Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

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Nicolas Bougaïeff
On The Grid

Canadian DJ/producer Nicolas Bougaïeff has been turning heads with his Berghain bangers for a couple of years now, and new EP On The Grid sees one of the hottest prospects in techno come through with another outstanding set of tunes. Cuts like ‘Eden Configuration’ and ‘Skyscraper Model’ are reminiscent of Ellen Allien and Paula Temple, while On The Grid’s title track is the sort of dystopian jack one associates with labels like Super Rhythm Trax. Great stuff.
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Torn Hawk
Time Is A Scam

Luke Wyatt, the Brooklyn-based electronic musician behind Torn Hawk returns with his fifth album, Time Is A Scam. His previous albums have come to us via Valcron Video, Not For Fun Records and Mexican Summer. Now, he returns to L.I.E.S. though whom he released a number of EPs between 2012 and 2013. Double LP on L.I.E.S.
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Earthen Sea
Grass and Trees

Jacob Long - a man also known as Earthen Sea and someone who looks like Warren Ellis if he’d started out on synths instead of fiddles - returns to Kranky with new LP Grass And Trees. Long states that his aim with these compositions was to simplify and declutter his practice, and that sense of order really benefits this record. The tracks of Grass And Trees pull back from dub techno until only the ambiences remain, kind of like early Nicolas Jaar with even fewer beats.

Nina Kraviz
Nina Kraviz

Reissue of Nina Kraviz’s eponymous debut LP here on Rekids. Kraviz gets a lot of flack from the more bro-ish sections of the techno community, and the criticism really doesn’t hold when you listen to her music. From where we're standing Kraviz is up there with Virginia and Joe Goddard when it comes to producers who can put together Detroit-style club tracks and then lay down some killer vocals. Also, ‘Ghetto Kraviz’ still slams.
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Slowglide
Reigi / Haipa

Metallic, mid-fi dancefloor moods from somebody called Slowglide. These rhythms are immediately likeable, let alone danceable. There’s a trace of throwback to early 1990s IDM in the squelchy FX on some of the pads, as well as the discreet, brooding synths beneath. Piano hooks on the a-side also colourfully suggest eurodance and house!
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Robag Wruhme
Venq Tolep

Robag Wruhme returns to Pampa for the first time in eight years. On Venq Tolep, the Belgian producer draws on influences far and wide including R&B, two-step and ambient. More than anything, Venq Tolep represents a desire to make those influence 'pop'. Wruhme also invited vocalist Lysann Zander to work with him again. 

Modeselektor feat. Flohio
Wealth

Proof that Modeselektor can hit the off beat just as hard as the on. On 'Wealth', their track with Next Big Thing (tm) Flohio, the pair apply their big techno aesthetic to something that sounds good when rapped over. This picture disk also features the acapella and the instrumental if you think you can come up with a better combination than they did. 
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Kangding Ray
Predawn Qualia

Kangding Ray presents the debut release on ara, the new label from… Kangding Ray! Predawn Qualia starts things of with a boom, with four moody and finely-detailed club cuts for the more thoughtful dancers and head-nodders out there. 12” vinyl EP, with unique hand-paint artwork for each of the 500 copies.
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YWF
Replaced

Copenhagener YWF serves up a pair of choons for fellow Danes Echocord. These are balanced on the flip by two remixes from the artist’s chums over at Berlin’s Freund Der Familie. YWF goes for crisp-rhythmed dub (‘Replaced’) and commuter train anxiety (‘All is Temporary’) while FDF keep it lush and minimal (‘Fdf’s Reshape’) as well as modulation-mad (‘Fdf’s Days of Doom Remix’).
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Clouds
Running It

Maxiboy is a new label set up by Liam Robertson and Calum Macleod, AKA Scottish DJ duo, Clouds. The label exists to provide a platform for the pair to release experimental but club-focussed techno. Running It, a four track 12”, will be the first release. Clouds have previously released music via Speedy J’s Electric Deluxe label.
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Funky Doodle
Live From Yellowknife

Funky Doodle went to town sat upon a pony, the did a show on New Year's Day and called in macaroni. Live From Yellowknife is the one and only performance of Funk Doodle, a collaboration between DJ Richard, James K and Draveng. Together they brought in the new year the only way they knew how, with brooding and unsettling electronic drones.
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Fret
Salford Priors + Versions

Fret is of course Mick Harris, the relentlessly productive heaviness-maestro behind Napalm Death, Painkiller, Scorn… and now this. Salford Priors + Versions presents five different assaults on the track Salford Priors, put forward by Harris himself, Monster X, Stormfield, and Monster X and Stormfield together. Serious stuff mate.

