Debut LP from Boris Bunnik under his electro alias Versalife sees him depicting the emptiness of his Friesland home. Drexciyan influences clear, yet Bunnik's own more muted deep sea dystopias, and weirder funk and hip-hop swing of 'Normal Behaviour?' and 'Emphasis' mix it up firmly in this decade. Truly wonderful stuff.
UK's Cultivated Electronics welcome German act The Exaltics to the label for the vigorous fast-paced dystopic 'Ten Days', followed by more purist-electro goodness from CE label head Sync 24, a delirious collaboration between himself and Abstract Forms head Deixis and finally CRC (half of Morphology). Fine stuff.
UK-based Emile Facey joins the ranks of Rotterdam's Frustrated Funk with three invariably pristine tracks of glistening old-school inspired electro. 'Halflight' is cushioned in a soft haze, 'Frozen Monarch' dazzles with its atmospheric synth twinkles and 'Cloud Cocoon' marches its mean funkin' bassline.
Out of left field Dutch producer Fah drops this charming 12-track album of electro goodness. Firmly sticking to a simplistic Roland gear line-up (including an omnipresent 808) 'Fahzers Set To Earth' is unashamed of its Dopplereffekt/Elektroids adoration but sounds all the fresher for it. Recommended.
Black Strobe member Arnaud Rebotini releases his second album, putting his vintage machines to excellent use in an album of vivacious gothic electro, rotating in moods of ambient, kosmische, trance and disco. Souped up with synths and in a finely balanced nostalgic-futuristic style, a very enjoyable listen.
French producer Djedjotronic turns towards electro on his latest for Boysnoize, the real deal that is - hard hitting bass music in the vein of Dynamix II or Debonaire. It's an entirely welcome surprise, but if straight, shuffling house scorchers are more your thing check out the EP's last track, 'Back'.
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