26 April 2011

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DC Salas - Peru (buy)

This is a fantastic production by DC Salas taken from his debut release on Belgian label Doctor Vinyl late last year. There's also some superb remixes by Mugwump and Dave DK.

Gesloten Cirkel - Yamagic (buy)

Been waiting a while to hear a some new released material by Gesloten Cirkel ever since hearing the insane self-titled 12" on Murder Capital. The new release sees Moustache Records go techno with Moustache Techno Series 001. Killer stuff.

Amazing song and video.

18 April 2011

Pic: Glenn Brown via But Does It Float

The Countach - Melvin Never Made It (Shadow Cabinet Remix)

Shadow Cabinet - For The Docklands

Here's a couple of superb new tracks by Shadow Cabinet. Compelling stuff that thrives off having an eerie atmosphere about it. The remix is for an upcoming release by The Countach out on Matt Walsh's Clouded Vision label.

Re.You - Ghost (buy)

Ghost is a stunning track by Re.You taken from his Our Thing EP with Rampa on Souvenir Music. The wistful vocals work in such a magical way.

Vril - V5 (buy)

Fantastic new release on Giegling comes courtesy of Vril, following up last years V1-V4 (covered previously here) with V5-V7. I can't stress how good these releases are. Giegling as a rule is always on point, and can highly recommend Matthias Reiling's (Session Victim) two LP's put out on the label.

15 April 2011

Felix Uran - Masprojekt_3 (buy)

Rasmus Folk - Pavel (buy)

Earnesto Rogers - Vespa (final)

The Endless House Foundation release on Dramatic Records has been my most listened to record for some time now. A conceptual compilation of tracks that came about from the idea of one man with an obsession for new technology and new sound. That man was Jiri Kantor, a millionaire who these days resides in the Adriatic city of Trieste. In the early 1970's however, he set up a foundation in his native Czechoslovakia for likeminded artists to come together as one and express themselves in the 'Endless House'. The compilation curates just a few of the tracks from the Endless House archives into a mindblowing taste of how things once were. You can hear more here.

Brain Machine - Alpha Beta Gamma (buy)

This is an amazing release on Titan's Halo Records from cosmic krautrock duo Brain Machine. Alpha Beta Gamma is a 17 minute journey to one side of the galaxy and back, gathering pace all the time before burn up on re-entry. Trimmed down remixes come from the ever impressive Johan Agebjorn and Von Spar, who themselves released a cracking track on Areal's IRR label last month.

Von Spar - Soarex (buy)

Kenton Slash Demon finish off their Schwarzchild Solution Trilogy in style with the magnificent Daemon, a track matched every step of the way by a stunning video by Dark Matters.

11 April 2011

Pic: Russell Weekes

Magnets - Game Theory (buy)

Just released on Kill Em All is the fantastic debut EP by London based producer Magnets entitled Propeller Falls. Brimming with ideas and inspiration you can hear the analogue synths and drum machines working overtime to create some proper techno tracks with definite electro overtones. It's been a while coming, but this is a superb solo debut from the one time member of Simian. Excited to hear more!

Komarken Electronics - Spaciousness (The Exaltics Remix) (buy)

Swedish producer Komarken Electronics put out the Granular Material EP on The Exaltics Solar One Music label earlier in the year. It is some inspired electro.

6 April 2011

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Some beauties below. Matthew Burton samples Harold Faltermeyer's track from The Running Man to perfect effect in his gripping deep tech house track Who Loves You, the first release on Sammy Dee's Ultrastretch label.

Matthew Burton - Who Loves You (buy)

April Skies was the b-side to a 10" on Fine Art last April, superb hybrid techno from Herman aka Basic Soul Unit.

Herman - April Skies (buy)

Seuil is one of my favourite producers and selectors, so when he put out a release on one of my favourite labels - Circus Company - I was made up! The Nightwalker's Discovery doesn't disappoint.

Seuil - Heartbreaker (buy)

The Match by Spada from last year will totally get you with the massive slow down about 5 mins in. Euphoric Moroder inspired tech-house, but his newer track Soul Satisfaction oozes much more class. Both released on Koletzki and Meindl's Flash Recordings.

Spada - The Match (buy)

Spada - Soul Satisfaction (buy)

1988's Greater Reward by Severed Heads got a new lease of life from Hardway Bros for Beard Science Vol 2 a while back, classic.

Severed Heads - Greater Reward (Hardway Bros Edit) (buy)

3 April 2011

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Dva Damas - Brand New Head (buy)

Don't think Dva Damas' release on Downwards can be described any better than this: In essence this record draws a line between the attitudes and aesthetic of leather-jacketed 50s rockers, late 70s New York punks and 90s techno industrialists to end up in 2010 where it's everything, all at once. Downwards also just released Tropic Of Cancer's Be Brave, video below.

On the iPod recently, lots of boring train journeys soundtracked to these tracks amongst others.

Dadavistic Orchestra - Strung Valve Checkout (buy)

Francesco Tristano - Idiosynkrasia (Ben Klock Remix) (buy)

Ripperton - At Peace feat. Christina Wheeler (I Cube Tape Mix) (buy)