Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

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Robotiko Rejekto
Rejekto

To celebrate their thirtieth release Optimo Trax have looked back, found this gem from 1987 that label boss JD Twitch loved, and thought it would be a fitting treat to release it for it’s anniversary as well. Produced by Ralf Henrich and Andreas Tomalla, Rejekto was techno before it was techno, with a slamming 80s snare.
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Bryce Hackford
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Style-roving New York producer Bryce Hackford is here with a EP on Youth. With previous work tracing from synthpop to ambient, this here trio of new tunes is all rather wonky, improvised lo-fi house. The A is particularly heavy and minimal with a pair of chunky cuts, all twanging bass and carbonised drones. Bryce reserves the B for a more melodic focus to the hooks.
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Shake
5% Solution

Prayers have been answered! This sought after 4-track EP is a secret weapon, high on many a Detroit techno fiend's wants list. Originally released on Juan Atkins hallowed Metroplex imprint back in 1993 -- the same year Anthony "Shake" Shakir released his debut under the Shake handle on Kevin Saunderson's KMS sister label Trance Fusion. Shake has a unique, raw and quirky approach to techno which has always given his tracks a distinctive character and super funky sound. He's a real demon on his drum machines - you'll hear why he can count the likes of Autechre among his legion of fans. Shake is arguably Detroit techno's best kept secret - this record still sounds fresh twenty fives years after it was created.
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Greg Beato
Cum In Peace

Cum In Peace is a slice of old school, club ready wax from Miami’s Greg Beato (Beato by name, beato by nature). This limited edition 12” EP is released on his own Ni Un Pero label, the quality matches his releases for L.I.E.S. and Apron. He has also released music on Russian Torrent Versions.
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OAKE
Live in Marseille

VAAGNER present a vinyl edition of a cassette originally released in 2015 on Ascetic House. 'Live in Marseille' documents a stunning performance from OAKE, the duo of Eric Goldstein and Konstanze Bathseba Zippora, captured in Marseille, France, 18 October 2014. If you've heard their records on Downwards, Stroboscopic Artefacts and SNTS you will know that the duo deal in an intense sound which is as heavy as it is beautifully ethereal. A mesmerising ride through heaven and hell. Remastered and cut @ Dubplates & Mastering.
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Soluce
Birth

Vibrant Music continue to release music that is vibrant with Birth, an album by Soluce. That’s the long-time-coming collaboration between Konstantinos Soublis (Fluxion) and Savvas Ystatis (Omicron in the 90s), who are not only firm old friends but neighbours too! They put their combined skills to great use here, producing resonant, minimal and lush ambient techno.
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Neville Watson
The Midnight Orchard

Don’t Be Afraid have kept in touch with acid tech-houser Neville Watson, who returns to the label with his first LP in five years. Cover art’s a bit ‘Ghost in the Celt’, innit. He’s sounding more serious and pensive than before, but there’s nowt more boring than the dead-serious techno producer conceit - Watson knows this and ensures there’s always plenty of fun along the way.

Marc Romboy & Petar Dundov
Dimension D EP

Yer boys Marc Romboy & Petar Dundov return to Systematic (Steve Lawler, Will Saul) with their second joint EP of 2018. Dimension D works the same channels as its predecessor Caper Tran. Both the title track and ‘Meteor Shower’ are the sort of melodious big-room tech-house tunes that KiNK - another former collaborator of Romboy’s - would be proud of.
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J. Albert
Small Room EP

Super-prolific techno footmover J. Albert comes back for another 2016 12", this time channeling dusty inner city beats for a good 4 tracks. Judging by the quality of A2 cut 'Ting Waan', this will be stomping, keeping bodies warm and limber deep into the winter nights and beyond. While he's just got things moving with his own Exotic Dance label, this one comes out on Black Opal. Fair's fair in the realm of the thunk.
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Sciahri
Quiet Witness

Sublunar Records boss and UNKNOT member Sciahri (Sciahriar Tavakoli) has his third bite of the Black Opal cherry. New EP Quiet Witness is a set of murky, mysterious techno that sounds like it was constructed largely from sonar signals. Anyone who’s dug recent drops by Pessimist or Sciarhri’s fellow Black Opal alumni Lyubocha should get to Quiet Witness sharpish.
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Annanan
New Wave Of Nature

Following releases on Forbidden Planet, LL.M. and Pinkman, Annanan lands on Opal Tapes sister label Black Opal with a fine 4-track EP. Opening with the woody stomp, dreamy keys and squelchy bass of the titular cut and onto the lost in the night, melancholy of 'Bomb'. Over on the flipside 'Sphere' thumps with chunky drums, sci-fi electronics and spectral melodies. The EP closes with the sinister groove of 'Gone' which utilises the hefty skeletal drums which are present throughout the EP which ride underneath a quivering synth and dread filled piano. Tidy stuff throughout as ever from Black Opal.
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Eric Copeland
Mixbone

A bunch of artists pile in on a couple of tracks from Eric Copeland’s 2017 LP Goofballs. The remixes here generally preserve the same zany machine malfunction vibe of the originals. Highlights include Physical Therapy’s halftime techno flip of ‘Mixer Shredder’ and Machine Woman’s snappy club refit of ‘Neckbone’. Also, NHK yx Koyxen’s version of ‘Neckbone’ makes you wonder what Wiley would be doing these if he’d ever developed an interest in electro.
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Djedjotronic
Cruising

Over the past few years Djedjotronic has released many a fine wedge of club tackle on Boysnoize Records. As such, a little stint on Central Processing Unit (DMX Krew, Neil Landstrumm) seems like a logical next step. Cruising contains four chunky electro-techno hybrids with a nice retro heft to them. The Drexciya is strong with this one.