Kölsch
fabric Presents: Kölsch

Kompakt favourite Kölsch turns in a set of all-new material on his fabric Presents volume. All the tracks here are named after flights he’s taken between shows, and as such there is an intercontinental flavour to the Danish producer’s brand of techno. fabric Presents: Kölsch runs to around an hour of chunky beats and melodious synths - think Âme and Ben Klock.
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Surgeon
Raw Trax 2

Time to get up close and nasty with Surgeon and his Raw Trax. Straight-up heavy-banging techno recorded direct to tape in the studio, using just a single synth and a single drum machine (these were the PIN Electronics Portabella and the Roland TR-909, gear-heads). The four cuts assembled on Raw Trax 2 have made a few appearances in Surgeon DJ sets, but now you can have them for yourself.
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Surgeon
Raw Trax 1

Time to get as pure and direct as possible with Surgeon and his Raw Trax. These vivid cuts were recorded direct in the studio (no overdubs) using one synth and one drum machine only (the PIN Electronics Portabella and the Roland TR-909 if you want to know). These are total no-nonsense super-techno trax from a master of the form, released in a suitably raw sleeve by Dynamic Tension.
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Katsunori Sawa
Premium Gardens

Fair play to Katsunori Sawa. Not often you see artwork that reminds you of primary school powerpoint presentations. Fair play musically too because Premier Gardens hits HARD. Sawa mixes industrial techno with some more dub inspired moments to create something Kevin Martin (the Bug to you and me) would play in a DJ set. 
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Ciel
Why Me?

Ciel returns, this time on Spectral Sound. As much an important figure as a DJ and producer as an activist and empowerer of female and non-binary representation in electronic music, Cindy Li’s latest is an EP of four sputtering techno compositions. The two made in collaboration with Colin “Wiretapping” Sims are a touch heavier, but the overall sound is soft beats with lovely watery synths. ‘Hipwrecked’ even recalls Time Tourist-era B12.
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Matias Aguayo
Support Alien Invasion

Chilean/German artist Matias Aguayo’s last album was The Visitor in 2013. About the only rule with this chap is that there will be dancing, and this by no means guarantees 4/4 rhythms. In fact, Support Alien Invasion seems dead keen to slip around and between typical time signatures. Aguayo’s impressive success lies in navigating this tricky minimal terrain without losing grip of the party or resembling too closely his stern, clanking German associates.

Terence Fixmer
The Swarm EP

Terence Fixmer is back on NovaMute for his latest EP. The Swarm, features the first tracks Fixmer made with his Roland System 100, allowing him to create something that is just as pure in its intent as it is its execution. Minimal techno of the sort that recalls Ben Klock and Marcel Dettmann. As inventive as always.
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Carl Craig
Detroit Love Vol. 2

After kicking off his Detroit Love series with a mix from Stacey Pullen, head-honcho Carl Craig is the one who steps up to bat this time around. Detroit Love Vol. 2 goes two ways depending on what format you pick. The CD is a mix that features some of Craig’s favourite tunes both old and new - rare gems from the likes of Ectomorph sit alongside cuts by Octave One, Mr. G and Craig himself. Eight of the choicest morsels make it to vinyl in their full, unmixed form - this includes exclusives from Claude Von Stroke and C2/DJ Minx as well as first-time-in-ages vinyl outings for Ectomorph and Rhythim Is Rhythim.
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Atsushi Izumi
Verdigris EP

Osaka based Atsushi Izumi knows how to channel his background in sound design into creating truly potent and destructive techno. Just as capable of using drawn out synths to create tension, as he is in using noisy, fractured drums to detonate said tension. Verdigris EP is pain and pleasure and released by Thrènes Records.

D.K.
Riding For A Fall

Riding For A Fall is the second D.K. release on Antinote in quick succession. This EP picks up where March’s Mystic Warrior left off. ‘Voices’ and ‘Shoubuari (Battle)’ are both high-energy deep house tracks that incorporate Balearic pads and arpeggio-melodies. The effect is of a Music From Memory drop played slightly too fast. Riding For A Fall rounds out with its title track, a slow and dubby delight that now sounds like a Music From Memory drop played slightly too slow.
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Alessandro Adriani
Morphic Dreams

Alessandro Adriani sure does keep busy. As well as running the excellent Mannequin Records, Adriani also cranks out wedges of prime industrial electronics at an impressive clip. His sophomore LP Morphic Dreams finds Adriani back on Stroboscopic Artefacts (Efdemin, L.B. Dub Corp) and running his usual gauntlet of electro, minimal wave, industrial techno and Gothic post-punk.

