Mikhaylo Vityk released a slew of records under his Vakula moniker this year, but the album released by Dekmantel by his Vedomir guise really stood out. Slow burning, haunting shit from the Ukrainian producer.
Motor: Nighttime III
Raw minimal rhythmic funk music.
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Voices From The Lake
Voices From The Lake
Collaboration between the Italian duo of Donato Dozzy & Neel, beautifully crafted atmospheric techno album.
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Paris Dub 1
Paranoid London Records
Not all hardware acid jams are created equal. The vocals by Paris Brightledge (best remembered for "It's All Right," with Sterling Void) put this one over the top.
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Russian producer Vakula released a large quantity of stunning music in 2012, not least of which was his sparkling, dubbed-out version of this Fudge Fingas tune- and the Juju & Jordash remix on the flip ain't bad either.
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Ideas From The Pond
Music Man Records
A pristinely produced album fusing Dundov's melodic techno with an updated take on the sounds pioneered by the likes of Tangerine Dream.
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Julie’s Theme 12”
More cut up disco house madness.
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Warm, intimate, sub heavy, psychedelic tripping House bombs.
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Next up on Ben Klock’s Klockworks imprint is from Trevino aka Marcus Intalex with 3 tracks of dark techno.
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Dirty South of France 12"
Love What You Feel
Following up his killer cut "Moons of Jupiter" from LWYF-003, Anaxander is back on Love What You Feel with a full EP of his crazy French twist on house and techno. Titled "From the Dirty South (of France)", this record will solidify his standing as one of underground dance music's up and coming stars. Rocking out his distinctive arrangements and flexing his feel for mixing classic house sounds with modern production aesthetics, Anaxander shows great poise across the diverse cuts on display here.
Following successive solo outings on EPISODES, Chicago-based producers Hakim Murphy and Ike Release come together as Innerspace Halflife for the 'Astrodynamics EP.' Cold, raw, and cosmic. Limited quantities.
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Whereas "CHA" is a slice of proto-techno which goes heavy on the unfiltered analog bass & galloping drum machine beats, B-side "DRACULA" is a stuttering 303 acid jam reminiscent of the brilliant "ROLAND'S JAM". Pressed on red vinyl.