Demian Licht & Eomac
ETXC003

The third record in Eomac’s ETXC series sees the Eotrax boss join forces with Demian Licht for a record of experimental electronic fare. On these two tracks the producers busy themselves with combing the outer reaches of techno. Their explorations see them end up in a no man’s land between dub techno, deconstructed club music and synthetic ambience.
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Charlotte de Witte
The Healer EP

Belgian DJ and producer Charlotte de Witte got out five EPs last year, and continues to be a veritable techno factory in 2018 with this, her third for the year so far. Title track is shuddering, high-tempo atmospherics with skittering hats, carried on a belt of intense choir drones and noirish synth strings. The EP continues with the hypnotic ‘Silence’, muscular ‘Kuda’ and heady ambience of ‘Song of the Wood Nymphs’.
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Antigone
Rising

It’s the new album by New York City all-female country rock band Antigone Rising. No, wait. Sorry. It’s the new album, Rising, by Paris all-male techno DJ and producer Antigone (one Antonin Jeanson). Behind him are many EPs and no LPs and, well, he’s out to change that right now. Rising finds him on good form with delicately produced and melodic techno, occasionally batting eyes at IDM.
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Norman Nodge
Embodiment

Lawyer and DJ Norman Nodge has been a resident of Berghain since 2005. Yes, that’s what they call their captives. Here’s the new Norman Nodge record anyway, available right here on Norman Records. This is his first release in some time but it packs a reliable Berlin punch with four deep, minimal excursions into breaks, acid, dub stabs and that.
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Planetary Assault Systems
Arc Angel

Big techno man Luke Slater provides Ostgut Ton and yourselves with some more melodically-leaning techno machinations beamed in from the outer heliosphere. We say melody, but you've got deep drones, alien synth lines and haywire arps all tuned to twisted perfection. They've even thrown in a download of the continuous album mix too. The techno never stops.
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Planetary Assault Systems
The Electric Funk Machine

Planetary Assault Systems’ The Electric Funk Machine turned twenty in 2017. Considering that so many of the current crop of rave revivalists - Lone, FaltyDL and that - are jacking Luke Slater’s late-’90s steez, the time feels right for one of his finest achievements to be rolled out and receive another round of applause. This LP is a nice balance of European and Detroit techno stylings. Reissue via Peacefrog.
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Sofheso
Sofheso Archive

Over two hours of prolific Japanese producer Sofheso's recordings have been collated onto this deluxe archival double cassette retrospective, spanning the years 2014-2017. The selection was whittled down from eleven hours of material he sent the First Terrace label and is a revelatory showcase of the artist's unorthodox approach and singular vision of techno in its varying mutations and permutations. His original rhythmic architecture and fresh approach to texture creates complex sound sculptures that are a pleasure to wander inside as well as view from a distance.

Robert Hood
DJ-Kicks

The latest instalment in the ever-growing catalogue of stellar mixes in the 'DJ-Kicks' series arrives from truly a giant. It's pioneering Detroit techno legend Robert Hood of course. The Motor City's very own, and a founding member of Underground Resistance with Banks and Mills, Hood laid down a blueprint for minimal techno. His DJ-Kicks here presents a crucial, timeless snapshot of techno history: 22 tracks on a mixed CD including 4 of his own, new exclusives to this release. Also on double unmixed LP, on !K7.
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Deena Abdelwahed
Khonnar

Deena Abdelwahed has her roots in the Tunisian alternative music scene. She went on to DJ everywhere around the world, including Boiler Room and Concrete. She has an EP under her belt which centred on club music. She has changed gear somewhat for her debut album, Khonnar, which is an atmospheric work, centering on introspection. Limited edition deluxe LP with poster on Infine.

B12
Time Tourist (Expanded Edition)

A classic of Warp’s golden era, B12’s 1996 album Time Tourist gets a landmark twenty-second anniversary reissue, including a few newly-unearthed alt versions for posterity. Michael Golding’s and Steve Rutter’s glistening, FM pad-drenched ambient IDM went all-in on the retrofuturistic sci-fi narratives for this one, topped off as they are with referential titles and Trevor Webb’s massive painted cover art. Excellent.

PSSU
PSSU

You could have put money on this happening soon as Daniel Avery and Richard Fearless started working out of adjacent units in Leamouth studio. PSSU’s eponymous debut release finds Avery and Fearless combining their powers for the forces of good. Good techno, that is. While ‘307309’ is a psychedelic electro escapade, ‘Fabricated From Steel’ is droney and doomy.

