808 Mate / Marcellis / Schweiz Rec / Frak
A Workshop family House affair
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Gatefold double LP version. The third full-length from Shed eschews gimmickry for serious signal noise, strong beat-patterns, and massive power in the bass area. Rich in variety on tracks like "Silent Witness," a massive groover, to "I Come by Night," a real big four-to-the-floor slammer, to nice and lovely melodic tracks like "Gas Up" or the album version of the pre-single track, "The Praetorian." Once again the album feels like one big piece. Every track accepts the subordinate role in this game, and all the tracks are hits. Made for the pimping PA in your car, for home listening (at your neighbor's cost) or also to enjoy with a good pair of headphones. Aimed to be more homogeneous, the album is first and foremost a true techno love story.
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Topographical Interference 12”
Morphine twists into a new phase -- killer electronics. Emerging from an odd, obscure and unfriendly landscape, Metasplice unveils a totally fresh and yet well-rooted electronic madness. These two Philadelphia-based producers unite the world of the most worshiped techno legends and electronica tycoons with the extremely pure and direct, raw mentality of the noise world.
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Classical Curves 2LP
This full-length album comes from teenage years spent obsessively listening to both PRINCE & YOUNGSTAR, a record conceived from the legacy of Chicago house, Detroit techno, grime, & club, all reconfigured as skeletal, emotionally charged pop songs. Includes his first vocals!
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Der Zyklus & Albert Van Abbe
John von Neumann's Universal Constructor is a self-replicating machine in a cellular automata (CA) environment. It was designed in the 1940s, without the use of a computer. The fundamental details of the machine were published in von Neumann's book Theory of Self-Reproducing Automata, completed in 1966 by Arthur W. Burks after von Neumann's death.
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Niels Luinenburg aka Delta Funktionen presents his debut full-length, Traces. Though still very much couched in techno, the album sees Dutchman Delta explore plenty of new sonic territory, as he often does in his long-ranging DJ sets. It's adventurous, basically, and is an album that doesn't lose itself in intricate sound design, but instead pairs a raw, machine-made aesthetic with plenty of real human soul and palpable, earthly emotion. Says the man himself: "Traces is about my long-time research into electronic music. It covers tracks that make reference to my favorite subgenres within electronic music: techno, house, electro and (Italo)-disco. There was no specific idea behind it, because the album contains tracks made over a long time. Some are three years old, others were made this year, but in the end I think it sounds like a coherent piece of work." It certainly does that, but so, too, does the album cover lots of ground, with not all of it completely focused on the dancefloor. Made using a mixture of drum machines, FM and digital synthesizers, various bits of hardware and digital FX units, the whole thing was sequenced in Ableton with plenty of sample use to finish it off. From the atmospheric openings of blissful electro joint "Frozen Land" through the sultry and searching acid of "Enter" and on to more forceful cuts like "Redemption," this is an album for listening to as much as it is for dancing. Mood-driven landscapes like "Onkalo" prove that, but you'll have to check it out for yourself to get a real appreciation of the story Delta Funktionen is telling.
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Trevor Deep Jr
Keep On! 12”
Trevor Deep Jr is a Finnish producer who makes deep but purposeful house music -- and yes, he has a song called "Back To Jersey." Clearly a fan of analogue synthesis, his track "Keep On" is a gently rolling deep house groover that comes alive with soulful male vocals. "Still Raw" has the most sumptuous of synth waves.
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Whereas most of his work has a lush & hazy, chilled out vibe, the title cut in particular (but also B-side "PRISM") are excursions into deep techno that are sure to please his loyal fanbase!
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Locussolus are DJ Harvey, Sam Fox and Tara Selleck, ably assisted by Josh Marcy. Their first album was acclaimed and lauded as well as being included in many of 2011's "Best Of" lists. This is the sound of Malibu meeting The Eastern Block. "Berghain" is a song named after the Berlin club. "Telephone" is Locussolus having a good time. A fun, irreverent pop-disco boogie FM radio hit that never happened, happening. Complete with deluxe packaging and 180 gram vinyl.
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Pablo Bolivar/Spark 12”
Fred/4th Dimension 12”
Black Jazz Chronicles/Deep Things 12”
Fred P/Incredible Adventures of Captain P 12”
Pablo Bolivar/Spark 12”
Black Jazz Chonincles/New Horizon 12”
Sterac/Secret Life of Machines LP
Truth/BABYLON LONDON 12”
Jorge Caiado/THE ATLANTIC EP 12”
Dusky/FLO JAM EP 12”
Brooks Mosher/IN THE AIR EP 12”
Olin & Co. Processing/COMPTON EP 12”
Various/FIELD 07 12”
Simon Baker/RIKERS EP 12”
Gredits/SISTER PEAK - MUSIQUE LOVE 12”
Sir Own/HOOKED (KON'S NITE TIME RMX) 12”
Pablo Bolivar/LAST CHANGE EP 12”
MannMadeMusic/THE HUSTLERS EP 12”
Rayko/DRAGON SOUL DLP
Horn/WAX ONE EP 12”
Rompante/HOW LOW CAN YOU DANCE EP 12”
Al Kent/OPEN YOUR MIND 12”
Mateo & Matos/MAW BASICS 12”
John Heckle/THE SECOND SON EP 12”
Quaid/WATCHBEAT - DEDICATION 12"
Tommy Awards/BLIND ANDY EP 12”
Mass Prod/SONAGLI 12”
Cameo Culture/NIGHT SWIMMING 12”
HNNY/S. REICH & D. CONCEPT REWORKS 12”
Bok Bok/SILO PASS (SPYRO REMIX) 12”
K-Kruz/BEAT SNIPER DLP
Scuba/NE1BUTU (SCB REMIX) 12”
YSE Saint Laur'ant & Fence/EP 12”
Nick Sinna/VOYAGER & MOMENTARY D12”
Various/TABERNACLE EP 2 12”
Sun God, The/BEING HIEROGLYPHIC 12”
Cabin Fever/CABIN FEVER VOL.26 12”
Unfinished Business/OUT OF MY... D12"
Sterac/Secret Life of Machines LP