova (5:08)
Binary (4:36)
Celestial (5:39)
Decay (4:22)
Review: Since launching in 2018, Constant Sound's electro-fired offshoot Inflitrate has put out some superb music from artists including such admired old hands as Borai, London Modular Alliance and Ste Roberts. On the label's first missive of 2021, it welcomes Relpek AKA Constant Sound regular Kepler (both aliases of Leeds-based Matthew Farrow). What we get is a series of well-made and well thought out electro numbers that combine punchy beats and fuzzy analogue basslines with a variety of spacey and ear-catching musical elements (lead lines, chords, riffs etc). Rumbling and far-sighted A-side cuts 'Nova' and 'Binary' are arguably the toughest and most club-ready, while 'Celestial' and 'Delay' are a little deeper and more melancholic in tone. Impressive stuff all told.
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out of stock $8.50
Cat: PLANT43 004R. Rel: 21 Jun 21
Storm Control
Hydraulic Machines
Sparks In The Grey Light
Review: The legendary Plant43 has his much loved and quick to sell out December 2020 EP Storm Control reissued in limited quantities here. The three tracks are electro perfection right from the off. The title cut 'Storm Control' is all glassy lines and slick boom bap, with celestial pads and plenty of spaced out signifiers. 'Hydraulic Machines' gets a little more pensive and roomy, with room to let the lush chord progressions really sink in while a knotted bass and drum combo carries on below. 'Sparks In The Grey Light' then slows things down yet further, with star gazing melodies and pixelated chords bring a future retro feel over a mournful baseline.
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 in stock $14.36
Boiling Bubble (Reedale Rise remix)
Boiling Bubble
Review: France's Gaugain brothers have built up an impressive discography as G-Prod since making their debut in 2013, in the process releasing music on such established imprints as R&S and Brique Rouge. Here they bring their deservedly high reputation to Fourier Transform, a recently launched imprint. Interestingly, the EP launches not with their original mix of warming, melodious electro number 'Boiling Bubble' (you'll find that later in the EP), but rather a sparkling, surging, sun-kissed and breathlessly life-affirming Reedale Rise remix of the same track that's genuinely brilliant (like much of the Liverpool-based producer's work). Elsewhere, 'Disobedience' is an ambient-influenced chunk of ultra-deep house, while 'Biomatic' is an acid-splattered deep electro treat.
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out of stock $7.19
Cat: PBX 32. Rel: 21 Jun 21
K1 - "Star Gazing" (feat Dopllereffekt) (4:27)
Dopllereffekt - "Telescope Array" (7:52)
Review: Keith Tucker and Gerald Donald of Dopplereffekt did it......They finally got together two of the originators from the monumental Detroit electronic groups Aux88 and Drexciya. The combination of these two musicians has created a retro bombardment of funk as only Keith Tucker and Gerald Donald can bring. That unearthly eerie funk and strings from other worlds. This release gives a sense of a melding of Cybotron and Kraftwerk....That snappy intelligent funk that Detroit so heavily influenced and unleashed to the universe.
 in stock $18.61
Cat: INFILTRATE LP01. Rel: 22 Nov 21
The Source (4:53)
Reconnect (4:02)
Saturn (4:13)
Isolate (4:28)
Void (4:53)
Objective (4:29)
Stargate (4:18)
Flash (4:30)
Reflect (5:28)
Horizons (5:12)
Review: Back in 2018, previously unheard artist James Infiltrate impressed via a punchy EP of club-focused electro numbers. It later emerged that the mysterious producer was none other than Constant Sound founder Burnski. Here he dons the alias once more for a full-length excursion three years in the making. It's a fine album, too, with the long-serving producer delivering a winning combination of punchy, club-ready beats, sci-fi fired synth sounds, moody Michigan bass and the kind of authentically spacey atmosphere that has long been associated with the greatest electro records. There's also enough subtle variety in terms of tempo and style to guarantee that you'll not get bored of it any time soon. Highly impressive, but did we really expect anything less?
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 in stock $14.88
Cat: CE 038. Rel: 05 Apr 21
Sorace (6:37)
Teogre (6:47)
Quidra (6:50)
Orrere (6:18)
out of stock $11.97
Petrovski - "Black Gloves" (2:42)
240 Interceptor - "Corpsepaint" (5:28)
Luke Eargoggle & Johan Inkinen - "I Program" (5:49)
Encounter - "Fischers Home" (3:33)
Review: It would be too easy to draw parallels between the icy electro of Petrovski's opening tune 'Black Gloves' and the frozen snow caps of the Robotdisco Electronix label's Icelandic homeland, but that doesn't mean we won't do it. 240 Interceptor's 'Corpsepaint' is another cold and frosty joint with pixelated synths and crashing hits over a crawling baseline. Luke Eargoggle & Johan Inkinen channel computer madness and abstract Kraftwerk on their 'I Program' and Encounter closes out with the blistering bass of 'Fischers Home.' It's stark, jacked up and perfect for dark, strobe lit spaces.