Hugo Massein
Remnants / London Underground 2014 - 16

Six tracks Hugo Massein produced back in 2014-2016, during the peak years of the deep tech scene in London. Massein has been a key player in the scene and Remnants / London Underground now offers us the opportunity to hear some of his most creative and varied work in the genre. Released on Keysound Recordings.

Max Graef
Lo Siento Mucho Pero No Hablo Tu Idioma

Berliner, Max Graef, returns four years after his highly-rated debut Rivers Of The Red Planet with Lo Siento Mucho Pero No Hablo Tu Idioma - or I’m Very Sorry But I Don’t Speak Your Language, as my basic Spanish leads me to understand. Graef says of the record that it he approached it in an unmusical way - more experimental than its predecessor in terms of instrumentation and recording venues. Double LP on Tartelet.
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Mr. Fingers
Cerebral Hemispheres Remixes

On EP number 2 of Mr. Fingers’ Cerebral Hemispheres remix series, the deep house pioneer, AKA Larry Heard gets the remix treatment from Joey Anderson on Electron as Kode 9 takes on Spy whilst Upsammy does something to Outer Acid. Not to be outdone he also offers up his own remix of Outer Acid. Four track 12” single on Alleviated.
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Mr. Fingers
Inner / Outer Acid (Aleksi Perala Remixes)

Opening himself up to the interpretation of others over a series of EPs, Mr. Fingers, AKA Larry Heard, has allowed Aleksi Perala to remix Inneracid and Outeracid - two tracks taken from the Mr. Fingers album Cerebral Hemispheres. This is the third and final installment. Two track 12” on Alleviated.
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Mr. Fingers
Praise to the Vibes / Crying Over You Remixes

Mr. Fingers AKA Larry Heard has got a bunch of artists together to remix tracks from his Cerebral Hemispheres album over three 12” singles. The first installment sees Larry Heard and Rodaidh McDonald test their remixing skills with Praise To The Vibes and Crying over You. Four track 12” single on Alleviated.
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Peverelist
Roll With The Punches (Kowton Linear Mix / Kowton Dub Mix)

Bristol's dubstep artist, curator and shopkeeper Peverelist gets his tune "Roll With the Punches" reworked on this 12" of the same name, with two attempts at the same remix tried on by another one of Bristol's notable electronic artists Kowton. He goes in for a dub remix the second time around, though you can only hear that one on vinyl. 

Fort Romeau
SPC-140

Ghostly International sub-label Spectral Sound (Matthew Dear, DMX Krew) are promising that there’ll be no re-press of this new Fort Romeau EP, so best get SPC-140 while it’s still hot. Not that you needed any incentive, mind. FR’s on a hot-streak at the moment - his single ‘Pablo’ was recently named ‘Best New Music’ by Pitchfork - and it continues with these three tracks of melodic, moody tech-house.
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Various (General Ludd, Herva, Nene H, Altered Natives)
DBA039.5

The excellent Don’t Be Afraid return with another EP of weapons-grade club tackle for their .5 series. A roster of General Ludd, Herva, Nene H and Altered Natives serve up techno four ways here. Ludd and Herva’s A-sides are dubby shapeshifters not dissimilar to the soundsystem stylings of labels like Idle Hands and Livity Sound. On the flip, H and Altered Natives forego subtlety altogether - ‘Retto’ and ‘Dancing Girl’ will tear the dancefloor a new one.
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Kolsch
Speicher 106

2017 was pretty busy for Kölsch. The Danish producer released his third full-length record (1989, via Kompakt), dropped a couple of EPs and did a DJ set from high up the Eiffel Tower. It’s no surprise that he’s eased up a bit in 2018, but the one born Rune Reilly Kølsch has still managed to get a new record out before the end of the year. Both cuts on Speicher 106 are the sort of widescreen tech-house on which Kölsch has built his empire.
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Peverelist
Bluez (Classic mix) / Und_92

Man like Peverelist takes us on a trip down memory lane. Back in the late ‘00s the Bristolian boss was still making stuff that was recognisable as dubstep. ‘Bluez’, a tune that appeared on his 2009 debut LP Jarvik Mindstate, is a sick cosmic 140-bpm jam. This Punch Drunk reissue also features ‘Und_92’, a 2008 track exhumed from the vaults for this drop. Heard with modern ears the seeds of the bassweight techno style Peverelist would go on to popularise with his Livity Sound label are definitely kicking about here.

The Lotus Eaters
Desatura

Please be very very careful. This is not the 1980s Lotus Eaters famous for their 'First Picture of You' single. Instead these are two techno artists Lucy and Rrose. Here the two step away from the usual techno instrumentation and use synthesized sound and feedback to generate both textural and percussive elements to their music.  

