24 August 2008

pic: Siggi Eggertson @ Big Active

The Balaeric isles await me - back in a couple of weeks.


Hiem - Clubscene Popscene (Prins Thomas Diskotek Miks) (alt link)

Simon Baker - Plastik (Todd Terje Türkatech Mix) (alt link)

Mark 4ostia - Disco Music Fantastic Music (Rodion Remix) (alt link)

Gesaffelstein - Modern Walk (Marc Houle Remix) (alt link)

Ilija Rudman - Under The Water (Boogie Corporation Remix)
(alt link)

Holy Ghost - Hold On (Mock & Toof Remix)



Monster & Maskiner - I Won't Stay (alt link)

Nil - Ma Disconica (alt link)

Popular Computer - Darling (alt link)

Fake Blood - Mars


Euro Oldies

Ruth - Mon Pote (alt link)

Jacno - Triangle (alt link)

Propaganda - Valley Of The Machine Gods (alt link)

Albert One - Turbo Diesel (alt link)


And a Dissident double to finish.

Ali Renault - Our World Is.....

Gweilo - Ghosts


21 August 2008

pic: Push The Button

A collision of genius. Johannes Heil & Extrawelt come together for the track Erdbeerfeld. 12 minutes of glorious minimal heaven. The other track on this release features Heil teaming up with Gregor Tresher in pounding fashion.

Johannes Heil & Extrawelt - Erdbeerfeld (alt link)

Next, a killer from Florian Meindl with his track Blast.

Florian Meindl - Blast (alt link)

An excellent remix from Ricardo Tobar who lays down his distinct sound over Fairmont's I Need Medicine. For the privileged, Tobar is appearing at The End on Saturday as part of a Border Community night. Back to the single of I Need Medicine there is also a remix by Canadian resident of Berlin, Pan/Tone. This guy produces some great multi-genre influenced techno.

Fairmont - I Need Medicine (Ricardo Tobar Remix) (alt link)

Pan/Tone - Dirty Deeds
(alt link)

19 August 2008

Back from Belgium. Good times etc.

First up is a remix that stood out a mile when I saw it tracklisted on the latest Trax magazine compilation over in Brussels. Invisible Conga People remixing Simian Mobile Disco to create an ethereal jam.

Simian Mobile Disco - I Got This Down (Invisible Conga People Remix) (alt link)

The new diskJokke track off Full Pupp's Greatest Hits compilation is pretty darned good. Really would like to see this guy in a live show scenario. His Norwegian cosmic contemporary Lindstrom will be doing some live dates in the UK soon. A must see, so good live.

diskJokke - Cearadactylus (alt link)

Dug this beaut out from the depths of my hard disk. Boomkat says this about Alan 1: Young Roman producer Alan 1 dishes up three fresh tracks loaded with raw electro beats, Italo templates and an abundance of '80s-compatible sound effects. 'Rampage' could hardly sound more authentically retro: its digital percussion and squelchy synth stylings make for some classy, backwards-compatible productions. The flipside is more firmly oriented towards electro, featuring the tremulous synth capers of 'Drugstore Warriors' and the midtempo bleeping of 'Apollosamba'.

Alan 1 - Drugstore Warriors (alt link)

And to finish, an old solo piece by one time Kraftwerk then Harmonia member, Michael Rother - really quite excellent.

Michael Rother - Schwarze Augen (alt link)

10 August 2008

Quick techno rundown - these few have been doing the rounds with me.

Robert Babicz - Basic (alt link)

Absolute killer from Cologne's highly rated Robert Babicz

Maetrik - Crawl Machine (alt link)

Bassy minimal techno by Maetrik

Super Flu - Killifisch (alt link)

My favourite Super Flu track.

Now, some infectious looped retro beats by Soundhack of Smith n Hack fame. Taken from a 12" EP released a while back.

Soundhack - Rodeo (From The Vaults) (alt link)

MMM - Casiotone (From The Vaults) (alt link)

5 August 2008

pic: David Downton

One of my favourite compilation releases of the year must be
Permanent Vacation's collection of ridiculously obscure electronic tracks aptly entitled Space Oddities - A Compilation Of Rare European Library Grooves from 1975 - 1984. It includes a rare track from Bernard Fevre who will be playing at the quite wonderful looking Offset Festival on August 30th under his better known alias Black Devil Disco Club.

Bernard Fevre - Dali (alt link)

Alan Shearer - Sons Of The Snake (alt link)

Black Devil Disco Club - Open The Night (alt link)

3 August 2008

pic: Shofolk @ Oki-Ni

Nothing under 10 minutes, with emphasis on gradual evolution during a song.

Lil Tony - Cosmic Afro Pan (alt link)

A 10 minute ode to Cosmic sounds from Helsinki's Lil Tony. Low synth bass, piano keys, and also a swing in the direction of Techno as the song evolves.

Move D - Drone (alt link)

Track names give it away sometimes. This 12 minute piece by Move D is all about a simple drone noise with an ever evolving array of sounds revolving around it. Hypnotic minimal excellence.

Los Updates - 4 Wheel Drive (Ricardo Villalobos 4wd Remix) (alt link)

This Los Updates track featured on Fabric 36 mixed by Ricardo Villalobos. It's now been released on Cadenza and comes in just under 13 minutes. Really looking forward to Villalobos' set at Pukkelpop.