Record Reviews

Alpha 606 - Alpha 606 RMXD

Waiting for his long expected album to be published within a couple of months, discrete yet engaging Armando Martinez, better known as Alpha 606 (Dopamine, Touchin' Bass) returns to Ectomorph's imprint with a follow up to his "Electrónica Afro-Cubano EP" released in 2008.

 

Alex Cortex - Parallax Mind

Used to making the electronic charts, prolific Alex Cortex introduces here his debut EP on Vienna Electro/Techno label TRUST.

 

With about fifty releases on labels such like Pomelo, Barba Records, Ann Aimee or Killekill just to name but a few, the versatile German artist has made a name for himself since his beginnings in 1996. Today, Alex offers with "Parallax Mind", three mental tracks calibered for the dancefloor in its typical signature.

 

Jackal & Hyde - Bad Robot

Jackal & Hyde return after a small hiatus, well anticipated as many for some time wondered if we would see another release by the legendary duo. This time on German powerhouse Dominance Electricity, Jackal & Hyde presents "Bad Robot"; a Vinyl and Digital EP featuring the new "VIP remix" of the duo's hit "The Darkstar" from 2004, as well as a new original which the record is named after. 

 

Dark Vektor, The Blotnik Brothers – The Bass Academy Vol.1

Since its inception in 2000, French Fdb Recordings has given us regular rendezvous with the very best of Electro, and each one is always a surprising event we don't want to miss.

 

Telkhin - Poseidon Wave EP

Hailing from Argentine, Telkhin celebrates his debut vinyl EP on renowned Dutch label Shipwrec Records. 

 

Having made electronic music a philosophy of life, the enigmatic producer offers with "Poseidon Wave", a solid follow up to his first digital album, "Earth Being Recycled", released on Detroit Underground back in 2015.

 

Carl Finlow - Electricology EP

When speaking about Electrix, the name of versatile Carl Finlow (Warp, Trope, Klang, Soma, SCSI, Satamile) is never too far! The Electro veteran aka Random Factor, Black Labs, Voice Stealer, Silicon Scally or Scarletron has been an important actor in the success of Billy Nasty's label, having committed since the inception of the London imprint in 2000, two luminous EP's, "Boot Loop" and "Format Wars"; respectively in 2013 and in 2003. Today the U.K.

Urban Connections: The Fourth Phase

The 4th chapter in the "Urban Connections" series, self-entitled after the netlabel's name, is finally here, and with a very nice roster of artists. If you didn't know, Urban Connections is an effort of Spanish artist Amper Clap, along with the worldwide collaboration of the great artists we have in our scene, that offers you a great display of the kind of talent we have around...all for free! 

 

DJ Debbie D - Like Dat

Unless you grew up in Florida, then you may not realize that at one point, what people consider "Electro" and Breaks, were one in the same for many people. Partygoers during the height of the Rave era would often get to enjoy a myriad of old school Electro Funk and Bass classics, mixed with many songs newly released clearly influenced by the sound while attending an event.

Carlos Native - B.I.O.N.E.T.

If you have been keeping up with the incredible works from Spanish duo Tainted Cell, made up of Carlos Native and Helga Lima, then you are probably well aquainted with the kind of musical genius that these two are capable of. Brooding, mysterious, atmospheric, and consciously aware of the illusions of reality in a fairly dramatic way; reminiscent of the works of Anthony Rother, yet sitting in their own cold, desolate space where the two seem to thrive best.

Vaimler - Zephyr

Gotthard Ortner's label returns with a brand new artist in its roster. Hailing from cold Canada, enigmatic Vaimler introduces with "Zephyr", his debut EP and I reckon his music is on the opposite of the climate of Vancouver where the man lives.

 

Displaying warm modulations over pounding beats, the title track serves up, after a short vocodered overture, a frantic tune calibered for the dancefloor. Ace!

 

Illektrolab - Illahertz

Should we introduce once again Satamile meka Jason McCracken aka Illektrolab? Except for a handful of appearances on Bass Agenda (a cameo with Andy Barton) or on his own Advanced Robotiks, the Electro veteran from Phoenix, Arizona, was rather discreet since his latest "Robots Destroy" EP back in 2012 on Duality.

Dmitry Distant/Lectromagnetique - Bass Agenda Recordings 039

Bass Agenda Recordings celebrates its fourth vinyl release to date! Following the musical roughness of Alavux's "Octagon" EP, the London based label heads for Eastern Europe to explore the gloomy universe of Russian Dmitry Distant (Beläten, Killerrec) and regular BA signature from Ukraine Ivan Margolin aka Lectromagnetique (Transient Force). The result, available in the form of a hot red marble split 12", an EP that takes no prisoners!