The 15 Dead Minutes
Bio-Evolved

It's been a wee while since we last heard from The 15 Dead Minutes aka David Froud (Heuristic Audio) and David Campbell (Delinquent Dialect). Their collaborative work first appeared on Irish label Trensmat and later on Sunil Sharpe's Earwiggle imprint. Now the duo return with an ace four-track EP of seething and infectious cuts blurring the lines between techno/electro/industrial. All tracks bang and rattle in all the right places and are heavy in terms of both sound and emotion. Only 300 copies with killer artwork by Yamako King.
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Seán Carpio & Eomac
ETXC002

The second instalment of Eotrax’s collaborative series sees label boss Eomac of Lakker hook up with Migro/Klein artist Seán Carpio. On ETXC002 the pair bounce various kinds of feedback off one another to produce a record of drone, noise and concrète. These needling, abrasive tracks are not for the faint-hearted - enter at your peril.
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Aphex Twin
Selected Ambient Works 85-92

Not sure that you need us to introduce this one to you. The album that broke Aphex Twin to the masses (relatively speaking), Selected Ambient Works 85-92 starts with two genuinely sublime pieces of music, ‘Xtal’ and ‘Tha’, which your collection literally cannot be without. The whole thing is great though, whether for solo listening late at night or for esoteric dancefloors. An absolute classic.

Bruce
Sonder Somatic

After four years of building buzz via releases on labels like Timedance, Idle Hands and Livity Sound the Bristolian producer Bruce drops his debut LP via Pangaea/Pearson Sound/Ben UFO’s Hessle Audio. The one born Larry McCarthy has had a hand in the popularisation of the West Country soundsystem techno style that has made waves in the clubsphere of late. As such it's no surprise to find that the eleven tracks of Sonder Somatic hold bassweight and beats in perfect balance.
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Anna
Razor

São Paulo producer Anna Miranda aka DJ Anna partners with ol’ London technoheads NovaMute for Razor. The title piece has a focused, funky minimal dancefloor feel, but also keeps fun in reserve. Still, it’s outshined by its pals ‘Dreamweaver’ and especially ‘Escapism’, each with a heavier, faster floor rhythm and each making wonderful use of stripped down arpeggios and refined atmospherics.
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Rene Wise
Loud Colours

Luke Slater’s Mote Evolver (Planetary Assault Systems, LB Dub Corp) with a typically hi-octane techno set here. Loud Colours comes courtesy of promising young talent Rene Wise. On only his second EP the Brighton-based producer turns in four DJ tools that will perk up any set with their pounding drum programming and insistent, slightly disorientating synth grooves.
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Maelstrom
Fragment

More electro from the Central Processing Unit label. This time it's from Maelstrom, who returns to the label after July 2018's ECZO, with the four-track EP Fragment. The bass is as tough as you might expect, and I think I detect a hint of acid? I'm no expert. Most impressively Maelstrom is not afraid to vary tempos over the EP so Fragment will have something for every DJ.

Cromby
Futurola EP

For a while Denis Sulta was using the Sulta Selects label as a vehicle for releasing his own stuff. However, with the new Sulta Selects Silver Service series that appears to be changing. The sub-label kicks off with a release by Irish producer Cromby. Futurola might not have been made by Sulta, but the three tracks here bear all the hallmarks of the Glaswegian’s own work. That means Chicago house beats, rave breaks and whooping vocal samples are the order of the day.
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Paranoid London
The Boombox Affair

With a nostalgic taste for late 80s acid house, a DIY punk attitude, and whiny 303s, Paranoid London are guaranteed to deliver a dancefloor wrecker. The Boombox Affair is dedicated to LGBTQ+ activist Bubbles Bubblesynski, murdered in San Francisco, meaning that your hard-earned pounds will go to charities while you get a thumping 12". 

Idealist
Mind Field

Enter Idealist’s Mind Field and get lost in the perfectly dubbed-out immersive house and techno spaces that lie within. The crafty reverbs and selectively-applied filters do a great job of making these tracks feel like 3D spaces, without sacrificing addictive danceability. Open the gate of the Mind Field, and close it behind you so the cows don’t get out. On Echocord.
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Neil Landstrumm
Threesome

Valuable reissue of Neil Landstrumm's killer DBX/Chicago/UK Bleep inspired, jacking EPs for Peacefrog. This triple 12" set includes; 'Index Man EP', 'M Cap EP' and 'Inhabit The Machines' which is worth grabbing for dancefloor slayer 'Blam The Target' alone. Landstrumm was on fire during this early period in which he also released his debut album 'Brown By August'. All this stuff still holds up and will stonecold rock a party. It' no wonder he was often labelled king of the 909 at the time.
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

A New Line (Related)
A Roomful of Lovers

Limited hand painted 7" following on from critically acclaimed Dead Albatross nominated LP on Home Assembly. Features an original cut of non-album track 'A Roomful of Lovers' plus a Miles Whittaker (Demdike Stare) edit.  A New Line (Related) is the solo project of Andrew Johnson (Remote Viewer, Hood) creating gorgeous, minimal swathes of ambient techno with nods to Deepchord and Gas. 
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Terence Fixmer
Through The Cortex

Terence Fixmer’s back on Ostgut Ton with a new LP. Through The Cortex is the producer’s sixth full-length (though first for the Berghain’s label) and having been around the block a few times the Frenchman is trying something a little different this time. It’s still techno, for sure, but there’s also a synthwave influence in here that has more than a whiff of Suicide to it.
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Beneath
Cloudy