Ryan Elliott
Paul's Horizon

Berghain resident Ryan Elliott has been a bit quiet on the release front these past few years, so it’s great to see him back on Ostgut Ton with a new EP. Paul’s Horizon is Berlin club fare par excellence, all relentless techno rhythms and icy synth pads and slightly wistful bass licks. Fellow O-Ton-ers like Norman Nodge are the related artists you're looking at. Let’s hope we’re not waiting so long for Elliott to follow up Paul’s Horizon.
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Puto Tito
Carregando a Vida Atrás das Costas

The remarkable truth is that Puto Tito put together these powerful cuts at the age of fourteen. Originally distributed direct via Soundcloud, now the Principe label have gotten involved, selecting and remastering twenty of the best for double vinyl issue. Playful, high-energy, weird and wonderful material from Lisbon. Check it out granddad.
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Tracey
Biostar

Vowelophobe Tracey releases his debut album Biostar on Dial (also of Lawrence, Roman Flugel and Efdemin). On it the Netherlands-based producer explores the aesthetics of acid, without committing to its over bearing heaviness. The result is fascinating, acid bass that seems to float in the air, completely untethered.

Pepe Bradock
What a Mess!

Pepe Bradock has titled his latest What a Mess!, presumably referring to the complex and aleatoric construction process behind the record. Random words, spontaneous frequencies, a deconstruction / reconstruction of Pepe’s old first record, and tweaked computer improvisations… All this and more has ended up with these two sides of vinyl, accompanied by visuals and words which you are encouraged to use to draw connections out of the music, should you wish. What a Mess!

DOVS
Silent Cities

I don't know enough about acid to know what might be on a Acid Test but I bet DOVS do. The Mexico City based duo of Tin Man and AAAA are dedicated students of the 303, and have dedicated themselves to exploring its full emotional potential. They do this on here, on Silent Cities, to great effect. File under: crying in the club. 
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Justin Cudmore
Are You Ready EP

Justin Cudmore returns to The Bunker New York (Donato Dozzy, Marco Shuttle) with a long-awaited drop. The East Coast acid joint ‘Are You Ready’ has been doing the rounds for a few years now, becoming a secret weapon for DJs like Gerd Janson and Craig Richards in the process. Now, finally, you too can get your hands on it. On the Are You Ready EP the tune comes backed with remixes from Bunker buddies Derek Plaslaiko and Gunnar Haslam.
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Modeselektor
I Am Your God / Bronko

Modeselektor are feeling cocky, how else can you explain them reissuing at dance 12" on uh, picture disk. 'I Am Your God' is quite a cocky title too come to think of it. Remember when Kanye did 'I am a God'? Great song. Anyway. Dependably sleek and heavy techno here, Modeselektor have been at this a while and it shows. 

Clouds
Heavy The Eclipse

Clouds return to Electric Deluxe (J. K. Flesh, Terence Fixmer) with new LP Heavy The Eclipse. Ever the lateral thinkers, here the Scottish duo construct an intriguing sci-fi backstory to bolster their forays into various hard club styles. It makes the raging confluence of techno, industrial, sound design and hardcore here even more interesting when you understand that it’s meant to be the soundtrack to a dystopian Glasgow 400 years from now. Good stuff.
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

The Fear Ratio
Live E.P

The mighty Skam Records bring you this sweet little four tracker from Mark Broom & James Ruskin's Fear Ratio, what you get here is alternative versions of tracks from the 2015 Dead Albatross nominated album 'Refuge of A Twisted Soul' culled from rehearsals for live shows, of course it would't be a classic Skam release without the obligatory braille sticker on PVC sleeve.

Factory Floor
A Soundtrack For A Film

Factory Floor are a band preoccupied mostly with the post-industrial world; with technology, with art's modernist mode -- with Futurism, in fact -- so it was almost inevitable that, if they were to create a film score it would be for something as visionary as Fritz Lang's forever lauded cinema masterpiece, the silent sci-fi classic Metropolis (1927). A brand new score, 'A Soundtrack To A Film' was first performed by Gabe and Nik at London's Science Museum last year and it's quite long -- 2.5 hours long -- hence the double-CD and 4xLP boxset variants (including colour vinyl). Can't wait to get stuck in to this.
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Jeff Mills
The Director's Cut Chapter 2

The deal with these new Director’s Cut editions is that they give Jeff Mills a chance to shine new light on some of his older tomes. Chapter 2 includes tunes from the minimal techno legend that date back from as far as the 90’s (‘If (We)’, ‘Cycle 30 (Loop 4)’) as well as more recent stuff in the form of ‘As Soon As’ and ‘G-Star’. The real treat is the commentary Mills puts forward about ‘If (We)’ at the back end of The Director’s Cut Chapter 2’s A-side.
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Gidge
Autumn Bells

Gorgeous electronics from Swedish duo Gidge. ‘Autumn Bells’ is a reissue of their 2014 record, an album of ambient beauty, subdued beats, and neo-classical composition, blending these styles seamlessly with contemporary chopped up vocal samples. It’s quite the place to get lost in, never a dour moment throughout this double LP, which comes to us via Atomnation.

