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Jordan's highly subjective, in-no-particular order, top 10 (or 11) electronica releases that made the world a better place in 2012.

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, December 27, 2012 12:35pm | Post a Comment


Paranoid London
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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Fudge Fingas
Mass X
Firecracker Recordings

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.

Purchase Mass X








Petar Dundov
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.

Purchase Ideas From The Pond

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New 12"s @ Amoeba Hollywood 9/21 Yoko Duo, Roman Flugel, Fudge Fingas, Pacific Horizons and tons more!

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, September 21, 2011 12:47pm | Post a Comment


Yoko Duo
Behaving Like A Widower LP
Fauxpas

It's impossible to describe without metaphors what happens when listening to the debut album Behaving Like A Widower by Yoko Duo. Holger Zilske and August Landelius draw bright paintings with cool colors, framed by a mosaic of delicate glitches. This music comes without any irony or cynicism and guarantees a prominent place in the gallery of soulful legacy of the electronica genre for the Yoko Duo.

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Roman Flugel
Fatty Folders 2LP
Dial

After two outstanding 12" releases on Dial Records, German electronic music staple Roman Flügel continues with Fatty Folders, a full-length album presenting a colorful selection of essential works. Also known as Eight Miles High, Soylent Green, Sensorama and Alter Ego, Roman Flügel always has been a main influence on the Dial Records family. Roman Flügel's unique and unexpected productions explore an excitingly wide range of eclecticism, modernism and dandyism under a groove. Every single track is a magical journey and the whole album is like finding a universe as deep as an ocean. Here comes a true sound scientist who knows how to enchant the dancers, the connoisseurs and the lovers.

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New 12" Releases @ Amoeba Hollywood 4/8 - Lone, Gemini, Maurice Donovan, In Flagranti, Fudge Fingers, + More

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, April 8, 2011 03:47pm | Post a Comment

Lone
Echolocations
R & S

A 6-track EP on clear double vinyl on one of the hottest underground electronic labels in the world is fitting for this rising superstar! This has a similar style to his "EMERALD FANTASY TRACKS" album, but with a heavier emphasis on the dancefloors of Detroit & Chicago.

Purchase Lone - Echolocations here




Gemini
Tribute
Robsoul

The legendary SPENCER KINCY was a huge force in 90s Chicago house music, having released a plethora of tracks on labels like CAJUAL-RELIEF, CLASSIC, etc. Here are 4 tracks originally from the CYCLO label that get a new life from this spectacular producer.

Purchase Gemini - Tribute here





Maurice Donovan
Babeh & Satisfied
SSSSS

Going for an old skool house vibe (right along with retro looking sleeve art), MAURICE DONOVAN (aka RAMADANMAN, PEARSON SOUND) gets out the 808 and cranks out a pair of kicking acid jams that sound like lost gems from Chicago's Hot Mix 5!

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