Review: Or:la launches new label Cead with an EP from the Utrecht based producer and DJ Lewski. Drawing on his ability to mesh a mixture of house, techno and clattering electro, 'Mariachi Guadalajara' is a fast paced dexterous work which melds vigorous percussion and spacey synth lines.
Review: We are proud to present the second record on Axces, which comes from our close friend Frits Caroe aka Popmix. Recorded in 2017 in the Nordvest Auto facilities, the three tracks on his debut give a sense of Frits' mastery of effective, simplistic melodies.
The A-side kicks off with Funtema, a candy like IDM tune whose strong melodic core will be stuck in your head for days. Next up is Klub Frimis, a Detroit meets Mario Kart DJ tool that we guarantee will rock any party. Finally on the B-side we have Teenage Club Fantasy, whose acidic bassline and dubby stabs will help ease that comedown.
Moralez & The Horrorist - "Sleep When You Die" (instrumental)
Moralez & The Horrorist - "Sleep When You Die"
Alessandro Adriani - "Cosmic Transmissions"
Morah - "Track 5"
Review: The fifth release of the label returns us to the first compilation UNIVERSE.
This time in orbit you can hear (as in the first release) the French producer Umwelt with the apocalyptic doom core track ""Fallen Empire"". Also a collaboration of the Mosaique label owner Moralez and the legendary American EBM/ Hard Core artist The Horrorist. They were joined by a hypnotic composition from the Mannequin label owner Alessandro Adriani and accidentally surviving track (after the death of the artist's music storage) from Greek artist Morah, who's was released on Helena Hauf's label Return To Disorder. Vinyl only.
Mastered by Moralez at Dark Crusader Studio (Saint-Petersburg, Russia).
Review: First up on Klakson's NR series is Privacy, a Berlin-based producer whose crunchy electro missives and mangled dancefloor fusions have previously graced the catalogues of Lobster Theremin, Klasse Wrecks and Cultivated Electronics. There's plenty to set the pulse racing throughout the EP, from the punchy electro beats, squelchy bass and foreboding synth-strings of opener "Slide Back", to the rolling mid-tempo dancefloor melancholy of closing cut "(Not) Again!", whose cascading chords and unsettling bassline help set a suitably clandestine mood. Elsewhere, "Filestream" is a fuzzy but melodious chunk of lo-fi late night electro, while "Go" is a high-octane ghetto-tech thriller capable of causing devastation on dancefloors that like it raw and speedy.
Review: Marginal Returns' second release presents another debut artist EP, this time bringing London's shadowy, Undersound-associated Sohrab into the light via a pleasing varied collection of club-ready cuts. Our pick of the bunch is the rubbery-and-ragged bump of "Lonely Wave", where razor sharp acid lines bubble away atop chunky synth bass and bustling hybrid electro/house beats. There's more house flavour on the "No Way Back" meets mid-90s NYC garage flex of "Conflict", while "Instrumentality" sounds like futurist Motor City techno with Chicago house beats. Finally, "Tweaker" sees him smother swinging two-step beats with starry electro and techno melodies.