A14 is a highly-promising offshoot of Blackest Ever Black that has already fronted releases by Rhythmic Theory and Pessimist. They keep up the good work on their fourth drop, a set of proper soundsystem muck from the consistently brilliant Beneath. ‘Cloudy’ fronts a wiggling bassline and stuttering drums in a manner that brings to mind a souped-up version of Pearson Sound’s ‘Earwig’. On the flip we get ‘Outsource’, a dark techno number that’s pretty similar to Pessimist actually.
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  • A14

Billy Nightmare
Reality Check

Some ye olde Chicago House fayre here. Billy Nightmare dropped the Reality Check EP in 1996 around the same time that he was also putting stuff out on labels like Trax under the moniker Mystic Bill. The four tunes here are elegant house tunes with earworm basslines. Originally released by the Sounds. imprint, this reissue comes courtesy of Dark Entries.
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

DJ Lag
Stampit EP

South Africa's gqom pioneer DJ Lag is certainly no slouch when it comes to making dancefloor killers. Lag's Stampit EP follows his self-titled debut of 2016 and features 4 more hard-edged percussive cuts. Heavy hitting drums are at the fore of the sound Lag introduced to Durban and the world. It's rhythmic, it's potent, it's energetic; let's do this! 12" EP on Goon Club Allstars. 
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

The Field
Infinite Moment

Hope is something we could do with in 2018. Axel Willner AKA The Field had been toying with various new ideas for his sixth full length album before realising perhaps that we could do with an album that is warm and comforting. Therefore 'Infinite Moment' is hued with a rich gauze of straight to the heart electronics to soothe your mind in troubled times.  

Lawrence
Illusion

After a couple of LPs for Mule Musiq, Illusion sees Lawrence back on Dial, the label he founded alongside Carsten Jost and Turner. This is another record of finely-calibrated central European techno and deep house from the one born Peter Kersten. The likes of Move D and Will Saul would have been pleased to come up with something like the delightfully bleep-bloopy ‘Treasure Box’.

Various
Air Texture Vol.VI – Selected by Steffi and Martyn

The Air Texture series reaches volume six and for the occasion drafts in Steffi and Martyn for another double-CD's worth of previously unreleased gems. Consider the calibre of the selectors -- famous both for their individual spins on house and techno -- and then consider the brief as per usual: leftfield selections, ambience aplenty and techno in name only, too widescreen perhaps to be limited to the dance-floor. 26 tracks, including appearances by: dBridge, Shed, FaltyDL, As One, KiNK and of course, Steffi and Martyn themselves. The vinyl option is a double-EP with 8 tracks.
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Collector
Triple Crown

Collector is a new project from Australian Jason Campbell, the mind behind the synth meditations of Stitched Vision. As Collector he is just as interested in electronic sounds, but this time it's all about the rhythms: firm drum machine programming punching through Campbell’s modular synthesis set-up for some slightly off-kilter techno. Triple Crown is the first release on Drawing Heat Records, limited to 300 vinyl copies.
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Peverelist
IDLE050

Bristol’s Idle Hands celebrates hitting fifty releases by going back to where it all it began - Peverelist was responsible for the label’s first drop back in 2009. Though sounds and styles have come and gone in the intervening nine years, Pev's ability to create dancefloor movers remains unparalleled. On IDLE050 we find the former dubstep overlord taking turns at going house (‘Left Hand’) and techno (‘Right Hand’).
  • Genre(s):
  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Rhyw
Cave Walls (Part One)

Cassegrain member Alex Tsiridis takes it solo for a second time under his Rhyw alias. Cave Walls (Part One) features roughed-up dancefloor tracks and spaced minimal ambient: two different ways of combining traditional and more experimental electronic musics then. This is focused material, with no messing around to be heard. 12” on Avian.
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

E-Unity
Tallarita EP

French producer E-Unity (one Loïc Berger) releases his inner bee for London’s FTD Records. The title track does a mode-switching dance around clubby references, which is both awkward and absolutely compelling at once. Nailed it. ‘Everlasting Legacy (Collage Mix)’ follows a similar method, while the other two tracks allow a little more consistency.
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Porter Ricks
Shadow Boat EP

Returning after a whopping 17 year hiatus, Porter Ricks are back. The duo return with Shadow Boat EP, a deeply nuanced comeback that explores unfathomable ambience. Glitchy and gurgling synths ebb away across the 3-track offering, which concludes at the pulsating, dancefloor-ready Harbour Chart.
  • Genre(s):
  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Spiral Deluxe
Voodoo Magic

Rather than a lady, Spiral Deluxe are channelling Voodoo Magic but thats not the only thing of note about this supergroup, their drummer and percussionist is none other than Jeff Mills. Yes that Jeff Mills. They are a group of skilled musicians making music with no creative boundaries blending jazz, funk pop, house and techno in one enormous globule of sound.