Adam Winchester
Muutto

Now dwelling in the more avant-garde hinterlands of electronica having begun his career associated with the Bristol dubstep scene, Muutto is the latest album from Berlin-based (because where else?) composer Adam Winchester. It's also the first ever vinyl release for Scottish independent electronic label a quiet RIOT.  
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Sleeparchive
Revised Recordings

Sleeparchive returns to Tresor after six years away. To celebrate the occasion the one born Roger Semsroth has come through with a bumper collection of tools on new EP Revised Recordings. The high-octane techno tracks ‘Frost’, ‘Wood’ and ‘Trust (V.2)’ are classic Tresor fare - think Jeff Mills and Robert Hood. The EP also includes the six ‘Sleep Cycles’ locked grooves, all of which can be blended together in a variety of intriguing ways. Revised Recordings is one for the adventurous DJ in you.
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Deadbeat
Waking Life

While Scott Monteith aka Deadbeat is more than capable of making dub techno explorations, sometimes it's fun to make something simple and effective. That approach lead Monteith to creating Waking Life an album whose main purpose is to get things heated at your local dub techno club night. On BLKRTZ.
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Fidelity Kastrow
Daughter Of Darkness EP

Straight from the thriving Berlin nightclub scene comes the latest EP from DJ and producer Fidelity Kastrow. Full of driving rhythms and melancholic, dreamy soundscapes, Daughter of Darkness has been extensively crowd-tested in the main room of the iconic Sisyphos, where Kastrow is a long-time resident DJ. 
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Carl Craig
Versus Acoustic Versions

Ahead of Carl Craig’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall concert in collaboration with the Chinake! Orchestra comes this four-track 12” EP of versions of tracks from his 2017 Versus album. Rendered with acoustic instruments and without the use of beats or electronics, it once again shows that techno is perfectly capable of translating into high culture contexts. 

Robert Hood
Master Builder

Detroit techno innovator Robert Hood released his classic album Internal Empire in 1994. It was a classic of minimal techno. It is being reissued to celebrate its 25th anniversary. To add extra weight to those celebrations there's,  a re-cut of the album’s single, Master Builder. On Tresor.
  • Genre(s):
  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Rote
EP2

Rote is what happens when Daniel Avery and Volte-Face get together. Leaning away from Avery’s cleaner techy side with huge dynamic range. With two soundscape tracks that range from harsh clattering metal or glass to dirged out drones, the remaining tracks are distant and almost unassumingly minimal pieces with tension cable buzzes and brushed metal drones.

Opposing Currents
Mirage Information

Like any good electronic producer Jason Letkiewicz has a million different pseudonyms. For the second time he's drawn for Opposing Currents, to release Mirage Information. The artwork gives a good idea of what to expect. Dark and detailed EBM, that leans into the industrial. The foreboding mood is anchored by Letkiewicz's compellingly disheveled sounding drum machines. On Artificial Dance.

Mumdance & Logos
Shapednoise Remixes

Two tracks from Mumdance & Logos’ 2015 collaborative LP Proto get a going-over from noise-techno miscreant Shapednoise here. These new versions of ‘Cold’ and ‘Chaos Engine’ sound as if the originals have been dunked in the River Styx. These are spooky, alien electronic vignettes that’ll give the club chills. Wicked stuff. Shapednoise Remixes is out on Tectonic.

Cressida
Borneo Function

With Borneo Function, Cressida has imbued heavy techno with the spirit of grime and dub. The impact is just as heavy, but the beats don't always line up in a neat 4/4 pattern. The result is something distinctly connect, like something immeasurably heavy barreling down some stairs. Also features its fair share of drones. On VOITAX.

Gil.Barte / Lostsoundbytes
Split EP

Following records from artists including Frak and Elements Of Joy, the latest drop in Brokntoys’s Discos Del Quebranto series is a split EP between French artist Gil.Barte and the Brussels-based LostSoundBytes. As we’ve come to expect from Brokntoys this is a set of brutalised, mangled electro. Gil.Barte’s A-sides have a sort of ultra-lo-fi Italo vibe, while the LostSoundBytes stuff strays close to Cardopusher’s recent work.

B12
Electro-Soma I + II Anthology

Simultaneously releasing a massive reissue of their 1993 album Electro-Soma and a “Part II” made up of archived material from the album sessions, why not just get both? So B12 are offering a double CD set with both albums and a big booklet. Truly essential stuff from the early 90s warp era and for fans of Autechre, The Black Dog and the Artificial Intelligence series
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Various
LF RMX 013 (Len Faki Mixes)

Len Faki makes it a baker’s dozen of drops in his LF RMX series. This latest set of edits from the Berghain resident finds Faki sprucing up originals from Planetary Assault Systems (Luke Slater to his mum and dad), Marcelus and Christian Vogel. Not only are the tracks on LF RMX 013 the sort of finessed dub techno that Faki has built his empire on all these years, but all of the proceeds from this release will be donated to the German children’s charity Straßenkinder e.V.. What’s not to like?
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Planetary Assault Systems
The Light Years Reworks

