N-ter - September 2017 Feature

Long-time friend of the TechnoBass family, N-ter, returns for his 2nd feature since 2011! Busy over the years with his music career, having spent some time in Detroit working alongisde DJ Godfather, and recently relocating to the metropolis of London, this devout purveyor of Electro music continues building upon his legacy with tunes, talent and soul to spare on labels like Crobot Muzik, Body Control, and his newly founded El

Interview

Nexus 23: Electro Hardcore Fusionist Joe Black on Music, Politics and More!

Nexus 23 is the brainchild of UK native Joe Black. At this point already a force to be reckoned with, he has made quite a name for himself over the past few years with an intense, hard-edged style that could only come from the heart and soul of this unique artist.

Artist Highlight

Giuseppe Mereu

Italian composer and producer Giuseppe Mereu, an iconic figure with a unique story to tell about our music, rose to notoriety quickly after his debut release on Greek imprint Binalog Productions with "Human Robot", and followed by his first album "Elektrowelt"; a marvel of a record, showing exactly the kind of depth and vision that Giuseppe Mereu had for Electro Bas

Label Highlight

Dadeabass Recordings

Short-lived, yet highly influential imprint Dadeabass Recordings; based in Miami, Florida, came about in 2007 while in the midst of a strong resurgence of Electro Bass and Funk music. Founded by Nick Riesco (Teknik), along with his fellow band of brothers DJ Emil and Mr.

Gear Highlight

Korg Volca Kick

Korg continues to diversify its Volca series with the recent release of additions like the new digital sampler, as well as its new FM synthesizer, the "Volca FM". This time, the company introduces us to a tool that I personally find quite fascinating; even as the naysayers might complain of its odd simplicity and perhaps out-of-place approach. But let's talk about this, I can happily explain! 

 

Record Reviews

Carlos Native | Exploration

Carlos Native, the elegant Spanish composer of majestic Sci-Fi dance music returns with his 2nd album to date: "Exploration". 10 brand new songs full of rich synthwork, and spellbinding programming that will remind you of many of your favorite soundtracks to the great futuristic movies of yesteryear. An intelligent sound from a brilliant musical mind!

 

The Observer - Ovidrians Eyes EP

No need to be a NASA employee to intercept radio transmissions from Mars! As an Electro freak, your hearing sensors might have probably perceived the highly anticipated vibes from French label Radio Mars’ third and long awaited output.

 

Present “Ovidrians Eyes EP” offers a successful follow up to a couple of 12” written by Kaleidophone and Franck Sarrio; respectively in 2006 and 2008.

 

Sbles3plex - Máquinas Deseantes

The name Sbles3plex remains associated to three essential outings published between 2001 and 2003, on Holland’s infamous Techno Acid imprint Djax Up Beats.

 

Mike Ash - Identified

Red alert! The London don returns on his very own No Survivors! Recordings imprint with three uncompromising Acid Electro cuts of his trademark in the direct prolongation of the "Interception" album released last year. With this new sonic assault, expect no prisoners from Mike Ash (Borg Recordings, Bass Agenda Recordings).

 

The Dexorcist/Exzakt - The Bass Academy Vol. 3

Professor X needs to hold on tight! This month, The Bass Academy welcomes into its walls two new teachers. Succeeding to Gods Of Technology Feat. Egyptian Lover, Jamie Jupitor, Dark Vektor, and The Blotnik Brothers, U.K. Wizard The Dexorcist (Control Tower, Battle Trax) and U.S. heavyweight Exzakt (Monotone USA, Shipwrec) take control of the French label to provide their programs for high school students interested in learning about Bass Music in its purest form.

Urban Connections - The Eighth Passenger

Spanish netlabel Urban Connections returns with yet another eclectic collection of Electro tunes you simply cannot miss out on. This new one, like all the previous, is free, and carefully handpicked by a well seasoned composer and producer who goes by the name of Amper Clap. The talent you will find in all these compilations is more than apparent, and the range of styles and mix of veteran and up and coming artists makes them even more interesting.

Lektroid - Beyond Theory

Lektroid returns with another fascinating ride through his ingenious musical mind that seems to know no limits! This artist has a knack for being very innovative in his sound design, without ever straying too far out and losing the core soulful aspect that makes his music very special.

Luxus Varta - Aquamarine Puzzle

September will see the exciting return of Luxus Varta!! After Solar One Music, Killekill and Intramuros Records, the French don pins Shipwrec to his hunting table.

 

With "Aquamarine Puzzle", real name Emeric Di Paolo delivers six utterly complex Electro cuts of his trademark characterized by Drexcyian inspired melodies and organic Electro beats. The result is a mind blowing EP and an absolute must have 12".

 

Retrograde Youth - We're Not Human Anymore EP

With more than 20 releases of high quality since 2013, Rotterdam based Pinkman and its Broken Dreams white sublabel, have made a solid reputation of purveyors of refined Electronic Music. Run by Marsman, the Netherlands imprint can argue of being an eclectic platform of music and a talent searcher.