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out of stock $7.71
Client 03 - "Regression Container" (5:53)
Sterac Electronics - "Reinstated" (5:38)
The Advent & Zein Ferreira - "Seven" (5:41)
Christian Smith - "Pressure Drop" (4:14)
Review: Those with a deep knowledge of electro and techno will be salivating at the prospect of More Than A Machine: Part 1, an EP that boasts cuts from such legends of the scene as Sterac Electronics, The Advent and Christian Smith. All deliver the goods, of course, as does rising star Client 03, whose EP-opening 'Regression Container' brilliantly flips between shimmering, deep space ambient and warming, tactile electro dreaminess. Those looking for more rugged and robust club fare should check Sterac Electronics 'Reinstated', with its' out-there lead lines and machine-gun bass, and the sleazy, up-tempo futurism of the Adveny and Zein Ferreira's 'Seven'. Christian Smith's deep, Kraftwerk-influenced 'Pressure Drop' rounds off a predictably strong EP.
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 in stock $13.30
Cat: MAS 038. Rel: 20 Sep 21
Soul Makossa (4:18)
Fantasia (3:32)
out of stock $13.82
I Need A Freak (5:48)
If I Gave You A Party (5:36)
You Are My Sexual Connection (4:46)
Exercise Your Ass Off (5:38)
KISSING (6:16)
We Didn't Say It (6:17)
We Want Prince (6:05)
These Are The Things That I Like (6:29)
Review: Dark Entries is pleased to announce a deluxe reissue of Sexual Harrassment's 1983 opus I Need A Freak. Lynn Tolliver, DJ/Program Director at Cleveland's WZAK, adopted the pseudonym David Payton in order to keep his musical endeavors separate from his public persona. Sexual Harrassment (misspelled deliberately) was formed as a concept band, with members selected based on appearance and choreographic skill rather than musical ability. Tolliver's explicit lyrics focused on the central themes of desire and sexual relations. Working at a studio in Akron, he recorded an album of quirky-yet-lurid electro funk, which was released on Heat Records. Tolliver remarks, "I learned as a youngster, sex sells! The things that are rated the worst - violence, horror and sex - are the things people want to see or hear about." I Need a Freak was a surprise hit, selling over 100,000 copies.
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 in stock $28.19
Hissinger - "Rapid Flapper" (4:26)
Rondo - "99 R04" (4:10)
Encounter - "Amtrak 2" (3:38)
Petrovski - "Serenade" (2:20)
Luke Eargoggle - "Use The Key" (6:51)
Review: First time distribution for this killer Icelandic electro label Robotdisco Electronix, featring Hissinger, Rondo, Encounter, Petrovski, & Luke Eargoggle.
out of stock $8.50
Cat: CPU 01100010. Rel: 31 May 21
Revelations (5:51)
Walk Over (4:53)
Walk Over (Carl Finlow remix) (6:04)
Revelations (Fleck ESC remix) (5:36)
Review: Is there any label that has had more say in the direction of contemporary electro than Sheffiled's nearly 10 year old Central Processing Unit? This latest missive comes from the France based UK veteran Carl Finlow under his Silicon Scally alias. It comes three years after his debut on the label and features his usual twisted mix of rugged arps, mangled bass and glistening electro pads. He even remixes one of his own tracks to give it a different spin, while Fleck ESC remixes the other original into a dark and deep classic.