Luke Slater assembles a bunch of his favourite producers/artists on his Mote Evolver label roster to re-work a bunch of Planetary Assault Systems stone cold classics. Doing the business are Marcel Fengler, Psyk, Lucy, Slam, Steve Bicknell, Octave One, Function, James Ruskin, Kamikaze Space Programme and Slater himself. Cut across six sides of wax for maximum DJ impact.
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Patricia
Heavy Merging

Another record of warm, slightly weird techno from Patricia here. Heavy Merging finds the Brooklyn-based artist returning to Opal Tapes sub-label Black Opal (J. Albert, Cloudface). This is an EP of muted club tackle characterised by lo-fi drum takes and watercolour synths. Think Huerco S. dropping something via Analogical Force.
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Psyk
A Moment Before

You know what they do down in Tresor. They do techno. Psyk does just that here on his second full-length album, brought into the world by the label arm of Berlin’s Tresor. Psyk is working at a high level here on A Moment Before, with tight control over stripped-back material. Nine tracks over four sides of vinyl.
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Circling Vultures
Game of Chance

This four track EP is the follow up record by Circling Vultures called Game of Chance. Described as 'psychedelic machine music', this mini album is definitely one to add to your collection. A proper underground mix of club tunes that will make the impending apocalypse seem a little more real. Available on vinyl 12" and released on L.I.E.S. 
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Efdemin
New Atlantis

It’s techno baby. New Atlantis is a new full album from Berghain institution Efdemin, and it delivers plenty of heavy 4/4, deep-bass action, as befits a producer with such rich Berlin experience. However New Atlantis also leans out of the club here and there, with acoustic instrumentation, voice samples and psychedelic drones getting involved as well. That makes it a full journey of a listen. On Ostgut Ton.
  • Genre(s):
  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Apparat
LP5

As a break from his very successful work with Moderat, German synthesizer-tamer Apparat is finally treating the world to some more of his solo work. We haven’t heard the whole aptly-named LP5 yet, but first single DAWAN feels like somebody’s gently scratching your earlobe, and sounds like a crossover between Mount Kimbie's Break Well and Caribou's Can't Do Without You, in the best way.

Laurel Halo
DJ-Kicks

"Laurel Halo's done a DJ Kicks" was the excited talk in the office the other day to which I considered doing that Alan Partridge shrug thing. Anyway it sounds like it could be an adventurous mix with seven exclusives, including two of her own tracks plus further exclusives from the likes of Rrose, Machinewoman, FIT Siegel, Nick León and Ikonika.
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Lakker
Época

Lakker are back(er) on R&S with their third LP for the famed dance music label. Época finds the Irish duo doubling down on the murky, unsettling club style that they showed off on their last release, 2017 mixtape Die Vergangenheit, Die Gegenwart, Die Zukunft. The juxtaposition of distorted atmospherics with pummelling kick drums on Época cuts like ‘A Whisper In Your Ear’ recalls Ziur and Rabit.

Puresque
Leitmotiv LP1


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Hypnobirds
77: A Brief Landing on the Earth's Surface

Hypobirds has recorded a collection of menacing and eerie electronic compositions released by Origin Peoples. This is an expansive record that takes in dark analogue bass, shimmering synths, and great washes of spacious reverb. For fans of Jean Michael-Jarre, Survive, and Tangerine Dream. Not actually their 77th album. 

Leon Vynehall
DJ-Kicks

Leon Vynehall has taken us on a bunch of journeys through his ambient house universe. Now the beneficent and mysterious life-force called !K7, responsible for the DJ Kicks series, has invited him to put together a mixtape. The man has risen to the occasion and focused on an interesting selection rather than smooth mix, accelerating from 79 to 169 BPM over the course of 26 tracks from the likes of Tomaga, Primitive, and AFX.
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Various (Umwelt, Talker, Rory St. John, Swarm Intelligence)
Directors Cut 01

Dystopian techno naughtiness from Berlin’s Voitax imprint here. The contributions from Umwelt, Talker and Rory St. John on the Directors Cut 01 EP are geared towards cyberpunk rave thrills, their synths barrelling on like hungry hounds while distorted drum machines clatter away in the back. The exception is Swarm Intelligence’s ‘Cumulus’, a track with more of a junglist/IDM flavour but no less menace.