Isabella
Whistle

He’s a busy bee, that Peder Mannerfelt. As well as touring and releasing his own records at a rate of knots, the Swedish producer also manages to make time for running his own Peder Mannerfelt Produktion label. The latest PMP drop comes courtesy of Boston-based artist Isabella. The five tracks of her Whistle EP can be placed into two camps - ‘Residual’, ‘Penchant’ and ‘Vain’ are all whirligig techno jams that recall the work of Mannerfelt himself, while ‘Dicey Takes Its Form’ and ‘I Could Get You’ are eerie ambient things equal-parts Mark Mothersbaugh and Pram.
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Chris Liebing
Burn Slow

After a career spanning a quarter of a bloody century, big techno lad Chris Liebling is finally making one of his dreams a reality. He's always wanted to make an album like Burn Slow, slow minimal techno, achingly restrained. He's accompanied by a number of others, most notably Gary Numan, providing some uncharacteristic spoken word on 'Polished Chrome (The Friend Pt. 1). On Mute.

Juan Atkins
Dimensions / Flash Flood

Life's Good is a new label about to bring us reissued classics from the golden age of Detroit / European Techno. Their inaugural release is this lush double-header from Juan Atkins: Dimensions / Flash Flood. Originally recorded in the early 1990s and issued on the famous "Panic In Detroit" compilation from 1992 under his M500 / Model 500 guise, "Dimensions" is a percolating, bleepy charmer now given its own side of loud-cut wax on this 12", freshly remastered by Rashad Becker.  Meanwhile on the flip, Flash Flood appears as a fresh twist on the original with acidic synth and ominously deep sub-bass.
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Otik
Top Ten EP

After a run of releases on labels including Dext Recordings and Brotherhood Sound System, young talent Otik moves to the next level and drops via Keysound (Wen, Okzharp & Samrai). The tunes that make up Top Ten are a fresh mix of sounds. While grounded in the soundsystem techno style of labels like Timedance and 3024, Otik isn’t afraid to incorporate elements of UK Funky and dub-techno into his work. It makes for a pleasing mix.
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Steven Rutter & John Shima
Step Into The Light

FireScope Records is run by one Steven Rutter who on Step Into The Light is collaborating with John Shima. These tracks all carry an optimism that is more than welcome in 2018. Addictive drum buttons layered with a warm ambience contrast with tracks that have a bit more bounce. 
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Differ-Ent
It's Good to Be Differ-Ent

‘It’s Good to Be Differ-Ent’ is the release from DJ Bone under his pseudo name ‘Differ-Ent’. This record has been described as a thunderous and paranoid collection of music that has been mastered to align with more new-wave experimental techno, rather than old school electro. This is available on triple Vinyl LP.
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  • Genre(s):
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Black Merlin
Oba Enka

George Thompson is the man behind the mysterious Black Merlin project if you didn't know; mystique somewhat vaporised. Here he is for his first EP on Mannequin records, and it's a three-track thumper. Bringing the Noir to techno and the voodoo to the dance-floor once again, some manic bass-lines with unrepentant drones and pummelling kick-drums enter the fray, to slay. Great. 
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Thomas Fehlmann
Los Lagos

Thomas Fehlmann has been keeping busy. Just three months after the release of The Orb’s No Sounds Are Out Of Bounds LP, Fehlmann is set to drop his first solo full-length since 2010’s Gute Luft. Los Lagos contains eight polished pieces of techno and features a collaboration with Max Loderbauer. As with Gute Luft this one’s out on Kompakt.

Brendon Moeller
Set In Motion EP

The newest EP from Brendon Moeller, also known as Echologist and Beat Pharmacy, is a dubby affair. Reminiscent of Basic Channel’s finest, Set in Motion echoes, thuds, and crawls through your ears. The tape hiss and distorted drums take your brain on a vacation to grimy factory basements. If you listen closely, you can almost see the first rays of sunlight creep in.
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Patricia
Free Lunch

After releases on labels like Spectral Sound and Opal Tapes, Patricia makes the switch to Nona Records (Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Kadaver) for the latest drop. The one born Max Ravitz - you may also know him as any from Inhalants, Masks and Pulpo - serves up five more slices of hissing electro here. Free Lunch will please anyone who dug Patricia’s recent triple LP Several Shades Of The Same Colour.

John Beltran
Ten Days Of Blue

Classic '90s ambient-techno album alert! It's a crisp new reissue, a repress of John Beltran's emotively delicate and expansive Ten Days Of Blue. The original LP was issued in 1996; another wonderful record to follow up Beltran's debut 'Earth & Nightfall' and a precursor to the altogether more far-away wistful 'Moving Through Here'. Beltran's work is never to be faulted but Ten Days was exemplary: textured and emotional electronica. Subtle chords, Tangerine Dream-inflected floatiness and Kraftwerkian melodies abound. Double wax on Peacefrog.
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Marquis Hawkes
The Marquis of Hawkes

Like many of today’s electronic artists, Marquis Hawkes bases himself in Berlin. On his new album The Marquis Of Hawkes he takes us on a journey through beatless drones, deep dub, body jerkers and some retro bass jabs. Jamie Lidell and Ursula Rucker make guest appearances. Double LP on Houndstooth.

Various
Total 18

In the year of their twenty-fifth birthday, how apt that Kompakt should run the latest instalment of their Total series to twenty-five tracks? Well, on the CD at least - there’s just eight on the vinyl, but that does come with a download code. Total 18 is a mixture of fresh faces (Ghost Vision, Aaron Ahrends) and seasoned vets (T. Raumschmiere, Geiger). The famed German techno label blends young and old with aplomb here.