out of stock $10.63
Cat: ABPCD 005. Rel: 08 Feb 21
Cylob - "Are We Not Men Who Live & Die"
Chapterhouse - "Alpha Phase"
IF - "Kisy Loa"
Abfahrt Hinwil - "Tech 7"
The Marcia Blaine School For Girls - "Sometimes My Arms Bend Back"
Replicant - "Analiz"
7 Hurtz - "Stokers Motor" (extended mix)
Slowdive - "In Mind" (Reload remix - The 147 take)
Spiritualized - "Anyway That You Want Me 3"
Funckarma - "Cellular"
The Black Dog - "Psil-cosyin"
Seefeel - "Spangle" (Autechre remix)
Passarani 2099 - "Ixora"
Soft Ballet - "Sand Lowe" (The Polygon Window remix)
Zugzwang - "Euphonic"
Tinfoil Teakettle - "1982 For You"
Beautyon - "To Swing Pil"
Beamont Hannan - "Utuba" (Reprised version)
Review: This fantastic CD is a collaborative project between Above Board Projects, Offen Music and Les Disques De La Mort that features music selected and sequenced by Vladimir Ivkovic and Ivan Smagghe. The reference point is a time when the pair were working in record shops years ago, listening to both indie and electronic sounds. It takes in the iciest of electronics such as on IF's 'Kisy Loa', dreamy post rave comedowns like Chapterhouse's 'Alpha Phase' and more cub ready grooves like the speckled melodies and glitchy beats of 'Tech 7.'
out of stock $9.04
Cat: NN 019. Rel: 22 Mar 21
Overview (5:01)
Set To Sync (5:14)
Somewhere In Your Mind (5:15)
Memory Minor (5:24)
Review: Cignol's debut on Nocta Numerica is a super one that explores plenty of interplanetary electro vibes. 'Overview' launches the trip with tight drum programming and astral pads that immediately make a sci-fi mood. 'Set to Sync' pairs a roaming lead synth with crisp arps that cast your mind free before 'Somewhere In Your Mind' brings shimmering chords and popping kick drums and hits to the fore. This is smooth Drexcyian electro remained in the combos rather than the ocean and closer 'Memory Minor' is the most pensive of the lot, but still has a nimble bassline powering it along.
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out of stock $12.50
Cat: REC 33. Rel: 06 Sep 21
Universe Oscillation (3:26)
Grossvater Paradoxon (3:53)
Axis Of Rotation (2:36)
Infinate Density (4:31)
Zero Volume (4:51)
Twin Paradox (4:36)
No Boundry Condition (3:48)
Schwarzchild Radius (2:38)
Event Horizon (6:05)
Chandrasekhars Limit (3:15)
Ergosphere (2:37)
Lorentz Contraction (2:05)
Gravitational Lense (3:17)
Review: Arpanet's 2006 album Inertial Frame has stood the test of time as one of modern electro's finest achievements. Arpanet is of course one of the pseudonyms of Gerald Donald, the Detroit techno producer best known for his work as Drexciya with James Stinson. The alias is named after the early synthesizer company ARP Instruments, which he relates heavily on for the production. The style is more cosmic and glitchy, experimental and edgy that that of his work as Drexciya, with darker basslines and more unsettling atmospheres all taking you into a complex world.
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out of stock $24.99
Cat: ABPLP 0052. Rel: 12 Apr 21
Funckarma - "Cellular" (7:31)
The Black Dog - "Psil Cosyin" (10:31)
Seefeel - "Spangle" (Autechre remix) (12:16)
Passarani 2099 - "Ixora" (4:37)
Soft Ballet - "Sand Lowe" (The Polygon Window remix) (11:38)
Beautyon - "To Swing Pil" (7:15)
Zugzwang - "Euphonic" (7:47)
Beamont Hannant - "Utuba" (Reprised version) (6:46)
Review: When it was released a few weeks ago, the first volume of Ivan Smagghe and Vladimir Ivkovic's two-part IDMEMO: A Future of Nostalgia compilation delivered a killer collection of largely forgotten or overlooked gems from the Artificial Intelligence-era of electronica and ambient techno. The second installment is equally as inspired, with highlights including the ever-changing, acid-flecked exoticism of the Black Dog's 'Psyil Cosyin', Autechre's haunting, 12-minute remix of Seefeel's 'Spangle', the Tangerine Dream-does-ambient trip that is Beautyon's 'To Swing Pil', and the stately beauty of Beaumant Hannant's 'Utuba (Reprised Version)'. Look out also for a largely unknown - and pleasingly melodious - remix of Soft Ballet by Richard D James under his infrequently used Polygon Window pseudonym.
