Cosmin TRG debuts on Gerd Janson's Running Back with his recent techno turn given room to flourish. 'Panoramic's slow-building atmospheres and 'Belvedere's gritty snickering core would both sound very at home in Berghain whilst 'Aurora's looser fuzzy house vibe rounds the EP off in a dreamy fashion.
Mark Evetts pays tribute to his Midlands homegrounds with a thematic focus on the Black Country and the industrial revolution. 'The Kings Heath' droll synth house, 'Midland Nights' ripples a siren over an otherwise comforting house beat and 'Black Country Roots' trudges with hypnotic monotony.
This label is featured in Update #088:
Autechre, Atom TM, Function, Brandt Brauer Frick
As easy to spot as Easter eggs on a snow-covered meadow, the highlights in our March Essentials include great albums by Autechre, Atom TM, Function, Brandt Brauer Frick, Space Dimension Controller, Aera, Basic Soul Unit, and TM404, compilations like '20 Jahre more...
Following on from their 'Salty Days' LP last year, Julius Steinhoff and Just von Ahlefeld dish out a new EP of sensually produced house. 'Nofretete' is a mellow opener, 'Ninja Restaurant' skirts darker techno territories with its ebbing synth patterns and 'In the Jungle' is a lush and lively jam.
This label is featured in Update #086:
Drexciya, Night Slugs Allstars, Theo Parrish, Pop Ambient 2013
2013's first month might have started out a bit slow, but in the end a flush of excellent releases should have left none of you cold. Whether it's Theo Parrish's brilliantly experimental house tunes, Kompakt's sublime 'Pop Ambient 2013' or a wealth of great more...
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...
Selected as Artist of week #37
Selected as Artist of week #35
This label is featured in Update #083:
Four Tet, Matthew Dear, Robag Wruhme, Theo Parrish
Here come our summery picks for the month of August, including impressive artist albums by Matthew Dear, Holy Other, Jon Convex, and Conforce's new electronica project, Silent Harbour. Those looking for something with a little more dance-floor punch should more...
Three awesome lo-fi techno jams by grandmaster Theo Parrish for Running Back: Sparse and grumbling opener 'Black Mist', exuberantly swinging 'Pop Off', and crazy Chicago jacker 'Wild Out', which recalls early DJ Rush productions as well as Dance Mania and Relief's most experimental output. Don't miss!
This label is featured in Update #081:
Modeselektion Vol. 02, Guy Gerber, Fennesz, Digitalism
Here comes our June recap - its for all of you who might have missed some of the month's music over watching football or enjoying the perfect weather that surely must have existed someplace. Outstanding albums have come from Jamie Jones, Guy Gerber, more...
Taken from Phillip Lauer's excellent recent solo debut LP, 'Tentatious' gets spruced up by US duo Jacques Renault and Marcos Cabral aka Runaway who inject a mischievous energy into the original nonchalant groove, I:Cube augments with twinkling synths. Plus, two prime new cuts from Lauer highly recommendable.