This label is featured in Update #091:
Boards of Canada, Siriusmo, James Holden, Morphosis
Halfway through the year, post-summer solstice and supermoon, a flurry of stunning releases emerge; Boards of Canada's long-teased and hugely anticipated new album, a new direction in James Holden's impressive sophomore album, a new collaboration between two more...
Half of Aux88/Black Tokyo Keith Tucker returns as Optic Nerve traversing the Detroit metroplex. Two versions of 'Time Lapse' contrasting first with spiky Motorcity darkness, then salvation electro synths. 'One Moment in Time's sneaking sci-fi synths and crafted electro remixed by Transient Force's Arnold Steiner.
This label is featured in Update #085:
Vladislav Delay, Madteo, Kris Wadsworth, Raime
In a month not short on excellent club-ready releases it was the wealth and quality of experimental electronica recordings that surprised us most. From Mouse on Mars' bastardly bass music mutations over the jazzy timbres of Nicolas Jaar's 'Don't Break My Love' more...
The next chapter of Aux 88's Black Tokyo project, after 2010's full length and remixes. 'Magic' sees shimmering Detroit techno injected into sci-fi overload of Tokyo's neon-lit streets. Two versions of 'Astral Projections' featuring Ice Truck and Erika Tele are more meditative, one jacking and one beatless. Sweet!
Treats galore here via legends Aux 88 - first up one half of Sheffield electronic pioneers LFO Gez Varley weaves extraterrestrial layers to 'Shadow Dancing', Oz-expat based in Tokyo Andrez Bergen darkly reworks 'Electronic Underground' and Arne Weinberg pads and pulses 'Electronic Cinema'.
This label is featured in Update #069:
Dexter, Mike Dehnert, 2562, Marcel Dettmann
Here comes a quick run-down of excellent releases that don't fall into a single genre, yet should appeal to anyone with a taste for cutting-edge dance music using elements of Detroit techno, Chicago house and UK dubstep. This is what we feel futuristic more...
Aux 88's epic Black Tokyo project undergoes its first set of remixes with BPitch head Ellen Allien returning the remix favour in a sprightly and delicate version of 'Real To Reel', Detroit's Niko Marks upping the sci-fi-factor with lush chord stabs and Toronto's Arthur Oskan reinterpreting 'Soul Of Black'.
This label is featured in Update #041:
Magda, Martyn, Modeselektor
Compilations have been the big thing this November, and no matter whether your poison's techno, dubstep, juke, or hip-hop, this month had something in store for you: Ostgut Ton's 'Fünf', Modeselektor's 'Modeselektion', Ghettophiles 'Overkill' and Listen Up's more...
This label is featured in Update #040:
Untold, Aux 88, EOD
Over the past few months classic Detroit electro has once again made a comeback as an influence to cutting edge dance-floor music. Dubstep artists like Instra:mental, Martyn and Ramadanman frequently reference the electrified funk of Drexciya and Aux 88 in more...