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Cat: SOR 001. Rel: 18 Oct 21
Rock Rave (9:55)
Rock Love (8:27)
Rock Life (5:03)
Review: Veteran DJ Jonny Rock reboots his Old School Rider alias here to inaugurate School Of Rock with more respectful edits of retro dance classics, previously heard on RKDS, Foot & Mouth and MCLTD. On the A side we have the euphoric second summer of love energy of "Rock Rave", while over on the flip the balearic beats of "Rock Love' feature the unmistakable vocals of Boy George, followed by the hooligan riddims of 'Rock Life' which will surely make you shut up and dance.
out of stock $11.69
Cat: DO 303001. Rel: 20 Sep 21
Initial Singularity (5:59)
Chrysopoeia (5:24)
Orbit Cloud (6:30)
Euphorbia (4:43)
Review: Electro continues to be one of the most exciting sounds of the day, even a couple of years after the latest revival started. Maybe this time it's here to stay and will be as ever-present as techno and house. We'd be here for it, especially with tackle as good as this coming thick and fast. Moy's Initial Singularity EP is the sort of timeless electro we love. Bouncy drums, modulated acid smoothness and old school signifiers like vocal yelps and crunchy breaks. 'Orbit Cloud' is all tied up with celestial chords and wires synths with a rasping bassline jacking things from below. 'Euphorbia' is the name of a lovely purple flooring shrub, but also this meditative and elastic electro jam. Nice.
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out of stock $16.49
Cat: HEARSE 004. Rel: 12 Jul 21
Wee DJs - "Fish Crisps" (5:51)
Cestrian - "Off" (4:08)
Umwelt - "Reign Over Obscurity" (4:55)
Chris Moss Acid - "Freebase" (Quadratschulz remix) (4:51)
Review: Hearse is a new label making waves in the electro world. The first three well received EPs have laid out a fine sonic vision that continues with this new various artists offering featuring some long established names. Wee DJs' 'Fish Crisps' opens with a crunchy groove and doom-laden bass swinging down low. Cestrian's 'Off' picks up the pace with squirrelling baselines and glistening synth lines tying both mind and body in knots and then Umwelt brings the badness with a turbocharged cut full of darkness and unsettling paranoia. Last of all, Quadratschulz bangs the box with big bass and raw attitude.
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out of stock $11.69
Cat: ACT 101. Rel: 20 Sep 21
Ami (5:15)
Cosmic Garden (5:21)
Late Wednesday (5:30)
Momentary Construct (6:18)
Review: Dublin based artist Cigno is in a real purple patch. He's turned out a ton of new material recently on labels like Nocta Numerica, Furthur Electronix, Fundamental Holland and Orson - and thats just this year alone - and it is always of the highest quality. This time out the one man electro machine lands on Ancient Technologies with four more soothing, far-sighted acid laced workouts. 'Ami' is all soft 303 stabs, 'Cosmic Garden' has snappy drum work but the most soothing and sublime synth work. The pace picks up for the turbocharged bass of 'Late Wednesday' but again the cinematic pads take centre stage and closer 'Momentary Construct' leave sou on a beautifully melancholic note.
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out of stock $17.82
Cat: ECR 010. Rel: 23 Aug 21
Star Cycles (6:33)
Swamps On Jupiter (6:36)
New Reality (6:41)
Aegean Clouds (5:24)
Solitude (5:54)
Review: Echocentric hits double figures with a glistening new electro outing from Gilbert. This marks the solo debut of the UK producer and a long-awaited done at that. He is a master of his analog machines and layers up bleeping melodies, sublime chords and the sort of twitchy and futuristic sounds that take you into another dimension. The lush and loopy progression of 'Star Cycles' opens up with darker underlapping bass defining the widescreen 'Swamps On Jupiter.' Things get superbly heavenly and brain cleansing thanks to the bright melodies of 'New Reality' while 'Aegean Clouds' and 'Solitude' close out in supple rhythms fashion.
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out of stock $12.75
Cat: WHOISPAULA 002. Rel: 04 Oct 21
Train Station Cignolised (Cignol remix) (5:35)
Bang Tang (Vertical67 Bang For The Buck mix) (6:08)
Paula Z Meets Sound Synthesis (Sound Synthesis remix) (6:12)
Train Station (36 Night Train remix) (6:30)
Review: The mysterious Who is a Berlin based artist who releases brilliant music but only sporadically so. They launched their own Who Is Paula label in December last year. That was an original EP which now gets revisited and remixed for the label's second release. Electro don Cignol gets first with a plenty of rueful pad work and leggy drums. Vertical67 's take on 'Bang Tang' is hurried, with bleeping melodies and closely stacked kicks bringing the cyborg-funk. The Sound Synthesis remix is a punchy one that goes deep and Train Station (36 Night Train remix) is lo-fi and thoughtful, with end-of-the-night melodies sending you home in a blissful state.
