Dagobert presents MasterArp - August 2016 Feature

Dagobert has been without question, one of the most mysterious, yet exciting names to watch over the past 15 years.

Interview

EDMX: Meet The Man Behind DMX Krew And The Legendary Breakin' Records!

If you have been keeping up with the last 20 years of Electro Bass music, then you have probably been quite keen to the great influence that has come from what may be the UK's most cult classic imprint, Breakin' Records. A label that has brought us many amazing artists like Bass Junkie, and Mandroid, as well as one of the labels most interesting projects: DMX Krew!

Artist Highlight

Alavux

Hailing from Serbia, Alavux is one of the purveyors of the Electro-Techno sound in his region of Eastern Europe, where together with his E75 crew, our music has been represented with passion and dedication for well over 20 years.

Label Highlight

City Beat Records

Ever since the year 2000, a signal from a distant past has been reaching us; a time when man and machine began to unite, yet our sense of tribalism prevailed as it merged into a modern mix of Urban culturalism, coupled with the primitive need to unite through dance and music as we always have.

 

Gear Highlight

Record Reviews

Sync 24 and Silicon Scally - Jack Out EP

Cultivated Electronics, the galvanizing farm of Electro music that just keeps on giving the gift of wonder, returns once again with a fabulous collaboration with label mastermind Sync 24, and legendary composer and producer Carl Finlow; here under his Silicon Scally alias.

V/A - Mechatronica 1

The list of exciting labels new and old hopping on the vinyl bandwagon continues to grow, and here we present you with yet another solid piece of wax featuring some well known favorites this time around.

Mike Ash - Missing Time

If you have never heard about prolific veteran Mike Ash (Super Rhythm Trax, Mars Frequency, Devine Disorder), which is almost impossible, here are two opportunities to make amends about his music with the simultaneous release of "Black Triangle" on Bass Agenda Recordings; a follow up to his "UFO3030" album published two years ago, and "Missing Time", his third contribution to the British Electro label Borg Recordings, founded in 2012 by Skyborg.

 

Lok44 - Bous

Get ready for another top notch Electro/Techno release, signing the great return of Daniel Lodig on DJ Glow's TRUST! Four deep and crafty cuts propelled by classic drum machine sounds and 4/4 reminiscences, without losing their subtle touch.

 

Binary System - Paraphonic Delays

After a short hiatus (or too long for fans like us), US label Zero One Music, run by the legendary Will Web, returns to music with the full-length debut of E. Bottema (Magno Control) and E. Edens (EDO8)! Expect nothing but doomy and dark Techno Bass tinted with Detroit influences from this mysterious duo based in the Netherlands. Binary System introduces here no less than eight tracks ranging from reprobate Funk, to contemporary Electro and emotive Synth-Pop.

 

Carl Finlow / Dez Williams - Untitled (BA044V)

Following several digital masterpieces including the generous charity compilation "Touched Bass", London based Bass Agenda Recordings returns to vinyl production with a split EP from a couple of UK heavyweight producers: the legendary Carl Finlow (Warp, Trope, Klang, Soma, SCSI-AV, Satamile) and Electronica don Dez Williams (SCSI-AV, Elektronik Religion).

 

Dagobert vs MasterArp - Startopology

Last time we heard a Dagobert track was in 2015, on the still fresh Electro Avenue Records compilation, with the track "Time". Now the German wizard returns in full effect with a complete album, his fourth to date on German prime Electro label Dominance Electricity after "Harzein" in 1997, "Ready To Rock" in 2000 and cult classic "Sonic Sound Of Bass" in 2003.

 

Jackal & Hyde vs. Otto von Schirach - Supermeng 3

If you have been keeping up with the latest releases hitting the digital shelves, then you may have noticed the highly anticipated and warmly welcomed return of Jackal & Hyde to the scene. Well, if their latest vinyl release "Bad Robot" wasn't enough to make you move, then perhaps this punishing collaboration with Miami Bass overlord Otto von Schirach called  "Supermeng 3", will get you poppin' and lockin' 'til you just can't move anymore. 

 

Univac - Unknown Radio EP

Better known as the experimental and noise producer behind the "Geistform" project, Rafael M. Espinosa has also committed brilliant Electro releases under his other disguises on Bunker and New Flesh Records. As Univac, the Spanish producer serves up today the third release of promising Exoplanet Records; a sublabel of 30drop, and we must recon this is a fat one!