KineStatics
Labyrinth

KineStatics is what happens when Steven Rutter and Karla Hajman get together for some music-making. The Labyrinth EP is brimming over with dubby goodness and friendly techno, with Karla’s expressive vocals putting everything in a good place. Three tracks on the A-side, plus a dub version and a beats version on the B. From FireScope.
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Jack Pattern / FRAK
Jack Frak Split

Here’s a split 10” that will blow away any cobwebs. Jack Pattern and FRAK have offered up a side each of techno with Jack Frak Split. It will smack you round the chops like Captain Caveman’s Club, or Thor’s Hammer, depending on your frame of reference. Whatever, it's in your face stuff. Limited edition of 300 on Cosmic Pint Glass.
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Various (Mark Du Mosch, FRAK, Julian G, Lie of the Land)
Beyond the Pub Vol 1

Beyond the Pub Vol 1 is a techno/house compilation comprising of tracks by various European producers. Centred around the idea of leaving the pub on the way to the rave, the compilation takes in acid house, ambient, and techno. For fans of A Guy Called Gerald, Boards of Canada, and Proem. On the delightfully named Cosmic Pint Glass.

Osbourne
Fools

Spectral Sound, sister label of Ghostly International (Mark E, Matthew Dear), bring Osbourne back into the fold for their latest drop. Fools is the first thing that the one born Todd Osbourn has dropped on Ghostly since 2013’s Joe Goddard collaboration ‘Hold Up'. However, it’s clear from these tunes that the intervening years haven’t robbed him of his knack for crafting buoyant, funky leftfield house jams.
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Various
Displaced Soundtracks Vol. 2

DJ Tennis aka Manfredi Romano, assembles some stellar club producers to make the soundtrack to an imaginary film on Displaced Soundtracks Vol. 2, released on Romano's label, Life and Death. With tracks from Vatican Shadow, Scuba, DJ Nobu and Ninos du Brasil among others, it's a deeply layered album which shifts in tone from track to track. 
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Dez Williams
Retribution

Sledgehammer rhythms achieve catharsis not monotony on ‘Retribution’ by Dez Williams. The five-track 12” features two remixes from fellow beat-botherers Binny and Shredder, that both maintain this sense of restless propulsion, forwards the only possible answer. It’s a kind of gleeful menace, eyes stretched wide open and body moving amid the carnage.
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51717 (Shadowlust)
Paranoia Star

51717 (Shadowlust) goes full-length for this new release on L.I.E.S.. Paranoia Star features not only tracks but actual songs, and is full of experimental electronics of various stripes as well as those lush L.I.E.S.-style synths and rhythms. It's a hell of a statement actually, drawing on years of life lived and sounds heard. Good stuff, and it comes with a poster!
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LADO
Rampage

Scottish imprint RIOT Radio is rapidly making a name for itself as one of the most exciting new labels in hard techno. The label’s latest drop, an EP from Berlin’s LADO, only adds to its case. Rampage contains four wedges of hard, industrial club fare. That’s two LADO originals (‘Wings Of The Antichrist’ and ‘I Walk With Gun’) as well as remixes from Endlec and D. Carbone. It doesn’t really matter who’s at the controls, mind - everything on Rampage will tear the roof off the club.
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Modeselektor
Who Else

German absurdist electronic production team Modeselektor have a new album, Who Else. It’s brimming with solutions to boredom and, as usual, is defiantly unobvious. Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary have kept things fresh by tailoring each sound for each track. Grime artist, Flohio, Otto von Schirach and Estonian rapper, Tommy Cash guest. 

Various
Djax-Re-Up Volume 1

Double LP compilation of some of the finest releases from Eindhoven's Djax-Up-Beats. The label, founded by Saskia Slegers, released house, techno and more from both sides of the Atlantic since 1990. Volume 1 of Djax-Re-Up features tracks from Felix Da Housecat, Random XS, Glenn Underground and more.
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Robert Hood
Internal Empire

When truly groundbreaking records are made, they sound as fresh 25 years after their initial release as they did back in the day. This is most-certainly true of Robert Hood’s minimal techno masterpiece Internal Empire. The album has been remastered and re-cut on CD and 180g vinyl and will be released through its original label, Tresor.
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Matt Whitehead & No Data Available present Manor House Boys
Temple Of Set EP

Acid fiend Matt Whitehead teams up with No Data Available for an EP of Detroit-indebted club fodder under the Manor House Boys tag. The best of the Motor City’s techno, house and electro sounds are channelled by the quartet of tracks on Temple Of Set. Opener ‘Full Resonance’ and closer ‘Panic In Flat 13’ are straight 303 wig-outs, while ‘Sahara’ and the title track bulk things out with some big-room beats. Unsurprisingly, this one’s out via Super Rhythm Trax.
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The Mover
Final Sickness

The Mover apparently survived his Final Sickness in 1993, as the music is still here with us in 2019. Planet Phuture are doing us all a favour here with a reissue with this heavy classic, which is crammed with drum machines and synth details as far as you can here. Techno with industrial and electro leanings, you’ll surely want to hear Final Sickness again. The Mover is, of course, Marc Arcardipane real name Marc Trauner - legendary German techno producer and founder of Planet Core Productions, Dance Ecstasy 2001 etc.
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Russell E. L. Butler
Petty