Lucy
Tarkomania

Electronic bod Luca Mortellaro aka Lucy aka label head of Stroboscopic Artefacts unleashes this three tracker onto 10" wax. Expect dark-hued angular dancefloor that is both mysterious and succinct. A small glimpse into the world of this famously nuanced electronic composer.  A unique object and the latest in a line of 10"s from the imprint. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Carl Craig
Carl Craig Sessions

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Various
Don't Mess With Cupid, 'Cause Cupid Ain't Stupid

Nina Kraviz’s TRIP hits twenty releases with this compilation. Don’t Mess With Cupid, ‘Cause Cupid Ain’t Stupid features old TRIP faves - Bjarki, Biogen, Kraviz herself - alongside some big pulls like Aphex Twin alias Universal Indicator. As anyone who is familiar with the label will be expecting, the sound of the album flits between acid, fast techno, rave ambience and more.
  • Genre(s):
  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Helena Hauff
Qualm

Expert DJ Helena Hauff presents her second full length - a suite of her own productions, which are potent enough to stand tall alongside any of the gritty, futuristic electro she might choose to spin of an evening. Qualm is made up of direct hardware jams, and has appropriately hard-kicking results: ready for the floor, but with a certain sense of hovering dark atmosphere around it (see the German translation of Qualm: smoke).

Jon Hopkins
Singularity

Singularity is the first Jon Hopkins record since his breakthrough opus Immunity and he has made it in such a way that you are meant to listen to it in one sitting. As a lot of music listeners have the attention span of a gnat this could prove a tricky request but sit yourself down, turn the internet off and enjoy it as Hopkins produces a suite of techno to ambience to choral music and everything in between.  

Nicolas Bougaïeff
Permutation Djinn

Permutation Djinn is a record by Nicolas Bougaïeff that is inspired by Permutation City, a novel by Greg Egan. With touches of music familiar to the likes of Ricardo Villalobos, Charlotte de Witte and Chris Liebing, this is one that contains head banging, floor filling and club friendly tracks alongside sophisticated electronic music to compliment Egan's writing. Available on vinyl 12", and released on Novamute. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Ross From Friends
Family Portrait

Give Rossie the CDJs, Marcel. While he may have originally emerged back in 2015 as the clown prince of lo-fi house, Ross From Friends showed off a more mature aesthetic when he debuted on Brainfeeder in early 2018. He follows up that EP, Aphelion, with his first full-length. Family Portrait is a well-rounded distillation of the producer's multi-faceted style, drawing as much influence from his new boss Flying Lotus as it does the fidgety compressed club jams of contemporaries like Project Pablo.

Lårry
sys_001

Techno of dark portent from Berlin’s Lårry here. Much of sys_001 skulks in the shadows, the alien-transmission synths and insistent kick drums trailed through the darkness by reverb. It’s an eerie listen not dissimilar to Lucy or Kangding Ray. Only on ‘systems_obfuscate’ do things boil over - this is a distorted, panicky DJ tool with shades of Schwefelgelb to it.

Tale Of Us
fabric 97: Tale Of Us

The long running Fabric CD series continues with a beguiling set of tracks from Italian duo Tale of Us, following several years after their appearance in the equally celebrated Renaissance mix series. Their trademark take on the dreamier, more melodic side of modern techno and house is presented in style.
  • Genre(s):
  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

XOR Gate
Conic Sections

Tresor present yet another alias from Heinrich Mueller - real name Gerald Donald. The legendary Detroit producer has been behind some of the most impressive, immersive and cutting-edge electronic music to emerge from the motor city; Dopplereffekt, Drexciya, Elecktroids, Arpanet,Der Zyklus, Glass Domain, Intellitronic, Japanese Telecom, Rudolf Klorzeiger, Z Therapy, Abstract Thought, Daughter Produkt, Flexitone, Gedankenexperiment, L.A.M., NRSB-11, Zerkalo, Zwischenwelt. This new project is a single 30-minute piece which was originally commissioned by ArtCenter South Florida in Miami. If you skipped geometry class, fear not as Donald's sounds require no understanding of his concepts to be enjoyed. Sit back as three dimensional shapes plot new trajectories as they emerge from the speakers.

Leon Vynehall
Nothing Is Still

Well, Leon Vynhall wrote a book. In the mid 20th century Vynhall's grandparents emigrated to New York, a journey he has found incredibly inspirational. The sum is Nothing Is Still, an album, a novella, and more. What's more it features most of an orchestra. Vynhall's debut album is nothing if not ambitious.