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 in stock $17.02
Cat: ORSON 022. Rel: 06 Sep 21
Darya Message (5:37)
Darya Message (Transparent Sound remix) (7:35)
Journey To Auriga (4:53)
Resist (5:30)
Review: Dublin based artist Cignol brings his a-game once again on this four-track electro trip for Orson Records. He kicks off with the supple acid sounds and far-sighted chords of 'Darya Message' with all its crispy drum programming and supple synth work. The Transparent Sound remix is more dialled back and high tempo before the mood grows more pensive and inward on the gorgeous 'Journey To Auriga.' It's back to dance floor tension and unsettling acid lines on closer 'Resist' which locks you in drum loops next to some sawtooth synths and a rasping bassline.
out of stock $13.30
All Over (4:22)
Broken Remote (4:48)
You're Tearing Me Apart (5:05)
Bob's Rotten Head (5:44)
Complex 2020 (4:30)
Little Baggy (4:49)
Thresholds (4:14)
More Options (4:11)
Champion Belt (4:36)
Hive Mind (2:16)
Black Powder (5:23)
Edge (2:33)
Frontal Lobe Damage (1:46)
Portable Sanctuary (5:06)
Review: After a number of notable EPs, London Modular Alliance have made a name as one of electrons most vital new acts. They have fomented a unique take on the sound that blends a love of the classics with advance modular synthesis to made for a mutant sound that always stands out. Here they serve up a much anticipated debut album across four sides of vinyl. There are widescreen cinematic cuts like the absorbing ambient pads and gentle broken beats of 'Bob's Rotten Head' next to inventive, hyper-speed rhythms like 'Champion Belt' and plenty in between.
out of stock $36.16
Cat: NERO 054. Rel: 26 Apr 21
Aura (Vuda Je) (2:55)
Kinda Dreamlike (5:58)
Gears Not Working (5:21)
Back In Balance (Equilibrium) (4:16)
Review: The Abstract Eye is one half of GB aka Gifted & Blessed aka The Steoples. He has a sound that brims with analogue electronics and could be from the future or 30 years old. His emotive sounds here take us on a journey through the cosmos with 'Aura (Vuda Je)' setting the scene some gentle modulations. 'Kinda Dreamlike' is what Omar S might sound like high on DMT and the EP highlight 'Gears Not Working' rides on a rugged beat with soulful electronics and loose chords adding light and warmth. 'Back In Balance (Equilibrium)' is a final future retro gem with more magnificent synth work.
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Keith Tucker - "Other Worlds" (6:07)
Anthony Rother - "Psi Robotics" (instrumental) (7:04)
DJ Di'jital - "Return Of The Hacker" (5:44)
Anthony Rother - "Psi Robotics" (7:04)
out of stock $10.38
Cat: HYPELP 019. Rel: 08 Feb 21
Unconnected (5:05)
New Sty (5:18)
Torpedo Tube (4:06)
The Bombardier (5:12)
Solar Transit (4:15)
Wetware (2:07)
Imaginary Beat (5:06)
Dejected Ambient Twerp (6:33)
Xpansion 2 (1:58)
Loose Gear (6:32)
Sounds Good (5:30)
Review: By now, long time veteran DMX Krew is very much one of the Hypercolour family. This is the studio magician's fourth album with the UK crew and is another fine feather in his already very resplendent bow. It features all his signature melodies, mechanical beats and expressive sound designs across two super slabs of wax. As usual it is a distinctly hardware heavy sound that results in rich analogue textures throughout. From the sci-fi fun of sludgy opener 'Unconnected' to the broken rhythms of 'Wetware' this is another classic.
out of stock $22.87
Cat: INTLC 008. Rel: 23 Aug 21
Effe Bee Eye (feat Jensen Interceptor) (6:02)
Low Voltage (4:19)
Zero Sum (5:00)
Bad Blood (4:50)
Review: Nite Fleit follows up Amadeezy's hugely successful East Side G-Ride earlier in 2021 with her own intergalactic electro workout for the International Chrome label. Across four searing tracks of hardworking hardware jams she blows all your senses apart. This one comes on heavyweight 140g purple vinyl and opens with the crashing hits and searing bass of 'Effe Bee Eye' (feat Jensen Interceptor). 'Low Voltage' is another coruscated banger, 'Zero Sum' has a baseline fired from a semi-automatic and 'Bad Blood' is a sleazy ghetto number. A fierce EP, make no mistake.
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out of stock $14.09
Cat: DKTP 002. Rel: 08 Feb 21
Boutique (8:22)
Glow (7:44)
Pressure (8:10)
Sys (6:40)
out of stock $13.03
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