Four tracks on twelve inches of wax, from Bermuda artist Russell E.L. Butler. Petty is probably the closest that Butler has yet come to real floor-filling techno, though don’t worry, there are still plenty of sonic and conceptual details to revel in from this experimental producer. 12” EP on Spectral.
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Substance
Rise And Shine

Substance is Berlin dance legend Peter Kuschnereit, who has also been known simply as DJ Pete. He is marking his 30th year in the biz with Rise & Shine, his debut solo EP for Ostgut Ton. Pete’s influence has found its way to the Berlin dance scene through his other job as an employee of the Hard Wax record store and as one of the DJs contributing to the Wax Treatment Party series, as well has his own releases and DJ sets where he draws from dubstep, grime, house and techno, adding a few twists along the way. 12" 5-track EP on Ostgut Ton.
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Jamie Paton
Disk Memories

Jamie Paton’s been all over the place, releasing on a number of labels. But his latest effort, released by the gentle Swedes of Höga Nord, is an almost psychedelic affair. Imagine krauty electro layered with threatening pads on this 4-track 12”. Not unlike a good club, Disk Memories is both a bit intimidating and great for dancing.
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Passarani
W.O.W.

Italian legend DJ/Producer Marco Passarani (Nature, Peacefrog, Generator, Skam, Numbers etc.) drops his first full-length in six years on Dusseldorf imprint Offen Music. Nothing to upset the apple-cart across the eight tracks of W.O.W., just eight cuts of perky club fare replete with pattering 808s and swaying melodies. ‘Get Down’ has a bit of an acid flare to it, but other than that this LP is the soundtrack to the last beach party of the summer.

Lowtec
Light Surfing

In the promotion of Lowtec’s new album ‘Light surfing’, there’s talk of “murky bangers” and “sideways beauty”, essential the satisfaction of dance rhythm but achieved in a wayward and unpredictable manner. Lowtec operates with a minimal aesthetic, but it’s one of great economy and precision, with care placed on both caressing and baffling the senses.   

GAS
Zauberberg

Wolfgang Voigt’s second album under his lauded forest techno moniker GAS is back, singly tree-issued on Kompakt. First released in ‘97, Zauberberg offers Voigt’s revolving branches of hazy, throbbing ambient at their most ambiguous, as if unsure of what really waits out there in the woods. The third track especially is one of his masterpieces.

Modeselektor
I Am Your God / Bronko

In the run up to their next album Modeselektor have given the DJs a head start with the release of I Am Your God / Bronko on 12". The press release describes them as "abysmal" but I'm guessing they don't mean in the bad way. This is tough industrial techno built from the sort of crisp sounds we've all come to expect from the German duo.
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Jeff Mills
Str Mrkd

Loves a sub-label, does Jeff Mills. His Axis Records imprint already has several offshoots - Luxury Records, Purpose Maker, Something In The Sky - but the Detroit techno legend clearly feels like he needs another pie to stick his finger into. Thus have we the eponymous first release of his new Str Mrkd venture. Music-wise it’s pretty classic Mills, though closer ‘Aquarius’ is a more experimental brand of club fodder than we might expect from him.
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Pom Pom
Untitled II

German techno enigma Pom Pom has followed up last year’s mysterious release, Untitled, with the equally, or perhaps even more mysterious Untitled II. Just like Untitled, Untitled II comes in a black sleeve and is distinctly lacking in track names, which takes this inscrutable approach one step further than Spinal Tap and Metallica did, but this is not for their fans anyway. LP on A-Ton.
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Mix Mup
Clear Drive EP

Here we find The Trilogy Tapes (Anthony Naples, Bullion) inna Mix Mup style. Back on Will Bankhead’s label for the first time since 2015, the latest release from Lorenz Lindner’s long-running project is a typically idiosyncratic collection of deep house/techno experiments. Cuts like the title track bring to mind a more glitchy rendering of Young Marco’s woozy Balearia, while the grunting anti-groove of ‘Flair 2’ nods to the recent TTT drop from Parris.
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Kamikaze Space Programme & Eomac
ETXC004

Eomac has had a busy 2018. As well as dropping his Reconnect LP and the accompanying Resist All Dogma EP on his own Eotrax imprint he has had a part in four collaborative records for his ETXC series. Following on from unions with Paula Temple, Sean Carpio and Demian Licht we now have the fruits of his labour alongside Kamikaze Space Programme. ETXC004’s ‘Environment 1’ revolves around a lopsided techno locked groove, while ‘Environment 2’ is full of hissing synth drones.
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FaltyDL
If All The People Took Acid

4-track EP of classic acid-house from FaltyDL. It takes the ever satisfying bump-and-squelch of acid to brilliant levels of abandon. With titles like ‘Flesh of Acid’, you get a real hint of the kind of potent physicality the release brings with it. Amongst the three original tracks also comes a remix of the title track courtesy of Octo Octa.