Terre Thaemlitz / DJ Sprinkles
Deproduction EP 2

Terre Thaemlitz’s LP Deproduction was a bold, challenging and typically fearless piece of sound art. The arresting original of ‘Admit It’s Killing You (And Leave)’ brought together post-minimalist piano composition with discomforting samples. Here, all is stripped away bar the keys to leave an uncanny spool of music. Deproduction EP 2 also has Thaemlitz turning in an edgy, deeper-than-deep house remix of the same piece under the banner of her DJ Sprinkles project. Great stuff.
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Don't DJ
All Love Affairs Fail But They Never End EP

Wise words from Don’t DJ there. All Love Affairs Fail But They Never End is a somnambulant, wistful collection of techno-noir. Don’t DJ’s originals range from purring electronica in the vein of Jan Jelinek (‘Veles’) to lengthy and pensive synth ambiences (‘Two Of Pentacles’). Newworldaquarium provides a deep, minimal and ethereal re-rub of ‘Veles’.
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Seraphim Rytm
Prayers By The Lake

The first release on Mirae Arts comes courtesy of Seraphim Ritm, an alias of the artist you may know better as Damaskin. Prayer By The Lake is a four-part suite of glacial techno as cold and crisp as the snow-covered landscape on its cover. The stargazing sounds of Detroit are invoked here, but something about this EP situates it very much on planet Earth. It’s not dissimilar to something you might find coming out on Tresor. Nice work.

Dan Curtin
The Silicon Dawn

Dan Curtin’s The Silicon Dawn gets re-issued by Peacefrog. This LP is classic Detroitiness of the highest calibre, combining as it does richly expressive pads with twittering synths and propulsive drum takes. This one originally dropped in 1994, the same year Peacefrog also released some top-level work by Luke Slater and Planetary Assault Systems. In 2013 The Silicon Dawn featured in a Fact Magazine list of the ‘Greatest Techno Albums You’ve Never Heard’.
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Phase Fatale
Reverse Fall

In a way it’s surprising that Ostgut Ton have never released anything explicitly inspired by J. G. Ballard’s Crash, such is the label’s affinity for all things dark and doomyful. Still, better late than never. Reverse Fall is Phase Fatale’s debut release on the Berghain’s in-house imprint after graduating from its Unterton sub-label, and he nails both Ton and Ballard’s dystopian aesthetic first-time. Four wedges of foreboding and cinematic Berlin techno to write off a car to.
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Earthen Sea
An Act Of Love

Earthen Sea is the solo project of Jacob Long, also of the punkish outfit Mi Amo. The music he makes as Earthen Sea however is fairly different, being a form of dub techno that leans so far into ambient music that at times you can just forget about the dancefloor. Big wam sweeps of sound will swallow you up white the 4/4s keep you moving. New album An Act Of Love is released by Kranky.

Richard Fearless
Overview Effect Remixes

Like a snake swallowing its own tail, the Drone label’s fifth release, by Richard Fearless, is now being remixed to form the sixth release. Luke Hess steps up on the first side, with finely acid-tweaked version of Overview Effect. On the flip, DJ Richard takes ‘Metal Dub’ into electro-dub territory. Crucial fresh takes from both producers.
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  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House

Black Noise
Nature Of The Beast

Mike Grant (AKA Cool Peepl) and Damon Peterson (AKA 8088, Baby Pop, Damon Lamar) have got together as Black Noise to release Nature Of The Beast via Metroplex. If you’ve read this far, you’ll already know that this is essential techno. It was pressed in Detroit too. Perfect. Repress 12" on Metroplex.
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Various
Colund1

This compilation consists of electronic music made using the Colundi sequence, a 128-tone scale that taps into some strange philosophical and biological fundaments. This non-Western scale was developed by tireless electronic experimenter Aleksi Perälä and former Rephlex head honcho Grant Wilson-Claridge. Things tend to lean towards the more off-kilter side of techno, with a lot of classic drum sounds and some gorgeous harmonies. Capsule and Tunnel One’s contributions are particularly exciting, the former an eerie choir-led stroll and the latter pulling off some classic sci-fIDM.
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Mark E
Product Of Industry

Mark E hails from the West Midlands, and identifies the industrial background of the area as an influence on his sound, particularly on this album, Product Of Industry (obviously). But, refreshingly, this isn’t just a byword for ‘heavy’ and ‘dark’ music. Mark E takes the mechanical relentlessness of industry, but tempered with warm analogue synth sounds. Its a strong combination.

Various
E123 EP

Sähkö Recordings sub-label Puu (Jimi Tenor, Soft Focus, try not to laugh at the name) presents a various-artists selection. E123 is made up of four pieces of gently-bobbing downtempo electro. Ni Ko and Jarno Valli impress the most with their entries of R2-D2 weirdness (the former) and cerebral Balearicism (the latter).

Rasmus Hedlund
Intet Efter Allt

Finnish label Ljudverket make it into double-figures courtesy of another drop by Rasmus Hedlund. The four tunes of Intet Efter Allt (Nothing After All) are icy affairs that bring together big-room techno, acid-techno, dub-techno and a few other strands of that there techno. Sombre synths and minor-key pads abound whether Hedlund is operating at 120 bpm or 140 bpm. Imagine a moodier version of Bjarki.
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Varg
Crush

The fifth and final installment of Varg’s Nordic Flora series lands via Posh Isolation (Internazionale, Croatian Amor). Those familiar with the previous four entries will find plenty more to enjoy across these fourteen tracks. Weaving in and out of the worlds of club tracks, techno, synth ambient and power electronics, Varg has created another set of industrial-strength electronic music with a heart. Guest appearances come from spoken-word artists AnnaMelina and Chloe Wise.
  • Genre(s):
  • Techno / Dub Techno / Experimental House