House of Daggers
BRKN02

Very limited 4 track 7” of mangled electronic music. With analogue gear from the golden-age of IDM and a vicious industrial streak borrowed from Throbbing Gristle, House of Daggers’ BRKNO2 is a raw burst of breakbeat techno. There’s only 200 of this rude rave hybrid and it comes with a download code too.
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DNCN
BRKN01.

Perfectly described in the press release as a purveyor of hallucinogenic wonky funk-infused off-kilter glitch house, DNCN gets his first release in seven years with BRKN01. Released by BRKN.DNCFLRS on 7” vinyl in a chunky Kraft card sleeve for that vintage generic techno aesthetic. Lots of fun from the Mancunian tech wizard.
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Life In Sodom
The Stains / Alessandro Adriani Remix

As Mannequin Records closes in on 100 releases Alessandro Adriani’s label dips its toe into the reissues market. This one is a 1991 single from Goth-wave legends Life In Sodom. Both versions of ‘The Stains’ are gloriously vampiric combinations of darkwave, techno and industrial rock. The same applies to 1992 cut ‘Phantasmagoria’ which crops up on the B-side. Label boss Adriani provides a club edit of ‘The Stains’ to round the EP out.
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Greg Beato
Dade EP

Greg Beato comes from Miami. Wasn’t he fortunate to be born with such a name given his chosen career? Anyway, with Dade EP, he presents an EP of varied sounds, underpinned by heavy bass. He is happy for you to experience this by testing out the subs in your car, by stretching the range of your pricey headphones or on the dancefloor for the full visceral effect. 5-track EP on Ni Un Pero.
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Synectics
The Purple Universe

‘90s clubbers may recognise the name Synectics. The duo of Marco Repetto and Stefan Riesen dropped a string of records on labels including Rephlex and Delirium back in the day. The Purple Universe, their only LP, came out in 1993 on the former. Now Musique Pour La Danse have resurrected the album for a reissue. The braindance-techno hybrids here are sometimes heavy, sometimes beautiful things that aren't dissimilar to what Rephlex boss Aphex Twin was up to contemporaneously. Three of the tunes here are being pressed on vinyl for the first time.

Rrose
Beware of Shells

‘Beware of Shells’ is a five-track EP of lysergic techno bangers from the London-based artist Rrose. These are grooves stretched way out, sprawling tracks that emphasise digital muck and writhing modulation. It’s a release that comes from her Eaux label and pursues a bloody-minded approach to the techno genre, happy to divert away from what’s commonly expected with deviations into tripping drone.

Nuel
The Gentle

Acid chef Nuel’s new EP on Midgar Records is a solid four-part hypnosis. Right from the first kick drum until the final reverb, The Gentle will have you bobbing your head off into a deeper trance, taking you far away from your mundane worries while you space off to some psychedelic Italian techno.
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The 7th Plain
Chronicles III

Luke Slater’s post-rave project The Seventh Plain changes gear for the third installment of his compilation series. Chronicles III. Here the music is more free form and built on fractured rhythms. The music here is taken from Slater’s releases on General Production Recordings label. Double LP and CD on A-Ton.

The 7th Plain
Chronicles II

Chronicles II by The Seventh Plain compiles previously released tracks from the albums The 4 Cornered Room and My Yellow Wise Rug plus a bunch of previously unreleased tracks that any fan of Luke Slater’s work would not want to be without. The project set out to stretch the techno genre as far into outer space as possible. Double LP and CD on A-Ton.

The 7th Plain
Chronicles

Techno legend Luke Slater is compiling his The Seventh Plain project over three releases. Chronicles I was released in 2016, now with the release of Chronicles II and III, we have this box set containing all three. The spacey, post-rave explorations were far reaching and emotionally affecting. 6LP box set with essay by Joe Muggs and stickers on A-Ton.
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Discrete Circuit & Mark Broom
MBDC

Some techno-ass techno here from Discrete Circuit and Mark Broom. The pair have crossed paths before, but MBDC is the first time that they produced a body of work together. They come through with three big-room tools that occasionally have an acid whiff to them (see ‘MBDC2’). H4L gives ‘MBDC2’ a skittering electro flip to close out the record.
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Marie Davidson
So Right EP

Marie Davidson drops an EP centred around her song ‘So Right’, a track that was one of the standout moments of her excellent Ninja Tune full-length Working Class Woman. The So Right EP splits neatly down the middle - the first half presents an extended version of the title track and a John Talabot remix, the second gives us a Davidson original entitled ‘La Ecstase’ as well as a Silent Servant re-rub.

Makaton
Immaculata

Birmingham techno veteran, Makaton, drops a 4-track EP on Voitrax. His first release for the label was club banger, Around The Floor, in 2017 and he has previously released on Token and Blueprint. On Immaculata he mixes club-ready beats with dub and industrial motifs, perfect loops, unstructured noise, hi-hats and drones. 12” EP on Voitrax.
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